Thursday, 29 July 2021

JANE TUTILL is the proprietor of the Willow Basket, a whole food shop supporting zero waste, in Friday Street, Henley. She was born in York but brought up in Marlow after her family moved there when she was four. She went to Gordon County School in...
Chasing elusive butterflies amid gorgeous wildflowers

Chasing elusive butterflies amid gorgeous wildflowers

I’VE just returned from two hours on top of Watlington Hill, photographing butterflies on your behalf. In the blazing sunshine amid the gorgeous wildflowers, I might add, just in case you were feeling sorry for me. It was blissful but frustrating. I...

Peaceful and beautiful hillside meadows being reclaimed by nature

Peaceful and beautiful hillside meadows being reclaimed by nature

AFTER a short drive from Caversham, we arrive in Goring Heath and park opposite the former (and much missed) King Charles Head pub, ...

Let's Get Down to Business: Jayne Worrall, the Bull Hotel

Let's Get Down to Business: Jayne Worrall, the Bull Hotel

JAYNE WORRALL is the licensee of the Bull Hotel, a 15th century former coaching Inn in Wargrave high street. Although born in Chiswick,...

I’m red-faced after failing to take my own advice while on holiday

I HAVE a confession to make. Wherever possible, I always try my best to practise what I preach but in this case I’m afraid I may have ...

After damp May, beautiful flowers are emerging to sweet birdsong

After damp May, beautiful flowers are emerging to sweet birdsong

ON a clear and favourable morning, we collect my mother Maggie from her home in Caversham and take her to the riverside at Henley. We ...

Why do motorcyclists and fly-tippers have to spoil our countryside?

Why do motorcyclists and fly-tippers have to spoil our countryside?

OUR garden could be considered experimental in that we have filled it with native trees, shrubs and flowering plants in addition to ...

Let's Get Down to Business: David Reynolds

Let's Get Down to Business: David Reynolds

DAVID REYNOLDS writes the Let’s Get Down to Business column, which appears in the Henley Standard fortnightly. To mark his 100th ...

How to tell the difference between bacteria and virus like covid-19

DURING March last year, the graph depicting UK Google searches of the phrase “what is a virus” showed a spectacular spike. This, of ...

Hurrah! Orchid season has begun but flowers are later than normal

Hurrah! Orchid season has begun but flowers are later than normal

IT is now the time when the majority of our wild orchids come into bloom. Knowing this, Rosemary and I propel ourselves on a concerted ...

Let's Get Down to Business: Jack Free, art dealer and proprietor Jack's Gallery

Let's Get Down to Business: Jack Free, art dealer and proprietor Jack's Gallery

JACK FREE has been an art dealer for more than 30 years and is the proprietor of Jack’s Gallery in Hart Street, Henley, which opened ...

Hunting for fly orchids and what other amazing discoveries we make

Hunting for fly orchids and what other amazing discoveries we make

FROM Middle Assendon, it is an interesting two-mile journey to Bix Bottom. We are heading to Warburg nature reserve that we have not ...

Thanksgiving: Be careful for nothing

SAINT Paul’s words of advice to the Philippians, “Be careful for nothing”, might appear trite in today’s world. Quite apart from the ...

Don’t become bunged up... the importance of a diet full of fibre

I MUST apologise in advance for somewhat lowering the tone this week. My subject is bowel habit or, more specifically, constipation. ...

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Thank-you for support

A “BOOK of thanks” is being compiled to celebrate Goring residents’ efforts to support their neighbours through the coronavirus pandemic. The parish council has launched the ... [more]

 

Skirt-ing the issue

ONE of our reporters was surprised to be invited on a 5km run while wearing sandals and a skirt in Wargrave at the weekend.  She was visiting Wargrave Runners Open Morning at the ... [more]

 

Jumble trail

REGISTRATION is open for the next Sonning Common jumble trail.  The event is due to take place on Sunday, August 29 between 11am and 3pm.  To take part, a donation of £5 is ... [more]

 

Open day

AN open day is being held at Elizabeth Court in Wargrave on Saturday, September 4. The independent living facility in Victoria Road is for people of retirement age and it is run ... [more]

 

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