Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Salute night-time workers who keep our world going

Salute night-time workers who keep our world going

ON September 3, 1802, William Wordsworth stood on Westminster Bridge and was bowled over by the beauty of a sleeping city: “Earth has not anything to show more fair” his poem begins and ends “Dear God! the very houses seem asleep; and all that mighty...
Carol Evans, journalist who could write about anything

Carol Evans, journalist who could write about anything

FORMER Henley Standard reporter Carol Evans was born in 1947 in Reading, where she lived in Cardiff Road and went to EP Collier School. In 1958 she moved temporarily to her mother’s home town of Stockton-on-Tees to live with her uncle while her father...
Fifty years ago...

Fifty years ago...

THE lock-keeper at Shiplake, Peter R Gough, his son Stephen and two other men were thanked by the coroner for South Oxfordshire Dr H A Pim for their efforts to save 25-year-old Donald Leggatt, a gardener, who was drowned near the lock when he fell...

Ten years ago...

Ten years ago...

ONE of Henley’s oldest and largest employers has axed 16 staff. Stuart Turner, a leading pump manufacturer, has been forced by the global financial crisis to cut its 101-strong workforce. The 102-year-old firm, known locally as “the pump people”,...

Twenty five years ago...

Twenty five years ago...

UP to 500 patients in the Henley area may have to wait months longer for surgery because the Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals in Reading have overspent their budget. Only urgent and emergency operations will be carried out at the hospitals and...

A hundred years ago...

WE are pleased to announce that Rifleman Charlie Lewington, formerly of the Queen Victoria Rifles and now of the Civil Service Rifles, ...

Oops...

IRVINE WELSH was looking forward to returning to Henley and sent an email to the festival confirming: “Yes, I’ll arrive on Sunday by ...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THE Laura Ashley store in Reading Road, Henley, was a car works and sale room in the Fifties. The dropped kerb needed to drive the ...

Your letters...

Your letters...

Dog owners, please think Sir, — The town of Henley-on-Thames is blessed by lungs all around it, the most prominent of which is ...

Morning salute

Morning salute

Sir, — I took this picture of an angler the other morning when the light was pretty good. I think it has caught the atmospheric ...

Ten years ago...

THE credit crunch was blamed for the closure of two well-known Henley businesses. The Henley Heritage TVR dealership, on the Fairview ...

Twenty five years ago...

A SECOND planning application to build the River & Rowing Museum at Mill Meadows in Henley was approved by South Oxfordshire District ...

A hundred years ago...

THE 1st Henley troop of the Baden-Powell Scouts and Cubs held a harvest festival display at their headquarters. A good collection of ...

No nose for news

JOURNALIST Stephen Robinson was accompanied by his dog Truffle when he went to interview Les Hinton at the Henley Literary Festival. ...

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

IT’S not often that a grave headstone incorporates a line of music but this one at St Mary’s Church in Hambleden marks the resting ...

It’s already chilly in the country

It’s already chilly in the country

Sir, — This picture of the River Thames was taken just downsteam from Benson lock/weir early one morning last week when Bisto the dog ...

Fifty years ago...

A DEVELOPER was accused of encroaching on to a public bridleway while building new homes in Henley. Residents claimed the back garden ...

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Goring wins gold again

Goring wins gold again

GORING has been awarded its fourth gold in the Britain in Bloom competition. The village won the small town category for the Thames and Chilterns region in the annual contest run ... [more]

 

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