Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Ordinary-looking woodland full of raspberries and edible fungi

Ordinary-looking woodland full of raspberries and edible fungi

AFTER two days of heavy rain, I woke up to an unexpectedly bright but windy day on Friday morning. It was the last day of November and very mild. I called my friend Dave Kenny and we decided to visit one of our most loved woodlands. Gutteridge’s Wood...
A truly fabulous wood but why is it called ‘famous’?

A truly fabulous wood but why is it called ‘famous’?

WHAT’S in a name? It’s a great question. Some of us try to decipher something about our origins. How does our surname or birthplace locate us in space and time? More often than not the answer is simple. A former trade, the name of a town or village,...

Kenneth Grahame was right, you can’t beat a day on the water

Kenneth Grahame was right, you can’t beat a day on the water

AS Kenneth Grahame wrote in The Wind in the Willows, “There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing than simply ...

Neighbouring woods remind me there’s no place like home

Neighbouring woods remind me there’s no place like home

AS I nurse a broken shoulder, I reminisce about all the wild places that I have experienced so far in life. Since childhood, and in ...

Woodland treasure that’s well worth a visit whatever the weather

Woodland treasure that’s well worth a visit whatever the weather

STARING out of a window the other morning, I wondered whether the rain would ever stop as I wanted to get out and explore. Luckly, it ...

Drifting with our backs to the future

HOW and when will history, the human story, end? Thoughtful people in every generation have asked that question. The big questions ...

A hundred years ago...

ONE of the first prisoners of war from Henley to be released is Rifleman Frank Parslow, attached to the 6th London Regiment. He is a ...

Fifty years ago...

FOR a few minutes on Tuesday, a fierce struggle took place between policemen and an 18-year-old youth who attempted to make a break ...

Twenty five years ago...

GALES lashed the country on Wednesday night and brought down trees all over Henley. Winds of up to 63mph left thousands of homes in ...

Different degrees

IT may seem odd to have a 22 degree difference between the minimum and maximum temperatures in one month but in November this is not ...

Council cleans up

HATS off to Henley town clerk Janet Wheeler and her staff who worked hard at the town’s Christmas Festival on Friday. They were out in ...

Taxi drivers: thoughtless or caring?

Taxi drivers: thoughtless or caring?

Sir, — How is it that every day, at least one of Henley Taxis’ vehicles can be found parked on double yellow lines in Gravel Hill? In ...

Your letters...

Unappealing town centre Sir, — I have lived in Station Road, Henley, for the last 28 years. My husband and I walk into town every day ...

Ten years ago...

PLANS to ban parking in 16 Henley roads have been met with fierce opposition from businesses, residents and workers. They claim there ...

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