Thursday, 13 August 2020

No need for foreign holiday in this heat

WITH temperatures in the twenties on most days of July, and a high of 36.8C, the mean maximum was two degrees above the 30-year ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS marker plate is only visible from the river. It is on the Henley riverbank wall in Thames Side, where the pavement has just been ...

 

Unlucky tourists

IT’S said that some have all the luck but the reverse has proven true for one Woodcote family. They were among the hundreds of people ...

 

Mermaid madness

CONGRATULATIONS to the Henley Mermaids on completing their Channel Swim. The relay challenge took them almost 18 hours and raised more ...

 

Cafe owner feels blessed

A CAFÉ in Henley enjoyed what many would consider a good omen when it re-opened after the coronavirus lockdown. The first customer to ...

 

Debbie’s bin better

Debbie’s bin better

IT turns out that being a celebrity gives little protection against life’s more mundane challenges. Radio presenter and TV personality ...

 

Cleaning mishap

A WINDOW cleaner recently had an embarrassing start to his day. My source, who lives in Queen Street, Caversham, had booked the man’s ...

 

Strange summer

AFTER a record-breaking dry May, we received an above average total of 75mm of rain in June. There were considerable regional ...

 

Mum to rescue after builder cuts off village water supply

Mum to rescue after builder cuts off village water supply

A WOMAN bought and delivered bottles of water to her neighbours after a contractor working on her new home hit a water main. Rachel ...

 

Grocer’s screen saver

WE report this week on a Henley company that has been installing protective screens at shops from small independents here to ...

 

Philistine pedestrians

A PAINTER’S recent efforts to raise money for the NHS weren’t appreciated by everyone. Richard Grinter spent several days painting his ...

 

No fake news, please

THE good folk of Goring and Woodcote know nonsense when they see it. Scores of households in the villages have mysteriously received a ...

 

How notorious wife killer is still inspiring crime writers

How notorious wife killer is still inspiring crime writers

DR Hawley Harvey Crippen was 48 when he was hanged in London in November 1910 for the murder of his wife. When Cora vanished in ...

 

Warm and dry May

YOU may have missed it, but it rained on two occasions last month. This provided a grand total of just half a millimetre of rain in ...

 

Cockerel ‘tribute’ at Uri’s old roost

Cockerel ‘tribute’ at Uri’s old roost

AN unconventional tribute to magician and self- proclaimed psychic Uri Geller has appeared near his former home in Sonning. The ...

 

Rewriting history

HISTORIAN and TV presenter Lucy Worsley was amused to see herself “quoted” in the latest edition of the adult comic Viz. A reader’s ...

 

Miniature tornado

LIZ FENLEY wonders if anyone else noticed the “mini tornado” in Henley that she witnessed last Friday. She was sitting on the river ...

 

Week 7: Your diaries of life in lockdown

Week 7: Your diaries of life in lockdown

CARON LIGHT has lived and worked in and around Henley for the last 25 years. For the last three years she has lived in the town centre ...

 

Pair featured in pictures of original VE Day celebrations as girls

Pair featured in pictures of original VE Day celebrations as girls

A WOMAN who was present at the original VE Day celebrations in Henley hopes readers will recognise themselves or their parents in this ...

 

Clerk in holy orders who liked good life

Clerk in holy orders who liked good life

A RECENT Hidden Henley featured an old commemorative stone set in the brick and flint wall near the upper part of Norman Avenue. ...