Thursday, 27 January 2022

When we worried about next meal...

When we worried about next meal...

THIS old handbill was found by Judi Marshall as she was clearing out some old family papers. The bill advertises a meeting in Harpsden ...

 

Good to reuse cups

Good to reuse cups

FULL marks to the staff at Jonkers Rare Books in Hart Street, Henley. On Thursday last week, I spotted one of them walk across the ...

 

Dreary December

ANYONE dreaming of a white Christmas will have been disappointed with not a flake to be seen, writes Denis Gilbert, from Shiplake. ...

 

Some nosy cows

Some nosy cows

MEMBERS of the South Chilterns Path Maintenance Volunteers were replacing a stile with a gate in Cottesmore Lane, Ewelme, when they ...

 

Diamond geezer

Diamond geezer

JEWELLER David Rodger-Sharp is a generous guy. It was almost a year ago that he saved Lawlors bakery from closure, saying he wanted to ...

 

Royal watermen in oil

Royal watermen in oil

AN artist from Henley has painted matching portraits of a father and son in their royal waterman uniforms. Bill Mundy, of Wargrave ...

 

Christmas spirit

Christmas spirit

IT was good to see the long arm of the law being put to good use in Henley. Two Thames Valley Police officers came to the aid of ...

 

Children’s books are second nature to creative sisters

Children’s books are second nature to creative sisters

TWO sisters from Henley have released the second in a series of books designed to teach children about wildlife. Janine Lewis, 54, ...

 

Singer’s solution to card dilemma

HAVE you ever had that peculiarly festive dispute with your other half where you can’t decide which Christmas card you want to send to ...

 

Boy raises money for NHS by selling leftover drawings

Boy raises money for NHS by selling leftover drawings

A BOY has raised money for the NHS by selling his artwork. Johnny Pratt started selling his pencil drawings in March last year when ...

 

Night to forget...

Night to forget...

THE allegations of sleaze against Conservative MPs have reached Henley... sort of. It has been revealed that Oliver Dowden failed to ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

MY picture shows the view along Pack and Prime Lane in Henley, looking away from the town. The track is just off Gravel Hill where, ...

 

Memoirs of Queen Mother’s German governess revealed

Memoirs of Queen Mother’s German governess revealed

KATHE KUBLER was a governess who helped to home- school Lady Elizabeth Bowes- Lyon, who later became the Queen Mother. She succeeded ...

 

My stage show for refugees

My stage show for refugees

A WOMAN from Henley helped to stage a “magical” event for refugees who have fled Afghanistan. Sam Jonkers is regional lead for the ...

 

Autumn’s arrival

NO weather records were broken in October but the mean temperature for the month of 11.9C was a degree above the 30-year average. The ...

 

MP likes numbers (or at least some)

MP likes numbers (or at least some)

DESPITE a difficult few days for the Conservatives with the row over sewage in rivers and the Owen Paterson affair, John Howell has ...

 

Fake daffodils that give film the feel of a Twenties spring

Fake daffodils that give film the feel of a Twenties spring

A NEW film released today stars Colin Firth and Olivia Colman — and Henley and Hambleden. Mothering Sunday is based on Graham Swift’s ...

 

Chuffed Princess

Chuffed Princess

THE Princess Royal is used to having her photograph taken but here she is seen taking one herself on her phone. This picture was taken ...

 

I restored old truck used in remake of hit children’s film

I restored old truck used in remake of hit children’s film

A MAN from Henley has restored a vintage truck which appeared in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Lee Hawkes, 48, rescued ...

 

This way, HGVs...

This way, HGVs...

FORMER Henley mayor Martin Akehurst has an eye for the unusual. He spotted a temporary traffic directional sign at the bottom of New ...

 

Looking for a job?

Multi Roles

Location Wallingford

Cranford House School is seeking to appoint the following roles: SCHOOL MATRON This is a full time role with 10 weeks’ ...

 

FULL AND PART-TIME POSITIONS

Location Henley on Thames

Recruiting for full and part time front of house staff at Bistro at the Boathouse. Good rate of pay, staff discount and ...