Monday, 20 September 2021

Not very summery

THERE have been both warmer and cooler summer months than the one just gone, writes Denis Gilbert, from Shiplake. August was much ...

 

Runner has been counting down days to England debut

Runner has been counting down days to England debut

RUNNER Liz Jones is to make her England debut — 16 months later than planned. The 60-year-old from Henley will take part in the ...

 

Day with jolly Boris

JOHN HILL has responded to my Hidden Henley item last week about the open water tank at Bix, which was restored in the early Noughties ...

 

‘Boring’ regatta commentator

THE commentary at Henley Royal Regatta is formulaic. Whoever is on the microphone tracks the progress of crews as they pass the marker ...

 

Winning to the end

IT is with great sadness that we report this week on the passing of retired Henley town sergeant Cliff Austin. He was a fine man with ...

 

Happy(ish) referee

CONGRATULATIONS to Roy Hanley who refereed his first adult ladies’ football match at Henley Town Football Club at the weekend. “Loved ...

 

New river chariot

New river chariot

A NEW umpire’s launch made its debut at this year’s Henley Royal Regatta. Boadicea cost more than £100,000 and was paid for with a ...

 

Regatta trophy in memory of hero

Regatta trophy in memory of hero

THE Island Challenge Cup for coxed eights was supposed to be introduced at last year’s Hernley Royal Regatta but that was cancelled of ...

 

Beatle’s musician son comes home

Beatle’s musician son comes home

MUSICIAN Dhani Harrison is back at his childhood home in Henley. He has spent the last year living at Friar Park while producing a ...

 

Warm, wet month

IT was another warm July, with temperatures ranging from 8.2C to 32C and a mean of 19.2C, nearly two degrees above the 30-year average,...

 

Man finds rare fungus in his garden... and it smells awful

Man finds rare fungus in his garden... and it smells awful

A MAN discovered a rare fungus in his garden that looks and smells like rotting flesh. Terry Driscoll, who lives in Caversham with his ...

 

‘Jammy’ teacher who found over 250 four-leaved clovers

‘Jammy’ teacher who found over 250 four-leaved clovers

EMMA LONGLAND is a lucky woman. She has collected more than 250 four-leaved clovers, as well as one with five leaves and another with ...

 

New watch

New watch

HENLEY watchmaker Bremont has launched a new model in partnership with ejector seat manufacturer Martin-Baker. The MB Savanna is made ...

 

Titter ye not

DISCUSSIONS on a Goring community Facebook page have taken a distinctly saucy turn. One member of the Spotted group posted a warning ...

 

Sign of the Times

A HENLEY householder found an interesting way of keeping cool during the recent heatwave. Nicola Eggleton plastered the windows of her ...

 

Birds kept out of harm’s way in their own lockdown lodge

Birds kept out of harm’s way in their own lockdown lodge

A STUDENT has taken a shine to a nest of birds that roosted at her father’s business for the second year in a row. Minna Hughes ...

 

Help from above

THE organisers of this year’s Henley Farm & Country Show might be calling in a favour from the Almighty. At Monday’s annual meeting of ...

 

Joke raises questions

DESPITE claiming otherwise on social media, David Rodger-Sharp didn’t have a seat at Sunday’s Euro 2020 final in London. The jeweller, ...

 

Teenage army cadet achieves highest rank in Oxfordshire

Teenage army cadet achieves highest rank in Oxfordshire

AN Army cadet from Henley has been promoted to the highest rank in Oxfordshire. Tallulah Scott is now regimental serjeant major for ...

 

Extreme weather more frequent

IN spite of two much cooler than average months in the spring, the other four months of the year so far were warmer than the average ...