Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Fireworks show chaos

A VILLAGE was plunged into chaos when a community fireworks event was overwhelmed by visitors. About 200 cars descended on the free ...

 

Councillors rise early

LENGTHY council meetings are the bane of many a reporter’s working life, so our man was delighted when a recent meeting of Henley Town ...

 

Healthy humour

JOHN GREEN seems to have mastered the art of living healthily and with pleasure. The 84-year-old, who is chairman of the Henley and ...

 

Singer’s invincible

VINCE HILL isn’t afraid to perform off the cuff, the Mayor of Henley has revealed. The 85-year-old singer, who lives in Shiplake, ...

 

So long to dry spell

IN September, the first three weeks were warm and quite dry. With clear skies, the daytime temperatures were mostly in the twenties, ...

 

Visibly disappointed

WORKMEN who are now installing a new broadband network in Henley were due to hit the streets wearing bright pink high-viz jackets. ...

 

Noisy neighbours, different ways to travel, unexpected reunions

Noisy neighbours, different ways to travel, unexpected reunions

MAX HASTINGS drew a full house to Christ Church with his book Chastise about the Dambusters. He whipped up his audience with a ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS sign is a reminder of the weight of traffic that uses Henley Bridge. The current structure is Grade I listed and dates back to ...

 

I’ve monoskied at age 78

I’ve monoskied at age 78

A MAN celebrated his recovery from a potentially fatal disease by mono-skiing — at the age of 78. Peter Woolsey, from Binfield Heath, ...

 

A true stereotype?

SOME gender stereotypes still hold true, according to a Henley town councillor. A meeting of the town council’s finance strategy and ...

 

You have been warned...

NOBODY likes unsolicited sales calls but a Caversham householder has taken this to new heights. A large hand-drawn sign on the front ...

 

Child’s definition of Christianity...

THE former headteacher of Ewelme Primary School was once given an interesting definition of the Christian faith by a pupil. Margery ...

 

Moving memories

LORRAINE HILLIER’S decision to relocate her Hot Gossip coffee house, which we report elsewhere this week, made her reminisce about her ...

 

School chef spends day in kitchen at top restaurant

School chef spends day in kitchen at top restaurant

A SCHOOL chef from Henley picked up some fresh ideas when she spent a day in the kitchen of a Michelin-starred restaurant. Jill Hall, ...

 

Where time stood still

ST MARY’S Church in Whitchurch is a much-photographed landmark on the River Thames but until now no-one had spotted something wrong ...

 

Hot and dry August

SHIPLAKE — and the UK generally — has been experiencing weather more usually associated with southern Europe. A temperature of 32.2C ...

 

Stonor Park air raid shelter open to public for first time

Stonor Park air raid shelter open to public for first time

AN air raid shelter at Stonor Park has been opened to the public for the first time since the Second World War. Visitors to the ...

 

Farewell to clever man schooled here

JOHN CANT, a talented linguist who gave general education classes at Guildford Technical College, has died, aged 98. His pupils were ...

 

Villages fowl-up

THERE was both concern and excitement among residents of Goring when it appeared that Colonel Sanders was expanding his fried chicken ...

 

David throws birthday party for his 60-year-old tractor

David throws birthday party for his 60-year-old tractor

THERE are many fans of vintage vehicles in this area but one man has taken his interest to another level. David Keeley, from ...

 

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Minibus Drivers

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MINIBUS DRIVERS (Term time only) The Oratory School is looking for motivated and friendly Minibus Drivers to work as ...