Monday, 12 April 2021

Warm, dry March

MARCH was slightly warmer than the average and much drier. Temperatures ranged from -1.7C to a high of 24C on the penultimate day, ...

 

Friends and rivals

WHOEVER wins next month’s election to represent Henley on Oxfordshire County Council, the two candidates will surely remain friends. ...

 

Caring neighbour

IT would appear that the Easter Bunny is alive and well and living in Whitchurch. Several residents have posted on the village website ...

 

Warmer weather stops church clock

Warmer weather stops church clock

THE clock of St Mary’s church in Henley has stopped. Jeremy Tayler, the rector, said he noticed on Sunday morning that the clock was ...

 

Horse opera or hoofer... do you know the difference?

Horse opera or hoofer... do you know the difference?

A PHOTOGRAPHER and video producer is sharing more than 30 years of knowledge and experience in a humourous new book. Richard Pinches, ...

 

Sounds familiar

CONTRACTORS patching roads and pavements in Whitchurch may experience a sense of déjà vu when they enter the village. The team are ...

 

When length counts

WHITCHURCH Bridge might charge the fourth-lowest toll in Britain but a resident says this isn’t good value for money. A survey by ...

 

‘Dead’ dog lives on

‘Dead’ dog lives on

ANIMAL lovers were relieved to hear that reports of a dog being killed on the road near Henley appeared to stem from short-sightedness....

 

Hat’s way to do it

Hat’s way to do it

HATS off to Liz Felix, the milliner who had a shop in Reading Road, Henley, until it closed last summer — she has found a new ...

 

Tale from the bar

IT’S always shocking for children to learn that their teachers have a human side. Dave Dean, who recently stepped down as resident ...

 

Pub pals still ‘meeting up’ for games of digital darts

Pub pals still ‘meeting up’ for games of digital darts

THREE friends have devised a high-tech way of keeping up their regular darts matches during the coronavirus pandemic. Richard Pereira, ...

 

Good for gardening

AFTER a very wet start to the year, February accounted for just less than 50mm of rain, the average for the month. This fell mostly in ...

 

Yoga for dog walkers

DOG owners in Goring have been given an unconventional reminder to clear up after their pets. A sign put up around the village ...

 

Holiday howler

MANY of us could benefit from a holiday after months in lockdown but a Henley town councillor may have gone too far in seeking a ...

 

Final week of lockdown diaries featuring ideas, projects, walks and birthdays

MIKE ROWBOTTOM is a journalist, writer, musician, lecturer and theatre reviewer who lives in Stoke Row. I’M that guy in the ...

 

Coronavirus Diaries: David Gregory, blacksmith

Coronavirus Diaries: David Gregory, blacksmith

DAVID GREGORY is a master blacksmith who lives in Reading with his fiancée, two dogs, cat and assorted rabbits. He has run Cobalt ...

 

Girl who just can’t get enough skating

AS we reported last week, Amber Kriefman loves ice skating so was delighted to discover a temporary rink in Henley when the floodwater ...

 

Coronavirus Diaries - Week 7

Coronavirus Diaries - Week 7

JANE MATHER lives with her husband, Rev Dr James Mather, in Kidmore End. LAST week we had a wedding and a funeral. To be fair, the ...

 

Lavatory humour

Lavatory humour

DESPITE his apparently strained relationship with his neighbour, Councillor Gawrysiak has retained his sense of humour. He agreed to ...

 

Week six of lockdown diaries featuring a short story, fresh start and a pheasant

Week six of lockdown diaries featuring a short story, fresh start and a pheasant

AUTHOR Julie Roberts lives in Ridgeway, Caversham. She is a member of the Chiltern Writers, who write a weekly piece of flash fiction ...

 

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