Sunday, 03 July 2022

Jazz musicians and friends end on high note at age 94

Jazz musicians and friends end on high note at age 94

IT was the end of an era when a jazz concert in Henley on Saturday night drew to a close. The event at Christ Church was the last of ...

 

Sandwich van fun slogan becomes seriously topical

Sandwich van fun slogan becomes seriously topical

A SLOGAN written on the side of a sandwich delivery van has taken on a new meaning with the war in Ukraine. Bloc, which is based at ...

 

Council accountant who did more than look after books

Council accountant who did more than look after books

FOR more than a decade Liz Jones has been keeping an eye on Henley’s public purse. She has been responsible for setting the town ...

 

Appeal for family of airman in vain

Appeal for family of airman in vain

MORE information has come to light about Sergeant Robert William Laws, the Henley airman who survived after his plane was shot down ...

 

For our farmers

NOBODY should question the admiration Lady McAlpine has for our farming community. The incoming president of the Henley and District ...

 

Luxury living

Luxury living

THE first guests at the Henley houseboat that Gillian Nahum is having built will know what to expect. She plans to have it permanently ...

 

Freedom Square?

Freedom Square?

THE response by people wanting to help the people of Ukraine has been impressive. But not all of it has been in the form of donations. ...

 

RAF bomber crash survivor saved by French Resistance

RAF bomber crash survivor saved by French Resistance

THE story of an airman from Henley who survived after his plane was shot down during the Second World War has been revealed by an ...

 

Just buffoon please

Just buffoon please

JOHN REGAN received a rude message after leaving his car in a disabled space at the King’s Road car park in Henley. His car broke down ...

 

Warm, wet month

WHILE much of the country was experiencing heavy rain, severe flooding and high winds, locally we were perhaps more fortunate, writes ...

 

Successful exercise

Successful exercise

THERE is still one of the 40 free tickets to this year’s Henley Festival to be found. Organisers hid packages comprising a chocolate ...

 

Bird survives storm

Bird survives storm

ONE of the survivors of Storm Eunice was a well-known landmark in Goring. Julian Kennard posted a picture of “Henrietta” the heron on ...

 

More Honnors...

LONG-TERM readers of the Henley Standard may remember the name Sian Honnor (née Gordon). Sian, who was a news reporter here from 2011 ...

 

Residents love our French twin town

Residents love our French twin town

HENLEY’S twin town in France has received a surprise cash windfall. A centenarian, who died in April, has bequeathed Falaise two ...

 

Tattoo anybody?

Tattoo anybody?

JEWELLER David Rodger-Sharp was a late arrival at Henley Town Council’s events sub-committee meeting on Friday after being caught in ...

 

Dry, frosty month

Dry, frosty month

THE emergence of some spring flowers reminds us that the longer and warmer days are to come. After a month with 19 air frosts (not ...

 

Hollywood boats

BOATS belonging to Gillian Nahum, who runs Henley Sales & Charter, could appear in a new movie. The film company behind the adaptation ...

 

Seven little surprises for the ‘Crazy hamster lady’

Seven little surprises for the ‘Crazy hamster lady’

A WOMAN got more than she bargained for when she offered to rehome a hamster. Kellie Hinton only discovered that her new charge Pepper ...

 

Hot topic of debate

A DEBATE about closing Henley market place to traffic as a trial provoked laughter at a meeting the town council’s town and community ...

 

Magical moment

Magical moment

DEBBIE McGEE, who talks about her first serious stage role elsewhere in this week’s paper, and her late husband Paul Daniels always ...

 

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Henley Standard Reporter

We are losing one of our shining lights and want to replace her with someone else who twinkles. You will already be ...