Monday, 20 September 2021

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

TWO new signs with the same name have recently appeared off Deanfield Avenue, Henley, near the junction with Greys Road. Old Greys ...

 

Hidden Henley

AT Greys Court there is a rare donkey wheel. The last family to live there before the historic property was given to the National ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS curious open water tank at Bix dates back to the late 19th century and was lost to view for 60 years as it became overgrown. It ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THE style is certainly Banksy but this piece of street art just off the Playhatch roundabout is surely the work of an impersonator. ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

ON the road to Marlow from Henley between Mill End and Medmenham is a small group of cottages known as Westfield. The decorations over ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS is a highly significant house name in nearby Bourne End. It used to be the home of Enid Blyton who wrote thousands of children’s ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS is a set of new gates at a very old building. The Catherine Wheel in Henley has shut off its enlarged outside area for customers ...

 

Hidden Henley

THIS old wooden bridge in Hurley is one of two — one on each side of the lock. They take the walker on to the lock island with its 1,...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS narrow door can be found between the former Red Lion and Little White Hart hotels in Riverside, Henley. One explanation for the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

BEFORE traffic lights were introduced, drivers were left to sort themselves out both at the crossroads in Wargrave and on nearby ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

PUB company Brakspear closed its brewery in New Street, Henley, in 2002 and the premises was taken over by Hotel du Vin. But clues to ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS old stone has only recently become visible. It is set in a wall made from hand-cut bricks in Thames Side, Henley, just before the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

I WAS interested to see this graffiti at St Peter and St Paul Church in Medmenham, which is located at the junction of the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS apparent church tower can be seen on the approach to Greys Court. Yet there is no church at the National Trust property, only ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

TUCKED away in crevices of trees or set in old fencing posts on footpaths in Hurley are these fairy doors. Who made and installed them ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THE houses in Garrick Mews, Wargrave, are built on the site of a theatre built in 1788. This was an extravagant project by Richard ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THE letters on this post stand for Oxfordshire County Council. There are a few of these left from the days when the roads were quieter ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

ANYONE passing the perimeter wall of Leander Club may notice the plaque in my picture. It marks the opening of a new entrance to mark ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS refurbished former shop front in High Street, Wargrave, was once part of the half a dozen or so Jennings butcher’s shops around ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THE old shelter opposite the church in Rotherfield Greys has a circular illustration of Queen Victoria and the inscription: “Erected ...