Thursday, 13 August 2020

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

HIDDEN in the old and tall brick and flint wall near Blount’s Court in Sonning Common is a marker stone. It can be found bordering the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS well-preserved old kiln amongst houses in nearby Nettlebed was once a works railway transporting raw materials from the quarries ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

HOW many housing estates are there with an information board giving an explanation of its name? Well, we have Gainsborough in Henley, ...

 

Hidden Henley

TWO lines of trees on each side of Fair Mile in Henley mean this stone is fairly well hidden at this time of the year. Further ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

BLOUNT’S COURT in Sonning Common dates back to 1287 and for many years was owned by the Stonor family who were prominent Roman ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

I’VE been reading Gone Rambling by local author Cecil Roberts, published in 1935, and it seems that this old brick and flint wall on ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

IN the woods between Peppard and Sonning Common and not signposted is Sedgehill Spring. This ornamental well, or surround, was built ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

FOR a few years, the Smith Centre, off Fair Mile, Henley, has been an active business centre but it has quite a history. It was a ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

A FAVOURITE spot with Henley people seeking some exercise is Lambridge Wood. This is the area bordered by Badgemore Park Golf Club, ...

 

Perplexing illumination of town hall

Perplexing illumination of town hall

Sir, — Are you able to confirm that the town hall will soon be re-opening with a change of use? And should the new signage on a listed ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS very well hidden marker stone is at the foot of an old tree in the private grounds of a house adjoining Remenham Wood and some ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

NORMALLY hidden from view but now more easily visible with the reduced traffic and general activity, this sign is a curious sight. It ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS old milestone at the junction of Bath Road and Old Bath Road in Charvil is easily missed. It seems that Slough was of little ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

WITH so much less traffic due to the coronavirus lockdown, Fair Mile is an even more picturesque entry to Henley. Being so wide, it is ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS plaque in memory of a dog named Minty can be found set in the grass on the public footpath that leads to Remenham woods. The ...

 

Hidden Henley

FRIDAY Street in Henley has different types of buildings that are full of character and, presumably, many hidden stories. Most people ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

WITH the coronavirus restrictions in place, many readers will be making their one daily walk outside over the Easter weekend. To ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS building is in the grounds of a cottage in Pangbourne where Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame once lived. Some accounts ...

 

Mayor proud of his family’s long boatbuilding heritage

Mayor proud of his family’s long boatbuilding heritage

A NUMBER of readers have responded to my Hidden Henley item two weeks ago about the marker by the river in Thames Side which is ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

I HAVE received a number of helpful responses to my item last week about the marker next to the river in Thames Side, Henley, and will ...