Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS fine building in Wargrave was evidently occupied by someone who might have accidentally changed the course of history. In 1863 ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

AMONG readers’ suggestions for this feature are mounting stones. All around this area there are rocks or old plinths beside the road ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

IN the churchyard at Fawley there are two eye-catching mausoleums. The one for the Freeman family consists of a large octagonal base, ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

SET in small woods on the Henley side of the Fawley Court estate are folly buildings. These are all but secrets to be partially seen ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

FOLLOWING readers’ comments on the Henley almshouses featured here recently, I wonder how many of you will know the meaning of the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS fine building in Goring is right on the edge of what has become a busy road. But imagine what the area must have been like when ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THE restricted byway sign next to the George and Dragon in Wargrave has some history behind it. It marks the point that is accessible ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THE fine sight of red kites in the sky around here is partly thanks to the late Nigel Snell, who helped re-introduce the birds in the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THE slight bend in the river on the Henley Royal Regatta course is known as Poplar Point because poplar trees have been growing there ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

NEAR the top of West Street in Henley is this pudding stone, similar to those found in Nettlebed. It may be one of a pair that were ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS must be one of Henley’s most hidden places since all that passers-by can see is the fine embellishments at the entrance gates. ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

HERE is another river scene which is so well hidden that very few people will have noticed it. Look across the Thames as you walk ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

UNTIL recent tree surgery on this Thames island near Goring, I didn’t realise that there was a wartime defence placement there. The ...

 

Hidden Henley

JETHRO Tull was born in 1674 at Lower Basildon where this memorial stone can be found and was the first farmer recognised for taking a ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

AFTER my mention of floods here a few weeks ago, here’s something peculiar on the same subject. With most of the land on each side of ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

DURING last week’s Henley Royal Regatta, thousands of people must have walked past the Remenham Barrier, which is the first official ...

 

Hidden Henley

HERE’S a little test for regular readers. With Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Festival taking place a short distance away from where ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

THIS old plaque is almost opposite the finishing line of Henley Royal Regatta, which takes place next week. Towards the end of the ...

 

Hidden Henley

Hidden Henley

MANY years ago I shared a picture of this attractive folly on the corner of Queen Street, Henley, and was invited to climb it by the ...

 

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