1st April 2005
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Easter Bonnet competition

High Bailiff unveils The Stone

Photos of the event by John Love.

Heritage Centre Special Correspondent

Beaudesert Castle to be rebuilt

The project is still in the early stages of planning, and will require an architect with knowledge of the site. The Civic Society and Court Leet will be asked to act as technical consultants. The developers envisage building in local stone and reclaiming from the Heritage Centre the 'Stone' which recently went on display.

English Heritage have said that the doorsteps from all the High Street properties which were stolen from the ruins of the former castle will have to be returned. However, the developer has agreed to supply rope ladders to those housholders affected.

Around 60 permanent jobs will be created and planning consent is considered to be a "formality".

The Rector reminds us

Reprinted from the Parish Newsletter

Film Club for Henley?

Hilary Wright at Warwickshire College has told Henley NEWS on-line that plans are in the pipeline to set up a cinema at the college and film-lovers are being called to help run it. She wants to transform the college’s 89 seater auditorium - currently used by theatre students during the day - into a cinema space by night.

She is on the lookout for any film buffs who would like to help get the project up and running - with one possible idea being to set up a regular film club.

Hilary Wright said; "It is an idea we are bouncing around at the moment and it is still in the very early stages but the film club in Tanworth has proved a great success. I would like to set up something just like it for Henley residents."

Hilary added the college did not have the facilities or the space to set up a cinema to rival any of the cinemas in the district, but hoped to give filmgoers a different kind of cinematic experience. "We are looking to do something a little bit different such as showing cult or foreign films. We want to make it a real social occasion where people can meet and discuss films over a glass of wine."

Anyone interested in helping out with the project can call staff at Warwickshire College on 01564 797800.

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Cup Final victory for Henley U8's

The official match report below has been received by Henley NEWS on-line:

We arrived in style in the club coach kindly suppled by Johnson!! this was a great way to enter the final it caused quite a buzz. The teams have played each other twice this season both one by Henley 4-2 and 8-0, so the boys were convinced this would be an easy win..... but St. Peters Celtic thought different!

The match started St Peters were really up for it and opened the scoring after 2 Min's, then Tom Lang got on to the end of a ball though the defence and hit it into the corner passed the stretching keeper...1-1. St Peters added to there score with a well taken free kick swinging across the goal which was stuck passed Charlie Needam who had no chance of stopping it..2-1.They continued to look the stronger side and scored again to make it 3-1 half way threw the first half.. Henley where far from shell shocked and went on the attack some good passing from Tom, Adam and Justino lead to Henley's 2nd goal put neatly passed the keeper from Tom Lang.

Half time was fast approaching and a great run from Adam Williams saw Henley level the scores just before half time as he blasted it passed the St Peters Keeper....3-3 (h.t.)

The second half was very nail biting but there were no goals.. all the boys got a run and all played very well for such a nervy occasion... some great saves from Charlie, and then.... on to extra-time.

5 Min's each way, the first period saw Henley on the attack for most of it which lead to a corner.. step up Mr. Lang, he hits the ball and it drifts over the defenders over the waiting Henley players over the keepers stretched arms and into the waiting net!!!!( Not a real shock this was his 6th goal form a corner this season, but what a time to do it!) 4-3 Henley.

The second period sees Henley look stronger and stronger but no more goals and Henley ride out the victory!!!
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Tricia's Henley Diary Dates

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Henley-in-Arden W.I. Sharon Hedges will show a video of “Operation Christmas Child - Moscow 2004” when shoe boxes were given out. Visitors  welcome to join us from 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 5th April. Thanks to all who helped and gave at our Soup Lunch when £94 was raised at the Fair Trade Stall.
Rotary/Bridge Supper Evening - 8th April-Claverdon Church Centre. In aid of Hope & Homes for Children. £40 for table of four. Details shortly.
Blood Pressure Tests - The Rotary Club of Henley-in-Arden in conjunction with The Stroke Association, is holding a Blood Pressure Testing session at the Baptist Church Hall on Saturday 9th April between 9.30am and 12.30pm. The testing is free and carried out by experienced & qualified nursing staff. By detecting high blood pressure, which often has no visible symptoms and taking appropriate action to reduce the pressure to within a normal range, the incidence of a stroke can be reduced. PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER
Art in Henley - Spring Exhibition Mystery Celebrity to open the event. A heady mix of browsable/buyable original works. Entrance £1 Light refreshments included (under 12 ‘s free) Sat. 9th/Sun 10th April 10am - 4pm. The society meets every 2nd Monday at Henley Fire Station. Weekly Wednesday workshops at The Hub/Henley High School. Enjoying Art is our aim. Details/Membership Colin Fisher 01564 792715
Henley-in-Arden Flower Club Tuesday 12th April in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm for ’E for Elizabeth’ with Janine Hall. Competition: ‘Modern Design’
The Warwickshire Association for the Blind (WAB) is organising a fundraising collection in Henley High Street on Saturday 16th April 9am - 4pm. Could you spare an hour to help raise money for the Blind & Partially Sighted? Contact Judy Murdoch 01564 792855 or business 01926 888789.
Henley Wildlife Society Members are looking forward to seeing Rosemary Morris’s slides of ‘People & Wildlife in Tanzania’ on Tuesday 19th April in the Baptist Church Hall from 7.45pm. Visitors welcome £1.00
Henley & Beaudesert Civic Society On 21st April at 8.00pm for an illustrated talk with Dr. Chris Upton on ‘Victorian Asylums’
Henley-in-Arden Methodist Church Our April Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 23rd from 10am till noon. Please call in for a coffee, a chat and to browse the bring & buy stalls.
The Parish Church AGM will be on Wednesday 27th April in St. John’s Church starting at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome to attend to hear what we have achieved and what we hope to do. As usual there will be time for your questions  and comments.
Petticoat Lane Sale - Monday 2nd MAY - 10.30am till 12 .00 noon in and around the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane. Proceeds shared between Cord & Church funds. Good quality White Elephant stall, books, plants, toys & Small  items of furniture etc. Please ring 794308 for enquiries or if collection needed. NO jumble please

Double G & S Concerts in Tanworth This is an invitation to tenors & basses to come aboard “H.M.S. Pinafore” and attend a “Trial by Jury” on July14, 15 & 16th. Note three performances by popular demand. Rehearsals on Tuesdays in Tanworth Village Hall at 7.45pm Men only on May 24th & 31st. Full chorus from June 7th through to the final one (a must) on July 12th. Details of ticket sales will appear later. I look forward to seeing you, ladies & gentlemen for this 28th year. Any enquiries (at this stage) to Wendy Dillon 01564 742464

Bell ringing!! Who would like to ‘have a go’ at ringing a Church Bell? ‘Have a Go’ on any Thursday evening at 7.45pm in St. John’s Church, for £1.00 donation to the High Bailiff’s Flood Relief Fund. Henley ringers will match all contributions.

THE WARWICKSHIRE BUSINESS CLUB holds their monthly lunchtime meeting on third Thursday of each month from 11.30am to 2.15pm at the Henley Golf Club. There is a one hour networking session followed by a quality lunch and a informative speaker on a business topic.
THE ROTARY CLUB of Henley-in-Arden meets at the Golf Club on Monday evenings at 7pm. New members are always welcome. Please call: Robin Freeman on 01789 765411 or email robinf@ribi.org
Events for future Tricia's Henley Diary Dates should be sent to Tricia Hammond by email or by post to 132 High St marked ‘Tricia’s Diary’. Please tell all your friends about Tricia's Diary.

Stratford Ramblers invites anyone to join their gentle pace walks every 1st and 3rd Tuesday; starting Tuesday 5th April. Ring Penny Stott on 01564 792251 or go to www.stratfordramblers.com for details. Walks start at 10:00am and will normally be 4 to 5 miles long, taken at a pace to suit those new to walking, or those who can no longer walk as fast as they used to. We aim to take time to look at the view and the newborn lambs and so on. As a sociable group, several of us normally call at a pub afterwards for a drink or light lunch. We try to share cars where practical, to reduce the problem of many cars at one parking place.

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