The Manor of Henley-in-Arden Court Leet and Court Baron
Published by Authority of the High Bailiff
The Court Leet hosts Rotarians visiting the 100th Rotary World Convention.
At Henley Market
Cross on Monday afternoon the 22nd June thirty American Rotarians
alighted from a Johnsons’ coach to be met by the Town Crier, the
Henley Rotary President Michael Redman, the High Bailiff, and members
of the Court Leet. The Rotary President formally welcomed the visitors
to the town, and introduced the party to their hosts for the afternoon,
the Court Leet. The High Bailiff then invited the guests to make the
short walk to the Guild Hall for the start of their town tour.
the Guild Hall the Rotarians were briefed by the High Bailiff on the
origins of Henley and the role played by The Court and Court Baron in
the town’s development. The High Bailiff concluded his talk by
asking each individual Court Officer to talk about their own
responsibilities and duties on the Court. The role of Ale-Taster seemed
to catch the imaginations of the visitors and the High Bailiff had to
promise to hold a re-enactment of an ale tasting in one of the
town’s taverns at the end of the tour. Next, the tour party paid
brief visits to St Johns’ and St Nicholas’ Churches and
Castle Mount before a visit to Henley Heritage Centre.
In the Heritage Centre Ray and
Ann Holding took charge and introduced the visitors to the town’s
collection of historical documents and array of precious artifacts
lovingly restored and displayed in the Centre. Naturally, the name of
Joseph Hardy, American Businessman and past Lord of the Manor of Henley
in Arden, featured in their talk and Ray said, ‘The Americans
were delighted to learn of this historic link.’ To top the tour,
and before leaving the centre, our Rotarians were treated to a cup of
English brewed tea and a piece of homemade cake!
While our visitors were having
tea the High Bailiff had a surprise visitor, none other than Dong Kurn
Lee, the Rotary International World President and his entire
family. The President’s family, together with David Butler,
Rotary 1060 Assistant District Governor, were on their way to visit
Stratford upon Avon but had stopped for a Henley Ice Cream! President
Lee liked the ice cream. Credit crunch or no credit crunch, the
question is, ‘Did Cindy Britten seize the opportunity to seal a
contract to export Henley Ice Cream to South Korea and save the jobs of
The next stop for our visitors
was a visit to an old coaching inn: as any visitor to Henley would
concur, you cannot leave Henley without ‘wetting your
whistle’ in one or other of the town’s taverns. In this
case it was to be The White Swan where landlady Linda, as well as
explaining the historic significance of The White Swan, allowed a
number of the group to visit the haunted bed chamber above the old
stable block. While in the bar below, and as promised, the High Bailiff
conducted a re-enactment of the ancient art of ale tasting!
Before leaving The White Swan
for a meeting of the Henley Rotary Club, the visiting Rotarians raised
a glass to thank the Court Leet for its hospitality, with the promise
of sending even more Rotarians to test the ale and to visit the ancient
market town of Henley in Arden.
|Roger Sutton - High Bailiff|| |
Photos by Alan Robson & Molly Sutton
Johnsons make their mark with Rotary International
Local coach operator Johnsons have just
completed a marathon of international proportions in their role as the
officially appointed coach operator for all pre and post tours for
Rotary International during their annual convention, held this year at
Eighteen months of meticulous planning came
to fruition as visitors from all over the world booked holidays and day
excursions with Johnsons to take full advantage of their stay in the UK.
The convention covered a 7 day period from
Thursday the 18th through to Wednesday 24th June and Johnsons manned a
sales stand for over 10 hours a day, with up to 10 staff taking
bookings; consequently there was a steady stream of bookings from some
of the 15,000 or more delegates in attendance.
Johnson, Director of Johnsons Coach & Bus, said “It was an
immense honour to be appointed by Rotary International; we provided a
comprehensive programme of holidays in the UK, Ireland and Europe
together with day and half day excursions, taking in some of the world
renowned attractions that the region has to offer, including Blenheim
Palace, The Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Chatsworth, Ironbridge and
The Black Country Museum. With so many visitors coming from abroad
including America, Japan, Korea, China, Australia and of course
continental Europe, this was a fascinating and rewarding project to be
involved with. We had a large team on site for the duration and were
kept busy. Initial feedback from passengers has been very positive.
"This, however, was only part of our
involvement with Rotary International: the company also provided more
than 25 vehicles per day for the numerous hotel transfers and the
transportation for the off-site events organised by local Rotary
groups. This was a complex operation involving over 50% of Johnsons
fleet. To cope with demand we operated virtually twenty four hours a
day for the duration of the Convention and set up dedicated operations,
traffic management and sales teams to cover the event.”
Swine Flu Update
Dr Seymour-Mead from the Surgery has told Henley NEWS On-line
that there have been no cases of Swine Flu in Henely to date. He
recommends that if anyone is concerned they should read the information
on the NHS website.
NHS Swine Flu Information
New Mobile Phone Directory - Delete My Number
The Directory of Mobile Phone numbers goes
live next week. All numbers including those belonging to children may
be open to cold calling and the general abuse that less scrupulous
telesales people subject us to.
To remove your number go here. (you need your mobile phone with you to do this, they text you a code).
When on the site click "Home" then
"Ex-directory". Then enter your mobile number. You will be
sent a code, which you then enter on the site. This will remove you
from the directory.
You can remove your number from this list and tell all your friends - especially those with children who have mobile phones.
Henley Cricket Week
In celebrating 100 years of cricket at
Henley, this is only from the new ground which was situated on the 1st
fairway of Henley Golf Club some 9 iron shot from the tee. The ground
was known as Parsons Field after the family that owned Crocketts Manor
In the early 1930s, the Club moved (still on
Crocketts Manor) to what is now the 4th fairway off Bear Lane. Alec
Bailey was very involved at this time and it is apparent from the
scores that ground preparation had improved greatly. In 1948 we moved
again to our current home.
However, Henley played cricket long before
1909. The Stratford Herald of 19 July 1861 records a game between
Stratford and Henley. Most of the Henley team can be traced.
Samuel Hollingsworth Agar - Physician - aged 37
John Griffin - future Secretary of the Gas Works - aged 35
Josiah Gilbert - assistant to John Burman Draper & Banker - aged 22
William Banberry - master at the British School
George Harrison - a chair maker
James Wakefield - a cooper & future low bailiff
John Stilgoe - linen & woolen draper
Thomas Day - a tanner
Two other players, S. Edkins and A Harris, are probably from long standing Henley families.
There is obviously a lot of information
between then and now which we do not know about. We would like any
snippets you are aware of. Did your father or grandfather play? Do you
have any photos? Please send them to email@example.com
CRICKET WEEK FIXTURES
|19/7||Sunday||President's Day|| |
|21/7||Tuesday||Warwickshire Police|| |
|22/7||Wednesday||Cotswold Hill League XI|| |
|23/7||Thursday||"Barmy Army" England Cricket Fans|| |
|24/7||Friday||Johnsons Coaches Select XI|| |
3 Generations celebrate success at Tennis Club
Henley in Arden Tennis Club held
their annual club championships and Open Day at the Stratford Road
clubhouse last Sunday and, despite reports of flash flooding only 5
miles away, Henley escaped the deluge and everyone enjoyed a great
afternoon of tennis.
Sara Butler beat daughter Lucy 3-6, 6-2,
11-9 to win the ladies singles, and was presented with the trophy by
her mother in law, former member, Beryl. Sara then went on to win the
ladies doubles title with Gillian Henson 6-0, 6-0 and the mixed doubles
title with our youngest winner Farrell Treacy 6-3, 6-2.
The men’s singles was a very close
match between club coach Neil Supperstone and Henley A team member Ben
Summers. Ben won the first set 7-6, lost the second set 6-7, and was
finally beaten 8-10 in the championship tie break. Meanwhile his father
Rob Summers won the men’s doubles, with Matthew Williams 6-3,
Refreshments were served and club members
were joined by family, supporters and potential new members who had
come to enjoy a taste of the friendly club. Henley was especially
delighted to welcome several local schoolchildren who they are coaching
in local schools as part of a WLTA initiative. For information on the
club please contact club secretary Judith Mathias on 01564 792378.
Jane Palmer reporting
Flower Club - Coral Anniversary
Our picture shows the Henley-in-Arden Flower Club
Committee members attending the Coral Celebration at Henley Golf &
Country Club on June 9th when National Demonstrator Michael Handy gave
an outstanding demonstration ‘Festive Feast’ for 100
members and friends.
Unfortunately during the evening Jan
Shepherd, a past member of The Flower Club, suffered a stroke and
she passed away last week. The funeral is at Tanworth church on
Friday 10th July at 12 noon.
Annette Walker reporting
David Wilson Puts Henley on the Map
Housebuilder David Wilson Mercia
has historic Henley in Arden all mapped out with the town’s very
first official A to Z. The map, which also includes a list of places to
eat and drink and things to see and do, has been funded by David Wilson
and produced with the help of the local Council. Copies are now
available at the Heritage Centre on the High Street as well as at the
David Wilson sales office at its Henley Point development.
The new map also illustrates Henley’s
newest street, William James Way, where David Wilson’s Henley
Point development is located. It was named after Henley’s most
historically significant son, William James, who pioneered the concept
of passenger railways at the start of the 19th Century.
Julia Chapman, Sales Manager for David
Wilson, pictured with the first copies of the map adds, “Very
often our new homes will form part of a location’s growing
community so producing this map is a great way for us to announce the
new street name and provide a useful tool for our customers. Better
still the thousands of visitors to Henley each year will now have all
the town’s attractions at their finger tips.”
David Wilson has a selection of one- and
two-bedroom apartments remaining for sale at Henley Point. Prices start
from £139,950. For more information call the sales office, open
daily from 10am until 5pm, on 01564 793 833.
For the most Comprehensive Information
Visit the Henley-in-Arden Town Website at:
This website is sponsored by the TIC and receives no money from public funds
FREE Jewellery Making Workshop
is your only limit with this FREE Jewellery making workshop. Make a
range of earrings, bracelets and necklaces with full support from BEad
The Henley High School is hosting a
Jewellery making workshop on Friday 28th August, 1-4pm in the
Performing Arts Suite. This is a free workshop, just pay for the price
of the materials. This is open to and suitable for all, but under 16s
must be accompanied by an adult. This workshop is being hosted by BEad
Creative with profits from the workshop supporting the Blue Day Hospice
and Care Centre in Sliven, Bulgaria.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01564 792364
Hayley Pope, Community Arts Leader - Henley High School
Aliens invade Local Scouts Open Evening
Aliens invaded 1st Henley and Wootton Scouts
open evening last Wednesday. The aliens game was one of many
attractions that young and old enjoyed when local Beavers, Cubs and
Scouts got together to demonstrate their camping, survival and cooking
skills. Henley High Bailiff Roger Sutton opened proceedings and prizes
were awarded to teams who demonstrated skills and enthusiasm.
The troop, which originated in 1911 and is
the longest running group in Warwickshire, has seen its numbers swell
by 40% over the last few years. The Open evening gave all an
opportunity to celebrate another very successful year of scouting.
The troop welcomes interest from
prospective new members and any adults who can offer their time or
skills. For further information please contact John Johnson on 01564
Clive Corrie reporting
Johnsons Coach Holiday features on BBC Radio 4
are to be featured in a fly on the wall, BBC Radio 4 programme entitled
“Touring Round Torquay”. Radio presenter Steve Carver, took
on the role of a Johnsons courier for the duration of a 6 day holiday
to Dawlish and South Devon early in June.
John Johnson, Director, Johnsons Coach &
bus said “Although we have had no editorial control, we readily
agreed to the production of this programme and at the time of going to
press have not heard the content but we have been assured by Senior
Producer, Lucy Lunt, that the programme captures the atmosphere and the
friendliness and enjoyment of a coach tour, put together in a highly
entertaining programme, as seen through Steve’s eyes, whilst he
performed his courier duties. We are honoured that Radio 4 chose
Johnsons and look forward to listening to the programme when it is
transmitted.” John added “We are also pleased
that the programme highlighted the benefits of a coach holiday to a
Touring Round Torquay - Friday 17 July
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4
Steve Carver becomes a coach holiday courier and takes a party of 34 people on a six-day tour of South Devon.
In search of the perfect holiday job last
summer, in Dancing Round The Med Steve Carver tried his hand at being a
gentleman host on a cruise ship. This summer, as the recession bites
and with a thought for the environment, Steve is trying his hand as a
coach holiday courier, courtesy of Johnsons Coaches based in the Midlands.
They run coach holidays all over Britain and
the continent throughout the year. Their staff are experienced, their
customers loyal and mainly over the age of 70. On a wet June morning
Steve cheerily greets his passengers as they board the bus but, within
five minutes, some customers are complaining they've been given the
wrong seats, while others are concerned their luggage has not been
Steve has the skill and experience of fellow
courier, Val, and driver Paul, to fall back on when the going gets
tough. Val knows when indigestion is disguising itself as a heart
attack and can remain cool when customers complain their room in a
hotel in the centre of Cardiff has no sea view. Paul confides how to
put a positive spin on getting lost and why one should never
underestimate the power of a boiled sweet.
BBC Radio 4 Publicity
John Garner's Business Column
Not Scamming but Slamming!
friend of mine recently had a call, completely out of the blue, from a
telephone company suggesting she might like to switch to them away from
her existing provider. After a short conversation she said “No
thanks” and ended the call. A month or so later she received a
bill from this company for calls she had allegedly made. Furthermore,
she returned from a holiday to find she had received a letter from her
existing provider saying they were sorry to see her go.
This is colloquially known as
“Slamming” and is an extreme form of mis-selling, usually
related to fixed-line telephone lines. It’s where customers are
switched from one company to another without their express knowledge
and consent. There are a number of safeguards built into
the switching process which are supposed to ensure that consumers
are protected from this sort of thing happening. The process works on
the basis of consumers being notified by letters sent by
both the losing and gaining telephone companies informing the consumer
of the impending switchover (as did indeed happen here).
There is a 10-day switchover period during
which time the consumer can stop the order going ahead where they
simply change their mind or find they have been “slammed”.
This can be done by contacting either the losing or
gaining telephone company and requesting that the switchover
does not go ahead.
When my friend contacted the new company
they refused to accept that she hadn’t agreed to a switchover and
she was told they had a tape of the conversation with her agreeing to
the change; strangely, though, they were unwilling to produce it. When
she contacted her old company they said she was out of time (over the
10 days as she’d been on holiday) so they couldn’t
reinstate her. She complained to Ofcom who were sympathetic but said
she must ask her old company to reinstate her anyway. It turned out
they had just been taken over and didn’t seem to be able to do
anything…….. And now her phone is cut off. The saga
Ofcom can take action against companies that
engage in mis-selling or slamming and can fine these companies up to
10% of their turnover. If it happens to you see www.ofcom.org.uk/complain/landline/slamming/ .
But if you get such a call, slamming is exactly what you should do: slam the phone down!
John Garner - Business Correspondent
David Hadley's Column
Better than speed bumps
I don't know about you, but this would slow
me down! People slow down and try to "straddle" the hole, then breath a
sign of relief when they completely clear it! This is actually a speed
control device in use. Also cheaper than speed cameras.
Very clever, especially if moved around each day, don't you think?
David Hadley - Chief Correspondent
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Make Henley Greener
Save Money - Help Save the Planet
Keep Cool. Be ready for the next spell of hot weather.
Did you realise that
insulation keeps heat out of your home in summer as well as saving
money by retaining heat in winter? This is the dual benefit of
insulation: better comfort all round and lower bills. So, any time of
year is a good time to get insulated. Summer tends to be a quieter time
for the insulation contractors so there are some good deals around at
Currently, Rockwarm in conjunction with Stratford District Council
are offering a fantastic deal on cavity wall insulation starting from
just £99 for a small bungalow or semi. For larger properties, the
price depends on the size of the property so contact Rockwarm on 0800
132689 or www.rockwarm.co.uk
and they will come and check your property to give you a price. Mention
the Stratford District Council deal. It is also worth checking with
other contractors (see list below) because some of these offer very
competitive prices on larger properties . For impartial advice about
home insulation call actonenergy on 01789 842898 or visit www.actonenergy.org.uk
. Insulation can be free for home owners over 70 or if you are on
certain benefits. Ask the insulation companies or take a look at: www.energysavingtrust.org.uk . If you are eligible the insulation company will deal with the grant application.
When it’s hot you can
assist the cooling of your home by keeping windows, curtains and doors
closed during the middle of the day. In the morning and the evening,
when outside temperatures are lower than inside, open everything up to
get the cooler air flowing through. A thermometer check on when the
outside air is cooler than the inside can help decide the best time to
Beat the bills. Insulation saves on heating costs.
who lives in Henley gave me the graph right showing his gas usage
between 1978 and 2008. No prizes for guessing when they had cavity wall
insulation installed!! More interesting is the information I’ve
added to the right of the graph. The reduction in gas use equates to
£360 per year on current prices. On this basis, 20 years worth of
savings is £7,200. Would the stock exchange have given this
return on the £200 to £300 cost of cavity wall insulation
for this large house? I don’t think so.
So keep cool and then beat the bills by contacting one of the companies below:
Domestic & General Insulation Ltd. - 0870 122 0059
Heatsavers Insulation Ltd. - 0800 585437
Mark Insulations Ltd. - 0800 616 302
EAGA Group Limited - 0800 317997
Rockwarm Insulation Ltd. - 0800 132 689
Miller Pattison Ltd - 0800 564 456
Most installations come with
a 25 year guarantee on materials and workmanship. Solid walls can also
be insulated but it's more expensive than cavity walls. Ask the
contractors above for details.
John Stott - Make Henley Greener
Stratford District Council
Henley and Studley’s Community Forum vote on priorities for Police
The Henley and Studley Community Forum meeting was held last week on Thursday 25 June at Ullenhall Village Hall.
As with all Community Forums the meeting was
open to anyone living in Henley and Studley and the surrounding
communities; anyone with a question about a local issue can go along
and put it to Councillors, Officers and representatives from a range of
At the meeting residents were given the
opportunity to vote on community priorities for the Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD
Team and other agencies to address.
The following community priorities and actions were identified:
- House Burglaries - The Safer
NEIGHBOURHOOD Team will give more officer time to this issue by
carrying out four agreed 10 x 4 hour patrols of 2 officers at
- Speeding in Wootton Wawen - The Safer
NEIGHBOURHOOD Team have agreed to undertake 6 x 2 hour speed checks
before the next Community Forum meeting
- Nuisance vehicles on Node Hill, Studley -
The Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team will undertake 18 visits to the area
before the next Community Forum meeting
Community Forums are interactive, enabling
people to find out about issues big and small affecting their area, get
answers to questions and influence local decision making.
Previous Community Forums in Henley and
Studley have focused on a wide range of issues affecting local
communities including parking issues across the area, the Shakespeare
Rail Line upgrade and Sustainability in the forum area
The next Henley and Studley Community Forum
is being held on Thursday 13th August at Wootton Wawen Village Hall and
will focus on Affordable Homes and Empty Homes.
For more information about this forum please contact Lizzie Price, Area Support Officer, on 01789 290784 or go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk.
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JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
Saturday 18th July in the Guild Hall Garden. Jazz, fizz, strawberries
and fireworks. Bring your own picnic and have a great evening all for
just £10.00 in aid of Memorial Hall Funds. Tickets from either
Duncan or Marijana Bainbridge on 793539 day or 794987 evening.
Sponsored by Lodders and John Earle and Son.
G & S IN TANWORTH – “PATIENCE”
17th and 18th July at 8.00 pm. Tickets are on sale for £9.50 including the programme. For
ticket availability call Judith Allen 01527 550499.
Other enquiries to Wendy Dillon on 742464.
HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY
Our second outdoor meeting is on Tuesday 21st July when we hope to
visit Ufton Fields. Please come to the Market Cross at 6.30 pm and
contact David Evason or Bob Riley if you need transport.
STRAWBERRY TEA on Thursday 23rd July
at Alne House, Beaudesert Lane from 2.00 to 4.30 pm. Tickets £5
to include strawberries and cream, homemade cake and tea or coffee.
Raffle and Card Stall. Tickets from Barbara Warmington Tel: 793640.
Proceeds to St. John’s Church.
HENLEY FLOWER CLUB
25th July Competition and Show Day. 2.00 – 5.00 pm entitled
“Literally”. Prize giving by the High Bailiff at 4.30 pm.
HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT SOCIETY will be
serving tea and cake in the Guildhall and/or Guildhall Gardens on Bank
Holiday Monday 31st August between 2.30 and 4.30 pm to raise money for
an information plaque for the Market Cross.
HADS, with the kind permission of Great Ormond Street Children’s
Hospital, are to perform Peter Pan, “A Fantasy in Five
Acts”, based on the children’s book by May Byron and
adapted for an outdoor arena by the writer. From Wednesday the 19th to
Saturday the 22nd of August 2009 in the Guild Hall garden.
Celebrating 100 years of the Memorial Hall on Saturday 24th October.
Details from either Duncan or Marijana Bainbridge on 793539 day or
Saturday 7th November - 1st Henley and Wootton Scouts Annual Bonfire Night at The Scout Hut, Henley Sports and Social Ground.
Details of all the local cinemas, theatres and exhibitions can be found on The Henley Town Website
HENLEY IN ARDEN TENNIS CLUB
Open to members
(juniors and adults) of any standard. Full time coach. 7 courts open
throughout the year mean that there is always a court available. No
need to book. Club and American Tournaments held during summer months.
League matches summer and winter. For details of
membership please contact Judith Mathias 01564 792378
| |HENLEY-IN-ARDEN EVERGREEN CLUB
are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Parish Hall, Beaudesert Lane at 2.15pm. The Club has around 80 members and
organises a varied programme together with various outings. If you are interested in joining please contact Gordon Trinder
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN FLOWER CLUB
Are you interested in gardening and flowers or just spending a pleasant
evening watching a demonstrator arrange foliage and flowers? We meet on
the second Tuesday each month at 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall, Station
Road, Henley-in-Arden so why not come along and see for yourself?
Visitors are always welcome £3.00. You do not have to be an
active flower arranger to enjoy watching our demonstrators but if you
do feel you would like to 'have a go' we hold occasional workshops. For
further information contact Secretary - Annette Walker - 01564 792837
HENLEY BADMINTON CLUB
Welcomes players who may be interested in joining the club. Club nights
are Friday and Sunday from 8.00pm in the Memorial Hall. Further
details: Chairman 793320. Visitors welcome (£2).
HENLEY CRICKET CLUB
Henley Cricket Club fields two teams
in the Cotswold Hills League on a Saturday and two teams in friendly
fixtures on Sundays from mid-April to mid-September. We are always on
the lookout for new players, irrespective of age or ability. Anyone
interested in joining our club should contact Kevin O'Brien on 01564
| |HENLEY-in-ARDEN BOWLS CLUB
meets on Monday evenings from April
to September at 6.30pm and plays until it is dark. The club is situated
next to the Tennis Courts at the Sports and Social club ground on the
A3400 just outside Henley. The Club welcomes new members, whether
beginners or established players. For further information
contact John Townson 01564 792407.
Jollytots meet every Tuesday morning during term time between 10am and
11.45am in the Church Hall on Beaudesert Lane, Henley. It is open
for all under 4 year olds and costs only £1.50 which includes a
drink and a biscuit. There are toys, games, arts and crafts and
singing. Any questions please ring Rachel on 01564 794470.
| | NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
There are still vacancies in some areas of Henley-in-Arden for
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Coordinators. If you are aware that your area is
not covered or you are willing to be a coordinator, please contact
Annette Walker on 792837
| | THE
WARWICKSHIRE BUSINESS CLUB
Holds its monthly lunchtime
meeting on the 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 an informative speaker on a business topic. Full
details at www.swbc.co.uk
WOOTTON WAWEN FOOTPATHS GROUP
Meets the last Sunday of the
month at Wootton Wawen village hall at 2.15pm for a conducted walk of
about 5 miles over the local and surrounding area footpaths. The Group
welcomes all walkers. There is no subscription. More details from
Denis Keyte on 01564 792872.
| |THE PROBUS CLUB OF BEAUDESERT
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Membership
consists of retired professional and business men residing in the
vicinity of Henley. Visitors are most welcome and for further details
please contact the secretary Andrew Yarwood on 794079.
DE MONTFORT LODGE OF FREEMASONS
De Montfort Lodge is the only freemasons’ lodge meeting in
Henley. It was established in the town in 1930 and holds meetings in
the Guild Hall. Anyone interested in freemasonry should contact John
Pollard on 0121 704 5140 for further details.
WRVS LUNCH CLUB
The WRVS organise a lunch club for the elderly of the district at Dell
Court every Tuesday at 12.30 pm at a cost of £3.10. For further
details contact Christine on 01789 209210.
| |HENLEY-in-ARDEN BRIDGE CLUB
Plays Duplicate Bridge of
intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at the the White Swan Hotel
and usually finds time for a tipple, which may or may not improve our
play!! Play commences at 7.15 promptly. There are normally 5 - 8
tables and the club does not issue master points.
For further information please contact the Secretary - Christine Whitehouse on 01564 792993.
| |HENLEY FOCUS
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business advertisements, reviews and community information. The Henley
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people at affordable prices and also offers a range of design services
at very reasonable rates. The publication is very happy to promote
community and charity events free of charge.
Please call Karen on 01564 774748 or email email@example.com
for more information.
Details about tourist attractions and neighbouring villages can be found on The Henley Town Website
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