Fire and Accidental Death in Ullenhall
On Thursday 6th August at about 4:00 pm,
villagers in Ullenhall heard a rumble followed by a low roaring sound
that many thought must be a machine somewhere. However, a long column
of smoke was then seen and the sound of approaching sirens caused
people to go into the main street to see what was happening.
the next few days the story unfolded. The owner of Orchard Cottage is
thought to have been in his shed with the petrol mower. The liquid
petroleum gas storage was outside (there is no mains gas in the
village). Somehow, the gas appears to have been ignited, whereupon it
set light to a mature tree which went up in a fast whoosh of flame,
observed by many people. The Fire Service was, of course, concerned
that the gas tank might explode so advised nearby residents to leave
their houses for a few hours whilst they got the situation under
One or two people made cups of tea for the firemen who were on duty
until around 10:00 pm. Most of the time, there were four fire engines
in the main road through the village and all cars were diverted so that
no-one could drive near the cottage which was at risk from a possible
explosion. In the event the firemen managed to prevent the gas tank
The following day people were upset to hear
that the man from Orchard Cottage had died in the accident. Our photo
(right) shows the lady reporter from BBC Coventry and Warwickshire
preparing to interview the next-door neighbour and the accident
investigator. Orchard Cottage is in the background with the police car
in the drive.
Penny Stott reporting
Roy Edwards - Treasurer Extraordinaire
Roy Edwards 18th June 1926 – 1st August 2009.
Central to Roy’s life was his faith and church life. His principal work was as an administrator to the Diocese of Lichfield. His accountancy skills were legendary. This talent and his sense of service to his church, locality and the people around him led him to be the treasurer of at least 13 organisations and auditor of many more.
As the recently appointed chair of the Town Improvement Committee, I have known Roy only briefly. Initially I could not understand how he could possibly manage such a variety of tasks, but his super efficiency and organisation meant that whenever I had a question for him about our finances, and because I was the new boy there were many, there was an instant and accurate answer. This was mostly without reference to notes. I know that all organisations with which he was associated found the same level of knowledge and wise counsel. A good example was his role as auditor of the management accounts for the Heritage Centre, where he was famous for spotting the small error that everyone else missed. Generally dismissive about state-of-the-art technology in the field of accounting, Roy was able to demonstrate over and over again the value of common sense, a sharp eye and great experience.
Roy was treasurer of the Henley War Memorial Trust from the mid nineties and was one of the few steadying hands who helped to steer the trust through some difficult times. His experience, knowledge and facility with accounts and accounting will be very much missed by us, along with many others. His many responsibilities will be taken by a number of others since it is very unlikely Henley will ever have such an energetic, capable and generous man who possesses the talent to take on the many roles which Roy held in Henley, let alone his commitments to the Friends of Coughton Court, Parkinson Society, St John’s Ambulance and a number of churches.
About 350 people attended his funeral, held at All Saints Church in Small Heath. They came from all parts of his life and contributed to a fitting tribute for a great and brilliant but self effacing man of humility. He would not have approved of this article, for instance. There are many people in many organisations who will miss Roy and mourn his passing. Our sympathy goes to those who will miss him most, his family.
Henley salutes a dedicated servant and Henley will be the less for his passing.
Chairman - Town Improvement Committee
Seymour Homes Flat & House To Rent
Following extensive upgrade and
redecoration, Seymour Fieldhouse Homes is pleased to be able to offer
the following properties for applicants as beneficiaries of the above
Flat 3 is a first floor studio flat with new
floorings, carpets and refurbished kitchen and shower room. This flat
is available immediately for single person occupation. House 4 is a one
bedroom house with living/dining room, kitchen and shower room. There
is also a small outhouse storage area to the rear of the property. This
house was completely refurbished with new kitchen and shower room in
2005 and is available from the end of August 2009. This would suit
either a single person or a couple.
Both properties have views of Wootton Church
and the floral courtyard gardens at the front and rear of the property.
There is a local shop nearby and bus services to both Birmingham and
Stratford-upon-Avon are available from outside the property.
The applicants ideally would be around retirement age and have
connections with Henley-in-Arden, Ullenhall or Wootton Wawen of around
five years. This Charity requires its residents to contribute a monthly
sum towards maintenance. Please contact the Clerk on 01564 794475 in
the first instance who will be pleased to give you further information
and an application form.
R U aged 12-19? R U bored?
Do U want somewhere to go or something to do?
If yes, why not see what The HUB has on offer…
The HUB is open
Tuesday & Wednesday nights during term time from 7-9pm for young
people aged 12 plus to just drop in. Each night youth workers will
organise an activity for young people to join in. The HUB has a pool
table, table tennis, PS2 and free internet access and it only costs 50p
per night to come along.
Young people get involved with projects at The HUB.
Young people can learn to drive…‘Get behind that Wheel!’
is a pre-learner driver project delivered by 90-One Education at the
Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon. In total 25 young people aged 15 plus
from Alcester, Henley and Studley have taken part in the course which
started on Thursday 30th April. Participants have had the opportunity
to learn to drive safely on a simulated road system whilst under the
supervision of qualified driving instructors. In addition to getting
behind the wheel of a car, young people have engaged in workshops to
explore the history of motoring, vehicle maintenance, responsibilities
of motorists, costs of owning a car, environmental impact of vehicles,
the law and the consequences of failing to adhere it. The project is
aimed at encouraging young people to be sensible and law abiding
motorists. The 10 week project concludes with a celebration event
at Full Throttle indoor karting centre in Stourbridge.
‘Climb 2 Survive!’ young
people from the HUB have taken part in a climbing project where they
learnt to climb one evening per week for 6 weeks at Creation Indoor
Climbing Centre in Moseley, Birmingham.
The group were taught how to belay for each
other, which involved being able to fit a safety harness correctly,
learn to tie various knots and how to belay using the ropes whilst
someone else was climbing the wall. In addition to climbing indoors the
group had the opportunity to put their skills to the test in the great
Two day trips to Derbyshire were organised
so that the group could experience climbing in the natural environment.
As well as climbing in Derbyshire, the group got to abseil and
experience weaselling which is a great team building activity.
Weaselling involves scrambling over rocks, squeezing through tight
spaces and sliding down through rocks….great fun was had by all!
Young people were under the instruction of
Warwickshire’s Outdoor Education instructors at Creation Indoor
Climbing Centre in Moseley, Birmingham. Once the group had learnt the
basic skills, they moved on to developing their skills through trying
out more complex routes.
In September The HUB will be back open 3 nights per week -
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7-9pm.
…To find out more about The HUB @ Henley
Henley and Beaudesert Society
Because of unforeseen circumstances the
Society regrets that it has had to cancel its fund raising event on
Monday 31st August in the Guildhall.
Johnsons Charity Family Fun Day
centenary year celebrations continue with the Charity Family Fun day on
Sunday 20th September in support of the Warwickshire &
Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. There’s still plenty to be done
in preparation but we’re eagerly working with community groups
and businesses alike to make sure that this fundraiser is one that will
go down in Henley’s history books.
Support from the local community already includes the Henley Rotary
Club, St John’s Church, the Henley & Beaudesert Society,
Ullenhall Gardening Club, Henley Rifle & Pistol
Club, Make Henley Greener, Henley in Bloom, Henley Ice Cream, the
Henley Heritage Centre, Henley NEWS On-line, the Coventry Transport Museum and many many more!!
Now we’re on a hunt for raffle prizes, 2nd hand books and Bric
‘a’ Brac to really make the most of the event’s
fundraising potential. Do you know of a
business that might be happy to donate a raffle prize? Or someone
who has an unwanted stash of 2nd hand books?
All help is most gratefully received, just contact Victoria by email on email@example.com or by phone on 01564 797051
Victoria Johnson reporting
Anglo Italian Society BBQ
The Anglo Italian Society
held its first summer BBQ at a private residence in Lapworth. The event
was organised by Tony Holdback. Members of the organising committee
with the Life President, Commendatore Franco Vegnuti are pictured below.
For the most Comprehensive Information
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Recent Property Sales in Henley
• 5, Alne Close, B95 5JZ - Sold for £249,999 on 29-05-2009
• 7, William James Way, B95 5GB - Sold for £260,000 on 29-05-2009
• 8, Millfield Court, B95 5AD - Sold for £112,500 on 08-05-2009
• 21, William James Way, B95 5GB - Sold for £174,950 on 24-04-2009
• 20, William James Way, B95 5GB - Sold for £155,000 on 15-04-2009
You can search all these sales totally free of charge by going to www.ourproperty.co.uk
Shame - More Noughts Required
I am writing to say how much I enjoyed the Grumpy Old Man's contribution to the last edition.
Twenty billion pounds would seem an affordable sum to pay for such a
splendid scheme, especially when compared to the huge amounts of money
used to bail out our greedy and self-serving
I would point out however, that twenty million people each receiving
one million pounds equals twenty billion pounds only under the
long-scale numerical system, what many people refer
to as the 'English' billion.
The billion referred to in the newspapers and on television programmes
however, is not calculated using the long-scale. Since the
mid-seventies the UK Government has used what is is
termed the 'short-scale' numerical system where a billion is a thousand
million (what many people call the 'American' billion). The UK
Government, the BBC and many if not most other
media organisations have used this meaning of 'billion' for decades now.
Under the currently-used short-scale system, I'm sorry to say that
twenty million people each receiving a million pounds would actually
cost twenty TRILLION pounds, an astronomical
sum that is well over six times the annual nominal GDP for the entire
Shame really, as otherwise it's a brilliant idea...
Son of the Manse?
A teenage boy had just passed his driving
test and was asking his father, a vicar, if he could use the car. The
vicar said he'd make a deal with his son: 'You get good results in your
exams, study your Bible a little, and get your hair cut. Then
I’ll think about letting you use the car.'
The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he'd settle for the offer and they agreed on it.
After about six weeks his father said,
'Well, you've done well in your exams and I've observed that you have
been studying your Bible, but I'm disappointed you haven't had your
hair cut.' The boy said, 'You know, Dad, I've been thinking about that
and I've noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair,
John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair ... and there's
even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair.'
His father replied, 'Didn’t you also notice that they all walked everywhere they went?'
Evening visit to Ufton Fields Nature Reserve
On August 4th eleven hardy members of the Henley Wildlife Society made
a visit in the rain to the Ufton Fields Nature Reserve. David Morphew
showed them around, pointing out flowers, trees and the places where
one can normally spot small mammals and birds. The site is a place
where, for many decades, limestone was quarried in parallel grooves.
These grooves have now filled with water and
become a series of small, long lakes and strips of marshy ground with
shrub land in between. There is a small area of open meadow where there
are several types of orchid which flower in late spring. At this time
of year there are other flowers such as St John’s Wort, Agrimony,
Purple Loosestrife, Yellow Wort and the delightfully named
The group learned how to distinguish between
three types of thistle that grow on the site: Creeping Thistle, Marsh
Thistle and Spear Thistle.
Our picture shows members learning to feel
that ‘sedges have edges and rushes are round’. It is quite
easy to feel the different cross sections once you have the rhyme to
teach you. The footpaths through the reserve are in good condition
making this a really nice place to recommend for an interesting stroll
on a fine day.
The next event is a talk about India on 15th Sept in the Baptist Hall at 7:45pm. Non-members are always welcome.
Penny Stott reporting
Consumer Alerts by Trading Standards
The Trading Standards Service
is warning consumers about a security company that appears to be
adopting an aggressive sales technique when dealing with elderly &
consumers. The company phones the consumer requesting consent to visit
and undertake a "Police Home Security Check" - the inference being that
the check is supported by the
An astute consumer challenged the Company
and they admitted they had no connection with the Police at all.
Trading Standards are concerned that this approach may be calculated in
order to gain a home appointment which could then possibly open the way
for potential pressure selling.
Warwickshire Trading Standards Service ask anyone who has contact
with an elderly or vulnerable person to talk to them regarding this
current issue and advise them to consider not accepting appointments
from cold calls. If they have signed any contracts or taken delivery of
any items that they are unsure of they can contact Consumer Direct and
Trading Standards may be able to assist them in obtaining a full refund.
Trading Standards Officers urge local residents who have any
concerns over recent telephone calls to contact Consumer Direct on
08454 04 05 06 for advice.
Advice On Dealing With Unwanted Telephone Calls
- Don’t provide any personal or financial information to callers you don’t know and trust.
- Challenge callers' claims – ask for
their name and their company name and if you wish to speak to them,
phone them back via a publicly listed telephone number.
- If you don’t wish to speak to them put the phone down.
- To reduce the number of unwanted
telephone sales calls you receive register with the Telephone
Preference Service on 0845 0700707.
- If the caller is persistent seek advice from your phone provider (e.g. BT).
- If you are receiving abusive, threatening
or obscene calls, malicious or otherwise distressing to you, then
report them to the police.
Trading Standards have received reports that
phishing emails allegedly from "Paypal" are being received by consumers
The email informs the recipient that their account has been temporarily
suspended and to click on the link to restore access. Under no
circumstances must recipients respond to the email or click on any
links it might contain or risk losing personal or financial information
or exposing the PC to malware. If you receive such an email delete it.
Make Henley Greener
Save Money - Help Save the Planet
Mythconceptions about climate change
Volcanoes emit far more CO2 than we do by burning coal, oil and gas.
Consequently the small amount we add by using these fossil fuels
Both statements are untrue. Volcanoes emit
less than 1/100 of the Global CO2 emissions emitted by our use of
fossil fuels. Even if the first statement were true, the second need
not be because the CO2 from volcanoes and other natural sources is
being absorbed by the oceans, trees etc at the same rate that it is
being produced. Adding more from fossil fuels changes the balance
between production and absorption and could result in a build up in the
graph (above right) shows atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the last
1100 years. The little graph below it shows emissions of CO2 from
fossil fuels from 1700. There is a remarkable coincidence between
increase in atmospheric CO2 and the rising emissions of CO2 from
burning coal and oil and gas. The black vertical line is the date of
James Watt’s patent on steam engines. Notice how steeply the
atmospheric CO2 is climbing. This is what is scary about the CO2
problem and why it has to be got under control quickly.
2. Warming is a result of solar system effects.
The sun is producing more sunspots than it did in the early nineteenth
century but the sunspots represent only a tiny amount of the overall
energy that the earth gets from the sun. Sunspot activity only accounts
for a 0.1% change in an 11 year cycle. According to the 2007 report
from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the solar
output has increased by no more than 0.12% since the ‘Little Ice
Age’ chill of 1750. While there is evidence of a link between
solar activity and some of the warming in the early 20th Century,
measurements from satellites show that there has been very little
change in underlying solar activity in the last 30 years. There is even
evidence of a detectable decline and so this cannot account for the
recent rises we have seen in global temperatures. The IPCC deemed it
90% certain that greenhouse gasses have more influence than solar
activity on climate change. For most practical purposes 90% certain is
more than good enough for deciding to do something unless there is a
high risk of adverse consequences. For Climate Change the risk of doing
nothing is enormous so 90% certain dictates maximum possible action.
3. It’s too late for us to make any difference, the planet is beyond repair
Not true. Atmospheric CO2 is currently producing relatively small
changes in climate but if we do not halt the steep growth shown above
the effects will soon become severe. We have a few years to make a real
difference in cutting our CO2 emissions so it is vital that every
individual, every organisation, every business and every government
takes every action available to them and more in the fight against
climate change. We have only one planet and every one of us can help to
save it, but we must drive the change, no one else is going to do it
for us. If we delay acting until major climate change effects kick in
it will be too late. Saving the planet is a convenient expression but
it does not exactly describe the problem. If we fail to control
greenhouse gas emissions the planet will still be here after the
climate has gone completely out of control but the human population as
we know it today will not. There may be a small number who survive the
famines and droughts and resulting global wars that climate change will
4. Nothing I do as an individual will have a real impact on tackling change
Not true. There are actually many ways an individual can have an impact
on reducing the advance of global warming and everything you do to
reduce your emissions will count. If everyone in the UK cuts their
emissions by 30%, UK emissions will be down by 30%. If we all wait to
see if others are reducing their footprint we’ll never get
started. Quite a lot of people are already reducing their emissions so
join the club if you haven’t started. Don’t forget, as each
individual adopts lifestyle changes it contributes to a growing
movement of consumer and political pressure – the one thing
businesses and governments can never afford to ignore. The governments
of all major CO2 emitting countries including China and the USA now
have emissions reduction policies.
5. People exaggerate the scale of the situation and there is actually no need for urgent action
Whilst the timing of particular stages of climate change cannot be
predicted exactly the key point to note is that top scientists now
agree that the world’s temperature will definitely increase by 2
or 3 degrees this century due to the CO2 currently emitted. The
resulting temperatures and climate change will be difficult for many
people and ecosystems to adapt to. The IPCC - the world's leading
authority on climate change – has suggested that as climate
change progresses it is likely that negative effects would begin to
dominate almost everywhere. The sooner we do something the more likely
we will be able to avoid the worse case scenarios.
6. Climate change is nothing to do with humans
It is true that the world has experienced warmer and colder periods in
the past without any interference from humans. The ice ages are
well-known examples of global changes to the climate. But, even taking
all the natural effects into account, scientists cannot explain the
temperature rises seen over the last 100 years both on land and in the
oceans without factoring in the actions of humans. We know from looking
at gases found trapped in cores of polar ice that the levels of carbon
dioxide in the atmosphere are now 35 per cent greater than they have
been for at least the last 650,000 years (Yes, six hundred and fifty
thousand). This is mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels and the
widespread burning of the world's forests. The increase in global
temperature is consistent with the level of increase in carbon dioxide
and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
7. Forecasts of temperatures decades into the future are unreliable
It depends what you mean by unreliable. We have to look at the changes
we are seeing in the earth’s natural landscape and climate now as
well as using modern forecasting models which are becoming increasingly
more sophisticated. They are based on well-established scientific
principles, observations of the climate and our understanding of how it
functions. Climate models are not sufficiently well-developed to
predict all details exactly. However, they have been shown to predict
past and present changes in the global climate rather well. This gives
us confidence that they provide a reliable guide to the future.
8. What to do next
A good way of understanding how well you are doing at reducing your CO2
emissions is to calculate your carbon footprint then look at actions
you can take to reduce it. Carbon footprint is easily calculated from
your gas and electricity bills, annual car mileage and the names of
airports for take off and landing. Feed this information into the
carbon calculator on any carbon footprint website to get the answer. www.jpmorganclimatecare.com/ is a good site for this.
John Stott - Make Henley Greener
John Garner's Business Column
Have you had a tax rebate?
Probably not. But you may well have had an
email telling you have. Oh joy! (Why is it that, when we do get a tax
rebate, we’re over the moon? After all, it was our money in the
first place!) Yes of course it looks too good to be true. It is.
It’s another scam.
The email purports to come from HM Revenue
and Customs (HMRC) but is usually from a rather odd email address. One
I’ve recently had comes from
“….@hrmcshelpdesk”. Yes, I did write hrmc not hmrc.
That’s a giveaway for a start. Other giveaways are bad spelling
and grammar. This one says, “Please enter your exactly
information….” Civil servants can usually speak better
English than that.
For some reason it’s also asking for
my credit card details!! Why on earth would the tax man need that?
These emails do seem to be very badly timed: this year’s tax
return isn’t due in yet so there’s no way HMRC would know
you’d had a rebate. And if you’d been due a rebate from
last year you’d have had it ages ago (but please don’t
write in if you haven’t…...).
There seems to be a flurry of these emails
around lately; I’ve had several and friends likewise.
Interestingly, they all mention different amounts of rebate and give
different (bogus) reference numbers. So the scammers aren’t just
sending out identical emails to thousands of people, they’re
actually having to work at it!
And if they’re prepared to put in that
much work, presumably they must make enough money for it to be worth
their while. It’s frightening to think how many people are
gullible enough to fall for scams like this.
John Garner - Business Correspondent
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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 Memorial Hall. “Bringing the outdoors indoors – bring
a picnic and a bottle”.
CLUB – Tuesday 25th August in the Village Hall, Ullenhall, 7.45
for 8.00pm. Our speaker is Don Everitt “Autumn the Forgotten
Season”. Visitors (£2) and new members always welcome.
AUTUMN SHOW on
Saturday 5th September organised jointly by Ullenhall Gardening Club
and Ullenhall WI. Show schedules and further details available from
Diane Bayley (01789 488209).
CHARITY FAMILY FUN DAY – Sunday 20th September 12 noon –
6.00 pm. 2009 is a special year for Johnsons – 100 years in
business and still very much a family firm! In celebration, we are
hosting a family fun day at our depot in support of the Warwickshire and
Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. Highlights include a vintage vehicle
display, miniature steam railway, horse and cart rides, air rifle
range, arts, crafts and farmers market stalls and a whole host of
other games, stalls and attractions. We’d be delighted if you
would be able to join us.
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.
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
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.
Each month the Henley Focus contains plenty for everyone with local
business advertisements, reviews and community information. The Henley
Focus could be helping you to promote your business or service to local
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Details about tourist attractions and neighbouring villages can be found on The Henley Town Website
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