Back now with my feet firmly on the ground in Henley. A long catch up!
Views of the Marlow Road taken whilst waiting for the Arriva Bus to Reading before Autumn set in.
The Henley Literary Festival Marquee that housed some of the Literary Festival Events – Fearne Cotton who was speaking at Phyllis Court went to school with our daughter, and also came to our daughter’s birthday parties. We met up with her Mum and Aunt who were visiting Pinner just before we moved here five years ago. Well done to her for her second appearance at the Festival. We were not here during the festival as we were on holiday than. I was glad to be able to sneak of Mike Read through a door in the Marquee, he appeared at the festival as well!
Our Town Bus, efficiently run by Reading Buses, thanks to the local council. Stuck in Friday street behind a van unloading. A car on the opposite side refused to move “they were in the bank”, also parked on a double line!
Men digging out the earth in the Kings Road Car Park for the Archaeologists to start searching for artefacts etc.
A few weeks ago the Marquee was opened up and used for the Town Market
Groundwork’s exposed. One of the workmen said that they had found evidence of a glass kiln and some other artefacts to suggest that the Ravenscroft Glassworks may have been there.
Our local Rugby Club on the Marlow Road – great name for a team “Dings Crusaders!
Autumn setting in
A view from opposite Swiss Farm to the River Thames (you may be able to see the boat on the river!
Views taken in Reading when I went to a Radio Club two Saturdays ago. It is great that we can get to Reading, Oxford, Marlow, Nettlebed and many other places by bus.
One day recently I noticed a trail of strawberries along part of the Marlow Road. You may just be able to see two in this picture
Leaves on the Marlow Road and some Ivy. Miraculous the trees along the road do not fall down, they are choked by Ivy.
Recently they had some Rugby Match finals for schools at the Rugby Club, the field at Swiss Farm was full of cars, and also the Rugby field opposite, so I was told.
I was shooting into the sun, but above are pictures of the digging taking place, before the builders start on the new buildings in Kings Road Car Park
A lovely display in one of the library windows by the WI, celebration 100 years of the Suffragettes.
The marquee for the Literary festival finally being taken down
A lovely selection of fruit and vegetables for sale at the Bosely Patch Hut at Swiss Farm recently
A roadside curio, a GPO stone sign by the roadside on the Marlow Road. Looking rather the worse for wear
I have yet to see this ice cream stall working, I may just have been at the market at the wrong time?
One of my favourite shops in Henley is the Oxfam Bookshop. They did me and other Dr Who Fans proud recently by mounting a display of books dedicated to Dr Who. I was privileged in the past to have known Brian Hodgson and Dick Mills of the Radiophonic Workshop, and worked closely with them on producing Archive recordings for us.
A real transformation as the leaves start to change colour and drop off the trees.
Finally a picture of the Green at Nettlebed, taken whilst waiting for a bus back from the Sue Ryder Sale on Saturday.