First, I must thank Jean Smith for correcting my incorrect naming of the pub on riverside. It was in fact the Little White Hart, and I have taken the opportunity to edit that post/
I was impressed by some of the Platinum Jubilee displays in the Windows In Hart and Duke Street. Also a picture of the flags above “The Cheesy Grape”. I apologise for the reflections in the windows but it was sunny when I took the photos
The electric charging points look like they are up and running in the Kings Road/Waitrose Car Park
They remind me a little of Petrol Pumps. In a way they are the new fuel that the Government want everyone to use?
These trees on the Marlow Road have at last had a load taken off them. The Ivy has been cut at the roots and died off successfully!
Finally a view of the vegetation over the fence of the Rugby Field in the Marlow Road, and the lovely flowers that are below the Town sign outside Swiss Farm. I am proud to say that we have actually stayed in a hotel on holiday in the past on Lake Bled. We are twinned with the town of Bled in Slovenia as well.
Hello it is encouraging that we are getting some better weather on and off. Saturday was a splendid day with blue skies and sunshine. Our fish appreciated today when it rained during the night!
The market on Saturday was busy, it is good to see the crowds beginning to form again. Maybe we should be a little careful indoors with masks though?
The new Bakers were doing very well, both with Bread sales and Cafe customers
Earlier this week I had an appointment with Henley Chiropractors, and I was impressed by the bushes and and plants that boarded the footpath from the hospital outskirts to the Bell and Hart Surgery. In the last picture you can just see the front wheel of my bike!
This was the view I got whilst walking back along the Marlow Road, I had wallpaper like this in my bedroom when I was young as well! Not the fence or the greenery of course!
A little souvenir of Henley on Thames
ISBN 1-905385-02-01 Published by Chris Andrews Publications Telephone 01865 723401 www.cap-ox.com It is still available at 6 pounds and is essentially a pictorial souvenir of our lovely town. It is on glossy paper and I treasure my copy. There is also a picture of the inside of the Brakspears Brewery!
Below the Regatta is beginning to take shape across the way, and there are young ducklings in and around the river. Photos were taken on Sunday when the sun was not shining but Henley still looks lovely!
A Guide to Henley on Thames – local history guide 1896!
I will not go into more detail about this fabulous reproduction of the 1896 book by Emily J Climenson but you should be able to read about it on the back cover of the book which is pictured below. I happen to know that one of my regular contributors to comments on this blog, has a copy of this gem! It can be found on eBay, and other online sites from time to time (Try Bookfinder.com for entries!) You may also be fortunate and find it in Ways Bookshop, or one of the local charity shops.
I was aware that a Crazy Golf course was being built at great expense, so stood on a seat to get these first photo over the hedge! I have since observed in the Henley Standard “Hidden Henley” article, that is called an Adventure Golf Course. It is actually a model of the buildings in town. One site visitor reckons that they are painting the sandstone building to make them look more realistic.
I then looked towards the river and noticed some girls rowing and men on canoes – we are a river based community, and some participate in this whenever possible.
I do look forward to having a round of Crazy Golf when the work is complete. They did reckon it would cost £6 a game, they could give locals a small discount? Clearly this had been paid for through our council taxes?
Mill Meadows is a great place to relax, do visit it soon if you have not done this for a while like myself.