We recently took Henley Historical Society on a walk around the village having first introduced them to the archaeology of the area.
As with previous walks with other people they commented on the fact that they never knew how lovely the village was and how hidden it is if you only travel along the main road. That is what history itself is like; you can stick with history of kings and queens, politics, wars all interesting, but not as alive as the stories of villages and towns and the folk who have live there. There are always more facts to find, more stories to tell, more hidden things from the past to find. History is ALIVE!
We are still hoping to hear from people about their grandparents’ memories of WW1; if you have any photos, stories, we would love to hear them before November 2018 when the end of WW1 will be remembered in the village and the Church.
Next meeting is Tuesday, July 10th at 8pm in the History Room, Parsonage Lane. (No meeting in Aug.)