Saturday, 28 May 2016

Wargrave

Hello

We are blessed with lots of pretty towns and villages nearby.  Wargrave, near Henley, is on the River Thames and the confluence of the River Loddon. It's difficult to get photos of the quaint shops and houses that don't include cars as the buildings are based around the road with cars zipping along at regular intervals. We couldn't find a riverside path on our bank of the Thames as all the houses seemed to have gardens right to the water's edge.




The Woodclyffe Hall has an unusual window and decoration at the front.














The original church of St Mary's on Mill Green was set on fire and gutted mistakenly targeted by suffragettes in 1914 and was rebuilt afterwards with only the door and the tower from the original.

Woodclyffe Hostel was used as a Red Cross hospital during WWI, run by the Voluntary Aid Detachment, eventually the Woodclyffe Hall was also used as space for extra beds was needed. Nowadays, the Hostel houses the library.


Wargrave has featured in an Endeavour TV programme, the prequel to Morse and among other notable residents were the late Magician Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee.

Cheerio

8 comments:

  1. Sorry I'm so late in commenting. I found your post fascinating as I watch Endeavor on PBS. Today I watched househunters and they featured a home much like the one you have pictured. The family bought it and did a renovation to their liking. I love seeing these quaint buildings and their beautiful surroundings. Enjoy your holiday weekend, Pat xx

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    1. They are so pretty aren't they, it's just the cars that spoil the look! They should make them go a different way! x

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  2. It's a while since we've been to Wargrave. We had friends of friends who had that lovely old inn in the high street. We used to get invited for the occasional reunion meal there. They're gone now, but your post brings back good memories of Wargrave, the river and all the other pretty villages around there. I've enjoyed seeing your photos of the different buildings, the tiles, the bridge and the house with the roses and wisteria. Thank you for taking me there.

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    1. That's interesting. There used to be quite a few pubs for such a small place. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

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  3. What a lovely post. We often went through Wargrave on our boat trips on the Thames. I have memories of it being very pretty. Thank you for the photos.

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    1. It is mentioned in Three Men and a Boat and the houses must look lovely from the river. x

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  4. This is like a trip back down memory lane as I was born in Henley - what a lovely part of the world it still looks, even if I say so myself!
    Wren x

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    1. Well fancy that! Yes it's beautiful, the villages along the Thames have so much character.x

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