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Trustees for Dunsden Village Hall needed

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the success of the recently re-furbished historic Victorian building. It lies close to the village green and community orchard and consists of two bright halls, a […]

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Creative Caversham – Roger Smalley

FIREPLACE THAT LIT A PASSION FOR SCULPTURE This month Elestr Lee meets long-time Caversham resident Roger Smalley, who discovered a talent for working in stone through one of those classic 80s DIY projects… OUR ARTIST […]

Local People

In memory of PC1274 Peter Towner

We received the following notice and the accompanying photograph from his wife, Babs Towner and friend Julia Stanbrook early in 2021: PETER TOWNER died on 4 November 2020. He was a local policeman in Caversham […]

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Creative Caversham – Lou Jessop

Embroidery and the use of textiles can be raised to an art form in talented hands, as Lou tells Elestr Lee. THERE has always been a tendency for the art world to regard embroidery or […]

Ute - Happy at home
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In memory of Ute Lord 1933 – 2020

OUR MOTHER, Ute Lord, moved to Priest Hill in October 1961 from Clapham. From the start she was happy in her new home, with three small children and the fourth on the way. It was […]

Local People

Robin and Eve Bentham – an appreciation

IT IS WITH overwhelming sadness that the Warren and District Residents’ Association (WADRA) Committee announces the death of Robin Bentham, Chair of the Association between 1999 and 2019. Robin died of natural causes at his […]

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Creative Caversham – Liz Real

POP ART – TO HELP OUT! by Elestr Lee LIFE MAY be changing in ways that were unimaginable at the start of 2020. But creative new ways of coping and living with the ‘new norms’ are […]

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Community Connections – Matt Emmett

Community Connections by Caroline Gratrix – Matt Emmett is a Caversham based landscape and heritage photographer. His eight-year photography project titled ‘Forgotten Heritage’ won him Architecture Photographer of the Year in 2016 and then the inaugural […]

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Bessie bakes her way into the news

The Covid-19 lockdown in summer 2020 was a difficult time for everyone. But for Caversham schoolgirls Bessie (10) and her sister Milly (12) it was especially tough having to cope with home-schooling while also helping […]

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Community Connections – Ruth Martin

Community Connections by Caroline Gratrix – During lockdown, kind hearted local candle maker Ruth Martin suspended production of her candles to make hand creams for local NHS workers. Ruth, along with neighbour and friend Antonia from […]