Does anyone know Fiona Gordon?

Good morning, My name is Bill Wilber and I'm writing  to see if you might help me with contact information for Annie Gordon; or more likely her daughter, Fiona Gordon who used to own the Small House across from the White Hart hotel in Nettlebed.      My high school crew team (Washington-Lee High School)  stayed at Annie's house for two weeks in late June and early July 1969 while we were training and competing at the Henley Regatta for the Princess Elizabeth Cup.   Annie, Fiona and a couple of Fiona's  friends fed us and otherwise  took good care of us those two weeks and I remember telling Fiona at the end or our trip  that if she ever had interest in visiting the United States to see Washington DC and  vicinity, we'd be happy to host her.    That was 50 years ago, and I'm now coordinating the 50th reunion of our high school class' and  thought it would be wonderful if...
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Nettlebed & District Commons Conservators awarded conservation grants

Nettlebed & District Conservators (NDCC) have been awarded grants totalling £31,600 for new conservation and landscape improvement projects on Peppard, Kingwood and Nettlebed Commons. Nettlebed & District Commons total 560 acres and were established as common land by Robert Fleming in 1906. Nowadays, the Commons are mostly dominated by secondary woodland, and the main focus of NDCC’s projects will be to open up selected areas by creating woodland rides and glades, thereby encouraging new natural habitats, increasing biodiversity, and improving access for recreation and leisure pursuits. The Commons are widely used, not only by people from Rotherfield Peppard and Nettlebed, but also from neighbouring parishes and from Henley and Reading.The awards, which were announced in October, are strictly dedicated to the new conservation measures defined in NDCC’s funding application and cannot be assigned to annual operating expenditures or ongoing general Commons maintenance. The funded conservation work will be supported by NDCC’s volunteer work parties. The Commons are ecologically important, Peppard and Kingwood containing...
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Nettlebed school performance at end of key stage 2 in 2018

As you may have seen in the national press, on Friday the Department For Education released the performance data for the country from the last school year (link enclosed below). I am extremely pleased to say that Nettlebed school achieved outstandingly well in our results last year. Out of 304 schools in Oxfordshire, we are in the top 20 for many of the measurements available. My personal favourites are our top score for the whole of Oxfordshire in our SATs results for Maths, and also the top average combined score across maths, writing and reading. The results also show we scored very highly in progress, which is one of the key indicators for how effectively a school is performing. These results are something that everyone connected with the school should be incredibly proud of, from pupils to parents, and especially the staff. Huge congratulations to everyone involved. Matt Tebbutt Chair of Governors - Nettlebed Community School Oxfordshire school performance...
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Lost wallet and clipboard

My husband was working in Nettlebed yesterday and was parked by the green adjacent to the old kiln.  He accidentally left his all-weather writer clipboard on the roof of his car when leaving and unfortunately this had his wallet inside! We know that the wallet has been stolen as his cards have been used fraudulently to withdraw money.  However, maybe the perpetrator will have thrown the clipboard and wallet away having done their worst.  Could local residents keep an eye out for the clipboard / wallet as it would be good to have them returned if found.  There may also be fingerprint evidence on the items of use to the police.  The clipboard is red A4 as shown and the wallet black.    The thief withdrew money at the Spar garage, cleverly in full view of CCTV so I am hoping the Police will be hot on their tail!  Please reply to Rod d’Ayala rod.dayala@gmail.com  01235 511861 ...
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Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 12th December

The village is holding its annual Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 12th December at the Village Club. If you would like to help spread the Christmas spirit we are looking for volunteers to help set up and look after our guests. Alternatively if you can’t make it on the day but would like to take part in some way we are looking for volunteers to make apple crumbles or donate a small Christmas gift to be given to each guest. Christmas treats like chocolates, biscuits or wine is always welcome. There will be a donation box at the Christmas Fayre (in the small hall) on Friday. Please contact Ali Simmons on 07913256829 or email alisimmons76@icloud.com for more info....
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HENLEY LIONS WINTER FUEL PROJECT 2018 Appeal

HENLEY LIONS WINTER FUEL PROJECT 2018 Appeal Imagine it’s bitterly cold outside and you cannot afford to top up your electric or gas meter. You are receiving all the benefits due to you but it’s just not enough to fully provide for yourself and or family. For the past 2 years Henley Lions have helped keep the heating on and cooker running with the generosity of others donating all or part of their Government Winter Fuel Allowance.  Last winter alone Henley Lions supported 20 families and individuals in our area survive the winter with donations amounting to £5097. With winter coming we are again asking for your help.  Pensioner generosity last year helped many families and individuals who were struggling to pay their fuel bills for a variety of reasons.  All the money donated was distributed to help with the cost of heating, lighting and cooking. Individuals and families were identified whose benefits were not enough to keep them warm through the winter, or...
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Free Yoga Tasters Trials

Evie, our new Tuesday evening Yoga teacher is offering four free taster trials before setting up her regular classes in January at Studio One, RG9 5TX. Visit www.studioonehenley.co.uk for details of all our sessions. Please contact Evie directly for more information and class bookings. November 13th Forrest Inspired yoga: 1900-2015 Night time stretch and relax 2015-2115 November 20th Vinyasa Flow 1900-2015 Night time stretch and relax: 2015-2115 Evie Costello costelloyoga@gmail.com 07957 297050 • Mobile Class Styles Night time stretch and relax - All levels Help yourself unwind before sleep with a yin influenced class. The session will work to mindfully increase flexibility in those areas most commonly tense or tight caused though muscle overuse, bad posture or stress. Some poses are held for a longer periods of time to help to both release muscles and connective tissue and to increase the feeling of relaxation. Also includes gentle breathwork to help calm the mind. Mindful vinyasa flow - All levels An all levels slow flowing class, with a strong emphasis on the breath and linking it...
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