The Henley Society

Registered Charity No. 234205


Forthcoming Events

I am pleased to tell you that your Committee has arranged our first Zoom talk. This will be given by one of our new Members, Michael Redley and will be on the subject of Aldermen and Mayors: the life of Henley before the First World War. The local authority of Victorian and Edwardian times, the Town Council first elected in 1883, built well and all these years later we still live largely within the geographical limits and ideas about the town which they pioneered. Twenty individuals had been Mayor of Henley by 1914. Who were they? What were their backgrounds? What were the main politics of the town at that time? Michael will reveal all in a fascinating 40 minute talk (followed by questions).

Michael is a resident of Henley and an historian who teaches at the Department for Continuing Education at Rewley House in Oxford. During lockdown he has focused his research on his home town and delivered talks on Henley matters to several local groups. The talk will be on Wednesday 10th March  2021 at 7pm and anyone requiring a ‘free’ ticket should send an email to with ‘Redley ticket’ in the title box. Joining instructions will then be sent a few days prior to the event.  


Another date for your diaries – our AGM is normally held in the Spring and we have chosen Friday 16th April (7pm) as this years date. I suspect that this will be another Zoom meeting unless we are ‘released!!’ Full details will follow in due course.


As of 17th March 2020, and in accordance with HM Government coronavirus advice, we are unfortunately postponing all events arranged for March, April, May, June and July 2020.

This means that our talk on Making Henley Carbon Free on March 17th, our Annual General Meeting on April 3rd and The Swan Support talk on April 21 are all postponed and will be arranged for later in the year, just as soon as HM Government give advice that public gatherings are permitted.

The new dates, and full details will be published as soon as they are known, both on this page and on our Facebook presence @henley society.

We are hoping to organise a trip to the Commandant's Parade at RMA Sandhurst on August 5th 2020 and as soon as we know that this can go ahead full details will be announced.

We are also hopeful of being able to hold our November talk, on 27th, by Mrs Hilary Martin, the Marlow Town Clerk.

The Executive Committee apologise for these delays and for any inconvenience caused.