Henley’s Heritage

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Looking back at the history of Henley-on-Thames

Henley’s Heritage – Transport

Improvements to the Henley roads in the 18th century meant people and goods started to be moved by road rather than by river.  Despite the river trade slumping, Henley continued […]

Henley’s Heritage – The Henley Shirt

The Henley Shirt, a collarless shirt with a round neckline and placket with 2-5 buttons, is now a wardrobe staple around the world thanks to designer Ralph Lauren. It was […]

History of Red Lion Hotel Unveiled on Roarsome Plaque

The Red Lion Hotel’s history will not be forgotten thanks to a new heritage information board installed on Friday outside The Relais Henley hotel by Henley Town Council. The plaque […]

Henley’s Heritage – Henley Bridge

The earliest recording of a Henley bridge is in the Patent Rolls of 1232. Leland, who died in 1552 mentions it in his ‘itinerary’ stating that it was composed entire […]

NEW Henley’s Heritage – Coat of Arms

In the first of our new Henley’s Heritage series, where we’ll look back at the history of Henley, we’re starting with how our town’s coat of arms above was formed. […]