The way things were: Goring days (John Hague, Journal 2018)
A description of two families who ran shops in Goring in the 1930s. The Penny family ran a grocer's, greengrocer's and hardware stores. Two family members served in the Forces in the First World War, and the article describes some of their experiences. Even after the War life was tough, with long hours and the Thirties depression. Henry Hague ran the local blacksmith's. He and his family all played musical instruments, and some of them were founder members of the Goring Brass Band.
Memories of a happy childhood 1930-45 (Doreen Miles, Journal 2017)
The story of Jack Sanderson and his wife. Jack was chauffeur at Elvendon Priory to Freddy Wallis, who made his money from the iron and steel industry. The story is told from the point of view of Doreen, Jack's daughter. She describes life at the Priory, and how life changed during the Second World War in many ways.
Memories of growing up in Streatley in the 1920s and 1930s (Jack Hill as told to Jenny and John Boler, Journal 2014)
Jack Hill, who was born in Streatley, remembers the village as having more or less a feudal system. Streatley was dominated by Mrs Morrell, who owned most of the cottages and for whom many of the villagers worked. Jack also recalls some of the shops and businesses in Streatley at that time.