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Happy Birthday Stanley

(1 July 2008) 

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A wonderful celebration of  Stanley Spencer's birthday took place on Sunday 29th June in the grounds of Holy Trinity church.


Cookham's world famous artist has always been popular with people coming from all over the country to see the Church and village that features in so many of his paintings. 


The Stanley Spencer Gallery organised Sunday's open day, and people came to admire the flowers on his memorial, watch films of him at work in the Church, listen to Cookham's outstanding jazz band - the Fabulous Shirtlifters - see the bells that Stanley rang; see again the Hey Big Spencer and enjoy guided walks to many of his favourite places featured in his paintings.



scrumptious cream teas!


Cookham society at work...


Stanley Spencer - Cookham treasure


Fabulous Shirtlifters bring music to the churchyard

Come up and see the 10 bells and see how they're rung!

Michael Johnson - organiser supreme!


Spencer Gallery trustees - guardian's of his legacy


Hey Big Spencer ! 70 artists created this tribute...


The best view of it is up a ladder!


Movies in the Church! 


Di Benson brings alive  Spencer tales!


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