PLOWRIGHT IN COOKHAM
Plowright visited the Stanley Spencer Gallery on 28th June to interview
Trustee Carolyn Leder for a programme on BBC Radio 4 next spring. The
Piers’ Thames Crossings series. So listen out for the programme.
John Brooks, Piers Plowright, Carolyn Leder, Alan Hall (the producer)
VISITS SPENCER GALLERY FOR NEW ACQUISITION
Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham is pleased to announce a new
acquisition, Hilda with her Hair Down, a drawing by Stanley Spencer of
his first wife Hilda. The drawing is the most important acquisition by
the Gallery in recent years. This intimate portrait is one of Spencer's
best known and beautiful drawings, representing an important moment of
tenderness towards Hilda in the summer of 1931. It has appeared in all
significant exhibitions of Spencer's works. The purchase was made
possible by grants from the Art Fund and the V & A Purchase Grant
Fund, and a donation from The Friends of The Stanley Spencer Gallery.
The drawing was bought at Christie's London auction house.
The Mayor of the Royal Borough Windsor
& Maidenhead Councillor Colin Rayner and Mrs Samantha Rayner visited
the Gallery on Wednesday 18th July to view the new acquisition. The
Mayor said " I am delighted to see this acquisition coming back to
Cookham, especially in the 50th anniversary year of the Gallery. We are
very proud in the Borough of the Stanley Spencer Gallery which is run
entirely by volunteers."
The photo is of Stuart Conlin -
Chairman of Trustees of the Spencer Gallery and Councillor Colin Rayner
- Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
THE COOKHAM DEAN DIAMOND JUBILEE FETE on Saturday 15th
September 2012 1.00pm – 5.00pm There will be a ROYAL SCARECROW
entries must be in position by the war memorial at Cookham Dean
3.00pm on 15th September.
will take place at 4.40pm.
a little witty ditty
give you lots of heart
we're really desperate
you'll take part!
a crown upon your scarecrow
it on a bale of hay.
a sceptre in its hay stuffed hand
scare the crows away.
Dean Fete Committee
GYM ON ALFRED MAJOR - FREE
Alfred Major Recreation Ground in Cookham Rise has a fantastic facility
which was set up by the Parish Council. It is an outdoor gym using
different types of equipment for different activities. This sort of
facility is very popular on the Continent and it also becoming more
popular in the UK. A big plus is that it is free, but the downside
is that it can be a bit miserable if it is raining. Local resident,
Sarah Parfitt feels that it's a wasted local resource and believes
that some people are unaware of the outdoor gym's existence
and others are nervous to have a go by themselves. She has managed to
find someone to train Cookhamites on the equipment for free. Experienced
personal trainer, Hubert H Clarke will be leading two sessions at the
outdoor gym on Wednesday, 18th July at 9.00am and 7.30pm
and can show you how to make the most of the equipment safely.
said "It will very much be a “train the trainer“ session – we
hope it will inspire you to show others how to use the equipment.
is a FREE event and places are limited (there are now only 6 places left for
each session!). You need to register ASAP by emailing or
phoning Sarah Parfitt from Parfitt & Bee Media: firstname.lastname@example.org
or 07900 4117 15
ALL ages and abilities welcome!
event has been sponsored by Runners‘ Retreat in Marlow and Gatorade
and participants will be given drinks and gels.
at StageWorks Cookham are celebrating as recently Ewan Harris
from it's school in Henley has
joined the Ragtime Musical at Regency Open
Air Theatre, London. His contract is March - September also Ted
Wilson from StageWorks Henley is
still playing Eric in Matilda and
Regent is still touring with Oliver and having a fantastic time.
recently Daniel Perry filmed for Downton Abbey and everyone is proud
of all of the students for their
professional roles. StageWorks continue to
thrive in the local areas for students aged 4-84! There really is
something to do for everyone at
students at StageWorks Cookham recently performed at Cookham Rise
fete and thoroughly enjoyed working
with the locals!
you would like more information on StageWorks Cookham please visit
website www.stageworks.org.uk or call 01491 877205.
SET FOR THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
Richard Monger - Immediate Past President of Bourne End
& Cookham Rotary Club,
Rotary Club of Bourne End & Cookham
received a letter from Sophie Foote back in May outlining her request
is part of the Jam Theatre in Marlow and a member of the award winning
Taplow Youth Choir. She had recently won a place with the Youth Musical
Theatre (YMT) and their production at the Edinburgh Festival this summer
as well as the Montgomery Holloway Summer School which culminates in a
performance with Laurie and his band at Norden Farm an 28th
achieve this, Sophie has to raise £1,500. And she asked if we would
help. We responded by saying that if she could raise £1,200, we would
give her the remaining £300.
Saturday, I took a cheque for £300 round to Sophie – she has raised
over £1,200 all on her own! A tremendous achievement.
lives in Westwood Green, Cookham and we believe her to be an inspiration
to us all.
photo is of Richard and Sophie in Sophie's front garden.(
AVAILABLE - THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE
Are you a parent or carer?
Have you recently moved to Cookham? Why not download the Definitive
Guide to Activities for the Under 5s in Cookham or pick up a copy
from Country Stores or the Station Hill Cafe? The Definitive Guide has been
generously sponsored by Herries Preparatory School in Cookham Dean
and Cookham.com. It has been put together by Sarah Parfitt,
co-founder of Cookham-based media consultancy, Parfitt
& Bee Media: "My family and I moved to Cookham 2
years ago, when my son, Jack was just 4 months old. We didn't know
the area at all, so it was all quite an adventure.
Fortunately, we had incredibly helpful neighbours on the High Road
and we also found Cookham.com an invaluable resource.
But it was the experience of being a new parent here which gave me
the inspiration for the Definitive Guide. I am very grateful
to Herries Preparatory School, Liz Kwantes from Cookham.com and Brian
Harding from the Spectrum Electronics Group for making my idea a
reality. My sincere thanks to everyone involved."
If you run an activity in Cookham for the under 5s and would like to be
included in future editions of the Guide, please email Sarah Parfitt: email@example.com
or phone: 07900 4117 15.
You can print off a copy by clicking below.
COMES TO THE SWAN UPPERS
After several month of a temporary
landlord at the Swan Uppers a new permanent landlord has come to take
over. It is Welshman Mervyn from Aberystwyth. Mervyn says that the Swan
Uppers will be serving food from this Monday 2nd July, so do go along
and say hello to Mervyn.
My name is Maria Eugenia Martínez Ladrón de Guevara and I am
from Ubeda in the South of Spain.
I have spent the last 11 months working as an au-pair for a local family
love learning foreign languages and have a Masters degree in English. My
dream is to become an English teacher in Spain one day.
term, I have had the great pleasure of running the Spanish After School
Club at Herries on Mondays. It’s been a fantastic experience for
me, and all the pupils (from Herries and other local
schools) have been very welcoming and polite. I have introduced the
students to some basic Spanish words and expressions, and also taught
the children about Spanish culture.
(which was sadly my last day!) we had a Spanish fiesta or party and it
was great fun. I brought some yellow flowers for the girls to put in
their hair and fans for the boys and we did some traditional Sevillanas
dancing from my region. We also tasted some Spanish food like omlettes
am leaving Cookham on Thursday and have many fond memories of my
time here. Thank you!
book Cats Have Staff - The Saffi & Misa Diaries which I brought
out just 6 weeks ago has now reached the dizzying heights of Number
One Best Seller at Amazon in it's genre!
managed to keep the price realistic at just £3.97 by bringing it out
as a down load at www.Amazon.co.uk
book section suitable for PC / iPad /iPhone / Kindle (all easy to down
are plans to bring out a paper back version however due to print costs
this would be at a much higher price.
have a spare moment I would very much appreciate it if you could write
a short review at Amazon.
if you would like to catch the dynamic duo Saffi & Misa's latest
adventures you can find them on www.catshavestaff.co.uk
SURVEY ON ALFRED MAJOR
Archaeology will resume their resistivity survey at Alfred Major
Recreation Ground, Cookham Rise on Friday 22nd and Saturday
23rd June, between 9:00am and 4:00pm, weather permitting.
is a continuation of the investigation to establish the position of a
suspected Roman or possibly Romano British road. Evidence for this road
was established by Marlow Archaeology in Kidwells Park, Maidenhead and
there are reports of the road in various places.
If this is all correct, this road ran from Bray, through Maidenhead and
Cookham, crossing the Thames to Bourne End at Cockmarsh.
The investigation is far from easy as it is difficult to distinguish
between gravel outcrops and a possible road, but previous resistivity on
this site showed strong indications of what might be the road. If this
is successful it is intended to do more resistivity further along the
line of the road and if strong enough evidence can be found, an
application will be made to excavate.
public are welcome to come along and observe or even lend a hand. If
you require more information or weather makes it doubtful, please
contact Joy Blake, 01628 523896, or email her in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org
WANTED TO MAKE UP MIXED DOUBLE TENNIS PAIR
The Cookham Dean
Charity Tennis and Croquet Day is on Sunday 1st July
and we have a few places left for men to partner unaccompanied lady
players. If you are a gallant gentleman who would enjoy a day playing on
private courts in Cookham Dean, please sign up NOW!
For the first time
this year, we are holding a charity auction as part of the day.
Thanks to our very generous sponsors we have some unique tickets to
sporting events to sell to the highest bidders, including, among others:
Two tickets to a premier
league football game at the club of your choice
Two NFL tickets to
the International Series game at Wembley on October 28th 2012.
Tickets include access to club level bars and restaurants, use of the
VIP entrance, and padded seats!
Four tickets to the London
Double Header rugby at Twickenham on 1st September.
A fun group coaching
session with coach Jamie Wright
including a bar and barbeque by Deliciously French
more information, and an entry form, please visit www.cookhamdean.net
or phone Andrew Teuten on 07951 952934.
JUBILEE FETE AND STREET PARTY
Rosenthal, on behalf of the Stanley Spencer Gallery, presented a cedar
bowl to the Rt Hon Theresa May. This bowl is made from the wood of the
cedar tree which stood in the garden of Englefield House in Cookham. The
bowl was made by Bryan Clarke.
The tree was painted by Sir Stanley Spencer RA in 1948 in his work
'Cookham from Englefield'. The tree was felled in 2011.
The painting was stolen from the
Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham in April 2012. This was the first
theft of artwork since the gallery was founded in 1962 and this
presentation is in recognition of the work done by the police force in
the hope that they can restore the work to its natural and rightful
Theresa thanked the Gallery for the
bowl and said she would keep it in her office at the Home Office.
JUBILEE FETE AND STREET PARTY
Friday 1st June was the beginning of the
Jubilee Celebrations and Herries made the most of it with their Jubilee
Fete and Street Party. (click on photo for larger image).
BELLRINGERS PEAL FOR THE DIAMOND JUBILEE
over 3 hours on Tuesday morning the village of Cookham resounded to the
ringing of the 10 bells of Holy Trinity church Cookham pealing
continuously for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
band of Cookham bellringers, led by tower captain Marcia
Dieppe, rang the first peal on the 10 bells, which was in
celebration of her Majesty’s reign.
ringing is an extraordinary achievement and not something we undertake
lightly – or regularly. The last peal at Cookham was 12 years ago for
the last peal in 2000, 2 new bells have been added to the existing 8 at
Holy Trinity Church, Cookham, to make one of the few rings of 10 bell
towers in Berkshire, and the only one in the Royal Borough. The heaviest
bell is three quarters of a ton and the oldest bell dates back to 1650!
bellringers rang a peal of Grandsire Caters comprising 5039 changes in 3
hours and 8 minutes.
was Whyteladies Road resident Claire Fisher’s first peal. “I’ve
done it now! It was amazing!
It was great to be ringing for the Queen in the Royal Borough”
Cookham bellringer Timmy Mallett described the experience “The concentration needed is unbelievable. You pull the rope up to 30
times a minute and there’s no stopping for
anything, and no chance of a break either in over 3 hours! Did anyone
make a mistake? Of course not! We’re perfect - almost!”
bellringers – Charles Botting,
Mandy Salter, Timmy Mallett, Marcia Dieppe, Claire Fisher, Andrew
McKerlie, Ken Darvill, Graham Firman, Sam Maynard and Freddie Daniel -
were cheered at the end by a crowd of wellwishers including the vicar,
Michael Smith, and residents of the High Street and people on the river
who’d enjoyed the morning’s achievement.
have a great team of bellringers”
said vicar Michael Smith “who
ring every Sunday for services and for weddings, funerals and great
state events like this weekend! We’re very proud of them and what they
did for the Jubilee”
Anyone up for joining the
bellringers contact Mandy Salter
on 01628 530241.
the Cookham Running Club was launched two years ago it has grown into
a hugely popular group and are now affiliated to the Association of
Running Clubs making us Cookham's first ever official running club.
They have a full committee, a new website (www.cookhamrunningclub.com),
a twitter account (@cookhamrunning) and many social events. From this
weekend, our new club headquarters will be at Cookham Dean Cricket
Club in Whyteladyes Lane.
We welcome male and female members of
ALL standards including complete beginners and generally have three
groups on a Saturday morning (9am): a walk-to-run beginners group, a
medium paced group and a faster group. Many of our members already run
races and we are hoping to take part in local road and cross country
leagues. However, we welcome members who want to run just for
running's sake and because they enjoy the very social nature of the
club. We have barbecues, pub runs every 6 weeks (there is one on June
9 in Turville). Although we have some very good runners, nobody is too
slow to join. Our emphasis is on running for enjoyment and we cover
many different local trails. We also meet on Tuesday evenings at the
Cricket Club for a faster, more intense session which, again, is open
Newcomers are welcome to try 2-4 runs
before deciding whether to join. Membership is £40 per year which
includes use of our new HQ and the club affiliation to ARC. We are
non-profit making and any funds are ploughed back into the club to
cover coaching and race costs.
OVER COPAS FARMS
Peter Kirkwood, who is a sixth form
student at Furze Platt, has been busy yet again. Last Autumn Peter
created a video
which was recorded from a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) which had an HD camera and
video transmitter on board, which broadcasted live feed to a
screen on the ground. He has done another one, this time
flying over Copas' Farms area.
You can see the result of Peter's completed video at:
Fr Ryan will be visiting England during May for the first
time since he left three years ago. He was our curate for three and a
half years. He will be with us on Pentecost Sunday, 27th
May, and will preach at both Parish Eucharists.
Not only will it be a great opportunity to see him again, but you will
remember, he always has something interesting to say so do put this date
in your diary. Maybe he will even have an Australian accent!
A ROYAL PHONEBOX
Mallett has been invited to paint a BTArtbox in aid of Child Line.
Timmy's box is Entitled Ring-A-Royal! It features The Queen as
you've never seen her before! And young Royals Prince Harry, and Kate
Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. The phonebox will be displayed in
Central London, currently it is not known exactly where though. Click
here to see a video of the magnificent phone box.
In addition Timmy has won up and coming
artist of the year. Timmy as an artist is really starting to be
recognised throughout UK.
ACHIEVEMENT FOR STUDENTS
from Herries who all received a "merit" or
"distinction" in their LAMDA exams
QUALIFIES AS LICENCE HOLDER
Oliver, the caretaker for the Pinder Hall, is now an official APLH
(Award for Personal Licence Holder). This means that anyone who requires
an alcohol licence can get this signed off by Anna rather than having to
obtain a TENS licence through the Council. To achieve this Anna had to
undergo a course and then take an exam. Having passed this, she then had
to apply to the RBWM for her licence which included her needing a CRB
check. This has taken several months, but it does mean that the Pinder
Hall has its own licence holder for alcohol consumption.
CATS HAVE STAFF
Hooper from Cookham has just had a book published called 'Cats
Have Staff - The Saffi & Misa Diaries. It is available on Kindle
only at the moment but Ingrid is hoping to have a paperback version
soon as well.
you would like to read a copy you can get it from Amazon (Click
STUDENT TO REPRESENT
student James Clark from Cookham is to represent
in the International Negotiation Competition in
in July after taking first place in the national competition.
aged 22 of
Cookham High Street
, and his team mate Ben Keatinge overcame opposition from law schools
around the country to be crowned National Negotiation Competition
champions at the finals held at
pair are now preparing to take on teams from around the globe, including
, at the international competition.
is currently studying the Graduate Diploma in Law, which gives non-law
graduates an entry route into the legal profession, at The College of
. He grew up in Cookham and attended
before graduating from the
in 2011 with an honours degree in English Literature and German.
said: “We're both really pleased to have
won the national competition, especially as the standard of the
competitors was so high. Negotiation has been a great activity to do as
it has allowed us to step outside of the academic world of law and
actually practise one of the skills that we'll need in our careers. It
requires research and planning, but also the ability to think on your
feet and to employ your words very carefully. We're both looking forward
, but we've got the small matter of exams to think about before then.”
national competition, sponsored by the Centre for Effective Dispute
Resolution, is open to every undergraduate and postgraduate law school
and was entered by around 64 teams. Law
students negotiate in pairs on a variety of disputes
on behalf of fictional clients
and this year the scenarios were based on make-believe problems
surrounding the London 2012 Olympics.
are judged by legal practitioners and
academics on the outcome of the negotiation, how prepared they
are, their flexibility, teamwork, ethics and their relationship with the
sailing through the regional heats James and Ben successfully took on 11
other teams in the finals.
Aber, Centre Director of The College of Law in
, said: “Lawyers need to be able to negotiate effectively across
contexts, cultures and national boundaries and the Negotiation
Competition is an excellent forum for highlighting this.
to James and Ben on their victory. It came as no surprise to us that
they won it and showcases the high standard of legal skills acquired at
the College. We are delighted that they are now going forward to the
International Competition in
in July and I have no doubt that they will do very well.”
FUND BOOSTED BY WHITE OAK
organisers of the Jubilee celebrations Jayne from Seconds Out (in the
union jack top) and Adam from the Rose Boutique (far left) had a real
boost with an evening Jubilee Fund Raiser at the White Oak in the Pound.
An amazing £5,300 was raised for charity. This will be divided between
the Cookham Jubilee Street Party fund, Alexander Devine Trust and
Elizabeth House. Well done and thank you White Oak.
Adam Devine (Rose Boutique), Mo Harvey Hoffelner (General Manager-the
White Oak), Jayne Milburn (Seconds Out), Henry Cripps (Owner)
ON LOWER ROAD
closely. A duck with her ducklings walking along the Lower Road by
Shah's restaurant on Monday afternoon. She took them along the pavement
past the bus stop, where she stopped and look about!, then at the
junction of High Road took off along the road!
DIARY OF ELIZABETH CAMPBELL 1933-34
From Robert Cox
to say that after six years of transcribing, designing and
self-publishing this remarkable diary, I'm trying to share extracts with
towns and villages that Elizabeth visited during her memorable year in
England. She was a celebrated church organist from Melbourne, invited
back to her 'beloved England' by the Royal College of Music for their
Jubilee celebrations 79 years ago.
hope you are as enchanted with her description of Cookham, as she was
on the day she visited on 24th April 1934 - "One of my
heavenliest days - a day that will stand out in my memory." I
wonder how many of the people she mentions still have family in the
An Australian lady returns to a
place she loves – England 1933-34
Left soon after breakfast to spend the
day with Anna Gessels at Cookham Dean. It was a typical April day, sun
and showers. Anna met me in the car at Maidenhead and from there onwards
I was in absolute Fairyland. Even Anna herself, who is English, said ‘It
is like Fairyland isn’t it?’ We drove on to the heights through lane
and through orchards all covered with white blossom. In some instances
the orchards had been sold and charming old cottages were built on the
land. The trees that were still left and now in blossom, made most
enchanting pictures with the houses nestling amongst them. There were
not many houses about, making it all look as if you were miles and miles
and miles away from London and we were just 27 miles away. We drove to
the top of the hill and overlooked a heavenly view and even Anna said
‘The English countryside is really staggeringly lovely. It struck me
afresh when I arrived back in the autumn from Australia.’ I said to
her ‘You are really very naughty not to have told me you live in such
a lovely part’ and she said ‘Oh! You know it’s so hard to explain
the English countryside’.
We looked over ‘The Dean’, emerald
green with banks of orchard trees in blossom and glorious blue and deep
purple distances with brilliant dazzling white clouds and blue sky above
it all. We visited the little church and the vicar showed me the little
organ – quite small and a sweet tone built by Daniel. Sir Walford
Davies, who lives in the district, gives recitals on it and takes an
active interest in the choir. Then we drove on to Anna’s home and I
found myself being driven down a narrow lane, which was really a drive
in an orchard, and in we drove into one of these enchanting cottages I
had so admired with the first trees in blossom. Anna looked very pleased
when I said ‘What a duck of a place’. The man she is companion to is
very nice. Anna had missed his wife who died and now she is keeping
house for him. It is an ideal post.
In the afternoon we walked to a cottage
near and had tea with Anna’s friend Mrs Henderson. It was a glorious
walk through lanes and a tiny village. Mr Jack Middleton (godfather to
Gladys’s John) came in as we were having tea. He walked back with us,
on the way going up various lanes to point out extra lovely trees.
Cookham Dean is in a horseshoe bend of the Thames, making it and keeping
it very secluded and old world. From one high point we overlooked the
Thames looking like a silver ribbon winding in and out of the valley
below. Mr Middleton took us into his little cottage where he lives
alone. He wanted me to see it as I could tell Gladys about it. He is a
bachelor of about 50 and very English looking. It’s strange a man of
his appearance being un-wed these days when there are about a thousand
women to one man.
Anna drove me back to the station 3½
miles away about 6.15 p.m. I wanted to go back to London soon so when
she drove off I walked for about a mile the other way and found glorious
orchards with pink and white blossoms and the trunks growing out of
masses and masses of daffodils. The sun was slanting on the yellow mass
making a heavenly picture of great beauty. I could have walked on for
years in such surroundings. I caught a train back to London about an
hour later and felt I had had one of my heavenliest days – a day that
will always stand out in my memory. I had seen England in all her
seasons and moods, as I thought, but I had never seen her in blossom
time. The tender green of the new growth in April is, I really think,
even more lovely and graceful than May. I had seen so much of the spring
in May of last year and though I had arrived in late March of 1927 I do
not remember the spring of that April, though I remember clearly the
glory of that spring. I think everything being so new to me then, and
having to take in at once so many wonders, I had not noticed the blossom
time, or evidently had not been near the orchards.
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- HELPERS FOR HIGH STREET JUBILEE PARTY
Street Jubilee Party Volunteers are needed to put their names forward to
help out on the day (Monday 4th June) with various tasks especially the
setting up of tables & chairs etc......and dismantling at the end of
the day and marshalling of traffic throughout the day.
If you can contact either Jayne at Seconds Out on email@example.com
or Adam at Devine Boutique.
HAS PUPIL CHOSEN TO PLAY MATILDA
Of The Arts (SOTA) who run dance, singing and drama classes at Herries
Preparatory School in Cookham on Saturdays are jumping for joy because a
pupil at their sister school in Windsor has won the title role in
Matilda the West End musical. Hayley Canham, (9), has started rehearsals
already and will be going into the show in the coming months to take
over from the 4 girls who recently won the Olivier Award for their
performances as Matilda. Director of SOTA Schools, former West End
actress Juliette Caton said "We are delighted for Hayley. She is
incredibly talented and hard working and is very deserving of the role
which is enormously challenging. " For more information about SOTA
and to book your budding actor, singer or dancer into classes visit www.sota.uk.com
ye! hear ye all who hath children that liketh dance, singing &
Cookham runs dance, sing and drama classes for 3-12 year olds at
Herries Preparatory School on Saturday mornings. SOTA is a Berkshire
locally owned performing arts school with an excellent reputation for
outstanding training. To book a a free sample session and for more
info visit www.sota.uk.com.
SCHOOL SPANISH CLUB
a aprender español !
Herries Preparatory School in Cookham Dean is starting an
After School Spanish Club this term. It's from 3.45pm-4.30pm on Monday
afternoons and it's for 5-11 year olds.
There are currently five places left on the course and the school is offering
them to primary school-age children outside Herries.
If your son or daughter is interested in taking part in the course,
please email your child/children's details to Lesley Curley in
the school office as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org
The remaining places will be allocated on a first come, first served
basis. There are no fees for the course - the only
prerequisite is a passion for languages!
THAT ELTON JOHN?
producer Stuart Epps, who works from his Cookham Mill studio in Mill
Lane got married at Holy Trinity Church last Saturday to Juliet Gough, a
singer/songwriter from Denmark.
At the reception at Boulters Lock
afterwards Paul Bacon from High Wycombe. who has an Elton John
tribute act, Ultimate Elton, changed into 'Elton' and to his surprise
and delight Kiki Dee, who had also been at the wedding, gave an
impromptu duet performance and sang her 1976 number "Don't go
Breaking my Heart" with him.
Stuart used to travel with Elton and
Kiki Dee in the 1970s. Stuart is also well known for working with stars
such as Robbie Williams and Neil Gallagher.
Congratulations from Cookham.com to
Stuart and Juliet.
With thanks to the
Maidenhead Advertiser for the photograph
ARTS FOR 5-12 YEAR OLDS
Wray is planning Martial Art Classes at the Pinder Hall for both boys
and girls from 5 to 12 years old, this will include fitness fun,
kickboxing, self defence and self awareness skills.
First free registrations will be held on Thursday 26 April and Thursday
3rd May between 5.15 -6.15pm. So just come along and try it out.
All parents wishing to enrol their children can call in or telephone
Nev Wray on 01628 630840 or 07860 431739.
TO PAMELA KENNEDY
of you knew Pamela Kennedy and will be very sorry to hear that she
died over Easter after battling with cancer. Pam was one of the
longest serving supporters of the local Amnesty group and the
Maidenhead Labour Party plus many other good causes. She also
had done one of the paintings in the Stations of the Cross this year.
Pamela's painting was the one at the Maidenhead Road Pound
junction. She was a vivacious, entertaining and generous person,
a much-loved member of the community, and we shall miss her greatly.
Our thoughts and sympathy are with her husband Mike and Nick and Emma,
their two children.
The funeral service will be held on Monday 23rd April at 12 noon
at Holy Trinity Church, Cookham SL6 9SP - with refreshments in
the nearby Parish Centre afterwards.
NEWS FOR HERRIES
Prep School is delighted to announce the provision of wrap around care
for Nursery and Reception children from the 17th April 2012.
We take children into our Nursery from 2 years and 9 months and we see
our pupils all the way through this crucial first stage of their
education until they are 11 years old.
already provide 8am to 6pm care for our older children but very small
children need a very particular type of care and we have now engaged a
specialist to provide this at the start and end of the school day.
Herries is a small prep school with a strong emphasis on pastoral care.
We firmly believe that children learn best when they are happy and feel
at home and this is exactly what we provide at Herries.
have not rushed into this decision,’ said Sophie Green, Headmistress.
‘These young children are very precious to us and we wanted to be sure
that we could offer exactly the right sort of pre and after school care
before going ahead with this.”
celebrate this exciting development, there will be a special Stay and
Play session with Sima’s Action Kids on Monday, 23rd April
from 9.30am -10.30am with the opportunity for parents to see the Nursery
the next Open Morning for Herries is on Wednesday 25th April
and if you think you might like to take advantage of this new provision,
or would just like to take a look around our school, please contact us
on: 01626 483350 or email@example.com
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