Cookham Discussion Board
September 21, 2018, 09:56:25 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
20 September 2018 - The Boxford Mosaic

20 September 2018 - Cookham Book Club

22 September 2018 - Live@the Church

25 September 2018 - Cookham Medical Centre Closed for Training - 12.30-6.30pm

TO REGISTER TO POST ON THIS DISCUSSION BOARD email the Webmaster@cookham.com with a User name you would like. This is due to spammers.
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 59
  Print  
Author Topic: Let's see how much history we can dig up? :----------------------  (Read 345666 times)
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2307


« Reply #60 on: September 06, 2008, 08:11:46 PM »

It's History time again! This time Cookham & District Fire Brigade. Those selfless villagers who volunteered to protect our homes against fire a 100 years ago. You can read it all on the "Historical Cookham" Blog.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2307


« Reply #61 on: September 07, 2008, 01:54:43 AM »

In this latest blog on Historical Cookham is the story of "Thomas John Fowler" as I new him. Friend, Bell Ringer, and fellow choir member and wartime Special Constable.
Logged
Archimedes
Full Member
***
Posts: 113


« Reply #62 on: September 07, 2008, 12:18:08 PM »

To save you time James it is thought that Cookham is derived from Cwch-ium - Celtic for Boat-Place.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2307


« Reply #63 on: September 07, 2008, 03:27:52 PM »

Yes, that is one source of thought. Then you have to take the fact that the last three letters "HAM" occur as in Burnham for instance. Then you have Southamton, or break it down as South Ham Town. This could be termed as a town in the south by water. No, I do not give up at the first possible answer, there is more to it than that. Remember that compulsory education has only been with us since November 1870. Prior to that communication, was by word of mouth for most of the population. Before television and the second world war how many dialects there were in England alone, each with their own spelling. No there has to be more to it than that.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2307


« Reply #64 on: September 07, 2008, 08:58:05 PM »

There is now a list of people who had a business or a profession in the village in 1839. There are some names there that are still around today.
Logged
Archimedes
Full Member
***
Posts: 113


« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2008, 01:57:31 PM »

James, the derivation of the name Southampton is from the original Anglo Saxon town of Hamwic (then later Hamtun) which I suppose means market town as wics were trading places. Similarly Burnham burn = water and ham = village. You need to be careful with assuming ham means small town/village though as hamil means a hill without trees.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2307


« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2008, 03:14:28 PM »

You know Archimedes, there are so many names given to the same object or place due to the fact that we were population that did move about very much, and communication was the spoken word. The spelling of the written word was phonetic when ever it was applied. The scribes in the middle ages were mainly monks and there wrote in Latin. That is why it is so difficult to say which one is corect, as they all mean the same thing, but coming from different directions. Maybe that is why the Hatch family have the motto: "FORTIS VALORE ET ARMIS" Which translated means: STRONG IN COURAGE AND ARMS.
Logged
Monty
Guest
« Reply #67 on: September 10, 2008, 11:58:36 AM »

Your input regarding Cookham Fire Brigade my grandfather Fred Robinson was Fire Chief there while I was a child.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2307


« Reply #68 on: September 10, 2008, 03:08:30 PM »

Good to hear from you Monty. That would have been at the location in Terry's Lane, when Mr. Pinder-Brown was the driving force behind the brigade. My uncle W.T.G. Hatch joined the brigade when they relocated to Berries Road and he was living at the Widbrook Nursery where Sutton Close now stands.
Logged
monty
Guest
« Reply #69 on: September 11, 2008, 12:15:21 PM »

Yes he lived at 3 Terrys Lane and he had a lovely brass helmet and I think we were lucky as we go a telephone
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2307


« Reply #70 on: September 11, 2008, 02:37:17 PM »

By the way Monty if I memory serves me right, every member of the brigade had a telephone line with just a bell attached. In the case of a fire the bell would ring to summon members to the fire station.
Logged
monty
Guest
« Reply #71 on: September 12, 2008, 12:04:31 PM »

Yes that is right.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2307


« Reply #72 on: September 12, 2008, 06:22:33 PM »

Another question for you Monty: Do you remember a good friend and fellow fireman of your grandfather, Harry Dodd? I went to school with his daughter Betty. I wonder if any of the Dodd family are still around in the village?
Logged
monty
Guest
« Reply #73 on: September 13, 2008, 02:40:03 PM »

Yes I do remember Harry Dodd and Betty and they lived in Lower Road opposite the chemist, but I think Betty has passed on.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2307


« Reply #74 on: September 13, 2008, 03:39:56 PM »

Thank you Monty: One more that you may know of, John Webb. Is he still in the village?
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 59
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!