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Author Topic: Let's see how much history we can dig up? :----------------------  (Read 323990 times)
Joe
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« Reply #75 on: September 14, 2008, 01:09:41 AM »

Hi there - I don't live in Cookham, but my family, the paper-making Venables, did. I've added a couple of comments to the 1839 list and the story of the Tarrystone theft (I should formally apologise for that on my great-great-grandfather's behalf - but the family paid quite a price, the curse was absolutely real I think).

I'm posting here partly because I'd like to share a newspaper account of Mary Venables' wedding in 1867 which has a wonderful description of the whole village illuminated for the day. And if I'm right in making the connection, James Hatch's great-great-grandfather is one of the innkeepers mentioned - where would be the best place to put that up please?
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Showem
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« Reply #76 on: September 14, 2008, 12:39:53 PM »

Here is as good a place as any for it Joe. Or contact the webmaster (webmaster@cookham.com) and maybe she can put it up as an article on the front page.
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Roger
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« Reply #77 on: September 14, 2008, 02:33:16 PM »

Joe, you could ask James to put any history information on his history blog too.
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James Hatch
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« Reply #78 on: September 14, 2008, 03:40:49 PM »

Joe: Welcome to this Discussion Page on behalf of our ancestors. Please contact me direct at ve7cij@rac.ca I would love to have any material that you can send me to add to my "HISTORICAL COOKHAM" blog. This way the present day residents of the village get to know more of the village past.
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James Hatch
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« Reply #79 on: September 14, 2008, 11:22:41 PM »

Well here are some more facts that I have dug up for you all, and is now posted on the Historical Cookham Blog: For instance Holy Trinity School was built in 1858. It seems that the Infants classroom was built soon after two local benefactors paid for the addition. It interesting to think the school goes back 150 years.
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James Hatch
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« Reply #80 on: September 15, 2008, 06:38:15 PM »

Two more Blogs on Holy Trinity School. I think you may have relatives who were students in 1922.
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monty
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« Reply #81 on: September 15, 2008, 08:10:10 PM »

I attended Holy Trinity from 1945 to 1950 even through the floods of 1947. we went to school in boats,and as we lived in Terrys Lane the water came right into our outside toilet, no inside convenience in those days.
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James Hatch
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« Reply #82 on: September 16, 2008, 12:27:30 AM »

Hi Monty: Any photos you have of the 1947 flood on hand I could make good use of. I do want to get all viewpoints from those that were here. This way we can produce the facts. By the way was the Robinson in the 1922 School photo a relation?
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James Hatch
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« Reply #83 on: September 16, 2008, 07:46:05 PM »

We now step back in time some 300,000 years, in fact to our early ancestors "The Chellean Man". We swing from 50 years ago to the earliest records. That is the fun of history, it give one a very wide perspective of life. Too much today is consentrated in a "TUNNEL VISION" aspect.
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Monty
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« Reply #84 on: September 16, 2008, 07:59:15 PM »

Robinson in the photo, which I have not seen is probably my mother who was born in 1914.her name was Lucy Robinson then on marriage became Lucy Edwards
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Joe
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« Reply #85 on: September 16, 2008, 08:24:41 PM »

I've sent the report and several Venables portraits to James, so hopefully they'll be appearing very soon...

Are there by any chance any descendants of the Fords still around in the area? Jane Ford, daughter of an innkeeper, was the Venables' cook at the Mill House for many years - I'd love to know more about her.

I'd also be fascinated if anyone's ancestors worked at the Mill.
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James Hatch
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« Reply #86 on: September 16, 2008, 10:15:47 PM »

Hi Monty: Yes, that is the one I came up with Lucy Mary Robinson born on the 30th of September 1914.
The photo is in the Blog.
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James Hatch
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« Reply #87 on: September 16, 2008, 10:20:07 PM »

Hi Joe: Thank you once again, and I will be posting them shortly. You should also receive an e-mail from me with the pictures as they will appear.
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James Hatch
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« Reply #88 on: September 17, 2008, 03:12:59 PM »

Another photo from Holy Trinity Schools past has just turned up. This one from the late 1800's. Maybe your grandparents are in it. If you have any old picture of your grandparents who were living in the village, please let me know.
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« Reply #89 on: September 18, 2008, 11:56:46 PM »

We now step back in time some 176 years and have been able to bring to light in living colour Mary and George Venables just prior to their wedding in 1832.
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