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Author Topic: Let's see how much history we can dig up? :----------------------  (Read 246333 times)
James Hatch
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« Reply #810 on: May 30, 2017, 11:50:32 PM »

I am now using my new voice over technique to high light the photo clip of My Lady Ferry.

https://youtu.be/agSt94Zwr3g

So turn up your sound.
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« Reply #811 on: June 06, 2017, 11:18:03 PM »

This building has quite a tale to tell. At one time rivaled some London club rules.

https://youtu.be/usDOfTjVBpY

So turn up your sound.
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« Reply #812 on: June 11, 2017, 09:40:56 PM »

With thanks to a very good friend I have this close up shot of the old Fleet Bridge be fore the present brick bridge of 1928, presented to the village by Mrs. Balfour-Allan. Also a complete family photo of the William Bailey's, seeing he had to get help with the lens cap shutter!

https://youtu.be/6ftDDExvAvA
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« Reply #813 on: June 17, 2017, 08:45:03 PM »

William Shergold was a very well known person in the village. Besides being a shop keeper and Post Master, he was a stationer and fruiterer. He also ran a small printing business, printing his own local postcards. Like William Bailey his interests were varied.

https://youtu.be/DSK3K2P5u2k
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« Reply #814 on: June 28, 2017, 02:46:54 PM »

Seeing that the present Stationmaster is about to retire. I have looked back in village records to find that the first village Stationmaster was William Shergold. The same man that I wrote about in my previous post.
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« Reply #815 on: July 07, 2017, 01:47:13 AM »

Here is a project that I have been working on for quite awhile. A little bit more of my childhood memories. It shows the neglect today of the Thames Water Authority.

https://youtu.be/ecUQ0LXSLqQ

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« Reply #816 on: July 14, 2017, 12:49:39 AM »

We now switch back to a very well known village character in the person of the village chemist, Pryce-Jones. A fiery person with a full red hair and beard. A man full of quips, and yet the village depended on him to cure their minor ailments.
There are many houses in Cookham that if it were possible could tell many tales of bygone days, and the Village Chemist shop was one of them. So turn up your sound and listen:

https://youtu.be/f8Jo_-DQxBs
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« Reply #817 on: July 16, 2017, 05:04:13 AM »

We now move on to the next Compounding Chemist in the village, who was Glynn Henry. He was the person who got me involved in photo developing, which has followed me through ever since.
So here the story of Glynn Henry: https://youtu.be/GfoffwaDnEo

So turn up your sound.
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« Reply #818 on: July 19, 2017, 12:15:40 AM »

Still with village health. This time when Dr. V. Mercer moved his practice from Bourne End to Cookham.

https://youtu.be/w31sgT8E46Y

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« Reply #819 on: July 22, 2017, 09:39:55 PM »

We now swing back to the 1930's and 40's Holy Trinity School and Cookham Secondary Modern. This first clip is a little too long, so in future I will try to keep it to one family or two at the most. After recording I remembered the name of the elder brother, it was Arthur Cracknell.
So turn up your sound, there maybe a name you will recognize.

https://youtu.be/OGC66inkyWI
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« Reply #820 on: August 01, 2017, 12:32:19 AM »

Yes! It is the 1st of August, and nine years ago today the Webmaster started Digging up a little history. In nine years we have come quite a long way, changing our way of presentation somewhat. So turn up your sound and enjoy a piece of Birthday Cake.

https://youtu.be/AjViUtOiGpI
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« Reply #821 on: August 06, 2017, 11:11:20 PM »

This is the story of the first student that was driven to school in 1935. From her home in Bradcutts Lane.

https://youtu.be/GTSfWsldkQk
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« Reply #822 on: August 25, 2017, 01:20:52 AM »

Once again we go back into the eighteen hundreds and the village cottage industry of shoe and boot making. There will be another story of these cottages later.

https://youtu.be/7L5P_BdNWrI

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« Reply #823 on: September 09, 2017, 05:42:02 PM »

In the 1930's and 40's The Carter family lived in #1. Keeley Cottages. The eldest son Brian passed away quite a few years ago. So turn up your sound.

https://youtu.be/JMTQh20e5tY
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« Reply #824 on: September 16, 2017, 08:42:29 PM »

You may smile at the title of this next subject, but that is the way the vicar operated as he was also chairman of the school board, also very proud of his church choir. You may hear a buzz in the background from a seaplane taking off.

https://youtu.be/ZyhSo8kKybg
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