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Author Topic: Let's see how much history we can dig up? :----------------------  (Read 306130 times)
James Hatch
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« Reply #855 on: March 25, 2018, 02:55:49 AM »

It was 84 years ago that Black Butts Cottage Estate was built for weekly rent, to the village working man and his family. The architect and landlord of this undertaking was Mr. A. Vernon Kislingbury:

 https://youtu.be/fwafCLvbovA

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« Reply #856 on: March 31, 2018, 09:11:11 PM »

We now turn to a 1931 photo of the Holy Trinity Church Choir, taken in the Vicarage Garden. The two notable characters in the photo are the then vicar, Canon Batchelor and Mrs. Kate Bird, the previous vicars daughter who lived at Glennore in Berries Road and now a nursing home.

https://youtu.be/oyjsFA3As2U

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« Reply #857 on: April 07, 2018, 05:58:59 PM »

Now we turn to a little newspaper and sweet shop, plus other sundry items. So turn up your sound for the tale of Annie Slack's shop:

https://youtu.be/da2A48IBnS4
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« Reply #858 on: April 14, 2018, 05:48:44 PM »

We now turn to the Garden at Formosa and the Church Women Guild of Holy Trinity of about 100 years ago.

https://youtu.be/ZGidCKRTwDk
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« Reply #859 on: April 21, 2018, 07:41:48 PM »

People think today that Supermarkets are a modern invention, but in the UK in the early 1900's it was conceived by a Messer's Kealey and Tonge who formed "The International Stores." One of 200 such outlets was in Cookham.

https://youtu.be/sDV-nk-EQIU
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