Cookham Discussion Board
November 15, 2018, 01:42:17 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
15 November 2018 - Open Minds - The Teenagers Debating Group

15 November 2018 - Cookham Book Club

16 November 2018 - RNLI Quiz and Fish and Chip Supper

17 November 2018 - Keep Cookham Tidy Litter Pick Up

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 ... 57 58 [59] 60
  Print  
Author Topic: Let's see how much history we can dig up? :----------------------  (Read 362720 times)
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #870 on: July 08, 2018, 04:47:27 PM »

This clip of stills was also taken 18 year ago in what use to be the Head Mistress, Mrs. Adams class room:

https://youtu.be/Jt512itV-fo

So turn up your sound.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #871 on: July 15, 2018, 07:42:22 PM »

We now move to the classroom next door, in which some 81 years ago Mrs. Snapes ruled with a sharp tongue and a glare that would freeze you to the spot where you stood. Yes, I too where one of her  "Horrid little Grubs".

https://youtu.be/h2GVZsigQ5s

So turn up your sound.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #872 on: July 22, 2018, 01:58:41 AM »

In the 30's and 40's there were only the three class rooms at Holy Trinity School. We now visit the 3rd class, which was the Infants classroom, under the loving guidance of Mrs. Evans and Miss Collins.

https://youtu.be/LU9eRi1rGm8

So turn up your sound.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #873 on: July 29, 2018, 07:22:22 PM »

Yes, come the 1st of August, Historical Cookham will be 10 years old, and by that date it will be very close to 333,000 visits. To celebrate we look at a William Bailey photo of over 100 years old.

https://youtu.be/4TN3tj6tCUA

So turn up your sound.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #874 on: August 05, 2018, 07:32:23 PM »

Back to Oveys Farm in the early 1900's and again the year 2000:

https://youtu.be/zfSw3w2ookc

So turn up your sound.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #875 on: August 18, 2018, 12:46:09 AM »

I wonder how many of you will remember this work of art that decorated he church for so many years!

https://youtu.be/3PlBrtmAihc

So turn up your sound.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #876 on: September 10, 2018, 08:55:01 PM »

A lot has been mentioned over past few years about the state of the streams, brooks and tributaries feeding into the River Thames. I can remember back when the then Thames Conservancy kept the river banks, footpaths and feeders in pristean  condition.

https://youtu.be/x0Cs3ECvlVg

So turn up your sound.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #877 on: September 22, 2018, 04:03:41 PM »

Not many people in the three Cookham's today will remember Lord James Meston or what he was famous for. Well you all will know of  The Pinder Hall, Well it was the 1st Baron Meston who opened it in March 1936. It was noted in the Maidenhead Advertiser on the 1st of April 1936.

https://youtu.be/2vxXFJcUmDY

So turn up your sound for a history lesson.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #878 on: September 30, 2018, 11:33:30 PM »

I am now going back to my earliest memories and gradually work through the years and those I grew up with. I guess I was a bit of an escape artist right from the start as you will find out in this clip.

https://youtu.be/5ANC4JdBsQ8

So turn up your sound.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2018, 09:00:36 PM by James Hatch » Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #879 on: October 07, 2018, 09:04:31 PM »

We now move on to two more dogs in my youth at Widbrook. Both Old English Sheepdogs.

https://youtu.be/2CaBEZ5-tfc

So turn up your sound.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #880 on: October 14, 2018, 02:09:35 AM »

Back once more to the Widbrook stream:

https://youtu.be/fgPqpZuq8NI

So turn up your sound.
Logged
Birdman
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 377


« Reply #881 on: October 20, 2018, 04:57:15 PM »

James, whilst you are reminiscing about the countryside around Cookham, can you recall anything about the planting of the line of c30 Hornbeams on the path from the railway bridge down towards Cockmarsh? I don't think there are any others nearby and they do look purposely planted. Perhaps in remembrance of someone?
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #882 on: October 21, 2018, 06:32:06 PM »

Good to hear from you Birdman. As you most likely know the railway cutting was made in the early 1850's. My thought is they were planted to stabilize the banking of the cutting. It is noted that the Hornbeam root system goes deep into the soil and does not creep along under the surface. Also it's leaves mulch well into the soil.
The only trees that were planted in the Cookham area Black Poplars to mark out the property of Lord Waldorf William Astor. He did this to mark out his property White Place Farm to his visitors to Cliveden.
He also planted a spinney of the same to hide the Wagg House at Islet Park. Their conflict of opinions were well known in the 1920's and 30's.
Logged
Birdman
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 377


« Reply #883 on: October 23, 2018, 10:30:30 AM »

Ah, that makes sense, James. They are in fact planted along a track at ninety degrees to the railway, so not supporting any of that structure, but they are atop a small bank down towards old John Copas' land, so it may have been to stabilize that bank. My interest is that they are beginning to look on their last legs and it might be worth campaigning to have new ones planted amid them to maintain the spectacle they provide.
Logged
James Hatch
Golden Hatch
******
Posts: 2328


« Reply #884 on: October 23, 2018, 04:35:12 PM »

That sounds a great idea Birdman. Thinking more on other trees. The remaining willows on Widbrook East are now close to 150 years old and were kept in good pollard condition by the Hayward, George Allen, who looked after all the Cookham Parish Commons. The crown of these fine trees were favoured nesting sites for mallard ducks, and once I remember an owl used a cleft in one. I remember my cousin John Field and I use to collect owl pellets from the foot of the tree and boil them up in an old saucepan to see what the owl had been eating, much to the tongue lashing of our mothers! I am sure a few willow wands placed along the stream would help the future of the nesting mallards.
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 57 58 [59] 60
  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!