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Author Topic: Let's see how much history we can dig up? :----------------------  (Read 260127 times)
simonstendell
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« Reply #825 on: September 17, 2017, 09:48:46 PM »

Dear James, Can you tell me where/when this photo was taken please? Thanks.
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« Reply #826 on: September 17, 2017, 09:56:29 PM »

James do  you remember anything about my grandfather Frederick Robinson `who  was Fire Chief at Cookham Fre Station. He lived in Terrys Lane and was born in the village in the cottages by the house called Moor Cottage
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James Hatch
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« Reply #827 on: September 18, 2017, 04:19:15 AM »

The classroom was run by Mrs. Snapes. That was the only class in 1937-38 that had a piano.
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« Reply #828 on: September 18, 2017, 04:25:01 AM »

Yes, I remember Fred Robinson. It was he that had a motorcycle and sidecar, which he used to answer all fire calls on. Also did he not run a garage on lower road.
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« Reply #829 on: September 18, 2017, 03:33:29 PM »

Yes he did
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simonstendell
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« Reply #830 on: September 18, 2017, 08:35:24 PM »

I was wondering because the photo seems to show only boys.
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James Hatch
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« Reply #831 on: September 18, 2017, 09:03:21 PM »

In those days the church choir was all male. That was all the vicar was interested in.
Boys came in from Mrs. Adams class as well. As I mentioned this was 1937-38, before the war. In 1939 with a influx of evacuees everything got mixed and changed.
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« Reply #832 on: September 19, 2017, 02:37:36 PM »

Yes of course. I had not factored in the male-only nature of the choir way back then!
Hard to believe in these days where Holy T has both a girls' choir and a ladies' choir (mothers of junior choristers), as well as the men's and boys' choirs.
Could you let me know the origin of this photo? I'm just wondering if there might be something from earlier in the '30s when my Dad would still have been a pupil.
Many thanks.
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« Reply #833 on: September 19, 2017, 02:54:51 PM »

Yes I will do if one happens to come my way. Old photos that I have on file of the village are mostly from old village families, who forward me the photos and the stories to go with them. The rest is based on what I gathered from family members and my paternal grandmother.
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« Reply #834 on: September 23, 2017, 02:58:36 PM »

We now take a closer look at the shops that were in existence in the village in the 1930's and 40's and the staff that worked in them. The first shop is Budgen's and their order and delivery service, which was carried out by a Jim Bond riding on the shop trade bike.

https://youtu.be/Ev1e9qU3CGQ
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« Reply #835 on: September 30, 2017, 02:40:57 AM »

This I call Budgens part two. It covers Mr. Mont Lacey, who I got to know quite well.
It by the way, was the home of the village post office.

https://youtu.be/v0ah-z1c1p4

So once again turn your sound on.
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« Reply #836 on: October 07, 2017, 12:36:21 AM »

We now turn to the village butcher shop and slaughter house. Which was taken over after the first world war by one Dudley Sim who lived in Maidenhead Court and ran a large farm at Dorney, with a second butcher shop in Maidenhead.

Turn up your sound.

https://youtu.be/rMdarEc9mss
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James Hatch
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« Reply #837 on: October 14, 2017, 08:56:05 PM »

I am looking into digging deeper into the Saxon History of Poundfield. I could use a lot of still photos, and if by chance any video clips as well.
I will give credits to those, whose material I use. You can contact me through the Webmaster of Cookham.com.
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« Reply #838 on: October 21, 2017, 09:44:39 PM »

If the village ever had a human dynamo it was Gwen Pinder-Browne. Not many of us left that knew her with bouncy walk and furs.

https://youtu.be/lB-a4N8H0nk
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« Reply #839 on: October 29, 2017, 08:17:36 PM »

This is yet another pictorial map of Widbrook which I will use a a base for my tales of adventure in the 1930's and 40's.

https://youtu.be/WHJcvp7EL04
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