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Author Topic: Let's see how much history we can dig up? :----------------------  (Read 330875 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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« Reply #860 on: April 29, 2018, 12:15:10 PM »

I am away in Nova Scotia, and away from my History files this week so I will be back next weekend.
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« Reply #861 on: May 05, 2018, 12:41:20 AM »

Well I am back from my trip and have another village character to bring to the fore with the name of Tiddleywink.

https://youtu.be/NhckxfjyGEI

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« Reply #862 on: May 12, 2018, 01:18:45 AM »

This latest shop to open, use to be the first petrol station in the village.

 https://youtu.be/u-gKMoSAeV0

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« Reply #863 on: May 19, 2018, 05:50:27 PM »

After staying up all night for the Royal Wedding, I now return to Cookham History. The first building was jut west of Budgens, which was the home of the Redway family and next to it was a shop that was the  mechanics shop of Ben Buttery.

 https://youtu.be/APfE5WQwoPI
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« Reply #864 on: May 28, 2018, 09:57:34 PM »

We all have many pictures of Sir Stanley Spencer, but here is one of his father William, outside Hedsor Church.

https://youtu.be/6EiekZXozGE

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« Reply #865 on: June 02, 2018, 07:55:07 PM »

We now turn to a well known resident of the village in the person of Colonel Ricardo who became the first village resident to own a car. His trips around the village became so much of a topic, that the author Kenneth Grahame included him in the Wind in the Willows. Yes, the Colonel became Toad of Toad Hall.

 https://youtu.be/9bhXnL6BYVc

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« Reply #866 on: June 09, 2018, 07:18:01 PM »

I know that I have been here before but, it is nice to know that a companies product that you new and use when you were a boy is still going through modernising its product. The Valor oil stoves of the 1930's and 40's has now changed to an artificial log fire place fueled by CNG (Compressed Natural Gas).

https://youtu.be/p9BBifxIsLc

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« Reply #867 on: June 16, 2018, 05:38:52 AM »

It has recently mentioned on the Discussion Page of the future of the old Maidenhead District  Laundry at Furze Platt. It brought to my memory bank when Cookham had its own laundry. With the introduction after the war of the household washer and drier, it like other businesses in Cookham faded away. So here is the story of The Thistle Hand Laundry.

https://youtu.be/YeFhA3rtVxM

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« Reply #868 on: June 23, 2018, 03:05:46 PM »

Last week it was the Thistle Hand Laundry on the west side of the Pinder Hall now we take a look the east side that use to be Gallagher's Gentlemens Hairdresser.

https://youtu.be/Lz84OFdWqMY

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« Reply #869 on: June 30, 2018, 05:51:47 PM »

I have kept some of my recorded material for over 18 years, which I thought it was about time to bring it out now as those appearing may be in their mid to late twenties or even early thirties:

https://youtu.be/c_Po_We7peo

So turn up your sound and join in once more!
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