Sunday, September 14, 2008

Holy Trinity as I remember 1935 till 1941

This is a pen and ink sketch that I drew from memory in 1992 of Holy Trinity School in Cookham. The main school building with two class rooms was built in 1858. Together with the head teachers house. The addition to the right of the picture and to the rear was the infants classroom and was built as a gift about two years later. In front of that building was a corrugated tin leantoo was a cloakroom and wash hand basins, with large bars of carbolic soap. The trees on the left was Mrs. Cheeseman of "Halls Corner" orchard. An ideal place to scrump apples, plums and walnuts when in season, providing of course that you escaped without being caught. The playground in front was for the boys, and the girls had a playground with the infants at the back. The fence in front was a metal panel fence with a five bar gate and a small side gate to one side. The tree at the left front of the playground was a Rowan, with lots of red berries in the autumn. One thing I left out of the drawing was the flagpole. That was where the metal fence and the brick wall joined.

1 comment:

Laura said...


do you remember my grandad Gerald Gore from Cookham . He is about the same age as you. Would be good to hear from you about any info on the GOre family. Many Thanks!