Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Old Cookham Police Station.

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The Old Cookham Police Station.
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Once again I have used a modern day photo together with a historical voice over. Once again if you click on the bottom right hand corner of the photo you will get an enlarged photo.
 


Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Village Chemist Shop.

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The Village Chemist Shop.
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This story has been written before in this blog but, this time I have added a voice over so that you can get a feeling for what these chemists were like in dispensing their medicinal talents.
Click the bottom right corner of the photo for a full screen picture. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tidleywink the Barber.

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Tidleywink the Barber.
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Mr. Loveridge, better known as "Tidleywink." Was the man who gave me my first hair cut and many more after for the grand sum of sixpence. It also follows on later as the village Post Office after Budgen's gave up. Hit the bottom right of the picture to get a full screen view.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cookham High Street 1935.

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Cookham High Street 1935.
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This still clip, to which has been added small white arrows that point to each building as it is being described. Again I have added a verbal accounting of who owned, lived or worked in each place. Once again I am able though modern technology I am able to improve on my accounting of historical village life.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

From Vegetables to Pots.

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From Vegetables to Pots.
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This little shop I remember back in the 1930’s and right through to the end of the war was a little Greengrocers run by a Mrs. Smythe. Tom, her husband use to work at White Place Farm as a general farm labourer. I remember at harvest time he was very skilled with the use of a scythe, as the workmen use to cut ten foot swath around the field to make room for the horse drawn binder to cut the crop without walking over the standing wheat ,oats or barley.
When Tom retired, Mrs. Smythe also gave up her shop and they moved away. It was then that Reg and Maggie Moon moved into the shop and Reg set up his small pottery business. I remember well that visitors to Cookham used to stand and watch Reg throwing his ware on the potter’s wheel as he sat by the window. He also took orders from people on making that special something for someone as a present. Since Reg and Maggie left for Henley on Arden, the shop has had several owners, mainly in the boutique area of merchandise.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Going back 78 years.

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Going back 78 years.
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This is a first time upgrade trial of posting information to this blog. Instead of a written account it is a verbal story. To get a full screen picture, just click on the bottom right hand corner.