Friday, November 29, 2013

Annie Slacks High Street.

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Annie Slack's High Street.
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We now take a look at the Cookham as it was during the lifetime of the well known lady shopkeeper Annie Slack. As a matter of fact she was a lady who worked her entire life, and as the saying goes, 'She died in harness.' So now we look at her village and compare it with the village today.

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Cookham Flower Show of 1937.

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The Cookham Flower Show of 1937.
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For this photograph of the Stewards and Judges of this flower show I wish to thank my old school chum Brian Hatch. I was unable to name all those in this photograph, so if anyone can recognize anyone that I have not mentioned, please let the Webmaster of Cookham.Com know so that it can be forwarded on to me.

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Ballad of Cookham Town.

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The Ballad of Cookham Town.
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I have had this poem or ballad sitting on my desk for quite some time. At last I have found a way to bring it out when it was a Market Town. Yes, this I believe to have been written by a Hugh Mytton around some 200 years ago. Back in those days Maidenhead did not exist, it was just part of the parish of Cookham. The pictures I have used, are to try and capture the landscape as it would have been seen all those years ago.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

GC.Edward & Mrs. Violet Briggs.

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GC. Edward & Mrs. Violet Briggs.
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This is the second half of the Briggs family history, which includes a daring raid he carried out as a world war one pilot in the Royal Naval Air Service. Also of his wife Violet whose wartime and after the war efforts in the village.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pilot Officer Michael Featherstone Briggs.

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Pilot Officer Michael Featherstone Briggs.
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As this blog is going to be published very close to Remembrance Day the 11th of November and that I have found a little history of this very young man and his short life. I will also be running a story on both his father and mother in another blog. As I am sure that little is known of them to this date.