We hung the latest exhibition at the
Gallery yesterday. It's by the pupils at Holy Trinity School in Cookham
village and I have to say I was truly impressed by it. The school
has been working hard through January to produce this and the teachers
selected the five best from each of the seven classes and much of this
work would look good in an exhibition of modern or naive art.
There is a mix of collage, painting, drawing, pastels, each class taking
a different look at 'Capturing Cookham - Images from the Village'. It's
definitely worth a visit.
The show runs from this Monday 6th February to Friday 3rd March and the
Gallery, at Station Hill, Cookham SL6 9BS, is open weekdays 9am to 3pm.
You can visit during the usual Elizabeth House opening hours (9am to 3pm
weekdays with a one-hour break from noon).
collections following Holy Trinity Church’s three Carols by
Candlelight services (for Advent, Christmas Day and Epiphany) raised a
total of £1891.08 for Macmillan Cancer
Support. Thank you to all who attended and gave so generously towards
the wonderful work carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support.
- COOKHAM PANTOMIME MEMORABILIA
preparation for the Cookham Festival Exhibition “Peeps into
Panto” Fifty years of Pantomime in Cookham, Jean Hedger and the team
are looking for memorabilia which you may might have.
You may have appeared in front of the footlights or worked backstage.
You may have been part of the scenery and props, costume or music making
teams. Perhaps you or one of your family wrote or produced a Cookham
Please search your attic to see if you have something you could lend for
the exhibition. It could be as small as a ticket or as big as
CONTACT Jean Hedger 01628 603204
BRENT DE CLIPPERS
people from Cookham will have been saddened by the death of Brent, who
has run Brent de Clippers in Cookham Rise for many years. Brent died
last Saturday 7th January 2017.
His daughter Louise has said that a lot
of people have asked about the funeral, but it seems that Wexham Park
Hospital have got a log jam producing death certificates, particularly
as Brent died at a weekend. She will let us know the funeral details
when she finally obtains a copy.
TWINNING SOCIAL EVENING
with a liking for things French is invited to join Cookham Twinning’s
social evening and AGM at the Jolly Farmer, Cookham Dean on Monday
20th February, starting at 7.30pm.
Once we’ve dealt
swiftly with the business of the Twinning AGM, we’ll order food from
the excellent kitchen of the Jolly Farmer, and partake in a
light-hearted French quiz.
Following on from the
successful visit to Cookham in 2016, we’ll be able to provide
background to the Twinning visit to St Benoit in France that we’ll be
making this year on October 21st-24th (Autumn
half-term). St Benoit is in a beautiful setting, near the ancient town
of Poitiers, and close to the Futuroscope theme park.
There’s no need to
book for the social evening, just come along, although it would be
helpful if you can drop an email to email@example.com
so that we have an idea of numbers. All are welcome – bring friends!
WANDERER SOCIAL WALK
Annette Garnham is planning to
set up a Winter Wanderer Social Walk and is looking for people who may be
interested. Annette aims to initially choose routes that will be pram and paw
friendly of between 30 and 60 minutes duration. There will be no charge for
the walks and should be a great opportunity to meet other Cookhamites. The
first walk is on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 suitable for all fitness levels.
Meet at 13:50pm for 14:00pm departure at Cookham Railway Station (outside
ticket office). Just turn up. The walk should take about 60 minutes.
Annette had a trial on Tuesday
with one other person. She said "we both had a great time getting to know
each other and enjoying the glorious weather we were lucky enough to
Here are some photos of the