Also Help Charity
The Tarrystone Players
production 'Loose Ends' at the Pinder Hall helped to raise
hundreds of pounds for charity. 'We collected almost £300 for
Macmillan Cancer Support through donating £1 from each ticket,' says
Tarrystone Chairman and director, Richard James, 'And a raffle on the
last night raised £140 for the White Ribbon campaign against domestic
violence. It's a great way for us to support worthy causes
while giving everyone a great night out into the bargain!' The next
Tarrystone production will be in the spring. Three one act plays will
be presented, and the audience will get to choose which one is entered
into next year's Maidenhead Drama Festival. In the meantime the
amateur dramatics troupe will be holding an open play reading of 'A
Christmas Carol' at the Old Cricket Pavillion, Cookham Dean, Monday
10th December. Everyone is welcome! More information at www.tarrystone.org
KIA ORANA or GREETINGS
KIA ORANA or GREETINGS
from the capital island
in the COOK ISLANDS.
beautiful islands originally discovered by Captain Cook on one of his
many voyages, but were more famous for the historical event of the
Mutiny on the Bounty and of course their leader Fletcher Christian
when they were there to pick up Breadfruit trees for Caribbean.
Captain Blyth thought more of his cargo than he did of his men, which
followed in mutiny.
native Maori population today are still as friendly today as they were
in the days of Fletcher Christian with great big smiles on their
faces. The island is very religious with several Christian faiths.
They have a very nice 18 hole golf course and lawn bowling green but
don't expect to play a round of any sport on a Sunday! Sunday is for
church. For those who have to work on a Sunday there is always the
5.00 a.m. service to attend.
islands are self-governing with New Zealand providing their external
and foreign affairs protection and representation. Flying there from
Europe, most people fly to Auckland and then on to Rarotonga. The
currency is now in New Zealand dollars and the old Cook Island
currency is being phased out when were there last year.
few pictures that I have added will give you all in Cookham an idea of
the unspoilt beauty of the place. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
to one and all.
A drivers licence will cost you $10.00 and runs from your birthday
until your next birthday. You also drive on the left, no need to
change your habits!.
16-30 November 2007 there is an exhibition of Timmy Mallett's paintings
at Cookham's twin St Benoit, near Poitiers in France. Timmy went with
his wife Lynda and Judy Trinder for the grand opening. He was very
impressed with the Gallery where his paintings were professionally lit.
The actually place where his paintings were hung had been a Monastery
some of it going back to the 12th century. The photo shows the Mayor of
St Benoit with one of Timmy's paintings. To see more about the
250 people gathered by the
war memorial in Cookham High Street in the cold November sunshine for a
moving act of remembrance. Rev Michael Smith read out all 85 local men's
names commemorated on the memorial, Andy Congdon played the last post,
and we were joined by members of the Legion of Frontiersmen founded by
Roger Pocock of Cookham a century ago. Click
here to see the video
Saturday 27th October Oxjam Unplugged took place for the second year at
the Cookham Dean Village Hall. An eclectic mixture of music with Folk,
Rock and Accoustic with a talented group of artists was enjoyed by the
attendees. To see some photos click
to Cookham's Twin
TWINNING: The English families are
award-winning Tarrystone Players open their Box Office on 1st
November for their latest production, the comedy 'Loose Ends' by
determined to give everyone a great night out,' says director and
Tarrystone Chairman, Richard James. 'As well as a fantastic cast of
old and new faces and a wonderful play, we're offering our
audience a fish and chip supper too! The play is about a woman,
Marlene, who is determined to pair her son up with a friend -
against all the odds - and it all takes place in a caravan park one
summer. Because of this, we've going to have to build a caravan on
the stage of the Pinder Hall in Cookham - but we love a challenge!'
cast includes Lynne Smith, Gerry Clark, Jonathan Yates, Jackie Payne
and Joanna Yates. The performance dates are 22nd-24th November at
7.30pm. Tickets are £10 including supper and a £1 donation to
Macmillan Cancer Support and will be available from the
Stationery Depot in Cookham, or by phoning Lynne Smith on (01628)
520989 from Thursday November 1st.
Spencer Gallery 3,000th Visitor
Ian White stepped through the door at the
on Friday morning 26 October 2007 he became the 3000th
visitor since the gallery was reopened following it’s £900,000
refurbishment. Stuart Conlin, who chairs the Management Committee
of the Gallery said that, since reopening in September he was delighted
with the comments from visitors which had been overwhelmingly positive
about the changes. Visitor numbers had exceeded all expectation.
It was a family affair as Mr White was in Cookham with his
son Charles and daughter Rosalind on a visit from
. They had dropped Mum off on a course at the
at Moor Hall, and had been told by their grandmother in
that a visit to the Gallery was a ‘must’. Just shows how
Stanley and the Gallery continue to put Cookham on the map!
Gallery moves to winter opening hours of Saturday and Sundays only ,
11.00 to 4.30. (as of Nov 1st)
Cookham Cubs funds for Oxfam
Scout HQ in Pierce Drive had been packed with people snapping up
bargains and Akela finally found a moment to snap a picture!
pictured with our newest friend, Barbara Walmsley MBE are a few of our
cubs who stayed behind on Thursday night to
help tidy up. (click on photo for larger image).
Robert Scott Pack who meet on Wednesday night and David Livingstone
Pack who meet on Thursdays had arranged Bring and Buy sales for Oxfam
as part of their Global Challenge award.
few weeks ago Barbara had been to us to tell us about her life-long
devotion to Oxfam. The cubs were very impressed with her medal! I
noticed too the amazement on their faces as she demonstrated the
little bands that Oxfam use around the arms of sick children to decide
who should be treated with the most urgency. Needless to say none of
the cubs were found to be "starving". The cubs decided for
themselves what they would like to buy with any money they raised and
a shopping list will be going to Oxfam very soon. The
stalls ranged from cakes to comics, toys to toiletries and of course a
giant chocolate reindeer raffle. Thank
you all who came along to support the cubs. It really is a stunning
are delighted with the results of all their hard work, £349.49
raised. They have learnt something of what can be done for others - to
change the world, one step at a time.
wish Barbara well with her annual fast in the new Sainsbury's . Do
support her if you can.
Club Visit Coral Reef
Cookham Youth Club had an outing for their normal Monday night
activities on 15 October. Around fifteen people went to Coral Reef in
Bracknell for a swim, a jacuzzi and some fun. Finlan Travel had been
arranged to take them there and back again. Click
here for more information on the Cookham Youth Club.
Wanted - Footpath Laying Advice
CAN YOU HELP US?
ADVICE ON LAYING NEW FOOTPATHS IN COOKHAM CEMETERY
LONG LANE, COOKHAM
Cookham Parish Council need some advice on replacing the gravel
footpaths in Cookham Cemetery with a surface that is easier to walk on.
We have several ideas of the preferred surface, but we could use some
expert advice on our final specification and preparation of a tender
If any one has some advice or knowledge that could help us with this
major footpaths project, please call:
Janet Wheeler (Clerk to the Council) at Cookham Parish Council - 01628
522003 – or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Own Closes 1 October
FARMS PICK YOUR OWN
OF SEASON NOTIFICATION
Farms Pick Your Own in Cookham will close from Monday 1st
thank all our customers for their valued
support this Season and look forward to seeing you again in 2008.
Nursery Open Day
gardeners may not know about Braywick Heath Nursery in Maidenhead, off
the A308. Braywick is a charity which employs disabled people and those
needing support. The quality of the products is outstanding and
the prices are very low. On Sunday 30th September they had their Open
Day offering 25% off all plants also a free barbecue. Anyone who has not
visited the nursery should, they will be very pleasantly surprised, with
lots of free parking, a good selection of plants and bulbs and lots of
friendly advice if you should need it.
of the Cookham Comets
you 16 or under and would you like to be in the Cookham Comets
Basketball team? We have an excellent court on the Alfred Major
Recreation ground in Cookham Rise laid out for basketball.
We also need some adult
helpers for the admin. etc. If you are interested please, please e-mail email@example.com,
this could be great fun.
Passing of Beryl Schirn
people in Cookham must have met the amazing Beryl Schirn who sadly died
on Saturday 22 September 2007 at
the Paragon Suite,
on Saturday 22nd September 2007, quite unexpectedly.. Beryl was one of those people who never
blew her own trumpet, but just got on with things and magically made
things happen, while behind the scenes she had put in an enormous amount
of work. She worked very hard for Asthma UK, although
not an asthma sufferer herself, she had supported the charity for 30
plus years and was a Vice-president. She played badminton with
the Friday Badminton group at the Pinder Hall, was a member of the
Cookham WI and was on the Pinder Hall Committee where she had raised
many thousands of pounds for the refurbishment of the hall. She was also
very much involved with the Patients Participation Group of which she
had been chairman. She helped to organise the annual Cookham Health
meeting and was also a very active volunteer for the Patient and Public Forum for Windsor,
Ascot and Maidenhead.
thoughts are with Brian, her husband.
A funeral service
will be held at 12.00 on Monday 8th October 2007 at
Church, Cookham, followed by cremation at Amersham Crematorium.