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10 October 2002

Have you ever wondered how Whyteladyes Lane got its name? Would you like to learn about the haunting of Winter Hill? If so, come along to Pinder Hall on Halloween Night and discover a host of facts about the interesting ghosts of Cookham. The Cookham Society members and friends are celebrating Halloween with a Wine and Cheese Evening at Pinder Hall on Thursday 31st October starting at 7.45pm.


If you have a haunting story to tell please contact Pablo Dubois on 01628 521002 or Robin Bootle on 01628 520857.


Tickets can be purchased from Village Hardware, Cookham Dean Post Office or from Susan Mahoney on 01628 810341 or from Pablo Dubois on 01628 521002. The price is £6 per ticket to include food and a glass of wine. 



6 October 2002

Cookham Chiropody Clinic

10 Cookham Arcade

High Street


 01628 81 07 81

 Is now open.

Offering a fully equipped and modern surgery, open on Fri & Sat to begin with, other days by prior arrangement.

Modern fully equipped surgery offering wide ranges of treatment including PEDIQUE nail treatment for unsightly, fungal or missing nails.

Credit & Debit cards accepted.


Please contact me on the above number or visit the surgery in person.


Joseph Paterson 


25 September 2002

Barbara Walmsley, (fresh from the experiences of Oxfam projects in Azerbaijan ) will be outside Sainsbury’s for the 17th year fasting for 38 hours and collecting for 32 hours over the weekend of November 1st 2nd and 3rd. Please help her to support the very poor people  of that country who are without health care in a harsh climate.


Write to her at Spindlewood, High Road, Cookham, E-Mail her on bgwalmsley@netscape.net or phone her on 01628- 522255.As ever, she needs all the friends she can get!


25 September 2002

It can now be revealed that the mystery speaker at Oxfam’s Coffee Morning on October 22nd is, appropriately , none other than Colin Dexter----the creator of Inspector Morse.


It will be held at the Parish Centre at 10.30 am and is a Pre- Fast event. Tickets are £6---book early last year some people had to be turned away.

Thames Valley Hospice Fundraising tops £22,000

14 September 2002

Brian Hopkins Treasurer of the Cookhams Fund Raising Group of the Thames Valley Hospice tells the Crier that they have collected £22,000 for the Hospice in their financial year which ended 31 August 2002.  This is the highest amount of money collected ever.

Well done and thank you to everyone who has helped in this very worthwhile cause.

Did you go to any fancy dress parties when YOU were a child?

2 September 2002

I thought this feature might appeal to you. It is for the magazine WOMAN and you also get PAID a small sum for helping out. We are putting together a light-hearted article of eight or so people who’ve got photos of them at or on their way to a children’s fancy dress party or similar occasion. The more obscure the costume the better! We’ve already got one woman who went to such a party as a washing machine, made out of an old cardboard box. If you’ve got a PHOTO of you in a suitably daft costume, we’d love to feature you too. The more homemade looking the better.  Maybe you had to get into fancy dress for the town carnival, school play or a gang show-type of spectacle for the Brownies. If that sounds like you, and you can still lay your hands on the photo, please do contact me and we can have a short interview on the phone and sort the feature out. I know many of you who’ve appeared in previous features for the magazine have said it was fun, so I hope this one appeals too. All photos will be returned. So if you can help, that’s great, but if not, please feel free to pass my details on around the office, to friends, family or anyone you think could help out.

I’m at adrian@amonti.freeserve.co.uk or on 01273 777693.

Evening Class in Philosophy at Cookham Dean Village Hall

30 August 2002

Jane Richards, who only moved to Cookham last year has organised Evening Classes to be held at Cookham Dean Village Hall. This is a terrific opportunity for everyone. The Philosophy course consists of a brief introduction to ideas, thinkers and words with lots of opportunity for discussion. Questions such as: What lies behind our knowledge? What do we know? What is truth, goodness, beauty? will be considered.

5 meetings on Thursdays, starting 26 September Fee: £27
Venue: Cookham Dean Village Hall, Church Road. Time: 7.30 to 9.30 p.m.


Contact Jane Richards, Walnut Tree Cottage, Cookham Dean Common, Maidenhead, SL6 9NZ (Telephone: 07958 294619)


Information on other courses can be seen at:


Amnesty International's Zimbabwe web petition

30 August 2002

I would be very grateful if you could draw your groups attention to the new web petition regarding human rights violations in Zimbabwe.  The petition targets South Africa's president Mbeki asking him to use his influence with Mugabe.  With the situation worsening by the day it would  be great if we could get as many people to sign as possible so please circulate the web link as widely as you can.


Please sign it will only take a few seconds. Click below



Mary Ashworth (Cookham and Maidenhead Group of Amnesty International) www.amnesty.org

Old Photos of the Gate Needed

17 August 2002

Chrissie Rosenthal is appealing for an old photo of the Gate public house, subsequently renamed the Old Anchor Inn, for her new book Cookham Voices.  

She says "We have now sent the copy for 'Cookham Voices' to the publishers - we'll get the proofs back fairly soon - and that will be our last chance to change things.  We have a problem with our picture of 'The Gate' (or 'The Old Anchor') in that we cannot get permission to use the one we have.  Has anyone a picture of Station Hill or the Gate pre 1950's that we could use.  We would need to get hold of it ASAP or there's going to be a nasty gap in 'Cookham Rise'!!! The book should be out in November if all goes to plan."

If you can help please e-mail Chrissie at rosen@globalnet.co.uk 

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