Uncle Tom's Cabin 1950, Cookham Dean
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A Happy Time
I was born in 1965 at Cliveden and lived in Grubwood Lane near the entrance to Quarry Woods with my parents for 16 years. I remember walking to Cookham Dean Primary School where the headmaster Mr Turner made my life a misery! I remember scrumping apples in the orchards opposite my house but had to watch out for the 'bangers' - the farmer hung small explosives off ropes in the trees to scare off the birds and they really did go bang! Quarry Woods was a fantastic place in which to play - I found hundreds of old medicine glass bottles buried in there once - all marked 'poison' and dated from about 1900 onwards. It was a beautiful place to be brought up - I've been back since and a lot of the small cottages have either been knocked down and replaced with large 'flash' houses; or the remaining old houses have had huge extentions on them, changing them forever. Winter Hill was a great place to go... Read more
Cricket on The Village Green
When I worked for Samuel Jones the boys in our office played cricket against a team in Cookham Dean and we girls went along as support. What a great place this is! I remember a lovely village in lovely countryside - must be a nice place to live. I didn't realise at that time the connection with Wind in the Willows but that just about sums it up. I hope its stayed much the same.