A beautiful war memorial

Cookham Dean settled on a design for its war memorial.

The Vicar’s Letter

It is some time since any mention has been made in The Magazine of the proposed War Memorial, but Meetings of the Committee have been held from time to time, and Mr. Eden, the architect , who is the great Authority on Wayside Crosses, has submitted a design which, with one or two slight alterations, was approved by the Committee at a Meeting held at the Vicarage on Saturday, January 18th. Mr Eden has been asked to produce an estimate of the cost of erection, and as soon as this has been received the design and all matters connected with it will be submitted to a Meeting of the Subscribers, of which due notice will be given.

The design is undoubtedly a beautiful one, and arrangements are being made to enable me to enclose a lithograph of it in each copy of next month’s Magazine. The site chosen by vote of the subscribers is the triangle to the S.W. of the Green, close to the spot on which the King George V. Coronation Tree was planted. Mr. Eden visited the spot, and his design has been executed with careful consideration of the position chosen, and its immediate surroundings. The Treasurer would be glad to receive Subscriptions already promised, and to enrol additional subscribers on his list. Subscriptions should be sent to T. Stretch, Esq., Five Elms, Pope’s Lane, or to Mr. Edwards at Tars Platt, Hon. Secretary.

Cookham Dean parish magazine (D/P43B/28A/11)

Too closely guarded to escape

Florence Vansittart Neale met Commader Geoffrey Layton who had escaped after being captured with her nephew Paul Eddis. For more on the Horse Guards exhibition of captured German guns see here.

16 December 1915
Very full day. Ag came. She, I, & H to Westminster Abbey for Intercession Service… To Horse Guards to see German trophies. All gone…

I to Helen. Not heard from Eden for 3 weeks….

Up to see Captain Layton, says Paul cannot escape – too closely guarded.

Diary of Florence Vansittart Neale (D/EX73/3/17/8)