Cockernhoe High Tea

Cockernhoe held a Royal High Tea on the 4th of June to honour Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Despite some rain falling early on the Saturday morning the sun came out in the afternoon and the event was well attended by our local community.

The highlight of the afternoon was an unveiling of a proposed plaque for the Coronation Oak, which was planted on Cockernhoe Green f

or Her Majesty’s Coronation in 1953.  It was unveiled by Kathleen (Kath) Claridge and three other residents of the village who were in

attendance on the day of its’s planting,

Helen Ford (nee Goodge)

Brenda Parker (nee Saville),

and Margaret McLaughlin (nee Saville)
Children from Cockernhoe on the day of the tree planting in 1953

Helen Ford (Goodge) 5th from left front row, Kathleen Claridge between Mickey Mouse and the Convict front row, Margaret McLaughlin (Saville), 3rd from right back row, and Brenda Parker (Saville) was a nurse.