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Creative Caversham – Nicola Duncan

WATERY REFLECTIONS FROM OUR RIVERSIDE Living close to the Thames has provided a regular theme for artist, Nicola Duncan.  She talks to Elestr Lee about her work which frequently features the beauty of Caversham’s swans. […]

Bridge the Gap

Lesley Boardley 1945-2021

LESLEY BOARDLEY was born 14 April 1945 in Malvern to John and Benda Hooper. After taking A-levels she was offered a place at Nottingham University to study Social Administration, spending 6 months as an au […]

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Creative Caversham – Alison Galer

FLOWER POWER – LOCKDOWN’S SILVER LINING Outdoor spaces have taken on a new importance in the past year. This month Elestr Lee meets Alison Galer of Florence Gardening, whose expertise enhances gardens all around our […]

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Creative Caversham – Sherrie Tuhy

(A or THE) PERFECT PLACE TO FIND OUR INNER ARTIST This month we meet a woman who has made it her mission to allow others to discover the joy of creativity. Elestr Lee meets Art […]

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Creative Caversham – Nicolette Carter

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY Nicolette Carter talks to Elestr Lee about the TV challenge which put a spotlight on her artistic talents. The past year has proved exceptionally busy for this month’s artist. Not […]

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Creative Caversham – Mary Phelan

PEOPLE WITH busy lives need to find some way of balancing life’s pressures. Some may enjoy sport or physical activity, but for others a creative outlet is the perfect solution. Mary Phelan, who grew up […]

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Trustees for Dunsden Village Hall needed

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the success of the recently re-furbished historic Victorian building. It lies close to the village green and community orchard and consists of two bright halls, a […]

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Creative Caversham – Roger Smalley

FIREPLACE THAT LIT A PASSION FOR SCULPTURE This month Elestr Lee meets long-time Caversham resident Roger Smalley, who discovered a talent for working in stone through one of those classic 80s DIY projects… OUR ARTIST […]

Local People

In memory of PC1274 Peter Towner

We received the following notice and the accompanying photograph from his wife, Babs Towner and friend Julia Stanbrook early in 2021: PETER TOWNER died on 4 November 2020. He was a local policeman in Caversham […]