Forthcoming Elizabeth House Talks

Elizabeth House Talks take place on the second Monday of the month at Bel & The Dragon. They showcase the talents of people living in Cookham and its environs and have raised over £8,500 since they started in February 2015.

Forthcoming talks:

  • 11 June – Doug Bay: A career in the Merchant Navy – Ten years before steel masts
  • 10 September – Commodore Gerry Thwaites: HMY Britannia – a bygone era
  • 08 October – Richard James: An Actor’s Life for Me
  • 12 November – Michael Phillips: Stories of the D-Day Landing Beaches of Normandy


Everyone is welcome. Arrive 6.30 for Prosecco and canapés and the talks start at 7pm. Tickets are £17.50 and can be obtained Monday to Friday 9am-3pm from Elizabeth House or reserved by email to

Saturday 16 June Tombola at Village Fair

Elizabeth House has a tombola stall at the 1st Cookham Scouts’ annual summer fundraising event on Cookham Moor on Saturday 16 June.

Between 11am and 4pm visit the stalls at the Village Fair with Punch and Judy, bouncy castle, popular dog show and lots more  entertainments, plus tea and cakes, a beer tent and a BBQ. 

Friday 12 October – Save the date!

Laurie Holloway at the piano

Laurie Holloway performs at Holy Trinity Cookham in October, with all proceeds to Elizabeth House.  The Laurie Trio (Laurie on piano, Harold Fisher on drums and Dave Olney on bass) will be joined by the Chamber Orchestra he formed with Julia Bentley Dawkes and local musicians plus special guests for what promises to be a wonderful musical evening.  Tickets £20 from Elizabeth House.