Local artist dies aged 94
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Local artist dies aged 94

A talented artist who was instrumental in the setting up of Norden Farm has died aged 94. Born in Caversham, Reading in 1924 Marjorie was an only child who moved to Datchet with her parents where she grew up. She gained her secondary education at Windsor Girls’ School in Imperial Road, Windsor. In the 1940s Marjorie worked in Runnymede for a branch of the London County Council (LCC). The LCC was the smaller predecessor of the Greater London Council (GLC) – the local government administrative body for Greater London from 1965 to 1986. While working here Marjorie met Bunty (Herbert) Palmer and the pair married in 1949 at Windsor Parish Church of St John the Baptist. They moved to Muswell Hill in London the same year. Here Bunty completed a part-time psychology degree at Birkbeck, University of London while still working at the LCC. In 1953 Marjorie and Bunty welcomed their first child, Susan, and two years later in 1955 the family moved to Graham Close in Maidenhead. Son Philip was then born in 1957 and David in 1959. All children attended Larchfield Primary and Nursery School. Philip and David then went to Maidenhead Grammar School, now Desborough College […]

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