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Dave and Elisabeth Haines
Both of them were born and bred locally.
Dave in the Red Cross hospital in Taplow and Elisabeth in High Wycombe. On June 21st she’s one year old – a longest day baby!
Elisabeth is spelt with an S after her Flemish grandmother. She likes breadsticks and discovered grapes during the sitting for this painting! This is her first jubilee, but Dave’s second. In 1977 he walked down with Cookham Rise school to see the Queen open the old folks place on Berries road.
Dave is easily recognised by the abundance of hair. For 15 years he was one of our all-weather postmen and he first got a taste for the job going round on the bike rack of his dad’s postal bike.
In fact all the Haines family have delivered our letters at some time or other, dad Norman, Uncle Len, brother Colin and sister Karen.
Dave’s uncles are Fred from the hardware and Colin the builder.
Two years ago Dave turned from the post to window cleaning and set up Town and Country windows with his friend Barry. They go all over the area as far as Windsor, a stately home in Henley, Stoke Poges and all over Cookham.
Away from cleaning windows he loves gardening (wife Jackie is a landscape gardener) and being a doting dad to little Elisabeth.