As a child, when her dad was a chemist in Maidenhead, and the family lived on the Pound, Lynda used to watch Stanley Spencer painting around the village.
She went to Holy Trinity primary and then to Cookham Rise secondary school which had around 60 children then.
When she came back to Cookham to live on the High Road, with a husband and 2 sons, in 1962, Lynda was a teacher at the same school. “I was a child with Mr Wood as my headteacher, then came back as a member of his staff. That’s unusual!”
In the early 60s Cookham Rise became a primary school and Lynda stayed until retirement 20 years ago, when she became involved with the Stanley Spencer gallery and still leads Stanley walks around the village.
Lynda’s passions are people, and she likes the way ex pupils constantly seek her out. Lynda’s been governor at Holy Trinity, member of the Tarrystone players, is back on the PCC at the church, and recently appeared on Radio 4 talking about her Spencer experiences.
“Stanley Spencer has brought a lot of work and people into the village. So we owe him our thanks”.