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Ruth Charlton Brown
Everyone knows the lady with the earrings!
Ruth’s a familiar figure sitting on the bench on Sutton Road with her husband Tom, or walking up to the shops in the Rise.
The Charlton Browns have lived in Cookham since 1958, and Ruth’s background is as colourful as her appearance. With a maiden name like Konjetzke I wasn’t surprised to find her father was an ÈmigrÈ from Russia at the time of the Revolution and her mum was Polish.
Well into her 80s, Ruth has spent her working life as an actress, dancer, and theatrical director.
And where does she get those wonderful earrings? Along with her clothes, Ruth makes them all herself, of course!