There aren't many people left who took apprenticeships, but Burnham born Roger trained as a signwriter and moved took Cookham in 1972 when he set up Fine Signs next to Pinder Hall.
It looks so tiny from the front, but appearances are deceiving and the work shop is really quite large turning out all sorts of commercial signs, logos, stainless steel or glass and of course the local event boards and big banners that hang across the High Street.
In the old days everything was hand painted including the sides of cars or pub signs, but nowadays computer technology makes the design work a lot easier.
Roger's four children grew up going to Cookham Rise and Holy Trinity schools and after work he's a walker who enjoys a 5 mile hike to get up an appetite for a bite at Gandhis or the Peking Inn. "To me the Cookham magic is in my friends and the wonderful social activities".
painted 10th May
Contact: John Miles Organisation, Tel: 01275 854675 / 856770, Fax: 01275 810186
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