Sketches by Bill Cox (1913-1982)) used for the Aldermaston & Wasing Parish Magazine

One of Bill Cox’s many contributions to the local community was the series of sketches he produced of local buildings and views- which he then published on the front cover of the Parish Magazine which he edited for many years. Thanks to Peter Oldridge, Rosemary Campbell and Jean Chapman we present below 59 images, mostly magazine front covers and almost all by Bill Cox. Many sketches depict local buildings or views. Almost all of the buildings still stand. The author of some of the sketches, including the Centenary graphic, is not yet known but a sketch by Mike Nethersole of the Aldermaston Pottery is featured near the end, in May 1993.

Needless to say, if anyone has other copies of the Parish Magazine bearing Bill Cox’s or another’s artwork which are not included below, we’d be delighted to borrow and scan them in to preserve them too!

The images are presented in order of the date of the magazine. An index of the subjects follows

The images are in month order: thus index should help find a particular subject.
Parish mag cover- St Nicholas, Wasing- April 1976
Parish mag cover- St Peter's Church, Brimpton, May 1976
Parish mag cover-St Marys Aldermaston, June 1976
................................................................ABOVE: The Loosey looking North down The Street.............................................
ABOVE: The so-called Eagle Gates (actually the bird is a falcon- see the post "The Lords of the Manor of Aldermaston")
.........................................ABOVE: The Old Mill, Aldermaston viewed across the Mill-Pond.................................
.....................................ABOVE: The row of three Tudor Cottages opposite the Loosey........................................
..................ABOVE: The Lych Gate of St Mary's Aldermaston erected in memory of the fallen of the Great War....
Parish Mag cover- Nativity Scene
Parish mag cover- pheasants, Jan 1977
........................................................ABOVE: The Hinds Head Hotel and public house.......................................................
......................................................................ABOVE: Wasing Place...................................................................
................................................................ABOVE: The Church of St Nicholas, Wasing.............................................
........................ABOVE: Another view of the Loosey towards the north, showing the well which dates from Roman times.............................
......................................................ABOVE: The Old Post Office in Brimpton..........................................
........................................ABOVE: Corner Cottage, opposite the Hinds Head which is on the right............................'
.......................................................ABOVE: Upper Church Farm....................................................
...........................................................ABOVE: A splendid view of the Manor House..................................................
As yet unidentified building
...................................................ABOVE: The Old Farmhouse, Aldermaston..........................................
.................................................................ABOVE: .A view of Brimpton Mills......................................................................
..............................................................ABOVE: Willow Wands in Brimpton..........................................................
......................................................ABOVE: Manor Farm in Brimpton............................................
..................................................................ABOVE Little Park in Brimpton........................................................................
.............................................................ABOVE: Dower House.............................................................................
Parish mag cover- Raghill Cottage, June 1978
Parish mag cover July 1978
......................................................ABOVE: One of three views of The Loosey, this one looking West................................................
Parish mag cover- Annunciation, Sept 1978
........ABOVE: Aldermaston's splendid Rectory, located between the Hinds head and the Primary School....
Parish mag cover- flowers, Dec 1978
Aldermaston Stores
Parish mag cover- Fishermans' Cottages, Feb 1979
Parish mag cover- The Brook House, April 1979
.............................................ABOVE: Aldermaston's Parish Hall.............................................
Parish mag cover- former primary school, June 1979
...............................................ABOVE: The Dene, on The Street, Aldermaston..........................................
Parish mag cover- The Malthouses, August 1979
................................................ABOVE: posssibly a dwelling on Soke Road..................................
............................................ABOVE: A view of Well House, Aldermaston..........................................
Parish mag cover- flowers, Dec 1979
Parish mag cover- Robin, Jan 1980
Parish mag cover-Ducks, Feb 1980
Parish mag cover- flowers, April 1980
Parish mag cover- Heron, May 1980
Parish mag cover- Kingfisher, June 1980
Parish mag cover- Duck family, July 1980
Parish mag cover- flowers, August 1980
Parish mag cover- sailing barge, Sept 1980
Parish mag cover- birds, Nov 1980
Parish mag cover- Nativity scene, Dec 1980
Parish mag cover- flowers, April 1981
Parish mag cover- flowers, May 1981
Parish mag cover- Wren, July 1981
Parish mag cover- Royal wedding, August 1981
Inside the Aldermaston Pottery in April 1993. Sketch by Mike Nethersole.
Mike Nethersole
The original sketch was in colour- here it is.
Parish Mag Cover- St Mary's Church, Aldermaston September 1994
Parish mag cover April 1996
..........ABOVE: A celebration of Aldermaston Parish Hall's centenary in 1998- authorship unknown............

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