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Topic: edith bell..help
Posted By: CASE
Subject: edith bell..help
Date Posted: 28 April 2008 at 1:04pm
looking for information on this person,anybody help?



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Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 28 April 2008 at 4:55pm
Isn't there an Edith Bell House in Hillside - sheltered accomodation - just off Rickmansworth Lane?
 
Is it the same Edith Bell?


Posted By: pierre
Date Posted: 28 April 2008 at 6:14pm
my mate with a lisp used to think that...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
But Edith Belled it as a myth!!    Ouch
 
(sorry!)


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Posted By: ArtB
Date Posted: 10 July 2008 at 3:38pm
Just spotted this...
 
I believe that she used to be a local councillor and lived in Denham Lane. I'll find out a bit more for you though as t'other half used to live fairly close to her.


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Posted By: ArtB
Date Posted: 10 July 2008 at 6:12pm
OK confirmed, she was a local councillor and lived in Denham Lane certainly in the 50's/60's, she was also heavily involved in the CsP Arts Festival . In recognition of her dedication etc. Edith Bell house was named after her.
 
As much as is probably sensible to put on a public forum is that she was married and had two children.
 
PM me if you need more help.


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Posted By: CASE
Date Posted: 10 July 2008 at 9:24pm
i've got a painting she did and wondered if it was worth anything.


Posted By: jessama
Date Posted: 10 July 2008 at 9:41pm
Why not contact the Misbourne Art Society?  She might have been a member and someone there might remember her and whether she exhibited.

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Posted By: Malc London
Date Posted: 12 July 2008 at 10:39am
Take it down to Amersham auction rooms. They have a data base.


Posted By: CASE
Date Posted: 12 July 2008 at 2:42pm
cheers folks.
is it rare to have a watercolour on one side and a oil on the other?
it's been hanging in the house since 1973,needs a clean and has slight damaged on one corner.


Posted By: Malc London
Date Posted: 18 July 2008 at 9:14am
Can you photo it and put it up on here so we can see?
 
 


Posted By: jessama
Date Posted: 18 July 2008 at 2:49pm

I noticed today that there are a couple of Edith Bell paintings hanging in the Community Centre (first room on the left, behind the office).



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Posted By: stevejarrett
Date Posted: 21 July 2008 at 10:30pm
i am edith bell's grand son and my mother her daughter still lives in csp - what do you want to know?


Posted By: stevejarrett
Date Posted: 21 July 2008 at 10:31pm
yes there are paintings by edith bell and she sold many around the 1960's and 70's


Posted By: stevejarrett
Date Posted: 21 July 2008 at 10:32pm
yes the same lady on the old site of gravel hill school and my mother opened it in her name!


Posted By: stevejarrett
Date Posted: 21 July 2008 at 10:33pm
it is the same person  - she is my grand mother


Posted By: stevejarrett
Date Posted: 21 July 2008 at 10:35pm
yes you are right - she is my grand mother!!


Posted By: stevejarrett
Date Posted: 21 July 2008 at 10:36pm
 a few hundred maybe but some have sold for more

from her grandson


Posted By: stevejarrett
Date Posted: 21 July 2008 at 10:37pm
she was the founder member of the arts society and set it up!!


Posted By: stevejarrett
Date Posted: 21 July 2008 at 10:38pm
love to see it and maybe buy it of you as she was my grandmother and i do not have any of here paintings!


Posted By: ArtB
Date Posted: 22 July 2008 at 8:16pm
Originally posted by stevejarrett stevejarrett wrote:

i am edith bell's grand son and my mother her daughter still lives in csp - what do you want to know?
 
And my other half was one of your mum's bridesmaids...
 
Art


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Posted By: stevejarrett
Date Posted: 22 July 2008 at 9:34pm
who was that then?


Posted By: ArtB
Date Posted: 23 July 2008 at 6:58am
Pat Reeves

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Posted By: maggyread
Date Posted: 12 April 2009 at 4:20pm
 Edith Bell was my mother.  My parents moved here in 1939.  My father was Ken Bell who was a concert pianist and organist.  Edith Bell House was named after her.  She was a tireless worker in the community for many years before her death in 1985.  A district and parish councillor, she was also a founder of the Chalfont St. Peter Arts Festival which ran for some 40 years and unfortunately folded because of lack of help.  She founded the Misbourne Arts Society which still runs today. Was founder chairman of the Gravel Hill Managers and later Robertswood School.  She was also involved in the building of the Leisure Centre swimming pool, being a qualified swimming teacher herself. She was also a governor of Old Job's as it was known (now Chalfonts Community College).  Keenly interested in all aspects of village life and once stood for election as an independent (but did not get in) She believed that party politics should not come into local communities. There are many more things but I cannot remember them all.  In all this acitivity she did not neglect her home or her children in any way.


Posted By: maggyread
Date Posted: 16 April 2009 at 1:24pm

Is your other half Pat Reeves.  She lived next door to Edith Bell my mother for many years and was in fact one of my bridesmaids.   Where is Jose I have not seen her for a long time and usually bumped into her in Budgens.



Posted By: maggyread
Date Posted: 26 October 2009 at 10:57am
Edith Bell was my mother.  She was heavily involved in local politics and I have a list of activities that she instigated.  Maggy Read 



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