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16th May 2024

This is a particularly good year for buttercups, which are benefitting from 'No Mow May' initiatives. Stanley Spencer was deeply attached to the Thames at Cookham and this scene, Buttercups in a Meadow (date not known, private collection), is mostly likely by the river. The Chiltern Society has a leaflet for an excellent self-guided walking tour of Cookham ("heaven on earth", Spencer called it). 

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