WHEN Sue and I moved to Wargrave in May 1962, David and Maxine Blick were already
WHEN Sue and I moved to Wargrave in May 1962, David and Maxine Blick were already living there with Julian, their older son.
For us, newly married, Maxine and David represented the glamour of the Sixties.
David was a young high-flyer in the world of finance. Maxine, tall, blonde and beautifully dressed, had lots of style.
They travelled on business to New York, Rome and Athens. It was the time of the Beatles, a time of breaking barriers, of new faces in music, film and fashion.
The highlight of the year was Henley Royal Regatta, when Wargrave used to entertain crews from America. There were lunches at Phyllis Court Club and parties in the evening. The friends we made then remain our friends for life.
The Blicks’ younger son Hugo became our godson.
Sadly, the marriage broke up after 20 years and Maxine moved to Henley.
She worked in two art galleries and she travelled but she never remarried.
For the last 10 years of her life she was afflicted by a creeping paralytic disease, which she endured with tremendous courage.
She died at Acacia Lodge on September 19, just short of her 77th birthday. She is survived by her two sons and five grandsons.