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Maidenhead character Henry Greene dies aged 76

Maidenhead character Henry Greene dies aged 76

Nicola Hine

Maidenhead character Henry Greene dies aged 76
Henry Greene

One of Maidenhead's great characters has died aged 76.

Retired costume-maker Henry Greene passed away at the end of April.

He was particularly well known for having transformed his former council maisonette on the Larchfield estate into a house to rival the grandest of stately homes.

Henry worked in the film industry, including at Pinewood Studios in Iver, as well as on period dramas and the Royal Variety Show.

The dressmaker to the stars also made costumes for local theatre groups such as The Grimm Players, and wedding dresses, and used to be part of the Salvation Army.

Henry's six-room home, which included chandeliers and cherubs, gilt and velvet wallpaper, was once filmed for a television programme.

It featured in the Advertiser in 2000, and Henry told the paper the decor was inspired by a visit to Cliveden House in Taplow.

"I thought it was the loveliest house I had ever seen," he said.

"I knew I could not afford a stately home but I thought I would create a miniature one."

A date for Henry's funeral has not yet been confirmed.

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