Bracknell and Wokingham

This branch meets on the third Friday evening of the month at

Priestwood Community Centre
Priestwood Court Road
Bracknell
RG42 1TU

Doors open at 7.15pm Meetings begin at 7.45pm

There is FREE car parking next to the centre

For registered charities, provision of public benefit is a legal requirement. It follows that visitors are always welcome at Branch meetings and events. Where they can afford to do so, visitors are encouraged to donate £3 when attending a meeting. This is a suggested contribution towards costs incurred by the society in arranging local activities.

How to find Priestwood Community Centre
(Uses the Streetmap website and opens a new tab or window)

Most meetings feature a talk on a topic relevant to most family historians and given by a speaker who is a recognised authority on their subject. There are also news items and short contributions from local members likely to be of interest to a wider audience. The talk is generally followed by questions and then refreshments. Meetings end by around 9.30pm.

Bracknell Sept 2015

Les Mitchison talking about Tithe, enclosure OS and Estate maps, September 2015

There is more information on Bracknell Town on this page

See the Events Calendar for details about this month's meeting

Advice and Outreach Events

Bracknell & Wokingham Branch members provide advice on the second Tuesday of every month at Bracknell Central Library in Town Square and also on the last Tuesday of each month at Wokingham Library in Denmark Street (check the calendar for these event dates). Bring your family history questions to these sessions and get help, fresh ideas, suggestions and answers on how you can move your research forward.

From time to time, similar events are held at other locations in the area.

Find out where and when you can next seek advice on your family history research

Talks to community groups

A few local members give talks on family history research to community groups. Organisations that engage such speakers are invited to make a donation to help the work of the society in lieu of a speaker fee.

Local Projects

Projects are a vital part of the work of the society. Find out more

Projects are important in helping to preserve historic records and making information from those records more easily accessible to a wider public. Without project work, there would be few if any accurate indexes or transcripts accessible to you as a family historian.

Some examples of local Bracknell & Wokingham Branch projects include the recording of memorial inscriptions in the churchyards of Ascot All Saints and Priory Road Burial Ground*, Wokingham All Saints*, Wokingham St Paul and in Wokingham Free Church Burial Ground*.

* available on CD from the Shop

For more information about the Branch

send a message to Sandra Barkwith, the branch chairman

page reviewed and revised 24th May 2017

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