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August 2019
August 2019

Tue. 6 Aug, 2019

Drop In Session at the Centre (Tue. 6 Aug, 2019 12:00 pm)

Breaking down Brick Walls with Sandra Barkwith.

FREE just turn up

FH advice at Hungerford Library (Tue. 6 Aug, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Booking essential. Contact the library on 01488 682668 during opening hours (Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat mornings).

Natter Group (Tue. 6 Aug, 2019 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm)

Informal discussion led by Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens.

FREE just turn up

Wed. 7 Aug, 2019

Family History Advice (Wed. 7 Aug, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

At Cippenham Library, Elmshott Lane, Slough, SL1 5RB.

Free parking and free WiFi. 2pm-5pm

Free access to Ancestry, Findmypast and Forces War Records

Thu. 8 Aug, 2019

'Shops & Businesses' 3rd in Talk Series (Thu. 8 Aug, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Reading's Old Shops: with Ann Smith

Jacksons, Langstons and Tuttys are familiar shop names to people in Reading.  But do you remember Hawkes Ironmongers or Cook's Dairy and Farm Equipment?  This talk will look at shops from the 19th century to the present day, and how shopping has changed over the years.

For those attending who wish to do some family history research while visiting The Centre, the Research Zone computers will be open from 1 pm.

TICKETS £5 (Member £4) includes tea/coffee and cake.  Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability).

Members can obtain the saving using the coupon code published in the current Berkshire Family Historian.

More talks in the series on 22nd August and 5th September.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Tue. 13 Aug, 2019

Drop In Advice Session at Bracknell Library (Tue. 13 Aug, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Bring your questions, problems and ‘brickwalls’ … and get some new ideas and advice from members of the Berkshire Family History Society. For ALL family historians wherever your ancestors came from.
Bracknell Library, Town Square, Bracknell. RG12 1BH (2pm - 5pm)

Wed. 14 Aug, 2019

FREE - Family History Helpdesk - FREE (Wed. 14 Aug, 2019 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The Abingdon Branch of Berkshire Family History Society will be at ABINGDON Library to help you start your Family History research or break down a brickwall you may have come to.

To book your free one-to-one session call Abingdon Library on 01235 520374. We recommend asking for a one-hour session.

Places are limited.

Reading's Old Shops Walk: with Ann Smith (Wed. 14 Aug, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Ann is the former local studies lead at Readng Central Library and the author of 100 Years of Shops in Reading.  The walk will take in the locations of some of the town's old businesses.

Fully booked  (wad BOOK £5 Member £4)

Places limited, pre-booking was required.

Members could obtain the discount using the coupon code published in their current Berkshire Family Historian.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries, who will also send meeting arrangements.

Thu. 22 Aug, 2019

'Shops & Businesses' 4th in Talk Series (Thu. 22 Aug, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Jack of Newbury: with Dr David Peacock

Jack of Newbury (John Winchcombe) was producing cloth on an industrial scale in and around Newbury during Henry VIII's reign. It brought him immense wealth and considerable status.  A contemporary of Shakespeare muddled his life story, but Jack was a historical figure of national importance.  Come and hear local historian Dr David Peacock, unravel the story of this colourful and important character.

For those attending who wish to do some family history research while visiting The Centre, the Research Zone computers will be open from 1 pm.

TICKETS £5 (Member £4) includes tea/coffee and cake. Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability).

Members can obtain the saving using the coupon code published in the current Berkshire Family Historian.

The last talk in this series is on 5th September.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Tue. 27 Aug, 2019

Drop In Advice Session at Wokingham Library (Tue. 27 Aug, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Bring your questions, problems and 'brickwalls' ..... and get some new ideas and advice from members of the Berkshire Family History Society. For ALL family historians wherever your ancestors came from.

Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham, RG40 2BB. (2pm - 5pm)

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