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August 2018
August 2018

Wed. 1 Aug, 2018

Drop In Session at the Centre (Wed. 1 Aug, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Breaking down Brick Walls with Sandra Barkwith

FREE just drop in

Family History Advice (Wed. 1 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

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

2pm-5pm      Free parking and free WiFi.

Free access to Ancestry, Findmypast and Forces War Records

Fri. 3 Aug, 2018

Wed. 8 Aug, 2018

Family History Help Desk (Wed. 8 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Please call Abingdon Library direct on 01235 520374 to book an appointment.

We are happy to help start your journey into Family History or assist break down brick walls for more experienced family historians.

Our sessions are one hour long.

Civil War walk around the Katesgrove area of Reading with Evelyn Williams and Steve Haywood (Wed. 8 Aug, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Katesgrove-resident, Evelyn Williams' research interests include: allotments; industrial history and everything to do with Katesgrove.  Her MBA dissertation explored the brewing industries of Reading.  She is the author of several local history articles, and a founder member of the Whitley Pump, an online local news website for Katesgrove.  Steve Haywood has been a research volunteer for Reading Museum since retirement, undertaking various projects for the Reading Abbey Revealed project including research on the siege of Reading and its impact on the town's inhabitants.

This walk will be possible for those with a mobility scooter or powered wheelchairs, but will be difficult for those in non-powered wheelchairs.  It will be an up-and downhill walk, of about two miles, exploring places in the Whitley and Katesgrove areas of Reading, that played a part in the Civil War.  The walk will start and finish near St. Giles' Church.

TICKETS:  £5 non-members or £4 members

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Thu. 9 Aug, 2018

'Life on the River Thames' - Talk series - Third talk of five (Thu. 9 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

The Thames from Oxford to Windsor: Shaping history through the centuries: with Peter Halman

 

Find out how The Thames has influenced historical events and the lives of the local population - from food to employment, as a highway for goods, people and ideas, and more recently as a highly valued social and environmental resource.

TICKETS:  £5 (members £4) includes tea and cake. Book all five talks in the series for £20 (members £16)

Advanced booking is highly recommended, but you can pay at the door (subject to availability).

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

The previous two talks are on 12th July and 26th July.  The following two talks are on 23rd August and 6th September.

Fri. 10 Aug, 2018

Tue. 14 Aug, 2018

Drop In Advice Session at Bracknell Library 2pm-5pm (Tue. 14 Aug, 2018 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)

Fri. 17 Aug, 2018

Thu. 23 Aug, 2018

'Life on the River Thames' - Talk series - Fourth talk of five (Thu. 23 Aug, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Early Closing Day: The Day Reading was bombed: with Mike Cooper

 

2018 marked the 75th anniversary of the only fatal air raid on Reading during the Second World War, in which 41 people lost their lives. Twenty-nine of those people lost their lives in the bombing of the popular British Restaurant in Friar Street - The People's Pantry.  Well-known local historian and author, Mike Cooper, shares his extensive research into this important day for Reading people.

TICKETS: £5 (members £4) includes tea and cake. Book all five talks in the series for £20 (members £16)

Advanced booking is highly recommended, but you can pay at the door (subject to availability).

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Previous talks in this series are on 12th July, 26th July and 9th August. The last talk in the series is on 6th September.

Fri. 24 Aug, 2018

Tue. 28 Aug, 2018

Drop In Advice Session at Wokingham Library 2pm - 5pm (Tue. 28 Aug, 2018 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)

Fri. 31 Aug, 2018

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