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Talks, Walks and Courses at The Centre for Heritage and Family History

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Beginners' Family History Course

£30.00
12th October for 4 weekly sessions 11am - 1pm A series of four workshops designed for those new to researching family history. Where to start, how to progress your research and good research practice are all explained. 
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Beginners’ Family History Course

£30.00
A series of four workshops designed for those new to researching family history. Where to start, how to progress your research and good research practice are all explained. Course sessions to be held on: 6th February, 20th February, 6th March and 20th 
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Children’s Family History Activities

£12.00
Smugglers, Scientists or Super-Heroes: who will you find in your family tree? Organisers: Margaret Crook & Vicki Chesterman Calling all super-sleuths aged 5-11 years old – range of fun and stimulating activities designed to help young people discover mo 
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Children’s Family History Activities: Additional Child

£3.00
Children’s Family History Activities: Additional Child Organisers: Margaret Crook & Vicki Chesterman Calling all super-sleuths aged 5-11 years old – range of fun and stimulating activities designed to help young people discover more about their families 
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Crime Walk along the River Thames

£5.00
Saturday 13th October 2-3 pm. Crime Walk along the River Thames: with crime writer and prominent genealogist Angela Buckley A short crime walk, taking in key locations around the river and surrounding roads in Caversham. 
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Hidden History of Reading's War Graves

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 25 October. This is the story of Reading's war graves, and the men and women they honour, meticulously researched and brought to life by the founder of the Reading Remembrance Trust. Stories include Private William Lewington, who was trag 
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how DNA testing can advance your genealogical research

£5.00
Saturday 27th October 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm DNA testing is now all the rage but what can you really learn from a DNA test? This talk provides an introduction to the use of DNA testing as a tool for family history research, for those interested in DNA a 
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Medals and Decorations of the 1st World War

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 22 November. David Downs is passionate about medals and awards. He will give a fascinating insight into the background of medals and awards, and share the stories behind them. Attendees are welcome to bring medals. 
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Putting Berkshire on the Map

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 6 December. John Leighfield CBE will talk about the history of mapping with emphasis on Berkshire, beginning with Matthew Paris' map of Britain c.1250 and finishing with Google and modern mapping. Some maps to view. 
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The Armistice

£20.00
Multi-purchase ticket for all five talks in the ‘Armistice’ talk series. 11th and 25th October, 8th and 22nd November,and 6th December. 2-4pm 2.00–4.00 pm 
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The End of World War One and its aftermath

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 8 November. Mike Cooper is a local historian, author and popular speaker. One hundred years on, Mike will explain the events which led to the end of the war and the tumultuous events which followed. 
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Tour of the London Road, Reading Cemetery War Graves

£5.00
Tuesday 13th November 2-3 pm. Former teacher Liz Tait, began researching Reading's World War One casualties in 1996 when she discovered war graves in Reading Cemetery. Find out why these graves are there and the stories of those commemorated. 
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Tracks to the Trenches

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 11 October. An affecting account of railway activities in England and in France during the Great War. This will include the transport and care of the wounded back to Blighty with some focus on South Oxfordshire and West Berkshire. 
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The Armistice

£20.00
Multi-purchase ticket for all five talks in the ‘Armistice’ talk series. 11th and 25th October, 8th and 22nd November,and 6th December. 2-4pm 2.00–4.00 pm

Children’s Family History Activities: Additional Child

£3.00
Children’s Family History Activities: Additional Child Organisers: Margaret Crook & Vicki Chesterman Calling all super-sleuths aged 5-11 years old – range of fun and stimulating activities designed to help young people discover more about their families


Children’s Family History Activities

£12.00
Smugglers, Scientists or Super-Heroes: who will you find in your family tree? Organisers: Margaret Crook & Vicki Chesterman Calling all super-sleuths aged 5-11 years old – range of fun and stimulating activities designed to help young people discover mo

Beginners’ Family History Course

£30.00
A series of four workshops designed for those new to researching family history. Where to start, how to progress your research and good research practice are all explained. Course sessions to be held on: 6th February, 20th February, 6th March and 20th





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