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Jack of Newbury

Jack of Newbury

Price: £5.00

with Dr David Peacock

Thursday 8th August 2.00–4.00 pm

Fourth of five talks in Shops and Businesses series

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. His life story was muddled by a contemporary of Shakespeare’s, but he was a historical figure of national importance. Come and hear local historian Dr David Peacock, unravel the story of this colourful and important character.

includes tea or coffee and cake

Venue: Berkshire Family History Society
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library
Abbey Square
Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Please contact the booking administrator with any queries.

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.

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