Events under 'Reading branch'
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Meetings of the Reading branch

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Christmas meeting

Reading branch will be having a series of short talks and a quiz, followed by seasonal refreshments.  

Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Telling Tales: bringing the past to life by Mike Swaddling

A retired marketing communications manager living in Sandhurst, after getting his wife to sign his release papers from full time work Mike was able to follow up an idea inspired by his father's memoirs to help retired people with their reminiscences. Over 10 years, he visited retirement homes and recorded first-hand stories of lives stretching back almost 100 years. These were compiled into several published anthologies. The stories are as varied as human nature itself, and his talk brings a handful of them to life in entertaining fashion and with lots of humour. He will also share some of the techniques he learned on how to get people to talk about their past lives.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The History of Reading's Cinema's by David Cliffe

David will be giving a presentation on the history of Reading's Cinemas, in an evening likely to prompt many memories of times gone by.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Old Photographs: their identification and dating by Tom Doig

Broadcaster, writer and lecturer on aspects of social history, Tom will give us an insight into how to identify and date our old photos.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Photographs and Memorabilia by members and guests

Members and visitors are invited to bring along their favourite photograph or piece of memorabilia with the story behind it for an informal night of discussion. We hope this is going to be a fun, interesting and very informative evening. There will be 10 minute slots for people to show their photo or item, and explain about it.

Maybe you have a photo or unidentified item, but no story behind it, just questions. Bring it along, you never know, help may be at hand with tips and clues to guide your way. Please let me know if you are planning on bringing a photo along.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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