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Events under 'Centre talks'
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Centre talks calendar

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'Grand Houses' 5th Talk of series

The Duke of Wellington's Country House at Stratfield Saye: with Brigadier Michael Aris CBE DL and Richard Bennett DL

We are delighted to welcome two eminent speakers to close our series of talks on 'grand houses'.  Both are well qualified to talk about Stratfield Saye House, as both work there as tour guides.  Both have also been appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire, Brigadier Aris in 2005 and Richard Bennet in 2018.

Stratfield Saye House and grounds consist of 5,000 acres and its history can be traced to before William the Conqueror.  The house owes much of its style to George Pitt who played a pivotal role in its development.  Prince Albert and Queen Victoria visited often and in January 1845 stayed for 3 days.  It is a House where the presence of the Great Duke is felt to this day.  Find out more at what is sure to be a fascinating talk.

For attendees wishing to do some research while visiting The Centre, the Research Zone computers will be open from 1pm.

TICKETS: £5 (members £4) includes tea and cake.  Advanced booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability).

Book all five talks in the series for the discounted price of £20 (members £16).  Members can obtain the discount using the coupon code published in their current Berkshire Family Historian.

Other talks in this series on 11th and 25th April, 9th and 23rd May.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries, including details of free parking arrangements.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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'Shops & Businesses' 1st Talk of series

Reading's Print Industry: Paul Joyce

Commencing in 1722, Reading became the second largest ‘printing town’ per head of population, in Great Britain.  This is its fascinating and often overlooked story, richly illustrated.

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

TICKETS £5 (Member £4) includes tea/coffee and cake.

Book all five talks of the Shops and Businesses series for the special price of £20 (Member £16)  Advance booking is strongly advised. You can pay on the door if places remain available.  

Members can enjoy the saving by quoting the coupon code published in their most recent Berkshire Family Historian when booking.

More talks in this series on 25th July, 8th and 22nd August, and 5th September.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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'Shops & Businesses' 2nd in Talk Series

Queues, U-boats and useless mouths: Food in WW2: with Mike Cooper

More people starved in the Second World War than were killed by bombs or bullets.  Britain suffered its most intensive blockade ever, yet emerged from the war healthier and with a better diet than before.  This fascinating talk looks at the choices made by the warring nations, and at food at home in Britain, and in the British Army.

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

TICKETS £5 (Member £4) includes tea/coffee and cake or book all five talks in the series for the discounted price of £20 (Member £16).  Advanced booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability).

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

Other talks in the series are on 8th August, 22nd August and 5th September.

ContactThe Booking Administrator with any queries.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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'Shops & Businesses' 3rd in Talk Series

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 or book all five talks in the series for the discounted price of £20 (Member £16). Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability).

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

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

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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'Shops & Businesses' 4th in Talk Series

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 or book all five talks in the series for the discounted price of £20 (Member £16). Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability).

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

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

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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'Shops & Businesses' 5th in Talk Series

Reading's Manufacturing Industries: with David Cliffe

Sixty old Reading firms in 60 minutes - richly illustrated.  Discover some of the many different things produced in Reading over the years, including flour, silk, railway signals, barges and racing cars.

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

TICKETS £5 (Member £4) includes tea/coffee and cake or book all five talks in the series for the discounted price of £20 (Member £16).  Advanced booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability).

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

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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