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July 2019
July 2019

Tue. 9 Jul, 2019

Drop In Advice Session at Bracknell Library 2pm-5pm (Tue. 9 Jul, 2019 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)

Tour of Georgian Reading: with Joy Pibworth (Tue. 9 Jul, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Follow in the footsteps of 18th century visitors and see what the 18th century town had to offer.

FULLY BOOKED was £5 (Member £4)

Places were limited, pre-booking was required.

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

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries, who will also send meeting arrangements.

Wed. 10 Jul, 2019

FREE - Family History Helpdesk - FREE (Wed. 10 Jul, 2019 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Vale of White Horse Branch will be at ABINGDON library to help you start your Family History research or break down those brick walls you may have come to.

To book your free one-to-one session call Abingdon library on 01235 520374. We recommend asking for a one-hour session. Places are limited

Fri. 12 Jul, 2019

Sat. 13 Jul, 2019

'Shops & Businesses' 1st Talk of series (Sat. 13 Jul, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

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.

Fri. 19 Jul, 2019

Sat. 20 Jul, 2019

Tour of Northern Whiteknights Park area of the University of Reading: with The Friends of Reading University (Sat. 20 Jul, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

This walk takes in Foxhill House, the development of the University's halls of residence, the site of the Marquis of Blandford's New Gardens and also visits the sites of Park House, Erleigh Park (now demolished) and the ice house.  The trail will finish at Whiteknights Park House.

FULLY BOOKED - was £5 Member £4

Places were limited, pre-booking was required.

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

A similar tour is planned for Sunday, 27th October.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries, who will also send meeting arrangements.

Thu. 25 Jul, 2019

'Shops & Businesses' 2nd in Talk Series (Thu. 25 Jul, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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 saving by using the coupon code published in the current Berkshire Family Historian.

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

Contact  The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Fri. 26 Jul, 2019

Sat. 27 Jul, 2019

DNA and family history: Discussion group Facilitator: Debbie Kennett (Sat. 27 Jul, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

This is a self-help, facilitated, special interest discussion group for those wanting to get the most out of their DNA results. It follows last year’s successful DNA talks and workshops and runs quarterly.  Initial sessions benefit from the expertise of international DNA expert, Debbie Kennett.

This is the group's second meeting.

TICKETS £3 includes tea/coffee and cake.  

Just turn up, and pay on the door.

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

Tue. 30 Jul, 2019

A Normandy Story (Tue. 30 Jul, 2019 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

This meeting is at Eton College School Library, Common Lane, Eton, SL4 6DW.

The story of two Old Etonians who landed in Normandy in June 1944 by Sarah Warren and Emily Houghton.

Followed by a tour of the library.

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