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Murder at Reading Gaol

Murder at Reading Gaol

Price: £5.00


with Angela Buckley, crime writer and Berkshire Family History Society Vice-President

Saturday 9th November 12 noon to 2.00 pm

Third of five talks in the ‘Institutions’ series

In the second of our talks focusing on Reading Gaol, Angela Buckley will share stories of the Victorian inmates of Reading Prison, including the nefarious acts of baby farmer Amelia Dyer, and the murder that inspired Oscar Wilde to write The Ballad of Reading Gaol.

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
Reading
Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

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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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