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Reading Abbey

Reading Abbey

Price: £5.00


with John Painter

Thursday 10th October 2.00–4.00 pm

First of five talks in the ‘Institutions’ series

Discover the impact of Reading Abbey on the town of Reading, both in its heyday as a royal Abbey and as one of the ten leading monasteries in the country. Hear about the impact of the dissolution and its subsequent use as a royal palace, the destruction of the Civil War, and the subsequent re-development of the Abbey Quarter and preservation of the Abbey Ruins up to the present day.

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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