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Talks, Walks and Courses at The Centre for Heritage and Family History

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Getting Around in the 1960s

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 24 January. An illustrated talk by Mike Hurst about how we were on the move in the ‘Swinging’ Sixties. Covering cars, motorbikes, scooters, buses, air travel, the railways, the first motorways, the rise of lorries and cars, &c. 
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Guided Walk - Reading

£5.00
Tuesday 12th March 10am-12:30pm. Terry Dixon has been running ‘Reading Walkabouts’ for almost three years with great feedback from those who have attended. This is a fact packed, easy 2 mile walk exploring Reading‘s history. 
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Heroes of Woodley Airfield

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 7 February. Joy Pibworth introduces individuals in aviation history associated with Woodley Airfield – many such as Sir Douglas Bader, Amy Johnson, Geoffrey de Havilland and Charles Lindbergh, were household names. 
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Smith’s Coaches of Reading

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 9 March. Smith’s Coaches of Reading were a part of the local scene for six decades on excursions, tours and coastal expresses. This is the story of how they developed into the largest privately-owned coach co. in S England. 
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The Early Years of Reading's Railways

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 10 January. Paul Joyce is Chairman of Reading Transport Group. Reading was linked to London by railway in 1840, and to Bristol in 1841, bringing important economic growth to the town. This talk focuses on the early years. 
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The Wilts and Berks Canal

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 21 February. The Wilts & Berks Canal opened in 1810 and links the Kennet and Avon Canal near Melksham, to the Thames at Abingdon. Abandoned in 1914,Paul's talk will highlight its mixed fortunes. 
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Transport - series of 5 talks

£20.00
Multi-purchase ticket for all five talks in the ‘Transport’ talk series. 10th and 24th January, 7th and 21st February, 9th March. 2.00–4.00 pm 
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Understanding Old Handwriting Course

£30.00
12th October for 3 fortnightly sessions 11:00am - 1:30pm On this course Joan Dils will look at documents from 17-19th centuries, which are of most use to family historians, and teach attendees how to read the various handwriting styles. 
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Transport - series of 5 talks

£20.00
Multi-purchase ticket for all five talks in the ‘Transport’ talk series. 10th and 24th January, 7th and 21st February, 9th March. 2.00–4.00 pm




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