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

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Hidden History of Reading's War Graves

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 25 October. This is the story of Reading's war graves, and the men and women they honour, meticulously researched and brought to life by the founder of the Reading Remembrance Trust. Stories include Private William Lewington. 
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how DNA testing can advance your genealogical research

£5.00
Saturday 27th October 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm DNA testing is now all the rage but what can you really learn from a DNA test? This talk provides an introduction to the use of DNA testing as a tool for family history research, for those interested in DNA a 
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Medals and Decorations of the 1st World War

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 15 November (Date changed). David Downs is passionate about medals and awards. He will give a fascinating insight into the background of medals and awards, and share the stories behind them. Attendees are welcome to bring medals. 
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Putting Berkshire on the Map

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 6 December. John Leighfield CBE will talk about the history of mapping with emphasis on Berkshire, beginning with Matthew Paris' map of Britain c.1250 and finishing with Google and modern mapping. Some maps to view. 
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The End of World War One and its aftermath

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 8 November. Mike Cooper is a local historian, author and popular speaker. One hundred years on, Mike will explain the events which led to the end of the war and the tumultuous events which followed. 
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Tour of the London Road, Reading Cemetery War Graves

£5.00
Tuesday 13th November 2-3 pm. Former teacher Liz Tait, began researching Reading's World War One casualties in 1996 when she discovered war graves in Reading Cemetery. Find out why these graves are there and the stories of those commemorated. 
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