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

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Grand Houses - series of 5 talks

£20.00
Multi-purchase ticket for all five talks in the ‘Grand Houses’ of Berkshire talk series. Thursday 2.00–4.00 pm 11th April, 25th April, 9th May, 23rd May and 8th June (the last talk Saturday 12-2pm) 
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Padworth House

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 23 May. David Peacock talks about this grand 18th-century house near Aldermaston, with plasterwork by Robert Adam's plasterer. It was home for generations to the Darby Griffith family. 
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The Duke of Wellington's Country House at Stratfield Saye

£5.00
12-2 pm Saturday 8 June. Two of the county's Deputy Lieutenants talk about Stratfield Saye House and grounds. George Pitt played a role in its developement and the presence of the Duke of Wellington is still felt. 
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The Heroes of Woodley Airfield

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 4 April. A whole host of important individuals in the history of aviation have associations with Woodley Airfield – many such as Sir Douglas Bader, Amy Johnson, Geoffrey de Havilland and Charles Lindbergh are household names. 
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The History of Coley Park House and estate

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 11 April. Katie Amos and Mike Cooper explain the history of Tudor Manor House built by the staunchly Catholic Vachell family. Its Georgian replacement, once set in landscaped parkland, would be taken over by The Ministry of Agriculture, F 
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The history of Prospect Park Mansion House and its occupants

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 9 May. Katie Amos shares the many stories and rich history of this Tilehurst landmark, associated with families such as the Childs, Kendricks and Liebenroods. 
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The Nabobs of Berkshire and their Houses

£5.00
2-4 pm Thursday 25 April. Clive Williams talks about the houses of Nabobs who made their fortunes in India and returned to estates in 'the English Hindoostan' of Berkshire in the 18th and 19th Centuries. 
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Grand Houses - series of 5 talks

£20.00
Multi-purchase ticket for all five talks in the ‘Grand Houses’ of Berkshire talk series. Thursday 2.00–4.00 pm 11th April, 25th April, 9th May, 23rd May and 8th June (the last talk Saturday 12-2pm)