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2017 Events

DATESOCIETYSUBJECTSPEAKER
January
10Wargrave Local History SocietyBoats of the River ThamesDaniel Wood
16Berkshire Industrial Archaeology GroupWater Driven Industries of the Pang ValleySheila Viner
18The History of Reading SocietyThe Hidden History of Reading's WW1 Graves and MemorialsLiz Tait
February
14Wargrave Local History SocietyThe Lambourn Valley RailwayGraham Jones
15The History of Reading SocietyA Hundred Years of Reading's WeatherRoger Brugge and Stephen Burt
20Berkshire Industrial Archaeology GroupMatthew Murray (1765-1826)Paul Thompson
March
15The History of Reading SocietySouthcote: an Historical IntroductionMike Cooper
20Berkshire Industrial Archaeology GroupBIAG Film ShowFrank Banfield
April
10Berkshire Industrial Archaeology GroupCommercial Ephemera (from local industries)George Rawlinson
11Wargrave Local History SocietyVillage MemoriesMartin Andrews
19The History of Reading SocietyJane and the Thames Valley AustensJoy Pibworth
19Hedgerley Historical SocietyAGM followed by Nancy Astor and the Cliveden Set - Nigel Smales will describe the politics behind the Dinner Parties at the Astor Estate in the 1930’sNigel Smales
May
9Wargrave Local History SocietyAirshipsPeter Trout
15Berkshire Industrial Archaeology GroupRailway ArchaeologyPaul Lacey
17The History of Reading SocietySmith's Coaches of ReadingMark Casson
17Hedgerley Historical SocietyGreat Missenden’s fallen in WW1Jill Robertson
24Hedgerley Historical SocietyAn Evening at Milton’s Cottagea guided tour around the only surviving home of the visionary poet and political writer John Milton
June
11Wargrave Local History SocietyHistoric Village Walk
15Wargrave Local History Society‘More About Antiques – an evening with Thomas Plant’Thomas Plant
July
August
September
12Wargrave Local History SocietyThe Berkshire Women’s InstituteName to be confirmed
18Berkshire Industrial Archaeology GroupMilitary and Aviation Research (Berks, Oxon, Wilts)Katie Amos
20The History of Reading SocietyThe Mansion House: its History and OccupantsRidgeway Military and Aviation Group
October
7Berkshire Local History AssociationDeath and Commemoration in the Middle AgesA study day in the church of St Mary the Virgin
10Wargrave Local History SocietyFox-Talbot in ReadingMartin Andrews
16Berkshire Industrial Archaeology GroupAGM, and a talk on Reading Civic SocietyKen Brown and Chris Widdows
18The History of Reading SocietyReading SchoolRichard Bennett
November
14Wargrave Local History SocietyLiving HeritageJohn Harrison
15The History of Reading Society Dicing with Death: Threats to Reading's Health, c. 1550-1900 Joan Dils
20Berkshire Industrial Archaeology GroupJoseph Bazalgette
December
11Berkshire Industrial Archaeology GroupFilm and social evening      David Tinker
13The History of Reading SocietyGeorgian and Regency ReadingMargaret Simons