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2020-21 Events

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29-JanHanney History GroupA History of the Wilts and Berks Canal [*NB on Wednesday]Martin Buckland
11-FebWargrave Local History SocietyGeorgian CookingCatherine Sampson
12-FebBerkshire Family History Society (Newbury Branch)Heraldry: more than just logos for noblesChristopher Singleton
14-FebMid Thames Archaeological & Historical SocietyHistory and Humour, the wit of Winston - Part 1Jeff Rozelaar
15-FebProject PurleyDNA testing for beginnersDebbie Kennett
17-FebBIAGThe Reading Bell Tower Area's HeritageDavid Neale
17-FebTwyford & Ruscombe Local History SocietyBrunel and the Great Western RailwayLionel Williams
19-FebHistory of Reading SocietyA trip along the IDRGraham Turner
19-FebTadley Local History SocietyThe Zulu Wars - End of an EraRichard Anderson
20-FebSwallowfield Local History SocietyLocal History. Archives & ResearchJennifer Highwood
24-FebThatcham Historical SocietyHistory of the Brown family in ThatchamDerek Brown
25-FebHanney History GroupA History of Witney BlanketsKeith Crawford
26-FebMaidenhead Archaeological & Historical SocietyDig for VictoryRussell Bowles
09-MarTwyford & Ruscombe Local History SocietyMembers AGM - plus Talk Nibbles & Wine
10-MarWargrave Local History SocietyAnnual General Meeting
11-MarBerkshire Family History Society (Newbury Branch)Newbury in old photographsDr Nick Young
13-MarMid Thames Archaeological & Historical SocietyHistory and Humour, the wit of Winston - Part 2Jeff Rozelaar
13-MarSonning and Sonning Eye SocietyA Perfect Architectural Sonnet' - Lutyens and the Arts & Crafts HouseRichard Havelock
15-MarHistory of Reading SocietyThe Lost Empire of Earley: Oliver Dixon'sCaroline Piller
15-MarProject PurleyMapledurham MillCorry Starling
18-MarHistory of Reading SocietyAGM followed by 'Gas: Its history and Technologies'Jo Alexander-Jones
18-MarTadley Local History SocietyThe History of Smelly Alley, Reading; fish and the decline of fishmongersKevin Little
19-MarSwallowfield Local History SocietyAnnual General Meeting
24-MarHanney History GroupHanney Characters through the AgesAndy Robertson
25-MarMaidenhead Archaeological & Historical SocietyAn Archaeological Tour of Food through the AgesJill Eyers
30-MarThatcham Historical SocietyRAF WelfordAlan Bovingdon-Cox
12-AprProject PurleyPlace Names of West BerkshireDr David Peacock
14-AprWargrave Local History SocietyJackson's of ReadingThomas Macey
15-AprTadley Local History Society1752 and all that; derivation of the modern calendarMark Bowman
17-AprMid Thames Archaeological & Historical SocietyGothicColin Lomas
20-AprBIAGThe Fascination of the Filament Light Bulb - POSTPONED!John Holden
20-AprTwyford & Ruscombe Local History Society Bags, Blotters, Boards & BanknotesSheila Viner
27-AprThatcham Historical SocietyThe Mills of BerkshireDr Nick Young
28-AprHanney History GroupSteam and Steel in the Vale - tramway & industryTony Hadland
08-MayMid Thames Archaeological & Historical SocietyThe Anniversary of VE DayÿColin Oakes
11-MayTwyford & Ruscombe Local History SocietyThe Dunkirk Little ShipsRichard Poad
12-MayWargrave Local History SocietyReading in World War 1; The Home Front 1914 - 18 - POSTPONED!Dr Margaret Simons
18-MayBIAGOur Secret History: Industries in Katesgrove - POSTPONED!Evelyn Williams
18-MayThatcham Historical SocietyHistory of Cold AshTony Higgott
20-MayHistory of Reading SocietyThe Suffragette Movement in BerkshireDr Margaret Simons
20-MayTadley Local History SocietyFlying the Vulcan Bomber - aÿpersonal perspectiveSqn Ldr Joe Marsden
26-MayHanney History GroupOxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War 1936-39Liz Woolley
27-MayMaidenhead Archaeological & Historical SocietyWomen and the Victorian ArmyDan Allen
07-JunProject PurleyAs You Like ItRain or Shine Theatre Co
08-JunTwyford & Ruscombe Local History SocietyTrains, Boats and PlanesMalcolm Nelson
09-JunWargrave Local History SocietyProspect Park MansionKatie Amos
17-JunHistory of Reading SocietyGuided Tour (members only) Abbey School Museum
17-JunTadley Local History SocietyWilliam Gill, a Victorian explorer and spyTony Hadland
21-JunProject PurleyBarbecue
24-JunMaidenhead Archaeological & Historical SocietyLondon's Disused Underground StationsColin Oakes
29-JunThatcham Historical SocietyThe Civil War SoldierAlan Turton
11-JulTwyford & Ruscombe Local History SocietyMembers Saturday Lunch
14-JulHistory of Reading SocietyGuided Tour (members only) Wycliffe Baptist Church
15-JulTadley Local History SocietyIf Dickens had a camera - people and places that so influenced his writingsTony King
26-AugMaidenhead Archaeological & Historical SocietyOur Connection with Historical EventsMember's evening
08-SepWargrave Local History SocietyBerkshire during the Civil WarJoan Dils
14-SepTwyford & Ruscombe Local History SocietyLord Nuffield & Nuffield PlaceTony Boffin
16-SepHistory of Reading SocietyThe Story of WhitleyDennis Wood
16-SepTadley Local History SocietyThe Versailles Treaty: Failure or FollyColin Oakes
20-SepProject PurleyThe Nabobs of Berkshire and their housesClive Williams OBE
28-SepThatcham Historical SocietyDunkirk ? A miracle of deliveranceSue Ellis
30-SepMaidenhead Archaeological & Historical SocietyPortsmouth and Southamton - a Maritime ContrastGraham Horn
13-OctWargrave Local History SocietyHeroes of Woodley AirfieldJoy Pibworth
17-OctTwyford & Ruscombe Local History SocietyThe Gentlemen DanesJohn Nixon
18-OctProject PurleyPutting Berkshire on the map: From Gough to GoogleJohn Leighfield CBE
19-OctThatcham Historical SocietyBoxford ? Community Archaeology in the Lambourn Valley: Villas, Brewing and that MosaicDuncan Coe
21-OctHistory of Reading SocietySailmaking in ReadingEvelyn Williams and Richard Stainthorpe
21-OctTadley Local History SocietyHistory of Laws in EnglandGraham Loxton-Best
28-OctMaidenhead Archaeological & Historical SocietyGreat Mysteries and Conspiracy TheoriesNicholas Henderson
09-NovTwyford & Ruscombe Local History SocietyTalk by Local HistorianStephen Conway
10-NovWargrave Local History SocietyReading AbbeyJohn Painter
15-NovProject PurleyQueues, U-Boats and useless mouths: Food in WW2Mike cooper
18-NovHistory of Reading SocietyA road of distinction ? A Noble road in Reading: Southcote RoadAnne Jessel Green
18-NovTadley Local History SocietyKing, Boxes and Dots: the history of the Royal Mail andÿPost OfficeJohn Rogers
25-NovMaidenhead Archaeological & Historical SocietyA Right Royal ChristmasRoger Askew
29-NovProject PurleyWind in the WillowsRain or Shine Theatre Co
30-NovThatcham Historical SocietyThe long term impact of the First World WarProfessor Gary Sheffield
08-DecWargrave Local History SocietyChristmas Party
09-DecHistory of Reading SocietyPresidential Address: Reading 1660-C1720: Politics, Progress And PersecutionJoan Dils
09-DecMaidenhead Archaeological & Historical SocietyCalendars - the Many Ways of Counting your DaysColin Oakes
13-DecProject PurleyChristmas Party at the Barn
14-DecTwyford & Ruscombe Local History SocietyMembers Christmas Party
16-DecTadley Local History SocietyAGM and Social Evening
12-JanWargrave Local History SocietyThe Story of Sheeplands ? and Andrew?s ChicksAndrew Cardy
09-FebWargrave Local History SocietyWindsor's Medieval Hospital of St PeterDr. David Lewis