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by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Calcot
Replies: 1
Views: 4688

Calcot

I suspect the housing you refer to was not built for the MOD but for the workforce at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston (Minsitry of Supply?). Estates were built in the mid to late 1950s in Basingstoke, Calcot and Newbury as well as Tadley and Baughurst just outside the AWRE s...
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Shinfield Lodge
Replies: 1
Views: 4697

Shinfield Lodge

The Officers Mess at RAF Shinfield Park was used until the camp closed in 1968 not 1962 as stated. I have pictures if required.
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: RAF The Grove
Replies: 1
Views: 4661

RAF The Grove

It was an USAF base during the war, apparently the busiest in Europe getting supplies out to people, if you find a web site for Wantage museum it does have a few bits on there I think but can probably point you in the right direction to people that know more. There is a small memorial on the old sit...
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Reading's CWS Jam Factory
Replies: 0
Views: 5569

Reading's CWS Jam Factory

I am trying to gather information regarding the history of the CWS Jam factory in Reading. Articles and especially photographs would be appreciated.
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Central House, Bradfield
Replies: 1
Views: 4594

Central House, Bradfield

Central House may have been part of Bradfield College. There is a book on the history of the school, but I am not sure where you would locate a copy. You could always ask the college if one of their houses was once called 'Central'. The village shop in Brafield Southend has a map and directory of ev...
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: People in Berkshire
Topic: Palmers (Huntley and Palmers)
Replies: 1
Views: 4525

Palmers (Huntley and Palmers)

There is a book on the economic history of Huntley and Palmers in the Berkshire record office. It included various references to the family and family events and included a family tree. There is also a biography of Ronald Poulton Palmer available free on the internet. He died in WWI and the book was...
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Red Cross Home near Reading early 1950s
Replies: 2
Views: 6421

Red Cross Home near Reading early 1950s

I have just read your enquiry the red cross home nr Reading yes you were right it was once privately owned by a family named Hunter, I know of this as was only talking to an aunt today about it. My aunt will be ninety next week, she was telling me that she went into service there as a young girl of ...
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Evacuation to Pangbourne WWII
Replies: 1
Views: 4703

Evacuation to Pangbourne WWII

This week on Anne Diamond's programme we're telling stories of people who were evacuated to Berkshire during the war. We'd be really interested in finding out more about your story. Could we chat?
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Places in Berkshire
Topic: Goring and Streatley Millenium Map
Replies: 1
Views: 4441

Goring and Streatley Millenium Map

I would like to know how I can get a copy of this map.
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Places in Berkshire
Topic: Goring and Streatley Millenium Map
Replies: 1
Views: 4441

Goring and Streatley Millenium Map

I would like to know how I can get a copy of this map.
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Home Guard
Replies: 1
Views: 4514

Home Guard

Hi my name is Nick I have a friend who’s dad was in the same home guard they were the king family his dad worked on the estate his brother was in the home guard as well he might have some info because he’s looking for photo’s because all his father’s stuff got lost when he died also some of the king...
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Breweries in Maidenhead
Replies: 5
Views: 9153

Breweries in Maidenhead

James Blumson, East Berkshire Brewery, King Street John Fuller & Co, Bell Brewery, King Street Nicholson & Sons, 75 & 77 High Street (from an 1883 directory).
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Jolly Farmer Pub
Replies: 1
Views: 4394

Jolly Farmer Pub

The starting point should perhaps be to check the licensing registers for the period at the Berkshire Record Office. These will give the dates your ancestor was at the Jolly Farmer. While you are there it is also worth checking the County Licensing Committee papers. These mainly refer to the closure...
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Places in Berkshire
Topic: Newbury - Northbrook Street
Replies: 1
Views: 4333

Newbury - Northbrook Street

Northbrook Street was deliberately laid out in burgess plots but it is not known exactly when (probably late middle ages as Newbury grew into a major cloth making centre). In Tudor records it is fairly well established but is evidently an extension to the Bourough of Newbury which grew initially to ...
by Contributor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Wusseting
Replies: 2
Views: 5638

Wusseting

Could it be the same as hussetting? Better known as 'rough music'. Gathering around someone's home and making a racket by bashing pots etc - to express displeasure at the target's behaviour.

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