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25
JUL
Talk - Food in WW2 by Mike Cooper
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Queues U‐boats and useless mouths: Food in WW2: with local historian and author Mike Cooper ‐ a talk. More people starved in WW2 than were killed by bombs or bullets. Britain suffered its most intensive blockade ever yet emerged from the war…

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08
AUG
Talk - Reading’s Old Shops by Ann Smith
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Jacksons Langstons and Tuttys are familiar shop names to people in Reading. But do you remember Hawkes Ironmongers or Cooks Dairy and Farm Equipment This talk will look at shops from the 19th century to the present day and how shopping has…

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22
AUG
Talk - Jack of Newbury by Dr David Peacock
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Jack of Newbury John Winchcombe was producing cloth on an industrial scale in and around Newbury during Henry VIIIs reign. It brought him immense wealth and considerable status. His life story was muddled by a contemporary of Shakespeares but he was a…

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05
SEP
Talk - Reading's Manufacturing Industries
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Sixty old Reading firms in sixty minutes richly illustrated. In this fascinating talk by well known local historian David Cliffe discover some of the many different things produced in Reading over the years including flour silk railway signals barges and racing…

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12
SEP
Course - Basic Latin for Family Historians
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

This course is over two two sessions Thursday 12th and Thursday 26th September both sessions run from 1pm to 3pm. The fee of £20 covers both sessions.With tutor Joan Dils.Joan Dils is President of the Berkshire Local History Association and a former…

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28
SEP
Workshop - Parish Registers for Family Historians
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

With tutor ‐ Catherine SampsonIncrease your chances of success with family historians core resource. Better understand what registers can provide for you where to find them how Church of England and non‐conformist registers differ and how to interpret them. Also indexes and…

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