Industrial Archaeology in Berkshire

As the secretary of the Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group (BIAG), Jo Alexander-Jones, often gets asked ‘so what is Industrial Archaeology’. In this light-hearted talk she will explain how the field developed with examples across the globe. Then, she will look at projects that BIAG have undertaken in Berkshire to show how the members find, record and share their love of our industrial heritage.  Examples are the Greys Court horse wheel, Hedges foundry in Bucklebury and roadside pumps on the A4.

This is the first of three talks in the Industry and Archaeology Talks Series. The other talks take place on 8th August and 12th September. You may book tickets for individual events or for all three talks in the series for a reduced price.  

After the talk, tea/coffee and cake will be available (included in the price). Pre-booking is preferred, but you can pay on the door, if there are spaces available.  

Image: Iron grave marker, made by Hedges Iron Foundry, in Bucklebury churchyard by Catherine Sampson

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Thu 11 Jul


14:00 - 15:30




The Centre for Heritage & Family History
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ


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  • Jo Alexander Jones
    Jo Alexander Jones

    Jo spent over 30 years in the oil and gas industry, working in the UK and overseas.

    Now retired, she has time to indulge her passion for local history and especially our industrial heritage. She is active with the Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group, The History of Reading Society and is secretary of the Berkshire Local History Association. She has also spent many years tracing her family tree, having caught the bug from her father.