London Transport by Design

Paul Joyce, Chairman of Reading Transport Group, is a life-long railway enthusiast. In this fascinating talk, he covers such diverse subjects as architecture, posters, signage, decorative tiling, Art Deco lighting, and general fixtures and fittings and much more. Early booking is recommended as this is likely to be very popular.

This is the first in a series of five talks on the theme of “A Potpourri of History”. The other talks take place on: 23rd January, 6th February, 20th February and 7th March. You may purchase tickets for individual events or for all five talks in the series for the reduced price of four.

The ticket price includes tea/coffee and cake after the talk. Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability). 

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Non-members £5

For non-members including members' guests

Available Tickets: 22
The Non-members ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Members £4

For members of Berkshire Family History Society

Available Tickets: 22
The Members ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Date

09 Jan 2020

Time

14:00 - 16:00

Cost

£5.00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History

Location

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

Speakers

  • Paul Joyce
    Paul Joyce

    Paul Joyce is Chairman of Reading Transport Society and has been an author and photographer for the railway historical magazine “Back Track” for over 30 years. Paul is also an avid collector of anecdotal history and vintage photography, especially of anything connected to the railways of Reading.

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Berkshire Family History Society works to meet the needs of those researching their ancestry across the UK and overseas – as well as those looking for former relatives in historic Berkshire.  You do not need to be a member to benefit.

The society offers:

  • Research Zone in central Reading that is free to use and open to all

  • Free access at The Centre for Heritage and Family History to online resources like FindMyPast, the 1939 Register, The Genealogist, the British Newspaper Archive and Ancestry (the worldwide edition)

  • Regular free help and advice sessions

  • Meetings in Abingdon, Bracknell, Newbury, Reading, Windsor and Woodley — open to everyone

  • Online discussion list for members  informed answers to research queries and advice from experienced researchers

  • Members’ Area with data and other information not readily accessible elsewhere

  • Indexes and transcriptions of Berkshire’s historic records on CD — parish registers, probate documents, monumental inscriptions, maps, First World War history and more

  • Quarterly magazine, the Berkshire Family Historian, for members

  • a chance to join in project work, recording, transcribing and helping to preserve records

  • Links to the research experience, advice and support of members worldwide

  • Opportunities to volunteer and so help others with their family history