More than Biscuits, Beer and Bulbs – Reading’s Other Industries

While Reading is rightly renowned for its baking, brewing and seed businesses, the town had many lesser-known industries that brought with them prosperity and just as importantly jobs for the wider population. 

In a time when most companies were privately owned, we will explore a number of these companies and the people who owned them covering industries such as printing, ironworking and brickmaking; names like Cox and Wyman, Katesgrove Foundry and Poulton’s Waterloo Kiln Brickworks.

This talk is the second of three in the Spring Potpourri online talks series. Book all three talks in the series for £12.50 (members £10).   

Pre-booking is required, because the event link will be sent in advance.                             

To join this talk, you will need a computer device with speakers. Ideally, also a webcam and microphone. You also need to be able to access the internet from it. First-time users of Zoom, will be asked to download a small piece of software, which will be sent in advance. 

To book – scroll down.

Book Event

Non-members £5

For non-members of Berkshire Family History Society

Available Tickets: 48
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: 48
The Members ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Date

26 May 2022

Time

14:00 - 15:15

Cost

£5.00
Webinar

Location

Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
Website
https://berksfhs.org
Category

Speaker

  • 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.

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