Prospect Park Mansion House, Reading
This online talk will explore the history of one of Tilehurst’s most iconic landmarks and the families associated with it. These include many of Reading’s more important families such as the Childs, Kendricks and Liebenroods. Katie Amos shares the extensive research, stories and rich history which resulted in her book The Mansion House: Its history and its Occupants.
Pre-booking for this talk is required because places are limited. Full joining instructions will be emailed to attendees in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.
This is the Second talk of five in the Spring Potpourri of Social History Talks Series. Book all five talks in one multi-ticket for the discounted price of four.
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. Technical help is available, please contact
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Katie AmosLocal Studies Lead, Reading Central Libraries
Katie has been working at Reading Library for around 30 years, mostly in the Local Studies Department, where she is now Local Studies Lead. Through her work here, she has developed an interest in family history, and has been researching her own tree for the last 18 odd years. This led to her first book on her Timms family, and her second book came about from a customer request and is on the history of the Mansion House in Prospect Park. When not researching she loves contemporary English folk music, reading and also works for the Hexagon theatre as part of their front of house team.