The hidden history of Reading’s War Graves and Memorials

Like every similar sized town across England, Reading suffered a large number of casualties as a result of the First World War. The talk will refer to Reading Old Cemetery’s WW1 war graves and commemorations. Liz will also make reference to the Alfred Sutton School War Memorial and the St. Luke’s Church War Memorial.

This is the second of three talks in the First World War Talks series. The other talks take place on 12th January and 9th March. 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.  

To book, scroll down.

Book Event

Member
£4
Available Tickets: 12

For members of Berkshire Family History Society

The Member ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Non-Member
£5
Available Tickets: 12

For non-members of Berkshire Family History Society

The Non-Member ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Date

09 Feb 2023

Time

14:00 - 15:30

Tickets from

£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

Speaker

  • Liz Tait
    Liz Tait

    Liz retired from secondary school teaching in 2013 having spent 38 years in the
    profession. History is her hobby. She stepped foot inside the Old Reading
    Cemetery for the first time in 1995 having lived in East Reading for 20 years.
    Her curiosity was piqued when her then 10 year old son told her that there
    were lots of war graves in the cemetery and during the October half term
    holiday I went to have a look. One thing led to another and when she found
    photographs and stories about the lives of these men and women she was
    hooked. As they say ‘The rest is History!’

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