The Victorian Plentys

Ellie Thorne, senior archivist at the Berkshire Record Office, has extensive knowledge of the surviving records of the Plenty company, whose innovative engineering ranged from ploughs to lifeboats, bringing prosperity and employment to Newbury over 200 years.

Q&A, refreshments and free parking.

Non-members welcomed and are requested to make a donation of £3 towards costs.

For further info contact Newbury Branch.

Date

08 Jan 2020

Time

19:30 - 21:30

Cost

Non members are requested to make a £3 donation.
Newbury Branch

Location

Newbury Branch
St Mary's Church Hall, Church Lane, Shaw, Berkshire, RG14 2DR
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