Tilehurst’s Big Houses: Dellwood, The Laurels & Kentwood

This was such a popular talk when we held it face-to-face in April, that we are repeating it on Zoom to allow more people to hear it.

Katie Amos, Local Studies Lead for Reading Library, will be taking a look at three properties – Dellwood, an ex-maternity and care home, The Laurels, now the infant department of Park Lane School, and Kentwood Farmhouse, now flats. Each used to be a private house. Katie will reveal the tragedies, scandals and stories behind each one.

This is the first of three talks in the Summer Potpourri Talks Series. The other talks take place on 22nd August and 26th September.You may book tickets for individual events or for all three talks in the series for a reduced price.  

Image: Kentwood Farmhouse – courtesy of Reading Local Studies Library.

To book

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.                                                                                                                               

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Thu 25 Jul


14:00 - 15:15




Zoom Video Conference


The Centre - Berkshire FHS
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  • Katie Amos
    Katie Amos
    Local 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.