Tour of Historical Wokingham

Wokingham has a long and interesting history. From the 14th to the 16th centuries, it was was well known for its bell foundry which supplied many churches across the South of England. Some of those bells survive today. During the Tudor period, Wokingham was well known as a producer of silk. Some of the houses involved in these cottage industries are still to be seen in Rose Street.

Join Peter Must, Chairman of the Wokingham Society, on this tour of the market town of Wokingham. Find out about the history of the town and see some of its older buildings. Learn of past businesses and notable people. The walk will take 1 ½ hours and will be on made-up pathways.

The meeting place in Wokingham will be notified in the week running up to the walk. 

Numbers are limited, so pre-booking is required. Bookings close three days before the walk. 

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Image: Wokingham-town-hall – user wx8, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Location image: Denmark Street, Wokingham by Des Blenkinsopp, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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Tue 16 Jul


10:30 - 12:00




Wokingham Town Centre
Wokingham Town Centre


The Centre - Berkshire FHS
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  • Peter Must

    A long-term resident of Wokingham,Peter spent over 30 years working at the University of Reading, ending his days there as Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. When he retired in 2004, he joined The Friends of the University of Reading and is now its Secretary, which keeps him in close touch with the ups and downs of his alma mater. Peter is also Chairman of the Wokingham Society.

    A proposed housing development at the end of his road led him to join the Wokingham Society, the civic society for the town, and before he knew it he was on its Executive Committee and is now its latest Chairman.

    Aside from his love of the history of Wokingham, Peter likes to travel, to see films and plays, to look round art galleries, and to visit his daughters, one in London, the other in New York. Oh, and he also enjoys digging around in his ancestral past.