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For several years, the Berkshire Family History Society has supported Heritage Open Days by providing events in the Reading area. This year is no exception!

Join Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens on a short illustrated talk using Zoom,visiting memorials in the Reading area. These typically commemorate people of times gone by, who might even be your ancestors or relatives.

"Tour" highlights include

The Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens

Commemorating the 258 soldiers of the Berkshire Regiment who lost their lives during the tragic second Afghan campaign (1879-1880)

George Palmer J.P.

Mayor of Reading 1857-8, Member for the Borough 1878-1885

This free illustrated talk will be repeated four times during the Heritage Open Days between 11th and 20th of September 2020.

The “tour” itself will take about 40 minutes, allowing plenty of time for questions and answers.

Pick a time that suits you!

Click to book your free virtual tour

Members of the Berkshire Family History Society have recorded the inscriptions from many memorials in churchyards and elsewhere before weather, pollution and the action of plants and animals make the inscriptions unreadable. Copies of these inscriptions are given to libraries and record repositories, such as the Berkshire Record Office, and made available to historians and the public via our bookshop, for example:

Interested in recording/mapping/photographing cemeteries & churchyards?

Berkshire Family History Society

Berkshire Family History Society

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