There are a number of different events arranged in the Reading area. 


Afternoon Talks

Talks start at 2pm and are held in Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading, RG1 3BE.  There is no local parking, but all main bus services are just a short walk away (Jackson's Corner Bus Stop).  The talks last about an hour.  There is no booking required to attend talks.  Members please bring your membership card.  Guests may also attend and will be asked to pay £2.00.

 

Date   Talk
   
 Speaker
13th February 2018    From Boiler Houses to Old Masters    James Rothwell 
13th March 2018    West Wycombe Park and the Dashwoods    Peter Hague 
10th April 2018   Tales of the Opera    Patricia Purcell 
8th May 2018    Teach, Move and Inspire - The Vyne Project    Stuart Maughan 
12th June 2018    A Peek into the Lives of 19th Century Berkshire Women    Linda Ricketts 
11th September 2018    Bishops, Sex, Money and the Tower    Tony Strafford 


Evening Talks


Evening talks start at 7.30pm and are held in St. Peter's Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, RG6 1EY.  There is parking in the school playground (further along Church Road), and for those with difficulty walking some limited parking is available in front of the hall.  The Number 17 bus is just a few minutes walk away (Three Tuns Stop).  The talks last about an hour.  There is no booking required to attend talks.  Members please bring your membership card.  Guests may also attend and will be asked to pay £2.00.

 

Date
   
Talk
   

23rd January 2018    Forty Years Catching Smugglers - Drug Concealments    Malcolm Nelson 
27th February 2018     AGM     
27th March 2018     The Day it Rained Crabs and Frogs     Ian Currie  
24th April 2018    William Gill - a Victorian Explorer and Spy     Tony Hadland 
22nd May 2018   The Thames Path (Part 1) - Source to Oxford    Bill King 
26th June 2018    Portable Antiques Schemes and Treasure     David Williams  
24th July 2018     The Nabobs of Berkshire     Clive Williams OBE 
25th  September 2018    Broadmoor Revealed    Mark Stevens 

 

Other Activities


Each of these activities is arranged individually but they do require booking.  Booking arrangements are similar to day trips and these activities are included in the booking form sent with member's bi-annual newsletter.  Spaces sometimes remain available for these events after the closing date.  To check, look at the Latest News page and then contact the organiser. 


Date
   
     
Wed 20th June 2018    Summer Lunch   
Tue 28th August 2018    Quiz and Fish and Chips Supper   






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