11 December – 8 days at the Berkshire Record Office before 2019

Berkshire Record Office

The Berkshire Record Office (BRO) re-opens at 9am today following its annual stocktake. There will then only be eight days in which to cram in last minute research before the New Year.

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Reading in the Margins at the Central Library

Liz Real and Martina Hildebrandt, eminent local artists, have combined their creative forces to present a fun and feisty exhibition of work at the Central Library’s HolyBrook gallery portraying eminent women of the area and also examining the compelling history of our prison.

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A Reading Bookseller, Publisher and Author (extended article)

York Lodge, 81 Baker Street, Reading

In March we published a piece by Matthew Farrall about ‘The Berkshire Book of Song, Rhyme and Steeple Chime’ by Arthur L Humphreys. Matthew noticed that the author’s address was York Lodge, Reading, and discovered the connection between Humphreys and another, albeit short term and involuntary Reading resident, Oscar Wilde.

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Consultation on further cuts to Reading libraries

Reading Borough Council (RBC) are proposing cuts to Reading libraries that will save £220,000 per year. This includes a further reduction in library opening hours. You can make your views known during the consultation process which ends on 21 March 2018.

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