Wargrave Local History Society
The Object of the Society is to provide a common meeting ground for the study and discussion of, and research into, history in general, and of the local area in particular.
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The Society supports the work of the Wargrave Heritage Trust
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Reports of Recent Meetings:
Meetings take place at 8 p.m. in
The Pavilion on the Recreation Ground
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Subscriptions: Family £14 ; Individual £10 ;Concessions £9 ; Visitors are welcome - £3 per meeting
The 2019-2020 programme.
|April 9||Brian Armstrong||
This meeting took place at The Leander Club, which was formed in 1818. Brian recounted the main events of its 200 years history, and following that, Society members were given a tour of the Club.
|May 14||Dr Stephanie Duensing, and Dr Ceri Boston||
Wargrave Churchyard Excavations|
Stephanie was the archaeologist for the Wargrave Churchyard excavations in early 2018, whilst Ceri made the analysis of the bones that were discovered, and they will tell us something of their work and conclusions which can be drawn from the finds about mediaeval Wargravians.
|June 16||Historic Village Walk|
|June 18||Thomas Forrester||'The Magic of the Auction '
An evening with the Auctioneer Thomas Forrester (formerly Thomas Plant).
|July 10||Local History Visit||Selborne|
This year we visited the Gilbert White House (Gilbert White's 18th century book on the Natural History of Selborne is a classic) and gardens, and the adjacent Oates Museum (about the Victorian explorer Frank, and Lawrence's expedition to the south pole), followed by afternoon tea, of course.
|September 10||Mark Puddy||
History of the NHS
|October 9||Linda Humphrey-Evans||
Caversham Court and its Gardens, and the families who lived there
|November 12||Diana Coulter|| |
Sonning: The History Explored Through 10 Buildings
|December 10||Christmas Party||Christmas Party. Followed by Recollectons & Ramblings from Tim Hodges. |
|January 14||Aldon Ferguson||
The Role of Women at Danesfield and Phyllis Court in Photographic Interpretation in WWII.|
Danesfield was the centre of interpretation for all Allied aerial photography in Europe in WWII, and Aldon shared with us his research into some of the vital work that they carried out.
|February 11||Catherine Sampson||
Local historian Catherine made a return visit, and this time she gave us an insight into the recipes used in the Georgian era.
|March 10||A G M||
The Annual General