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Charter 750: History of Reading Exhibition 2003

In 2003, Reading celebrated the 750th anniversary of the grant of its first royal charter, and therefore of self-government.  Click on the links to see more about the history of Reading, and to see some of the Borough's charters and other documents.

Domesday Borough

Town and Abbey

The First Council

The Reformed Corporation

A County Borough

Reading in 2003

Image of Coat of arms

Display Cases

The First Charter

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Grants of Arms

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The Gilds: Reading's Craftsmen and Tradesmen

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Property and Finance

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Later Charters

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Souvenir Poster from the Charter 750 Exhibition (1.8MB)

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