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County Archivists

Felix Hull

1948-1952 Felix Hull (left)
(photograph courtesy of Kent Archives Service)

Peter Walne

1952-1962 Peter Walne
(photograph courtesy of Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies)

Will Smith

1962-1967 Will Smith (right)
Will Smith with Peter Durrant at the Record Office's 50th birthday party in 1998

Angela Green

1967-1979 Angela Green

Amanda Arrowsmith

1979-1982 Amanda Arrowsmith
Amanda Arrowsmith meets the Queen at the official opening of the new Shire Hall in 1981

Adam Green

1983-1988 Adam Green

Peter Durrant

1988-2014 Peter Durrant MBE
Peter Durrant with HRH The Princess Royal at the opening of the new BRO in 2001

Mark Stevens

2015-present Mark Stevens
(photograph courtesy of Get Reading)


Latest News
Survey of Visitors to UK Archives 2018
Survey takes place between 8th and 26th October
Stocktake and Christmas closure dates announced
Dates now available for when we will be closed this year
Distance Survey 2017 Results
BRO does very well in the latest survey of distance users
Visitor Survey 2016 Results
The results of the UK Visitor Survey 2016 are now available
We're Accredited!
The BRO is now an Accredited Archive Service
10,000th collection received at the BRO
The Berkshire Record Office celebrates receiving its 10,000th accession

Latest Galleries

Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol

Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol
Biographies of Wilde and Berkshire's Victorian prison

Small Objects of Power

Small Objects of Power
An Exhibition about Medieval Seals

Enemies of the State

Enemies of the State
Irish Patriots in Reading Gaol

The Berkshire Echo

The Berkshire Echo 84
July 2018: Coleshill House and Estate - Conserving Coleshill - New to the Arc...