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Shire Hall: 1981-2000

During winter 1980/81 the whole County Council, including the Record Office, moved to the new Shire Hall at Shinfield Park, next to Junction 11 of the M4. The move also saw the creation of a Modern Records Centre to manage the administrative records of the County Council. The Office’s searchroom, offices and workrooms moved to a bigger space within Shire Hall in 1994.

The first searchroom at the new Shire Hall, 1982

The first searchroom in the new Shire Hall at Shinfield Park, 1982
Shire Hall exterior 

The new Shire Hall circa 1981, now Foster Wheeler's UK headquarters


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