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Image of Atwells Album 1892 girl in colour

October 2018: A souvenir to remember

A look inside a nineteenth century momento

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September 2018: Letters by the book

This month’s highlight is an album of letters (ref. D/EBY/F48-49) compiled by Louisa Scott, a connection of the Benyon family of Englefield. Embossed with Louisa’s initials, and containing many letters addressed to her family...

Image of Rdg Bath Plan 1819

August 2018: Female pills to cure all ills!

Reading doctor manufactures a pill for female 'issues' from his home

Image of Coleshill plan complete

July 2018: When a plan comes together

How repair work provides access to very large map

Image of Rdg Abbey 1254 Agreement

June 2018: From privileged monks to ruinous royals

Revealing the history of Reading Abbey from the records

Image of P Caroline Matilda dress close up

May 2018: A Tale of Two Fabrics

Dress fabrics from Royal weddings of the eighteenth century

Image of Olympics view pic

April 2018: An Olympic Circus!

One Reading School boy's point of view of the London 1948 Olympics

Image of 1947 flood bus

March 2018: Spring floods

Warmer weather spelled disaster for Reading in 1947

Image of Preston travels China

February 2018: Sail away with me

Escaping the cold winter months to far flung places in 1912

Image of Illuminated Testimonial 1919

January 2018: It's an Honour, Sir

Beautiful illuminated testimonial for Windsor Mayor very timely considering he became a Knight in the 1920 New Year Honours list

Image of YP Reading 1992

December 2017: A step up for a kiss

A copy of the yellow pages aids a small boy in his quest for a Christmas kiss

Image of RMNEF fireworks

November 2017: A Fireworks Spectacular!

A brilliant display of fireworks in 1850 benefits orphan children

 

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