The Berkshire Record Office
9 Coley Avenue
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 6AF
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 937 5132
Fax:
+44 (0) 118 937 5131

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Welcome to the Berkshire Record Office

The Berkshire Record Office is the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire.  We look after nearly nine hundred years of the County's history. On this website you can discover more about our holdings and how to use us, as well as see some of the treasures from our collections.

Click on any of the links on this website to begin exploring Berkshire's past.

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Image of Photograph of the Folley family, Maidenhead, 1912

 

The Archives of the Royal County

How a state lottery could change a person's life in the nineteenth century

How a state lottery could change a person's life in the nineteenth century

Enclosure in Berkshire

Enclosure in Berkshire

Giving up alcohol as a way of life

Giving up alcohol as a way of life

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Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol online exhibition
New online gallery showcases Oscar Wilde and Reading prison
Distance Enquiry Services Survey 2015 Results
The results of the CIPFA Distance Survey for the BRO are now available
Survey of Visitors to UK Archives 2014 Results
The results of the PSQG Survey 2014 relating to the BRO are now available
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Free access to the British Newspaper Archive
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World War I Blog
Authentic voices of the past

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 78
January 2017: Clewer House of Mercy: an Overview - Entering the House of Merc...