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Welcome to

Wargrave Local History Society

Founded in 1981

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Next meeting

Tuesday May 14th 2024

Polehampton School - Twyford’s new library
Andrew Cardy and James Fort
The Polehampton Charity is 300 years old. Edward Polehampton left his significant wealth to the village of Twyford, a real rags to riches story. The old Boys' School there was built with money from the Trust. One of the most significant historical buildings in Twyford it is now being converted to house Twyford’s new library


April meeting report

Maiwand: The battle and the Great Game
Mike Cooper
The Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens, Reading commemorates a battle fought in Afghanistan in 1880. The lion is posed snarling defiance to the north – towards Russia.

Mike Cooper’s talk looked at the Battle of Maiwand against the background of Anglo-Russian rivalry in Asia – The Great Game – and the history of the lion itself

March meeting report

The Annual General Meeting - 2024

Reminiscences of Wargrave (part 2)

Di Evans

12 March 2024

Following the Society's AGM and review of the year, Di Evans recounted more of her Reminiscences of Wargrave in the 1950s and 1960s, following on from her presentation in December

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