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Welcome to

Wargrave Local History Society

Founded in 1981

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Next meeting

Tuesday March 12th 2024

Annual General Meeting


Following a brief review of the society's activities over the past year the programme for the coming year will be announced and there will be a short presentation relating to Wargrave's history

Featured articles

February meeting report

A History of Woodley

Ann Smith

13 February 2024

Woodley grew from a village to a suburb of Reading in the 20th Century. It is famous for Miles Aircraft and the Aerodrome. Ann Smith told us about this and also revealed the earlier, hidden history of Woodley

January meeting report

Chalk, Caverns and Commandos

Rob Wallace

09 January 2024

Rob told us of 100 million years of Reading’s underground history, from the creation of chalk in the area, to the opening of Emmer Green chalk mines in the 18th century, and the later uses of these underground chambers

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