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Wargrave Local History Society

Founded in 1981

WLHS Old Pavilion.jpg
Next meeting

Wargrave Village Festival

June 16th - Historic Wargrave Walk - from Mill Green starting at 2:30pm
June 25th - An Evening with Simon Williams - in the Woodclyffe Hall 7:30pm for 8:00pm
Details for both events and ticket purchasing information can be found by visiting the

Wargrave Village Festival website


May meeting report

Polehampton School - Twyford’s New Library

Andrew Cardy and James Fort

14 May 2024

Edward Polehampton left his significant wealth to the village of Twyford, establishing the Polehampton
Charity about 300 years ago, which built the old Polehampton Boys’ School there. For Wargrave Local
History Society’s May meeting, Andrew Cardy and James Fort recounted its history through to the present,
when it has been adapted to form 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

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