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Introduction

Wokingham is once again taking part in Heritage Open Days and throwing open its doors to celebrate its heritage, community and history.
It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE
There will be things to do throughout the week with a particular focus on the weekend of 9th and 10th September 2017.

 

Wokingham Town Hall (Market Place, Wokingham, RG40 1AS)
Sunday 10th September 11.00am – 4.00pm
Do come and join us at the Town Hall, in the heart of our historic Wokingham to discover the following ...
Opening at 11.00am with Town Mayor and Mini-Mayor
Some of the hidden gems on your doorstep and their associated stories - our Town Hall really does have some fantastic tales to tell.
Learn about the Town Hall history with information displays and stories
See the prison cells and town silver
Listen to a recorded talk
Enjoy some refreshments
Local historians on hand to help answer your questions
Children's activities including competitions with great prizes
A balloon modeller will be making some fantastic creations!

 

Wokingham Library (Denmark Street, Wokingham, RG40 2BB)
All the library events below are free, no need to book - just drop-in.
Thursday 7th September 10.30am to 12.00 noon
Come along and discuss your memories of times gone by with our friendly reminiscence group.
The topic for discussion will be Wokingham Library and its history and memories of libraries from childhood.

Monday 4th September to Saturday 16th September (normal opening hours)
See a display about the history of Wokingham Library.
As part of the display we will be highlighting some interesting facts and stories about the town as supplied by our local history volunteer Jim Bell.

Friday 8th September 9:30am - 11:30am
A great opportunity to chat to local historian Jim Bell at this Local History Surgery.
Jim will be in the library to answer questions about the history of Wokingham.

 

St Paul's Church (Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EH)
Saturday 9th September 10.00am – 4.00pm
Discover the history of St Paul's Church at our Open Day.
Guided tours will run at regular intervals between 10.00am and 4.00pm or feel free to browse the displays and Church in your own time.
Learn all about the architecture, stained glass windows, the bells and how the church has changed over the years.

 

Methodist Church (Rose Street, Wokingham, RG40 1XS)
Saturday 9th September from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 10th September 12.00pm to 4.00pm (after morning worship) ending with a special Messy Church Service
See an exhibition of our history in the town as we are celebrating 200 years of Methodism in Wokingham.
Light refreshments will be provided and the coffee house will be open as usual on the Saturday morning from 10.00 to 12.00pm
Commemorative mugs and teddies will also be available to purchase.

For more information on Heritage Open Days and other places to visit, see www.heritageopendays.org.uk