Industries

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Industries that contributed to Wokingham's heritage.

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Wellington Brewery
In 1928 the Wellington Brewery closed and brewing on a large scale in Wokingham came to an end. It had been started by Robert Dunning who built on land behind the Chair public house in Denmark Street which he owned at the time. The Chair was renamed…

Wokingham Brickworks
One of the great industries in Victorian Wokingham was the production of bricks. The most prolific was that of Thomas Lawrence’s New Yard which was based west of Molly Millars Lane. By 1893 he also had brickworks at Swinley, Easthampstead, Warfield…

Wokingham Corporation First Gas Works Committee 1895
Framed photograph of the Wokingham Corporation First Gas Works Committee 1895.