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  • Collection: Wokingham History

Maps Of Wokingham

Some year ago Wokingham Borough Council decided to throw out some large`(72x101cm) linen backed Ordnance Survey maps of (parts) of Wokingham from the 1870’s to 1890’s. An individual “saved” eight of these and they have been in a loft for a number of…

King George V Coronation Festivities

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Print of a certificate for the Wokingham Festivities in Celebration of the Coronation of King George V & Queen Mary on 22nd June 1911, with the following inscription:-

The Mayor on behalf of the inhabitants of Wokingham tenders to Miss Mabel…

Swainsmote Court Role of Finchampstead

There follows text extracted from the Swainsmote Court Role of Finchampstead Bailiwick held at Oakyngham on September 25th 1594. Translated by Lt-Col G. A. Kempthorne, D.S.O. for the Journal of the Berkshire Archaeological Society.

Firstly some…

Citizens Advice Bureau


I attended The Citizen’s Advice Centre in Wokingham on 14th February 2019 to hear about the anniversary of the founding of the organisation. Note that…

King George V's Silver Jubilee

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George Frederick Ernest Albert was the son of King Edward VII and Alexandria of Denmark, sister of Empress Marie of Russia, and a grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

George was crowned on 22nd June 1911. and it was he that started the…

Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee

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The 2002 celebrations for Queen Elizabeth's fifty years reign were enthusiastic with events throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. In accordance with the Queen's wishes, Wokingham Borough Council did not formally host a district wide…

Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee

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Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on 21st April 1926 to Prince Albert, Duke of York, later King George VI, and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, daughter of the fourth Earl of Strathmore. In 1947 she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince…

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

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Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee was celebrated throughout Great Britain and the colonies. On sale were special stamps, coins and medals. On the 22nd June the Queen broadcast a message by telegraph to all parts of the Empire, becoming the first…

Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee

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Alexandria Victoria, born on 24th May 1819 was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20th June 1837, until her death on 22nd January 1901, making a reign of 63 years.

Victoria did not celebrate her Silver Jubilee because of…

King George III Golden Jubilee

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George was born in London on June 4th 1738, his father being Frederick, Prince of Wales. George became heir to the throne in 1751 following the death of his father and ascended the throne on 25th October 1760 from his grandfather , George…