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  • Collection: People (not Civic)

The Nicholson Family

Edward Nicholson and his wife, Sophia Hill hailed from Northumberland. Son of William a butcher and Margaret Nicholson, Edward was born in Hexham and she in North Shields. They married in 1846 and five years later, Sophie gave birth to Eliza…

Alice I Dunne

Australian-born Alice (b. 1854) and her husband, Major Terence B Dunne (b. 1847), a Scottish retired civil engineer resided at Toutley Hall. During the First World War Alice was Controller of the National Egg Collection project for the Wokingham…

Ruth Kerridge Eveling

It is estimated that Ruth has provided over 3,000 dressed dolls to give joy and pleasure to London slum children. The following is an extract from the Wokingham Times dated 7th January 1938:-

“ In 1937 Miss Eveling has completely dressed with…

Mrs. Jean Baxter

Mrs. Baxter was the Hon. Organising Secretary, of National Savings campaigns in Wokingham during the Second World War and played a major part in the smooth running of each fundraising event. The following extract from an article in the Wokingham…

The Gadd family

Isaiah Gadd was a native of Newland in Gloucestershire and came to Wokingham in the early 1860s working as a draper with Heelas, Sons & Co. He joined the Wesleyan Chapel in Rose Street and soon became one of the trustees charged with replacing the…

Clare Phillips

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She lead the final parade of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) through Wokingham in 2015 before they moved from their base in Arborfield to MOD Lynham. Wokingham has close links to REME who, on 21st October 1978 were…

Diana Brimblecombe M.B.E.

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Diana founded The Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre which is a tribute to her love of animals and dedication to animal welfare.Many people will not have known Diana personally, but due to them having adopted an animal from her Rescue Centre,…

Laura Baker

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Miss Laura Jane Baker, who hailed from Warminster, Wiltshire, came to Wokingham from Salisbury in the late 1880s as a governess to the Butler family. As other parents wanted their children to be taught by her she and her sister, Lucy Baker, who took…

Edith Eleanor Mylne nee Baxter

During the First World War Edith’s husband Henry Charles Mylne (1853-1919) was Mayor of Wokingham giving all his time to the maintenance of the war hospital; operations in aid of the soldiers and sailors; work in connection wit the Military Tribunal;…