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  • Collection: History of Wokingham Town Council

Charter granting Armorial Bearings to Wokingham Council

This Charter, dated 1953, signifies the granting of the Coat of Arms and Seal to Wokingham Borough Council. At a special court held at Windsor Castle on 16th April 1975, Queen Elizabeth II authorised, by Order in Council, these Armorial bearings to…

Wokingham Town Hall

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The Town Hall replaced the old Guildhall, which had become so dilapidated that it was decided to demolish it and build a replacement. The replacement was to serve mainly as a courthouse, police station, Council Chamber, small covered market, rooms…

Distinguished Visitors Book

The Borough of Wokingham Visitors Book. This has signatures for the following:-
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association - Visit of members of Commonwealth Legislatures, May 11th 1962.
Visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Highness…

Freedom of the Borough for Bowyer and Smalley

A Presentation Programme with the following inscription:-

Borough of Wokingham Presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough to Alderman STANLEY LEONARD BOWYER


at the Town Hall, Wokingham on January…

Headington Event Programme

Programme for an event held at the Town Hall, Wokingham for J. Headington on Wednesday, Oct. 20th 1904. A presentation was made by Mr. Maurice Victor, Court Entertainer, Also of the Egyptian Hall.

Mayor Headington "At Home" Invitation

An invitation entitled "The Mayor & Mayoress of Wokingham At Home, at the Town Hall, Wednesday, October 26th 1904.
Music 4-6.

Mayor Headington's Banquet programme

Programme for the Mayor's (John Headington) Banquet, at the Town Hall, Wokingham on Monday November 9th 1903. This includes an eight course menu, a toast list, programme of Music and a list of the members of the Corporation.

Mayor Headington Garden Party Invitation

An invite entitled:-
The Mayor & Mayoress of Wokingham request the pleasure of
------------------------ Company
at a Garden Party,
on Wednesday, July 27th, 1904,
3.30 to 6.30

Kenneth Goatley Invite

An invite for the Conferring of the Status of Honorary Townsperson on Mr. Kenneth W.J. Goatley from the Town Mayor, J.L.Earnshaw at the Town Hall Wokingham on Saturday 6th December 1997 at 7:30pm.

Wokingham Guildhall

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The Guild Hall was the building previously on the site of the current Town Hall the below is an extract from the history of this building. Due to this being pre the age of photography the guild hall only exists in drawings and paintings some of which…