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  • Collection: History of Wokingham Town Council

Charter granting Armorial Bearings to Wokingham Council

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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…

Distinguished Visitors Book

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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…

Dr. Ernest Ward

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At the age of six Ernest Ward came to England from India and took up residence at Staines. After education at Marlborough College, he went to Bristol Royal Infirmary for his medical training, and qualifying, became Assistant Medical Officer and house…

Freedom of the Borough for Bowyer and Smalley

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A Presentation Programme with the following inscription:-

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

and

Mr. LEONARD GODDARD SMALLEY
at the Town Hall, Wokingham on January…

Headington Event Programme

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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.

Honorary Townsperson ceremony page from 1986

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A page from the Visitors Book detailing signatures of those attending the ceremony "Conferring the Status of Honorary Townsperson upon Mrs. J.M.Davy, MBE,JP & Mrs V.M. Essame on 31st May 1986.

James Seaward

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Councillor November 1891 to November 1909. Alderman 1909 to his death in 1921

Kenneth Goatley Invite

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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.

Mayor Headington "At Home" Invitation

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

Mayor Headington Garden Party Invitation

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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