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Veronica Muriel Essame

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Veronica Essame, daughter of Frederick Heald (b. 1861), a solicitor, and mother Amy (b. 1862), was born in East Ham, Essex in July 1906. She was the youngest of three sisters and two brothers.

She lived in Finchampstead Road, Wokingham and was…

William Radcliffe Van Staubenzee

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Sir William van Straubenzee was the only son of Brigadier Arthur Bowen van Straubenzee DSO MC. and his wife Margaret Joan Radcliffe. He had a sister, Viv. He was a British Conservative Party politician. The family name had come to the United Kingdom…

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…

Leonard Goddard Smalley

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A native of Oadby, Leicestershire. Commenced his local government career in 1924 as Assistant Clerk of the Oadby District Council.

He moved to Northamptonshire in 1939 on being appointed Clerk and Chief Financial Officer of the Burton Latimer…

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…

Philip Sale

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Philip Sale was a member of one of the best known and respected families in Wokingham. As well as being dedicated to public service, the family was successful in business. Sales Vegetable Seeds began in 1818 when grandfather Stephen Sale (1799-1880)…

William Thomas Martin

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The second son of Henry Martin, Billy left school by his own choice at the age of twelve and was apprenticed to a butcher in Denmark Street. Three years later he was promoted foreman butcher and, on his sixteenth birthday, took over the premises of…

Jean Marjorie Davy

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Jean was noted for her quiet charm, determination and dedication to public service. She also had a talent for organising and motivating people.

A native of Staffordshire, Jean nee Clayton came to Crowthorne in 1937 with her first husband,…

Ernest William Reeves

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Ernest, known to his friends as Ernie, was a Reading man employed by Heelas of Reading in the Estate Department. In his early twenties he resigned from Heelas and came to Wokingham as manager of Isaiah Gadd’s removal business. Upon the liquidation of…

Frank Moles

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The second son of Charles Henry (1862-1923), gardener and domestic servant, and Mary Ann Moles (1866-1950), Frank was born at 9, Waterloo Road on the 27th January 1899. His brother, Charles Wallace (1894 1972) was also born at No. 9.. Upon leaving…