A Short History of Wokingham by Jim Bell

Local historian Jim Bell has just produced a new local history publication.Jim 3

This booklet, A Short History of Wokingham, came from a suggestion of one of the staff of Wokingham Town Hall Information Bureau. Apparently visitors after having strolled through some of the older parts of the town and, being impressed with what they had seen, frequently come to the information bureau seeking a general history of Wokingham with perhaps photographs and sketches that offer a glimpse of  Wokingham as it was in years gone by. Until now the bureau has had nothing to offer.

The booklet includes information about the town from the earliest times through to the twenty first century. It will be of particular interest to people who have just moved to the area and to students seeking information for school research purposes.

The booklet will be available for loan from  Wokingham Library and it is also for sale for £4.50 from the library and from Wokingham  Town Hall  Information Bureau.

For those people who would like to know more about the town or have a particular query about local history, Jim Bell holds a  surgery in Wokingham Library every Friday morning between 9.30am and 11.30am. This is a  drop-in event, there is no need to book in advance.

Look out for other local history and family history events in Wokingham’s  Libraries.

There will be a Heritage Walk around the town run by The Wokingham Society starting at Wokingham Library on Thursday August 31, 10.30am-11.45am. Free Event

The Berkshire Family History Society will be holding a talk  called How to start your Family History Research at Wokingham Library on Saturday June 24, 2pm to 3.30pm Charge £2

To book for either of these events or for more information call the library on(0118) 9781368

Jim

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