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Open Meetings

The Society holds Open Meetings, normally on the third Wednesday evening in March and June as well as after the AGM in November. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings. Recent meetings have included;

    • History of Reading: An illustrated talk by Joan Dils on the History of Reading on Wednesday 21st June 2017. To read a report of the talk click here.

    • 'Barkham From Below The Ground': A presentation by Janet Firth at the Town Hall on 15 March 2017. To read a report of the presentation click here.

    • South Hill Park: A presentation by Mr. David Tinker at the Wokingham Society AGM on Wednesday November 16th 2016.
      To read a report of the presentation click here.

    • Wokingham Borough Council Town Centre Regeneration team gave a presentation on the plans in place for developing the Peach Place, Elms Field,
      Carnival Pool and the Market Place. For a report of the meeting click here.

    • Paul King and his fellow researchers gave an illustrated presentation about their recent publication Late Victorian Wokingham.
      To read a report of the presentation click here.

    • A talk by Peter Must, Chairman of the Society, on the life of the Hon. Adam Williamson, owner of Montague House

    • Berkshire Record Office: Exploring the County's Archives A presentation by Dr Peter Durrant, Berkshire County Archivist
      To read a report of the presentation click here.

    • Presentations on Town Centre and other development issues by Borough and Town Councillors and Officers and a representative
      from Civic Voice (the organisation for civic societies)

    • The Duke of Wellington, his Horse and his House: A presentation by Mr. Andrew Powell.
      To read a report of the presentation click here.

    • California Country Park Past and Present: A presentation by Mr. David Tinker.
      To read a report of the presentation click here.

The meetings are currently held in The Main Hall in Wokingham Town Hall at 7.45 for 8pm and they are free for everyone. Light refreshments are provided after the meeting.