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      The Wokingham Society

     Working to protect Wokingham town's past, present and future

Registered Charity no. 274988

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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;

• At the Society‚Äôs Annual General Meeting Ann Smith, Secretary of the Berkshire Local History Society, gave an illustrated talk on One   Hundred Years of Shopping in Reading, a summary of which can be seen here.

• Robin Cops gave an illustrated talk about Embracing the Art of the Possible. To read a report of the presentation click here.

• Guy Grannum gave an illustrated talk about Caribbean connections, settlers and sojourners in the Wokingham area.,
  To read a report of the presentation click here.

• Richard Gibbs gave a talk entitled 'A Potted History of Wokingham' For a report of the meeting click here.

• Peter Must, Chairman of the Wokingham Society, gave an illustrated talk entitled 'Lucas Hospital: Wokingham's only Grade I listed   building'. To read a report of the presentation click here.

• Two talks 'Friends of the Emm Brook' by Stephanie MacKay and Eddie Napper, and 'St Paul's Tree Succession Project' by Andy Clark.
  To read a report of the presentation click here.

• Councillor Philip Mirfin, Executive Member for Regeneration gave an illustrated talk 'Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration: To Date
  and to Come'. To read a report of the presentation click here.

• 'The Great Stink: Joseph Bazelgette and the Building of London's Sewers': A talk by David Tinker. To read a report of the talk click here.

• What does your Town Clerk Do?: An illustrated talk by Jan Nowecki, Town Clerk. To read a report of the talk click here.

• Putting Local Landmarks on TV: A talk by Paddy Haycocks. To read a report of the talk click here.

• History of Reading: An illustrated talk by Joan Dils on the History of Reading. To read a report of the talk 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.