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Where I Live

Explore the History of Your Home, Your Street, Your Place

Everywhere has a past, and often some record of that will remain. The pages in this section give you more detail about the types of things you could look at to explore the history of an area or building. Sometimes these are records of the fabric, and sometimes they are of the people who lived very different lives in the spaces and places we know today.

Almost certainly you will have to visit the Berkshire Record Office to appreciate the full range of sources available, and to take time to understand them. If you have an interest in your house, local architecture or the landscapes of Berkshire's rural parishes, you will find something here to tell you more about it. Use the links on the left to find out more.

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