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December 2012: Some Christmas Cheer

How Maidenhead was gearing up to celebrate one hundred years ago

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November 2012: Memoirs of an eighteenth century man

Memoirs reveal the strange as well as the mundane

Image of Interior of St Andrew's Hospital, Clewer

October 2012: Good Works in Clewer

A long-gone convalescent home for the poor

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August 2012: Local runner goes the distance

Reading Athletic Club's very own Olympian

Image of Dorando Pietri collapses at the finish line

July 2012: Marathon Man

The First London Olympics

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June 2012: Call the Midwife!

What was midwifery really like in the 1950s?

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April 2012: Make Your Own Hot Cross Broadmoor Buns

Baking for the masses - Broadmoor style

Image of Detail, letter from Apsley Cherry-Garrard

March 2012: The Worst Journey in the World

The Berkshire man in Scott's expedition

Image of Charles Dickens

February 2012: Dickens Undercover

His second life in Slough

Image of winter bathers

January 2012: Winter swimming in the Thames

Taking a dip on Christmas Day

 

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