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This Month's Highlight

Image of P Caroline Matilda dress close up

May 2018: A Tale of Two Fabrics

Dress fabrics from Royal weddings of the eighteenth century

Image of Olympics view pic

April 2018: An Olympic Circus!

One Reading School boy's point of view of the London 1948 Olympics

Image of 1947 flood bus

March 2018: Spring floods

Warmer weather spelled disaster for Reading in 1947

Image of Preston travels China

February 2018: Sail away with me

Escaping the cold winter months to far flung places in 1912

Image of Illuminated Testimonial 1919

January 2018: It's an Honour, Sir

Beautiful illuminated testimonial for Windsor Mayor very timely considering he became a Knight in the 1920 New Year Honours list

Image of YP Reading 1992

December 2017: A step up for a kiss

A copy of the yellow pages aids a small boy in his quest for a Christmas kiss

Image of RMNEF fireworks

November 2017: A Fireworks Spectacular!

A brilliant display of fireworks in 1850 benefits orphan children

Image of Churchwardens accounts

October 2017: Accounting for change

Signs of the Reformation reflected in local accounts

Image of Passport whole pic

September 2017: Is that a passport?

Travel documentation in the nineteenth century

Image of US Dance rules 1944

August 2017: Let's jitterbug (appropriately)!

How girls were invited to dance with American soldiers, as long as they behaved appropriately

Image of Wilder Letter 1829 post page

July 2017: All dinners and ribbons

Insight into aspects of life for a married woman in the Georgian period

Image of Victory show 1941 poster

June 2017: What a show!

Garden show not just about produce

 

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