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Image of Great Seal

December 2011: One Great Seal

The Tudor Boy King in wax form

Image of plenty plough spec

November 2011: Plenty of Scandal

Shocking behaviour nearly topples engineering company

Image of Chalmore Ferry House, 1913

October 2011: A Berkshire Ferry

Long lost piece of transport on the Thames

Image of BPC Oxo packet

September 2011: You're Right to Use Oxo

Vintage Berkshire packaging

Image of D/ELL/C1/15

August 2011: How to Live Longer in 1610

It seems that advice on maintaining health in old age given in 1610 is still applicable today

Image of Sale of Francis Hawes's estate at Englefield, 1722

July 2011: Berkshire and the South Sea Bubble

Why banking disasters are nothing new

Image of North Moreton burials, 1598

June 2011: Death by Football

Old Gunter sticks something worse than his boot in

Image of John Spynster's apprenticeship indenture, 1421

May 2011: The Really Old Apprentice

More Alan the Butcher than Alan the Sugar

Image of Quarter Sessions order book 1795

March 2011: The Speenhamland System 1795

Berkshire's attempt to halt rural poverty

Image of Architect's plan of Maidenhead Bridge, 1772

February 2011: Maidenhead Bridge

A feature of the Thames

Image of Central Cinema, Reading

January 2011: Central Cinema, Reading

One of Reading's lost cinemas

 

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