Programme

PROGRAMME 2019

16 Jan   INFLUENCE OF VICTORIAN MOURNING ON READING CEMETERY   Anna Ellis

20 Feb  HISTORY OF READING ALLOTMENTS     Evelyn Williams

20 Mar AGM followed by DEFENDING READING     Mike Cooper

10 Apr In a change to the previously advertised talk -it will be on the subject of

INDUSTRIAL READING: Pictures of Sixty Old Reading Firms in Sixty Minutes David

Cliffe preceded by our annual book sale.

15 May CATHOLICISM IN READING          John and Lindsay Mullaney

19 June OUTING – 2pm GUIDED TOUR OF ST JAMES’ CHURCH

17 July OUTING – 7pm THE MILLS ARCHIVE

18 Sept GEORGE LOVEJOY – BOOKSELLER OF READING         Martin Andrews

16 Oct  QUAKERS IN READING      Naomi Iliff

20 Nov THE HEROES OF WOODLEY AIRFIELD    Joy Pibworth

11 Dec Presidential Address: WHAT DID NEWCOMERS DO FOR READING c1400-1960 Joan Dils

 

Meetings are held at the Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading (behind Reading Central Library).

Doors open at 7.15pm, with talks starting at 7.30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Malcolm Trapp

    We have a painting which has always been known in the family as “The Eel Baskets” and ascribed to William Havell. Family tradition has it that the picture was painted from an area between the current Griffin pub and Caversham Court which would indicate that the river has changed considerably since then. My father-in-law, Edward Pannell (deceased) is descended on his mothers (Ethel Jane Pannell nee Lawes) side from the Lawes family who apparently owned Caversham Mill and Sindlesham Mill and it is believed that the painting entered the family through that connection. Ethel Jane Lawes was apparently friendly with a Mrs Selway-White of Caversham House.
    We would be happy to send pictures of the painting and would be delighted to learn anything further your members can provide. We live in Plympton, Plymouth as does my mother-in-law, Mrs Bessie Pannell who is now 96 and spent her formative years living in Kidmore End where her father , James Mustoe, worked for Colonel Ogilvy at Kidmore End House having served as his batman in India.

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