Previous meetings


18th December 2020, 7:30 pm  Murder Mystery Play ‘Family Fortunes’ by Shinfield Players.  This replaced the quiz previously advertised, which will be rescheduled to 2021.  Details

20th November 2020, 3:00 pm  Talk by Ben Viljoen: Purley Hall and the history of its landscape (on Zoom)

16th October 2020, 3:00 pm  Talk by Richard Marks: Bomber’s Moon (on Zoom)

18th September 2020, 3:00 pm  AGM, followed by talk by Catherine Sampson: Royal Women  (on Zoom)

17th July 2020, 3:00 pm  Talk by Rob Wallace: Chalk Caverns and Commandos (on Zoom)

19th June 2020, 3:00 pm  Talk by Mike Cooper: History of Tilehurst (on Zoom)

22nd May 2020, 3:00 pm  Talk by Debbie Kennett: DNA for Beginners (on Zoom)

17th April 2020, 3:00 pm  Talk by Catherine Sampson: Purley in Colourised Images  (on Zoom)

21st February 2020, 8:00 pm in the Barn   Talk by David Downs:  Do you know why you’re here?

17th January 2020, 8:00 pm in the Barn   Talk by Bill King:  Dad’s Underground Army



13th December 2019, 7:30 pm
Christmas Party at the Barn

29th November 2019, 7:30 pm
Rain or Shine Theatre Company: Wind in the Willows

15th November 2019
Mike Cooper: Queues, U-Boats and useless mouths: Food in WW2

18th October 2019
John Leighfield CBE: Putting Berkshire on the map: From Gough to Google

20th September 2019
Clive Williams OBE: The Nabobs of Berkshire and their houses

21st June 2019

7th June 2019
Rain or Shine Theatre Company: As You Like It

12th April 2019
Dr David Peacock: Place names of West Berkshire

15th March 2019: AGM and Talk
7:30 pm: AGM
8:00 pm, Corry Starling: Mapledurham Mill

15th February 2019
Debbie Kennett: DNA testing for beginners

18th January 2019
Joy Pibworth: Jane Austen and the Thames Valley Austens