Properties and events in Berkshire 2017

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Ashdown House

Ashdown House, Ashdown Park, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 8RE

Ashdown House is a unique 17th-centuary chalk block hunting lodge, with a doll's house appearance, built for the Queen of Bohemia by the Earl of…

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All Saints: The Celebration of a Stunning Architectural Masterpiece

All Saints Church, Church Close, Boyn Hill Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4HE

All Saints is an early neo-gothic church built in 1857 by G E Street with the150ft tower and spire added in 1865, Street was a contemporary of…

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White Waltham Church

St Mary's Church, Church Hill, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3JH

Our ancient church, which has parts of its fabric dating back to the 12th century, is set in a country churchyard which is home to a 1600 year old…

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Decontamination Suite Tours - Greenham Common

Apron Road, Venture West, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 6HX

You have been contaminated. Follow the red arrows on the floor. Follow all instructions for our personnel. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LEAVE. Our…

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Shaw House

Church End, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

The stories and characters from Shaw House's past are brought to life in our exhibition. This includes items of interest from all periods…

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The Parish of St Mary’s Shaw-cum-Donnington Through The Ages

St. Marys Church, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

As part of our 175th Anniversary Celebrations, St Mary’s is joining in the National Heritage Week with an exhibition of the artifacts, buildings…

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Beating the bounds of Katesgrove

Reading, Berkshire

Beating the bounds of the Borough of Reading was an occasional ceremony carried out by the borough councillors. The 1912 perambulation was the…

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Berkshire Medical Heritage Museum

Medical Museum, Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5AN

Visitors will be able to look round our small but comprehensive museum devoted to the history of health care (medicine, nursing, dentistry and…

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Bibles, bags, beer and books. A walk of St Mary’s & Castle Street Conservation Area and beyond.

St. Marys Church, 14 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7RD

We invite you to join us on this walk, organised by Reading Civic Society to celebrate Conservation Areas as part of Heritage Open Weekend. It…

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Christ Church Reading

Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7AR

Christ Church is a magnificent Victorian Gothic church, designed by Henry Woodyer and consecrated in 1862. Set on a hill to the South of Reading…

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Discover the History for your Family

Research Centre, Yeomanry House, 131 Castle Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7TJ

Enjoy a gorgeous slice of home made cake (or a more healthy nibble) with a refreshing cup of tea or coffee whilst chatting to our dedicated team…

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Extra Twists @ the Turbine House

Turbine House, Riverside Museum by Bel and the Dragon, off Kenavon Drive, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EQ

Step out over the River Kennet in this quirky nook of Reading's Victorian industrial heritage. Inspired by the turbines themselves, “All of a…

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From the Maiwand Lion to the After Dark Club. “A walk on the dark side”.

The Maiwand Lion, Forbury Gardens, Reading, Berkshire

We invite you to join us on this walk, organised by Reading Civic Society, to celebrate Conservation Areas as part of Heritage Open Weekend.  It…

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Malmaison Hotel

Malmaison Hotel, 18-20 Station Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1JX

Join artists from local arts charity, jelly, at Malmaison Reading to create your own printed postcard from the Worlds reputedly oldest surviving…

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Reading Crown Court Open Day 2017

Reading Cown Court, The Old Shire Hall, The Forbury, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EH

Come and see behind the behind the scenes at a busy Crown Court centre and learn more about the criminal justice system. Activities are suitable…

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St James’s Church

St. James Church, Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3FD

The Church is Pugin's very first church design. The foundation stone was laid in December 1837. Extensions were added in the 20th century. Built…

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St Mary the Virgin Church, Aldermaston. Loving the Past. Building the Future.

St Mary the Virgin, Church Road , Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4HR

VANILLA ON THE OUTSIDE ,TUTTI FRUTTI ON THE INSIDE ! Come and visit St Mary the Virgin Church, in Aldermaston, which dates back to about…

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St Peters Conservation Area Architectural Tour

Caversham Court, Church Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7AD

To mark the 50th anniversary of Conservation Areas, join architectural historian Megan Aldrich for a walk (1100 and 1430) looking at the…

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SuperHome Open Day – Eastern Avenue, Reading

26 Eastern Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5RY

Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes…

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Terry’s Reading Walkabouts

Reading Railway Station, Station Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1LZ

My guided walk takes about 2-3 hours and takes in the following (not in order):- • Harris Arcade, Town Hall, Important Reading Abbey history,…

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The MERL Behind the Scenes Tour

Museum of English Rural Life, 6 Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5EX

Visit The Museum of English Rural Life for a variety of special events as part of Heritage Open Days 2017. Join us for an exclusive opportunity…

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The Rising Sun Arts Centre

The Rising Sun Arts Centre, 26-30 Silver Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2ST

The Rising Sun Arts Centre is a Grade II listed building originally designed and built by architect Alfred Waterhouse for his wife as a Temperance…

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Waterstones Reading: Book Signing Geoff Sawers ‘The Shady Side of Town: Reading’s Trees

Waterstones Booksellers Ltd, 89A Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2AP

Book Signing: 'The Shady Side of Town: Reading's Trees' and 'Broad Street Chapel & the Origins of Dissent in Reading' - meet local author and…

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Waterstones Reading: Tour of Broad Street Chapel with Geoff Sawers

Waterstones Booksellers Ltd, 89A Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2AP

Tour of Broad Street Chapel with Geoff Sawers author of 'Broad Street Chapel & the Origins of Dissent in Reading'. Geoff Sawers has chronicled…

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Lakeside Energy from Waste( EfW) Heritage Open Day

Colnbrook, Slough, Berkshire

The Lakeside Energy from Waste facility at Colnbrook near Slough is strategically located just off the M25 near to Heathrow airport. The facility…

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Cumberland Lodge tours

Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2HP

Cumberland Lodge has been the home of an educational foundation since 1947. A former royal residence set in the heart of Windsor Great Park, it…

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Holy Trinity Garrison Church

9 Claremont Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3AX

The spiritual home of the Household Division, the Sovereign’s elite troops whose ceremonial job is to protect the Queen. The church was founded…

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Wokingham Town Hall

Town Hall, Market Place, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1AS

Wokingham Town Hall is a fine Victorian Grade II* listed building which was opened in 1860 in Gothic design. The clock tower rises to 80 ft. It…

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