The Place Names of Berkshire – a talk by Dr David Peacock
David is a former teacher of politics and history at Padworth College, and also gives evening classes on local history at Newbury College and Reading University. He is Chairman of the Newbury Society.
What’s in a name? Rather more than might at first be apparent if you start to look into the meaning of local place names. David will explain the origins of many of Berkshire’s names and explain the ways in which to identify where place names originate from, drawing on examples from across the county.
The talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.
Tickets cost £5 (£4 for society members) and includes tea or coffee and cake after the talk. You may turn up and pay at the door (subject to availability), but booking is recommended. For more information and to pre-book tickets
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
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