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The Murder of Alfred Oliver Online Talk

For those interested in Berkshire's rich history

The murder of Reading tobacconist Alfred Oliver, in Cross Street in 1929, remains unsolved to this day.

Several witnesses saw a man near the shop at the time of the murder and later identified him as Philip Yale Drew, an American-born actor performing at Reading’s County Theatre. The ensuing Coroner’s Inquest, at which Drew was subjected to intensive questioning, divided opinion and attracted considerable crowds and controversy.

Find out more in this fascinating talk by David Downs.

Pre-booking is required, because the event link will be sent in advance. 



About Berkshire Family History Society

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity number 283010.