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Reading Abbey Online Talk

By John Painter - for social, family and local historians

Next year is the 900th anniversary of the founding of Reading Abbey. In the run up to this significant event, we are delighted to offer this fascinating talk by Abbey expert John Painter.

Discover the impact of Reading Abbey on the town of Reading, both in its heyday as a royal Abbey and as one of the ten leading monasteries in the country. Hear about the impact of the dissolution and its subsequent use as a royal palace, the destruction of the Civil War, and the subsequent re-development of the Abbey Quarter and preservation of the Abbey Ruins up to the present day.

2 - 3.15pm

Places are limited, and so pre-booking is required. Full joining instructions will be sent to all attendees in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.

This is the first of three talks in the Autumn Potpourri series. Book all three talks in one multi-ticket for the price of two.

To join this talk, you will need a computer device with speakers and a microphone. Ideally, also a webcam. You also need to be able to access the internet from it. First-time users of Zoom, will be asked to download a small piece of software. This will be sent to you in advance. 

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