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Early Closing Day: Air Raids on Reading in WW2


The History of Reading Society are continuing their online meetings at 7.30pm on Weds 21st February. This talk by Mike Cooper will be held on Zoom.

41 people were killed by just four bombs during Reading’s only fatal air raid on 10th February 1943 – one of about 20 raids. This talk describes how Reading prepared for air attack, and the actual air raids themselves. Mike has had a lifelong interest in history, especially military and local history and has worked as a librarian.

This meeting is only available to current members - a membership form can be obtained by contacting us via messenger, visiting our website -, or emailing

Meeting joining details will be sent out a couple of days before the meeting date, but Zoom will be open 15 minutes before the talk starts.