Wokingham in the News: A Chronological History of Wokingham from the Reading Mercury, 1858-1938

The Wokingham Society is proud to announce the availability of a free eBook, Wokingham in the News.

Society member and local historian Jim Bell has painstakingly transcribed news items about Wokingham from the Reading Mercury, starting from 1858. Jim has been able to use these records for some of the books he has written, and will be able to cull further information for future publications. It is Jim's wish that the fruits of his meticulous work should be made publicly available and the Wokingham Society Committee has willingly agreed to host the complete set of transcriptions on the Society's website.


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