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Dedication of the Roll of Honour

Programme for the Dedication of the Roll of Honour by The Rt. Rev. Dr. K. E. Kirk, Lord Bishop of Oxford at the Parish Church of All Saints Wokingham, held on 24th October 1948.

James Egerton Thorpe

A native of Manchester, James moved to County Durham where he was manager of the Consett Iron Co. For many years he played for the Durham Hockey Club. In 1909 he married Ethel Ainsworth(1882-1958) by whom he had two sons. He moved to Crowthorne in…

Lee's Bakery

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Charles Lee, owner of a chain of baker's shops in the south of England, first came to Wokingham on 1st January 1930. Premises at 3 Denmark Street that had been standing empty for some time was acquired, renovated and had ovens installed. C. Lee &…

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Leonard Goddard Smalley

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A native of Oadby, Leicestershire. Commenced his local government career in 1924 as Assistant Clerk of the Oadby District Council.

He moved to Northamptonshire in 1939 on being appointed Clerk and Chief Financial Officer of the Burton Latimer…

St Paul’s Church Memorial

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St Paul’s Church was built in 1864 due to the rapid growth of Wokingham after the railway came. It was funded by John Walter of Bear Wood, who owned the Times Newspaper. The Church was 50 years old in 1914, and is celebrating its 150th anniversary in…

The War Illustrated

A book entitled, THE WAR ILLUSTRATED being volume 8 edited by Sir. John Hammerton. This is a collection of publications with same title, the first of which is dated May 26 1944.

Veronica Muriel Essame

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Veronica Essame, daughter of Frederick Heald (b. 1861), a solicitor, and mother Amy (b. 1862), was born in East Ham, Essex in July 1906. She was the youngest of three sisters and two brothers.

She lived in Finchampstead Road, Wokingham and was…

Wokingham Bombing

On the 4th October 1940, during World War 2 a Junkers 88 German bomber dropped a 1,000lb high explosive bomb and four oil bombs on Wokingham. The event was witnessed by Walter Percy Fenwick, a postman better known as "Old Havelocker". He was…