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Wokingham

By Richard Gibbs

9780750993364

ISBN: 9780750993364

Published: 03-08-2020


Wokingham

By Richard Gibbs

ISBN: 9780750993364

Published: 03-08-2020

About This Book

Wokingham sits on the edge of Windsor Great Forest. Originally settled by the Wocingas, an Anglo-Saxon tribe, the town grew steadily – but its early prosperity was cut short when half of the houses were destroyed during the English Civil War. Wokingham has hosted bull-baiting, highwaymen and a multitude of beer houses. The town’s people have played their part in both world wars. Its rich history is interwoven with the history of England: a story of good times and bad, from the Beaker people to the Victorians to the present day. Wokingham is the quintessential English county town.

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