For much of the 1800's, the churches and wealthy individuals were the main benefactors instrumental in setting up early schools. Then form 1871, the local authority in Reading also became involved, providing education through the Reading School Board. A talk by Joan Dils.
Fifth in a series of five talks, tickets £5, (members £4) including tea/coffee and cake. Book online at www.bfhs.org.uk (visit events page) by phone on 01189 509553, or in person at the Centre for Heritage and Family History.
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