If you are interested in the history of our surroundings, this group
may be for you.
The aim of the Group is to delve into the history of local areas by
visiting local historical places and arranging guided tours or having a
speaker on a topic of local historical interest. Meetings
held on the last Thursday in the month.
We have recently
visited Reading Museum with a tour of some of their archives not
generally available to the public, we have followed the historical
walks through Windsor and Eton, visited the Reading Abbey remains now
open to the public, and learnt about the history of St. James church in
Further visits are planned to the Kedermister
Library in Slough, and the Maidenhead
more information please email:-
Visit to Mapledurham Mill August 2018
members visited Mapledurham Mill on the north bank of the Thames
During the last few years an extensive restoration programme has
allowed the mill to grind flour in the traditional way.
A modern introduction is the turbine driven by the flow of water in an Archimedes screw,
which generates electricity with any surplus being sold to the National Grid.
photo taken on the stones floor shows millstones bottom left and right.
In the centre the large vertical drive shaft is rotating at
speed to turn the millstones and to power ancillary equipment within