We are a project team who are developing a set of resources, for current and future generations, based on collections within Reading Central Library that show the impact of The First World War on Berkshire. Our resources will cover 1910-1925 and explore themes such as: The lives of our soldiers, impact of war on daily life, women's changing roles, refugee camps, caring for the wounded, and the impact of war on Berkshire. Digitisation: We are currently digitising newspapers, street directories, photographs and documents. Resources will include: a website, catalogue, book lists, educational resources and a publication. The project is run by Reading Central Library and Reading Borough Council and funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.

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During the First World War period Berkshire County included areas which are now South Oxfordshire.

If you would like to join this project contact: Ann Smith bww1pro@gmail.com BWW1 | 2nd Floor | Local Studies | Reading Central Library Abbey Square | Reading | Berkshire | RG1 3BQ Web address: www.bww1.org and www.berkshiredtories.org.uk

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