Our most recent book – published December 2016, tells the story of our village of Spencers Wood.
Over 180 pages in words and pictures covering from when it was just a field, to the area we call home now.
Covering natural environment & development, A Walk around The Square (originally the first built on area in the village), The Post office; The Schools (Lambs Lane, Oakbank and the closed Ryeish Green) including the Library (the first Village School); The Village Hall, and the Churches – both the Congregational Chapel (no longer in use) & St Michael’s & All Angels.
A look at the two large houses – Stanbury and Highlands, and how the Village was impacted during the Second World War.
The book is a combination of three years of research with maps and photographs, combining a lot of memories and whilst we have endeavored to be factual, we will have undoubtedly have missed some information out, and made some errors – as all social historians inevitably do.
If you want a copy, pls email our site.
Now only £10 from the Post Office in Spencers Wood, Budgens in Three Mile Cross or via cheque to Mrs J Blow, Treasurer SWLHG at 10 The Square, Spencers Wood, Berks, RG7 1BS
(all subject to information that we are able to source and publish bearing in mind copyright laws.)