Map­ping his­tory

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

MAP fans will be de­lighted with a talk tak­ing place a The Cen­tre For Her­itage and Fam­ily His­tory next week.

John Leigh­field will be vis­it­ing the Read­ing-based venue to ex­plain about the his­tory of maps, with an em­pha­sis on Berk­shire it­self.

He will start with a map of Bri­tain cre­ated around 1250 AD by Matthew Paris, be­fore mov­ing through the ages to reach mod­ern map­ping and the in­ter­net.

There will also be a chance to look at some his­toric maps.

The event is or­gan­ised by the Berk­shire Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety and will take place in Read­ing Cen­tral Li­brary in the town cen­tre on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6, be­tween 2pm and 4pm.

Tick­ets cost £5 or £4 for mem­bers, book­ing in ad­vance is pos­si­ble and vis­i­tors can also pay on the door.

For more de­tails, call 0119 950 9553 or log on to

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