Danni Mills (Reading Connections Digitsation/Data Officer) and I recently hosted a visit from Berkshire in The First World War History Project group . They were keen to see the sort of archives we have here relating to the First World War. At first I thought we might be a bit limited on material, but once we started looking at the online database we started to find a few interesting items including the War Memorial Book and material from Suttons Seeds Ltd, Huntley and Palmers, and the books Berkshire and the war : the “Reading Standard” pictorial record 1917-1919
There was also a PowerPoint presentation of local images for World War I from the Collier Collection and Sulham House Collection.
There was interest in this image from the Collier collection of Reading Football Club. There is a chance we might be able to identify more people as a result of expertise in the visiting group. Hopefully we will be able to add information to our catalogue on this photograph, and the group will be able to find further information here to add to their research.
If you are curious about the First World War or any other aspect of our Special Collections, we are always keen to welcome individuals or groups to explore our Archives. Do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to look at our flickr site which shows those people who feature in the University’s Memorial Book who fought and lost their lives in the First World War
Project Archivist/Project Manager – Reading Connections