Swallowfield Local History Society

November News Letter

Welcome to the November 2019 News Letter.



We were all so disappointed that Thomas Macey, due to ill health, was unable to come and talk to us at our September meeting. We have invited him to come early next year and give his presentation about ‘Jacksons’, the iconic store which served the people in Reading and far beyond for so many years.


On Thursday 21st November, our Chairman Ken Hussey will talk about the Mitford family and in

particular Mary Mitford, a well-known character who lived locally. This is one of his favourite subjects in local history, so we are in for a treat.


Do come and join us


Our meetings are usually on the third Thursday of the month at 7.45pm for 8pm, in the Rose Room

at Swallowfield Parish Hall. Visitors are always welcome. If you have any queries, please call our

Secretary, Maggie Uttley, on 0118 988 2954 or email her on [email protected]


Visit our website, www.slhsoc.org.uk, for our full programme



Mike Round

Swallowfield Local History Society

Ken Hussey (Chairman) on 0118 988 3650 or email

Maggie Uttley (Secretary) on [email protected]