This section offers a variety of articles and notes about various aspects of Caversham’s history.
Where it’s quite brief, the item follows this introduction. Longer items have their own page – available via the drop down menu from the “About Caversham” menu item above.
The British Pathe online film archive contains a wealth of short clips from throughout the last century. There’s some fascinating stuff there, and it’s free to visit/view (you just have to put up with some adverts, which seems a fair deal to us).
The First World War
Like everywhere in the UK (and in the Commonwealth countries too), the people of Berkshire paid a high price in the First World War. The nine photos on the BBC Berkshire web site were added in connection with the 2009 Armistice Day and focus on men preparing to leave in 1914 – in Reading, Wantage and Wokingham. They serve to remind of how massive an impact the war had. We have been involved in wars in recent memory, but the scale of First World War puts them in a in a wholly different league.