East Garston local history society

The village’s Local History Society held a well-attended first meeting in the Village Hall on Friday 28 May. A talk was given by Lesley Dunlop from the Thames Valley Environmental Centre and Judy Colley of the Berkshire Geoconservation Group on Local Geology, Land Use and Village Building Styles and the speakers distributed pamphlets on a number of connected topics as well as a sheet giving some comments about the village’s older houses. We learned amongst other things that our local chalk was deposited over 30 million years ago at a rate of 10cm ( 4” in old money) every 1,000 years.


photos : Dawn Tonge
Text : Jonathan Haw





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