Places

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

If you’re a Jane Austen fan, then you’ll be interested to walk in her footsteps in Reading. She attended the Abbey School there and shortly afterwards began writing, and perhaps even based Mrs Goddard’s school in Emma on her time there... Words: Bernard Bale

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Henry VIII was a bit of a rotter but one thing he did bestow on us was romantic ruination courtesy of his Dissolution of the Monasteries. Here are the best monastic memoirs from the county of Berkshire | Words: Stephen Roberts

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Steve Davison takes us across a patchwork of ancient fields in the North Wessex Downs as we visit Jude Fawley’s ‘Marygreen’

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Although Berkshire’s usually jam-packed Halloween events schedule has been diminished this year, there’s still a fair few things going on to keep the kids entertained throughout the October half term

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Colin Wharton takes you on a lovely bike ride from Wokingham to Arborfield

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Walks

Friday, October 2, 2020

Steve Davison takes us across a patchwork of ancient fields in the North Wessex Downs as we visit Jude Fawley’s ‘Marygreen’

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Colin Wharton takes you on a lovely bike ride from Wokingham to Arborfield

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Friday, September 25, 2020

We’re heading to the west of Reading for a wander through historic Ashampstead and Yattendon, home of the West Berkshire Brewery

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Steve Davison heads to West Ilsley for a dog (and horse) friendly five and a half mile journey over the North Wessex Downs, which can be adapted for cyclists or walkers

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Steve Davison heads to West Berkshire and the North Wessex Downs for a fairly long and hilly walk, passing a grisly reminder of a bygone era

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Food and Drink

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Our competition prize is a Great Inns gift voucher with a value of £250. The voucher must be redeemed before the end of March 2021, against a stay at any of the Inns that are current members of Great Inns of Britain.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

It’s great to see so many local producers being recognised

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Monday, September 21, 2020

The hamper includes the original London Dry Gin, the loved Yorkshire Rhubarb Gin and the brand’s latest launch, Slingsby Marmalade Gin.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Celebrate British Food Fortnight by making Eton Mess and Windsor Brown Soup

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Windsor
Monday, September 7, 2020

Expert tips from the bakers at Birch Bread Bakery and Honesty Group

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

It is no coincidence that the nation’s favourite property guru went to school in Wokingham

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

For Ryan Simpson, a project that began over a pint in his local has really taken off, and now he is making the county more fruity!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The November 2020 issue of Berkshire Life will sadly be our last. Although the website will still be accessible, it will no longer be updated and our social media pages will be closing. Below our editor Sarah Rodi explains more and recalls some highlights from her tenure

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Few of Berkshire’s celebrity residents have had such an explosive reputation as Diana Dors

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Monday, October 12, 2020

The Berkshire born soprano and X Factor star on her career singing for the Flemish Opera in Belgium

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Events

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Each week Berkshire Life editor Sarah Rodi will be giving you a selection of events, exhibitions, workshops, festivals and much more to try to ensure no second of your weekend in the county goes to waste

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Be inspired by these natural stone looks for your own luxurious home spa.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Set against the riverside, Berkleys has a Jane Austen connection and has featured in TV and film

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

In the Thameside village of Bray, David took us on a tour of his gorgeous Georgian property, full of character and charm | Words: Sarah Rodi - Photos: Jonathan Little Photography

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

We meet the region’s leading lights in the world of gardening, encouraging us all to reap the benefits of getting closer to nature | Words: Rosalind Sack

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Kate Pols skillfully transformed her 17th century country cottage in Hungerford, adding picturesque gothic windows and an extension that gave her the space and light she desired.

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