Annual Historical Luncheon 2023
If you are interested in the history of the Royal County of Berkshire, come to our Annual Historical Luncheon. The next luncheon will take place on Tuesday 14 November 2023 at Goring and Streatley Golf Club. Our guest speaker will be the prominent local historian and author Clive Williams OBE will give a talk on the history of the Craven family, for many years among the wealthiest and most powerful landowners in England.
Each year the Berkshire Branch of CPRE holds a special event to celebrate the history and heritage of the Royal County of Berkshire. This usually takes the form of a luncheon with a guest lecturer on a different aspect of Berkshire’s fascinating past.
This year’s (2023) ‘Historical Luncheon’ will be held on Thursday 14 November at Goring and Streatley Golf Club, Rectory Road, Streatley-on-Thames, RG8 9QA.
Local historian and author Clive Williams OBE will give a talk on the history of the Craven family from their extraordinary rise to wealth in Tudor England to glory under the Stuarts and Hanoverians, when Craven earls and barons were the greatest landowners in Berkshire and amongst the richest peers in Britain, followed by the decline in their fortunes.
Tickets for lunch are £38 (this includes a two-course lunch and coffee). All members and guests are welcome; booking details are available from the Branch Office.