Whiteknights trail

Following the success of our 2017 Heritage Day, the Friends have developed a series of guided tours of the Whiteknights and London Road campuses. The first of these, organised for the Berkshire Family History Society, was held on 23 June 2019. The tour explored the development of the ‘central’ area of Whiteknights Park, from 1798 to the present day, through a selection of buildings and landmarks: Whiteknights Park House and the botanical gardens (Blandford era), Whiteknights Park, Blandford Lodge and Whiteknights (Victorian era), the Edith Morley Building, the Henley Business School, Library and URS Buildings (University era). The tour was fully booked and well received by those attending. Amongst the attendees there was interest in the work of the Friends and a couple of them said they would consider joining as a result of the event. Vicki Chesterman, on behalf of the Berkshire Family History Society, thanked the Friends very much for organising the tour and donated a cheque for £20 to the Friends as a thank you. The next tour, exploring the northern part of Whiteknights Park, will be on 20 July, with tours exploring the London Road campus planned for September and October. Click for a photo montage of the event.