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Battle Library closed for improvements from 19 April to September: Exciting plans for Battle Library

Murder in the Library - Reading Gaol by Mark Stevens
Event time 10.15am - 11.15am
Event cost £5

Mark's talk explores the history of the Prison from the Georgian period until its first closure in 1920. It features the separate system of 'hard labour, hard board and hard fare' that characterised the Victorian regime, Oscar Wilde, executions and finishes with Reading's little known role in the Easter Rising.

Tickets available to buy from Reading Central Library. To purchase online, please email Please note places for these events are limited. 

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