Children's Party HostWokingham SuperbowlWokingham
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The race which is supported by Wokingham Borough Council, has continued to attract sponsorship from local companies, David Cliff Estate Agents, Herrington Carmichael Solicitors and Mitsubishi Motors.

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The Wokingham Half Marathon is organised by volunteers with the intent of raising as much money for local charities.

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Wokingham Foodbank is an entirely volunteer run organisation that exists to provide help to those in need in Wokingham.

Lucy is well-known to many in the Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell community having held several key roles in the Reading newsroom prior to the re-launch of Get Reading in January 2015. She was deputy publisher at Get Reading prior to being promoted to publisher last July.

In 2010, the council set up WEL (Wokingham Enterprise Limited) to manage a £100m regeneration project to redevelop the town centre with new retail, leisure and residential facilities, parking, roads and open spaces.[7]

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Thanks go to: First Finch Scout Group, Baden Powell Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Wokingham Guides, Hurst Cricket Club, Embrook PTA, Raynet, Reading Road Runners, Hurst Bowling Club and Emmbrook School without whom this race would not run so smoothly

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The Society has always celebrated the Town's history and heritage in a number of ways, notably by the award of Grants, and the creation of the Blue Plaque Trail. Late Victorian Wokingham: Published on behalf of a group of local researchers.

A successor parish continued in existence in Wokingham and is governed by Wokingham Town Council. The council is elected every four years and consists of twenty-five councillors representing Emmbrook, Evendons, Norreys and Wescott, the four wards of the town. Every year, they elect one of their number as mayor. The present town hall was erected in 1860 on the site of the guildhall.

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Historically, the local accent could be described as a blend of traditional London Cockney, influenced by aspects of West Country pronunciation. However, the rapid expansion of the town, and subsequent influx of non-locals, has led to a decline of this speech pattern since the 1970s. In the 21st Century, traditional Wokingham accents are becoming rare, particularly amongst young people, who are increasingly influenced by the spread of Multicultural London English.

In the 18th century, the Ballad of Molly Mogg was written in Wokingham. Molly was the barmaid daughter of the publican of the old Rose Inn (not on the site of the present one).[citation needed] She was well-known to local Binfield man, Alexander Pope, who, during a storm, found himself stranded at the inn with his friends, Gay, Swift and Arbuthnot.[citation needed] They wrote the ballad extolling her virtues to pass the time.

In 1984, Mark Tildesley, a seven-year-old schoolboy, disappeared after leaving home to go to the fairground. His body has never been found. The case remains unsolved despite being featured heavily in the national press and on BBC TV's Crimewatch.[9]

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The formerly important industry of brick-making has given way to software development, light engineering and service industries,and the population has greatly increased.[citation needed]

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Wokingham is on the Emm Brook in the Loddon Valley in central Berkshire situated 33 miles (53.1 km) west of central London. It sits between the larger towns of Reading and Bracknell and was originally in a band of agricultural land on the western edge of Windsor Forest. The soil is a rich loam with a subsoil of sand and gravel.

During the Tudor period, Wokingham was well known as a producer of silk. Some of the houses involved in these cottage industries are still to be seen in Rose Street. The houses with the taller ground floors housed the looms. This can be seen from the position of the exterior beams of the houses. It is said that one of the original Mulberry bushes (favourite food of the silk worm), still remains in one of the gardens.

In 1723, the 'Black Act' was passed in Parliament to make it an offence to black one's face to commit criminal acts. It was named after an infamous band of ruffians, known as the 'Wokingham Blacks', who terrorised the local area until 29 of them were arrested after fighting a pitched battle with Grenadier Guards in Bracknell.

Northern Wokingham, centred on Ashridge, was, archaically, a detached part of Wiltshire. This area extended well into the town centre (and the area currently where the Dowlesgreen, Norreys and Bean Oak estates currently are situated) until transferred to Berkshire in 1844. The ancient parish was divided in 1894 into urban and rural civil parishes, Wokingham Without forming the latter.

of the UK population live below the poverty line

In the years 1643–44 Wokingham was regularly raided by both sides in the Civil War. These raids would involve the looting of livestock and trading goods, and over thirty buildings were burnt down, accounting for nearly 20% of buildings in the town at that time.[5] It was not until the early 18th century that Wokingham had fully recovered.

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Speedway racing was staged at California in Reading. Before then the track, known then as Longmoor was used as a training track.[citation needed] After the war the track featured in the Southern Area League in the 1950s. The team were known as the Poppies. The site of the stadium is now part of a nature reserve but a few remnants of the track remain.

Wokingham is served by four state secondary schools. The Emmbrook School is a mixed-sex comprehensive school, a Maths and Computing College, St Crispin's School is a mixed-sex comprehensive schools, which is a Maths and Computing Colleges. The Holt School, founded in 1931 in the Dower House of Beche's Manor, is a girls' school and a Language College and Science College. The Forest School is a boys' school and a Business and Enterprise College.

Wokingham railway station is at the junction of the Waterloo to Reading line with the North Downs Line. South West Trains manages the station and provides services along with First Great Western.[8]

Most local bus services are provided by Courtney Buses but the services from Wokingham to Reading and Bracknell are operated by Reading Buses after First Berkshire closed their Bracknell depot in the summer of 2015. There is also a football bus run on Reading FC match days by Stagecoach South to the Madjeski Stadium.

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This help includes the supply of food and, where appropriate help with heating and lighting. Families or individuals who need help in this way must register with one of the care agencies in the town, such as Citizens Advice Bureau, Transform Housing, numerous departments in Wokingham Borough Council and many others. They can then request a voucher that can be exchanged at the Foodbank for a food parcel or help with fuel.

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Wokingham means 'Wocca's people's home'.[4] Wocca was apparently a Saxon chieftain who would also have owned lands at Wokefield in Berkshire and Woking in Surrey. In Victorian times, the name became corrupted to Oakingham, and consequently the acorn with oak leaves is the town's heraldic charge, granted in the 19th century.