A great day for those who might one day like to learn more about H&G Simonds Ltd!
8 large filing boxes of Simonds Family archives, all duly sorted & cataloged, were delivered to The Berkshire Records Office, where they will be cataloged to their standards and made available to the public for future research. My thanks to the team there for taking this on!
The vast majority have already been scanned and loaded to this site – some 150,000 pages!
I am delighted to announce that our library of Hop Leaf Gazettes & Staff Newsletters from 1926-1964 has just been posted in fully searchable format! A unique record of the Social History of Reading. 1st section HERE
Our family suffered many casualties of various wars, but on this special day I would like to honour 2 sets of brothers. CLICK HERE to see their stories and that of others who died as a result of those wars:
This beautiful manuscript ‘Family Tree’ was produced in 1926 by the Royal College of Heralds! HERE:
Chris Gould sent me this lovely image! We did extensive repairs to the image and he used a microscope to decipher the words ‘Southern Railway’ on the sign. So we now know it is a delivery to the Bonded stores at Reading Station. Thanks to the ‘sleuths’ out there!
I was interviewed on Brewery History this morning by Kirsten Walker just after the 10.00 am news. To listen, click HERE and go to 07.30 for the 1st session.
I have just received this lovely post card, printed in Dover. Can anybody please date it or identify any images?
I was honoured to be invited to speak about ‘The Simonds Family of Reading’ and their connections to Basingstoke. The presentation is below.read more…