Workshop: Reading Old Handwriting

22 September 10:15

*Please note, this workshop has been cancelled. However, the same session is running at the Berkshire Record Office on Monday 25 Sept. For more information please visit

Always wanted to know how to read old handwriting?  Senior Archivist, Ivonne Turnbull from Berkshire Record Office will give you an introduction to reading handwriting from the past, with practical tips to reading documents written in English c.1500 to 1700.

Refreshments will be included.  Please bring your own lunch, plus paper and pencils.  Delegates will take copies of documents and the presentation pack for further study.

West Berkshire Museum
Friday 22nd September 2017, 10.15am – 2.45pm, £25

To book a place on these workshops please call the museum 01635 519562 or email

About the tutor:
Ivonne Turnbull, Senior Archivist, Berkshire Record Office

About the Berkshire Record Office:
The Berkshire Record Office is the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire. They look after nearly nine hundred years of the County’s history.

Other workshops hosted by the Berkshire Record Office include:
6th November 2017 – Preserving Family Memorabilia , 12pm – 4pm at Shaw House with Sue Hourigan
5th February 2018 – Picture & Photograph Mounting, 12pm – 4pm at Shaw House with Sue Hourigan

Cancellation policy: Workshops are non-refundable, however, you can transfer your booking onto any other session at either Shaw House or West Berkshire Museum and pay any higher price difference. Please contact reception directly, not the course leader, in order to transfer your booking; Shaw House 01635 279279, Museum 01635 519562.