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Talk: Raleigh-ing to the Cause *CANCELLED*

12 December 19:00

*Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this talk has been cancelled*

This talk by Tony Hadland traces the use of the bicycle for military purposes, starting as early as 1817. The story takes us many places, including the USA, Europe and Vietnam, and spans more than 140 years. Along the way, we see how Raleigh became a massive maker of munitions in both world wars, bringing huge financial rewards to captains of industry and revolutionising the lives of the many women who worked as machinists on the shop floor. Tony Hadland is a local historian, co-author of MIT Press’s Bicycle Design: an illustrated history, and consultant for the BBC4 film Peddling Dreams.


Venue: West Berkshire Museum
Wednesday 12 December 2018 |  7pm – 8pm

Tickets £5 available from West Berkshire Museum and online.  All seating is unreserved.




The Corn Exchange (Newbury) provide box office services, including online booking, for selected events. Where online booking is available you will be directed to a booking page hosted by The Corn Exchange. Online bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee per ticket.

The bookings page is universal to the Corn Exchange website, please note that the information regarding wheelchair seats and group discounts do not apply to West Berkshire Heritage event.


Bookings made in person, or by telephone  at Shaw House, West Berkshire Museum or the Corn Exchange Box Office will be processed free of charge.

Please note, a £1 booking fee will be applied to tickets purchased from the Corn Exchange by telephone and online.  Fees for telephone purchases are capped at £6, online purchases are not capped.  To see the full terms and conditions visit https://www.westberkshireheritage.org/tcs