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A Question of Sport is a British sports quiz show created by Nick Hunter for the BBC.
A.F.C. Aldermaston is a football club based in Aldermaston, Berkshire, England.
The A340 is a major road in the south of England, portions of which are known as the Aldermaston Road, Tadley Hill, Basingstoke Road and Tidmarsh Road.
The A4 is a major road in England from Central London to Avonmouth via Heathrow Airport, Reading, Bath and Bristol.
Achard is a surname and was a given name in the Middle Ages As a surname, it may refer to.
Ahasuerus (Asouēros in the Septuagint; or Assuerus in the Vulgate; commonly transliterated Achashverosh; cf. 𐎧𐏁𐎹𐎠𐎼𐏁𐎠 Xšayārša; اخشورش Axšoreš; Xerxes) is a name used several times in the Hebrew Bible, as well as related legends and Apocrypha.
Alabaster is a mineral or rock that is soft, often used for carving, and is processed for plaster powder.
Alan Caiger-Smith MBE (born 1930) is a British studio potter and writer on pottery.
Alan Edward Moss (born 14 November 1930, Tottenham, Middlesex, England) is a former English cricketer, who played in nine Tests for England from 1954 to 1960.
Alder is the common name of a genus of flowering plants (Alnus) belonging to the birch family Betulaceae.
An alderman is a member of a municipal assembly or council in many jurisdictions founded upon English law.
The Aldermaston Brewery (later known as Strange's Brewery) was a brewery located near Aldermaston in Berkshire, UK.
Aldermaston Court is a country house and private park built in the Victorian era for Daniel Higford Davall Burr with incorporations from a Stuart house.
Aldermaston Gravel Pits is a 23.41 hectare (57.75 acre) Site of Special Scientific Interest in the civil parish of Aldermaston in the English county of Berkshire, notified in 1955.
Aldermaston Lock is a lock on the Kennet and Avon Canal, at Aldermaston Wharf in the English county of Berkshire.
The Aldermaston marches were anti-nuclear weapons demonstrations in the 1950s and 1960s, taking place on Easter weekend between the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston in Berkshire, England, and London, over a distance of fifty-two miles, or roughly 83 km.
Aldermaston Pottery was a pottery located in the Berkshire village of Aldermaston, England.
Aldermaston railway station is a railway station built to serve the village of Aldermaston in Berkshire, England.
Aldermaston Wharf is a small multi-parish settlement centred north-northwest of Aldermaston (where according to the Post Office the majority of the population taken at the 2011 Census was included) in West Berkshire, England.
Aldershot is a town in the Rushmoor district of Hampshire, England.
Alluvium (from the Latin alluvius, from alluere, "to wash against") is loose, unconsolidated (not cemented together into a solid rock) soil or sediments, which has been eroded, reshaped by water in some form, and redeposited in a non-marine setting.
An almshouse (also known as a poorhouse) is charitable housing provided to people in a particular community.
Amateur theatre, also known as amateur dramatics, is theatre performed by amateur actors and singers.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons.
Any Questions? is a topical debate radio programme in the United Kingdom that has been broadcast since 1948.
A butt is an archery shooting field, with mounds of earth used for the targets.
Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) was a British holding company formed in 1928 through the merger of the British Thomson-Houston Company (BTH) and Metropolitan-Vickers electrical engineering companies.
The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) is responsible for the design, manufacture and support of warheads for the United Kingdom's nuclear weapons.
Æthelred I (Old English: Æþelræd, sometimes rendered as Ethelred, "noble counsel"; – 871) was King of Wessex from 865 to 871.
In geology, the Bagshot Beds are a series of sands and clays of shallow-water origin, some being fresh-water, some marine.
A balancing lake (also "flood basin") is a term used in the U.K. describing an element of an urban drainage system used to control flooding by temporarily storing flood waters.
Banger racing is a tarmac or dirt track racing type of motorsport event popular in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands, and to a lesser extent elsewhere in Europe.
Basingstoke is the largest town in the modern county of Hampshire (Southampton and Portsmouth being cities.) It is situated in south central England, and lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon.
Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera; with their forelimbs adapted as wings, they are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.
The Battle of Englefield was a battle on 31 December 870 at Englefield, near Reading in what is now the English county of Berkshire.
In architecture, a bay is the space between architectural elements, or a recess or compartment.
The BBC Home Service was a British national radio station that broadcast from 1939 until 1967, when it became the current BBC Radio 4.
Berkshire (abbreviated Berks, in the 17th century sometimes spelled Barkeshire as it is pronounced) is a county in south east England, west of London and is one of the home counties.
The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT, pronounced) is a wildlife trust covering the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire in England.
A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.
Blue Circle Industries was a British public company manufacturing cement.
Blue Peter is a British children's television programme, currently shown live on the CBBC television channel.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
The Bracklesham Group (formerly Bracklesham Beds), in geology, is a series of clays and marls, with sandy and lignitic beds, in the middle Eocene of the Hampshire Basin and London Basin of England.
Bradfield is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England.
Brimpton is a mostly rural village and civil parish in West Berkshire, England.
Brimpton (Wasing Lower Farm) Airfield is an unlicensed single-runway civilian airfield in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 456,000.
A business park or office park is an area of land in which many office buildings are grouped together.
A buttress is an architectural structure built against or projecting from a wall which serves to support or reinforce the wall.
A bypass is a road or highway that avoids or "bypasses" a built-up area, town, or village, to let through traffic flow without interference from local traffic, to reduce congestion in the built-up area, and to improve road safety.
Calcot, or Calcot Row, is a suburb west of Reading in the English county of Berkshire.
Calleva Atrebatum ("Calleva of the Atrebates") was originally an Iron Age settlement, capital of the Atrebates tribe, and subsequently a town in the Roman province of Britannia.
The Calor Village of the Year comprised 4 annual competitions organised by gas provider Calor to identify the villages that best met the following criteria: "a well-balanced, pro-active, caring community which has made the best of local opportunities to maintain and enhance the quality of life for all residents".
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is an organisation that advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament by the United Kingdom, international nuclear disarmament and tighter international arms regulation through agreements such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
A candle auction, or auction by the candle, is a variation on the typical English auction that became popular in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Castanea sativa, or sweet chestnut, is a species of flowering plant in the family Fagaceae, native to Southern Europe and Asia Minor, and widely cultivated throughout the temperate world.
In church architecture, the chancel is the space around the altar, including the choir and the sanctuary (sometimes called the presbytery), at the liturgical east end of a traditional Christian church building.
Change ringing is the art of ringing a set of tuned bells in a controlled manner to produce variations in their striking sequences.
A chantry or obiit (Latin: "(s)he has departed"; may also refer to the mass or masses themselves) was a form of trust fund established during the pre-Reformation medieval era in England for the purpose of employing one or more priests to sing a stipulated number of masses for the benefit of the soul of a specified deceased person, usually the donor who had established the chantry in his will, during a stipulated period of time immediately following his death.
Charles Eamer Kempe (29 June 1837 – 29 April 1907) was a Victorian designer and manufacturer of stained glass.
Charles Edward Keyser FSA (10 September 1847 – 23 May 1929) was a British stockbroker and authority on English church architecture.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London.
A cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe (stone fruit).
A chimney is a structure that provides ventilation for hot flue gases or smoke from a boiler, stove, furnace or fireplace to the outside atmosphere.
Christopher Leonard Trace (21 March 1933 – 5 September 1992) was an English actor and television presenter, best remembered for his nine years as a presenter of the BBC children's programme Blue Peter.
A parish church in the Church of England is the church which acts as the religious centre for the people within the smallest and most basic Church of England administrative region, the parish – since the 19th century called the ecclesiastical parish (outside meetings of the church) to avoid confusion with the civil parish which many towns and villages have.
The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Aldermaston is the Church of England parish church of Aldermaston in Berkshire.
Cirencester (see below for more variations) is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London.
A civil defense siren (also known as an air-raid siren or tornado siren) is a siren used to provide emergency population warning of approaching danger and sometimes to indicate when the danger has passed.
In England, a civil parish is a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority.
Clay is a finely-grained natural rock or soil material that combines one or more clay minerals with possible traces of quartz (SiO2), metal oxides (Al2O3, MgO etc.) and organic matter.
The coaching inn (also coaching house or staging inn) was a vital part of Europe's inland transport infrastructure until the development of the railway, providing a resting point for people and horses.
Common Era or Current Era (CE) is one of the notation systems for the world's most widely used calendar era – an alternative to the Dionysian AD and BC system.
The common nightingale or simply nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), also known as rufous nightingale, is a small passerine bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song.
Compass Group Plc is a British multinational contract foodservice company headquartered in Chertsey, Surrey.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
A constable is a person holding a particular office, most commonly in criminal law enforcement.
A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op, or coop) is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise".
Corinium Dobunnorum was the Romano-British settlement at Cirencester in the present-day English county of Gloucestershire.
A Councillor is a member of a local government council.
The Court of Chancery was a court of equity in England and Wales that followed a set of loose rules to avoid the slow pace of change and possible harshness (or "inequity") of the common law.
Crataegus monogyna, known as common hawthorn or single-seeded hawthorn, is a species of hawthorn native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
A cricket bat is a specialised piece of equipment used by batsmen in the sport of cricket to hit the ball, typically consisting of a cane handle attached to a flat-fronted willow-wood blade.
The term cultivarCultivar has two denominations as explained in Formal definition.
The Danes were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting southern Scandinavia, including the area now comprising Denmark proper, during the Nordic Iron Age and the Viking Age.
Daniel Higford Davall Burr JP DL (24 March 1811 – 29 November 1885) was a British Member of Parliament and Justice of the Peace.
David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.
David Gibson (1 May 1936 – 7 June 2012) was an English cricketer who played for Surrey from 1957 to 1969.
David Shute is a British journalist, best known for his work at the BBC.
In law and government, de jure (lit) describes practices that are legally recognised, whether or not the practices exist in reality.
In the feudal system, the demesne was all the land which was retained by a lord of the manor for his own use and support, under his own management, as distinguished from land sub-enfeoffed by him to others as sub-tenants.
Demolition derby is a motorsport usually presented at county fairs and festivals.
A dispersed settlement, also known as a scattered settlement, is one of the main types of settlement patterns used by landscape historians to classify rural settlements found in England and other parts of the world.
Distillation is the process of separating the components or substances from a liquid mixture by selective boiling and condensation.
Domesday Book (or; Latin: Liber de Wintonia "Book of Winchester") is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror.
Domestic violence (also named domestic abuse or family violence) is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.
Duncan James Corrowr Grant (21 January 1885 – 8 May 1978) was a British painter and designer of textiles, pottery, theatre sets and costumes.
An ealdorman (from Old English ealdorman, lit. "elder man"; plural: "ealdormen") was a high-ranking royal official and prior magistrate of an Anglo-Saxon shire or group of shires from about the ninth century to the time of King Cnut.
Earl of Wessex is a title that has been created three times in British history, twice in the pre-Conquest Anglo-Saxon nobility of England and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The early 1990s recession describes the period of economic downturn affecting much of the Western world in the early 1990s.
Edward Doran Webb, (1864–1931) was a British ecclesiastical architect.
Edward I (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from 1272 to 1307.
The England cricket team represents England and Wales (and, until 1992, also Scotland) in international cricket.
Ermin Street or Ermin Way was a Roman road in Britain.
Esther, born Hadassah, is the eponymous heroine of the Book of Esther.
The Eurasian teal or common teal (Anas crecca) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in temperate Eurasia and migrates south in winter.
A fête, or fete, is an elaborate festival, party or celebration.
Sir Felix John Clewett Pole (1 February 1877 – 15 January 1956) was a British railway manager and industrialist.
A filling station is a facility that sells fuel and engine lubricants for motor vehicles.
A floodplain or flood plain is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river which stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls, and which experiences flooding during periods of high discharge.
Flour is a powder made by grinding raw grains or roots and used to make many different foods.
Frank Holmes Tyson (6 June 1930 – 27 September 2015) was an England cricketer of the 1950s, who also worked as a schoolmaster, journalist, cricket coach and cricket commentator after emigrating to Australia in 1960.
Fuller's Brewery (Fuller, Smith & Turner plc) is an independent, family-run regional brewery, founded in 1845 in Chiswick, West London, England.
Funerary art is any work of art forming, or placed in, a repository for the remains of the dead.
A gable is the generally triangular portion of a wall between the edges of intersecting roof pitches.
Established in 1847 Gales Brewery (George Gale & Co. Ltd) was an old brewery situated in Horndean, on the edge of Waterlooville, near Portsmouth in Hampshire, England.
Gaspard Dughet (15 June 1615 – 27 May 1675), also known as Gaspard Poussin, was a French painter born in Rome.
A general store (also known as general merchandise store, general dealer or village shop) is a rural or small town store that carries a general line of merchandise.
Geoffrey Eastop (16 January 1921 – 25 December 2014) was an English potter.
Gilding is any decorative technique for applying fine gold leaf or powder to solid surfaces such as wood, stone, or metal to give a thin coating of gold.
Glade Festival was an electronic dance music festival, founded by Nick Ladd and Ans Guise, which originally started out as Glastonbury Festival's Glade Stage, which was established by Luke Piper and Mark Parsons who also became founding partners in Glade Festival itself.
Glevum (or, more formally, Colonia Nervia Glevensium, or occasionally Glouvia) was a Roman fort in Roman Britain that became a "colonia" of retired legionaries in AD 97.
Gloucester is a city and district in Gloucestershire, England, of which it is the county town.
Godalming is a historic market town, civil parish and administrative centre of the Borough of Waverley in Surrey, England, SSW of Guildford.
Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1st Baronet (born Gottfried Kniller; 8 August 1646 – 19 October 1723), was the leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and was court painter to English and British monarchs from Charles II to George I. His major works include The Chinese Convert (1687; Royal Collection, London); a series of four portraits of Isaac Newton painted at various junctures of the latter's life; a series of ten reigning European monarchs, including King Louis XIV of France; over 40 "kit-cat portraits" of members of the Kit-Cat Club; and ten "beauties" of the court of William III, to match a similar series of ten beauties of the court of Charles II painted by his predecessor as court painter, Sir Peter Lely.
Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic or neo-Gothic) is an architectural movement that began in the late 1740s in England.
Graham Alan Gooch, (born 23 July 1953) is a former English first-class cricketer who captained Essex and England.
A gravel pit is an open-pit mine for the extraction of gravel.
First Greater Western Limited, trading as Great Western Railway (GWR), is a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup that operates the Greater Western railway franchise.
A greenhouse (also called a glasshouse) is a structure with walls and roof made mainly of transparent material, such as glass, in which plants requiring regulated climatic conditions are grown.
Grim's Ditch, Grim's Dyke (also Grimsdyke or Grimes Dike in derivative names) or Grim's Bank is a name shared by a number of prehistoric bank and ditch earthworks.
Guard rail, guardrails — or railings around properties and more generally outside of North America in some uses overlaps the industrial term "guide rail".
A guest house (also guesthouse) is a kind of lodging.
A hairdresser is a person whose occupation is to cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person's image.
Hampshire (abbreviated Hants) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom.
Hanson Australia is a premixed concrete, aggregates and precast company.
Harold Godwinson (– 14 October 1066), often called Harold II, was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.
Henry I (c. 1068 – 1 December 1135), also known as Henry Beauclerc, was King of England from 1100 to his death.
Henry IV (15 April 1367 – 20 March 1413), also known as Henry Bolingbroke, was King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1399 to 1413, and asserted the claim of his grandfather, Edward III, to the Kingdom of France.
In geometry, a heptagon is a seven-sided polygon or 7-gon.
Heritage Open Days (also known as HODS) are an annual celebration of England's architecture and culture that allows visitors free access to historical landmarks that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee to visitors, or that are always free to visitors and always open to the public.
The hide was an English unit of land measurement originally intended to represent the amount of land sufficient to support a household.
Hops are the flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant Humulus lupulus. They are used primarily as a flavouring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart bitter, zesty, or citric flavours; though they are also used for various purposes in other beverages and herbal medicine.
The house system is a traditional feature of schools in England, originating in England.
Huntley & Palmers is a British firm of biscuit makers originally based in Reading, Berkshire.
Husk (or hull) in botany is the outer shell or coating of a seed.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales is a substantial topographical dictionary first published between 1870 and 1872, edited by the Reverend John Marius Wilson.
The Inclosure Acts were a series of Acts of Parliament that empowered enclosure of open fields and common land in England and Wales, creating legal property rights to land that was previously held in common.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
The Jacobean era refers to the period in English and Scottish history that coincides with the reign of James VI of Scotland (1567–1625), who also inherited the crown of England in 1603 as James I. The Jacobean era succeeds the Elizabethan era and precedes the Caroline era, and is often used for the distinctive styles of Jacobean architecture, visual arts, decorative arts, and literature which characterized that period.
Johannes Eccard (1553–1611) was a German composer and kapellmeister.
The Kennet and Avon Canal is a waterway in southern England with an overall length of, made up of two lengths of navigable river linked by a canal.
Kingfishers or Alcedinidae are a family of small to medium-sized, brightly colored birds in the order Coraciiformes.
In association football, kit (also referred to as a strip or uniform) is the standard equipment and attire worn by players.
A Lady chapel or lady chapel is a traditional British term for a chapel dedicated to "Our Lady", the Blessed Virgin Mary, particularly those inside a cathedral or other large church.
A heavy goods vehicle (HGV), also large goods vehicle (LGV) or medium goods vehicle, is the European Union (EU) term for any truck with a gross combination mass (GCM) of over. Sub-category N2 is used for vehicles between and and N3 for all goods vehicles over as defined in Directive 2001/116/EC. The term medium goods vehicle is used within parts of the UK government to refer to goods vehicles of between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes which according to the EU are also "large goods vehicles". Commercial carrier vehicles of up to are referred to as Light commercial vehicles and come into category N1. Confusingly though, parts of the UK government refer to these as "light goods vehicles" (also abbreviated "LGV"), with the term LGV" appearing on tax discs for these smaller vehicles. Tax discs use the term "HGV" for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. HGVs must not exceed 40 tonnes laden weight or in length to cross boundaries in the EU, but longer and heavier vehicles (LHVs) known as Gigaliner, EuroCombi, EcoLiner, innovative commercial vehicle, mega-truck, etc., typically long and weighing up to 60 tonnes are used in some countries, and the implications of allowing them to cross borders was being considered.
A lifeboat is a small, rigid or inflatable boat carried for emergency evacuation in the event of a disaster aboard a ship.
A studio potter is one who is a modern artist or artisan, who either works alone or in a small group, producing unique items of pottery in small quantities, typically with all stages of manufacture carried out by themselves.
A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The London Clay Formation is a marine geological formation of Ypresian (early Eocene Epoch, c. 56–49 Ma) age which crops out in the southeast of England.
In British or Irish history, the lordship of a manor is a lordship emanating from the feudal system of manorialism.
Lord's Cricket Ground, commonly known simply as Lord's, is a cricket venue in St John's Wood, London.
The Lord-Lieutenant is the British monarch's personal representative in each county of the United Kingdom.
A louver (American English) or louvre (British English) is a window blind or shutter with horizontal slats that are angled to admit light and air, but to keep out rain and direct sunshine.
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrifeFlora of NW Europe) is a flowering plant belonging to the family Lythraceae.
The M4 is a motorway which runs between London and South Wales in the United Kingdom.
The malting process converts raw grain into malt.
A manor house was historically the main residence of the lord of the manor.
Mary was a 1st-century BC Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, and the mother of Jesus, according to the New Testament and the Quran.
A maypole is a tall wooden pole erected as a part of various European folk festivals, around which a maypole dance often takes place.
Mentha aquatica (water mint; syn. Mentha hirsuta Huds.Euro+Med Plantbase Project) is a perennial flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae.
MERLIN reactor was a 10MWt pool-type research reactor at Aldermaston Court, Aldermaston, Berkshire, England which operated from 6 November 1959 until 1962.
Michael Praetorius (probably 15 February 1571 – 15 February 1621) was a German composer, organist, and music theorist.
The middle class is a class of people in the middle of a social hierarchy.
Midgham is a village and civil parish occupying slopes and the alluvial plain on the north side of the Kennet.
A mobile home (also trailer, trailer home, house trailer, static caravan, residential caravan) is a prefabricated structure, built in a factory on a permanently attached chassis before being transported to site (either by being towed or on a trailer).
Motor oil, engine oil, or engine lubricant is any of various substances comprising base oils enhanced with additives, particularly antiwear additive plus detergents, dispersants and, for multi-grade oils viscosity index improvers.
National Rail (NR) in the United Kingdom is the trading name licensed for use by the Rail Delivery Group, an unincorporated association whose membership consists of the passenger train operating companies (TOCs) of England, Scotland, and Wales.
The nave is the central aisle of a basilica church, or the main body of a church (whether aisled or not) between its rear wall and the far end of its intersection with the transept at the chancel.
Newbury is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Richard Benyon, a Conservative.
Newbury is a market town in Berkshire, England, which is the administrative headquarters of West Berkshire.
The term Norman architecture is used to categorise styles of Romanesque architecture developed by the Normans in the various lands under their dominion or influence in the 11th and 12th centuries.
The Norman conquest of England (in Britain, often called the Norman Conquest or the Conquest) was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, Flemish and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later styled William the Conqueror.
The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) (also known as the Chalkenwolds) is located in the English counties of West Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.
The northern shoveler (Spatula clypeata), known simply in Britain as the shoveler, is a common and widespread duck.
In October 1952, the United Kingdom (UK) became the third country to independently develop and test nuclear weapons.
Nunney Castle is a medieval castle at Nunney in the English county of Somerset.
An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus (Latin "oak tree") of the beech family, Fagaceae.
Off-roading is the activity of driving or riding a vehicle on unsurfaced roads or tracks, made of materials such as sand, gravel, riverbeds, mud, snow, rocks, and other natural terrain.
An ogee is a curve (often used in moulding), shaped somewhat like an S, consisting of two arcs that curve in opposite senses, so that the ends are parallel.
Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.
An organ stop (or just stop) is a component of a pipe organ that admits pressurized air (known as wind) to a set of organ pipes.
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 188114 February 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humourists of the 20th century.
Padworth is a lightly populated locality and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire, the nearest town to which is Tadley.
Padworth College is an friendly, co-educational senior school at Padworth, between Burghfield Common and Tadley in the English county of Berkshire.
Paices Wood Country Parkland is a country park on the edge of the village of Aldermaston in Berkshire, England.
Pangbourne is a large village and civil parish on the River Thames in the English county of Berkshire.
Donald Robert Paul Roche (26 September 1916 – 30 October 2007) was a British poet, novelist, and professor of English, a critically acclaimed translator of Greek and Latin classics, notably the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Sappho, and Plautus.
Penguin Books is a British publishing house.
The pre-decimal penny (1d) was a coin worth of a pound sterling.
Permeable paving is a method of paving vehicle and pedestrian pathways that allows for infiltration of fluids.
Peter James Loader (25 October 1929 – 15 March 2011) was an English cricketer and umpire, who played thirteen Test matches for England.
The Pevsner Architectural Guides are a series of guide books to the architecture of Great Britain and Ireland.
Phragmites is a genus of four species of large perennial grasses found in wetlands throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world.
Planning permission or developmental approval refers to the approval needed for construction or expansion (including significant renovation) in some jurisdictions.
Plum Pie is a collection of nine short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 22 September 1966 by Barrie & Jenkins (under the Herbert Jenkins imprint), and in the United States on 1 December 1967 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York.
The points of the compass mark the divisions on a compass, which is primarily divided into four points: north, south, east, and west.
A poor law union was a geographical territory, and early local government unit, in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In biology or human geography, population growth is the increase in the number of individuals in a population.
Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between.
Portland House is an office building in Aldermaston, Berkshire, UK.
In archaeology a posthole or post-hole is a cut feature used to hold a surface timber or stone.
A primary school (or elementary school in American English and often in Canadian English) is a school in which children receive primary or elementary education from the age of about seven to twelve, coming after preschool, infant school and before secondary school.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of the United Kingdom government.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, (Richard Alexander Walter George; born 26 August 1944) is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary.
Private schools, also known to many as independent schools, non-governmental, privately funded, or non-state schools, are not administered by local, state or national governments.
A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, which traditionally include beer (such as ale) and cider.
Pulpit is a raised stand for preachers in a Christian church.
Pyrus communis, known as the European pear or common pear, is a species of pear native to central and eastern Europe and southwest Asia.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
Radiocarbon dating (also referred to as carbon dating or carbon-14 dating) is a method for determining the age of an object containing organic material by using the properties of radiocarbon, a radioactive isotope of carbon.
Royal Air Force Aldermaston or more simply RAF Aldermaston is a former Royal Air Force station located east of Newbury, Berkshire and southwest of Reading, Berkshire, England.
Reading is a large, historically important minster town in Berkshire, England, of which it is the county town.
Reed is a common name for several tall, grass-like plants of wetlands.
Restricted airspace is an area (volume) of airspace typically used by the military in which the local controlling authorities have determined that air traffic must be restricted (if not continually prohibited) for safety or security concerns.
Richard Henry Ronald Benyon (born 21 October 1960) is a British Conservative Party politician.
The River Avon is an English river in the south west of the country.
The River Enborne is a river that rises near the villages of Inkpen and West Woodhay, to the West of Newbury, Berkshire and flows into the River Kennet.
The Kennet is a river in the south of England, and a tributary of the River Thames.
Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force, or by putting the victim in fear.
Roman roads (Latin: viae Romanae; singular: via Romana meaning "Roman way") were physical infrastructure vital to the maintenance and development of the Roman state, and were built from about 300 BC through the expansion and consolidation of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.
The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is a statutory fire and rescue service covering the area of the ceremonial county of Berkshire in England.
Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is a British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.
Saint Nicholas (Ἅγιος Νικόλαος,, Sanctus Nicolaus; 15 March 270 – 6 December 343), also called Nikolaos of Myra or Nicholas of Bari, was Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor (modern-day Demre, Turkey), and is a historic Christian saint.
Sanitary districts were established in England and Wales in 1875 and in Ireland in 1878.
Signage is the design or use of signs and symbols to communicate a message to a specific group, usually for the purpose of marketing or a kind of advocacy.
Silchester is a village and civil parish about north of Basingstoke in Hampshire.
Silver-gilt or gilded/gilt silver, sometimes known in American English by the French term vermeil, is silver (either pure or sterling) which has been gilded with gold.
H & G Simonds Ltd was a brewery founded in Reading, Berkshire, England in 1785 by William Blackall Simonds.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Malcolm Mount of Wasing Place, 2nd Baronet TD (28 December 1904 – 22 June 1993) was a British Army officer, High Sheriff of Berkshire and grandfather to David Cameron, former UK Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party.
A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Great Britain or an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) in the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man.
A smallholding is a small farm.
Software development is the process of conceiving, specifying, designing, programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications, frameworks, or other software components.
The Solomonic column, also called Barley-sugar column, is a helical column, characterized by a spiraling twisting shaft like a corkscrew.
Somerset (or archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.
Sparsholt is a village and civil parish about west of the market town of Wantage in the Vale of White Horse.
The term stained glass can refer to coloured glass as a material or to works created from it.
State schools (also known as public schools outside England and Wales)In England and Wales, some independent schools for 13- to 18-year-olds are known as 'public schools'.
A steeple, in architecture, is a tall tower on a building, topped by a spire and often incorporating a belfry and other components.
A stockbroker is a regulated professional individual, usually associated with a brokerage firm or broker-dealer, who buys and sells stocks and other securities for both retail and institutional clients through a stock exchange or over the counter in return for a fee or commission.
Walter Stuart Surridge (3 September 1917 – 13 April 1992) was a first-class cricketer who played for Surrey.
The Swing Riots were a widespread uprising in 1830 by agricultural workers in southern and eastern England, in protest of agricultural mechanisation and other harsh conditions.
Tadley is a town and civil parish in the English county of Hampshire.
Tallow is a rendered form of beef or mutton fat, and is primarily made up of triglycerides.
Taxus baccata is a conifer native to western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, northern Iran and southwest Asia.
A teahouse is an establishment which primarily serves tea and other light refreshments.
A telephone booth, telephone kiosk, telephone call box, telephone box or public call box is a small structure furnished with a payphone and designed for a telephone user's convenience.
Sir Michael Terence Wogan (3 August 1938 – 31 January 2016), better known as Terry Wogan, was an Irish radio and television broadcaster who worked for the BBC in the UK for most of his career.
Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket and is considered its highest standard.
The Thames Basin Heaths are a natural region in southern England in the counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey.
Thames Valley Police, formerly known as Thames Valley Constabulary, is the territorial police force responsible for policing the Thames Valley area covered by the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
AA plc (The AA, originally The Automobile Association) is a British motoring association founded in 1905, which currently provides car insurance, driving lessons, breakdown cover, loans, motoring advice, road maps and other services.
The Illustrated London News appeared first on Saturday 14 May 1842, as the world's first illustrated weekly news magazine.
Thomas Edward Allibone, CBE, FRS (11 November 1903 – 9 September 2003) was an English physicist, his work included important research into particle physics, X-rays, high voltage equipment, and electron microscopes.
Sir Thomas More (7 February 14786 July 1535), venerated in the Catholic Church as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist.
A tide dial, also known as a mass or scratch dial, is a sundial marked with the canonical hours rather than or in addition to the standard hours of daylight.
Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees, or bushes, native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere.
Tin-glazed pottery is earthenware covered in glaze containing tin oxide which is white, shiny and opaque (see tin-glazing for the chemistry); usually this provides a background for brightly painted decoration.
Tintoretto (born Jacopo Comin, late September or early October, 1518 – May 31, 1594) was an Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Venetian school.
A tomb (from τύμβος tumbos) is a repository for the remains of the dead.
The Trident missile is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) equipped with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRV).
Turnham Green is a public park situated on Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London.
Typha latifolia (broadleaf cattail, bulrush, common bulrush, common cattail, cat-o'-nine-tails, great reedmace, cooper's reed, cumbungi) is a perennial herbaceous plant in the genus Typha.
Unitary authorities of England are local authorities that are responsible for the provision of all local government services within a district.
A nationwide census, known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday, 29 April 2001.
A census of the population of the United Kingdom is taken every ten years.
The University Church of St Mary the Virgin (St Mary's or SMV for short) is an Oxford church situated on the north side of the High Street.
The upper class in modern societies is the social class composed of people who hold the highest social status, and usuall are also the wealthiest members of society, and also wield the greatest political power.
Vacuum is space devoid of matter.
A village green is a common open area within a village or other settlement.
A violent crime or crime of violence is a crime in which an offender or perpetrator uses or threatens to use force upon a victim.
Vivienne Isabel Westwood (née Swire; born 8 April 1941) is a British fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.
Waldorf education, also known as Steiner education, is based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Anthroposophy.
Wallingford is an ancient market town and civil parish in the upper Thames Valley in England.
Walter Jakob Wolfgang (born 23 June 1923) is a German-born British socialist and peace activist.
Various Passeriformes (perching birds) are commonly referred to as warblers.
The wards and electoral divisions in the United Kingdom are electoral districts at sub-national level represented by one or more councillors.
Wasing is an agricultural and woodland hamlet and parish in West Berkshire, England owned almost wholly by one family.
The water rail (Rallus aquaticus) is a bird of the rail family which breeds in well-vegetated wetlands across Europe, Asia and North Africa.
A weather vane, wind vane, or weathercock is an instrument for showing the direction of the wind.
West Berkshire is a local government district in the ceremonial county of Royal Berkshire, England, with its westernmost point located almost equidistantly between Bristol and London.
West Berkshire Council is the local authority of West Berkshire in Berkshire, England.
West's Meadow is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) based in Berkshire in Aldermaston.
Whitbread PLC is a British multinational hotel, coffee shop and restaurant company headquartered in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.
White people is a racial classification specifier, used mostly for people of European descent; depending on context, nationality, and point of view, the term has at times been expanded to encompass certain persons of North African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian descent, persons who are often considered non-white in other contexts.
William Byrd (birth date variously given as c.1539/40 or 1543 – 4 July 1623), was an English composer of the Renaissance.
William Congreve (24 January 1670 – 19 January 1729) was an English playwright and poet of the Restoration period.
William II (Old Norman: Williame; – 2 August 1100), the third son of William the Conqueror, was King of England from 1087 until 1100, with powers over Normandy, and influence in Scotland.
William I (c. 1028Bates William the Conqueror p. 33 – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087.
The Williams' bon chrétien pear, commonly called the Williams pear or the Bartlett pear in the United States and Canada, is the most commonly grown variety of pear in most countries outside Asia.
Willows, also called sallows, and osiers, form the genus Salix, around 400 speciesMabberley, D.J. 1997.
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England.
The Women's Land Army (WLA) was a British civilian organisation created during the First and Second World Wars so women could work in agriculture, replacing men called up to the military.
Woolhampton is a village and civil parish in West Berkshire, England.
The working class (also labouring class) are the people employed for wages, especially in manual-labour occupations and industrial work.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The XIX Tactical Air Command (XIX TAC) is an inactive United States Air Force unit.
The York Mystery Plays, more properly the York Corpus Christi Plays, are a Middle English cycle of 48 mystery plays or pageants covering sacred history from the creation to the Last Judgment.