West Berkshire
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Bracknell Forest
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Category: Environment (330)

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Countries: United Kingdom (85%), (5%), United States (3%)

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Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall - He was made High Sheriff of Berkshire at the age of only eight, was styled Count of Poitou from 1225 and in the same year, at the age of sixteen, his brother King Henry III gave him Cornwall as a birthday present, making him High Sheriff of Cornwall


William Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury - Early in 1344 he was back in England, where he took part in a great tournament at Windsor, Berkshire


Mary of York - Mary died at Greenwich on 23 May 1482, and was buried in St George's Chapel at Windsor, Berkshire Castle


William Hyde (high sheriff) - William was the High Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxfordshire in 1551


William Hyde (high sheriff) - He was a Member of Parliament for Berkshire in 1553, 1554 and 1555


Amy Robsart - From December 1559 Amy Dudley lived at Cumnor Place, near Abingdon in Berkshire


William Knollys, 1st Earl of Banbury - In 1596 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, a position he held until his death


Richard Lovelace, 1st Baron Lovelace - He was summoned as Member of Parliament for Berkshire in 1601


Richard Lovelace, 1st Baron Lovelace - He was appointed High Sheriff of Berkshire in 1610


Richard Lovelace, 1st Baron Lovelace - In 1621 he was elected MP for Berkshire again


English Civil War - Newbury was the site of two English Civil War battles: the First Battle of Newbury in 1643 and the Second Battle of Newbury in 1644 add something


Another Battle of Reading took place on 9 December 1688 add something


Charles Fane, 1st Viscount Fane - Fane was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Berkshire, 21 September 1715


Charles Fane, 1st Viscount Fane - In the 1720s and 30s she built the sometime renowned Grotto at the Fane's "New House" by the Thames at Lower Basildon, but in the parish of Streatley in Berkshire


Charles Fane, 1st Viscount Fane - He stood unsuccessfully for Berkshire in the election of 30 August 1727


Richard Mead - Mead's country estate was at Old Windsor in Berkshire, but he died at his house in Bloomsbury in 1754


Robert Vansittart (jurist) - He held a number of minor judicial appointments, including that of recorder of Maidenhead in 1758 and Newbury, Berkshire in 1764, before being appointed Regius Professor of civil law at Oxford in 1767, a chair he held until his death


John Walsh (scientist) - He purchased the large estate of Warfield Park, near Bracknell in Berkshire, and became MP for Worcester form 1761 to 1780


William Scott, 1st Baron Stowell - First, in 1781, to Anna Maria, eldest daughter and heiress of John Bagnall of Erleigh Court, near Reading, in Berkshire, where the two later resided


William Herschel - In June 1785, owing to damp conditions, he and Caroline moved to Clay Hall in Old Windsor, Berkshire.


William Herschel - In 1786, the Herschels moved to a new residence on Windsor, Berkshire Road in Slough.


Thomas Williams of Llanidan - In 1788, Williams purchased the Temple Mills at Bisham in Berkshire


Morris Ximenes - He was knighted in 1806 and appointed high sheriff of both the counties of Kent and of Berkshire


Martin Routh - In 1810, he was presented with the valuable living of Tilehurst in Berkshire, where, it is recorded, he liked to spend his holidays when not in Oxford


Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom - However, in 1812, Princess Elizabeth purchased The Priory at Old Windsor in Berkshire as her private residence


Sir Albemarle Bertie, 1st Baronet - Despite these controversies, Bertie was rewarded for his service with a baronetcy and the Order of the Bath, retiring in 1813 to his country estate at Donnington, Berkshire


William Herschel - On 25 August 1822, Herschel died at Observatory House, Windsor, Berkshire Road, Slough, and is buried at nearby St Laurence's Church, Upton.


William Herschel - On 25 August 1822, Herschel died at Observatory House, Windsor, Berkshire Road, Slough, and is buried at nearby St Laurence's Church, Upton


Richard Lynch Cotton - Cotton was Vicar of Denchworth, north of Wantage in Berkshire, from 1823 to 1838


In 1831, there were 146,234 people living in Berkshire; by 1901 the population had risen to 252,571 add something


Thomas Rupert Jones - In 1835 he was apprenticed to a surgeon at Taunton, and he completed his apprenticeship in 1842 at Newbury, Berkshire in Berkshire


Thomas Dundas (Royal Navy officer) - He died in Reading, Berkshire on 29 March 1841


Edward Tatham - She died on 24 August 1847, having founded at Lincoln College, in her husband's memory, a scholarship of the annual value of fifty guineas, limited in the first instance to candidates born or educated in Berkshire


Henry Roberts (architect) - Another estate of model dwellings built by Roberts in 1852 survives today in Windsor, Berkshire, Berkshire


Robert Loyd-Lindsay, 1st Baron Wantage - Having been initiated as a freemason, passed and raised in Malta en route to the Crimea in 1854, he became Provincial Grand Master of Berkshire from 1898 until his death in 1901


Thomas Duffield - Duffield died in Wallingford in Berkshire , at the age of 61, on 15 March 1854


James Fraser (bishop) - In 1858, he served on the Royal Commission on education and in 1860 became rector of Ufton Nervet, Berkshire, soon establishing a reputation as an able church manager


Sir William Gull, 1st Baronet - "'Cameron Gull"' was born about 1858 in Buckhold, Pangbourne, Berkshire and died in infancy


Robert Loyd-Lindsay, 1st Baron Wantage - Financial Secretary to the War Office - Lindsay sat as Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Berkshire from 1865 until 1885 and served under Lord Beaconsfield as Financial Secretary to the War Office between 1877 and 1880


Reading became the new county town in 1867, taking over from Abingdon, which remained in the county add something


Albert Relf - "'Albert Edward Relf"', born at Burwash, East Sussex on 26 June 1874, and died at Wellington College, Berkshire on 26 March 1937, was a cricketer who played for Sussex and England


Edward Vernon Harcourt - Harcourt was a J.P. for Berkshire and Sussex, and a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for Oxfordshire and High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1875


Len Braund - "'Leonard Charles Braund"', born 18 October 1875, at Clewer, Berkshire, and died 23 December 1955, Putney Common, London , was a cricketer who played for Surrey, Somerset and England


Henry Benyon - At home, he served as Deputy Lieutenant of Berkshire from 8 December 1884 to 15 June 1959, High Sheriff in 1925 and was the lord Lieutenant from 28 March 1945 until his death in 1959


Robert Loyd-Lindsay, 1st Baron Wantage - In 1885 he was elevated to the peerage as "'Baron Wantage"', of Lockinge in the County of Berkshire


Robert Loyd-Lindsay, 1st Baron Wantage - He served as Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire from 1886 until his death


Under the Local Government Act 1888, Berkshire County Council took over functions of the Berkshire Quarter Sessions, covering the administrative county of Berkshire, which excluded the county borough of Reading add something


Berkshire County Council was the main local government of most areas from 1889 to 1998 and was based in Reading, the county town which had its own County Borough administration add something


James Herbert Benyon - He trained as a barrister and became High Sheriff of Dorset in 1892 and Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire in 1901, a post he held until his death


Morell Mackenzie - After this sensational episode in his career, the remainder of Sir Morell Mackenzie's life was uneventful, and he died somewhat suddenly in London , on February 3, 1892 and was buried in the churchyard at Wargrave in Berkshire where he had a house in the country


James Herbert Benyon - In 1897, he took the name of Benyon upon inheriting his uncle's estate at Englefield in Berkshire


Edward Wilkins Waite - They lived at Peaslake and Abinger Hammer, in Surrey before moving to Woolhampton in Berkshire, in 1910


Anne Anderson - She married the artist Alan Wright in June 1912 at Burghfield Common Parish Church in Berkshire, where they would subsequently settle


Norman H. Joy - In addition to his work on Coleoptera, Joy discovered the Brown Ant "Lasius brunneus" at Theale in Berkshire on 21 January 1923


Robert Watson-Watt - In 1924 when the War Department gave notice that they wished to re-occupy their Aldershot site, he moved to Ditton Park near Slough in Berkshire


Arthur Loyd - He later served as Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire from 1935 until his death in Stepney in 1944


John Betjeman - The couple lived in Berkshire and had a son, Paul, in 1937


Ralph Henry Carless Davis - Also in this period he became interested in masons' marks and visited many Berkshire and Oxfordshire churches; this led to a paper in the Oxfordshire Archaeological Society's journal for 1938, and culminated in 1954 in the publication of his catalogue of masons' marks


Freddie Cox - Born in Reading, Berkshire, Cox signed as an 18-year-old for Tottenham Hotspur in 1938


A. H. Armstrong - In 1943, he became a classical sixth form master at Beaumont College, Old Windsor, Berkshire, England


Thomas Ralph Merton - In 1947 Merton bought Stubbings House, at Maidenhead Thicket, Berkshire


William Penney, Baron Penney - It was realized that a single site was required, and in April 1950 an abandoned World War II airfield, RAF Aldermaston in Berkshire was selected as the permanent home for the British nuclear weapons programme


Edward Spears - Spears was created a baronet, of Warfield, Berkshire, on 30 June 1953


Gerald Smithson - He married Anne Salter at St Peter's Church, Earley, Berkshire, in 1954


Anthony Howard (journalist) - He was educated at Purton Stoke School at Kintbury in Berkshire, Highgate School, Westminster and at Christ Church, Oxford where, in 1954, he was chairman of the Oxford University Labour Club and, the following year, President of the Oxford Union


David Owen - After schooling at Mount House School, Tavistock, Devon, and Bradfield College, Berkshire, he was admitted to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in 1956 to study medicine


Michael Hordern - In 1956 he had bought a house near Newbury, Berkshire in Berkshire, where he spent his final years close to the River Lambourn on which he had enjoyed fishing for so long, where dramatist Tom Stoppard "shared a rod" with him, as Stoppard once put it


It was recognised by the Queen as the "'Royal County of Berkshire"' in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974 add something


John Smith (Conservative politician) - However, he resided at Shottesbrooke Park, near Maidenhead in Berkshire, the ancient home of the Vansittart family which he inherited from his father's second cousin in 1962


Graham Roope - After spending five years developing his cricketing talent at St John's School in Porthcawl, he was educated at Bradfield College in Berkshire, and played for Public Schools against Combined Services at Lord's in 1963 and 1964


Graham Roope - He played Minor Counties cricket for Berkshire in 1963, before making his county cricket debut for Surrey in 1964


Graham Roope - He played for Surrey, Berkshire and Griqualand West in a career spanning 1964 to 1988


Anthony Hurd, Baron Hurd - On 24 August 1964 he was created a Life Peer as "'Baron Hurd"', of Newbury in the Royal County of Berkshire which entitled him to a seat in the House of Lords


Charles R. Alcock - Born in in Windsor, Berkshire, Berkshire, England, Alcock attended Westlake Boys High School in the North Shore of Auckland from 1965-1968


Israel Sieff, Baron Sieff - In 1966 he was made a life peer as Baron Sieff, of Brimpton in the Royal County of Berkshire


Neil Hamilton Fairley - Fairley's declining health prompted him to leave London and move to The Grove, Sonning, Berkshire, where he died on 19 April 1966, and was buried in the graveyard of St Andrew's Church, Sonning


Barry Davies - Davies lives in Datchet in Berkshire, England, with his wife, Penny, a former British Airways stewardess, to whom he has been married since 1968


Maxwell Knight - He died in Midgham, Berkshire from heart failure in 1968


Waitrose has operated from the town since the 1970s add something


Tony Mason (RAF officer) - He attended the United States Air Forces's Air War College located in Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama , Alabama in 1971 and the RAF's Staff College in Bracknell, Berkshire in 1972


All the changes mentioned, apart from the change to Caversham, took place in 1974 add something


Edward Spears - He died on 27 January 1974 at the age of 87 at the Heatherwood Hospital at Ascot, Berkshire


On 1 April 1974, Berkshire's boundaries changed under the Local Government Act 1972 add something


John Smith (Conservative politician) - He served as High Steward of Maidenhead, and as Lord-Lieutenant of Berkshire from 1975 to 1978


John Tasker (cricketer) - Tasker died, aged 88, in August 1975 at Greenham Common, Berkshire, England


Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin broke up in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham at Page's home, The Old Mill House at Clewer in Berkshire


Martin Rushent - They separated in the 1980s, and Rushent later married Ceri Davis, with whom he had a daughter named Amy. Rushent lived with Ceri and Amy in the Berkshire village of Upper Basildon


Po Shun Leong - He was educated in the United Kingdom, first at the Quaker Leighton Park School in Berkshire, and at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, in London , and has resided in Southern California since 1981


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge - Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on 9 January 1982 and christened at St Andrew's Bradfield, Berkshire, on 20 June 1982


Sean Bean - He made his professional acting début in 1983 at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, Berkshire, Berkshire as Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet"


Graham Roope - He played again for Berkshire from 1983 to 1988, after retiring from Surrey


David Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon - Stoddart was raised to the peerage as a life peer in 1983 as "'Baron Stoddart of Swindon"', of Reading in the Royal County of Berkshire


Alan Barber - Barber died, aged 79, in Ludgrove, Wokingham, Berkshire, England, in March 1985


Robert Goff, Baron Goff of Chieveley - Prior to being created a Law lord and receiving a life peerage as "'Baron Goff of Chieveley"' in the County of Berkshire in 1986, Lord Goff studied at Eton College and at New College, Oxford


Kate Winslet - Winslet began studying drama at the age of 11 at the Redroofs Theatre School, a co-educational independent school in Maidenhead, Berkshire, where she was head girl.


Dean Horrix - Horrix was sold to Bristol City in March 1990, but died the following week in a car crash in Berkshire


Shreela Flather, Baroness Flather - She became a life peer for the Conservative party in 11 June 1990 as "'Baroness Flather"', of Windsor and Maidenhead in the Royal County of Berkshire


Kate Humble - They first met when she was aged 16, married in Newbury, Berkshire, Berkshire, in 1992, when she was 23, and have recently moved from Chiswick, West London to the Wye Valley, where they have wanted to live for 'a very long time'


Keith Bosley - Bosley retired from the BBC in 1993 and lives in Berkshire


David Woozley - Woozley was born near Bracknell in Berkshire and began his career as a trainee with Crystal Palace, turning professional in August 1997


Since 1998, Berkshire has been governed by the six unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham add something


On 1 April 1998 Berkshire County Council was abolished under a recommendation of the Banham Commission, and the districts became unitary authorities add something


It abandoned National Hunt jump racing in December 1998, switching entirely to flat racing add something


Slough Jets have been in the EPIHL since 1999 add something


Frank Bough - Bough had a liver transplant in 2001 after cancer was found, and now lives in retirement in Holyport, Berkshire


Before moving to their £129 million headquarters in the outskirts of the town in 2002, Vodafone used 64 buildings spread across the town centre add something


According to 2003 estimates there were 803,657 people in Berkshire, or 636 people/km² add something


Stuart Beavon (footballer born 1984) - Born in Reading, Berkshire, Beavon started his career at Ipswich Town before playing Hellenic League football for Ardley United as a 16 year old when he was transferred to Combined Counties side Wallingford in 2004


Eileen Nolan - Eileen Nolan died on 29 December 2005, aged 85 at Crowthorne, Berkshire, although her death was not announced until February 2006


In May 2006 Vodafone ended its sponsorship of the club, following which the club collapsed add something


Slough Jets play in the English Premier League winning the title in 2007 add something


Dulux paints are still manufactured in Slough by AkzoNobel, which bought Imperial Chemical Industries in 2008 add something


John Altman (actor) - In 2008, Altman played the part of King Rat in Dick Whittington, a pantomime featured at the Hexagon venue in Reading, Berkshire


Dave Kitson - On 9 January 2008, Kitson was stopped by police whilst driving late at night near his home in Shinfield, Berkshire, and was charged with failing to provide a breath sample


Basil Kelly - Sir Basil Kelly died at his home in Berkshire on 5 December 2008 after a short illness


Jamie Vincent - He signed a new contract with Walsall in June 2010 but after discussions with the club, he was released from his contract, as he wanted to play for a club nearer to his home in Berkshire


David Cameron - On 17 September 2010, Cameron attended a private ceremony for the funeral of his father in Berkshire, which prevented him from hearing the address of The Pope to Westminster Hall, an occasion he would otherwise have attended.


Nicholas Bignall - On 6 October 2010, Bignall appeared in court after he was accused of assaulting a Windsor, Berkshire nightclubber


Below are the largest immigrant groups in 2011 add something


Philip Watts - Watts and his wife live at Binfield, Berkshire, where he served as a curate after his ordination as a priest in 2011


As at 2015-2019 a Conservative Party group of local councillors co-run the unitary authorities of West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham and Bracknell Forest with the employed executives add something


The Prime Minister since June 2016, Theresa May represents Maidenhead, the geographically larger seat west of Slough add something


A flag for the historic county of Berkshire was registered with the Flag Institute in 2017 add something


Since the last general election in 2017, six of the elected candidates have been Conservative and two have been Labour add something


The Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire is James Puxley, and the High Sheriff of Berkshire for 2018/19 is Graham Barker add something