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Here are the main contributors to the Wokingham Remembers website. All provide this service without charge and their generosity enables us to remain an advert free zone. Listed in alphabetical order:
Joshua Allerton is a freelance writer who in his spare time expresses his passion for history, whether through the traditional role of a historian or his Viking re-enactment. Constantly researching, he will be attending university in September to further his knowledge in the field.
Jim Bell continues to unfold the secrets of Wokingham’s past and passes them onto us for publication. Without Jim’s support, we would be unable to provide the local perspective which undoubtedly enriches the information provided on this website.
John Chapman has provided a huge digest of information on the Wokingham men who served in the Royal Berkshire Regiment. His work is constantly quoted throughout the stories of the local men who were killed in the Great War.
Mike Churcher is a founder of Wokingham Remembers, has researched the history of local servicemen and contributes occasional articles on local and military history. He is the developer and administrator of this website.
Alan Clark of Binfield, a widely read local historian who provided a complete biography of two soldiers. Alan has an interest in the history of Binfield village and Brigade of Guards.
Cecil Culver’s name appears in the sidebar of this page and has provided a personal description of the town throughout twentieth century Wokingham. His is a remarkable story and one that was brought to us by Jim Bell. Cecil died in 2009, aged 99 years.
Sarah Huxford is a founder of Wokingham Remembers, a regular visitor to the Western Front and Gallipoli and has researched more than half of the servicemen named on this website. Sarah spoke to the Wokingham Times in 2010 about the lack of information about the local servicemen who fell in the Great War and as a result we have Wokingham Remembers.
Trevor Ottlewski is a researcher, author and Chairman of the Wokingham History Group. Trevor has a wide knowledge of local history and our first port of call if we want to know the background to our historic buildings.
Andrew Radgick has provided answers to seemingly impossible questions about many of our local servicemen. His research has recently focused on the fallen servicemen of Bracknell, Binfield and Easthampstead; an enormous task.
Peter Shilham who is an expert on all things Emmbrook, has provided regular advice on local family history and the area north of the town; between Wokingham and Reading.
Bob Wyatt is probably our best known and all round the most knowledgeable contributor; he is an author, a specialist in local and military history, a Borough Councillor and at the time of writing (2013), Wokingham’s mayor. Bob has an impossible work load and there is a theory that he has cloned himself several times over in order to cope with his diary. Bob is a well-loved and highly respected member of the Wokingham community.