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Hidden stories from Reading's older residents
We've been working with The Museum of English Rural Life (the MERL) and Younger People With Dementia to gather stories of our older generation, from seeking out photos to listening to individuals share tales of how they lived in 20th century Reading. 
Read the stories on the MERL's website, here.


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