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HISTORY of BRACKNELL - TIMELINE and PHOTOS

10,000 BC Earliest known residents in the area - living at Amen Corner
2,000 BC Caesar's Camp built
923 Braccan Heal mentioned in a Saxon charter
1463 Old Bracknell mentioned in a Goring charter
1607 Old Brecknoll and New Brecknoll marked on Norden's map of the area
1759 Turnpike Road from Virginia Water to Reading (now the A329)
1845 Queen Victoria's coach changed horses at The Red Lion
1856 Railway built from Ascot to Reading
1860 Thomas Lawrence Brickworks opens
1949 Bracknell designated a New Town
1974 South Hill Park Arts Centre opened
1982 Princess Square opened by H.R.H. Princess Anne
2012 Olympic Torch passes through Bracknell

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