The Bracknell Forest Society

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Below is the Bracknell Forest Society's calendar of events for 2019. If you have any questions at all about any of the events, please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

History of Bracknell - Timeline
  10,000 BC Earliest known residents in the area - living at Amen Corner
    2,000 BC Caesar's Camp built
       923 AD 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
     2017 The Lexicon, Bracknell's brand new shopping centre. Watch the BBC South video of the opening here: click here.