A History of our Town

Rich and interesting, complex and vibrant; Wokingham’s history has it all.  From it’s lowly beginnings deep in a vast forest and it’s gruesome Middle Ages, through the sacrifices of both World Wars to it’s current sought-after and affluent status Wokingham’s story is one of resilience, industry and community.

Join us on a journey of our town through time

Blue Plaque Trail

Were you aware that there is a walking trail around town taking in all of our historic Blue Plaques?  Click on the link (on your left) and discover more. Booklets are also available from the Town Hall.  We bet you’re closer to a Blue Plaque than you realise!

We Will Remember

We’re very proud of the men and women of this town who fought and fell in battle. We’ve joined forces with Wokingham Remembers to bring you the stories of our valiant heroes and heroines. Take a look at the part Wokingham played in both the First and Second World Wars on our WARTIME WOKINGHAM PAGES.