Shire Hall, Shinfield Park, Shinfield, Wokingham, 02/04/1982. Queen Elizabeth II and the Chairman of Berkshire County Council descending a flight of steps lined with Brownies and Cub Scouts at the opening of the Shire Hall. Laing's South London Region started working on the Shire Hall, Berkshire County Council's new headquarters at Shinfield Park in early 1976. The building was completed in 1980 with the official opening taking place in April 1982. At the official opening, attended by Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Lewis Moss, Chairman of Berkshire County Council, there were 5000 local schoolchildren lining the street outside the building.
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