Definitions

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  • proper noun A market town and civil parish in Berkshire, England.

Etymologies

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Meaning "home of the people of Wocca", apparently a Saxon chieftain. In Victorian times, it was known as Oakingham, and the acorn with oak leaves is the town's symbol.

Examples

  • Peter Ainsworth - Ludgrove School in Wokingham and Bradfield College

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Peter Ainsworth - Ludgrove School in Wokingham and Bradfield College

    Education and Eton

  • Officers swooped on Asian Spice in Wokingham Road, taking away hard drives and the café’s main server at around 3. 30pm.

    Boing Boing: August 6, 2006 - August 12, 2006 Archives

  • This will disproportionately affect the poor, says the Labour party, which points out that in more affluent areas of the south-east, such as Richmond and Wokingham, the cuts will be just £30 per child.

    Sure Start cuts to hit poorest hardes

  • In contrast, in affluent shires, such as Buckinghamshire and Wokingham in Berkshire, 33.2% and 26.5% of pupils achieved the Ebacc.

    Just 3% of pupils in some areas are getting good GCSE pass in key subjects

  • Wokingham Borough Council closed the local comprehensive, Ryeish Green, in 2010, as rolls were falling.

    Education letters

  • Things only got worse when, in September 1990, William left home for Ludgrove, an elite boarding school located thirty-five miles west of London in the Berkshire town of Wokingham.

    William and Kate

  • Johnny has ridden him to win a Wokingham and a Group Three and Frankie has ridden him to win two Group Threes.

    Jamie Spencer guides Wigmore Hall to Grade One success at Woodbine

  • The Fanshawe-trained Deacon Blues went on to win the Wokingham, with Mac's Power finishing first home on the other side of the track.

    Tattenham Corner

  • While the trainer had to go and meet the Queen to receive his prize for winning the Golden Jubilee Stakes with Society Rock, he left his wife Jacko in a pickle with two horses to saddle in the Wokingham.

    Tattenham Corner

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