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  1. a village in S England, in West Berkshire unitary authority, Berkshire, SW of Reading: site of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment and starting point of the Aldermaston marches (1958–63), organized by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Pop: 927 (2001)
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Historical Examples

  • A schoolmaster named Wheeler, of Aldermaston (Berks), raised it about 1770.

    The Book of Pears and Plums

    Edward Bartrum

  • As Clarendon remarked of Aldermaston, it is "a town out of any great road," though near to one.