Georgian Reading

Amended 5 April 2018

In 2017 members of Reading Civic Society visited Bath to meet members of the Bath Preservation Trust and to wander around its terrific buildings.

Society member, John Missenden, returned with a mission to show how good Reading’s Georgian buildings are by comparison, yet they are comparatively less well appreciated. He compiled a Power Point Presentation of some 60 images of Georgian Buildings in Reading.

In February 2018 John  sent the presentation to the leading Classical Architect Quinlan Terry who commented that:

 “I never knew it (Reading) had so many good buildings!” 

There are two versions of the Power Point presentation:

1. A timed version of the presentation, which takes 5 minutes from start to end, may be accessed HEREClick on the File Georgian Reading Berkshire’s Bath and It will start automatically. if it does not click “Start Slide Show” .

2. The presentation which you can work through at your own pace may be downloaded from Georgian Reading Berkshire’s Bath

Enjoy.

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Reading Gaol Hug 13 October 2019

Party politics were transcended on Sunday 13th October when Reading’s two MPs, Matt Rodda, the Rt Hon Alok Sharma (Secretary of State for International Development), and Reading Borough Councillors from all parties joined the 1,000 people who assembled in Reading Abbey Ruins on Sunday afternoon to stage a community Hug of the boundary walls of Reading Gaol. People of all ages took part.

Lind Saul The Councillors join the Hug

Image from the Reading Gaol Hug above

For more, including the Video of MPs Matt Rodda and Alok Sharma being interviewed go to: http://www.readingcivicsociety.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=1848

The Reading Gaol Website is https://readinggaolhug.uk

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