Greatest Night added 17 March 2019
Caversham and District Residents Association and Reading Civic Society are working together to develop a richly illustrated panel, telling the story of William Marshal, who died in Caversham 800 years ago on the 14th May. He was one of the most influential figures in Medieval England and was regarded as the Greatest Knight whoever lived.
Subject to planning permission, the panel will be installed on the viewing platform of Caversham Bridge, looking towards Deans Farm, where his home was thought to be, and Reading Abbey, where his body was taken for a mass before a burial at Temple Church, London.
The aim, subject to fundraising success, is to have the panel installed during autumn 2019.
Reading Borough Council are being supportive of the project.
Half the cost has been secured but we need your help to raise a further £2000. Reading Civic Society (a registered charity) will receive donations, which may be Gift Aided if you are a UK Tax Payer
If you would like to make a donation, you can do so by completing this DONATION FORM.
Tom Asbridge, author of the well respected book, “The Greatest Knight” and presenter of a number of TV programmes about William Marshal, has agreed to speak at CADRA’s AGM: 7.30pm, Tuesday 11 June 2019 at Thameside School, Harley Rd
Reading Civic Society Annual Party 2nd March 2019 – Pepe Sale
Some 57 members and their guests attended the annual Civic Society party at Pepe Sale on Saturday 2 March. As ever we were brilliantly looked after by Toni and the Pepe Sale team. It was terrific to see such an enthusiastic turnout with some new members attending and some long standing members attending an event for the first time in many years.
We were very grateful for the donations of prizes for the raffle which raised £130
A selection of images by Chris Widdows is below.