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Victorian Architecture in Reading

A booklet by the late architect Godwin Arnold published for Reading Civic Society in 1976 is a good review of the buildings erected in the Victorian era.  Whilst it laments the loss of many good buildings at a time when the town was “trying to destroy itself” many still remain. The tone does not pull its punches and does not suggest all the works by great architects, such as Waterhouse, were great.  An interesting and useful digest.  To read it go to  Victorian Architecture in Reading

Civic Voice

The society is a member of Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement in England which aims to make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive and promotes civic pride.

Civic Voice may be contacted:

  • Civic Voice Website
  • Civic Voice, The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1JP
  • Telephone:  0121 792 8177
  • Email:

Information about Reading Civic Society

Reading Civic Society’s Registered Charity number is: 263959

You can access all UK Charity information via:

Reading Civic Society on the Charity Commission site

Reading Civic Society is a member of   Reading Voluntary Action

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