The information panel about William Marshal, The Greatest Knight, was unveiled on 7th November. The cost of some £5,000 was funded by donations from some 50 members of Reading Civic Society and Caversham and District Residents Association, Gift Aid and CADRA itself. Eight Key Stage 2 children from Marshal House from Caversham Heights Primary School walked to the viewing point on Caversham Bridge to help ‘unwrap’ the plaque. The children really enjoyed learning more about the impressive life of William Marshal and his legacy, not only for Caversham, but for the whole country. They agreed it was a lovely event and were very grateful to Helen Lambert and CADRA for inviting them.
The project would not have been possible without the excellent response to the appeal for funds and we would like to thank the very kind donors for their generous donations.
Reading Borough Council have been very supportive of the project.
Reading Civic Society (a registered charity) has agreed to receive donations and apply for Gift Aid for the project.
See also CADRA’s Website CADRA Page about Wm Marshal Info Panel