Memories of Reading
Great memories of my years as a student at Reading University in the 1950's. At that time there was only one campus, and on entering through the covered London Road entrance (on the left of the photo) the cloister-bordered campus seemed so green and peaceful, with the library and clock tower at the centre. I ...Read full memory
So far as I know never was called Oxford Street its always been called Oxford road. My grandfather also Frank, met my grandmother, Dora, when they both worked for Macilroys before the Great War. I believe Macilroys was the large department store situated under the white awnings in the photograph. My grandmother lived in, which ...Read full memory
hi everyone we were at monksbarn in the 60s there was pam, linda,ivy,joy,jimmy. we had to put our best clothes on for church sundays, then it was willies and coat to play out in the garden ,there was a small shelter we called a den. the scout came at christamas for the day. we had a sweet tin in the cupboard in the hall. the school was in the grounds.
Anyone remember Rag Day in Reading? It was the one day of the year when the students of the university used to decorate lorries, in a certain theme and used to go through the streets with music blaring, throwing bags of flour at us kids. I remember getting hit by one, only small bags but it was fun. Also I remember elephants all ...Read full memory