Reading, Queen Victoria's Statue 1904
Memories of Reading
I remember as a child being taken to see father Christmas in the coop which was in west street where primark is now. You walked through a sort of corridor which was beautifully decorated to get to Santa's grotto and I remember thinking this was totally magical.
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
This picture shows the factory of Huntley & Palmers - the biscuit makers who were one of the largest employers in Reading in the 20th Centrury. Presumably the photo was taken at the end of a working day with the workers streaming out of the factory? Palmer Park was named after one of the founders of this firm.
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.