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Smelly Alley, Reading: Fish mongering & other stories

An online talk for those interested in Berkshire's rich history


“Smelly Alley”, more properly Union Street, is a narrow pedestrian street linking Friar Street and Broad Street. It is famous in Reading as one the few locations where you could until recently experience a more ‘characterful’ shopping experience.

From the 1930s until relatively recently, our speaker, Kevin Little, and his father before him, ran Frosts the fishmongers there. This talk is packed with anecdotes about life in the Alley, including how it got its name, and the story of the oldest shop in Reading.

2 - 3.15pm

Pre-booking is required because full joining instructions will be emailed to attendees in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.

About Berkshire Family History Society

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity, number 283010.