Local History

Beer. Biscuits. Bulbs. A 900-yr-old Abbey. But that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to digging into the history and heritage of Reading, from local landmarks to the people and events that made this town what it is today. Check out our picks of the best events and activities that celebrate local Reading history - and see our Heritage Open Days page for the special events running 9-18 September.