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Reading’s Second Railway – the early days

A talk by Paul Joyce

This is the story of Reading’s second railway in the 19th century. It began as the South Eastern Railway but would later became part of the Southern Railway, when that was formed. Its terminus in central Reading, the Southern Railway Station, stood near to its Great Western Railway counterpart, both confusingly named “Reading” Station for most of their dual existence. The Southern station closed in 1970 when demolition began, but part of its 1989-built concourse survives.

Paul is a very popular speaker for the society, so early booking is recommended.

2 - 3.30pm

Advance booking is preferred, but you can pay on the door, if there are spaces available.

About Berkshire Family History Society

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