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Local Library Treasures – Reading's A, B, C

Heritage Open Days 2021

Watch anytime 10-19 September

This September, Reading’s heritage will be on show for 10 days as part of England’s annual heritage festival, Heritage Open Days. Celebrating our buildings, natural and cultural heritage, this year there will be a fantastic range of free in-person and digital events to showcase the rich stories that make Reading such a unique place to live, work and visit.

See all Heritage Open Days 2021 events


A short film with a food theme looking at more of the library's treasures.  A is for Reading Abbey in its 900th anniversary (the library is situated on its stables and it brewed beer),B is for beer and biscuits (the library has the in-house magazines for Simonds and Huntley & Palmer) and C is for Cock’s Reading Sauce (made not far from the current library building).

Available anytime from 10 -19 September.