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Caversham Road: History and Architecture virtual tour

Heritage Open Days 2020

Watch online 11-20 Sep

The Caversham Road area of Reading has a rich history and plenty of surviving Victorian buildings. In our film, we’ll be exploring an area where department store and brick magnates left their mark and the bicycles for the British Army's first cycling regiment were made.

The area has had a wide range of industries over the years, from the malthouses that sold to Simonds Brewery to the iron foundries near the Thames that served the railways and other light industries such as vehicle works and Cox & Wyman printers, who operated in the area for over 200 years. For many years this area has been something of a neglected backwater, and partly for this reason a surprising amount of its heritage has remained to this day.

Join us for a short virtual tour on Reading Culture Live exploring the area’s colourful history and fine Victorian architecture.