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General Reading Walk

Tuesday 11th June - 7pm

Our introduction to Reading. A short ramble around our much maligned town with a general description of points of interest that shows some of the 'Ding's qualities.

Come and join us and discover

  • the origins of Reading street names such as Valpy Street, Blagrave Street, Gun Street, St Mary's Butts and Friar Street
  • where was the site of the world's largest biscuit factory?
  • why did a famous Victorian gothic architect abandon his usual style for a Reading church?
  • which Reading buildings were the subject of some of the earliest known photographs?
  • what used to stand on the site of the Oracle Shopping Centre?
  • what was the site of a Spitfire factory in World War 2?
  • where were Reading's botanical gardens?