Reading Borough Council has recently added three sites with links to Huntley & Palmers biscuits to its list of Locally Important Buildings and Structures. 2022 is the bi-centenary of the establishment of the business by Joseph Huntley on London Street. A programme to celebrate 200 years of Reading ‘Biscuit Town’ has been launched and Reading’s… Continue reading Three new local heritage listings with Huntley & Palmers links
Berkshire Record Office (BRO) has placed high resolution digitised copies of Reading’s Board of Health maps on their website. The maps, produced in 1853 by Borough surveyor John Clancy, are an exceptionally detailed and useful record of the town. BRO say: ‘Each map shows the detail of sanitary provision in Reading Borough, as surveyed in… Continue reading Board of Health maps 1853 digitised
A planning application (211241) for a new front entrance and changes to the front elevation of 88 Broad Street was withdrawn on 8 February 2022. Reading CAAC stated in our objection to the application: The documentation supplied is inadequate to form a considered opinion of the full impact of the changes proposed. For such a… Continue reading 88 Broad Street – planning application withdrawn
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