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Local Listing of 85-88 Broad Street

Reading Planning Applications Committee on 12 January 2022 approved Reading CAAC's nomination of the addition of 85-88 Broad Street to Reading's List of Locally Important Buildings and Structures. L to R: 88-84 Broad Street The reasons for the listing are summarised in the committee report (para 4.4) as that the group of four shops: Is… Continue reading Local Listing of 85-88 Broad Street

On the twelth day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: 12 CAAC members, Junction 11, ten Sweeney's pies, nine Whitley Crescent, eight Russell Terrace, Seven Bridges House, six hexagons, five Abbey gates, four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two ancient monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. 12 days of Christmas Reading CAAC currently has 12 members. In addition to… Continue reading On the twelth day of Christmas…

On the eleventh day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: Junction 11, ten Sweeney's pies, nine Whitley Crescent, eight Russell Terrace, Seven Bridges House, six hexagons, five Abbey gates, four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two ancient monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. Little Lea Cottage The southern boundary of Reading just includes most of Junction 11 and a… Continue reading On the eleventh day of Christmas…

On the tenth day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: ten Sweeney's Pies, nine Whitley Crescent, eight Russell Terrace, Seven Bridges House, six hexagons, five Abbey gates, four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two ancient monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. Two of the 10 Sweeney's pies my true love sent to me Sweeney & Todd at 10 Castle… Continue reading On the tenth day of Christmas…

On the ninth day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: nine Whitley Crescent, eight Russell Terrace, Seven Bridges House, six hexagons, five Abbey gates, four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two ancient monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. Whitley Crescent in 2016 Whitley Crescent ran from Highgrove Street to Kendrick Road on the north side of Christchurch Road. All… Continue reading On the ninth day of Christmas…

On the eighth day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: eight Russell Terrace, Seven Bridges House, six hexagons, five Abbey gates, four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two ancient monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. In the garden of 8 Russell Terrace, 1846. public domain: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/283065 It is thanks to the 'Reading Establishment' at 8 Russell Terrace, now 55… Continue reading On the eighth day of Christmas…

On the seventh day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: Seven Bridges House, six hexagons, five Abbey gates, four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two ancient monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. Seven Bridges House Seven Bridges House on Bridge Street now stands all alone between the entrance to the Oracle Holy Brook car park and a staff entrance… Continue reading On the seventh day of Christmas…

On the sixth day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: six hexagons, five Abbey gates, four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two ancient monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. Hexagon entrance January 2020 The first hexagon is The Hexagon which opened in 1977. Since the Civic Offices were demolished in 2016 the true beauty of the building has been… Continue reading On the sixth day of Christmas…

On the fifth day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: five Abbey gates, four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two ancient monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. Abbey Gateway information board Reading Abbey originally had five gates of which the only one that remains is the Inner Gateway that separated the public and private areas of the Abbey. This… Continue reading On the fifth day of Christmas…

On the fourth day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two scheduled monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. Walking up High Street and around Market Place there are four time pieces on show: Jacobs clock, Market Way clock, the sundial on St Laurence's church and at least one of the clock faces on… Continue reading On the fourth day of Christmas…