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 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 first day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: an Inner Distribution Road. IDR flyover at the foot of Southampton Street looking north Reading's Inner Distribution Road (IDR) encircles the town centre and has very few admirers but as a route around the town centre it takes in some of Reading's most important heritage sites. Construction began at… Continue reading On the first day of Christmas…

St Marys Butts/Castle Street blogs for Reading Museum

Buses in St Marys Butts A Short Walk Through Time is the title of two blogs that we have written for Reading Museum. Part 1 takes the story of the conservation area from medieval times to around the start of the nineteenth century. Part 2 brings the story right up to date including recent developments… Continue reading St Marys Butts/Castle Street blogs for Reading Museum