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by johnH
25 Apr 2022 19:32
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Reading Town Forum - Future !
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Reading Town Forum - Future !

Hello Everyone Many of the Forum regular members will know the Reading Forum was started by myself way back in 2003 and has kept running with the grateful help and commitment of the valuable Moderators and digitaltoast. Due to personal reasons I need to step away from the Forum and rather than havin...
by johnH
03 Jan 2022 20:49
Forum: Memories of old Reading
Topic: Reading Library's image archive
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Reading Library's image archive

Hi awernham, you might find some images on the Central Library website here https://library.reading.gov.uk/cgi-bin/ ... /WPAC/HOME
: select 'Local Illustrations' from the search drop-down list.
by johnH
02 Jul 2020 21:14
Forum: Memories of old Reading
Topic: Garages and Old Cars
Replies: 123
Views: 18804

Re: Garages and Old Cars

Reading Libraries Twitter account 02/07/20 Buckler Cars were based in Cav. Rd - this is their 1st production car c1950 on Thames Side Promenade. The designer, Derek Buckler is standing on the right, Mark Cook and Bob Drew are also pictured. #LibrariesFromHome #Readinglocalhistory https://t.co/JTP9C...
by johnH
05 Nov 2019 21:51
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Did he try (and fail) to copy our masthead?
Replies: 12
Views: 1603

Re: Did he try (and fail) to copy our masthead?

Reading Abbey picture is correct (post restoration), whole site is impressive (just need to get the old gaol as part of the quarter!) :-) I don't think anyone who's visited the Abbey more than a couple of times could mistake the other picture for Reading Abbey - completely different. Trying to reme...
by johnH
05 Nov 2019 17:27
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Did he try (and fail) to copy our masthead?
Replies: 12
Views: 1603

Re: Did he try (and fail) to copy our masthead?

Reading Abbey picture is correct (post restoration), whole site is impressive (just need to get the old gaol as part of the quarter!) :-) I don't think anyone who's visited the Abbey more than a couple of times could mistake the other picture for Reading Abbey - completely different. Trying to remem...
by johnH
21 Jul 2019 19:29
Forum: Events
Topic: A Wild Talk. - Reading Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 864

A Wild Talk. - Reading Museum

A Wild Talk! 10F58A4E-BC6C-4471-A22D-3F2888AE7DBE.png INFO AND BOOK A PLACE 27 Jul 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Venue: Reading Museum Price: Free, donations welcome. Booking essential (see our website or call us) Do you wonder what mammals use your garden at night? Do you have foxes, or hedgehogs, and w...
by johnH
11 May 2019 15:00
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Hiking
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Hiking

Berkshire Walkers - but seems to be for people in the20-30's age range !

https://www.berkshirewalkers.co.uk/
by johnH
29 Dec 2018 09:19
Forum: Members photo collections
Topic: Everyone's album
Replies: 825
Views: 52693

Re: Everyone's album

Prospect Park, Reading.

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by johnH
21 Dec 2018 12:58
Forum: Pubs, Restaurants, and Hotels
Topic: TGI Fridays
Replies: 66
Views: 5890

Re: TGI Fridays

Its been around a long time - only been once, didn't like it either! Worked for a rival establishment on Richfield Avenue way back when (90s!), Calendars!
by johnH
15 Dec 2018 01:09
Forum: Property developments in Reading
Topic: Draft Palmer Park Development Framework
Replies: 1
Views: 864

Draft Palmer Park Development Framework

The main purpose of the framework is to provide a master plan for the area, showing options for how a pool could be accommodated on site, whilst recognising the park’s history and its vital role as an open space serving the local community. The consultation takes place between 14th December 2018 and...
by johnH
05 Dec 2018 13:48
Forum: Members photo collections
Topic: Everyone's album
Replies: 825
Views: 52693

Re: Everyone's album

Blackpool 'out of season' is great :)

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by johnH
04 Dec 2018 16:37
Forum: Members photo collections
Topic: Everyone's album
Replies: 825
Views: 52693

Re: Everyone's album

OLDMAN wrote: 04 Dec 2018 13:19 Saw this today

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Venus v Moon

Nice
by johnH
26 Nov 2018 11:05
Forum: Memories of old Reading
Topic: coley street reading
Replies: 29
Views: 3624

Re: coley street reading

Coley Street, Reading from a 1931-1933 map

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by johnH
25 Nov 2018 11:01
Forum: Reading talk
Topic: Reading's swans may 'not survive the winter'
Replies: 29
Views: 2144

Reading's swans may 'not survive the winter'

GetReading - InYourArea 25/11/18 By Hugh Fort Reading's flock of swans will "not survive the winter" unless they are fed more, experts say. Workers from the Swan Support charity are urging people to help the "well under weight" swans on the River Thames....... GetReading: https:/...
by johnH
11 Nov 2018 21:45
Forum: Members photo collections
Topic: Everyone's album
Replies: 825
Views: 52693

Re: Everyone's album

Remembrence Day Parade in central Reading, 11th November 2018 111118 Remembrence Parade - Reading 1.jpg 111118 Remembrence Parade - Reading 3.jpg 111118 Remembrence Parade - Reading 4.jpg 111118 Remembrence Parade - Reading 5.jpg 111118 Remembrence Parade - Reading 8.jpg 111118 Remembrence Parade - ...
by johnH
29 Oct 2018 17:12
Forum: Transport issues in Reading
Topic: Buses Again!
Replies: 69
Views: 5518

Re: Buses Again!

I think the buses in reading are brilliant Most people don't have enough experience of other bus services to make reasonable comparisons - or are so biased that they never have anything good to say Do you need experience of other bus services when you go to the bus stop on time of a Saturday and th...
by johnH
21 Oct 2018 11:36
Forum: Events
Topic: Volunteers with gardens needed for zoology dissertation research
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: Volunteers with gardens needed for zoology dissertation research

Thanks, will definitely keep a more observant eye open when passing through the park.
by johnH
19 Oct 2018 16:07
Forum: Members photo collections
Topic: Everyone's album
Replies: 825
Views: 52693

Re: Everyone's album

'The Two Towers (Pigeon and Pike)' at Rivington, West Pennine Moors, Lancashire. Favourite place in my 'younger' days, great cycle ride - phew!

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by johnH
18 Oct 2018 17:11
Forum: Events
Topic: Volunteers with gardens needed for zoology dissertation research
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: Volunteers with gardens needed for zoology dissertation research

Whitespirit wrote: 16 Oct 2018 18:39 Interestingly I was passing Prospect Park this morning and saw a buzzard leave a tree. First time I've seen one that close to the centre of Reading. Does anyone know, are buzzards now nesting in the park?
See plenty of Red Kites around the park, not spotted buzzard, but they do look similar!
by johnH
10 Oct 2018 12:31
Forum: Events
Topic: Reading Museum Family activity: Jolly Trolley Fun Day!
Replies: 0
Views: 1076

Reading Museum Family activity: Jolly Trolley Fun Day!

Mini bus for web.jpg 3 Nov 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm Venue: Town Hall Square Price: Free, drop in What: Meet our jolly conductor, pick up a balloon and take part in face painting, trails, crafts and much more! The British Trolleybus Society will be on hand to tell you more about the history of the R...
by johnH
10 Sep 2018 21:32
Forum: Transport issues in Reading
Topic: Reading Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) scheme
Replies: 347
Views: 18092

Re: Reading Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) scheme

Last three posts completely unacceptable; I don't want to see it again. Same for Avatars.

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by johnH
03 Sep 2018 18:46
Forum: Members photo collections
Topic: Everyone's album
Replies: 825
Views: 52693

Re: Everyone's album

Thanks Yola. I don't get out as much as I should :)
by johnH
03 Sep 2018 12:24
Forum: Members photo collections
Topic: Everyone's album
Replies: 825
Views: 52693

Re: Everyone's album

piwacket wrote: 02 Sep 2018 21:16 ... and trying to decipher the second photo...?
It's a weir :
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by johnH
02 Sep 2018 21:07
Forum: Members photo collections
Topic: Everyone's album
Replies: 825
Views: 52693

Re: Everyone's album

Kennet & Avon Canal, Reading today
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by johnH
30 Aug 2018 10:20
Forum: Members photo collections
Topic: Everyone's album
Replies: 825
Views: 52693

Re: Everyone's album

Let's just move Reading to the coast! Suppose that may take another ice-age :(
by johnH
26 Aug 2018 00:49
Forum: Members photo collections
Topic: Everyone's album
Replies: 825
Views: 52693

Re: Everyone's album

Oh, dear me :) St Michael's Churchyard, Tilehurst
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by johnH
18 Aug 2018 22:06
Forum: Memories of old Reading
Topic: VINCENTS of Reading
Replies: 257
Views: 51933

Re: VINCENTS of Reading

piwacket wrote: 18 Aug 2018 20:25 John, I’m trying to relate this to Station Hill etc when I was at school, do you know the date of this photo?
Pi, Peter says it was taken in the1960s.
by johnH
18 Aug 2018 13:32
Forum: Memories of old Reading
Topic: VINCENTS of Reading
Replies: 257
Views: 51933

Re: VINCENTS of Reading

Merchants Place off Friar Street Reading down the bottom is Vincent's car's
Photo by Peter Hiles from the Old Reading Facebbook Group.

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by johnH
17 Aug 2018 16:40
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Theo Johnson "Cool Dude"
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Theo Johnson "Cool Dude"

How sad.

Theo managed to put in an appearance at a couple of the Forum get-togethers, was a font of knowledge; RIP Theo.
by johnH
12 Aug 2018 12:01
Forum: Transport issues in Reading
Topic: Berkeley Avenue.
Replies: 17
Views: 1275

Re: Berkeley Avenue.

GetReading / InYourArea The Reading road closures that could affect your journey this week https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/the-reading-road-closures-that-could-affect-your-journey-this-week/ Council apologises after drivers faced with road closed signs in West Reading https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/...
by johnH
30 Jul 2018 10:26
Forum: Memories of old Reading
Topic: VINCENTS of Reading
Replies: 257
Views: 51933

Re: VINCENTS of Reading

Is the Western Tower the first one built by Reading Bridge? If so, the steel framework appears in the background of b&w photos which I thought I took in 61 to 62 ?? Maybe it took a long time to build? River%20from%20Cav%20bridge%20lookig%20downstream1961-62 (2).jpg We are straying :offtopic1: f...
by johnH
29 Jul 2018 20:42
Forum: Memories of old Reading
Topic: VINCENTS of Reading
Replies: 257
Views: 51933

Re: VINCENTS of Reading

Now Shed Cafe / Milk Bar / ear piercing shop.

Not sure what year! Western Tower in the background.
by johnH
29 Jul 2018 16:27
Forum: Memories of old Reading
Topic: VINCENTS of Reading
Replies: 257
Views: 51933

Re: VINCENTS of Reading

Thanks to : Mark Apcar‎
from Facebook Group: 'Old Reading Plus'
30 December 2016

Merchants Place off Friar Street Reading down the bottom is Vincent's car's.
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by johnH
29 Jul 2018 11:31
Forum: Chatty Person
Topic: Your Local Weather - have your say
Replies: 1640
Views: 73094

Re: Your Local Weather - have your say

Came back through Reading Town Centre earlier and the Fire Brigade had closed the Queen's Road bridge over the Kennet because part of the scaffolding cover from the new building on the Kwik Fit site had blown away. They were funneling all the traffic the wrong way down a one way street onto Kings R...

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