Zeroing in on the Dreadnought – defunct inn to have Reading’s biggest pub car park

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Yesterday I visited the public exhibition organised by Wokingham council for a new park and ride site to the east of Reading. Continue reading “Zeroing in on the Dreadnought – defunct inn to have Reading’s biggest pub car park”

Zeroing in on the Dreadnought – defunct inn to have Reading’s biggest pub car park

Hexagons, Headaches, and why the answer is Hills Meadow

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At a meeting next week, Reading Borough council will discuss the future of theatre provision in the town.  Below is the key paragraph from the paper they will discuss: Continue reading “Hexagons, Headaches, and why the answer is Hills Meadow”

Hexagons, Headaches, and why the answer is Hills Meadow

Dining out on the Holy Brook

The-Holy-Brook-e1427795756423The Holy Brook, one of Reading’s most fascinating features, is a loop off the Kennet that runs from Theale, through central Reading into the Abbey Backwater near the ruins and the prison.  Possibly man-made in places, the brook meanders serenely through the town centre, making appearances here and there, whilst disappearing beneath buildings for much of its journey.  One intrepid schoolmate of mine claimed to have canoed the full length, much of it bent double in darkness under those long enclosed sections.  That sounds a bit frightening to me, but such a mission is slowly becoming easier.

This month the latest refinements to plans for a development on Gun Street have been submitted. The property is next door to the Purple Turtle bar and under the same ownership. Continue reading “Dining out on the Holy Brook”

Dining out on the Holy Brook