Through 3 Conservation Areas tied up with Huntley & Palmers Biscuits & rapid Victorian growth. From farms to smart ‘des-res’ & so much more! Meet opposite the Queens Head Pub, 54 Christchurch Rd, RG2 7AZ.
Huntley & Palmer’s – Very popular stories about Biscuits, Factory, Buildings, Generosity, Legacy & so much more end at MERL for Biscuits & Cuppa (Extra). Meet Queen Victoria Statue, Reading RG1 1DA
Food themed jaunt through 200 years. Famous Factories, People, Places & Products, Manufacturers, WW2 ‘Dig for Victory’, unique restaurant & more! Meet Queen Victoria Statue, Reading RG1 1DA.
Explore & do you know what a pop-up pub was? Where the Coley steps were? See the changes from Courts to a Mansion, lost industries, people & some fascinating facts + Holy Brook Nook! Meet Junction of Castle Hill & Coley Place RG1 7ST
Great Ghost stories, Halloween true origins, through a Graveyard, X-Files, Devine intervention, Mysteries, Poltergeist & much more! – (Evening or Daytime) Best for Autumn or Winter Meet Queen Victoria Statue, Reading RG1 1DA
Birth of Photography started here! Features 13 Famous & Not so, Fox Talbot onwards with some interesting stories & fascinating tangents, like how Reading helped to win WW2! Meet Queen Victoria Statue, Reading RG1 1DA.
Through Russell Street/Castle Hill Conservation Area (CA) into Downshire Square CA along the Bath Road talking about many listed buildings. Important Brick heritage & famous people’s homes, school, pubs & streets, what’s in & out & why! Meet at The Oasis, 21 Baker St, Reading RG1 7XT.
CA = Conservation Areas, from 1820s what has influenced the area. You will see old maps, where King George VI’s librarian lived. I show & talk about The Fox Talbot Baker St. Establishment. Jessie Terrace, listed buildings, good stories, people & much more! Meet at The Oasis, 21 Baker St, Reading RG1 7XT.
Updated ‘Vote 105’ PART 1 (105 year Anniversary of more people winning the right to vote, especially women) with 2023 additions not in my book! Meet outside Talbot House, 55 Castle Street, Reading Opposite Police Station
I will take you to many Crime scenes, explain what was committed (some National & International famous), how they were solved. Look at punishments & Law topics on the way. Meet Outside Three Guineas Pub, Reading Railway Station, RG1 1LZ
Updated ‘Vote 105’ PART 2 (105 year Anniversary of more people winning the right to vote, especially women) – with 2023 additions not in my book! Meet Outside old Horn Pub in the Butts, Reading
From Caversham Bridge to Duke Street Bridge, over or under all bridges on Thames & Kennet. Discover their history & Fun facts. Suitable for all but Not wheelchair accessible. Easy 2.6 miles. Start – Bridge St. Caversham Bus Stop. Bus 24 Finish – Reading RG1 4SA (Bridge St.) near a local town centre café.
From Caversham Bridge past Caversham Court Gardens. St Peter’s Church, up the Mount to St Anne’s Well, onto the Carnegie Library & much more.
This Guided Walk covers some Reading Cinemas, Broad St., Greyfriars Church, EP School, then in Caversham via Thames, inc. William Marshall Panel. 2+ hours easy flat 2 miles walking. Meet – Outside Three Guineas Pub, at Reading Railway Station, RG1 1LZ
Forbury Gardens, 900 year old Abbey Ruins, Famous People, 1688 fight, 1943 Bombing, Normans & 5B’s plus 2 Myths, Great stories and much more! Meet Outside Three Guineas Pub, Reading Railway Station, RG1 1LZ
Fun jaunt from early times, through my childhood Village. 2+ Hours, 2 miles mainly flat covering important Buildings, Places, Roads, History, Culture & People. Many stories & old photos & optional café stop at the end. Meet Church End Lane Bus Stop (33 & 15 Bus Routes on the South side of The Meadway near … Read more
Subtitled ‘The New, Old, Good, Bad, downright Ugly & Missing’ – features Reading’s 4 world famous Architects buildings & more as we stroll through a few of Reading’s Conservation Areas. Meet Outside Three Guineas Pub, Reading Railway Station, RG1 1LZ