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Reading’s Three Conservation Areas Walkabout; The Mount, Redland Rd & Alexandra Rd.
17 October @ 9:50 am - 12:15 pm
Guided Walk through 3 Conservation Areas. History is inextricably tied up with Huntley & Palmers (H&P) Biscuits heyday & Reading’s rapid growth in Industry & Innovation in the Victorian period. From farms to the smart ‘des-res’ of the time & so much more!
10 booked in so far (08/10/23).
NB this can be booked by clicking Going on this page, or by email or phone.
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Meet on Christchurch Rd, at the bus stop opposite the Queens Head, 54 Christchurch Rd, RG2 7AZ
The housing along the roads did not exist until the rapid growth from the 1840s of H&P and other major industries. By 1910 they were biggest biscuit factory in the World. The mansions where big names lived, high on the hill clear of the smells and pollution of Reading’s industries. The layout was based on London’s fashionable Queens Park development. It still contains Listed buildings, important institutions, stories and so much more!
This is an easy downhill walk which finishes at MERL for a cuppa, light refreshments & toilets.
NB End point is 1 mile from town centre. No toilets are on route. You can get a bus nearby to get back into Reading Town centre if you need it.
Accompanied children & good dogs on leads are welcome.
I ask for a £5 to £10 donation to my 2023 Military charity All Proceeds will go to THE ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES CHARITY – THE PRINCIPAL CHARITY OF THE ROYAL NAVY. WE EXIST TO SUPPORT SAILORS, MARINES AND THEIR FAMILIES, FOR LIFE. Please see for more details – https://www.rnrmc.org.uk/about-us
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Please bring a cash donation of £5 or £10 per adult, and £1 per child over 5.
Proceeds will be split equally between my causes for the year.