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A Rare repeat of Baker St, Russell St & Castle Hill Conservation Area Walkabout
21 November @ 9:50 am - 12:15 pm
4 booked in already (29/7/23).
I will explain how the area of Reading has developed since the early 1820s, tell you about the people who have lived here & influenced the area. I will show what used to be where modern buildings now stand & the house where King George VI’s librarian used to live & from where he was collected by a Rolls Royce and taken to Windsor each day.
Plus as per the photo above we will talk about The Baker Street Establishment, where Fox Talbot took & developed some of the first ever photos. As well as the important heritage and positive features of the area we will show you some of the negative features and the challenges the area faces. Plus so much more!!
Please arrive 5 mins early for signing in etc.). Please Message me ring me on 07505351517 if you have any questions or wish to book more than 1 place.
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.
From 6 April 2023 – 5 April 2024 these are:
Home-Start Reading – supports families in Reading through difficult times, to help parents give their children the best possible start in life. Their trained volunteers, mostly parents themselves, work alongside their expert support team to help families with young children, who are struggling due to a range of reasons. These might include low mood, depression, anxiety, ill health, disability, broken relationships, bereavement, domestic abuse, poor housing or financial hardship. The parents may be feeling overwhelmed and isolated and lack the self-confidence and strategies to break the cycle. Home-Start Reading helps to build their capabilities, connections and resilience, giving children the chance to thrive, have a happier future and enjoy the same opportunities as others. https://www.home-start-reading.org.uk/
The Reading Ukrainian Community Centre – houses the Berkshire branch of the Association of Ukrainians in GB (AUGB). Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine last February, the Centre has concentrated its activities to support Ukrainians arriving in the UK, while also delivering equipment and humanitarian aid to those on the frontline. Weekly coffee mornings are held at the Centre, giving Ukrainians new to Reading and their host families an opportunity to meet & chat with fellow Ukrainians & members of the community. Additionally we host regular events to provide advice and support around topics such as employment and housing. https://www.rucc.uk/news
It will be Limited to maximum about 16-20 places.
For more details about what my walkabouts offer please see my Reviews :-
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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.