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Reading Victoria Park Comm. Group Walkabout – Schools, Market, Swimming Pool, Pubs, People, etc!

6 January, 2024 @ 9:50 am - 12:15 pm

A very special easy Guided Walk (Tour) covering a Reading area not well known. Bordered by the Railway to the North, North St., Chatham St., to the East & Oxford Rd to Reading West Bridge. I will cover how it has grown from 12th Century Abbey Lands, through Victorian times to become an important residential area & much more! See map – https://vpcg.org.uk/#:~:text=Home,cover%20with%20our%20residents%20group.

The intention is to finish at a local café Barista and Beyond – There is a Maximum Limit of 20 people.Please arrive 10 mins early for signing in & short safety brief etc.

NB PLEASE DON’T TURN UP BEFORE BOOKING IN on Facebook page or by ringing or texting to 07505351517, to receive more relevant information & if you have any questions.

I have recently been given a ‘Pride of Reading’ Cultural Heritage awarded & raised over £15,500 for mainly local charities.

Please bring a cash donation of £5 or £10 per adult & £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 or isolated & lack the self-confidence & strategies to break the cycle. Home-Start Reading helps to build their capabilities, connections & resilience, giving children the chance to thrive, have a happier future & 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 & humanitarian aid to those on the frontline. Weekly coffee mornings are held at the Centre, giving Ukrainians new to Reading & their host families an opportunity to meet & chat with fellow Ukrainians & members of the community. Additionally, we host regular events to provide advice & support around topics such as employment & housing. https://www.rucc.uk/news

For more details about what my walkabouts offer please see my Reviews :-
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186363…

https://www.facebook.com/terrysreadingwalkabouts/reviews

https://www.facebook.com/events/792199136011465/

Details

Date:
6 January, 2024
Time:
9:50 am - 12:15 pm

Organiser

Terry Dixon
Phone
07505 351517
Email
terry@readingwalkingtours.co.uk
View Organiser Website

Venue

Outside the Oxford Road Community School
146 Oxford Rd
Reading, Berkshire RG1 7PJ
+ Google Map

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.