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A Wiki based resource for Reading

Here is an outline of some of the topics this site could have; some pages (see this list) have already been created.

Please see site RULES regarding discrimination, exploitation, advertising etc.

Recreation: arts, culture, entertainment, sports etc

Reading Arts and Venues Hexagon, South St, Progress Theatre etc

Art

  • Jelly
  • OHOS
  • Artists' studio trails - Whiteknights, Caversham
  • RSAC

Cafes & Restaurants

Cinema

Climbing

Climbing wall

Dance

Karting

Woodley

Music

Museums

  • Reading Museum at Town Hall
  • Museum of English Rural Life
  • URE museum @ UoR
  • Medical museum @ hospital
  • Blake's Lock?

Parks & Gardens

  • Parks
  • University grounds
  • Harris Gardens
  • RISC roof garden
  • Caversham Court
  • Clayfield Copse
  • Dinton Pastures
  • Beale Park
  • NGS gardens scheme

Pubs & Bars

Global Cafe

The Retreat

Eldon Arms

Shit and Not Shit Pubs in Reading

Sports

doing/watching

  • running - park runs, half marathon, fun runs
  • football, rugby, tennis, rowing

Swimming

  • Rivermead
  • Central pools
  • cemetery junction?
  • King's Meadow lido?
  • Northumberland Ave leisure centre
  • woodley/Southcote/Calcot/Caversham?

Talks & Meetings

  • Cafe Scientifique
  • Skeptics in the Pub
  • University public lectures
  • Library talks
  • Green Drinks

Theatre

  • Hexagon
  • South St
  • Progress
  • Shinfield

Resources

Government

Local: Reading, Wokingham, West Berks, South Oxon Westminster Europe

Housing

  • Co-housing

Transport

  • Trains
  • Buses
  • Coaches
  • Cycling
  • Parking

Services

  • Rubbish
  • Tip
  • Hospital
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Vets

Tradespeople

Maps

  • council boundaries
  • parliamentary boundaries
  • postcode areas
  • parking restrictions
  • cycle routes
  • walks
  • historical

media

  • BBC Radio Berkshire
  • 2-ten fm
  • BBC South TV
  • Get Reading
  • Reading Chronicle
  • University - Spark?
  • Alt Reading - online magazine focusing on arts, entertainment and culture in Reading.

other

Libraries

Bicycle Kitchen

hackspace

Repair cafe

Freegle

Room hire (RISC, Wycliffe baptist church on the kings road)

Catering (Gyorgi & Rina?)

History

Old Reading Facebook group (a closed group so you probably need to have an account on Facebook to view it)

A video made up of pictures blending old photographs of Reading with new pictures of the same views.

Local artist & illustrator Steve King has made several illustrations combining old and new views of Reading streets.

Terry's Reading walkabouts facebook page

Twinning - Dusseldorf

Beer bricks & bulbs

buildings - Waterhouse, Elgar Rd

IDR

Kensington St angel of death


Woodley airfield - Polish airmen

University TOBs - wartime hospital? - Douglas Bader?


Reading Street Names:

Abattoirs Road to Zinzan Street book by Adam Sowan, the late Peter Hay and Sally Castle; Two Rivers Press

Where to put these?

Cemetery Junction film

Reading festival

University

Whiteknights Park

WWII hospital

Douglas Bader

Woodley airfield

black history centre mural

Reading & District Natural History Society