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Pinning Reading’s History

Do you have any old photos, videos or audio of Reading?
Or memories of of what it used to be like?
Do you know someone who does?

Historypin, is running a special local project in Reading, the first of its kind in the world, where the entire community is being asked to get involved and gather together the history of the local area.

If you have any photos, videos, audio, stories or memories do pin them to the map. They could be of your family, street, school, local business, Reading landmarks or any other interesting local or family history you have to share.

An exhibition entitled ‘Pinning Reading’s History’ will be held at Reading Musuem, from September 2011 to January 2012, where the best content and stories uploaded onto the Historypin site will be featured. The inter-active exhibition will be updated as new memories are added throughout the autumn and winter.

Take a Tour round Reading

Take a Tour round Reading and explore some of the best snapshots of Reading history over the last 150 years.

Take the Tour


Great stories and pics pinned in Reading

Floods in Gosbrook Road, Caversham - April 1947
Shared by ossie57

In April 1947 there was heavy rainfall which resulted in the river Thames breaking its banks and flooding the surrounding area in Caversham, Reading.... (Read more)

Traffic on Oxford Road, 1893
Shared by Reading Library

Oxford Road, Reading, looking eastwards to the West Reading railway bridge, 1893. The bridge carries advertising for Newbery's Furniture. To the … (Read more)

Silver Jubilee Street Party Vine Crescent Reading, 1977
Shared by annb

This was our jubilee street party in Vine Crescent, Reading, in 1977. Everyone joined in,the sun shone and it was a great day for the local community. (Read more)

Town Hall, Reading,1900
Shared by Reading Museum

View along Friar Street towards the Town Hall and St Laurence's church, 1890-1910. The Wheatsheaf Hotel is on the left. The clocktower was … (Read more)

Cast of Play in Garden of St. Michael's Rectory, 1951 - 1953
Shared by sitevolunteer

This was the cast of a play put on by the Mothers' Union (I think) which took place in the garden of the old Rectory, between Routh Lane … (Read more)

Bernard Tripp at Bugs Bottom, 1943
Shared by Giles Knapp on behalf of Bernard Tripp

Bernard Tripp playing in the fields of Bugs Bottom in 1943. Behind him you can just make out the towers that are a deterrent to stop ... (Read more)

See what’s been pinned in Reading

View the live map to see all content and stories pinned

Pinning Reading’s History is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.