Something for Katesgrove history lovers

County Lock - once a centre of industry on the Kennet

County Lock – once a centre of industry on the Kennet

There is the opportunity to learn something new about the history of Reading along its two rivers in the next History of Reading Society talk on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

David Cliffe will be giving an illustrated talk entitled ‘Reading – a Town on Two Rivers’.

It considers why Reading is located where it is, and the Kennet and Thames as a means of transport, of providing power for industry, as a source of water, and as a means of carrying away waste water.

This is a change to the advertised programme and is the last talk before the members only programme of outings over the summer. Talks start again on 21 September 2016.

The event takes place at the Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading, RG1 3BE, behind Reading Central Library on King’s Road.

Talks are free to members and £2 for non-members.


  1. History of Reading Society
  2. Smells of Katesgrove – Philbrick’s Tannery