A Saturday afternoon trip to Fleet on the number seven bus

The number 7 ‘Tiger’ service from Reading to Fleet in Hampshire is a relatively new addition to Reading Buses’ services. Highlights of the trip include travelling in the bus lane across the middle of the roundabout at Junction 11 of the M4, bouncing through Mary Mitford’s village of Three Mile Cross and, when you get … Continue reading A Saturday afternoon trip to Fleet on the number seven bus

Approaching Reading from the South

Almost two centuries ago,  Mary Russell Mitford, a one time resident of Reading, wrote this description of the approach to the fictional town of Belford Regis. The name of the town and its landmarks may have changed, but the approach to Reading and the view from Whitley Street is still recognisable today.