Royal Berks Fire and Rescue ‘have-a-go’ events for women at Whitley Wood training centre

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is running three have a go events this spring and summer aimed at encouraging more women to consider careers in firefighting.

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Walking stages 3 and 4 of the IDR

The ski jump at the end of the IDR in 1984. The Hook and Tackle is the on the left, painted white.

Having carved its way from Caversham Road to the foot of Southampton Street, in the 1970s Reading’s Inner Distribution Road (IDR) stopped abruptly at the ‘ski jump’ where the Oracle roundabout now is. During this hiatus, Reading consulted and debated about whether and how to continue.

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