Improvements have been made to pedestrian access at the crossroads at the north end of Elgar Road. Famous for being the meeting place of a road (Elgar), a lane (Katesgrove), an avenue (Berkeley) and a street (Pell), it had become a bit of a bottleneck.
IDR pedestrian underpass
Katesgrove councillors Sophia James (left) and Rose Williams (right)
Katesgrove Community Association, Reading borough councillors and Thames Valley Police talk to IDR underpass users
Getting views from the public on Katesgrove Lane
Users of the IDR underpass between Katesgrove Lane and the County Lock were asked their opinion on Thursday 15 December.
Katesgrove Primary School will be holding its winter fayre on Saturday 10 December from 11am until 2pm. It will include a Santa and a children’s entertainer with a magic and puppet show.
Charles Jean d’Hector
Katesgrove at the end of the eighteenth century was home to the exiled French count Charles Jean d’Hector who had left France at the beginning of the French Revolution.
The IDR pedestrian underpass at Katesgrove Lane
IDR pedestrian underpass
Reading Borough Council (RBC) plans to install a CCTV camera in Katesgrove Lane, near the IDR pedestrian underpass, by the end of December 2016.
The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) plans a radical overhaul of its constitution to allow online voting and to reduce the number of people required to make decisions.
The Central Goods Yard north of the Berkeley Road bridge, features in Reading Museum’s latest exhibition On Track.
The Red Cow
The Hop Leaf
Hook & Tackle Public House
It is now possible to read 120 issues of the staff magazine of Simonds Brewery, the Hop Leaf Gazette, online. The first magazine was published in 1927 and the last in 1961.
William Nelson and his dog by Gillie and Marc
Whitley Pump correspondent and Katesgrove resident Evelyn Williams sends a postcard from Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
County Lock c.1898. Philbrick’s Tannery is on the right with the louvred windows (courtesy Reading Library)
Tanneries are smelly places. The hides are smelly and the raw materials used to process them into leather are smelly. The smell from Philbrick’s tannery would have wafted along Katesgrove Lane and clung to the clothing of people who worked there.
The Hook & Tackle on Katesgrove Lane re-opened under new management one year ago today on 4 December 2014.
The Minster & Katesgrove Neighbourhood Policing team are continuing to disrupt drug use, dealing and street drinking in St Giles Close, South Street, London Street, Whitley Street and Katesgrove Lane. Continue reading