History published of Philbrick’s tannery on Katesgrove Lane

County Lock Photograph c.1898; Philbrick’s Tannery is on the right with the Louvred Windows – courtesy Reading LIbrary

The 2017 edition of ‘Berkshire Old & New’, the journal of the Berkshire Local History Association, includes a history of Philbrick’s tannery on Katesgrove Lane.

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The Historic Katesgrove Industries Tour

Reading, from the South Hill 1882. reproduced from Illustrated London News.

The Historic Katesgrove Industries tour was available for the first time on 8 September 2017 during the Heritage Open Days weekend. The two hour walk started at the foot of London Street outside Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) and, after a loop around Katesgrove, ended outside Great Expectations, next door to RISC.

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Katesgrovians asked for opinion on IDR underpass

Users of the IDR underpass between Katesgrove Lane and the County Lock were asked their opinion on Thursday 15 December.

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