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.
Traffic delays are likely on Southampton Street just north of the Crown Street / Pell Street crossroads from 18 to 22 February.
Whitley Pump contributor Evelyn Williams met with Reading photographer and author Terry Allsop at the Malmaison Hotel on Station Road over coffee to talk about his life and work. Terry is well known for his two books of photographs Newtown: A Photographic Journey in Reading 1974 and Caught on Camera: Reading in the 70s.