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There are lots of ways you can get news from the Whitley Pump. We have Twitter and Facebook pages in addition to the main website (, as well as a Historypin page for photographs of local historical interest.

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The Reading accent

"Whadja say mate?"

“Whadja say, mate?”

Anyone growing up in Katesgrove, Whitley & Tilehurst will be aware of the Reading accent, even though the accent has been bred out of most of Reading folk to be replaced by Thames mockney. These three areas retain some of the country burr and poetic rolling vowels of the Reading brogue often used when ordering larrrdy cake !

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