The Whitley Pump would like to congratulate the cattle trough and drinking fountain on Spaniards Road in Hampstead, London on making the Historic England list of 23 remarkable places listed in 2018. We hope to make an official twinning visit during 2019.
When we walked around the IDR on 16 September for this year’s Heritage Open Days, the number of new property developments along its route became astoundingly clear. In an anti-clockwise direction we first passed, on the south side of Queen’s Road, New Century Place where both blocks have recently been converted from offices to studio apartments.
Today is the last Friday of December and, given the disruption of festive closures and bank holidays, the difference between the days of the week may be beginning to blur. A quiet night in planning the planting on your allotment may be in order.
Tomorrow 24 December is the last red bin collection of 2018 at the Whitley Pump on Katesgrove Hill.
Reading play their last home game of 2018 today. Their opponents are Middlesbrough who are sixth in the Championship table.
The display in the Katesgrove community noticeboard by the bus stop on Whitley Street has been refreshed and tidied up.
The Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) at the foot of London Street houses the Global Café and the World Shop. The Global Café does not usually open on Mondays and so on the evening of Sunday 23 December it will open for the last time in 2018 and will not re-open until Wednesday 2 January.
We are grateful to the the ‘Reading Book of Days’ for informing us about the death of Alderman William Blandy on this day, 17 December, in 1817.
Today is the last Monday of the Autumn term at New Christ Church CE Primary school, Katesgrove Primary School and the Palmer Academy in Katesgrove that all close for the Xmas break on Friday 21 December.
Tomorrow 17 December is the last grey bin collection of 2018 at the Whitley Pump on Katesgrove Hill.
Whitley Library’s last day of opening before Xmas is Saturday 22 December until 1pm and it will not re-open until Thursday 3 January.
Pau Brasil on Mount Pleasant in Katesgrove will be open until around 4pm on Christmas Eve, 24 December, so that you can stock up on Brazilian and Portuguese specialities.