Illustrated Berkshire and County Town of Reading

An Unofficial Personal Collection with Recollections and Musings

Old Berkshire Words

Bygone Berkshire by Rev M.J. Bacon 1896

"She be a main deedy little girl, my Lord," was the reply. "Greedy, did you say?" "No,· my Lord, deedy- main deedy." But Reading is not central enough in the county for anyone in court to have replied to his Lordship's puzzled look of enquiry. Besides main, feart, or feartish, is used to emphasise an expression.Read More

Building Site

Hi! Thank you for visiting the new site for ReadingPast. We are sorry that it is not yet finished, but, you are still welcome to wander around. Eventually all matters of interest to Reading and the surrounding Berkshire will find a place here. The new forum will soon be here.

Online Kellys Directory

We have enabled a version of kelly's directory for Berkshire and Reading of 1881. You are able to scroll through to find any relevant information hat may be of interest to you.

Items of Interest

Thumbnail Placeholder
St George and the Dragon Hotel Wargrave
Thumbnail Placeholder

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

If you’re a procrastinator like Douglas Adams, this quote probably made you laugh.

About Company

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s.

Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
FAQ
Sitemap

Sample Content

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s. Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (123) 456 7890 / 456 7891
  • Email:
    info@yourdomain.com
  • Address:
    123 Street
    12345 City, State
    Country