"READING" Reading by Imbi

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Reading is in the Thames Valley about halfway between London and Oxford. It grew near the meeting place of the Rivers Thames and the Kennet which were the main transport routes through the ancient woodland which covered most of Southern England.
The town of Reading appears in the Domesday Book, and is almost certainly more than 900 years old. The name derives from the old Saxon 'Readingas' (rey-ad-ing-as), or the 'people of Reada', Reada being the name of a local Saxon leader. One of the most striking historical sites is the vitrified remains of Reading Abbey, burned under the reign of Henry VIII.

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  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2004 at 8:08 AM

    great page, l didnt know Reading was so interesting ! [ shame on me ! ]

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2004 at 7:14 PM

    Reading seems like a "happening" place. Your Dance Reality Company tip was great. Hexagon looks unique. I enjoyed the shopping and transportation tips also because they were detailed, useful, and helpful to the traveler. Good job.

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2003 at 10:41 AM

    Very interesting place, Imbi; it is always a joy "reading" your pages!

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2003 at 11:08 AM

    Interesting page Imbi!! I'd love to see Reading one day.

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2003 at 10:05 PM

    great pages

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2003 at 4:03 AM

    Excellent page about Reading ... I would love to see a match in that stadium ... :-)

  • Sep 28, 2003 at 2:34 AM

    Great page...Nice tips..excellant pictures too..

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2003 at 9:51 AM

    Great page of Reading, you shall meet Rosie now "Kennetrose" ;-) and please kiss her from me! LOL

  • Jan 28, 2003 at 8:51 AM

    reading footabll club is doing ok this year.

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2003 at 6:56 AM

    Great pic of the M4! I'll have to pop down some weekend and see London Irish.

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