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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 December

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The Four Horseshoes public house and its place in Reading’s political history

The Four Horseshoes public house at the corner of Basingstoke Road and Long Barn Lane was an ancient hostelry originally known as the Long Barn. In the 1820s, it was at the centre of a libel case involving tenant James Leach and Reading’s brewing and political elites.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 4 November

 

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How Katesgrove ironworks contributed to the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

By Evelyn Williams and Adam Harrington.

2008.99.0163

Limestone figurine of a horse 750- 650 BC, Cypro-archaic I period.
Image courtesy of the Ure Museum (c) University of Reading.

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology on Reading University’s Whiteknights campus houses many ancient Cypriot artefacts collected by Ellen Barry at the end of the nineteenth century. Ellen Barry was the daughter of William Exall, a partner at the former Katesgrove Lane ironworks Barrett, Exall and Andrewes. Her mother was Frances Mary Andrewes, who was a sister of another partner in the same business, Charles Andrewes.

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Thames Valley Police come to the London Road campus on 7 November

The Redlands neighbourhood policing team will hold their East Reading Safer Neighbourhood Forum on Thursday 7 November at 7.00pm at Reading University’s London Road campus in building L33, room G01.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 14 October

 

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 7 October

 

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 30 September

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 23 September

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 16 September

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