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.
Reading Borough Council will start repairs on the Inner Distribution Road (IDR) flyover crash barriers on Monday 8 July. A Parcelforce lorry broke through the barriers in May and landed on the Oracle roundabout at the bottom of Southampton Street.
So much excitement up here on Katesgrove Hill as the sound of the approaching motorcycle mounted race marshall announced that the race was on its way to the small crowd at the junction of Kendrick and Christchurch Roads .
Aspire and CAG meeting at RISC (drawing: Huma Jehan)
Reading’s Caribbean Associations Group (CAG) and Aspire CIC have decided on political action in the aftermath of Reading Borough Council’s controversial sale of the Central Club to property developers Red Line Land.
Reading Borough Council (RBC) have agreed to sell the Central Club on London Street in Katesgrove to Red Line. They will develop the site and take over responsibility for the maintenance of the mural. Councillors were at pains to point out at RBC policy committee on 16 July, that the process of finding a new use for the club since it closed in 2006 has been protracted.