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Artists’ book fair at the Rising Sun on 12 and 13 October

Rising Sun Arts Centre Bookface poster 2019

The Rising Sun Arts Centre on Silver Street is holding an artist’s book fair weekend on 12 and 13 October. The fair will include stalls exhibiting artists’ work, story-telling, poetry readings and bookmaking.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 21 September

There were five new planning applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 7 September

Thomas Homes site at the corner of Silver Street and Crown Street in February 2019

There were 12 new planning applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Reading Borough Council discusses south Reading at planning applications committee this week

The old Whitley Library building has now closed

Reading Borough Council will be discussing issues in south Reading during planning applications committee next week.

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Site of Silver Street’s mediaeval tilery to be discussed at planning committee

40-68 Silver Street. Both digs completed and covered over

Reading Borough Council (RBC) will discuss an application to build student accommodation on the site of Silver Street’s mediaeval tilery at the planning applications committee on 4 September. RBC planners recommend the application is refused.

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Why the dolly stop was needed on Mount Pleasant

The Silver Street bus stop is currently closed because of works at 79 Silver Street, where a block of 61 student rooms is being built. The bus stop has been relocated a small distance up Mount Pleasant, and part of the pavement directly in front of the building closed off. This was all set out in the relevant approved planning applications and approvals.

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StrikeUp Theatre acting courses at the Rising Sun from September

StrikeUp education acting classes September 2019
StrikeUp Theatre has moved into the upstairs space at the Rising Sun Arts Centre on Katesgrove’s Silver Street and are offering acting classes for adults from September.

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Dolly stop on Mount Pleasant

The Silver Street bus stop will be closed from Monday 19 August until 31 August and replaced by a dolly stop slightly further up the hill on Mount Pleasant. This will affect the Emerald 5, 6 and 6a and also the No 7 tiger to Fleet.

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Latest archaeological dig on Silver Street completed

62- 68 Silver Street dig on 6 August

Thames Valley Archaeological Services (TVAS) have completed their excavations at 62-68 Silver Street. They uncovered another section of the mediaeval tile kiln previously excavated at the adjacent site of 40 Silver Street. The area is expected to be covered over on Friday 9 August.

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Excavations well underway at 62-68 Silver Street

David Sanchez of Thames Valley Archaeological Services

Archaeological excavations are underway at 62-68 Silver Street in Katesgrove, next door to where mediaeval tileries were discovered earlier this year. David Sanchez of Thames Valley Archaeological Services told the Whitley Pump that there were new discoveries on this site. They had found evidence of metalworking and four layers of occupation: modern, Victorian, seventeenth century and mediaeval.

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‘Here Comes the Sun’ to the Rising Sun Arts Centre on 17 August

The Rising Sun Arts Centre (RSAC) on Silver Street holds its tenth annual Here Comes the Sun music and arts festival on Saturday 27 August from 11am until 11pm.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 29 June

There were 11 new planning applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Demolition of ‘Brown Signs’ building on Silver Street in pictures

Brown Signs – 12 June 2019

Demolition of the ‘Brown Signs’ building, formerly Fairway Press, on Silver Street has now been completed. By the afternoon of 12 June the only remaining trace was the very large orange demolition digger on site.

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Radis Community Care on Silver Street “requires improvement”

The English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), inspected Radis Community Care on Silver Street, Reading on 2 May 2019 and said that it “requires improvement”.

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Katesgrove’s biggest cat toilet now open!

40 Silver Street – 13 April 2019

The cats of Cat’s grove have welcomed their new and spacious temporary toilet facilities on Silver Street. The archaeological site has been recorded and documented, and the trenches filled in, leaving a vast expanse of bare earth.

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62-68 Silver Street demolition underway

The disused ochre industrial building at 62-68 Silver Street, now being demolished, has been a landmark for many years while it fell into dilapidation, although it never quite reached the iconic status of fancyV Norrisdraper on Southampton Street.

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Planning applications in Church, Katesgrove and Whitley wards for the week ending 30 March

There were seven new planning applications for Church, Katesgrove and Whitley wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Archaeological dig at 40 Silver Street gets sketched!

Pictures by Huma Jehan.

14C tile kiln at the 40 Silver Street archaeological dig (Huma Jehan)

Katesgrove artist and Reading urban sketcher Huma Jehan managed to get into the 40 Silver Street dig last week, and sketched the archaeologists at work.

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Mediaeval tile kilns found on Silver Street

By Evelyn Williams and Adam Harrington.

David Sanchez, TVAS project officer holding a 14th-15th century pot found in a tile kiln on Silver St

The archaeological dig at the former 40 Silver Street in Katesgrove, Reading, is yielding a fascinating insight into the industrial history of the town. In the month of excavations so far, CFA Archaeology and Thames Valley Archaeological Services (TVAS) have uncovered the remains of two mediaeval tile kilns, a suspected sixteenth century domestic oven and two nineteenth century wells.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 23 February

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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