The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) on Redlands Road is open today, 28 December, from 10am to 5pm after a Christmas break. It is also open tomorrow, 29 December, but then closes again until 9am on 2 January 2020.
Reading Museum will close for the holidays on Saturday 21 December 2019 at 5pm and, as it does not open on Sundays or Mondays, it will re-open at 10am on Thursday 2 January 2020. The museum shop and Town Hall reception will also close during this period.
Fiona Talkington on New Road, Redlands, in January 2019
The BBC Radio 3 broadcaster, writer, Norwegian arts enthusiast and Reading Fringe Festival curator Fiona Talkington still lives near Christchurch Green, Reading, in the home in which she grew up. Her house was, as it should be for a music presenter, almost knee-deep in CDs, although Fiona did confide that the CDs also met an insulating role where they lined inside external walls.
The English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), published an inspection report into Yew Tree Lodge on Redlands Road in April 2019 and said that it ‘requires improvement’.
The English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), inspected Yew Tree Lodge on 6 April 2018 and rated it as “good”. Yew Tree Lodge, on Redlands Road, provides specialist residential support for 16 male and female adults with enduring mental health needs.