About Alexander Evans

Alexander Evans is a local amateur Historian who has spent all his life in Reading. Often found in the library with his nose buried in a book.



Author Archives: Alexander Evans

Who was Trooper Potts?

October 1st, 2015 | by Alexander Evans

Trooper Potts is the only person from Reading to receive the Victoria Cross but his name is unknown to most people across town


The History of Jacksons

September 17th, 2015 | by Alexander Evans

If it was still open today, Jacksons would be celebrating its 140th year in business. We have a look at one of Reading's most famous stores


A-Z of Reading’s street names

February 26th, 2015 | by Alexander Evans

How did Reading's streets get their names? Take a tour of the town from Abattoirs Road to Zinzan Street with our A-Z of Reading


Rdg Rewind: Reading’s Grisly Past

October 28th, 2014 | by Alexander Evans

The night's are getting darker and Halloween is right around the corner - is there a better time to explore Reading's dark and grisly past


Rdg Rewind: Reading Festival

August 21st, 2014 | by Alexander Evans

From its beginnings in London as a jazz festival to attracting international acts today - learn about the history of the Reading Festival


Rdg Rewind: Crossing the River

June 26th, 2014 | by Alexander Evans

From destruction in the English Civil War to modern day traffic jams - Reading has always had a troubled relationship with its river crossings


10 People who shaped Reading

June 19th, 2014 | by Alexander Evans

From noble philanthropists to world-famous architects, here are 10 people who have shaped Reading's geography, economy and history



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