Browsing the "History" Tag

Witchcraft in Reading

October 28th, 2015 | by Ian Miller

As Halloween approaches, we decided to delve into Reading's past to find trials and accusations of witchcraft in the town


Suffragettes in Reading

October 14th, 2015 | by Kate Ellis

Discover the history of suffrage in Reading from the origins of the movement in the 19th Century to arson attacks in Wargrave


Reading’s LGBT history

September 2nd, 2015 | by Kate Ellis

From imprisonment and persecution to reform and change - discover the dark and complicated history of the LGBT community and Reading


Cold War Reading

August 4th, 2015 | by Niall Norbury

A Soviet target, a centre for civil defence and the site of anti-war activism - find out about the role of Reading during the Cold War


Reading’s Lost Cinemas

June 4th, 2015 | by Niall Norbury

It is hard to imagine that at one point there were 9 cinemas open simultaneously in Reading - we have a look at the town's lost cinemas



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