As out town prepares to host the annual Reading Festival, we explore how it all came about in 1971.
This blog celebrates of one of Reading’s most iconic felines - the Maiwand or Forbury Lion.
Flour milling evolved from hand-powered querns in 6,000 BC, to massive computer-driven roller mills of the present day.
The youngest son of William the Conqueror was crowned King Henry I of England on August 5th 1100. It changed the fate of Reading forever.
We explore how Reading had faired by 1917 after three years of the Great War and no end in sight.
Find out about how Joseph Conrad saw a humble Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin as a symbol of European colonial power in Africa.
The mysterious death of William Rufus led the quick accession of his brother and Reading Abbey founder King Henry I.
Have you seen any bears roaming around in Reading recently? Find out how Paddington inspired our annual teddy bear's picnic.
An unusual musical instruments made from a humble biscuit tin shows the links between Reading to west Africa in the 1900s.