Monthly Archives: February 2014

League of our own

Yet another league table and yet another high placing for Reading. But is the town capitalising on all these high level approval ratings? There is little significant architecture, very little striking artwork and few reallyunique independent shops to attract tourists. … Continue reading

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Funky Gibbons

Word is that the old Gibbons unit opposite Waitrose in Caversham has now been sold. But that begs the question of why this small, quirky unit with much potential, was empty for years. Like many offices, retail properties can often … Continue reading

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Gone in a flash

The first photo was taken on Feb 1 at 5.20pm, the day Station Cameras closed for the last time. The second is exactly 48 hours later. How quickly and decisively this long standing independent vanished from town.  Others have vanished … Continue reading

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The given trees

It’s strange how chopping trees down can either go unnoticed or cause uproar. These trees in Emmer Green were quickly dispatched a few weeks ago and no-one said a word. Budgens will doubtless appreciate the improved visibility. Contrast that with … Continue reading

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