Reading in Reading Reading in 50 Buildings

Venue: The Olympia Shehnai (Directions)

Sun 30 Oct, 12:00


Did you know that the Sun Inn on Castle Street was damaged by elephants? Or that the same man who built Carnegie Hall funded Caversham Library? Historian Stuart Hylton takes us on a journey around town through the centuries, from Reading Prison and one of England’s oldest schools to Jackson’s and the Oracle. Hear how Henry 1 paid tribute to his son, find out about the pub where prisoners would stop off for a last drink before their hanging – and much more.



Ticket information


Venue info

The Olympia Shehnai

75-77 London St, Reading RG1 4QA

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Contact: 0118 9606060

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