Glimpse history through old images of Reading, Berkshire, England.
Reading in 1948
This silent, black and white footage about the plans for the village of Letcobe Basset includes a view of a Reading street from an upstairs window, showing vehicles parked in the central square, and Reading’s County Hall.
Village Defies Death Sentence (1948) – British Pathé on YouTube
Brock Barracks 1948
Brock Barracks and the War Memorial feature in this 1948 newsreel about King George VI’s visit to the Royal Berkshire regiment.
George VI visits Brock Barracks in Reading (1948) – British Pathé on YouTube
Canoe Race 1962
This 1962 newsreel shows a canoe race from Reading Rowing Club to Henley Bridge.
Cadets In Canoe Race` (1962) – British Pathé on YouTube
Artificial Lake 1963
An artificial lake created in a disused quarry provided a great space for aquatic sports.
It’s Fun Afloat (1963) – British Pathé on YouTube
Reading University 1967
A 1967 newsreel showed some of the research of plant life carried out by students and professors at the Horticultural Research Department of Reading University.
Horticultural Research (1967) – British Pathé on YouTube