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East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recre Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, East End London, Victorian Life, Victorian Street, Victorian Photos, London History, British History

East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.

Reading Town Hall Square after the 10 February, 1943 bombing, knowing a place and seeing what it was like when it was bombed is still quite shocking READING 1943 from a single German Plane in WWII A Thousand Years, Reading Town Centre, Reading Abbey, History Of Reading, Reading Berkshire, The Blitz, Air Raid, Story Of The World, The Monks

In pictures: 1943 Reading bombing

A lone German bomber dropped four bombs on Reading town centre on 10 February, 1943 in a daylight raid during World War II.

Cross Street, Reading, looking southwards to Broad Street, 1887. On the right, at No. 21, William Fossett, tripe dresser. Nos. 22 and 23 appear to be empty, and No. 24, formerly D. A. Sims, antiques dealer, is boarded up. On the right, a hoarding advertises Gamlen Brothers, hatters, and Gunn, the bill poster. On the south side of Broad Street, part of Nos. 116-117, is the Angel Brewery and Brewery Tap of Ferguson and Sons. 1880-1889 : Reading Borough Libraries Old Pictures, Old Photos, History Of Reading, Reading Berkshire, Genealogy, Roads, Brewery, Empty, Sims

Cross Street, Reading, looking southwards to Broad Street, 1887. On the right, at No. 21, William Fossett, tripe dresser. Nos. 22 and 23 appear to be empty, and No. 24, formerly D. A. Sims, antiques dealer, is boarded up. On the right, a hoarding advertises Gamlen Brothers, hatters, and Gunn, the bill poster. On the south side of Broad Street, part of Nos. 116-117, is the Angel Brewery and Brewery Tap of Ferguson and Sons. 1880-1889 : Reading Borough Libraries

Jacksons Boot and Shoe Department, Purchased in 1877 as Edward Jackson's family home. It was rebuilt in 1902 as the Jacksons shoe department. Retail Facade, Shoe Department, The Jacksons, Jackson Family, My Fair Lady, Shop Till You Drop, Shop Fronts, Old London, British History

Jacksons Boot and Shoe Department, 1925, Purchased in 1877 as Edward Jackson's family home. It was rebuilt in 1902 as the Jacksons shoe department.

Postcards of the Past - Vintage Postcards of Reading, Berkshire Old Pictures, Old Photos, Reading Berkshire, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Postcards, The Past, England, Street View, Antique Photos

Postcards of the Past - Vintage Postcards of Reading, Berkshire

A collection of old postcards of Reading in Berkshire.

Market Place, Reading, c. History Of Reading, Church Readings, Reading Berkshire, Cumbria, Old Photos, Places To Visit, England, Street View, West Side

Market Place, Reading, looking northwards to St. Laurence's Church, c. 1875. On the west side, the entrance to the Corn Exchange with clock above; Nos. 34 and 33 (Salmon and Son, tea and coffee merchants); No. 32; Nos. 31 and 30; No. 29 (Arthur S. Cooper, wine and spirit merchant).

Postcards of the Past - Vintage Postcards of Reading, Berkshire History Of Reading, Reading Berkshire, Photo Projects, Vintage Postcards, Old Photos, Past, Childhood, England, Street View

Postcards of the Past - Vintage Postcards of Reading, Berkshire

A collection of old postcards of Reading in Berkshire.

Reading 1900 Corner of Broad Street and Chain Street (in this bookshop was the Post Office! Great Photos, Old Photos, History Of Reading, Reading Fc, Reading Berkshire, Country Casual, Post Office, Old And New, Childhood

Many will remember this building on the corner of Broad Street and Chain Street as the men’s outfitters Silver’s which stood on the site for over 70 years. Others will know it as Country Casuals and, now, Cath Kidson. But it started life as the Post Office Tavern, taking its name from Reading’s first GPO on the opposite corner. In 1900, illicit gambling caused the pub’s closure and it re-opened as Poynders Post Office Bookshop and Library until 1919 when Silver’s took it over.

Reading, Kendrick Middle Class School from Francis Frith Reading Berkshire, Old Photos, Cathedral, Middle, England, Memories, School, Building, Places

Reading, Kendrick Middle Class School 1890, from Francis Frith

 Founded in the business is still owned by the family today. Photo shared by Jackson archive Reading Berkshire, The Last Time, Founded In, Department Store, Old Photos, Jackson, Archive, Louvre, Shops

Jacksons Corner - 1895 - 1925 - Independently owned shop, Jackson's corner. Founded in 1875, the business is still owned by the family today. Photo shared by Jackson archive

 South side, corner of Minster Street and King Street, c. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Wine Vault, Reading Berkshire, My Town, Chemist, Engineering, Garage, Louvre

Broad Street, Reading. South side, corner of Minster Street and King Street, c. 1904,

Women's Clothing at Jacksons, Women's blouses, underskirts, coats and skirts at Jacksons, all of which were tailor-made Women's Blouses, Blouses For Women, Creative Inspiration, Old Photos, Jackson, Women's Clothing, Shops, Coats, Sewing

Women's Clothing at Jacksons, 1900-1910, Women's blouses, underskirts, coats and skirts at Jacksons, all of which were tailor-made

Jacksons department store was a landmark in Reading's town centre and was founded in 1875 by Edward Jackson (bottom right) Reading Town Centre, Reading Berkshire, Department Store, Old Photos, Art Nouveau, Jackson, Shops, Collection, Antique Photos

Town's department store closes

Jacksons of Reading closes its doors for the final time on Christmas eve after 138 years in business.

1910 - Jackson's Corner, King's Road, Reading. A busy street of horses, carts, shoppers and trams. Jackson's department store was founded by Edward Jackson in 1875 in a tiny shop at 6 High Street. With increasing trade he had to expand his premises and in 1885 the now famous Jackson’s Corner were acquired and enlarged and new branches periodically opened. Tiny Shop, Busy Street, The Last Time, Department Store, Branches, Old Photos, Britain, Past, Jackson

1910 - Jackson's Corner, King's Road, Reading. A busy street of horses, carts, shoppers and trams. Jackson's department store was founded by Edward Jackson in 1875 in a tiny shop at 6 High Street. With increasing trade he had to expand his premises and in 1885 the now famous Jackson’s Corner were acquired and enlarged and new branches periodically opened.

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