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The Butter Market. 1967

The Butter Market.

In 1895, Wilde was convicted of homosexual activity and sentenced to two years Reading Gaol. Built in the mid-1800s, the facility was operational until 2013. Now, it's hosting an unusual art exhibit.

Reading Gaol, Where Oscar Wilde Was Imprisoned, Unlocks Its Gates For Art

In Wilde was convicted of homosexual activity and sentenced to two years Reading Gaol. Built in the the facility was operational until Now, it's hosting an unusual art exhibit.

Archive photos of Broad Street Mall under construction in the 1970s when it was known as the Butts Centre

See pictures of Reading's Broad Street Mall from the past

Archive photos of Broad Street Mall under construction in the when it was known as the Butts Centre

Berkshire Yeomanry assemble in Friar St August 1914

Scenes from the outbreak of World War I as the Berkshire Yeomanry went to war.

Towards the end of 1942 and the beginning of 1943, German air raids on Britain intensified. On 10 February 1943, four bombs were dropped on Reading town centre. The Town Hall on Blagrave Street was badly damaged as were businesses on Minster Street. 41 people were killed, mostly customers at the People’s Pantry in Market Arcade.  This photograph was taken in the aftermath of the bombing, from Reading Town Hall roof looking south to the Market Place and St Laurence's Church.

Towards the end of 1942 and the beginning of 1943, German air raids on Britain intensified. On 10 February 1943, four bombs were dropped on Reading town centre. The Town Hall on Blagrave Street was badly damaged as were businesses on Minster Street. 41 people were killed, mostly customers at the People’s Pantry in Market Arcade. This photograph was taken in the aftermath of the bombing, from Reading Town Hall roof looking south to the Market Place and St Laurence's Church.

Early 20th Century Reading train station, Berkshire (Dann-Lewis collection)

Early 20th Century Reading train station, Berkshire (Dann-Lewis collection)

London Street, Reading, England. This is now a conservation area, and other than now-demolished Labour Exchange on the left, is relatively unchanged.  (P DX322 DL2)

This is now a conservation area, and other than now-demolished Labour Exchange on the left, is relatively unchanged.

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

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.

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