History & Memories of Caversham
According to several sources the first written mention of Caversham was in 1146 and means ‘Homestead of the family or followers of a man called Wocca'. Since then it has enjoyed a rich and interesting history to create the town we know today. However we are more interested in the town's more recent past and invite you to share any memories and photographs from the last 100 or so years so that the current residents can understand the changes that have taken place.
You can add your stories and photographs by clicking Add History.
Memoirs of a High Flyer by Keith Durbidge, a local war hero
Thu 18 Apr 2013, 14:58
Keith Durbidge was a spitfire reconnaissance pilot turned flight instructor. Born in Caversham, Keith went on to teach at Reading Blue Coat School before entering university and joining the Air Training Squadron.
Fri 18 Jan 2013, 15:29
Chris Walton's video of the snow in Caversham on 21st December 2009:
Caversham 100 Years of History
Fri 18 Jan 2013, 15:26
A movie showing a historical look at Caversham over 100 years morphing old photographs into their current equivalents with an amazing look at how Caversham & Reading have changed. The current photos were taken and the movie was put together by Chris
A Very Brief History of Caversham
Fri 18 Jan 2013, 15:24
Lindsay Mullaney has written an interesting article entitled "A Very Brief History of Caversham" which includes information about Caversham from Prehistory to the Reformation, the Middle Ages, The Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham and much more.
Eric Sykes & Tommy Cooper
Fri 18 Jan 2013, 13:23
This them trying out their first attempt at the comedy classic 'The Plank'. This version was shot around Caversham Park Village.