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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.

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The Mines of Emmer Green

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Date: Wed 8 Aug 2018 13:41

It will come as a surprise to many but there is a network of mining tunnels under Emmer Green. We bring you this revelation after it was recently reported on 'get reading' and we thank them for bringing it to our attention.
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Memoirs of a High Flyer by Keith Durbidge, a local war hero

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Date: 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.
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Old pictures of Jennings Butchers on Prospect Street, Caversham

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Date: Thu 24 Jan 2013 15:31

We think this picture of Jennings Butchers was taken around 1900 in Prospect Street (in the vicinity of where WordPlay is today).
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Snowy Weather

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Date: Fri 18 Jan 2013 15:29

Chris Walton's video of the snow in Caversham on 21st December 2009:
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Caversham 100 Years of History

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Date: 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
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A Very Brief History of Caversham

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Date: 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.
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John Lennon and Paul McCartney play in Caversham

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Date: Fri 18 Jan 2013 15:17

Did you know that John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared at the Fox & Hounds in Caversham as the Nerk Twins way back in 1960 (52 years ago)?
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Eric Sykes & Tommy Cooper

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Date: 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.
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