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A Collection of Caversham History Posts

The Mines of Emmer Green

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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