Reading, Berkshire

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intense study

there for about a year he became clerk in an insurance office. His evenings were spent in intense study, and this, combined with a concentration on moral problems, so affected his health that, aged eighteen, he tried to seek refuge from his own thoughts by running away to sea. His intention having been discovered, he was sent, on the advice of his doctor, to St Bartholomew's Hospital to study for the medical profession. After receiving his diploma in 1847, he was for some time assistant surgeon at Newport, Essex, but the same year he went out to Sierra Leone to take medical charge of the free labourers on their voyage thence to Jamaica, where he stayed some time. He returned to England in 1850, and entered into partnership with a surgeon in London, where he soon had his interest awakened specially in aural surgery (Otolaryngology), and also studied physiology. Settlement and Independence Many of the Massachusetts Bay Colony's original settlers arrived from England in the 1630s through the ports of Lynn (Lynn, Massachusetts) and Salem (Salem, Massachusetts). In 1639 some citizens of Lynn petitioned the government of the colony for a ''place for an inland plantation''. They were initially granted six square miles, followed by an additional four. The first settlement in this grant was at first called ''Lynn Village'' and was located on the south shore of the ''Great Pond'', now known as Lake Quannapowitt. On June 10, 1644 the settlement was incorporated as the town of Reading, taking its name from the town of Reading (Reading, Berkshire) in England. Cox joined his home town club, Reading (Reading F.C.), at the age of nine. Checkendon is served by two bus routes: * Reading Transport route 142, Reading (Reading, Berkshire)-Woodcote-Checkendon Reading-buses.co.uk * White's Coaches route 145, Woodcote-Checkendon-Henley (Henley-on-Thames) Whitescoaches.com Hawk-Eye (w:Hawk-Eye), the company that was working on the goal-line technology that is already being used for line calls in tennis, reacted with disappointment: "I'm livid, it is completely out of the blue... A year ago they met and gave us four criteria to meet and we have met all of them, yet they have kicked it out now... We have invested an awful lot of money and now we have no return on that investment," director Paul Hawkins said. He said he was encouraged to continue research on the project only 10 days ago at a private showing for IFAB members at Reading's (w:Reading, Berkshire) Madejski Stadium (w:Madejski Stadium).


title independent

accessdate 10 October 2011 DATE OF BIRTH 1936 PLACE OF BIRTH Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Berkshire, England DATE OF DEATH *NOW Plymouth *Reading (Reading, Berkshire) and Basingstoke * Southend


film biography

University Belfast At school, he acquired an English accent to avoid bullying. On his identity today he has said, "I feel Irish. I don't think you can take Belfast out of the boy," and he attributes his "love of words" to his Irish heritage.film biography artist kenneth-branagh biography 71 He is known to have


development made

into Highways Districts. This meant that by the late 1860s trusts were either not renewing their powers or were being terminated by General Acts of Parliament. For example, most turnpikes in Berkshire, including the Bath Road, were officially wound up by 1878 when legislation transferred responsibility for dis-enturnpiked roads to the new County Councils. The tollgate on the Bath Road west of Reading was removed in 1864 as the outward pressure of urban development made rates a more acceptable way of financing the maintenance of what was now a sub-urban road. Thames Valley Police Authority Thames Valley Police Authority consists of 19 Members, 10 of which are elected members, with two from Oxfordshire County Council, one from Buckinghamshire County Council, and one each from the unitary authorities (unitary authority) of Bracknell Forest, Milton Keynes (Borough of Milton Keynes), Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Slough, Wokingham (Wokingham (district)), West Berkshire, and Windsor and Maidenhead. There are nine Independent Members of which one must be a Magistrate. Cox joined his home town club, Reading (Reading F.C.), at the age of nine. Checkendon is served by two bus routes: * Reading Transport route 142, Reading (Reading, Berkshire)-Woodcote-Checkendon Reading-buses.co.uk * White's Coaches route 145, Woodcote-Checkendon-Henley (Henley-on-Thames) Whitescoaches.com Hawk-Eye (w:Hawk-Eye), the company that was working on the goal-line technology that is already being used for line calls in tennis, reacted with disappointment: "I'm livid, it is completely out of the blue... A year ago they met and gave us four criteria to meet and we have met all of them, yet they have kicked it out now... We have invested an awful lot of money and now we have no return on that investment," director Paul Hawkins said. He said he was encouraged to continue research on the project only 10 days ago at a private showing for IFAB members at Reading's (w:Reading, Berkshire) Madejski Stadium (w:Madejski Stadium).


research design

called Aldermaston, bordering with Tadley. It was built in 1949 on the site of a former World War II Royal Air Force base and converted to nuclear weapons research, design and development in the 1950s. Although some early test devices were probably assembled on this site, final assembly of Service-engineered weapons takes place at the nearby site of Burghfield. Other nuclear weapons sites could be found in Cardiff and Burghfield near Reading, Berkshire. These were


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line building

and Exeter, with branches to Ilfracombe and Padstow and via Southampton to Bournemouth and Weymouth (Weymouth, Dorset). It also had many routes connecting towns in Hampshire and Berkshire, including Portsmouth and Reading (Reading, Berkshire). In the grouping of railways in 1923 (Railways Act 1921) the L&SWR became part of the Southern Railway (Southern Railway (UK)). Hampshire saw a brief but significant burst of new-line building in the 1890s. In 1894 a new line from Gosport station (Gosport railway station) to Lee-on-the-Solent was built to take advantage of the growth in tourist traffic to the Isle of Wight. However the most significant new routes came about as the LSWR acted to block its greatest rival, the Great Western Railway from building its own line to Portsmouth from Reading (Reading, Berkshire). This blocking action took the form of two lines. The Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway was a minor route- the first in the country to be built under the terms of the 1896 Light Railways Act (Light Railways Act 1896). The second line was the Meon Valley Railway between Cox joined his home town club, Reading (Reading F.C.), at the age of nine. Checkendon is served by two bus routes: * Reading Transport route 142, Reading (Reading, Berkshire)-Woodcote-Checkendon Reading-buses.co.uk * White's Coaches route 145, Woodcote-Checkendon-Henley (Henley-on-Thames) Whitescoaches.com Hawk-Eye (w:Hawk-Eye), the company that was working on the goal-line technology that is already being used for line calls in tennis, reacted with disappointment: "I'm livid, it is completely out of the blue... A year ago they met and gave us four criteria to meet and we have met all of them, yet they have kicked it out now... We have invested an awful lot of money and now we have no return on that investment," director Paul Hawkins said. He said he was encouraged to continue research on the project only 10 days ago at a private showing for IFAB members at Reading's (w:Reading, Berkshire) Madejski Stadium (w:Madejski Stadium).


annual rock

: www.getreading.co.uk entertainment livemusic 10 10907 feeding_frenzy_for_temposhark Information taken from Reading Evening Post interview with Temposhark 2004 Diament and Busby also studied alongside Hollywood actress Natalie Dormer. As reported in the Windsor Express newspaper on Friday 21st March 2008 However, Diament sang in a number of rock bands and became a regular concertgoer in the town, best known for the annual rock festival Reading Festival. In his


kangaroos

club Highmoor Ibis F.C. play at Palmer Park Stadium. Reading is a centre for rugby union football in the area, with the Aviva Premiership (English Premiership (rugby union)) team London Irish as tenants at the Madejski Stadium. Reading is also home to another three senior semi-professional rugby clubs; Reading Abbey R.F.C., Redingensians R.F.C. and Reading R.F.C.. The town hosts Australian rules football team Reading Kangaroos and American football team


career making

, Berkshire. He began acting in amateur theatricals in 1875. Four years later he embarked on a professional acting career, making his London debut in 1881. He played many roles in the leading companies, including Sir Henry Irving's Lyceum (Lyceum Theatre, London). Born in Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Hancock joined

Reading, Berkshire

'''Reading''' ( ) is a large town (town status in the United Kingdom) and unitary authority area (unitary authorities of England) in the ceremonial county (Ceremonial counties of England) of Berkshire, England. It was an important centre in the medieval (Middle Ages) period, as the site of Reading Abbey, a monastery with strong royal connections. The town was seriously affected by the English Civil War, with a major siege and loss of trade, and played a pivotal role in the Revolution of 1688 (Glorious Revolution), with that revolution's only significant military action fought on the streets of the town. The 19th century saw the coming of the Great Western Railway and the development of the town's brewing, baking and seed growing businesses. Today Reading is a commercial centre, with involvement in information technology and insurance, and, despite its proximity to London, has a net inward commuter flow.

The first evidence for Reading as a settlement dates from the 8th century. By 1525, Reading was the largest town in Berkshire, and tax returns show that Reading was the 10th largest town in England when measured by taxable wealth. By 1611, it had a population of over 5000 and had grown rich on its trade in cloth. The 18th century saw the beginning of a major iron works in the town and the growth of the brewing trade for which Reading was to become famous. During the 19th century, the town grew rapidly as a manufacturing centre. It is ranked the UK's top economic area for economic success and wellbeing, according to factors such as employment, health, income and skills. PWC Demos Good Growth for Cities 2013 Reading is also a retail centre serving a large area of the Thames Valley, and is home to the University of Reading. Every year it hosts the Reading Festival (Reading and Leeds Festivals), one of England's biggest music festivals. Sporting teams based in Reading include Reading Football Club (Reading F.C.) and the London Irish rugby union team, and over 15,000 runners annually compete in the Reading Half Marathon.

The '''Borough of Reading''' has a population of 155,698 (2011 census) Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 17 June 2014 and the town formed the largest part of the Reading Wokingham Urban Area which had a population of 318,014 (2011 census). north from Basingstoke.

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