Reading, Berkshire

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such as The Whitney Museum in New York, The Tate Modern in London and the Venice Biennale in Italy. Gogol Bordello has played events such as Coachella (Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival), Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury (Glastonbury Festival), Roskilde Festival, Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Virgin Mobile Fest, Leeds, Bumbershoot, Austin City Limits Music Festival, and A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise. Life and career Born '''Horace Edgar Dollery''' in Reading, Berkshire, and playing Minor counties (Minor counties of English and Welsh cricket) cricket for Berkshire (Berkshire County Cricket Club) at the age of 15, Dollery joined Warwickshire in 1934, and was a mainstay of the team until retirement in 1955. His forceful middle order batting earned him more than 1,000 runs in 15 consecutive first-class (First-class cricket) seasons from 1935 to 1955. DATE OF BIRTH 14 October 1914 PLACE OF BIRTH Reading, Berkshire, England DATE OF DEATH 20 January 1987 Operations They were allocated new to the London Midland Region of British Railways, spending most of their time at Chester. The first deliveries went to traffic in the Llandudno area, allocated to Llandudno Junction in early 1958. This is believed to be an indirect consequence of unit shortages as a result of bogie problems with the BRCW units Trains Illustrated 1958 . By the end of the same year they were all allocated to Ryecroft for the routes radiating from Walsall. These services were dieselised on 17th November that year Trains Illustrated Jan 1959 p53 . The last four sets were transferred to the Western Region of British Railways, and worked in the Cardiff and Reading (Reading, Berkshire) areas. Although considered non-standard, owing to their bodywork construction, their use of standard BUT (British United Traction) equipment and blue square coupling code (Multiple working) allowed them to operate with other classes. '''Whitley Wood''' is a suburb to the south of Reading (Reading, Berkshire) in the English (England) county of Berkshire. Lat and Long for this entry may be incorrect - found this location on a Wiki Map showing the Thames Approaches, a rollover link to this page appears in the Thames approaches. Government Whitley Wood lies within the Borough of Reading (Reading, Berkshire) and all local government responsibility lies with the borough council. Whitley is within the Reading West parliamentary constituency (Reading West (constituency)). The nearest underground station is Osterley tube station on the Piccadilly line, which is 30–40 minutes walk from Norwood Green. Via the underground it take 20 minutes to arrive at Heathrow Airport (Westbound) 40 minutes to Central London. London Buses provide the 120 bus service along Norwood Road with a stop at the Green itself. Buses run every 10–12 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes or so during the evening. The H32 bus service runs through the Western edge of Norwood Green ward (Hounslow East to Southall Town Hall). Northwards it is a mile and half to Southall overground railway station (First Great Western to Ealing Broadway (5 minutes) and Paddington (15 minutes); Slough; Reading (Reading, Berkshire) and Oxford plus Heathrow Connect trains serving Heathrow Airport and local stations to Paddington). Nine UK Regional offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Darlington, Glasgow, London, Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Leeds, Manchester and Belfast have been opened to support brokers throughout the country. The group has overseas operations in Chicago, USA, & Tokyo, Japan. - Reading (Reading, Berkshire) Reading Transport (Reading Transport Ltd) 200 - Marriage On 19 May 1359, at Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire, Blanche married her third cousin, John of Gaunt (John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster), third son of King Edward III of England and his Queen consort, Philippa of Hainault. The whole royal family was present at the wedding, and the king gave Blanche expensive gifts of jewellery. 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).


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who drummed on the first and second albums. Halstead was the band's primary songwriter. Goswell and Halstead had known each other since early childhood in Reading, Berkshire, when Goswell was an obsessive fan of The Smiths. Scott left in 1994 and when Savill and Chaplin left the band after the release of ''Pygmalion'', the remaining members renamed the band Mojave 3. Formation & early EPs: 1989-1991 Slowdive formed in Reading (Reading, Berkshire), England


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on this service. There is also a regular bus service that runs every 30 minutes (weekdays) through the centre of the village between Reading (Reading, Berkshire) and Bracknell via Wokingham. In the media *Golden Globe-winning BBC sitcom ''The Office (The Office (UK TV series))'' namechecks Winnersh when Ricky Gervais as David Brent muses on his future: "My world does not end with these four walls. Slough's a big place, and when I'm finished with Slough


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school at the respected Chelsea Art College before moving to Brighton to study film and music at art school, where his experimental work led him to produce multi-media work centred on sound and video installations, animations and performance. background group_or_band origin Reading (Reading, Berkshire), England genre Alternative rock, Indie (Indie rock) '''Morning Runner''' was an alternative rock band from Reading


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in the town and the growth of the brewing trade for which Reading was to become famous. Reading's trade benefited from better designed turnpike (Turnpike trust) roads which helped it establish its location on the major coaching routes from London to Oxford and the West Country. In 1723, despite considerable local opposition, the Kennet Navigation opened the River Kennet to boats as far as Newbury (Newbury, Berkshire). Opposition stopped when it became


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Berkshire where he appeared in school productions such as ''Toad of Toad Hall''" 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).


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west of London. Unplanned Indirect Potable Reuse Unplanned Indirect Potable Use Public Utilities Board, Overseas Experiences, accessed 24 April 2007. has existed even before the introduction of reclaimed water. Many cities already use water from rivers that contain effluent discharged from upstream sewage treatment plants. There are many large towns on the River Thames upstream of London (Oxford, Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Swindon, Bracknell) that discharge their treated sewage into the river, which is used to supply London with water downstream. After he dropped the royal standard in a Welsh ambush during Henry II's 1157 campaign into Wales, however, his political importance waned. At the Easter court of 1163, Henry was accused of treason for that act by a claimant to the Montfort estate. The two men fought a judicial duel a few months later. Jocelin details Henry's trial by battle with Robert de Montfort on Fry's Island in the River Thames at Reading (Reading, Berkshire). Henry's body was carried senseless from the site of the duel by monks of nearby Reading Abbey, but he revived and there took the Benedictine cowl. As a convicted traitor, however, his estates and offices were forfeit and his family disgraced. T. Keefe, ''Feudal Assessments and the Political Community under Henry II and His Sons'' (Berkeley, 1983), p. 259. East Coast (East Coast (train operating company)) is the primary operator at the station providing Inter-city rail services southbound to York, Doncaster and London and northbound to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Other mainline services are operated by CrossCountry southbound to Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Plymouth and Reading (Reading, Berkshire) and also northbound to Scotland while First TransPennine Express provides services to Liverpool and Manchester via Leeds. Northern Rail operates local and regional services across the North East (North East England) and Cumbria, notably along the Tyne Valley Line to Carlisle (Carlisle railway station) via MetroCentre (MetroCentre (shopping centre)) and Hexham, northbound to Morpeth (Morpeth, Northumberland) and southbound to Middlesbrough and Sunderland (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) while East Coast provides services to Durham and Darlington. National Express East Coast installed ticket barriers in November 2008. '''Aldworth''' is a small village and civil parish (Civil parishes in England) in the English (England) county of Berkshire, close to the modern northern county boundary with Oxfordshire. It is in the rural area between Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Newbury (Newbury, Berkshire) and Streatley (Streatley, Berkshire). The parish includes the neighbouring hamlet (hamlet (place)) of '''Westridge Green'''. '''Pingewood''' is a hamlet (hamlet (place)) in the civil parish (civil parishes in England) of Burghfield, to the south of Reading (Reading, Berkshire), in the English (England) county of Berkshire. It lies to the Southwest of Burghfield Bridge From 1597 works appeared aimed at specific trades, such as clothiers, weavers (Weaver (occupation)) and shoemakers. The latter were commonly literate. Thomas Deloney, a weaver, wrote ''Thomas of Reading (Reading, Berkshire)'', about six clothiers from Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Gloucester, Worcester, Exeter, Salisbury & Southampton, travelling together and meeting at Basingstoke their fellows from Kendal, Manchester and Halifax (Halifax, West Yorkshire). In his, ''Jack of Newbury (Newbury, Berkshire),'' 1600, set in Henry VIII's time, an apprentice to a broadcloth weaver takes over his business and marries his widow on his death. On achieving success, he is liberal to the poor and refuses a knighthood for his substantial services to the king. From 1597 works appeared aimed at specific trades, such as clothiers, weavers (Weaver (occupation)) and shoemakers. The latter were commonly literate. Thomas Deloney, a weaver, wrote ''Thomas of Reading (Reading, Berkshire)'', about six clothiers from Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Gloucester, Worcester, Exeter, Salisbury & Southampton, travelling together and meeting at Basingstoke their fellows from Kendal, Manchester and Halifax (Halifax, West Yorkshire). In his, ''Jack of Newbury (Newbury, Berkshire),'' 1600, set in Henry VIII's time, an apprentice to a broadcloth weaver takes over his business and marries his widow on his death. On achieving success, he is liberal to the poor and refuses a knighthood for his substantial services to the king. Amenities Facilities tend to be geared towards the racecourse


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they were the major landowners. He practised chiefly in London and developed a practice which extended all over southern England, but he also kept an office in Devonport for part of his career, and he was employed particularly extensively in Devon and Cornwall. Apart from this local connection, there are clusters of his work in Gloucestershire (no doubt deriving from his years in Fulljames’ office), Kent, Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire. *Holy Innocents Church (Holy Innocents Church, Tuck Hill), Tuck Hill, Shropshire: 1865 *All Saints Church (All Saints' Church, Reading), Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Berkshire: 1865-74 *St. John the Evangelist Church (St. John the Evangelist Church (St Ives, Cornwall)), St Ives (St Ives, Cornwall), Cornwall: 1866 *St Michael and All Angels Church (St Michael and All Angels Church, Galleywood Common), Galleywood Common, Essex: 1873 *St Giles' Church (St Giles' Church, Reading), Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Berkshire: rebuilding, 1873 *St Michael's Mount, Cornwall: addition of south-east wing for Sir J. St. Aubyn, 1874–80; further extended ca. 1930 *Middle Temple, London: new chambers on north side of Brick Court, 1882, Tudor; altered ca. 1950 after bomb damage *St Luke's Church (St Luke's Church, Reading), Reading (Reading, Berkshire), Berkshire: 1882 *Church, St Gluvias, Cornwall: 1882-83 He was born in Reading, Berkshire, the son of William White, a clothier of Reading, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Henry Kibblewhite of South Fawley, also in Berkshire. He was brought up in London. Sir Thomas was twice married, to Avicia (died 1558) and to Joan. Mark Noble p. 23, states that Joan married first Sir Ralph Warren (Ralph Warren (Lord Mayor)), and was called upon her monumnet "daughter and co-heiress of John Lake, of London, gent,"; but most of the Cromwell family pedigrees, and the visitation of Huntingdonshire in 1613, say she was daughter and co-heiress of John Trelake, alias Davy, of Cornwall, gent. She survived Sir Ralph, and re-married Sir Thomas White, knt. and died at her son-in-law Sir Henry Cromwell's (Henry Williams (alias Cromwell)) seat, at Hinchinbrook, 8 October, and was buried 4 November 1573, in the church of St. Swyth, leaving by her first husband one son, named Richard and a daughter, lady Joan, the wife of Sir Henry Cromwell, (Richard the son settled at Claybury, in Essex) and the daughter Joan was the grand-mother of Oliver Cromwell. Noble (p. 24.) states that all of this is mentioned in the inscription upon her monument, which read thus: 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).


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, Berkshire Reading to offer training to 'surplus women in the lighter branches of agriculture'. Warwick Hostel expanded and moved to Studley Castle in Warwickshire in 1903, becoming Studley Horticultural & Agricultural College for Women. An early student was Adela Pankhurst, and an early warden in the years before World War I was Dr Lillias Hamilton. Students included Taki Handa a student and instructor at Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts (Doshisha_Women%27s_College_of_Liberal_Arts ), Japan, who studied at Studley from 1906-1907, and designed a garden at Cowden Estate (Muckhart#Cowden_estate) in Muckhart, Scotland. The College students undertook hard practical work in its greenhouses and vegetable gardens. Later years and honours On 24 October 1922 Frank Wild married Vera Altman, the widow of a tea planter of Borneo, at Reading (Reading, Berkshire) Registry Office. They had first met in 1918 when Wild was serving in Russia, and he had assisted her to obtain a passage home to England. After the Shackleton–Rowett Expedition Wild returned to South Africa with Vera where he continued to farm. He bought some land in the Mkuzi valley in Zululand (Natal Province) where he tried to grow cotton. The enterprise was a financial disaster and after five years of drought followed by flood, Wild gave up. Next he was involved in railway construction and for a time had some success with a contract to extend the South African railway to the border with Swaziland. However, the contract ended and he was forced to seek employment elsewhere. ''Big Brother'' Originally a hairdresser for Classy Cutz, Newport, Salon's rooting for Helen! ''South Wales Argus'' and part time dance instructor, Adams gained celebrity status in the UK due to her on-screen relationship with fellow ''Big Brother'' contestant Paul Clarke, a car designer from Reading (Reading, Berkshire). During their time in the ''Big Brother'' house, their relationship captivated the nation's interest, with millions of viewers tuning in to see the latest development in their soap opera-like romance. Adams was noted for her spontaneous tendency to blurt out whatever came into her head, which often tended to be bizarrely illogical and were referred to as "Helenisms" by fans and the tabloid press. Despite being the bookies' early favourite for eviction, she went on to take second place in the contest, losing to Brian Dowling in the final. Dowling polled 4,231,660 votes (58%) out of a total 7,255,094, while 2,680,463 viewers (37%) voted for Adams. "4.2m vote Brian winner of `Big Brother'", ''The Independent''. URL last accessed on 2007-02-20. *'''Rename''' When I created the category only Burgenland had an equivalent category, so there was no real form to go by; however, there is now, so it needs to be renamed accordingly. --Inge-Lyubov (User:Inge-Lyubov) 15:51, 15 March 2006 (UTC) *'''Rename''' to avoid needless arguments with those who feel a compelling need to distinguish the town of Reading (Reading, Berkshire) (pop. 232,662) from the city of Reading (Reading, Kansas) (pop. 237). Gene Nygaard (User:Gene Nygaard) 02:02, 18 March 2006 (UTC) It should not be confused with the Mapledurham electoral ward (Wards of the United Kingdom) of the nearby Borough of Reading (Reading, Berkshire), which is a subdivision of that town's suburb of Caversham (Caversham, Berkshire). 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).


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Dobson. The Courtney brothers had previously played with pop punk guitar band Gel, which was scouted and signed by Seymour Stein, the founder of Sire (Sire Records). Alper used to front the Period Pains, who scored a hit with an anti-Spice Girls song in 1997. Early

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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