Views From the Hill

Dennis Wood


ISBN 978-0-9935512-4-6   PRICE £18.00 PLUS £2.85 P&P


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Rising up from the valley of the River Kennet in Reading, to where Christ Church stands prominently, is a hill that was known in Victorian times as Southern Hill. This formed the main dividing line between the town of Reading and the area that is known as Whitley


The Story of Whitley describes its development from a Saxon Manor that was listed in the Norman Domesday Book. Being largely farmland until a century ago, it became a significant housing and commercial area of the town of Reading. The book also includes Memories of Whitley Life in Times Past from people who spent their younger years living there.