Reading's Abbey Quarter, an Illustrated History
I have had a reprint of this book which is now available at Waterstones (Reading), at Reading Museum and Chapter One, Woodley as well by this website and through Amazon.
After three years of research I have produced a book which gives a new insight into the changing face of the Abbey Quarter. This includes the ancient ruins of the Abbey and the modern buildings that now stand on its site. The reader will see how old buildings have changed or vanished to be replaced with those we see today.
By using over 250 illustrations, some dating back nearly 300 years, the reader will understand how the area has evolved. I have aslo looked at the Forbury Gardens, how they were once a place of market fairs and military parades adn how they became the Gardens that were created in the 19th century. The reader will read how many great architects such Waterhouse, Pugin and Scott have worked in the area.
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