Caversham Road: History & Architecture
The Caversham Road area of Reading has a rich history and plenty of
surviving Victorian buildings. We’ll be exploring an area where
department store and brick magnates left their mark and the bicycles
for the British Army’s first cycling regiment were made.
The area has had a wide range of industries over the years, from the
malthouses that sold to Simonds Brewery to the iron foundries near the
Thames that served the railways and other light industries such as
vehicle works and Cox & Wyman printers, who operated in the area for
over 200 years. For many years this area has been something of a
neglected backwater, and partly for this reason a surprising amount of
its heritage has remained to this day.
Join us for a short tour exploring the area’s colourful history and
fine Victorian architecture.