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Do you know anything about the town’s past? Who did what ?
Try this:
https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/berks ... z-11059963

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Sheesh. 9. I is officially thick!
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Voiceoftreason? wrote: 24 Apr 2020 15:10 Sheesh. 9. I is officially thick!
No, not thick, just too young! Don't forget some forum members are a lot older than thee and me Vot so have the advantage of actually being there at the time. :wink: I only got 8, I thought the Oracle was a workhouse for anyone and not just weavers? :?

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You’re too kind WR - as a,ways.

Yes I thought it was a general workhouse too. Where would there be enough weavers locally to fill it???
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There was a thriving silk weaving industry a mulberry tree was planted somewhere, Hosier Street possibly, for the cultivation of silkworms. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and no, I don’t remember it ! I always assumed that’s why it was called Hosier Street because silk hosiery was woven there.
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lizwing wrote: 24 Apr 2020 18:46 There was a thriving silk weaving industry a mulberry tree was planted somewhere, Hosier Street possibly, for the cultivation of silkworms. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and no, I don’t remember it ! I always assumed that’s why it was called Hosier Street because silk hosiery was woven there.
Hosier Street? Yes could well be. But as I mentioned some time ago, the house opposite the gallery had a huge Mulberry Tree in the garden- planted probably before it was a house and garden - house built much the same as the gallery building I,e 1820s. I seem to remember when reading one of the History of Reading books, that Elizabeth I donated “several” mulberry trees to the town and they were planted in what is now the Castle St area .... so without “the houses in between” Hosier Street and the old Oracle would have been involved in weaving.
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While doing my family tree I discovered that many of my ancestors were silk weavers in Reading.
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Wow Liz that’s really interesting. I had no idea about the weavers.
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windrush wrote: 24 Apr 2020 15:22
Voiceoftreason? wrote: 24 Apr 2020 15:10 Sheesh. 9. I is officially thick!
No, not thick, just too young! Don't forget some forum members are a lot older than thee and me Vot so have the advantage of actually being there at the time. :wink: I only got 8, I thought the Oracle was a workhouse for anyone and not just weavers? :?

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Another one. My 13 Should be be beatable.
https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/berks ... k-18263495
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MickEdge wrote: 24 May 2020 11:32 Another one. My 13 Should be be beatable.
https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/berks ... k-18263495
I only equalled your score Mick. :-( Like my school report: 'Peter should do better'. :whistle1:

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13 for me also.
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15

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I got 14. It would have been 15, but I misread one of the questions.
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Put me down for a smug 15 too.
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Obviously too easy for some. I think we should time the responses. Not that I am suggesting anyone asked the audience or coughed😀
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MickEdge wrote: 24 May 2020 13:54 Obviously too easy for some. I think we should time the responses. Not that I am suggesting anyone asked the audience or coughed😀
So shall I put up the answers? - For those who haven’t already looked ? :wink:
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Voiceoftreason? wrote: 24 May 2020 13:04 15

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Well, seeing as how you actually live in the area, you SHOULD get them all correct! :whistle1: The H&P one I got wrong as I thought the main building had all gone, and also the theatre one as I hadn't the foggiest idea about that (I didn't even realise that the town still had a theatre) and guessed incorrectly. Not too bad though for somebody who left in 1975 as a mere child. :-)

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Pffft. I was merely using my natural intellect :raspb1:
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MickEdge wrote: 24 May 2020 13:54Obviously too easy for some.
It helped that they were all in central Reading, and that the same picture appeared in more than one question.
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Voiceoftreason? wrote: 24 May 2020 18:27 Pffft. I was merely using my natural intellect :raspb1:
And yet you still managed 15? :? :-) Where is Reading's theatre now then vot?

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Hhhmn. Same place afaik? Düsseldorf Way?
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Pooneil wrote: 24 May 2020 19:49
MickEdge wrote: 24 May 2020 13:54Obviously too easy for some.
It helped that they were all in central Reading, and that the same picture appeared in more than one question.
My excuse is I’d previously been trying to login to one of those sites that insist you first tick all the fire hydrants you can see or traffic lights.
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Voiceoftreason? wrote: 24 May 2020 19:55 Hhhmn. Same place afaik? Düsseldorf Way?
So where the dickens is THAT then?????? :banghead: Oh let me guess, 'take a left at Berlin Parkway and straight across Cologne Avenue' :? Happen I'm better off not knowing. :-(

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windrush wrote: 24 May 2020 21:13
Voiceoftreason? wrote: 24 May 2020 19:55 Hhhmn. Same place afaik? Düsseldorf Way?
So where the dickens is THAT then?????? :banghead: Oh let me guess, 'take a left at Berlin Parkway and straight across Cologne Avenue' :? Happen I'm better off not knowing. :-(

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Düsseldorf Way runs in front of what used to be the Civic Offices in Reading, and round by the .hexagon. It faces Briad Atreet Mall. https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/readi ... s-15901587

It was named from our twin town.
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Voiceoftreason? wrote: 24 May 2020 21:33
windrush wrote: 24 May 2020 21:13
Voiceoftreason? wrote: 24 May 2020 19:55 Hhhmn. Same place afaik? Düsseldorf Way?
So where the dickens is THAT then?????? :banghead: Oh let me guess, 'take a left at Berlin Parkway and straight across Cologne Avenue' :? Happen I'm better off not knowing. :-(

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Düsseldorf Way runs in front of what used to be the Civic Offices in Reading, and round by the .hexagon. It faces Briad Atreet Mall.
Briad Atreet was the 16th century wandering minstrel who wrote the haunting ballad "The Lament of Reading Abbey" :wink:
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Oi, I’ve got stiff hands! Broad Street I meant 🙄
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windrush wrote: 24 May 2020 21:13 So where the dickens is THAT then?????? :banghead: Oh let me guess, 'take a left at Berlin Parkway and straight across Cologne Avenue' :? Happen I'm better off not knowing. :-(
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I think it all happened after you’d left Pete. The Hexagon etc was built c1977.
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Is there a Readingstrasse in Düsseldorf, anyone know?
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piwacket wrote: 24 May 2020 22:22
windrush wrote: 24 May 2020 21:13 So where the dickens is THAT then?????? :banghead: Oh let me guess, 'take a left at Berlin Parkway and straight across Cologne Avenue' :? Happen I'm better off not knowing. :-(
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I think it all happened after you’d left Pete. The Hexagon etc was built c1977.
I do know about the Hexagon Pi, and have seen it from the IDR of course, I didn't realise it was actually classed as a theatre though? I imagined it was more of a concert hall, like the Royal Albert Hall etc? So Dusseldorf Way is somewhere near the IDR then, that's me lost in central Reading then even though I have probably (but unknowingly) driven along it!

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Dussledorf Way is elevated, it runs above where you exit the Broad Street Mall car park on the way on to the IDR, WR. As you leave the Broad Street Mall car park, you go down the twisty turny and somewhat narrow ramps and pass underneath the Mall. There used to be a collection point for bulky Argos items, tucked away there. It’s a bit dim and dingy underneath and that’s where the deliveries used to go. There are or at least were, a couple of car parking spaces for ‘VIPs’ just by the exit onto the IDR. From there, you turn left and go ip the ramp by the Police Station and on to the roundabout.

Dussledorf Way run directly in front of where the Civic used to be - do you remember there used to be fountains there, that dropped the cascade into the void created by building over the underground car parking? The performers entrance to the Hexagon is pretty much directly underneath where the civic used to be.

It wasn’t until I’d worked at the civic forma couple of years that I knew what the pavement between it and the Broad Street Mall was called !
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Thank's for that Vot, I can't really remember much about that area as even when I lived in the town I rarely ventured into it for shopping. I did recognize the Hexagon in the quiz but didn't associate it with 'theatre' as I was thinking of something traditional and more along the lines of The Kenton at Henley which is why I picked the other option.

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windrush wrote: 25 May 2020 08:21 Thank's for that Vot, I can't really remember much about that area as even when I lived in the town I rarely ventured into it for shopping. I did recognize the Hexagon in the quiz but didn't associate it with 'theatre' as I was thinking of something traditional and more along the lines of The Kenton at Henley which is why I picked the other option.

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Certainly know what you mean Pete... as the Hexagon was intended to be “all things to all people” ... which in reality never worked out as it should have done. The only actual permanent theatre building is the Independently fully owned one which I belong to in The Mount, Christchurch Rd.
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Apart from the Minghella Studios on the university campus.
And south street
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dave m wrote: 25 May 2020 17:45 Apart from the Minghella Studios on the university campus.
And south street
,,, except that our building is a Theatre - purpose built as such and we own the Freehold, no-one else is involved in the ownership :)
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