History of Reading Society

The Society was founded in 1978 by a group of enthusiasts anxious to keep the history of Reading alive and before the public.


Our object is to cultivate an interest in the history of Reading and the surrounding area, and to bring together a collection of artefacts and documents which shall be made available to future generations. These are to be placed in a recognised local repository.


We welcome new members to our Society, no special knowledge required, just an interest in the area and its inhabitants past and present. Visitors are also welcome to our meetings for a small fee per meeting attended.


We usually meet on the third Wednesday of the month. Talks start at 7.30pm. In August we have no meeting and June and July’s meetings are outings only available to paid up members.