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Oscar Night at the RBC Policy Committee: the winner is Greenwich Leisure!

Rivermead in June 2017

The Reading Borough Council (RBC) policy committee on 20 January was meant to be an Oscar night for an unnamed winner of the Award to Design, Build and Maintain Reading’s Boroughwide Leisure Centres, who would only ever be referred to as bidder A.  The frustration of the procurement process was too much and the compère, RBC leader Jason Brock, decided to reveal the successful bidder’s name. But wait, hadn’t RBC chief executive officer (CEO) Peter Sloman already done that?

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How Katesgrove ironworks contributed to the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

By Evelyn Williams and Adam Harrington.


Limestone figurine of a horse 750- 650 BC, Cypro-archaic I period.
Image courtesy of the Ure Museum (c) University of Reading.

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology on Reading University’s Whiteknights campus houses many ancient Cypriot artefacts collected by Ellen Barry at the end of the nineteenth century. Ellen Barry was the daughter of William Exall, a partner at the former Katesgrove Lane ironworks Barrett, Exall and Andrewes. Her mother was Frances Mary Andrewes, who was a sister of another partner in the same business, Charles Andrewes.

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Learn to Bowl at Reading Bowling Club on Kendrick Road

Reading Bowling Club on Kendrick Road in Katesgrove are holding two ‘Learn to Bowl’ days on 5 May and 1 June this summer.

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Minor changes in parking restrictions are a major problem for Reading Bowling Club

Reading Bowling Club on Kendrick Road in Katesgrove are concerned that proposed changes to parking arrangements on Morgan and Kendrick Roads will have a severe detrimental effect on the club.

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Milestone occasion celebrated at Reading Bowling Club

Bowlers taking part in the President v Captains’ match

One of the long-standing traditions at Reading Bowling Club on Kendrick Road has been the annual President versus Captain match. This has always been a prestigious occasion, with not only a hard fought competition between the two teams on the green, but with a social occasion afterwards.

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