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London Road, 1823
London Road, 1823
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Brief Description: Aquatint entitled 'London Rd from Reading', by W H Timms. Framed and glazed
Subject Date: 1823
Creator: W H Timms
Full Description: W.H.Timms produced a series of prints showing scenes in and around Reading which were first published in 1823. This one shows the view along London Road. The road was the main route into town from London in the days before the King's Road was built. The coach for the capital seems to be setting off from the Turk's Head pub, which still exists. The cart ruts in the road and the flock of sheep being driven into town reflect Reading's status as a country market town. In less than twenty years, however, the railway line from London would be completed and Reading's transformation into an industrial town would begin.
Place: London Road, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Width: 22.0cm, Height: 17.0cm
Subject: street scene
Content Type: print
Local Ref: REDMG : 1931.60.4
Unique ID: rm-rm-1931_60_4~9808_071-i-00-000.jpg
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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