We are delighted to see that Historypin coffee mornings are becoming a regular feature in Reading’s community spaces. Here are some of Whitley’s residents outside the Whitley Wood Community Centre after their monthly get together to chat about photos, stories and their area.
This week Diane brought along a photo of a relative who had been in the police force but she didn’t know when or where the photo was taken (see the photo here). Using great detective skills, Jenny did some research and found out from the insignia on his helmet that he had worked in Holborn, solving the mystery for Diane. We are really impressed that people in Reading are not only sharing stories about their heritage but helping each other find out more about their family histories.
This is all part of our local project ‘Pinning Reading’s History’. If you live in Reading or have photos or stories of Reading, keep an eye on the Historypin Community pages for ways to get involved.