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Huntley & Palmers Bicentennial: Presentation to Reading Civic Society by Joe Doak, Doctoral Researcher in Urban History, Department of Real Estate & Planning

Joe Doak Huntley Palmer RBC Event
Event information
Date 14 May 2022
Time 13:30-15:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Free
Venue Abbey Baptist Church
Event types:
Fairs and exhibitions

Joe will describe and explain how the Kings Road factory happened, covering land assembly, funding, design, construction, building use and, finally, redevelopment for office, industrial and retail uses. Indicative of this on-going process of property development, part of the original site is currently being redeveloped once again for the new Huntley Wharf residential scheme. Joe promises to include a few nuggets of social and economic history that he has uncovered from the MERL archives as well as insights into the planning and development process. Joe’s research also contributed to the recent ‘Local Listing’ of the Factory’s Recreation Building and the Factory Garden, next to the Kennet & Avon Canal. Further details of the talk and booking information are available at:

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