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THROUGH READING AND NEWBURY ON THE ROAD FOR BATH

THROUGH READING AND NEWBURY ON THE ROAD FOR BATH

Reading (lower photograph), though an old county town, has little elderly in its appearance. There are, however, a few eighteenth century buildings in Friar Street, opposite the General Post Office. Continuing on our route to Bath we reach Newbury, about seventeen miles from Reading. Here there is an inn, the Jack of Newbury, named after a local hero, John Smallwood the clothier, who marched to Flodden Field in 1513 at the head of 130 men. Our photograph shows the Broadway, with the Bath Road going off to the left.

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