Reading Conservation Areas Walk

Join guide, Terry Dixon, for this walk through three of Reading’s conservation areas – The Mount, Redlands & Alexandra Road. The history of much of this area is inextricably tied up with the growth of Huntley and Palmers, in particular, in its heyday, and the growth overall of Reading in the Victorian period, accelerated by the coming of the railway. From farms to smart ‘des-res’ & so much more!

The walk will finish at the Museum of English Rural Life where you can stop for a biscuit and a drink if you so wish.  

Please arrive 10 mins early for signing in and safety briefing etc. The meeting place will be notified in the week running up to the walk. 

Numbers are limited, so pre-booking is required.

Image: Andrew Smith / NHS Building, Erleigh Road, Reading /CC BY-SA 2.0 (cropped)

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Fri 01 Mar


10:00 - 12:00

Tickets from



The Centre for Heritage & Family History
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ


The Centre - Berkshire FHS


  • Terry Dixon
    Terry Dixon

    Terry is Reading-born and completed a local apprenticeship as an electronics engineer, before branching into project management and specialising in defence-related initiatives, until his voluntary early retirement in 2016.

    With a love of Reading and its history and considerable experience in leading a Reading-based organisation, he set up his own guided walk initiative – Terry’s Reading Walkabouts, as a non-profit making entity. In the five years since launch, he has established thirteen different themed routes and has raised over £9,400, most of which has been donated to local charities.