Reading’s Victorian Buildings

A layman’s view of some of Reading’s Victorian buildings, covering several architects, styles, genres and functions. Discover why you should stop and take a closer look.

Our speaker is Terry Dixon who runs popular walking tours of the town. This talk is inspired by his Reading Architecture Walkabout, during which he takes participants on a walk through the many different architectural styles in his wonderful town. If you’re not already proud of these buildings, you will be by the end of the talk.

This is the first of three talks in the Lesser-Known Reading Talks Series. The other talks take place on 9th November and 7th December. You may book tickets for individual events or for all three talks in the series for a reduced price.  

After the talk, tea/coffee and cake will be available (included in the price). Pre-booking is preferred, but you can pay on the door, if there are spaces available.  

Image: Reading museum & Town Hall by Paul Gillett (cropped).

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Thu 12 Oct


14:00 - 15:30




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.