Public benefits

There will be many lasting benefits from the provision of the memorial to Fred Potts. Among them are:-

The establishment of a new cultural and historic icon

Civic pride from the establishment of this new memorial and the ability to celebrate it

Community and educational engagement in the project as it progresses

Fills a missing link in the memorials in the area of the Forbury

Tourism will benefit from a new feature and the signposting in the related website

Educational benefits via the provision of a linked website including other memorials and sculptures

Establish awareness of the past and present roles of the Berkshire Yeomanry

It will be a key attraction in the "Abbey Quarter" and its inclusion is incorporated into Reading Borough Council's Heritage Lottery Fund application to re-open the Abbey Ruins

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