Reading is the largest town in the United Kingdom. Despite being the capital of the Thames Valley, the vagaries of Local Government have many times denied its acquiring City Status. There are in fact two 'Readings' - the Borough of Reading in the centre is home to around 130,000 people but its urban expansion into surrounding areas to form 'Greater Reading' houses well over 350,000 people. It is one of only three places in the UK to have its own exclusive use to a letter (R) in the car registration system (the others being Birmingham (B) and London (L)) It has direct rail services to three airports (Gatwick, Southampton and Birmingham) and a 20 min coach service to Heathrow. Its station is the second busiest outside London having just gone through an 850M rebuild.

We invite you to learn a bit more about the town where Potts was born, grew up, worked and died and its contribution to the Great War.

You can learn something about its history HERE

Or about Reading Today HERE

During the Great War it provided a large number of military hospitals to care for the wounded ands its companies made major contributions to the War effort.

We have added another item of public art to the Reading scene, but despite having a rich collection of sculptures dotted around the town hardly any of its residents or visitors ever notice them but you can CLICK HERE

Part of our contribution is another War Memorial of which Reading has an abundance to see them CLICK HERE

> Or finally to the Reading Borough Council website

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