Reading War Memorial

The War Memorial in Reading is not really a spectacular memorial, it does not have any Roll of Honour, or any of the trappings normally associated with war memorials that I have seen, in fact it is probably better described as a Cenotaph. It is situated on a small island outside the gates of Forbury Gardens at Google Earth co-ordinates  51.456553°,  -0.968066°.

Reading War Memorial

Reading War Memorial

Inscription

Inscription

Interestingly enough, not too far away from the cenotaph, affixed to a building next to St Laurence Church is a plaque relating to the bombing of Reading on 10 February 1943.

Bombing Incident Plaque

Bombing Incident Plaque

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