Market Place, Reading, looking north to St. Laurence's Church, c.1920

Market Place, Reading, looking north to St. Laurence's Church, c. 1920. On the west side, the entrance to the Corn Exchange with clock above; No. 34 (G. Turner, grocer); No. 33 (Salmon Ltd., tea merchants, with tea-rooms above). The Simeon obelisk, designed by Sir John Soane, is visible, and there is no cabmen's shelter. Various motor-cars are parked around the area, and the horse-drawn covered wagon of Chaplin and Company waits outside Salmon's. 1920-1929 : postcard with caption "Reading Market Place" and numbered 65914, by F. Frith and Company. There is a photographic print at #1285606.    

Image Details

Image Title Market Place, Reading, looking north to St. Laurence's Church, c.1920
Date 1920
Format Illustration
Description black and white photograph ; 9x14cm. postcard.
Subject Street scenes and landscapes -- Reading -- Illustrations
Market Place -- Reading -- Illustrations
Horse-drawn carts and wagons -- Reading -- Illustrations
Automobiles -- Reading -- Illustrations
Clocks -- Reading -- Illustrations
Corn exchanges -- Reading -- Illustrations
Grocers' shops -- Reading -- Illustrations
Monuments -- Reading -- Illustrations
Ordinance Survey Map Reference SU716734 SU716735 SU717734 SU717735
Collection Reading Borough Libraries Collection
Horizon Number: 1219944
Type Reference Stock
Call Number: R/C/MAR
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OCR Text

Reading, Market Place.