Market Place, Reading, looking southwards.

Market Place, Reading, looking southwards to the Buttermarket, c. 1910. The market is in progress around the Simeon obelisk, designed by Sir John Soane, at this time with the lamp standards attached to it. There are displays of potatoes and potted plants, but the most obvious is that of John Wilder, maker of agricultural machinery. Identifiable shops: 47 Market Place (John Smith and Son, hairdressers and sports outfitters); No. 46 Market Place (C. Bradley, chemist); No. 1 Buttermarket (Frank Gale, cycle maker); Nos. 2 and 3 Buttermarket (Thomas Cane, dining rooms); No. 4 Buttermarket (Robert Young, boot and shoe maker); Nos. 37 and 38 Market Place (Harry Julian, Humber Cycle Depot). 1910-1919 : postcard with caption "Market Place, Reading," numbered A86. Later postcard from the same photograph at Dynix 1220010.

Image Details

Image Title Market Place, Reading, looking southwards.
Date c1910
Format Illustration
Description Black and white photograph ; 8x13cm. postcard.
Subject Street scenes and landscapes -- Reading -- Illustrations
Market Place -- Reading -- Illustrations
Buttermarket -- Reading -- Illustrations
Monuments -- Reading -- Illustrations
Gas lighting -- Illustrations
Markets -- Reading -- Illustrations
Shoe shops -- Reading -- Illustrations
Hairdressing -- Reading -- Illustrations
Chemists' shops -- Reading -- Illustrations
Cycle manufacturers and dealers -- Reading -- Illustrations
Restaurants and cafes -- Reading -- Illustrations
Engineering -- Reading -- Illustrations
Ordnance Survey Map Reference SU716734 SU716735 SU717734 SU717735
Collection Local Studies Collection
Horizon Number: 1220007
Type Reference Stock
Call Number: R/C/MAR
Status Reference

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