Britain By Car - A Motoring History


The county town of Berkshire, at the confluence of the Rivers Thames and Kennet.

A university town and cultural centre, Reading has been traditionally associated with the brewing, baking and the seed growing business. 

Today it is a commercial centre hosting the headquarters of a number of major companies.

Britain's first Little Chef

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The small US-style diner that gave rise to a national network of roadside restaurants.

Oxford Road, Reading.  (Probably close to Winslet Place, about two miles north west of the town centre.)

1958 – ?

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