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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

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 – ?

Buckler Cars Ltd.

The company that began the modern British special and kit car movement.

Bucklers, 67 Caversham Road, Reading. 

1947 - 1961.