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Telephone code: 0118
Postcode: RG1
Population: 250000
Council: Reading
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Birthplace of:
William Laud | Elizabeth Taylor | Howard Davies | Chris Tarrant | Will Young | Ricky Gervais | Sam Mendes | Raj Persaud | Kate Winslet | Arthur Negus | Charles Simeon | John Soane | Charlie Brooker | Kate Middleton | Mike Oldfield |

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Some of the countryside surrounding the town is glorious. Get out and have a look at some of the villages - Eric


Traffic here is ludicrous. Avoid generally, but if you have to you will get caught up in the monstrous one-way system inner ring road (known as IDR)! And if you donít know where youíre going, you might miss the actual shopping centre Ė sounds silly but believe me itís possible!!!!! - Cathryn

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Battle of Poitiers - 1356, Great Plague of London at its Height - 1665, 'Lord Haw-Haw' sentenced to death - 1945, First Traffic Wardens in London - 1960, First Glastonbury - 1970, First Episode of Fawlty Towers - 1975, Murder of Carl Bridgewater - 1978, Southall Train Crash - 1997
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