By 1525, Reading was the largest town in Berkshire, and tax returns show that Reading was the 10th largest town in England followed closely by Colchester and Leicester, based on taxable wealth. By 1611, Reading had a population of over 5000 and had grown rich on its trade in cloth, as instanced by the fortune made by local merchant John Kendrick .
reading.gov.uk Reading ( i / ˈ r ɛ d ɪ ŋ / RED -ing ) is a lairge toun an unitary authority aurie in Ingland . It is locatit in the Thames Valley at the confluence o the River Thames an River Kennet , an on baith the Great Western Main Line railwey an the M4 motorway , some 40 mile (64 km) wast o Lunnon.
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Berkshire is a county in south-East England. One of the home counties, Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974. Berkshire is a county of historic origin, a ceremonial county and a non-metropolitan county without a county council. The county town is Reading. The River Thames formed the historic northern boundary, from Buscot in the west to Old Windsor in the east. The historic
According to Asser's biography of King Alfred, written in 893 AD, its old name Bearrocscir takes its name from a wood of box trees, which was called Bearroc. This wood, perhaps no longer extant, was west of Frilsham, near Abingdon. Much of the early history of the county is recorded in the Chronicles of the Abingdon Abbey, which at the time of the survey was second only to the crown in the extent and number of its possessions, such as The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay. The abbot also exercised conside
All of the county is drained by the Thames. Berkshire divides into two topological sections: east and west of Reading. North-east Berkshire has the low calciferous m-shaped bends of the Thames south of which is a broader, clayey, gravelly former watery plain or belt from Earley to Windsor and beyond, south, are parcels and belts of uneroded higher sands, flints, shingles and lightly acid soil and in the north of the Bagshot Formation, north of Surrey and Hampshire. Swinley Forest also known as B
As at 2015-2019 a Conservative Party group of local councillors co-run the unitary authorities of West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham and Bracknell Forest with the employed executives. An equivalent group of Labour Party local councillors co-run Reading and Slough.
Reading has a historical involvement in the information technology industry, largely as a result of the early presence in the town of sites of International Computers Limited and Digital. These companies have been swallowed by other groups, but their descendants, Fujitsu and Hewl
Abingdon Abbey once had dairy-based granges in the south-east of the county, Red Windsor cheese was developed with red marbling. Some Berkshire cheeses are Wigmore, Waterloo and Spenwood in Riseley; and Barkham Blue, Barkham Chase and Loddon Blewe at Barkham.
Reading (pronounced: "Redding") is a large town in Berkshire in England. It is the largest town in England and the largest settlement in Berkshire. It is home to about 230,000 people. Reading is found in South East England, between London and Bristol. The River Thames goes through the town. Reading replaced Abingdon as the county town of ...
1929 – Easter: Reading Aerodrome opens at Woodley. 1932 27 July: War memorial to men of Reading and Berkshire unveiled at the entrance to Forbury Gardens. Reading Crematorium established in Caversham. Tilehurst Water Tower erected. 1933 – 29 March: Miles Hawk aircraft first flies, at Woodley Aerodrome.
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Reading is the complex cognitive process of decoding symbols to derive meaning. It is a form of language processing. Success in this process is measured as reading comprehension. Reading is a means for language acquisition, communication, and sharing information and ideas. The symbols are typically visual but may be tactile. Like all languages, it is a complex interaction between text and reader, shaped by prior knowledge, experiences, attitude, and the language community—which is...
Currently most reading is either of the printed word from ink or toner on paper, such as in a book, magazine, newspaper, leaflet, or notebook, or of electronic displays, such as computer displays, television, mobile phones or e-readers. Handwritten text may also be produced using a graphite pencil or a pen. Short texts may be written or painted on an object. Often the text relates to the object, such as an address on an envelope, product info on packaging, or text on a traffic or street sign. A
Reading may be used for at school or work, incidentally during everyday life activities, or for pleasure.
Literacy is the ability to use the symbols of a writing system. It is the ability to interpret what the information symbols represent, and re-create those same symbols so that others can derive the same meaning. Illiteracy is the inability to derive meaning from the symbols used in a writing system. Dyslexia refers to a cognitive difficulty with reading and writing. It is defined as brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person's ability to read. The term dyslexia ca
Different types of reading tests exist: 1. Sight word reading: reading words of increasing difficulty until they become unable to read or understand the words presented to them. Difficulty is manipulated by using words that have more letters or syllables, are less common and have more complicated spelling–sound relationships. 2. Nonword reading: reading lists of pronounceable nonsense words out loud. The difficulty is increased by using longer words, and also by using words with more ...
Reading books and writing are among brain-stimulating activities shown to slow down cognitive decline in old age, with people who participated in more mentally stimulating activities over their lifetimes having a slower rate of decline in memory and other mental capacities. Reading for pleasure has been linked to increased cognitive progress in vocabulary and mathematics during adolescence. Reading also reduces stress, improves memory, focus, writing skills, and enhances imagination. Sustained h
Reading (UK Parliament constituency) (1295-1950 and 1955-1974) Reading/Wokingham Urban Area , aurie defined bi UK Office for Naitional Statistics Reading railway station , a principal railway station serving Reading, Berkshire
Reading leži na ušću rijeke Kennet u Temzu, i na kanalu Avon - Kennet, udaljen 61 km zapadno od Londona. Grad je važno željezničko čvorište. Historija. Reading je još 871. bio logor danskih Vikinga. Prvi put je status grada dobio - 1253. poveljom od kralja Henrya III.
Reading er ein by og ei sameint styresmakt i Berkshire i England.Han ligg ved staden der elvene Themsen og Kennet renn saman, omkring halvveges mellom London og Oxford.Byen er ved sida av London eit av dei viktigaste forretningssentera i det søraustlege England, og fleire store britiske og multinasjonale selskap har hovudkvartera sine der.