Sunday, 10 July 2016

Caversham Pottering Past

Hello

Thanks for calling in.

After viewing View Island, my next port of call was Caversham Court Gardens. Heading along the main road through Caversham on the other side of the river to Reading, you can't miss the library.  Built in 1907 in the free Renaissance style, the library has all sorts of quirky bits.




The statue holding up the clock is Old Father Time but the artist is unknown.


Inside I was hoping for a more exciting look, but the windows were rather nice!


Up on the hill in Caversham is a large mansion and parkland housing BBC Monitoring and BBC Radio Bertkshire at Caversham Park. The house and park have a very colourful history stretching back to 1066, passing through the hands of the Kingmaker, Earl of Warwick, also Sir Francis Knollys whose son William entertained Queen Elizabeth I there. US President Thomas Jefferson even visited to get some tips for his garden.  Within the last couple of weeks though, the BBC have announced that they would be selling the Park so another chapter in it's history is about to begin. Here's a link to follow if you are interested in finding out more about the monitoring work of the BBC.



Heading along the busy street past the shops, there are some pretty old houses. Whilst waiting for the cars to get out of the way so I could take a photo of the house below, I didn't notice the lady by the door. I expect she's wondering what I'm up to!



Caversham Court Gardens are beautiful. Do join me next time to have a look.

Cheerio

2 comments:

  1. Love the last house in particular :-)

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  2. That statue holding up the clock is fantastic, what stunning buildings. we are all a bit tired here on account of Andy Murray's match starting at 11pm and the finals of Euro2016 starting at 5am Monday morning our time!
    Have a great week.
    Wren x

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