Welcome to My Reading
The banner picture is courtesy the Imperial War Museum © IWM
This started out as a personal record of my life in Reading from about 1943 onwards. Some of the pictures on this web site are courtesy Google Maps. If anyone I have named on this web site objects to being mentioned here, I will happily remove the entry – click here to contact me.
I started this web page on New Year’s day 2012. My reason for doing so was two fold. Firstly – one of my sons has asked me to document as much as I can about my childhood years for their family tree activities, and this is the best way for me to do it. Secondly – with the help of other former and present inhabitants of Reading, it will improve the web site and might act as a partial reference for them and their families as well.
I emigrated to Australia in 1966 and lived for most of that time in Melbourne. I married and have three sons. My first wife – Patricia – died from Multiple System Atrophy in 2004.
I have remarried and now live in Anglesea – on the iconic Great Ocean Road – near Melbourne in Australia.
For anyone interested, I have a bio at www.surfcoastwombat.com/the-world-wide-wombat/
There are four sections to this web site.
John Cummings aka JC aka the surfcoastwombat