Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ken Rose – Coley

I remember tin baths – it used to hang on our back wall in Wolseley Street and like Geoff Weller I was the youngest of five boys and the last one in the bath – not a great experience.

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John Cummings – Coley

I was 4 years old when VE day happened and I must have been either staying with or visiting my grandmother in Lorne Street (off the Oxford Road) on VE Day because I have this vivid memory of going out … Continue reading

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Audrey Hora – Coley

My parents had what they called a bungalow bath it was about four to five foot long which was hung outside on the back fence until such times it was needed. They had a shower put in by the council … Continue reading

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Juliet Hewitt – Coley

Haha, I thought this was funny! David is a very good friend of mine and I made him aware of your site as he has lived in Reading all his life and has a strong interest in the history. He … Continue reading

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Geoff Weller – Coley

We had a tin bath in Bright Street untill the houses were pulled down,to make way for the Ring!!!!! Road in the 60’s.It hung up on the wall outside. Friday nights were bath nights and the youngest (me) was the … Continue reading

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David Wiffen – Coley

I remember seeing Tin Baths that hung on the wall, in the back yard, so yes old houses in Coley had them in the 50’s !

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Dez Maule – Coley

Ah, reminds me of the good old days…………………………!!

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John Cummings – Coley

I received the message below from David Turner this morning – I initially thought the guy was pulling my leg – then I recalled that we had a tin bath! Anyone else remember?

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David Turner – Coley

Have only just been made aware of this site, very interesting. As a housing officer at RBC in the early 70’s it was one of my jobs to visit every house in the Coley area that were council owned to … Continue reading

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