Category Archives: My Southcote

Jo Parsons – Southcote

Hi John – this map of old Southcote may be of interest.  This was before The Happy Prospect pub was built and before the flats on Bath Road.  It includes Bucknells Farm and Southcote Manor.

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John Cummings – Southcote

Hi Sophie Apologies for the late reply. I’m glad my little bit of Southcote memories appealed to you. I really don’t have much more to offer as I only lived in Southcote Lane for about 5 years and it was … Continue reading

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Sophie Saraby – Southcote

Hi John, I was googling Southcote and found your post on the above. I lived at Calcot Place, down the next driveway on the left after Joel’s newsagent, on the Bath Rd going away from Reading. I spent my life … Continue reading

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Jo Parsons – Southcote

The Army photo was taken in approx 1956. I have attached another photo which shows your house, taken in August 1958. Re the doctors – “The surgery was built in 1955 when Dr John Dilley was appointed to the new … Continue reading

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John Cummings – Southcote

Loved the photo! I am going to create a new page under the “My Southcote” tab on the Home page and call it “Memories and Trivia” and will put your photo there.  Very pleased to hear of your connection to … Continue reading

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Jo Parsons – Southcote

Martin, my husband, was a pupil at Reading School and is now a school governor. He forwarded your name to the Old Boys Association but they say they are already in contact with you. Hope they have been helpful in … Continue reading

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John Cummings – Southcote

Hi Jo  and Alan I have had a lot of emails regarding my Coley page but only three in connection with the Southcote page but in fairness it is far from developed. I did get an email some time ago … Continue reading

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Jo Parsons – Southcote

Hi I’ve been reading your memories of Southcote and found it interesting. I lived at 237 just over the road from you. We moved in in 1952 when I was just 6 months old and knew Raymond very well. Here … Continue reading

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John Cummings – Southcote

Hi Alan Good to hear from you and to get your comments.  I have been meaning for some time now to add further information to the “My Southcote” page but other things seem to have got in the way!!  Maybe … Continue reading

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Alan Brown – Southcote

Hello – just been reading your article on Southcote and Reading School and its a small world – my wife’s father was Harry Thomas and he taught Biology at Reading School from 1952 to 1955 – also her brother attended … Continue reading

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Alan Brown – Southcote

Hello – just read your article on Southcote – I lived almost opposite you at No235 – the Brown family. We moved there in 1954 and my mother lived there till she died in 2007. Dave Bennet married my sister … Continue reading

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