...In thinking Reading (the town) should change it's name?

(86 Posts)
TiggyD Fri 18-Jan-13 15:40:19

It makes Googling a right pain in the botty. You put something like "BDSM Reading" for whatever reason into the Googlebox and it gives you a load of books you might like to read.

I suggest Tiggy City.

Rosa Sat 19-Jan-13 14:17:16

The Butts in my era had E M Merits downstairs and Iceland upstairs... Can't remember much else apart from a few ethnic shops .

Tanith Sat 19-Jan-13 14:20:30

I love Jacksons!! Wonderful old fashioned department store, just like stepping back in time.
The buzzers on the floor, the lino, the haberdashers drawers - all untouched for decades. May they never modernise!

Rosa Sat 19-Jan-13 14:22:57

God its still there does it have that sort of old shop musty ( but not dirty smell).? The assistants were always very smart men in ties and had tapemeasures draped round them .

MoominmammasHandbag Sat 19-Jan-13 14:33:08

Black bag
After Dark you are taking me back. Last time I was there would be 1993, me 6 months up the duff with DS1 and DH with his top off shaking his hair around to Nirvana. God he was hot.

DanGleebals Sat 19-Jan-13 14:37:28

Im Caversham too grin. Quite like it other than the sodding traffic. Am also partial to the Alto Lounge.

I used to live in the Coley flats when I was growing up.

Is Jackson's still there? I thought it had gone?

YouCanCallMeBetty Sat 19-Jan-13 15:43:10

Sorry Tanith, Jackson's is going, if it hasn't already sad

ohnoyou Sat 19-Jan-13 16:27:10

I'm from Caversham too, and I love it. Was out at the after dark last night 1st time in years we all had a great time. And I was in Jacksons today! it's due to close at the end of the year. In my youth used to drink in Cherries wine bar, the boars head and coopers.

GreenShadow Sat 19-Jan-13 16:38:54

Hi, another one who remembers the old Reading of 30-40 years ago!

Was never a great fan of Jacksons myself, but BIL used to work there and my DUncle loves it - ideal for 'Gents of a Certain Age'. He has no idea where he'll shop once it goes.

MummyPig24 Sat 19-Jan-13 17:16:42

I didn't know Jacksons was going, that's sad! I used to love it when the assistant would put the money in the chute and it would whizz off somewhere.

PandaOnAPushBike Sat 19-Jan-13 17:29:47

Is Jackson's really really going or just going like it's been going for at least 30 years?

daisydoodoo Sat 19-Jan-13 19:39:06

Its been in the local papers that it is closing this year. I had to go there fro school uniform too.

I live in a confused part of reading, woodley. The postal address is reading but council tax paid to wokingham and schools come under wokingham too.

I was a teen in the 90's and nightlife was better then. Pub crawl around town centre always into the railway tavern usually starting with three guineas as thats where the bus dropped us off. If it was near payday into rg1's or if poorer into the night club over the thorn walk tavern. Was considered a bad night if we'd had to pay for any drinks.

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