Links you may find useful and interesting.
I will update them from time to time.
1. One of the first allotment history sites that I found. A lovely history of Sunningdale allotments in Berkshire, just down the railway line to Waterloo from Reading, a general allotment history, links to other allotment history sites and lots more.
2. If you would like to find out more about pylons; try this site for pylon fans.
3. Allotment history (mainly) pages from Lesley Acton.
The blog pages from the newsgrape link below have now been moved to
The site includes lots of other useful resources for those interested in allotments and food growing.
(www.newsgrape.com/u/lesleyacton – no longer available)
4. Reading Borough Council allotments map.
Unfortunately the maps link no longer works. Reading residents can use the “My Reading” tab on the new council website to locate allotments near them.
5. Reading in World War 1
There is a campaign to erect a memorial to Trooper Potts of Reading who was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1915. The website covers the story of Trooper Potts VC, background of World War 1 and Reading’s memorials .