SU6873 : War memorial to employees of Collier's Brickworks

taken 5 years ago, near to Tilehurst, Reading, Great Britain

War memorial to employees of Collier's Brickworks
War memorial to employees of Collier's Brickworks
S&E Collier was the largest brickworks in Reading, established in the mid 19th century. Production ceased in 1967, and the site here at Grovelands was redeveloped with housing.
Shortly after the end of World War I a memorial to fallen employees was erected in Water Road. Unfortunately it was demolished by a car in 1990, and the structure we see today is a replacement (sign on back of monument, see photo LinkExternal link ).
The plaque lists 28 names, including two members of the Collier family. Those who gave their lives in World War II are also remembered, though not named.
Photographs of the original war memorial, together with S&E Collier family memorabilia, can be seen on the Historypin project 'Revealing Reading's Hidden History' LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6879 7323 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.2329N 1:0.6827W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6879 7323
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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