Reading road names shortlisted

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Reading road names shortlisted

by SPARTA » 04 Feb 2013 21:53

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-21327605

A shortlist of new road names for Reading has been published.

Among the names are late Reading FC goalkeeper Steve Death, Reading FC chairman Sir John Madejski and the Reading Festival.

BBC Radio Berkshire presenters Andrew Peach and Phil Kennedy are also on the list to be approved by the council.

The council said the names should "reflect the culture or history of the town or honour a personality with a close link to Reading".

Reading borough council received 49 suggestions and has recommended 27 for approval at a Planning Application Committee meeting on Thursday.

Other names include:

- Andy Alleyne - Reading FC's first black player
- Limerick - to celebrate Reading's Irish community
- Matrix - the former Reading nightclub
- Private Fred Potts - the only Reading man to win a Victoria Cross medal
- Oscar Wilde - Poet and author incarcerated at Reading Gaol
- Per Jonsson - Reading speedway team and world champion


I can't believe there's no mention of Steve Coppell or Robin Friday?!

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Re: Reading road names shortlisted

by Biscuit_Boy » 04 Feb 2013 21:59

I assume one will be called Death Row?

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by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 04 Feb 2013 21:59

Interesting! Although I guess Friday wasn't mainly reading having played for Cardiff too? I don't know.

Alleyne sounds cool. I don't know much about our first black player. Any stories about him? Did he get racist abuse?

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by AthleticoSpizz » 04 Feb 2013 22:02

we already have TGIF's
Andy Alley has a ring to it (no racial abuse that I can remember 2ww1wc, but there was a tendency to pick him out on the pitch)

Limerick can fook right off along with any streets named after our local councillors

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by Jackson Corner » 04 Feb 2013 22:05

Oscar Wilde? He was Irish and only came to Reading for being a bum boy. Hardly worth honouring.


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by AthleticoSpizz » 04 Feb 2013 22:06

Jackson Corner Oscar Wilde? He was Irish and only came to Reading for being a bum boy. Hardly worth honouring.
perfect Reading Borough Council hero status
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by Lovely hot donuts! » 04 Feb 2013 22:12

Simod cup street?

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by Lovely hot donuts! » 04 Feb 2013 22:13

But BBC Berks presenters? oxf*rd off!
They are average radio presenters of the moment locally, they have no large significant impact on the history of the town!

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by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 04 Feb 2013 22:14

Jackson Corner Oscar Wilde? He was Irish and only came to Reading for being a bum boy. Hardly worth honouring.


Hey I'm in no way pro gayness and certainly not pro gay marriage but come on, bum boy is needlessly offensive. And the poor chap was imprisoned for his sexuality. A very big deal we (as a nation) need to be ashamed of. Definitely worth remembering.


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by DOYLERSAROYALER » 04 Feb 2013 22:17

Lovely hot donuts! But BBC Berks presenters? oxf*rd off!
They are average radio presenters of the moment locally, they have no large significant impact on the history of the town!


Adi "Burmunhum" Williams ? :D

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by SpaghettiHoop » 04 Feb 2013 22:19

Jimmy Kebe Boulevard.

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by Albert Spangler » 04 Feb 2013 22:32

I'm looking forward to Wilde Way, Alleyne Alley, Limerick Lane and Glenville Close.

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by Bowman's Quiver » 04 Feb 2013 22:47

Where can I vote for Wan*lyn Way?


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by Albert Spangler » 04 Feb 2013 22:48

Bowman's Quiver Where can I vote for oxf*rd Way?


There is no oxf*rd Way

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by Hemenbruff Royal » 04 Feb 2013 22:56

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by Royal With Cheese » 04 Feb 2013 23:13

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by OldBiscuit » 04 Feb 2013 23:25

2 world wars, 1 world cup Interesting! Although I guess Friday wasn't mainly reading having played for Cardiff too? I don't know.

Alleyne sounds cool. I don't know much about our first black player. Any stories about him? Did he get racist abuse?


He got quite a bit of racist abuse including quite a bit from a minority of our lot too, you know, the usual big mouths that try and amuse those around them. A few monkey noises, monkey impressions, verbal stuff, and this is going to sound silly, but it was done in so called 'good natured fun'. Andy scored a goal on his debut but they still carried on. It was like that in those days.

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by If you still hate Futcher » 05 Feb 2013 01:01

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by Reading4eva » 05 Feb 2013 07:13

Kebe Drive. The best road in the whole of Britain. It might even bring a sandy beach, palm trees and beautiful women to Berkshire. Kebe Drive - it does what he wants

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