Reading Chronicle Collection
The London Olympic torch relay at Reading in 1948
The Reading Chronicle Collection is a large and historically important group of over 40,000 negatives of photographs taken by the newspaper between 1938 and 1964. This was a period of great change for the town from the rigours of the Second World War to the social change of post-war immigration and reconstruction.
An array of everyday events are covered from football matches to weddings, but more unusual news events are featured such as VE Day street parties, floods, the Olympic torch relay, coronation celebrations and anti-apartheid marches. Please contact us if you are looking for a specific image from the collection.
You can find almost 2000 of the Reading Chronicle Collection images on our Collections Online website.
Date updated: 11 Dec 2014
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Explore almost 2000 images from the Reading Chronicle on our Collections Online website