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Simonds' The Happy Prospect, Reading

Photograph from Reading Chronicle Collection - August 1959

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The Happy Prospect in Southcote.

The Happy Prospect was built by Reading brewery Simonds to serve the growing post-war council housing estate at Southcote. It was located on the corner of Southcote Lane and Coronation Square. The Square's name commemorates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, whilst the pub's name probably refers to Prospect Park that connects to the north of the estate. The pub was demolished in 2011 to make way for new housing in the area.

This photograph was taken for the Berkshire Chronicle but was not published.

Museum object number REDMG : 1980.36.D29.5

See related topic: Reading Chronicle

See related topic: Reading Pubs

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