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Coley Steps, Reading

Photograph - about 1911

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Children on the Coley Steps, Reading

During the nineteenth century the cheap slum housing at Coley Steps was perhaps the most impoverished area of Reading. The Steps ran down the slope towards the River Kennet between Coley Place and Wolseley Street. Much of Reading's poorest housing was demolished after the Second World War. During the 1970s the Inner Distribution Road flattened more of the area.

Museum object number REDMG : 1999.1.1