Berkshire War Memorials

READING - Forbury Gardens

The Forbury Gardens are located towards the east of the town centre and were at one time the forecourt of Reading Abbey.

There are several War Memorials in Forbury Gardens, but the gardens are dominated by the Maiwand Lion. To see details of most of the memorials click on the heading. The grounds were occupied by the Royalist military during the English Civil War.

View of Gardens from the east. The mound is to the right and the memorial to King Henry I on the left

The Mound

This was where defensive artillery were stationed during the Siege of Reading in the Civil War

The Maiwand Lion (WM5160)
Erected to commemorate the men from the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment who died in the 2nd Afghan War 1879-1881

The Reading and Berkshire Memorial (WM5238)

The Burma Star Memorial (WM5470)

The Bandstand

The Bandstand is the site of the D-Day Memorial (WM5988)

The Spanish Civil War Memorial

This was moved here in 2015 when the Civil Offices on Dusseldorf Way were closed

The Trooper Potts Memorial Pavement (WM5992)

This will be placed adjacent to the Reading & Berkshire Memorial in 2015

The Trooper Potts and Berkshire Yeomanry Memorial (WM5987)

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