to the Local Images website and thank you for visiting.
I have now lived in Berkshire for many years, long enough to have
found my away around, but I'm not a native of the area and so my
judgements on it are not biased by native pride. There are
so many attractive corners of our country that it is easy to overlook
places that are not blessed with mountain scenery, babbling brooks
or dry-stone walls. But even some people who have lived here all
of their lives seem surprised that it can actually look quite beautiful,
but maybe that's because they haven't found out yet where to look
or when to look.
I hope this site will open a few eyes to the delights of Reading and its surroundings,
in particular to the rivers and canals that flow either through the town itself
or nearby and to the communities along their routes, to the quiet and rural South
Oxfordshire countryside and to the more varied county of Berkshire.