Robert Browne

Born: 20th October 1938

Guyana, South America

Date of interview: 16th July 2006

Map showing where Robert Browne came from

So you have moved to Reading since 1960? And we're now 2006 so you have seen a lot of changes. Can you explain some of those?

Changes I would say, for instance, Queens Road that only used to be one road, the car park didn't exist. Where you go the tax office now, Sapphire Plaza, there was only a little hump backed bridge, goes over there and straight in front of that, going way back to where there's a Homebase that was all Huntley & Palmers biscuit factory. You come along there in the morning you would see West Indian women by their thousands going in there. That was one of the biggest employment places in Reading.