'Without doubt, Reading FC are the finest foreign team seen in Italy' wrote Italian newspaper 'Corriere della Sera'. Ok, so that may have been written in 1913, but I'd settle for that! Reading Football Club may not have the glittering past of some teams, but as the oldest club in the south of England there is plenty of history and this site aims to show some of it.
I grew up in Tilehurst a couple of miles from the old ground at Elm Park and started supporting Reading over forty years ago. My interest in the club's past was sparked when I received David Downs' superb book 'Biscuits and Royals' as a gift in 1984, and after finding some old postcards and cigarette cards featuring Reading I was hooked!
From it's original intention to showcase my cigarette card and postcard collection, the site has evolved, meaning that you will find collections of cards & stickers, newspaper & magazine items, rare & unusual photos etc, with the main focus on building what I believe to be the finest collection of Reading FC team photos to be found anywhere, with 231 now shown. Clicking on any of the gallery pages will open up sub-menus.
If you have any old memorabilia for sale, and in particular any team photos not shown on this site, or would like to ask a question, you can get in touch via the Contact Form. I hope you find something of interest, and please sign the Guest Book.