The film shows extracts of a service held on 4 October just outside Forbury Gardens, Reading, during which Reading's new war memorials were unveiled and dedicated before a congregation of some 700 people. A formal Parade and General Salute by 94(Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron was taken by The Lord-Lieutenant of Berkshire, Mr J Puxley. Music is by the Band and Bugles of The Rifles.
We thank our Patrons; The Hon Mrs Bayliss CVO JP, Mr Christopher Tarrant OBE and Mr Michael Naxton, Curator of Lord Ashcroft's VC Collection for their tremendous support throughout.
We also thank our Major Patrons, Haslams Estate Agents, and Sue Roberts Associates for their help in raising the major portion of the funds required.
Reading Borough Council (RBC), Councllors and Officers, across some 7 departments, have supported the project since it started in 2010. RBC have provided the site and will "adopt" the memorial. Without their early and continued support this project would not have got off the ground.
Donations, large and small have been made by Individuals and companies, mainly from around the Reading area. The names of all donors and Grant Bodies can be seen on our website. pottsvctrust.org/P6800.html
We thank the people and companies who have worked together to deliver the memorials, these include:
Anne-Marie Carroll a Reading designer who developed the concept and details for the Information Boards.clickwork.net/amc
Francis Construction of Reading who built the two plinths. francisconstruction.co.uk/
Morris Singer Fine Art Foundry of Lasham who cast and coloured the statue. morrissinger.co.uk/gallery.php
A F Jones, Stonemasons of Reading who made the Portland stone cladding and carved the VC & Yeomanry Badges and the lettering. afjones.co.uk/489
Photocast Products of Liverpool who produced and installedthe Yeomanry Roll of Honour. photocast.co.uk
Robert Rigby Architects of Reading who produced the architects drawings and obtained engineering advice for the foundations. rraltd.co.uk
Third Lens Films of Burghfield who have filmed each stage of production.thirdlensfilms.com
Tom Murphy - Sculptor - liverpoolsculptures.com/site/welcome-to-liverpool-sculptures
A J Wells of the Isle of Wight who produced the information boards about the Victoria Cross, The Berkshire Yeomanry and Gallipoli. ajwells.com