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The Broadcloth Industry nearly bankrupts Reading

The Broadcloth Industry nearly bankrupts Reading

Joan Dils, an eminent Reading historian gave a talk at Reading Library this week and amongst her facts noted Reading had been a hub for cloth making during the English Civil War and how both sides reluctance to pay up added to the financial strain placed Reading during this period. More about Reading can be learned from Joan’s recently published book ‘Reading: A History’.

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