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19 Things That Are Only OK Because You're From Reading

"Well, we are the biggest town in the UK, aren't we?"

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2. Going to Reading Festival as a rite of passage after finishing your exams. / Via

7. Naming Purple Turtle as a site of national heritage.

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Natalie Dormer went to the bar in her teens, and during promotion celebrations back in 2012 the Reading FC boys partied with the locals here.


14. Reading's "Elvis".

Anyone living in the Reading will know this character. Always stopped for a chat. Always holding a photo of Elvis.

Rain or shine you can always find "Elvis" wandering the streets of Reading holding his Elvis picture and smiling. A national treasure, really.


16. Calling somewhere The Butts and it not being an insult. / Via

Reading's No. 1 shopping centre – at least according to its tagline.

18. Going to Henley Regatta because it's the thing to do. / Via

"Oh darling, you absolutely must go to the regatta."

"But what do you do there?"

"Basically drink lots and pretend you're there for the boats."