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William Marshal - Can you help?

CADRA is working with the team who designed the Caversham Heritage Map to develop a richly illustrated panel, telling the story of William Marshalwho died in Caversham 800 years ago on the 14th May. He was one of the most influential figures in Medieval England and was regarded as the Greatest Knight whoever lived.

Subject to planning permission, the panel will be installed on the viewing platform of Caversham Bridge, looking towards Deans Farm, where his home was thought to be and Reading Abbey, where his body was taken for a mass, before a burial at Temple Church, London.

Reading Civic Society (a registered charity) has kindly agreed to receive donations and apply for Gift Aid for the project. Generous donations, combined with projected gift aid and money set aside by CADRA, mean the target is now in sight. Reading Borough Council is being supportive of the project and have given pre-application planning advice. A formal planning application has been submitted. As soon as the fundraising target is reached and planning permission granted, arrangements for manufacture will be confirmed. It is hoped this could allow installation autumn 2019.

If you would like to make a donation, you can do so by completing this DONATION FORM.

CADRA AGM: 7.30pm, Tuesday 11 June 2019 at Thameside School, Harley Rd

We are delighted that Tom Asbridge from Queen Mary University of London has agreed to speak at our AGM. Tom is the author of the well respected book, “The Greatest Knight” and has presented a number of TV programmes about William Marshal.

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