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Our murals get around!

The Reading Hydro murals recently featured in this scholarly article about Commando Jugenstil, the collective who created them. The murals are a fantastic talking point with visitors and passers-by of all ages, it’s great to see them appreciate…

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Our oldest visitor

Reading Hydro welcomed our oldest visitor to date last week!  Joe, aged 99, a retired civil engineer, braved the rain to see the turbines close up, and was impressed by the technical achievement and delighted by the murals. Joe visited with his grand…

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Thundering river

The River Thames was still thundering over Caversham weir on Friday. All this water has to go somewhere and the high flow rates have increased the river level downstream of the Reading Hydro plant. This reduces the head of water and thus the power ou…

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