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Reading Abbey

This is one of the oldest ruins in the UK. It was founded by Henry I in 1121 "for the salvation of my soul, and the souls of King William, my father, and of King William, my brother, and Queen Maud, my wife, and all my ancestors and successors".

King Henry is buried in the ruins.




But it holds a special place in my heart. It was here hubby gave me my engagement ring back on Aug 29th 1991 :) Right in this room here




To the left of this picture is Reading Crown Court.
To the right is Reading Gaol - yes the one Oscar Wilde was in.











The abbey was destroyed by Henry VIII when he dissolved the monasteries in 1538.






Today its closed to the public due to it being unsafe



And one day I'll get the formatting correct.














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