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bnet

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who is it on here who lives there, l remember someone talking about it a few times ?
 

bnet

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just found something out about my family regarding Reading that's all and l know no one at all in the area.

Do you happen to know Sol Joel Park in Earley ?
 

NorthwestFox

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I used to live quite near there. Just round the corner from Sen Sushi and the Three Tuns. Never been to the park, though. Why?
 

bnet

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I used to live quite near there. Just round the corner from Sen Sushi and the Three Tuns. Never been to the park, though. Why?
Soloman Joel (Sol Joel ) was my great great grandad , he donated it to the people of the area, George VI opened it.

The park wasn't named after a Korean footballer after all !

Just been digging into some family history and read about that !
 
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bnet

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Quite a story Bnet

yes, l knew a bit about him, he originally ran a pub on Petticoat Lane and the family ran a number of pubs around the east end. I have one fear about this part of my family, the surname Wise is part of it, and Frank Wise ( a great uncle l think) was the MP for Leicester East in the '30's, that's not the bad bit, the bad bit is Denis Wises family are publicans in London and so were mine ! Please god don't let me be related to him !!!

incidentally my dads middle name is "Joel" after his great grandad. Solomon Joels dad was called Joel Joel, which is just as bad as my great grandmas brother Griffith Griffith !!!
 

Feckit

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I have a good few Billy Joel albums I bought back in the mid 70s before he became famous, don’t think he’s been to Reading though or the East End… 😳
 

mickyhoss

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I have a good few Billy Joel albums I bought back in the mid 70s before he became famous, don’t think he’s been to Reading though or the East End… 😳
Not true Feckit, Billy Joel guested for The Sensational Alex Harvey Band on keyboards at Reading in 1977 after Hugh Mckenna was injured in a drunken jape with Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson. Joel (who was there as a guest of the Windsor chapter) heard the news that SAHB were going to pull out but in great rock n roll tradition Billy contacted Alex and the rest is legend. SAHB took to the stage on the muddy Monday as planned and did a great show.
 

CharleyFarley

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Not true Feckit, Billy Joel guested for The Sensational Alex Harvey Band on keyboards at Reading in 1977 after Hugh Mckenna was injured in a drunken jape with Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson. Joel (who was there as a guest of the Windsor chapter) heard the news that SAHB were going to pull out but in great rock n roll tradition Billy contacted Alex and the rest is legend. SAHB took to the stage on the muddy Monday as planned and did a great show.
 

Sammy George

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Not true Feckit, Billy Joel guested for The Sensational Alex Harvey Band on keyboards at Reading in 1977 after Hugh Mckenna was injured in a drunken jape with Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson. Joel (who was there as a guest of the Windsor chapter) heard the news that SAHB were going to pull out but in great rock n roll tradition Billy contacted Alex and the rest is legend. SAHB took to the stage on the muddy Monday as planned and did a great show.
SAHB & Lizzy, 2 of my all time favourite bands
 
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