Reading Old Cemetery

About the project

Reading Old Cemetery undertaking Project (#ROCuP) is a collaboration between the University of Reading and many members of the local community who have kindly given up their time and shared their vast knowledge, research and life stories about Reading Old Cemetery and those interred there.

Funding from the John Sykes Foundation through the University of Reading Community Fund enabled the #ROCuP project, which started in September 2021. Thank you to Annette Haworth, Chair of RGSpaces, for her support in developing the website. Thank you to Leslee Barron, digital artist, for taking some amazing photos of our cemetery work!

The project is community-focused and community-led. Its aims are history, heritage & education and its outputs include this website, a GPS-enabled audio guide and ‘Death by Podcast’ a series of interviews. A big and developing part of this project is education and work with schools.

Partners include:


London Road
Cemetery Junction, Reading RG1 4LS

Opening hours

(Summer) 8:00 am — 8:00 pm
(Winter) 9:00 am — 5:00 pm

How to get here:

Reading Old Cemetery is about a 15 minute bus journey or 30 minute walk away from Reading train station.
If you travelling from London Waterloo, you can alight at Earley Station and it is about a 10 minute bus journey or 30 minute walk.
Find Train Information for Reading.

Many buses travelling into Reading, stop at ‘Cemetery Junction’ which is on the doorstep of Reading Old Cemetery.
Bus numbers include: 17, 13,14.

PLEASE NOTE – there are no car park facilities on the site, with the exception of very limited disabled spaces.
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