George Talbot was one of the long-term owners of one of our beloved local pubs.
The Talbot ‘dynasty’ managed one of our beloved local Cemetery Junction pubs for around 30 years (starting around 1891). You now know it as ‘Hope and Bear’ but if you have lived in Reading for a while, you will remember it lovingly as ‘The Jack of both sides’ and more recently as ‘Abbott Cook’.
A ‘German band’ used to play here in 1913, ‘one outside the pub and two inside’.
Buried in Section 58, Row C, Number 7