Historypin volunteers discover rare photo of the Reading FC squad in 1966

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As part of Pinning Reading’s History, two Reading locals, Michelle Charlton and Niki Mehta, have been volunteering with the Reading Post newspaper to share treasures from their photographic archive.

Michelle and Niki have digitised and uploaded hundreds of photos from Reading Post’s rich archive and you can explore them on Reading Post’s Historypin profile.

One of the images they have unearthed was this rare colour photo of the Reading FC squad in 1966. The photo shows ‘the biscuitmen’ (Huntley and Plamers Biscuit factory was one of the major employers in Reading) in a sky blue kit which had been introduced the season before. Reading Post was one of the few newspapers to print in colour at this time. Read more about the photo and Reading FC’s history here.