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The Berkshire Yeomanry and Trooper Potts Memorial

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Excellent tribute

What an excellen statue the the Berkshire yeomenry and to trooper potts A holder of the victoria... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
chaddie51
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Tribute to a VC winner

The memorial is situated just outside Forbury Gardens (opposite Forbury Hotel) and a modern tribute... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
nnmercman
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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A life size bronze sculpture commemorates the story of Trooper Potts VC, the only man from Reading to be awarded the Victoria Cross. This was for his deeds in Gallipoli 21-23 August 1915 when he rescued a fellow man of Reading from almost certain...more
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| Opposite The Crown Court and The Forbury Hotel, The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

What an excellen statue the the Berkshire yeomenry and to trooper potts A holder of the victoria Cross. But its an absolute tribute to the fallen of the Gallipoli campain and i think to others that fell in ww1 and 2 this is an inpressive...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Richard B, Owner at The Berkshire Yeomanry and Trooper Potts Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Thank you Christopher. We love the memorial as do the descendants of Potts and Andrews. One of the young members of the Andrews family, around 10 years old I guess, asked to read out On Flanders Fields at the memorial on Armistice Day in 2018....More

Reviewed October 25, 2018

The memorial is situated just outside Forbury Gardens (opposite Forbury Hotel) and a modern tribute to a local lad who won his VC on the Gallipoli Peninsular during 1915. Although he survived the Great War, Trooper Potts died at the young age of 50. What...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Nicely location near Forbury park.good to see rememberance which is well laid out to commemarate the local yeomanry during the wars .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kwh55
Richard B, Owner at The Berkshire Yeomanry and Trooper Potts Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Nice feedback, thank you so much.

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Great statue .. every one that walks past stops to have a look. It’s a great location visit on a sunny day

Date of experience: April 2018
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Richard B, Owner at The Berkshire Yeomanry and Trooper Potts Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thank you for that feedback. It is a quiet area at the moment. Once the Abbey is re-opened there will undoubtedly be more passers by. Thank you again for commenting so positively. Our Sculptor - Tom Murphy will be very pleased you liked it.

Reviewed February 4, 2018

I was surprised at how strongly I felt when I saw this. It really is a lovely piece of artwork and it's brought Trooper Potts well and truly back to his roots 🙏 Bless hi

Date of experience: January 2018
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Richard B, Owner at The Berkshire Yeomanry and Trooper Potts Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thank you so much or that positive feedback. Our sculptor, Tom Murphy, will be delighted.

Reviewed January 19, 2018

This is a lovely, detailed and impressive statue that manages to capture the movement in the interesting story of how Potts won his VC. There are a couple of information boards that not only tell the amazing story but also much more about the Victoria...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Richard B, Owner at The Berkshire Yeomanry and Trooper Potts Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2018

Thank you for such a nice review. We are very pleased to hear your feedback. We felt the information boards were very important to assist visitor of all ages to understand the various aspects of the story.

Reviewed March 6, 2017

I recently found the new Trooper Potts pub in Whitley and the story was told inside. This is a great location for this new work near the Forbury lion with it's war connections.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Richard B, Manager at The Berkshire Yeomanry and Trooper Potts Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Thank you for the feedback. We continue to be delighted that people respond so well to the memorial and its location.

Reviewed August 28, 2016

These local heroes have finally got a fitting tribute. If you're wandering around town, go and visit this well presented memorial with its graphic explanation board of Trooper Potts's exploits. There are other interesting things very nearby to look at, as well - the Abbey...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Richard B, Owner at The Berkshire Yeomanry and Trooper Potts Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Great feedback, thank you. Totally agree there are many interesting things for people to see nearby and this is one of the reasons we and Reading Council were so keen on this site - so our thanks to Reading Council for that support. Members of...More

Reviewed May 3, 2016

Finally a memorial to Readings only (as far as I know) VC winner, life size statue of the man dragging tpr Andrews to safety after both being wounded at Gallipoli. Co-located is the memorial to the men of the Berkshire Yeomanry who fell in war.More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Richard B, Owner at The Berkshire Yeomanry and Trooper Potts Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Yes the only Reading VC. Our info boards note the Buller-Turner bothers who both were awarded the VC ( Alexander in WW1 and Victor in WW2), Alexander was born in Reading but did not live here for very long and is "claimed", rightly, by Thatcham...More

Reviewed April 25, 2016

Situated opposite Abbey gate outside Forbury Park. Comprises Potts dragging another soldier to safety on a trench spade. A detailed stature celebrating the event for which a VC was awarded All the detail right down to discarded shells and cartridge cases. It took a long...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Richard B, Owner at The Berkshire Yeomanry and Trooper Potts Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2016

Thank you for your great review Kentish traveller. I am pleased you like the detail on the ground, which were suggested by the sculptor to add interest and access for children. Chairman Trooper Potts VC Memorial Trust

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