I am Raymond Simonds, grandson of Eric Simonds, the last family Chairman of H&G Simonds ltd. As a child I much enjoyed visits to ‘The Brewery’ and have fond memories of the people I met and the places I visited. My father Duncan once lamented the fact that, on his death, there would be no ‘Simonds’ living within 8 miles of Reading town centre for the first time in over 1000 years. These and other factors have inspired me to research and now share what history I can find from this era, before it is all lost in the mists of time. I hope you enjoy it and share it with others.
As I noted on the front page, this site exists to help me and others to learn and share, data about H&G Simonds Ltd and of the many people involved in that business.
If you would like to ask me any questions, can make any suggestions or have a possible contribution to the site, please use this form to contact me:
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