N.C. Reading was a founder member of the Birmingham Jewellers' and Silversmiths' Association and its treasurer from 1896 until 1901. He died in 1924.
By the early 1870s the firm had moved to 186-187 Warstone Lane and in 1900 a three-storey model factory was opened in Hall Street. In 1982 the firm moved out of the jewellery quarter to a new factory in Ward Street. At that time the company records were given to Birmingham Public Library, sample boards of die stamped parts were given to Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery and chain-making machines were given to the Birminham Museum of Science and Industry.
Welcome to Roger, another very distant cousin who is a decendant of the line from which spring the NZ settlers.
Welcome to Lois whom I met in New Zealand in December 2019 whilst touring there.
I have spent ages trying to contact her after I found out that she had written a book about the early Reading settlers in NZ.