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Matt Rodda MP commends local estate agency on spectacular Christmas charity window display

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Snowy scenes honouring the First World War soldiers of Reading are on display at local estate agency Haslams this Christmas.

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The estate agency commissioned artist Tom Barker to make the snowscape on the huge gallery window at their main store in Friar Street, Reading. The art, created using spray-on snow, depicts scenes such as local hero Trooper Potts, Reading's famous recipient of the Victoria Cross, and the war-time Christmas Day football match.

 Reading East MP Matt Rodda attended the official unveiling of the snowscaped windows at a charity celebration on Thursday 16 November 2017, an event which will kick off a series of events with local homeless support charity Launchpad.

 Speaking at the official unveiling of the window display, Matt said:

I think Haslams have a window display which the whole town can be proud of. It is great to hear that local schoolchildren from Katesgrove where Trooper Potts was a pupil have also done some work on the window, learning how to draw trees in the snow. The window is a perfect way to support a local charity such as Launchpad as well as celebrate Christmas. I hope this will also help the town remember all those who served in the First World War.”

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published this page in News 2017-11-22 09:16:06 +0000

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