St Mary’s Butts and Castle Street Audio Trail

Fiona Talkington smiling
Fiona Talkington

Join BBC presenter and long term Reading resident Fiona Talkington on an engaging audio walk that brings the rich history of St Mary’s Butts and Castle Street to life.

This self-guided journey reveals often hidden histories and celebrates the communities who have made this area their home.

Mixing Fiona’s personal memories within the context of contemporary Reading, this immersive audio trail showcases Reading’s strong cultural and social heritage. From 21 June the audio trail will be available to listen here and members of the public will be able to walk the trail with their smartphone.


St Mary’s Butts & Castle Street by Fiona Talkington is an audio trail commissioned by Reading Borough Council. Produced by Sound UK in association with Readipop and Berserk Productions. It is part of the Reading High Streets Heritage Action Zones Programme, led by Historic England and Reading Borough Council.