Adam Sowan

Retiring early from the civil Service Adam Sowan has devoted himself to researching the history of his adopted town. For much of his 35 years in Reading he has been part of an informal network of people who seek to demonstrate that the town is not just Anywhere: it has its own identity, history, life and culture. This, along with a lifelong interest in words and places, has led him to write a series of books on aspects of the town. He is an activist in Reading Civic Society, for which he edits...See more