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8 October 2013

Fantastic book on show at Hogwood

A fantastic piece of memorabilia was on show at Hogwood Park on Tuesday afternoon.

An historic autograph book, compiled over the years by a relative of club employee Jayne Rapson, received great interest from players and staff alike - as it features the signatures of some of the greatest names in the history of sport.

From Sir Stanley Mathews to Shane Warne, Jonah Lomu to Sir Bobby Robson - you would have been hard pressed to find a noteable figure from down the decades not included.

Perhaps most interesting to Reading fans however, would have been the sections of the book devoted to the Royals (or Biscuitmen!) - with some real club legends featuring!

Trevor Senior, Martin Hicks and Maurice Eddleston have all put pen to paper, with some signatures dating back over 50 years. You can see a sample of one of the pages here.

Watch a video clip on our official Instagram page - which brings followers a whole host of exclusive content from in and around the club.

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