Forbury Gardens tribute

The Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band joins residents of our town in being both deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific attack that unfolded on Saturday 20th June in which three friends lost their lives in Forbury Gardens.

The band’s thoughts and prayers are with the families of James Furlong, Joe Ritchie-Bennett and David Wails, and with all those who were affected by this terrible tragedy.

From this bandstand, as the music sounds, your memory will live on.


This weekend saw Forbury Gardens reopen in quiet reflection, with floral tributes centred on the park’s bandstand.