The Berkshire Record Office is the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire. We look after nearly nine hundred years of the County's history. On this website you can discover more about our holdings and how to use us, as well as see some of the treasures from our collections.
Boxford History Project received £62,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for 'Revealing Boxford’s Ancient Heritage': a three year community archaeology project under professional archaeological guidance around Boxford Village. Roman finds from the initial excavations culminated in the discovery of a spactacular Roman mosaic and fund raising for a 2019 season is now in progress.
The group primarily exists to promote, research and document the history of Bucklebury from the earliest times to the 21st Century and share findings with all those who are interested. We have oral recodings of memories of parishioners, and old photographs as well as the Bucklebury History database.
A group dedicated to researching and publishing information on the history of Cold Ash Parish
The East Garston Local History Society hears talks from third parties and members on topics of local history relating to the village, its inhabitants and the surrounding area and conducts research into those topics
The East Ilsley Local History Society has built up a varied membership base with followers as far as Lincolnshire, Aberdeen and even Australia. A detailed history of East Ilsley has been collated over a number of years and has been published into a booklet costing £2.
With a membership base of 40 people at a cost of £3 per year, it is a popular group to join. If you would like to become a member of the East Ilsley Local History Society please contact the Parish Council for further information or visit the website.
The Friends were formed in late 2009 to work with Newbury Town Council to re-open the Newtown Road cemetery in Newbury to the public. This was achieved on September 12th 2011.
The history Group are researching the histories of as many of the people buried in the cemetery as possible. If you have relatives buried there and can share some information with us, whether it is a story, historical information, military history or photographs, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Founded in 1966, the Society is a lively group, with about 180 members. It organises a programme of monthly talks, together with outings, social events and guided walks. It holds occasional exhibitions and a regular advice ‘drop in’ session at Goring Library. The Society has a good collection of historical material in its archives and has published several booklets. The archives are open to the public by appointment. Members receive an annual journal containing a variety of short articles on topics of local interest. The Society’s oral history project aims to record the memories of local people for posterity.
The origins of the Society date back to 1958 when the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club (as it was then) was formed by a small group of enthusiasts who between them owned less than a dozen preserved commercial vehicles. Today the Society has over 3,000 members who between them own more than 7,500 vehicles such has been the growth of interest in the preservation of commercial road vehicles. Between them these portray a living history of the commercial transport scene and show the developments which have taken place since the turn of the century.
Established in 1979, the HHA is one of the best supported groups in the town, and has about 170 members. Meetings are normally held on the 4th Wednesday of the month in the Corn Exchange, Hungerford, starting at 7.30pm. The Annual Membership Fee is £13.00 per person. This entitles free admission to all meetings. (Outings are individually charged).