This talk covers pubs in Newbury past and present, from the earliest records in Tudor times to the introduction of the current licensing system in 2005. Phil will consider how legislation and social change affected pub numbers as well as telling stories of how people from all walks of life used (or abused) their local.
After a career in electronic engineering Phil retired, delighted to have more time to pursue his hobbies. Soon one hobby, local history, took over his life and he now gives talks on a variety of topics related to Newbury’s history, the Great War, and family history. He is responsible for the West Berkshire War Memorials website and has researched over 300 names from the Newbury war memorial.
The Parish Room is on the north side of the Church building, accessed from Newtown Road. The Church hasa small car park or on-street parking in the meter bays on Newtown Road is currently free in the evenings. Admission is free for members or £2.50 for non-members to include tea or coffee and biscuits. Visitors are most welcome.