Upcoming Events

Date: Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Organiser: Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery

Join us to file away research carried out over the past few months. M-Z. Tea and cake provided, organiser, Ros Clow.

http://www.fnrcnewbury.org.uk/events.asp

Date: Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Organiser: Berkshire Family History Society (BFHS)

Discover the story of Reading Hospitals from 1837 to the present day in a fascinating talk by Lionel Williams. The focus is on the Royal Berkshire Hospital, which opened in 1839 on London Road, but information will also be included about Battle and Prospect Park Hospitals.

Fourth in a series of five talks, tickets £5, (members £4) including tea/coffee and cake. Book online at www.bfhs.org.uk (visit events page) by phone on 01189 509553, or in person at the Centre for Heritage and Family History.

Date: Monday, 25 November 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Organiser: Thatcham Historical Society

Nick Baxter explains that King John spent much time at Marlborough castle and hunting in Savernake Forest. He granted the town a charter in 1204, which enabled the town to hold twice weekly markets still held today. John is featured on a carved door in the High Street, a visual reminder of the king who made Marlborough a medieval new town. But in 1216, John was on the run and the French occupied the castle. What kind of king was John?

Members free, Visitors £2. Membership for the year is £10. Refreshments after the talk. All welcome. 

Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Hungerford Historical Association

John Cruxon talks about the history of the Foremarke Hall, a preserved British steam locomotive built in 1949 at the Swindon works, and now based on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire railway.

Members free, non-members pay a fee of £4 per talk.

For more information visit: http://www.hungerfordhistorical.org.uk/index.php/meetings

Date: Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Organiser: Berkshire Family History Society (BFHS)

For much of the 1800's, the churches and wealthy individuals were the main benefactors instrumental in setting up early schools. Then form 1871, the local authority in Reading also became involved, providing education through the Reading School Board. A talk by Joan Dils.

Fifth in a series of five talks, tickets £5, (members £4) including tea/coffee and cake. Book online at www.bfhs.org.uk (visit events page) by phone on 01189 509553, or in person at the Centre for Heritage and Family History.

Date: Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 8:00pm

Organiser:

The 63rd year of the York Nativity Play, first performed in 1957, and taken from a play designed after the 14th century York Mystery Cycle by E. Martin-Browne. An amazing and moving re-creation of the medieval mystery plays.

For free tickets send an SAE to R Mills, The Pottery, The Street, Aldermaston, RG7 4LW or email tickets@aldermastonnativity.co.uk

For more information and a history of the play see:http://aldermastonnativity.co.uk/

Date: Friday, 6 December 2019 - 8:00pm

Organiser:

The 63rd year of the York Nativity Play, first performed in 1957, and taken from a play designed after the 14th century York Mystery Cycle by E. Martin-Browne. An amazing and moving re-creation of the medieval mystery plays.

For free tickets send an SAE to R Mills, The Pottery, The Street, Aldermaston, RG7 4LW or email tickets@aldermastonnativity.co.uk

For more information and a history of the play see:http://aldermastonnativity.co.uk/

Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019 - 7:00pm

Organiser:

The 63rd year of the York Nativity Play, first performed in 1957, and taken from a play designed after the 14th century York Mystery Cycle by E. Martin-Browne. An amazing and moving re-creation of the medieval mystery plays.

For free tickets send an SAE to R Mills, The Pottery, The Street, Aldermaston, RG7 4LW or email tickets@aldermastonnativity.co.uk

For more information and a history of the play see:http://aldermastonnativity.co.uk/

Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019 - 7:00pm

Organiser:

The 63rd year of the York Nativity Play, first performed in 1957, and taken from a play designed after the 14th century York Mystery Cycle by E. Martin-Browne. An amazing and moving re-creation of the medieval mystery plays.

For free tickets send an SAE to R Mills, The Pottery, The Street, Aldermaston, RG7 4LW or email tickets@aldermastonnativity.co.uk

For more information and a history of the play see:http://aldermastonnativity.co.uk/

Date: Monday, 9 December 2019 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group

Annual showing of films with an industrial and transport slant. Followed by an opportunity to socialise over mince pies and refreshments.

For more information visit: http://biag.org.uk/events-page/