Upcoming Events

Date: Saturday, 20 July 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Organiser: Berkshire Archaeology Research Group (BARG)

Take part in this free family event with the Berkshire Archaeology Research Group (BARG) at the museum. Drop-in and become a trainee archaeologist for a day, handling genuine artefacts and digging in BARG's 'test pit'. Finds will be rewarded!

You can also meet Helena Costas, the Berkshire Finds Liason Officer, and find out more about the Portable Antiquities Scheme. get to handle some objects brought in by the public whch are over 300 years old!

Date: Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Organiser:

Sarah Orr of West Berkshire Council archaeology service will look back at the scientific advaces that have transformed our understanding of human history, how these techniques have been applied in West Berkshire, and also how our area has played its own part in technological developments.

The talk is free, but book online to confirm attendance.

For more information and to book:https://booking.westberks.gov.uk/heritage_events.html

Date: Friday, 26 July 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

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Make a pinch-pot from air drying clay using real and replica pots for inspiration with Beth Asbury of West Berkshire Council archaeology service. You'll have fun using our clay stamps to give them an authentic Anglo-saxon look!

£2 per child, drop-in event, no need to book.

For more information: https://booking.westberks.gov.uk/heritage_events.html

Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 - 2:00pm

Organiser: Newbury District Field Club (NDFC)

In the middle ages, pigeons and doves were a valuable fod resource and dovecotes are still seen as garden featires. The Berkshire Archaeology Reserach Group (BARG) ran a research project led by Dr Andrew Hutt to survey these structures within the boundaries of the old West Berkshire (pre-1974), and today's talk by Dr Hutt reports on the results.

Non members £3, refreshments. The meeting takes place in the upstairs room of the 17th century cloth hall, and there is a lift for anyone who needs it.

Date: Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Organiser: The Newbury Society

Newbury estate agents Downer and Co talk about the housing market in the Newbury area, both buying and letting. Director Richard Bailey will speak on housing sales and Director Lee Fenn-Tripp will talk about residential lettings.

The Parish Room is on the north side of the Church building, accessed form Newtown Road. The Church has a small car park, or on-street parking in the meter bays on Newtown Roadis 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.

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

Organiser: Thatcham Historical Society

Carol Dixon-Smith looks at Salisbury Cathedral, its history and architecture.

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

The Sixth Form Block where the Common Room is located is at the rear of the school buildings.

www.thatchamhistoricalsociety.org.uk

Date: Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - 2:00pm

Organiser: Newbury District Field Club (NDFC)

A look at the treasure found in 1939 in the ship burial at Sutton Hoo, compared with the rich and mysterious Staffordshire Hoard treasures. Sue Ellis, the speaker, is a local historian with a deep interest in the lives of the Anglo Saxons.

Non members £3, refreshments. The meeting takes place in the upstairs room of the 17th century cloth hall, and there is a lift for anyone who needs it.

http://www.ndfc.org.uk/info.php?link=1910a

Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 7:30pm

Organiser: The Newbury Society

Newbury Society Chairman David Peacock reviews the past year; talking about Newbury today, some of its attractions, and the range of challenges it faces.

David Peacock researches, writes and talks on the history of the Newbury area form the Stone Age to the present day. He has written for local newspapers and given talks to a range of clubs and societes. Over many years he has taught evening classes in local history at Newbury College and the University of Reading. He was elected the Society's Chairman in 2017.

Date: Monday, 21 October 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Organiser: Thatcham Historical Society

Dr Nick Snashall, National Trust's archaeologist for Stonehenge and Avebury, talks about the discoveries at the Durrington Walls site, part of the larger Stonehenge landscape.

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

The Sixth Form Block where the Common room is located is at the rear of the school buildings.

www.thatchamhistoricalsociety.org.uk