Upcoming Events

Date: Monday, 27 May 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm


David Peacock leads a walk along Northbrook Street to the Clock Tower, to talk about Newbury during the coaching era, and the Speenhamland System. Along the way it take sin a range of historic buildings including Camp Hopson and Jack of Newbury's house. 

David Peacock researches, writes and lectures on the history of the Newbury area. He is the author of 'The History of Newbury' (2011), has written for local newspapers, taught evening classes, and given talks to many clubs and sociaties.

Date: Friday, 31 May 2019 - 7:15pm to 9:00pm

Organiser: West Berkshire Heritage Forum

Tenth AGM of West Berkshire Heritage Forum. All welcome, parking at the Old Bluecoat School, refreshments to finish. Agenda and previous AGM minutes attached, together with the Draft Terms of Reference to be agreed at the meeting and the 2019-2020 Action Plan.

The meeting will be followed by several short presentations from member organisations..

Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2019 - 2:00pm

Organiser: Newbury District Field Club (NDFC)

A look at what was going on in Newbury and the surrounding area during the Cold War. Speaker Dr Nick Young, a noted local historian.

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: Friday, 21 June 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Organiser: Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery

Come and visit the cemetery on a calm summer's evening. Flowers and grasses, tours, moths and maybe music. (Oberon, Puck and Titania not guaranteed)

For more information visit the website: http://www.fnrcnewbury.org.uk

Date: Monday, 24 June 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Organiser: Thatcham Historical Society

Clive Williams gives the background to life in the old Berkshire County Council headquarters at Shire Hall.

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 of the school buildings.


Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Hungerford Historical Association

AGM and Social.

The Annual Membership fee is £13 per person. This entitles free admission to all meetings. (Outings are indivdiually charged). Non members are very welcome to all meetings, and the admission fee is £4 per meeting.


Date: Friday, 5 July 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm


A guided walk within the largely pedestrianised town centre to see the sites which played a part in the two World Wars. This includes where the film 'The Battle of the Somme' was shown in 1916, where the Lord Mayor's coach was stored during WW2, and why the Emergency Bridge was constructed. Buildings, street corners and river bans all have a story to tell. Your guide Jane Burrell is a former curator of West Berkshire Musuem.

Tickets £5 per person. Each walks lasts about one and a half hours and has limited spaces. Walks start at the Corn Exchange. Book online or at the Museum.