Upcoming Events

Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, 18 November 2018 - 1:40pm

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An exhibition to commemorate the Armistice of 1918. At the Old Town Hall, open from 9am to 5pm

For more information see Newbury Town Council website: https://www.newbury.gov.uk/event-calendar.php

Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Phil Wood will look at the wide variety of memorials in West Berkshire, commemorating individuals lost in World War I. Phil wood has created a website www.westberkshirewarmemorials.org.uk providing pictures of the memorials and a searchable database of the names on them, he is also researching the stories of the Newbury fallen.

Tickets £5. Book at the museum or online: www.westberkshireheritage.org/whats-on

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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A talk by Peter Hart, Oral Historian of the Imperial War Museum, and author of several books on the Great War, to commemorate the ending of the First World War in 1918. Tickets £5, please book at the Newbury Town Council Reception in the Old Town Hall.

For more information see Newbury Town Council website: https://www.newbury.gov.uk/event-calendar.php

Date: Friday, 16 November 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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A talk by Newbury's local war memorial historian, Phil Wood, administrator of the West Berkshire War Memorials website. http://www.westberkshirewarmemorials.org.uk/

Tickets cost £5, available from Newbury Town Council Reception at the Old Town Hall. For more information see Newbury Town Council's website: https://www.newbury.gov.uk/event-calendar.php

Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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A talk on the First World War by Jane Burrell, one of Newbury's local historians. Tickets £5 from Newbury Town Council Reception in the Old Town Hall. 

For more information see Newbury Town Council's website: https://www.newbury.gov.uk/event-calendar.php

Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Local historian Dr Nick Young will look back at the soldiers from Thatcham that took part in the Great War as well as looking at what Thatcham was like during that period. This will be followed by a brief look at the inter-war years and the start of the Second World War.

Tickets £5. Book at the museum or online: www.westberkshireheritage.org/whats-on

Date: Monday, 26 November 2018 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Thatcham Historical Society

Did you know Newbury had a Roman cemetery? Come along and find out more from local author and speaker, Dr David Peacock, Chair of the Newbury Society.

Talks start at 7.30pm in the Sixth Form Common Room at the rear of the school. Members free, visitors £2. Refreshments are served after the talk.

https://www.thatchamhistoricalsociety.org.uk

Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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'Kinderlandverschickung' had a greater political bias than in Britain and was influenced greatly by the philosophy of the Hitler Youth. This talk will provide an insight into its planning and eventual demise and look at the effect it had on not only the children, but also on the parents. This is a topic which is rarely, if ever, taught in schools.

Presented by Prof Martin Parsons, who is a Research Fellow and honorary Life Fellow at the University of Reading, where he previously led the Research centre for Evacuee and War Child Studies.

Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Hungerford Historical Association

A talk on historic churches by Dr David Peacock.

More information available on the Hungerford HIstorical Association website : http://www.hungerfordhistorical.org.uk/index.php/meetings