The Friends of West Berkshire Museum is an independent charitable organisation working in partnership with West Berkshire Museum. The role of the Friends is to support the Museum through fundraising, social and othera ctivties as well as promoting the Museum within the community.
A group dedicated to researching and publishing information on the history of Cold Ash Parish
The Berkshire Gardens Trust was founded in 2008 and is a member of the Association of Garden Trusts. We are proud of the rich heritage of historic parks and gardens, which we have here in the Royal County of Berkshire, and aim to identify, protect and promote this valuable heritage.
The Berkshire Geoconservation Group is a volunteer group which works with local authorities, landowners and the general public to safeguard our special landscape for future generations and to promote understanding of its geology and geodiversity.
The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is the foremost local organisation protecting wildlife and enhancing iconic landscapes in these three counties. We look after eighty nature reserves, speak up for wildlife and inspire thousands of children to discover the joys of the natural world. We are one of 47 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK.
The Mills Archive was established in 2002 as a permanent repository for historical and contemporary material on traditional mills and milling, and to make that material available for public inspection and use in research and learning. It has rescued over 1 million documents and images that might otherwise have ended up in a landfill site.
The Guild meets monthly at Greenham church hall on the first Saturday of the month at 10:30am, and regularly runs workshops and training days for anyone who wishes to learn how to spin or weave.
On the 11th August 1951 the Kennet and Avon Canal Association was formed, which became the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust on 6th June 1962, thus enabling charitable status. Together with the British Waterways Trust and the Riparian Councils, the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust aims to 'Protect, Enhance and Promote' the canal. Today the canal is usd by all from walkers to cyclists to boat enthusiasts.
The Friends were formed in late 2009 to work with Newbury Town Council to re-open the Newtown Road cemetery in Newbury to the public. This was achieved on September 12th 2011.
The history Group are researching the histories of as many of the people buried in the cemetery as possible. If you have relatives buried there and can share some information with us, whether it is a story, historical information, military history or photographs, we would be delighted to hear from you.
The Forum is a partnership established to record, promote and protect the heritage of West Berkshire. Membership consists of heritage, history and other related groups in West Berkshire, together with all parishes.