Heritage Society

Berkshire Gardens Trust

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 Mills Archive Trust

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.

Kennet and Avon Canal Trust

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.

Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery

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.