History Society

RAF Welford Historical Society

Formed in April 2023 from the Ridgeway Military and Aviation Research Group (RMARG) and the Families, Friends and Veterans of RAF Welford. RMARG was originally formed in 1991 to collect, record and preserve WW2 history from the area together with other military and aviation matters.

Meets one Thursday every month for speaker events. 


East Woodhay Local History Society

The Society has been in existence since 1997, and researches local history, including the identities of those on the war memorial, as well as holding a regular programme of talks. The Society also produced a very informative book on the history of East Woodhay as a Millenium Project, as well as a book on parish walks. Membership costs £10 a year, and visitors are welcome at £4 per talk.

Secretary: Christine Dalton Tel: 07880 628 114

Project Purley

Project Purley is the local history society for Purley on Thames in the Royal County of Berkshire.

Project Purley was founded in 1982 by merging three groups, Transcribing Parish Registers, Natural History and Archaeology at the Church. We have a regular programme of talks on the 3rd Friday of each month from September to April and outings and visits in May, June and July. Our main social activities are a BBQ in June and a Christmas Party in December. Each year we sponsor performances by the Rain or Shine Theatre Company which raise money for local good causes.

Newbury District Field Club (NDFC)

Founded in 1870 the Field Club is Newbury's local history society with additional interests in all aspects of the Newbury district's natural history, geology etc.

The Club meets at 2pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (excluding July and August) in St Joseph's Church Hall, 105 London Road, Newbury RG14 1JP. The Club also holds an annual History Day, usually on a Saturday in October.