Upcoming Events

Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Organiser:

Jonathan Sayers covers the life, operations and hghlights of the history of Greenham Common airfield, from 1941 to 1992.

Starting with a look back at how the base started as one of a number of local airfields to help beat the Third Reich, it will go on to reveal the major contribution the base made to contain the threat of Soviet expansion during the Cold War.

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

Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Hungerford Historical Association

A talk on genealogy by Dr Hugh Pihlens.

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

Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 7:30pm

Organiser: The Newbury Society

Will Hunter Smart, Rector of St Nicolas Church, will speak on the role of the church in the local community today and its vision for the future.  St Nicolas Church has been at the centre of Newbury for over 900 years. Through the centuries it has undergone many changes.

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

Organiser:

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

Organiser:

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

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

Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Starting as early as 1817, Tony Hadland's story of the bicycle takes us to many places, including the USA, Europe and Vietnam, and spans more than 140 years. We will see how Raleigh became a massive maker of munitions, bringing huge financial rewards to captains of industry and revolutionising the lives of the many women who worked as machinists on the shop floor.

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

Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Organiser: Berkshire Family History Society (BFHS)

Good food, fruit punch (Non-alcoholic), Secreat Santa - and questions to answer.

7.30-9.30pm at Shaw Church Hall. All welcome, free parking, refreshments, good company. Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation. Enquiries to newbury@berksfhs.org.uk or see www.berksfhs.org.uk