Upcoming Events

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Organiser:

Jack of Newbury (John Winchcombe) was producing cloth on an industrial scale for export across Europe in Newbury during Henry VIII's reign. This left him wealthy and allowed him to buy substantial property in the area. Jack of Newbury was one of England's leading clothiers and part of the Berkshire gentry, and led men to fight in the Civil War in the 1540's. His life story was mangled by a contemporary of Shakespeare, but he was a historical figure of national importance. Dr David Peacock, one of Newbury's local historians, will unravel his colourful life story.

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Hungerford Historical Association

Richard Kelly looks at the art displayed in the House of Commons.

The Annual membership fee is £13 per person. This entitles free admission to all meetings. (Outings are individually charged). Non members are very welcome at all meetings and the admission fee is £4 per meeting.

http://www.hungerfordhistorical.org.uk/

Date: Monday, 29 April 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Organiser: Thatcham Historical Society

Frances Hallstead talks about the ancient woodlands of Britain, and how we preserve and manage them today.

Members free, Visitors £2. Membership for the year is £10. Refreshments after the talk. All welcome.

The Sixth Form Block where the Common Room is located is at the rear of the schol buildings.

www.thatchamhistoricalsociety.org.uk

Date: Thursday, 9 May 2019 - 7:30pm

Organiser: The Newbury Society

The talk will provide a brief overview of the 70-year history of Newbury College, from its origins in 1948 to its current work on the 40-acre site in Monks Lane. There will then be a summary of the College's plans and an opportubity to discuss how the College can best meet the needs of its community in future.

Date: Monday, 20 May 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Organiser: Thatcham Historical Society

Sue Ellis looks at the treasures of the Sutton Hoo ship burial, buried in the sixth century and excavated in 1939, and the hoard of treasures found in Staffordshire in 2009, and probably deposited in the seventh century.

Members free, Visitors £2. Membership for the year is £10. Refreshments after the talk. All welcome. 

The Sixth Form Block where the Common Room is located is at the rear of the school buildings.

www.thatchamhistoricalsociety.org.uk

Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Hungerford Historical Association

Col Piers Storie-Pugh OBE, TD, DL looks at the Chindits (known officially as the Long Range Penetration Groups), special operations groups of the Indian and British army, and their role in the Burma Campaign of WW2.

The Annual Membership fee is £13 per person. This entitles free admission to all meetings. (Outings are individually charged). Non members are very welcome at all meetings and the admission fee is £4 per meeting.

http://www.hungerfordhistorical.org.uk/

Date: Monday, 27 May 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Organiser:

David Peacock leads a walk along Northbrook Street to the Clock Tower, to talk about Newbury during the coaching era, and the Speenhamland System. Along the way it take sin a range of historic buildings including Camp Hopson and Jack of Newbury's house. 

David Peacock researches, writes and lectures on the history of the Newbury area. He is the author of 'The History of Newbury' (2011), has written for local newspapers, taught evening classes, and given talks to many clubs and sociaties.