Upcoming Events

Date: Friday, 1 June 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm


For children aged 4-11 years (younger and older children welcome). Make your own civil war soldier out of craft materials. £2 per child. No need to book, just drop in.



Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Organiser: Berkshire Family History Society (BFHS)

Elizabeth Trout of the Mills Archive explains the role of mills and millers with particular reference to the many watermills on Berkshire's rivers. The archive's collections show the rich and diverse crafts, buildings, machinery, and equipment of Berkshire's mills, with a wealth of information about mill-owners and the people who worked in them - rich detail for family and social historians alike.

All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company. Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.

Date: Friday, 22 June 2018 - 7:15pm

Organiser: West Berkshire Heritage Forum

The 9th Annual General Meeting of the West Berkshire Heritage Forum will be held on 22nd June at the Sutton Hall, Stockcross, by kind invitation of our hosts, Stockcross & Surroundings History Association. The AGM business will be followed by a presentation on their recent work by Stockcross & Surroundings History Association. Other local heritage groups are also invited to make a presentation of their work. All welcome, refreshments will be served.

Information on how to get to Sutton Hall can be found here:

Date: Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 5:00pm


The English Civil War Society presents a re-enactment of the First Battle of Newbury. Experience the thrill of cavalry in action, musket and artillery fire, and the clash of pikes.

The event takes place over two days, with infantry, cavalry and artillery displays each morning, prior to the battle re-enactments in the afternoon. There will also be Living History displays of crafts and activities.

For more information, admission costs, parking etc, please check out the website.

Date: Monday, 25 June 2018 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Thatcham Historical Society

Speaker meeting. Thatcham's local historian, Dr Nck Young, digs up the stories of local life in the late 1960's.

All welcome. Free parking on school grounds. Visitors £2. Refreshments at 20p follow the talk.