Upcoming Events

Date: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Organiser: Berkshire Family History Society (BFHS)

Brian Sylvester has been Newbury's town crier since 1999, is chairman of the Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery, past president and training officer of the Guild of Toastmasters, a Freeman of the City of London, and a Freemason. He will talk about the history of mayors and town criers with specific reference to Newbury.

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

Date: Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Organiser: Berkshire Archaeological Society BAS

Berkshire Archaeological Society Day School: 

Subjects cover the Mesolithic to the Iron Age. Tickets £10 payable on the door. Bring a packed lunch or eat at restaurants in Newbury.

For the full programme refer to the BAS website:


Date: Monday, 16 April 2018 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group

Bob Haskins and Peter Trout will be showing an eclectic and entertaining selectin of slides on industrial archaeology from the collection of Lawrence Cameron.

Non-members welcome. A guest fee of £2.5o is payable to defray costs.


Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


In Roman times, the River Kennet was probably a boundary between the Atrebates civitas in the south and the Dobunii civitas in the north and Thatcham was a settlement on the road from Silchester to Cirencester and Bath.

Date: Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 9:00am

Organiser: Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group

The annual South East Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference. Hosted by BIAG

More information:http://biag.org.uk/event/seriac-2018/

Booking Form: http://biag.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SERIAC-2018-Booking-Leafle...

Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Hungerford Historical Association

A talk by Helen Lockhart MA on the art of John Constable.

Visitors welcome, £4.


Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm


Heritage staff will be on hand to advise on what’s in the museum collection, what we do for schools, what to do if you discover an archaeological find, how to take care of heritage sites and assets and more.


Date: Monday, 30 April 2018 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Thatcham Historical Society

Local antiques expert Stewart Hofgartner offers a valuation night for members antique and collectable items.

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


Date: Wednesday, 2 May 2018 (All day)

Organiser: Berkshire Archaeology Research Group (BARG)

Berkshire Archaeology Research Group celebrates 60 years of revealing West Berkshire's fascinating history. From excavations and field walking to geophysical surveys and test pits - come and find out more about the varied activities and local projects the group has been involved in.

As partners in the Boxford History Project they played a key role in discovering the Roman mosaic in 2017. Share in their excitement of uncovering this rare and internationally important find.

Exhibition opens 2nd May.