The Berkshire Record Office is the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire. We look after nearly nine hundred years of the County's history. On this website you can discover more about our holdings and how to use us, as well as see some of the treasures from our collections.
Boxford History Project received £62,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for 'Revealing Boxford’s Ancient Heritage': a three year community archaeology project under professional archaeological guidance around Boxford Village. Roman finds from the initial excavations culminated in the discovery of a section of a Roman mosaic, and the 2019 season uncovered the remainder of one of the most spectacular mosaics found in England. A new book The Boxford Mosaic is available in local bookshops.
The group primarily exists to promote, research and document the history of Bucklebury from the earliest times to the 21st Century and share findings with all those who are interested. We have oral recodings of memories of parishioners, and old photographs as well as the Bucklebury History database. Currently the group is working on the memorial inscriptions in the churchyard, and researching the 1851 census to trace buildings and families who were recorded.
A group dedicated to researching and publishing information on the history of Cold Ash Parish.
The East Garston Local History Society hears talks from third parties and members on topics of local history relating to the village, its inhabitants and the surrounding area and conducts research into those topics
The East Ilsley Local History Society has built up a varied membership base with followers as far as Lincolnshire, Aberdeen and even Australia. A detailed history of East Ilsley has been collated over a number of years and has been published into a booklet costing £2.
With a membership base of 40 people at a cost of £3 per year, it is a popular group to join. If you would like to become a member of the East Ilsley Local History Society please contact the Parish Council for further information or visit the website. Links to research on the area can be found here:
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.
The Friends were formed in late 2009 to work with Newbury Town Council to re-open the Newtown Road cemetery in Newbury to the public. This was achieved on September 12th 2011.
The history Group are researching the histories of as many of the people buried in the cemetery as possible. If you have relatives buried there and can share some information with us, whether it is a story, historical information, military history or photographs, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Founded in 1966, the Society is a lively group, with about 180 members. It organises a programme of monthly talks, together with outings, social events and guided walks. It holds occasional exhibitions and a regular advice ‘drop in’ session at Goring Library. The Society has a good collection of historical material in its archives and has published several booklets. The archives are open to the public by appointment. Members receive an annual journal containing a variety of short articles on topics of local interest. The Society’s oral history project aims to record the memories of local people for posterity.
Greenham Common Control Tower opened its doors in Summer 2018 as a visitor centre and community hub with the aim to preserve and share the historical legacy of one of the few remaining airfield buildings. Telling the story of Greenham Common whilst supporting and cooperating with local organisations for the benefit of the whole community.
The control tower offers an open space to enjoy the common. Cafe and Museum open Thursday and Friday 10.30 to 13.30, Saturday to Sunday 9.30-16.00. Rooms and venue avaialble for event hire.