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 aim of the historical society is to research, preserve and make available archives, artefacts and information relating to Stockcross and the surrounding area, and to encourage active participation and interest in our local history. Visit the website to see our latest publications and new research.
A local history group for Aldermaston Village. The Group study, research, record and share the history of the area. The Group was formed in November 2017.
The British Association for Local History supports a network of individual members and history and heritage societies, with a quarterly newsletter, programmes of talks and workshops, and a rage of valuable publications to support research work. It is run by a Board of elected Trustees.
Project Purley is the local history society for Purley on Thames in the Royal County of Berkshire.
Project Purley was founded in 1982 by merging three groups, Transcribing Parish Registers, Natural History and Archaeology at the Church. We have a regular programme of talks on the 3rd Friday of each month from September to April and outings and visits in May, June and July. Our main social activities are a BBQ in July and a Christmas Party in December. Each year we sponsor performances by the Rain or Shine Theatre Company which raise money for local good causes.
The Newbury Geological Study Group arranges trips to sites of Geological interest. Trips are normally day trips within 100 miles or two hours driving time from Newbury. We also have weekend trips to sites which can not be visited in day. For most trips Dr. Les James of the University of Reading provides the geological expertise. Membership is open to all and it is not necessary to have any knowledge of the subject or to live in the Newbury area.
Founded in 1870 the Field Club is Newbury's local history society with additional interests in all aspects of the Newbury district's natural history, geology etc.
The Club meets at 2pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (excluding July and August) in the Cloth Hall at West Berkshire Musuem (accessible via lift). The Club also holds an annual History Day, usually on a Saturday in October.
The Club is currently (2019) planning a survey of war memorials in West Berkshire.
Established in 1979, the HHA is one of the best supported groups in the town, and has about 170 members. Meetings are normally held on the 4th Wednesday of the month in the Corn Exchange, Hungerford, starting at 7.30pm. The Annual Membership Fee is £13.00 per person.
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: