Local Heritage

October News from the Town & Manor of Hungerford

The Town & Manor of Hungerford & Liberty of Sanden Fee, or the Town & Manor as it is called for short, is a charity that owns and looks after a substantial amount of land and property in and around Hungerford including the Town Hall,  Hungerford Common, Freeman’s Marsh and Hungerford Fishery. It also organises the annual Hocktide ceremony.

Here is a summary of what the Town & Manor is doing this month:

  Sowing wild flowers to encourage biodiversity on Hungerford Common – read more here.

Restoring the Town Hall clock so it can chime again (this also offers the opportunity for a brief history of the Town Hall and its timepieces) – read more here.

The Town Hall, in whole or in part, is available for hire at very reasonable rates – click here to visit the newly-updated website.

One of the Town & Manor’s main responsibilities is the conservation of the natural habitat it owns and manages – find out more about its work here.

The Town & Manor organises a variety of educational walks and talks. The next one is growing willows for cricket bats on Sat 7 Oct – read more here.

Earlier this year, Jed Ramsey was appointed the first CEO of the Town & Manor – you can read more about him here.

• Who’s who at the Town & Manor – click here to meet them all.

By arrangement, the Town & Manor is happy to welcome visitors to its land and buildings, as was recently the case with visitors from our twin town of Ligueil – read more about the Twinning Association here.

Finally, although the next Hocktide is six months away, it’s never too early to find out more about this truly unique event – discover more here.

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