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Jan
23
Wed
2019
Vietnam, an Epic Tragedy 1945-75 – talk by Sir Max Hastings @ Hungerford Town Hall
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm

Organised by the Hungerford Historical Association.

Jan
29
Tue
2019
A brief history of Geoconservation in Britain @ St. Peter's Church Hall
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A brief history of Geoconservation in Britain @ St. Peter's Church Hall | Earley | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday 29 January 2019 – 7:30pm

Free entry. Meeting point – Winch Room, St. Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY

This talk is by Dr Colin Prosser, who is the Principal Specialist, Geodiversity and Geoconservation, Chief Scientist Directorate,Natural England. It promises to be very interesting. There are more details about Colin and his talk on our web site.

 

Feb
13
Wed
2019
Berkshire Family History Society 2019 @ St Mary's Church Hall
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkshire Family History Society 2019 @ St Mary's Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Wed 13th February
Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall and his trouble with the Commonwealth

Most royalist nobility lost their estates in the Civil War, but Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall was an exception. Dr Manfred Brod, a historian who specialises in early-modern Berkshire, will explain how the extensive Craven land-holdings were regained.

Wed 13th March
Enos Molden

Enos Molden was the first Wiltshire policeman to be murdered. He died after being fatally wounded on 12th April 1892 near the gates of Longleat House. Judy Rous tells the story.

Wed 10th April
Rascals and villains: the Liddiard family

Some colourful characters from the Liddiard family archives, also covering briefly the Liddiard One Name Study and the Liddiard Family History Society: an update from Karen Rogers on her progress since the Liddiard family reunion that she organised in 2016.

Wed 8th May
Annual meeting and
A Grandmother’s Legacy

An insight into the lives of an English family in India during the British Raj
Jenny Mallin, formerly a BBC television producer, now writes and speaks about her family history. She has also published a book of Anglo-Indian recipes handed down through her family and has promised to bring some onion bhajis to hand round.

7.30 to 9.30 pm at Shaw Church Hall, RG14 2DR
All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company.
Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.
Enquiries to newbury@berksfhs.org.uk
or see http://www.berksfhs.org.uk

Other Newbury Branch activities

Branch members provide regular help and advice sessions in Newbury and Thatcham libraries. See the calendar on http://www.berksfhs.org.uk for more details.
The branch is now working on its second transcription project.
This year’s programme also includes a summer outing and a Christmas dinner.

Feb
24
Sun
2019
Built on bones: How digging up the dead reveals the past @ Corn Exchange
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Brenna Hassett, on Sun 24th Feb 2019, 3pm Balcony Bar, Corn Exchange. Brenna is an archaeologist who specializes in using clues from the human skeleton to understand how people lived and died in the past.

The talk explores evidence of health and growth locked into the body, and how clues from archaeological teeth and bones can tell us key parts of the human story. Building on her work across the world, including Thailand, Greece, the Pyramids in Giza, a 10,000 year old village in Anatolia, and a series of basement labs in between, the talk will be an accessible journey through our recent evolution into a majority-urban species over the last 15,000 years.

15,000 years condensed in 50 mins – that’s a good use of time!

Brenna is also one of the cofounders of Trowel Blazers, an organisation dedicated to outreach activities aimed at encouraging participation of women and underrepresented groups in archaeological, geological, and palaeontological science. https://trowelblazers.com/about/ .

As always, if you have any feedback on any of the talks or comments you’d like to make, please feel free to email (info@newburytalks.org.uk), contact us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/newburytalks/) or via the website (https://newburytalks.wordpress.com/)  or tweet (@newburytalks) us! If you’ve enjoyed the talks, then please spread to the word to other people in the area who may be interested in what we’re doing.

Also, if you like what we’re trying to do, and would like to support us, we have a Patreon page where you can sign up to giving as little as $1 per event – https://www.patreon.com/newburytalks

 

Mar
13
Wed
2019
Berkshire Family History Society 2019 @ St Mary's Church Hall
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkshire Family History Society 2019 @ St Mary's Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Wed 13th February
Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall and his trouble with the Commonwealth

Most royalist nobility lost their estates in the Civil War, but Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall was an exception. Dr Manfred Brod, a historian who specialises in early-modern Berkshire, will explain how the extensive Craven land-holdings were regained.

Wed 13th March
Enos Molden

Enos Molden was the first Wiltshire policeman to be murdered. He died after being fatally wounded on 12th April 1892 near the gates of Longleat House. Judy Rous tells the story.

Wed 10th April
Rascals and villains: the Liddiard family

Some colourful characters from the Liddiard family archives, also covering briefly the Liddiard One Name Study and the Liddiard Family History Society: an update from Karen Rogers on her progress since the Liddiard family reunion that she organised in 2016.

Wed 8th May
Annual meeting and
A Grandmother’s Legacy

An insight into the lives of an English family in India during the British Raj
Jenny Mallin, formerly a BBC television producer, now writes and speaks about her family history. She has also published a book of Anglo-Indian recipes handed down through her family and has promised to bring some onion bhajis to hand round.

7.30 to 9.30 pm at Shaw Church Hall, RG14 2DR
All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company.
Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.
Enquiries to newbury@berksfhs.org.uk
or see http://www.berksfhs.org.uk

Other Newbury Branch activities

Branch members provide regular help and advice sessions in Newbury and Thatcham libraries. See the calendar on http://www.berksfhs.org.uk for more details.
The branch is now working on its second transcription project.
This year’s programme also includes a summer outing and a Christmas dinner.

Apr
10
Wed
2019
Berkshire Family History Society 2019 @ St Mary's Church Hall
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkshire Family History Society 2019 @ St Mary's Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Wed 13th February
Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall and his trouble with the Commonwealth

Most royalist nobility lost their estates in the Civil War, but Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall was an exception. Dr Manfred Brod, a historian who specialises in early-modern Berkshire, will explain how the extensive Craven land-holdings were regained.

Wed 13th March
Enos Molden

Enos Molden was the first Wiltshire policeman to be murdered. He died after being fatally wounded on 12th April 1892 near the gates of Longleat House. Judy Rous tells the story.

Wed 10th April
Rascals and villains: the Liddiard family

Some colourful characters from the Liddiard family archives, also covering briefly the Liddiard One Name Study and the Liddiard Family History Society: an update from Karen Rogers on her progress since the Liddiard family reunion that she organised in 2016.

Wed 8th May
Annual meeting and
A Grandmother’s Legacy

An insight into the lives of an English family in India during the British Raj
Jenny Mallin, formerly a BBC television producer, now writes and speaks about her family history. She has also published a book of Anglo-Indian recipes handed down through her family and has promised to bring some onion bhajis to hand round.

7.30 to 9.30 pm at Shaw Church Hall, RG14 2DR
All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company.
Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.
Enquiries to newbury@berksfhs.org.uk
or see http://www.berksfhs.org.uk

Other Newbury Branch activities

Branch members provide regular help and advice sessions in Newbury and Thatcham libraries. See the calendar on http://www.berksfhs.org.uk for more details.
The branch is now working on its second transcription project.
This year’s programme also includes a summer outing and a Christmas dinner.

May
8
Wed
2019
Berkshire Family History Society 2019 @ St Mary's Church Hall
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkshire Family History Society 2019 @ St Mary's Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Wed 13th February
Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall and his trouble with the Commonwealth

Most royalist nobility lost their estates in the Civil War, but Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall was an exception. Dr Manfred Brod, a historian who specialises in early-modern Berkshire, will explain how the extensive Craven land-holdings were regained.

Wed 13th March
Enos Molden

Enos Molden was the first Wiltshire policeman to be murdered. He died after being fatally wounded on 12th April 1892 near the gates of Longleat House. Judy Rous tells the story.

Wed 10th April
Rascals and villains: the Liddiard family

Some colourful characters from the Liddiard family archives, also covering briefly the Liddiard One Name Study and the Liddiard Family History Society: an update from Karen Rogers on her progress since the Liddiard family reunion that she organised in 2016.

Wed 8th May
Annual meeting and
A Grandmother’s Legacy

An insight into the lives of an English family in India during the British Raj
Jenny Mallin, formerly a BBC television producer, now writes and speaks about her family history. She has also published a book of Anglo-Indian recipes handed down through her family and has promised to bring some onion bhajis to hand round.

7.30 to 9.30 pm at Shaw Church Hall, RG14 2DR
All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company.
Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.
Enquiries to newbury@berksfhs.org.uk
or see http://www.berksfhs.org.uk

Other Newbury Branch activities

Branch members provide regular help and advice sessions in Newbury and Thatcham libraries. See the calendar on http://www.berksfhs.org.uk for more details.
The branch is now working on its second transcription project.
This year’s programme also includes a summer outing and a Christmas dinner.