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Oct
20
Sat
2018
Wantage Literary Festival @ Wantage
Oct 20 all-day

From gardening and gin to pigs and physics (with lots of history, romance, sport, culture and family fun in between) there’s truly something for everyone at this year’s Wantage Literary Festival. Click here for the whole event schedule.

Book entertaining events and fascinating author talks including TV Gardener Diarmuid Gavin, BBC Breakfast present Louise Minchin, former DJ Mike Read and Guardian science editor Tim Radford (see more below).

Bring friends or come on your own and meet like-minded individuals!

Many thanks to local independent bookshops for their support: Madhatter Bookshop and Regent Secondhand Bookshop in Wantage, and Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford Literary Festival is taking a break this year).

Tickets
The festival is a charity and keeps ticket prices as low as possible. Funds raised go back into promoting literacy and literature in the area.

Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out. Buy them online or from the Vale & Downland Museum and Madhatter Bookshop, Mill Street, Wantage 01235 763215.

Festival Events
Here are some highlights of the events schedule (click here to book tickets):

• Sat 20 Oct Nick Cope’s Family Songtime.
• Wed 24 Oct Roald Dahl-themed activity day.
• Wed 24 Oct 
Suffragette afternoon tea.
• Wed 24 Oct Winners of the children’s writing competition performance.
• Wed 24 Oct Local Voices (over 18 years) open mic night.
• Fri 26 Oct Gin tasting night at The Cob & Pen.
• Sat 27 Oct How to Get Published (fiction workshop).

Festival Talks
A wide range of fascinating talks by expert speakers. Each talk lasts for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. Books can be purchased at end, signed by the author if requested.

Here are some highlights of the speaker schedule (click here for dates and to book tickets):

• Diarmuid Gavin TV gardener with Clover Stroud (author of The Wild Other)
• Sam Willis and James Daybell – BBC history presenters.
• Keggie Carew – Costa Biography Award winner in 2016, about to take up prestigious residency at the Gladstone Library.
• Lucy Newlyn  talking about the positive side of bipolar disorder.
• Mike Read – former DJ talking about The British Plaque Trust.
• Tim Radford – The Guardian’s Science Editor talking about quantum physics.
• Martin Kemp – the world’s leading Leonardo da Vinci expert.
• Oliver Letwin MP – in conversation with Ed Vaizey MP.
• Louise Minchin – BBC Breakfast presenter talking about taking up sport.
• Helen Browning  – CEO of the Soil Association, organic pig farmer & owner of The Royal Oak in Bishopstone.
• Sir Max Hastings – acclaimed historian on his latest book about the conflict in Vietnam.
• Tracy Borman – TV historian and Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces (alongside Lucy Worsley) talking about Henry VIII.
• Fiction Panel –local authors Nicola Cornick (historical), Lucy Atkins (thriller) and Fanny Blake (romance).

 

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Wantage Literary Festival @ Wantage
Oct 21 all-day

From gardening and gin to pigs and physics (with lots of history, romance, sport, culture and family fun in between) there’s truly something for everyone at this year’s Wantage Literary Festival. Click here for the whole event schedule.

Book entertaining events and fascinating author talks including TV Gardener Diarmuid Gavin, BBC Breakfast present Louise Minchin, former DJ Mike Read and Guardian science editor Tim Radford (see more below).

Bring friends or come on your own and meet like-minded individuals!

Many thanks to local independent bookshops for their support: Madhatter Bookshop and Regent Secondhand Bookshop in Wantage, and Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford Literary Festival is taking a break this year).

Tickets
The festival is a charity and keeps ticket prices as low as possible. Funds raised go back into promoting literacy and literature in the area.

Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out. Buy them online or from the Vale & Downland Museum and Madhatter Bookshop, Mill Street, Wantage 01235 763215.

Festival Events
Here are some highlights of the events schedule (click here to book tickets):

• Sat 20 Oct Nick Cope’s Family Songtime.
• Wed 24 Oct Roald Dahl-themed activity day.
• Wed 24 Oct 
Suffragette afternoon tea.
• Wed 24 Oct Winners of the children’s writing competition performance.
• Wed 24 Oct Local Voices (over 18 years) open mic night.
• Fri 26 Oct Gin tasting night at The Cob & Pen.
• Sat 27 Oct How to Get Published (fiction workshop).

Festival Talks
A wide range of fascinating talks by expert speakers. Each talk lasts for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. Books can be purchased at end, signed by the author if requested.

Here are some highlights of the speaker schedule (click here for dates and to book tickets):

• Diarmuid Gavin TV gardener with Clover Stroud (author of The Wild Other)
• Sam Willis and James Daybell – BBC history presenters.
• Keggie Carew – Costa Biography Award winner in 2016, about to take up prestigious residency at the Gladstone Library.
• Lucy Newlyn  talking about the positive side of bipolar disorder.
• Mike Read – former DJ talking about The British Plaque Trust.
• Tim Radford – The Guardian’s Science Editor talking about quantum physics.
• Martin Kemp – the world’s leading Leonardo da Vinci expert.
• Oliver Letwin MP – in conversation with Ed Vaizey MP.
• Louise Minchin – BBC Breakfast presenter talking about taking up sport.
• Helen Browning  – CEO of the Soil Association, organic pig farmer & owner of The Royal Oak in Bishopstone.
• Sir Max Hastings – acclaimed historian on his latest book about the conflict in Vietnam.
• Tracy Borman – TV historian and Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces (alongside Lucy Worsley) talking about Henry VIII.
• Fiction Panel –local authors Nicola Cornick (historical), Lucy Atkins (thriller) and Fanny Blake (romance).

 

Oct
22
Mon
2018
Wantage Literary Festival @ Wantage
Oct 22 all-day

From gardening and gin to pigs and physics (with lots of history, romance, sport, culture and family fun in between) there’s truly something for everyone at this year’s Wantage Literary Festival. Click here for the whole event schedule.

Book entertaining events and fascinating author talks including TV Gardener Diarmuid Gavin, BBC Breakfast present Louise Minchin, former DJ Mike Read and Guardian science editor Tim Radford (see more below).

Bring friends or come on your own and meet like-minded individuals!

Many thanks to local independent bookshops for their support: Madhatter Bookshop and Regent Secondhand Bookshop in Wantage, and Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford Literary Festival is taking a break this year).

Tickets
The festival is a charity and keeps ticket prices as low as possible. Funds raised go back into promoting literacy and literature in the area.

Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out. Buy them online or from the Vale & Downland Museum and Madhatter Bookshop, Mill Street, Wantage 01235 763215.

Festival Events
Here are some highlights of the events schedule (click here to book tickets):

• Sat 20 Oct Nick Cope’s Family Songtime.
• Wed 24 Oct Roald Dahl-themed activity day.
• Wed 24 Oct 
Suffragette afternoon tea.
• Wed 24 Oct Winners of the children’s writing competition performance.
• Wed 24 Oct Local Voices (over 18 years) open mic night.
• Fri 26 Oct Gin tasting night at The Cob & Pen.
• Sat 27 Oct How to Get Published (fiction workshop).

Festival Talks
A wide range of fascinating talks by expert speakers. Each talk lasts for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. Books can be purchased at end, signed by the author if requested.

Here are some highlights of the speaker schedule (click here for dates and to book tickets):

• Diarmuid Gavin TV gardener with Clover Stroud (author of The Wild Other)
• Sam Willis and James Daybell – BBC history presenters.
• Keggie Carew – Costa Biography Award winner in 2016, about to take up prestigious residency at the Gladstone Library.
• Lucy Newlyn  talking about the positive side of bipolar disorder.
• Mike Read – former DJ talking about The British Plaque Trust.
• Tim Radford – The Guardian’s Science Editor talking about quantum physics.
• Martin Kemp – the world’s leading Leonardo da Vinci expert.
• Oliver Letwin MP – in conversation with Ed Vaizey MP.
• Louise Minchin – BBC Breakfast presenter talking about taking up sport.
• Helen Browning  – CEO of the Soil Association, organic pig farmer & owner of The Royal Oak in Bishopstone.
• Sir Max Hastings – acclaimed historian on his latest book about the conflict in Vietnam.
• Tracy Borman – TV historian and Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces (alongside Lucy Worsley) talking about Henry VIII.
• Fiction Panel –local authors Nicola Cornick (historical), Lucy Atkins (thriller) and Fanny Blake (romance).

 

Oct
23
Tue
2018
Wantage Literary Festival @ Wantage
Oct 23 all-day

From gardening and gin to pigs and physics (with lots of history, romance, sport, culture and family fun in between) there’s truly something for everyone at this year’s Wantage Literary Festival. Click here for the whole event schedule.

Book entertaining events and fascinating author talks including TV Gardener Diarmuid Gavin, BBC Breakfast present Louise Minchin, former DJ Mike Read and Guardian science editor Tim Radford (see more below).

Bring friends or come on your own and meet like-minded individuals!

Many thanks to local independent bookshops for their support: Madhatter Bookshop and Regent Secondhand Bookshop in Wantage, and Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford Literary Festival is taking a break this year).

Tickets
The festival is a charity and keeps ticket prices as low as possible. Funds raised go back into promoting literacy and literature in the area.

Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out. Buy them online or from the Vale & Downland Museum and Madhatter Bookshop, Mill Street, Wantage 01235 763215.

Festival Events
Here are some highlights of the events schedule (click here to book tickets):

• Sat 20 Oct Nick Cope’s Family Songtime.
• Wed 24 Oct Roald Dahl-themed activity day.
• Wed 24 Oct 
Suffragette afternoon tea.
• Wed 24 Oct Winners of the children’s writing competition performance.
• Wed 24 Oct Local Voices (over 18 years) open mic night.
• Fri 26 Oct Gin tasting night at The Cob & Pen.
• Sat 27 Oct How to Get Published (fiction workshop).

Festival Talks
A wide range of fascinating talks by expert speakers. Each talk lasts for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. Books can be purchased at end, signed by the author if requested.

Here are some highlights of the speaker schedule (click here for dates and to book tickets):

• Diarmuid Gavin TV gardener with Clover Stroud (author of The Wild Other)
• Sam Willis and James Daybell – BBC history presenters.
• Keggie Carew – Costa Biography Award winner in 2016, about to take up prestigious residency at the Gladstone Library.
• Lucy Newlyn  talking about the positive side of bipolar disorder.
• Mike Read – former DJ talking about The British Plaque Trust.
• Tim Radford – The Guardian’s Science Editor talking about quantum physics.
• Martin Kemp – the world’s leading Leonardo da Vinci expert.
• Oliver Letwin MP – in conversation with Ed Vaizey MP.
• Louise Minchin – BBC Breakfast presenter talking about taking up sport.
• Helen Browning  – CEO of the Soil Association, organic pig farmer & owner of The Royal Oak in Bishopstone.
• Sir Max Hastings – acclaimed historian on his latest book about the conflict in Vietnam.
• Tracy Borman – TV historian and Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces (alongside Lucy Worsley) talking about Henry VIII.
• Fiction Panel –local authors Nicola Cornick (historical), Lucy Atkins (thriller) and Fanny Blake (romance).

 

Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church Hall
Oct 23 @ 2:30 pm

“The Story of Afternoon Tea” Speaker: Janet Summersby

All welcome for Fellowship, interesting speakers & a cup of tea.

To reach the Church Hall, go through the alleyway between the Church and the shop, follow the path through the garden

Oct
24
Wed
2018
Wantage Literary Festival @ Wantage
Oct 24 all-day

From gardening and gin to pigs and physics (with lots of history, romance, sport, culture and family fun in between) there’s truly something for everyone at this year’s Wantage Literary Festival. Click here for the whole event schedule.

Book entertaining events and fascinating author talks including TV Gardener Diarmuid Gavin, BBC Breakfast present Louise Minchin, former DJ Mike Read and Guardian science editor Tim Radford (see more below).

Bring friends or come on your own and meet like-minded individuals!

Many thanks to local independent bookshops for their support: Madhatter Bookshop and Regent Secondhand Bookshop in Wantage, and Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford Literary Festival is taking a break this year).

Tickets
The festival is a charity and keeps ticket prices as low as possible. Funds raised go back into promoting literacy and literature in the area.

Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out. Buy them online or from the Vale & Downland Museum and Madhatter Bookshop, Mill Street, Wantage 01235 763215.

Festival Events
Here are some highlights of the events schedule (click here to book tickets):

• Sat 20 Oct Nick Cope’s Family Songtime.
• Wed 24 Oct Roald Dahl-themed activity day.
• Wed 24 Oct 
Suffragette afternoon tea.
• Wed 24 Oct Winners of the children’s writing competition performance.
• Wed 24 Oct Local Voices (over 18 years) open mic night.
• Fri 26 Oct Gin tasting night at The Cob & Pen.
• Sat 27 Oct How to Get Published (fiction workshop).

Festival Talks
A wide range of fascinating talks by expert speakers. Each talk lasts for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. Books can be purchased at end, signed by the author if requested.

Here are some highlights of the speaker schedule (click here for dates and to book tickets):

• Diarmuid Gavin TV gardener with Clover Stroud (author of The Wild Other)
• Sam Willis and James Daybell – BBC history presenters.
• Keggie Carew – Costa Biography Award winner in 2016, about to take up prestigious residency at the Gladstone Library.
• Lucy Newlyn  talking about the positive side of bipolar disorder.
• Mike Read – former DJ talking about The British Plaque Trust.
• Tim Radford – The Guardian’s Science Editor talking about quantum physics.
• Martin Kemp – the world’s leading Leonardo da Vinci expert.
• Oliver Letwin MP – in conversation with Ed Vaizey MP.
• Louise Minchin – BBC Breakfast presenter talking about taking up sport.
• Helen Browning  – CEO of the Soil Association, organic pig farmer & owner of The Royal Oak in Bishopstone.
• Sir Max Hastings – acclaimed historian on his latest book about the conflict in Vietnam.
• Tracy Borman – TV historian and Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces (alongside Lucy Worsley) talking about Henry VIII.
• Fiction Panel –local authors Nicola Cornick (historical), Lucy Atkins (thriller) and Fanny Blake (romance).

 

Oct
25
Thu
2018
Wantage Literary Festival @ Wantage
Oct 25 all-day

From gardening and gin to pigs and physics (with lots of history, romance, sport, culture and family fun in between) there’s truly something for everyone at this year’s Wantage Literary Festival. Click here for the whole event schedule.

Book entertaining events and fascinating author talks including TV Gardener Diarmuid Gavin, BBC Breakfast present Louise Minchin, former DJ Mike Read and Guardian science editor Tim Radford (see more below).

Bring friends or come on your own and meet like-minded individuals!

Many thanks to local independent bookshops for their support: Madhatter Bookshop and Regent Secondhand Bookshop in Wantage, and Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford Literary Festival is taking a break this year).

Tickets
The festival is a charity and keeps ticket prices as low as possible. Funds raised go back into promoting literacy and literature in the area.

Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out. Buy them online or from the Vale & Downland Museum and Madhatter Bookshop, Mill Street, Wantage 01235 763215.

Festival Events
Here are some highlights of the events schedule (click here to book tickets):

• Sat 20 Oct Nick Cope’s Family Songtime.
• Wed 24 Oct Roald Dahl-themed activity day.
• Wed 24 Oct 
Suffragette afternoon tea.
• Wed 24 Oct Winners of the children’s writing competition performance.
• Wed 24 Oct Local Voices (over 18 years) open mic night.
• Fri 26 Oct Gin tasting night at The Cob & Pen.
• Sat 27 Oct How to Get Published (fiction workshop).

Festival Talks
A wide range of fascinating talks by expert speakers. Each talk lasts for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. Books can be purchased at end, signed by the author if requested.

Here are some highlights of the speaker schedule (click here for dates and to book tickets):

• Diarmuid Gavin TV gardener with Clover Stroud (author of The Wild Other)
• Sam Willis and James Daybell – BBC history presenters.
• Keggie Carew – Costa Biography Award winner in 2016, about to take up prestigious residency at the Gladstone Library.
• Lucy Newlyn  talking about the positive side of bipolar disorder.
• Mike Read – former DJ talking about The British Plaque Trust.
• Tim Radford – The Guardian’s Science Editor talking about quantum physics.
• Martin Kemp – the world’s leading Leonardo da Vinci expert.
• Oliver Letwin MP – in conversation with Ed Vaizey MP.
• Louise Minchin – BBC Breakfast presenter talking about taking up sport.
• Helen Browning  – CEO of the Soil Association, organic pig farmer & owner of The Royal Oak in Bishopstone.
• Sir Max Hastings – acclaimed historian on his latest book about the conflict in Vietnam.
• Tracy Borman – TV historian and Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces (alongside Lucy Worsley) talking about Henry VIII.
• Fiction Panel –local authors Nicola Cornick (historical), Lucy Atkins (thriller) and Fanny Blake (romance).

 

Befriend a Hedgehog @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Meet Allan Dixon and his rescue hedgehogs.

Befriend A Hedgehog is a charity that rescues hedgehogs and raises money to help hedgehog hospitals and carers in the community. Befriend a Hedgehog are heavily involved in hedgehog rehabilitation, releasing hedgehogs back into the wild and spreading the word about how to best protect this endangered species.

Learn what to do if you see a hedgehog during daylight hours, what you can do to encourage hedgehogs into your garden. Find out what happens in a hedgehog hospital and discovery what to feed and how to protect any hedgehogs that may visit you garden.

Allan will bring a rescue hedgehog for you to meet.

There are three sessions, at 11.00-12.00. 13.00-14.00 and 15.00-16.00 – the ‘tickets’ link takes you to a page showing all three for you to choose the correct time.

Oct
26
Fri
2018
Wantage Literary Festival @ Wantage
Oct 26 all-day

From gardening and gin to pigs and physics (with lots of history, romance, sport, culture and family fun in between) there’s truly something for everyone at this year’s Wantage Literary Festival. Click here for the whole event schedule.

Book entertaining events and fascinating author talks including TV Gardener Diarmuid Gavin, BBC Breakfast present Louise Minchin, former DJ Mike Read and Guardian science editor Tim Radford (see more below).

Bring friends or come on your own and meet like-minded individuals!

Many thanks to local independent bookshops for their support: Madhatter Bookshop and Regent Secondhand Bookshop in Wantage, and Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford Literary Festival is taking a break this year).

Tickets
The festival is a charity and keeps ticket prices as low as possible. Funds raised go back into promoting literacy and literature in the area.

Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out. Buy them online or from the Vale & Downland Museum and Madhatter Bookshop, Mill Street, Wantage 01235 763215.

Festival Events
Here are some highlights of the events schedule (click here to book tickets):

• Sat 20 Oct Nick Cope’s Family Songtime.
• Wed 24 Oct Roald Dahl-themed activity day.
• Wed 24 Oct 
Suffragette afternoon tea.
• Wed 24 Oct Winners of the children’s writing competition performance.
• Wed 24 Oct Local Voices (over 18 years) open mic night.
• Fri 26 Oct Gin tasting night at The Cob & Pen.
• Sat 27 Oct How to Get Published (fiction workshop).

Festival Talks
A wide range of fascinating talks by expert speakers. Each talk lasts for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. Books can be purchased at end, signed by the author if requested.

Here are some highlights of the speaker schedule (click here for dates and to book tickets):

• Diarmuid Gavin TV gardener with Clover Stroud (author of The Wild Other)
• Sam Willis and James Daybell – BBC history presenters.
• Keggie Carew – Costa Biography Award winner in 2016, about to take up prestigious residency at the Gladstone Library.
• Lucy Newlyn  talking about the positive side of bipolar disorder.
• Mike Read – former DJ talking about The British Plaque Trust.
• Tim Radford – The Guardian’s Science Editor talking about quantum physics.
• Martin Kemp – the world’s leading Leonardo da Vinci expert.
• Oliver Letwin MP – in conversation with Ed Vaizey MP.
• Louise Minchin – BBC Breakfast presenter talking about taking up sport.
• Helen Browning  – CEO of the Soil Association, organic pig farmer & owner of The Royal Oak in Bishopstone.
• Sir Max Hastings – acclaimed historian on his latest book about the conflict in Vietnam.
• Tracy Borman – TV historian and Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces (alongside Lucy Worsley) talking about Henry VIII.
• Fiction Panel –local authors Nicola Cornick (historical), Lucy Atkins (thriller) and Fanny Blake (romance).

 

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Wantage Literary Festival @ Wantage
Oct 27 all-day

From gardening and gin to pigs and physics (with lots of history, romance, sport, culture and family fun in between) there’s truly something for everyone at this year’s Wantage Literary Festival. Click here for the whole event schedule.

Book entertaining events and fascinating author talks including TV Gardener Diarmuid Gavin, BBC Breakfast present Louise Minchin, former DJ Mike Read and Guardian science editor Tim Radford (see more below).

Bring friends or come on your own and meet like-minded individuals!

Many thanks to local independent bookshops for their support: Madhatter Bookshop and Regent Secondhand Bookshop in Wantage, and Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford Literary Festival is taking a break this year).

Tickets
The festival is a charity and keeps ticket prices as low as possible. Funds raised go back into promoting literacy and literature in the area.

Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out. Buy them online or from the Vale & Downland Museum and Madhatter Bookshop, Mill Street, Wantage 01235 763215.

Festival Events
Here are some highlights of the events schedule (click here to book tickets):

• Sat 20 Oct Nick Cope’s Family Songtime.
• Wed 24 Oct Roald Dahl-themed activity day.
• Wed 24 Oct 
Suffragette afternoon tea.
• Wed 24 Oct Winners of the children’s writing competition performance.
• Wed 24 Oct Local Voices (over 18 years) open mic night.
• Fri 26 Oct Gin tasting night at The Cob & Pen.
• Sat 27 Oct How to Get Published (fiction workshop).

Festival Talks
A wide range of fascinating talks by expert speakers. Each talk lasts for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. Books can be purchased at end, signed by the author if requested.

Here are some highlights of the speaker schedule (click here for dates and to book tickets):

• Diarmuid Gavin TV gardener with Clover Stroud (author of The Wild Other)
• Sam Willis and James Daybell – BBC history presenters.
• Keggie Carew – Costa Biography Award winner in 2016, about to take up prestigious residency at the Gladstone Library.
• Lucy Newlyn  talking about the positive side of bipolar disorder.
• Mike Read – former DJ talking about The British Plaque Trust.
• Tim Radford – The Guardian’s Science Editor talking about quantum physics.
• Martin Kemp – the world’s leading Leonardo da Vinci expert.
• Oliver Letwin MP – in conversation with Ed Vaizey MP.
• Louise Minchin – BBC Breakfast presenter talking about taking up sport.
• Helen Browning  – CEO of the Soil Association, organic pig farmer & owner of The Royal Oak in Bishopstone.
• Sir Max Hastings – acclaimed historian on his latest book about the conflict in Vietnam.
• Tracy Borman – TV historian and Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces (alongside Lucy Worsley) talking about Henry VIII.
• Fiction Panel –local authors Nicola Cornick (historical), Lucy Atkins (thriller) and Fanny Blake (romance).

 

Oct
30
Tue
2018
Heathland History @ Greenham Common Tower
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Heathland History @ Greenham Common Tower | England | United Kingdom

How People Scratched A Living On The Heaths And Commons

Presented by Alex Cruickshank, Senior Land Manager for Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, who will examine the fascinating social history of our commons.

Nov
6
Tue
2018
Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church Hall
Nov 6 @ 2:30 pm

All welcome for Fellowship, interesting speakers & a cup of tea.

To reach the Church Hall, go through the alleyway between the Church and the shop, follow the path through the garden

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Berkshire Family History Society @ St Marys Church Hall
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkshire Family History Society @ St Marys Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Berkshire Family History Society
Newbury Branch
Programme September to December 2018

Wed 12th September

Royal shenanigans and courtesans

Mike Rendell writes, speaks and blogs on all things Georgian, and here he lifts the lid on murder, rape, incest and false imprisonment in the context of the Prince Regent and his dissolute family. The leading sex workers of Georgian times enjoyed a celebrity status which is nowadays hard to credit. Prepare to be scandalised.

Wed 10th October

Ancestors in uniform

This will be an open evening on a military theme, at which all members and guests will be encouraged to take part. Bring your stories, photos, memorabilia and questions relating to your ancestors in wartime.

Wed 14th November

Was your ancestor a criminal?

Dr Colin Chapman will describe the offences that were regarded as crimes in the 18th and 19th centuries in Britain, and the severe punishments that followed conviction. He will then ask: “Was your ancestor a criminal?” Dr Chapman has published and lectured extensively, founded five county family history societies, is a vice-president of the Society of Genealogists and is a life vice-president of the Federation of Family History Societies.

Wed 12th December

Christmas party and Nick’s quiz

Good food, fruit punch (non-alcoholic), Secret Santa – and questions to answer.

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 www.berksfhs.org.uk for more details.
The branch is about to embark on its second transcription project.
This year’s programme also includes a summer outing and a Christmas dinner.

BerksFHS Newbury prog Sep-Dec18

Nov
19
Mon
2018
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue
Nov 19 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue | England | United Kingdom

Lecture Programme 2018/19

Click here for full programme.

Friends and Guests are warmly invited to these lectures, held at STEAM on Mondays, starting promptly at 7.00 pm. (Cold drinks available from 6.45 pm)

Free parking is available in front of the Museum for those attending the lectures – please email friendsofswindonrailwaymuseum@gmail.com for the access code, or to find out more about the Friends.

Whilst the lecture is free, we ask for voluntary donations to The Railway Children Charity on the night. We look forward to seeing you.

2018 September 17th Swindon Works – The Collett Years 1922 – 41. Speaker: Brian Arman

Brian will cover the challenges facing the Works after the First World War, the impact of amalgamations and the Grouping, and Collett’s locomotive legacy and engineering developments.

October 15th Minor railways connected with the Great Western. Speaker: Colin Brading

Colin will describe the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway and the Wantage Tramway. Also featured will be the Swansea & Mumbles Railway which in 1807 was the first railway in the world to carry passengers.

November 19th Around the Western Region by Diesel Hydraulic. Speaker: Joe Turner

Joe will cover the interesting 20 year period from the late 50’s to late 70’s.

February 18th, 2019 Friends Annual General Meeting followed by Members slides

The Annual General Meeting is a chance to hear what your Executive Committee has been doing and discuss plans for the future, as well as receiving the accounts and other formal business. Members are invited to bring a selection of slides on railway topics for showing after the formal AGM.

March 18th The Railway Navvy: Prince of Labourers. Speaker: David Gilks

This talk will explore the origins, deployment, exploits and life of the British Navvy both here and overseas in the great age of railway building. David is a lifelong railway enthusiast with his origins deep in LMS territory. Since moving to Wiltshire some 10 years ago he has been a volunteer at Steam, largely working in the library. He has a particular interest in the social impact of railways and has written several articles for BackTrack magazine.

April 15th Railways in Burma, together with the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. Speaker: Brian Frank May

The Harry Roberts Memorial Lecture
Harry Roberts was captured by the Germans at Arnhem and became a Prisoner of War. Brian May’s father was a prisoner of the Japanese army and put to work on the Burma – Siam Railway. Brian is thus well placed to describe the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. He has visited the surviving remnant in Burma and also explored more of the present day Myanmar Railway.

Nov
20
Tue
2018
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Nov
26
Mon
2018
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices | England | United Kingdom

The Neighbourhood Watch Meeting is being held on Monday 26 November 2018 at 7.30 pm in West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury.  There will be a talk by Toby Green of Trading Standards.

Representatives from the Police and Fire Service will also be attending to give crime updates and both will be available to answer any questions. Just a reminder that there is parking close by and the evening charge is £2. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting.

HANDOUT FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING (NOVEMBER 2017)

Nov
27
Tue
2018
Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church Hall
Nov 27 @ 2:30 pm

“Getting To Know You” Speaker: Karen Frost

All welcome for Fellowship, interesting speakers & a cup of tea.

To reach the Church Hall, go through the alleyway between the Church and the shop, follow the path through the garden

Nov
28
Wed
2018
Kinderlandverschickung @ Greenham Common Tower
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kinderlandverschickung @ Greenham Common Tower | England | United Kingdom

The Internal Evacuation Of German Children In WW2

Kinderlandverschickung had a greater political bias than in Britain and was influenced greatly by the philosophy of the Hitler Youth. This talk will provide an insight into its planning and eventual demise and look at the effect it had not only on the children, but also on the parents. This is a topic which is rarely, if ever, taught in UK schools.

Presented by Prof Martin Parsons, who is a Research Fellow and Honorary Life Fellow at the University of Reading, where he previously led the Research Centre for Evacuee and War Child Studies.

Dec
4
Tue
2018
Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church Hall
Dec 4 @ 2:30 pm

Christmas Celebration, led by Rev Peter Bennett

All welcome for Fellowship, interesting speakers & a cup of tea.

To reach the Church Hall, go through the alleyway between the Church and the shop, follow the path through the garden

Dec
12
Wed
2018
Berkshire Family History Society @ St Marys Church Hall
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkshire Family History Society @ St Marys Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Berkshire Family History Society
Newbury Branch
Programme September to December 2018

Wed 12th September

Royal shenanigans and courtesans

Mike Rendell writes, speaks and blogs on all things Georgian, and here he lifts the lid on murder, rape, incest and false imprisonment in the context of the Prince Regent and his dissolute family. The leading sex workers of Georgian times enjoyed a celebrity status which is nowadays hard to credit. Prepare to be scandalised.

Wed 10th October

Ancestors in uniform

This will be an open evening on a military theme, at which all members and guests will be encouraged to take part. Bring your stories, photos, memorabilia and questions relating to your ancestors in wartime.

Wed 14th November

Was your ancestor a criminal?

Dr Colin Chapman will describe the offences that were regarded as crimes in the 18th and 19th centuries in Britain, and the severe punishments that followed conviction. He will then ask: “Was your ancestor a criminal?” Dr Chapman has published and lectured extensively, founded five county family history societies, is a vice-president of the Society of Genealogists and is a life vice-president of the Federation of Family History Societies.

Wed 12th December

Christmas party and Nick’s quiz

Good food, fruit punch (non-alcoholic), Secret Santa – and questions to answer.

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 www.berksfhs.org.uk for more details.
The branch is about to embark on its second transcription project.
This year’s programme also includes a summer outing and a Christmas dinner.

BerksFHS Newbury prog Sep-Dec18

Dec
18
Tue
2018
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Jan
15
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Feb
18
Mon
2019
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue
Feb 18 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue | England | United Kingdom

Lecture Programme 2018/19

Click here for full programme.

Friends and Guests are warmly invited to these lectures, held at STEAM on Mondays, starting promptly at 7.00 pm. (Cold drinks available from 6.45 pm)

Free parking is available in front of the Museum for those attending the lectures – please email friendsofswindonrailwaymuseum@gmail.com for the access code, or to find out more about the Friends.

Whilst the lecture is free, we ask for voluntary donations to The Railway Children Charity on the night. We look forward to seeing you.

2018 September 17th Swindon Works – The Collett Years 1922 – 41. Speaker: Brian Arman

Brian will cover the challenges facing the Works after the First World War, the impact of amalgamations and the Grouping, and Collett’s locomotive legacy and engineering developments.

October 15th Minor railways connected with the Great Western. Speaker: Colin Brading

Colin will describe the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway and the Wantage Tramway. Also featured will be the Swansea & Mumbles Railway which in 1807 was the first railway in the world to carry passengers.

November 19th Around the Western Region by Diesel Hydraulic. Speaker: Joe Turner

Joe will cover the interesting 20 year period from the late 50’s to late 70’s.

February 18th, 2019 Friends Annual General Meeting followed by Members slides

The Annual General Meeting is a chance to hear what your Executive Committee has been doing and discuss plans for the future, as well as receiving the accounts and other formal business. Members are invited to bring a selection of slides on railway topics for showing after the formal AGM.

March 18th The Railway Navvy: Prince of Labourers. Speaker: David Gilks

This talk will explore the origins, deployment, exploits and life of the British Navvy both here and overseas in the great age of railway building. David is a lifelong railway enthusiast with his origins deep in LMS territory. Since moving to Wiltshire some 10 years ago he has been a volunteer at Steam, largely working in the library. He has a particular interest in the social impact of railways and has written several articles for BackTrack magazine.

April 15th Railways in Burma, together with the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. Speaker: Brian Frank May

The Harry Roberts Memorial Lecture
Harry Roberts was captured by the Germans at Arnhem and became a Prisoner of War. Brian May’s father was a prisoner of the Japanese army and put to work on the Burma – Siam Railway. Brian is thus well placed to describe the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. He has visited the surviving remnant in Burma and also explored more of the present day Myanmar Railway.

Feb
19
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Mar
18
Mon
2019
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue
Mar 18 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue | England | United Kingdom

Lecture Programme 2018/19

Click here for full programme.

Friends and Guests are warmly invited to these lectures, held at STEAM on Mondays, starting promptly at 7.00 pm. (Cold drinks available from 6.45 pm)

Free parking is available in front of the Museum for those attending the lectures – please email friendsofswindonrailwaymuseum@gmail.com for the access code, or to find out more about the Friends.

Whilst the lecture is free, we ask for voluntary donations to The Railway Children Charity on the night. We look forward to seeing you.

2018 September 17th Swindon Works – The Collett Years 1922 – 41. Speaker: Brian Arman

Brian will cover the challenges facing the Works after the First World War, the impact of amalgamations and the Grouping, and Collett’s locomotive legacy and engineering developments.

October 15th Minor railways connected with the Great Western. Speaker: Colin Brading

Colin will describe the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway and the Wantage Tramway. Also featured will be the Swansea & Mumbles Railway which in 1807 was the first railway in the world to carry passengers.

November 19th Around the Western Region by Diesel Hydraulic. Speaker: Joe Turner

Joe will cover the interesting 20 year period from the late 50’s to late 70’s.

February 18th, 2019 Friends Annual General Meeting followed by Members slides

The Annual General Meeting is a chance to hear what your Executive Committee has been doing and discuss plans for the future, as well as receiving the accounts and other formal business. Members are invited to bring a selection of slides on railway topics for showing after the formal AGM.

March 18th The Railway Navvy: Prince of Labourers. Speaker: David Gilks

This talk will explore the origins, deployment, exploits and life of the British Navvy both here and overseas in the great age of railway building. David is a lifelong railway enthusiast with his origins deep in LMS territory. Since moving to Wiltshire some 10 years ago he has been a volunteer at Steam, largely working in the library. He has a particular interest in the social impact of railways and has written several articles for BackTrack magazine.

April 15th Railways in Burma, together with the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. Speaker: Brian Frank May

The Harry Roberts Memorial Lecture
Harry Roberts was captured by the Germans at Arnhem and became a Prisoner of War. Brian May’s father was a prisoner of the Japanese army and put to work on the Burma – Siam Railway. Brian is thus well placed to describe the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. He has visited the surviving remnant in Burma and also explored more of the present day Myanmar Railway.

Mar
19
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Apr
15
Mon
2019
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue
Apr 15 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue | England | United Kingdom

Lecture Programme 2018/19

Click here for full programme.

Friends and Guests are warmly invited to these lectures, held at STEAM on Mondays, starting promptly at 7.00 pm. (Cold drinks available from 6.45 pm)

Free parking is available in front of the Museum for those attending the lectures – please email friendsofswindonrailwaymuseum@gmail.com for the access code, or to find out more about the Friends.

Whilst the lecture is free, we ask for voluntary donations to The Railway Children Charity on the night. We look forward to seeing you.

2018 September 17th Swindon Works – The Collett Years 1922 – 41. Speaker: Brian Arman

Brian will cover the challenges facing the Works after the First World War, the impact of amalgamations and the Grouping, and Collett’s locomotive legacy and engineering developments.

October 15th Minor railways connected with the Great Western. Speaker: Colin Brading

Colin will describe the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway and the Wantage Tramway. Also featured will be the Swansea & Mumbles Railway which in 1807 was the first railway in the world to carry passengers.

November 19th Around the Western Region by Diesel Hydraulic. Speaker: Joe Turner

Joe will cover the interesting 20 year period from the late 50’s to late 70’s.

February 18th, 2019 Friends Annual General Meeting followed by Members slides

The Annual General Meeting is a chance to hear what your Executive Committee has been doing and discuss plans for the future, as well as receiving the accounts and other formal business. Members are invited to bring a selection of slides on railway topics for showing after the formal AGM.

March 18th The Railway Navvy: Prince of Labourers. Speaker: David Gilks

This talk will explore the origins, deployment, exploits and life of the British Navvy both here and overseas in the great age of railway building. David is a lifelong railway enthusiast with his origins deep in LMS territory. Since moving to Wiltshire some 10 years ago he has been a volunteer at Steam, largely working in the library. He has a particular interest in the social impact of railways and has written several articles for BackTrack magazine.

April 15th Railways in Burma, together with the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. Speaker: Brian Frank May

The Harry Roberts Memorial Lecture
Harry Roberts was captured by the Germans at Arnhem and became a Prisoner of War. Brian May’s father was a prisoner of the Japanese army and put to work on the Burma – Siam Railway. Brian is thus well placed to describe the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. He has visited the surviving remnant in Burma and also explored more of the present day Myanmar Railway.

Apr
16
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

May
21
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Jun
18
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/