March Penny Post Hungerford

Welcome to March Penny Post Hungerford. which includes a busy month at the Town Council, welcome railway news, local sports clubs, property tips and a new quiz. Click on underlined text below for more details of whatever takes your fancy.

Hungerford Town Council

Including the Great West Way, Post Office and Library news, funding deadline and some dates for the diary …read more


Chamber of Commerce Business Survey

Business survey results, forthcoming AGM and information on business rates relief …read more 


Good News on our Railway Service

GWR announces that direct services to Paddington will be maintained after electrification …read more 



More News

• Road closure near Froxfield and possible delays in town….read more
• Hungerford Theatre Company auditions for its next productions…read more
• Search for the Hungerford Carol 2017 launches today!…read more
• Hungerford Town FC recent results and March fixtures…read more
• New season at the Hungerford Bowling Club…read more
• News from Hungerford Primary School…read more
• Town & Manor CEO’s first month in the job…read more
• Lent Lunches at Hungerford Churches Together…read more


• A Week in the Life of Claire Barnes, Hungerford Town Clerk
• Book of the Month from Hungerford Bookshop
• How Much is my House Worth? from Hungerford estate agent Nye & Co
Looking Forward to 5 April by local financial advisers Butler Toll
• Congrats to Joanna Coles-Mason for winning February’s unusual Brownie’s Quiz
• Dressmaking tutor Silvia Luce is starting fab Sewing Playground workshops this month in the Croft Field Activity Centre: Introduction to Dressmaking (20 Mar) Pyjama Bottoms (25 Mar),  Make an Apron (31 Mar)

Mothering Sunday 26 March

• Book a Cream Tea Cruise 2.30pm Mothering Sunday on the Rose of Hungerford
• Have a fun & creative day out with Mum on this Mother’s Day Floristry Workshop & Sunday Lunch with Kelly Louise Floral Design – or make your own special gift for Mother’s Day at Kelly’s workshop 6.30 – 8pm Fri 24 Mar
• Treat your Mum to a special lunch at the lovely Blandy’s at Inglewood (between Hungerford & Kintbury) on Sun 26 March. With a gift for every Mum dining that day! Booking essential on 01488 687010
• Special Mother’s Day menu at The Bear (Mums eat free after 6pm) Book on 01488 682512

Local Jobs

• For jobs in and around Hungerford – including Sales Co-ordinator, Part-time Lifeguards, Charity-shop staff, Carers and Marketing Assistant – please visit the jobs section at

March Quiz

This month we have a Hungerford Town Band Spot the Difference challenge!


To win a prize: Name one of the instruments changed in the photo
(click on photo to enlarge in separate tab)


Good luck to the band in the qualifying round of the National Brass Band Championships on Sat 18 March

Hungerford Event Diary

Weekly markets: Wednesdays (including big produce stall, bread and plants) & Sundays (bread, eggs and chicken)

Thur 2 Hungerford Touch Rugby (every Thurs) 8pm John O’Gaunt School
Thur 2 Hungerford Chamber of Commerce AGM, Three Swans 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Fri 3  Croft Films: Bridget Jones Baby 7.30pm Croft Hall
Sat 4 Jewellery Valuation Day 10.00am – 4.00pm Hungerford Antique Arcade
Sat 4  A Night at the Opera 7.00pm Town Hall
Sat 4 Gigspanners 8.00pm Croft Hall
Sun 5 Italia in Piazza Real Italian Market 9.00am onwards High Street
Sun 5 Guided HEAT Walk meet 10am Town Hall
Sat 11 Watch Six Nations rugby at Hungerford RFC 1.30pm-7.00pm
Mon 13 Commonwealth Day Fly the Flag Ceremony, 9.40am Town Hall
Mon 13 Mental Health First Aid Course, 9.00am-5.00pm Croft Hall (& Tue 14)
Fri 17  Croft Films: Sabrina 8.00pm-9.30pm Croft Hall
Sat 18 Hungerford Town FC v Concord Rovers 3.00pm Bulpit Lane
Mon 20 Introduction to Dressmaking, 10.00am-1.00pm Croft Hall
Mon 20 Hungerford Town FC v Hampton & Richmond 7.45pm Bulpit Lane
Thur 23 Hungerford Town Council Annual Meeting, 6.30pm Corn Exchange
Sat 25 Antiques & Collectables Market, 8am to 2pm Town Hall
Tue 28 Reminiscence Group, 11.00am-12.00pm, Library
Wed 29 Clover Stroud on her Memoir ‘The Wild Other’ 7.30pm Croft Hall

Sat 4 Mar Jewellery Valuation Day 10am – 4pm Hungerford Antique Arcade
Sat 4 Mar  Cocktail & Casino Night, 8pm John O’Gaunt School
Sun 5 Mar Italian Market, Hungerford High Street

Sat 1 Apr  JOG Colour Mile (in aid of Prospect House Hospice & JOG PSA)
Sun 2 Apr Annual Litter Pick organised by Hungerford Town Council

For more events in Hungerford & surrounding areas, please visit the (constantly updated) Penny Post website calendar To add an event please contact[email protected]

If you would like to submit news or photos for the April issue please email [email protected] by Sunday 26 March.

This month’s thought for the month is from Samuel Johnson (1709-1784): “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome…”


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