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Sep
12
Sat
2020
Heritage Open Days: West Berkshire Museum @ West Berkshire Museum
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Heritage Open Days: West Berkshire Museum @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Heritage Open Days: West Berkshire Museum

Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest heritage festival. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are free to explore.

Explore a normally closed-off part of the Museum, the attic of the Cloth Hall, which is accessed via a steep and narrow staircase. Members of the Kennet Valley Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers will be on hand to demonstrate traditional skills, giving you a flavour of the original purpose of the Cloth Hall. No need to book, just drop-in.

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 September | West Berkshire Museum | 10am – 3pm | Free

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Sep
13
Sun
2020
Heritage Open Days: Shaw House @ Shaw House
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Heritage Open Days: Shaw House @ Shaw House | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Heritage Open Days: Shaw House

Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest heritage festival. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are free to explore.

Join us in the Great Hall for introductory talks about the history of the House at 11.30am, 12.30, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and visitors will be able to self navigate their way through the rest of the House. No need to book, just drop in. Free.

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 September | Shaw House| 10am – 3pm | Free

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaw_House

Heritage Open Days: West Berkshire Museum @ West Berkshire Museum
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Heritage Open Days: West Berkshire Museum @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Heritage Open Days: West Berkshire Museum

Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest heritage festival. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are free to explore.

Explore a normally closed-off part of the Museum, the attic of the Cloth Hall, which is accessed via a steep and narrow staircase. Members of the Kennet Valley Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers will be on hand to demonstrate traditional skills, giving you a flavour of the original purpose of the Cloth Hall. No need to book, just drop-in.

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 September | West Berkshire Museum | 10am – 3pm | Free

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Dog Show in Aid of National Animal Welfare Trust @ Blewbury Equestrian centre, Didcot, Oxford, Ox 11 9
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am
Sep
20
Sun
2020
Heritage Walk: First Battle of Newbury 1643 @ Corn Exchange
Sep 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Heritage Walk: First Battle of Newbury 1643 @ Corn Exchange | England | United Kingdom

Heritage Walk: First Battle of Newbury 1643

A two hour walk from the Royalist positions on the eve of battle, through ‘no man’s land’ to where parliament gained a foothold on the high ground at Round Hill. Examining the strategies, weapons and outcomes of one of the civil wars most pivotal battles and visiting the location where Lord Falkland met his death.

 

YOUR GUIDE:

Dave Stubbs was for many years the ‘local bobby’ at Wash Common – his interest in local history awakened by digging up a civil war musket ball in his back garden. He has accumulated a wealth

of local lore which he loves sharing through talks and guided walks.

Bespoke walks can be arranged. Please note: Walks start at the Corn Exchange, except for the Wash Common walks.

Tickets are available from: Newbury Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD

www.cornexchangenew.com T:0845 5218 218

 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Oct
3
Sat
2020
Newbury Apple Day event
Oct 3 all-day
Newbury Apple Day event

We are looking for new people to join the steering group that organises Newbury Apple Day. Newbury Apple day is an annual event that takes place in Newbury market square in early October. The main activity is juicing apples, we collect apples before the event that would otherwise have gone to waste and encourage people to bring their own on the day.

Steering group members organise publicity, recruit and manage volunteers, hire/buy equipment and supplies and manage social media. New members would have the opportunity to work in an area that matched their interests and skills.

For more information please email or call.

Oct
14
Wed
2020
Berkshire Family History Society 2H2020 @ On-line
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkshire Family History Society 2H2020 @ On-line | England | United Kingdom

Wed 9th September @ 19h30 on Zoom

Alice through the wardrobe

Speaker: David Willetts

Alice Chaucer was the grand-daughter of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer and lived at one time at Donnington Castle. A redoubtable woman who first married at the age of 11, she later became s duchess and a Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, an honour rarely granted to women.

Wed 14th October 7.30pm

Mayors of Newbury

Speaker: Anthony Pick

Newbury’s mayors enjoyed significant power in the past, heading the corporation of 24 burgesses and acting as the town’s chief magistrate. Anthony Pick will highlight some of the more interesting and unusual characters who have held this office.

Branch meetings are continuing as Zoom webinars.

Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.
Enquiries to newbury@berksfhs.org.uk
or see http://www.berksfhs.org.uk

 

Nov
23
Mon
2020
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices | England | United Kingdom

The next Neighbourhood Watch Meeting is being held in West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury.

Representatives from the Police and Fire Service will be giving crime updates and both will be available to answer any questions.   Anyone is welcome to attend.

There is a £2 parking charge for evenings in local car parks.

Monday 23 November 2020 –Talk by Detective Chief Superintendent Ian Hunter on Major Crime and Homicide.

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