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Aug
9
Sun
2020
Heritage Walk: Churches & Chapels @ Corn Exchange
Aug 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Heritage Walk: Churches & Chapels @ Corn Exchange | Scotland | United Kingdom

Heritage Walk: Churches & Chapels

A guided walk on level ground to some of Newbury’s town-centre places of worship, both past and present.

As well as a brief history of the denominations and their association with Newbury, we shall look at the architecture of the existing buildings. Please note, the walk will extend southwards beyond the pedestrian area, but will remain north of the railway station.

 

YOUR GUIDE:

Jane Burrell is a former curator of West Berkshire Museum. She divides her time between local history research, poetry of the Great War, and theology.

Each walk lasts about 1½ hours and has limited spaces. 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

Sun 9 August     |  2:30pm – 3:30pm | £5

 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Aug
16
Sun
2020
Heritage Walk: Market Place & Cheap St @ Corn Exchange
Aug 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Heritage Walk: Market Place & Cheap St @ Corn Exchange | England | United Kingdom

Heritage Walk: Market Place & Cheap St

Starting in the Market Place, the site of the Guildhall, the stocks and Queen Victoria’s statue, and then following a path towards the railway station, including the site of the building where Lord Falkland stayed before the First Battle of Newbury.

 

YOUR GUIDE:

David Peacock researches, writes and lectures on the history of the Newbury area. He is the author of The Story of Newbury (2011), has written for local newspapers, taught evening classes, and given talks to many clubs and societies.

 

Each walk lasts about 1½ hours and has limited spaces. 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

Sun 16 August |  2:30pm – 3:30pm | £5

 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Aug
19
Wed
2020
Heritage Walk: Tudor Newbury @ Corn Exchange
Aug 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Heritage Walk: Tudor Newbury @ Corn Exchange | England | United Kingdom

Heritage Walk: Tudor Newbury

A walk to explore Newbury in the 16th century, when the cloth industry was thriving locally, visiting historic locations and surviving buildings.  It includes the Guildhall which used to stand in the middle of the Market Place, a visit to St Nicolas Church (built in the reign of Henry VIII, and the place where the Newbury martyrs were tried in Queen Mary’s reign); to the site of the West Mills (where cloth was processed and finished); and to the surviving part of Jack of Newbury’s house, just off Northbrook Street.

 

YOUR GUIDE:

David Peacock researches, writes and lectures on the history of the Newbury area. He is the author of The Story of Newbury (2011), has written for local newspapers, taught evening classes, and given talks to many clubs and societies.

Each walk lasts about 1½ hours and has limited spaces. 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

Aug
23
Sun
2020
Heritage Walk: Bartholomew St & City @ Corn Exchange
Aug 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Heritage Walk: Bartholomew St & City @ Corn Exchange | England | United Kingdom

Heritage Walk: Bartholomew St & City

A walk through Newbury’s past led by Phil Wood, taking in Bartholomew Street on the way to The City. Almshouses and breweries, churches and pubs, bombs and burial grounds: tales from the middle ages to the modern day.

 

YOUR GUIDE:

Phil researches, writes and lectures on the history of Newbury and family history. He is President of the Newbury District Field Club (the town’s local history society); his particular interests are the pubs and breweries of Newbury and the war memorials of West Berkshire.

Each walk lasts about 1½ hours and has limited spaces. 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

Aug
30
Sun
2020
Heritage Walk: In the Footsteps of Newbury’s Artists @ Corn Exchange
Aug 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Heritage Walk: In the Footsteps of Newbury’s Artists @ Corn Exchange | England | United Kingdom

Heritage Walk: In the Footsteps of Newbury’s Artists

Many local residents have put paint to canvas over the years, some with commercial success, others to little acclaim, some of notable quality, and others more enthusiastic than meritorious. Between them they created a body of work that reflected their times, including scenes of Newbury from before the advent of photography. This walk will tell the stories of some of these artists, and will show examples of their work in locations around the town centre relevant to their lives.

 

YOUR GUIDE:

Jane Burrell is a former curator of West Berkshire Museum. She divides her time between local history research, poetry of the Great War, and theology.

Each walk lasts about 1½ hours and has limited spaces. 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

Sep
4
Fri
2020
Bats at the Museum @ West Berkshire Museum
Sep 4 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Bats at the Museum @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Bats at the Museum

A talk and walk by local bat expert James Shipman about the life of these amazing creatures. Did you know bats can live for up to 30 years? James explains where they live, how they fly in the dark, and why they are so important and protected by law. After a short talk, James will help us see and hear several species that emerge at dusk near the museum (weather dependent).

West Berkshire Museum | Friday 4 September |  7.45-8.45pm | £5

To book call the museum 01635 519562

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Sep
5
Sat
2020
Open Air Sculpture Exhibition: Rescheduled @ Shaw House
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm
Open Air Sculpture Exhibition: Rescheduled @ Shaw House | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Open Air Sculpture Exhibition: Rescheduled

The Orangery Lawn at Shaw House will be transformed into a sculpture exhibition where you can discover artworks by acclaimed sculptors in this lovely historic setting.

This exhibition has been rescheduled from the originally advertised date of May 2020. Sculptures will be well spaced apart to allow social distancing in the grounds. Please do not touch the sculptures.

All works on display will be available for purchase.

Open times Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 Sept, 11am – 4pm.

Monday to Friday: Visitors will have access to the grounds only. Toilets will be available. We ask you to please respect the space around those celebrating their weddings and other ceremonies within the House.

Weekends: The House and grounds will be available. The shop and café will be open. The café will be running a take-out service. Toilets will be available and we will have limits on single person/households in the lifts.

For more information about our social distancing system within the House please visit: www.westberkshireheritage.org/shaw-house/plan-your-visit

For more information about the exhibiting artists please visit www.alteredstatessculptures.co.uk

Sep
6
Sun
2020
Heritage Walk: Central Newbury @ Corn Exchange
Sep 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Heritage Walk: Central Newbury @ Corn Exchange | England | United Kingdom

Heritage Walk: Central Newbury

A circular walk led by Phil Wood, taking in the Market Place, Newbury Wharf, Victoria Park, Newbury Lock, West Mills and St Nicolas Church during which we cover Newbury’s history from the Domesday Book to the modern day. Pubs, breweries, almshouses, nonconformity, trade and, of course, the church and canal.

 

YOUR GUIDE:

Phil Wood researches, writes and lectures on the history of Newbury and family history. He is President of the Newbury District Field Club (the town’s local history society); his particular interests are the pubs and breweries of Newbury and the war memorials of West Berkshire.

 

Each walk lasts about 1½ hours and has limited spaces. 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

Sep
9
Wed
2020
Berkshire Family History Society 2H2020 @ On-line
Sep 9 @ 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

 

Sep
12
Sat
2020
Heritage Open Days: Shaw House @ Shaw House
Sep 12 @ 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: Shaw House @ Shaw House
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – Sep 13 @ 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.

Visitors will be able to self-navigate their way around the House, exhibition rooms and many areas which are not normally open to the public.

No need to book, just drop in | Free.

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

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

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
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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