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Jul
26
Sun
2020
Heritage Walk: Northbrook St & Speenhamland @ Corn Exchange
Jul 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Heritage Walk: Northbrook St & Speenhamland @ Corn Exchange | England | United Kingdom

Heritage Walk: Northbrook St & Speenhamland

A walk along Northbrook Street to the Clock Tower, to talk about Newbury during the coaching era, and the Speenhamland System. Along the way it takes in a range of historic buildings, including Camp Hopson and Jack of Newbury’s house.

 

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 26 July 2020 |  2:30pm – 3:30pm | £5

 

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Aug
2
Sun
2020
Heritage Walk: Wartime Newbury @ Corn Exchange
Aug 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Heritage Walk: Wartime Newbury @ Corn Exchange | Scotland | United Kingdom

Heritage Walk: Wartime Newbury

A guided walk within the largely pedestrian town centre to see the sites which played a part in the two World Wars. We shall see where the film ‘The Battle of the Somme’ was shown in 1916, where the Lord Mayor’s coach was stored during WWII, and why the Emergency Bridge was constructed. Buildings, street corners and river banks have a story to tell.

 

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 2 August  |  11:30am – 12:30pm | £5

 

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Aug
5
Wed
2020
Heritage Walk: Pubs Past & Present @ Corn Exchange
Aug 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Heritage Walk: Pubs Past & Present @ Corn Exchange | England | United Kingdom

Heritage Walk: Pubs Past & Present

This walk will be a stroll around the town centre looking at the history of many existing

pubs and a far larger number of those that are no longer with us. Many will remember the Clock Tower or the George & Pelican, fewer will remember the Anchor or the George & Dragon, and no one alive will have frequented the Town Arms or the Royal Exchange. Tales of murder and tragedy, of coaching inns and carriers’ haunts – a potted history of the licensed trade in Newbury from the 1600s to today.

 

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

Wed 5 August 2020 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm | £5

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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19
Sun
2020
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Jan
20
Mon
2020
9:30 am Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
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Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
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