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.
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