Newbury District Field Club
Founded in 1870 the Field Club is Newbury's local history society with additional interests in all aspects of the Newbury district's natural history, geology etc. newbury local history
The Club meets on afternoons (2nd Friday of the month) between October and April with Summer excursions to places of interest.
An additional programme of evening meetings (Newbury History Group) is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, opening up the Club to prospective members who are unable to attend afternoon meetings and to promote interest in the history of the area.
Phil Wood, the Field Club's Deputy President, is leading a project to research the names recorded on the Newbury Town War Memorial commemorating the town's losses during the Great War 1914-1918.
To mark centenary of the war there will be annual exhibitions each November in the Town Hall from 2014 to 2018, where today's citizens of the town can learn about the lives and sacrifices of their predecessors and year by year see the impact of the war on Newbury. This year's (2016) exhibition will open on November 4th and will run until 13 November.
Phil will be giving a talk on Newbury 1916 at the opening of the exhibtion on the evening of November 4th.
The stories behind the names are being placed online on Phil's West Berkshire War Memorials Website.