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A Look at Hungerford's History


Dr Hugh Pihlens

27 March 2012

7:30pm at St John's Parish Room

Non-members £3

Eight miles to the west of Newbury, Hungerford will be familiar to most Newburians who enjoy a trip to our smaller neighbour, perhaps for the antique shops, or a stroll on the magnificent common. The towns long and fascinating history is partly reserved in its age old custom of Tutti Day. For the background to this tradition and much, much more this talk is a must.


Hugh Pihlens came to Hungerford in August 1973. After a short one month hand-over with his predecessor Max Wallis, he joined the medical practice as junior partner with Robert Kennedy.

In addition to developing and expanding the practice, he started the Hungerford Historical Association in 1979, wrote several books on the history of Hungerford (including The Story of Hungerford, 1983, and Hungerford, A Pictorial History, 1992), and developed a computer system for general practice that became used right across the UK.

He retired from the practice in 2006, and since 2009 has worked hard to develop the excellent Hungerford Virtual Museum.

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