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The Wharf, Newbury

speaker

David Peacock

12 February 2016


2:30pm at Newbury Town Hall



Newbury's history as a port is not an obvious one, but David will show that there was indeed a thriving port in Newbury and explain how it developed and later declined.

Speaker

David Peacock is a well known speaker on the history of Newbury and its environs. Formerly a teacher of politics and history at Padworth College, Dr Peacock also gives evening classes on local history at Newbury College and Reading University. He is very familiar to readers of the Newbury Weekly News through his numerous local history articles and recently made his television debut explaining the importance of Jack of Newbury to Michael Portillo during his visit to the town on one of his [i]Great Railway Journeys[/i].
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