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The History of Donnington Grove

David Peacock

13 November 2019

2:00pm at West Berkshire Museum

Non-members £3

Today Donnington Grove is a hotel and golf course, the impressive house sitting in manicured grounds overlooking a placid lake – how did it come to be there? Who created this masterpiece of 18th Century architecture? How did it evolve over the centuries? Who called it home and what famous faces came to stay?


David Peacock is a well-known speaker and author on the history of Newbury and its environs. Formerly a history teacher, Dr Peacock also gives evening classes on local history. He is very familiar to readers of the Newbury Weekly News through his numerous local history articles and made his television debut explaining the importance of Jack of Newbury to Michael Portillo during his visit to the town on one of his ‘Great Railway Journeys’. He is the author of the current edition of ‘The Story of Newbury’ and has recently published ‘Newbury Roman cemetery’.
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