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Past Events

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21 NovemberAfter the War - Lessons from the 1921 Census Sue Ellis
21 OctoberHistory Day: Newbury Notables Various
17 OctoberAGM & The History of the British Postbox Phil Wood
19 SeptemberForgotten Newbury Dr Nick Young
20 JuneVisit to Thames Valley Police Museum Dave Stubbs
16 MayThe ARK (Action for the River Kennet) Project Glyn Horne & Anna Forbes
18 AprilAnglo-Saxons and West Berkshire Dr David Peacock
21 MarchAfter the Great War: History in the 1921 census Sue Ellis
21 FebruaryArchaeology and Heritage at Thames Water Dr Victoria Reeve
17 JanuaryThe History of the Thames Valley Police Dave Stubbs


20 DecemberChristmas Quiz & Party Ros & David Clow
15 NovemberFour Characters of Georgian Newbury Penelope Stokes
15 OctoberHistory Day: For the Public Good Various
20 SeptemberThe West Berkshire Historic Environment Record Beth Asbury
15 JuneNewbury & District Motor Services Paul Lacey
18 MayBrickmaking in the Newbury District Tony Higgott
20 AprilThe House of Toomer Phil Wood
16 MarchRichard III: History, Myths & the Man Sue Ellis
16 FebruaryThe Veness Sisters Ros Clow
19 JanuaryBrickmaking in the Newbury District Tony Higgott


15 DecemberChristmas Quiz & Party 
17 NovemberNewbury's Georgian Architecture David Peacock
20 OctoberAGM 2020/21 - 150 Years or the Newbury District Field Club Jane Burrell
15 SeptemberBerkshire, Buckinghamshore and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust Simon Barnett


16 DecemberChristmas Quiz & Party 
18 NovemberNewbury's Georgian Architecture David Peacock
31 OctoberHistory Day: Your Good Health: From local charity to the Welfare State Various
21 OctoberBrickmaking in the Newbury District Tony Higgott
16 SeptemberBerkshire, Buckinghamshore and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust Simon Barnett
17 JuneNewbury & District Motor Services Paul Lacey
20 MayTown Walks Jane Burrell, David Peacock & Phil Wood
15 AprilThe Museum Connexion Jane Burrell
18 MarchRichard III: History, Myths & the Man Sue Ellis
19 FebruaryReading Abbey John Painter
09 JanuaryAGM & Presidential Address (Past Presidents of Newbury District Field Club) Phil Wood


11 DecemberChristmas Quiz & Party 
13 NovemberThe History of Donnington Grove David Peacock
26 OctoberHistory Day - Transport:Road, River & Rail Various
09 OctoberTreasures of the Anglo-Saxons - Sutton Hoo and the Staffordshire Hoard Sue Ellis
11 SeptemberThe Dovecotes and Pigeon Lofts of Old Berkshire Andrew Hutt
12 JuneNewbury and district: The Cold War Era Dr Nick Young
08 May17th Century Alehouses in West Berkshire Phil Wood
10 AprilBrickwork (and how to read history in it). John Harrison
13 MarchThe Men Who Built Britain Terry Nelson
13 FebruaryThe History of the Quakers in Newbury Jane Burrell
11 JanuaryAGM & Presidential Address (Local Directories) Phil Wood


14 DecemberChristmas Quiz & Party 
27 NovemberTudor Architecture around Newbury Dr David Peacock
09 NovemberA Life of Crime (Prevention) Dave Stubbs
23 OctoberNewbury 1918 Phil Wood
12 OctoberThe Polar Arctic Neil Stewart
25 SeptemberThe Moneys of Newbury Jane Burrell
01 SeptemberHistory Day - Victorian Newbury Various
24 AprilArchaeological Work in West Berkshire, Past & Present West Berkshire Archaeology Service
13 AprilAegean Odyssey Dr Paul Sievers, LRPS
27 MarchTrue Newes from Neubury Claire McGann
09 MarchBirds in Literature Ailsa Claybourn
27 FebruaryDeath, Debt & Discrimination: Crime in Victorian Newbury Ros Clow
09 FebruaryThe Herschels of Berkshire Alan Dowdell
23 JanuaryMembers' Evening Members
12 JanuaryAGM, followed by Presidential Address Phil Wood


08 DecemberChristmas Quiz & Party 
28 NovemberRoman Boxford Steve Clark
10 NovemberNewbury 1917 Phil Wood
24 OctoberSwing Riots Dick Godfrey
13 OctoberThe Story of the Calendar Dr David Russell
26 SeptemberThe Famous Aldbourne Bell Foundry Terry Gilligan
02 SeptemberHistory Day - The City Various
12 MayThe Coastal Path Dave Stubbs
25 AprilDonnington Castle David Peacock
28 MarchThe Mayors of Newbury Anthony Pick
10 MarchThe Knights Hospitallers in West Berkshire & NW Hampshire Canon Martin Coppen
28 FebruaryAnna Monro: A life forgotten Steve Masters
10 FebruaryThe History of Stained Glass David Clow
24 JanuaryMembers' Evening Various
13 JanuaryAGM, followed by Presidential Address Phil Wood


09 DecemberChristmas Quiz & Party 
22 NovemberNewbury 1916 Phil Wood
11 NovemberThe Highs and Lows of Ancient Egypt John Billman
25 OctoberEton College Archives Eleanor Hoare
14 OctoberThe Art of Angels Jane Burrell
27 SeptemberPortable Antiquities and Treasure in and around West Berkshire  Anni Byard
02 JulyHistory Day - Speenhamland Various
26 AprilNewbury 365 Nick Young
08 AprilMedieval Kintbury Margaret Yates
23 MarchThe Bombing of Newbury David Clow
11 MarchLord Falkland: His life, times and memorial Dave Stubbs
12 FebruaryThe Battle of the Somme Phil Wood
12 FebruaryThe Wharf, Newbury David Peacock
26 JanuaryMembers' Evening Members
12 JanuaryAGM, followed by Presidential Address 


11 DecemberChristmas Quiz & Party 
24 NovemberChurch-Speen: The History of a Parish Church Jane Burrell
13 NovemberThe Poetry of Pity: Poets of the Somme Jane Burrell
27 OctoberRecent Archaeology in West Berkshire Alex Godden
10 OctoberExperiences as Sherriff of the Old Bailey & Alderman of London John Hughesdon
22 SeptemberA History of the Berkshire Yeomanry and the Regiment's Connections with_x005F_x0 Brig Anthony Verey, QVRM, TD, DL, and Capt Andrew French
06 JuneHistory Day - Cheap Street & The Market Place Various
28 AprilRoman Boxford Dr Steve Clark
10 AprilThe Mounts of Wasing John Trigg
24 MarchNewbury 1915 Philip Wood
13 MarchStanley Spencer & Sandham Memorial Chapel Alison Paton
24 FebruaryHistory of AWE Kate Pyne
13 FebruaryFar Famed for Sheep and Wool - Sheep fairs and markets of East Ilsley Sue Burnay
27 JanuaryMembers' Research Members
27 JanuaryMembers' Evening 
09 JanuaryAGM, followed by Presidential Address Michael Perkin


12 DecemberChristmas Quiz & Party 
25 NovemberLife around Newbury 1650-1750: The Evidence of Probate Inventories Jameson Wooders
14 NovemberNewtown Road Cemetery: Unexpected Creative Inspiration Ros Clow
28 OctoberThe History of AWE Kate Pyne
16 OctoberCoffee Morning at St Nicolas' Church Hall 
10 OctoberBroadmoor Revealed: The Victorian Asylum Mark Stevens
23 SeptemberNewbury 1914 Phil Wood
25 JuneNorman Churches in the Newbury Area Dr David Peacock
14 JuneCoffee Morning at Newbury Town Hall 
31 MayHistory Day - Bartholomew Street Various
22 AprilWest Berkshire Museum Victoria Barlow
11 AprilSlates, Copybooks & Measles: Schooling in 19th Century Berkshire John Trigg
25 FebruaryThatcham Trades Dr Nick Young
14 FebruaryPresidential Address Michael Perkin
28 JanuaryMembers' Evening 
10 JanuaryExploring Investigative Journalism Brian Radford


13 DecemberThe Life & Times of a County Bobby Dick Godfrey
26 NovemberFairmile Revealed: A Victorian Asylum Mark Stevens
08 NovemberLest We Forget: Stories behind Newbury’s WWI casualties Philip Wood
22 OctoberLife, death and taxes in medieval Peasemore  Dr Steve Clark
11 OctoberThe First Battle of Newbury, 1643  Dave Stubbs
28 SeptemberHistory Day, 2013 - Northbrook Street Various
28 MayNewbury in the Age of Reform Phil Wood
11 MayCream Tea @ Majendie Hall (St Mary’s Church), Speen  Social
23 AprilThe Buildings of Thatcham Tony Higgott
12 AprilMapleash Copse: Are derelict woods here to stay? Charles Flower
26 MarchSt George's Chapel Archive Eleanor Cracknell
08 MarchNewbury Camera Club Peter Orr
26 FebruaryDendrochronolgy - Dating Timber Frames Dr Andy Moir
08 FebruaryAnnual General Meeting, followed by Presidential Address Michael Perkin
22 JanuaryMembers' Research Members
11 JanuarySir Edwin Lutyens Colin Benham


14 DecemberTaking Tea (Antique Tea Caddies and Spoons) Robin Meacher
27 NovemberNewbury in the Middle Ages Dr David Peacock
09 NovemberThe Evolution of Clematis Brian Davis
23 OctoberTimes of Plenty Ellie Thorne
12 OctoberEnglish Violin and Bow Makers Philip Brown
25 SeptemberWallingford: From burgh to borough Judy Dewey
14 AugustMalmesbury & Bowood House EXCURSION
07 JulyWinchester Hat Fair EXCURSION
31 MayFarnham & Watts Gallery EXCURSION
22 May20th Century Military Sites in West Berkshire Duncan Coe
24 AprilWest Berkshire War Memorials Phil Wood
13 AprilSandleford Priory Dr David Peacock
27 MarchA Look at Hungerford's History Dr Hugh Pihlens
09 MarchThe History of Newtown Road Cemetery Jane Burrell
28 FebruaryThe First Battle of Newbury Dave Stubbs
10 FebruaryC19th Lantern Slides of Newbury & District Phil Wood
24 JanuaryMember's Research Members
13 JanuaryThe Polar Arctic Neil Stewart


09 DecemberStone Age Thatcham Malcolm Langford
22 NovemberNewtown Road Cemetery Jane Burrell
11 NovemberCadet to Commodore and Beyond Cdre Ian Gibb
25 OctoberNonconformity in Newbury Phil Wood
14 OctoberThe RENEWAL Project of the River Lambourn Miss Vicky Pudner & Mrs Lesley Atkinson
27 SeptemberRoad Names of Newbury Roy Tubb
17 AugustVia Watercress Line to Alton (Curtis Museum & Allen Gallery) EXCURSION
28 JuneWest Berkshire Historic Environment Record Sarah Orr
14 JuneChristchurch Priory & Russell Coates Museum, Bournemouth EXCURSION
24 MayThe National Monuments Record Jane Golding
26 AprilRev. John M Bacon - a very unconventional clergyman Fred Davison
08 AprilThe Vyne, Sherborne St John Dr Hamish Sloan
22 MarchThe History of Thatcham Dr Nick Young
11 MarchHalf a Century of Railways David Canning
22 FebruaryRoman Roads Hugh Davies
11 FebruaryNewbury Myths and Legends. Phil Wood
25 JanuaryMember's Research Members
14 JanuaryNewbury Town Regalia Rod Thomason


10 DecemberBerkshire Beyond the Obvious Trevor Ottlewski
23 NovemberWoodland Archaeology Dick Greenaway
12 NovemberWildlife 2009: A Year Remembered John Dellow
26 OctoberThe History of Pubs in Newbury Phil Wood
08 OctoberThe History of Silver George Styles
28 SeptemberThe Work of the Victoria County History Dr Simon Townley
22 SeptemberAshmolean Museum, Oxford and Arlington House (nr Wantage) EXCURSION
23 JuneChichester and Fishbourne Roman Palace EXCURSION
22 JuneBerkshire Manorial Records Sarah Charlton
25 MayAn Introduction to Historic Buildings Trevor Ottlewski
27 AprilPound Street Cemetery Sharon Clough
09 AprilThe Story of Town Criers Brian Sylvester
23 MarchHistoric Landscape Characterization Duncan Coe
12 MarchKerala, South India Carol Wood
23 FebruaryPoor Law in Berkshire Peter Durrant
12 FebruaryMore Newbury Pubs Phil Wood
26 JanuaryNewbury Borough Police Dick Godfrey
08 JanuaryThe History of Silver George Styles


11 DecemberScenes of Crime Ken Wells
24 NovemberHistory of Newbury Through Its Buildings Dr David Peacock
13 NovemberMeals and Feasts in Tudor and Stuart Berkshire Joan Dils
27 OctoberA History of Newbury's Breweries Phil Wood
09 OctoberOtmoor: A New RSPB Reserve Alan Parfitt
19 AugustAlthelhampton via Wimborne Minster EXCURSION
15 JulyPetworth House via Petersfield EXCURSION
17 JuneBerkeley Castle via Malmesbury EXCURSION
17 AprilPlace Names of West Berkshire Dr David Peacock
13 MarchWindsor Castle Leslie Grout


18 OctoberAGM & Local Pub Signs Phil Wood


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