Events under 'Newbury branch'
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Meetings of the Newbury branch (at Shaw)

Event Name

Date

Newbury Branch - Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall and his trouble with the Commonwealth

Most royalist nobility lost their estates in the Civil War, but Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall was an exception. Manfred Brod, a historian who specialises in early-modern Berkshire, will explain how the extensive Craven land-holdings were regained.

Newbury Branch meets at Shaw Church Hall in Church Lane, Shaw RG14 2DR. Doors open from 7.10 and meetings start at 7.30 pm. Non-members invited to contribute £3 to costs. Free parking, and refreshments.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Newbury Branch: Is your ancestor a railway policeman?

Steve Beamon is a committee member of the British Transport Police History Group, which aims to preserve the historical records and artefacts of the British Transport Police and all its constituent forces, wherever railway and dock police forces were operational.

Newbury Branch meeting at Shaw Church Hall in Church Lane, Shaw RG14 2DR. Doors open from 7.10 and meetings start at 7.30 pm. Non-members invited to contribute £3 to costs. Free parking, and refreshments.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Newbury Branch: The life and times of Robert Tebbot: a nineteenth-century rags-to-riches builder, and friend of kings

Dr David Lewis is treasurer of the Berkshire Local History Association, and talks regularly on the history of Windsor, and his subject will be the lowly nineteenth-century builder who became mayor of Windsor (twice) and the friend of kings.

Robt Tebbott

Newbury Branch meeting at Shaw Church Hall in Church Lane, Shaw RG14 2DR. Doors open from 7.10 and meetings start at 7.30 pm. Non-members invited to contribute £3 to costs. Free parking, and refreshments.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Newbury Branch: Boiled cats, mercury and Jesuit drops

Penny Stokes considers your chances of surviving a healthcare crisis in eighteenth-century Newbury, looking at the town's medical practitioners, mortality and causes of death, and the remedies which Newbury's Georgians trusted for cures.

apothecary

Newbury Branch meeting at Shaw Church Hall in Church Lane, Shaw RG14 2DR. Doors open from 7.10 and meetings start at 7.30 pm. Non-members invited to contribute £3 to costs. Free parking, and refreshments.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Newbury Branch Christmas party

with seasonal refreshments, Secret Santa and Nick's quiz. Non-members invited to contribute £3 to costs. Free parking.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Newbury Branch: The Victorian Plentys of Newbury

Ellie Thorne, senior archivist at the Berkshire Record Office, has extensive knowledge of the surviving records of the Plenty company, whose innovative engineering ranged from ploughs to lifeboats, bringing prosperity and employment to Newbury over 200 years.

Edward Pellew Plenty

Edward Pellow Plenty and family

7.30 to 9.30 pm at Shaw Church Hall, RG14 2DR

All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company.

Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.

Enquiries to newbury at berksfhs.org.uk

or see www.berksfhs.org.uk

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Newbury Branch: Heraldry: more than just logos for nobles

The elements of a coat of arms provide the means for identification of family relationships, and Christopher Singleton, who has a post-graduate certificate in genealogy, palaeography and heraldry from Strathclyde, as well as two former heralds in his ancestry, will give us an insight into this, and how to search for armigers in our own ancestry.

Chris Singleton

Christopher Singleton

7.30 to 9.30 pm at Shaw Church Hall, RG14 2DR

All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company.

Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.

Enquiries to newbury at berksfhs.org.uk

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Newbury Branch: Newbury in old photographs

Dr Nick Young's talk looks at how Newbury used to be, with some photographs dating back to the second half of the 1800s, and others from within living memory. He will show how little has changed in some cases, whereas in others, things have changed beyond recognition. Both the views shown and the histories contained will be discussed.

George Pelican c1900

Newbury's once-famous George & Pelican, pictured c1900

7.30 to 9.30 pm at Shaw Church Hall, RG14 2DR

All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company.

Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.

Enquiries to newbury at berksfhs.org.uk

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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