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Thursday, August 22, 2019

'Shops & Businesses' 4th in Talk Series (Thu. 22 Aug, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Jack of Newbury: with Dr David Peacock

Jack of Newbury (John Winchcombe) was producing cloth on an industrial scale in and around Newbury during Henry VIII's reign. It brought him immense wealth and considerable status.  A contemporary of Shakespeare muddled his life story, but Jack was a historical figure of national importance.  Come and hear local historian Dr David Peacock, unravel the story of this colourful and important character.

For those attending who wish to do some family history research while visiting The Centre, the Research Zone computers will be open from 1 pm.

TICKETS £5 (Member £4) includes tea/coffee and cake or book all five talks in the series for the discounted price of £20 (Member £16). Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability).

Members can obtain the discount using the coupon code published in their current Berkshire Family Historian.

The last talk in the series is on 5th September.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

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