Newbury Essential Information

Newbury Branch meets on the second Wednesday evening of the month (except July and August) at:

St Mary's Church Hall

Church Lane


Doors open at 7.10pm, and meetings begin at 7.30pm.

FREE car parking adjacent to the centre.

For registered charities, provision of public benefit is a legal requirement. It follows that visitors are always welcome at Branch meetings and events. Where they can afford to do so, visitors are encouraged to donate £3 when attending a meeting. This is a suggested contribution towards costs incurred by the society in arranging local activities.

The church does not have a postcode. For SatNav guidance, use RG14 2DR, but please be aware that the church is 100 metres beyond this point.

How to find St Mary's Church Hall
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Here is a road map to St Mary's Church Hall. Please refer to the church link above for accurate information on the roads immediately around the church. (This uses and opens a new tab or window)

Most meetings include a talk on a topic of general interest to most family historians and given by a speaker who is an acknowledged authority on that subject. There are also news items.

A branch lending library is brought to most meetings and items from the society's shop can be ordered for collection at the next meeting. The main talk is generally followed by questions and then refreshments. Meetings usually end by 9.30pm.

Go to the Events Calendar for details about forthcoming meetings. Summaries of the talks given at recent meetings can be seen (by site-registered members) on the branch meetings summaries page.

Other Branch activities including Advice sessions

Branch members provide regular help and advice sessions in locations across West Berkshire, including Newbury Library. See calendar for details of these.


The branch organises occasional trips to destinations such as The National Archives, the British Library Newspaper Library and county record offices.

For more information about Newbury Branch

send a message to Eileen Schofield Branch Chairman

Page last reviewed and revised 24th May 2017

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