Newbury Road by Road

R B Tubb (Henwick Worthy Books, 2011), A4, Hardback, 324pp

Newbury in West Berkshire is a flourishing town situated on the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon canal. Arranged in alphabetical order, this book looks at the history of the names and naming of the streets of Newbury. The date of the naming and changing features of each street tells the history of Newbury and its development. A full description of each streets location and type of road, close, lane etc is given. There is an account of historical events where a road has been named after or named by a prominent person linked to such an event. Includes an index of place and family names, and is illustrated with maps and photographs. A comprehensive bibliography displays the many sources used in this publication. This book is a must for those with Newbury connections.

Mary Smith 

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