Speaker Meeting

The Rev John M Bacon: The very curious curate from Cold Ash

Speaker(s): 
Fred Davison
Date: 
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:30pm

History beneath our feet

Speaker(s): 
Colin Hennell
Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:30pm

Telstar: The whole story

Speaker(s): 
Rob Bradford
Date: 
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 7:30pm

On Monday 24th June 2013, Rob Bradford gave a very different talk which he dedicated to the late Peter Allen.

A history of Sandleford Priory

Speaker(s): 
Dr David Peacock
Date: 
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:30pm

On Monday 29th April 2013, Dr David Peacock gave us a most interesting talk on’ A history of Sandleford Priory,’ which was founded about 12 hundred and was an Augustinian priory for around 150 years. The Augustinian order had a slightly more relaxed attitude to mixing with the larger community and had its share of scandal when one of the canons was sacked for not only living with a female but also pawning priory valuables.

A history of the pubs of Newbury

Speaker(s): 
Phil Wood
Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2013 - 7:30pm

On Monday 25th March 2013, Phil Wood gave a talk packed with fascinating details on ‘The History of Pubs in Newbury.’

His history began with the Bullock Inn of 1423, which was situated on the west side of Northbrook Street and The Tiger (1438) in Bartholomew Street which had permission to accommodate up to 38 people in its 6 rooms! We learnt that licences were introduced in 1552 and by 1577 there were over 30 pubs in Newbury. By 1692 there were 6 pubs one side of the Market Place alone.