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Newbury

Coordinates: 51°24′03″N 1°19′25″W / 51.4009, -1.3235 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Population 28,339 (Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SU470671
Parish Newbury
Unitary authority West Berkshire
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWBURY
Postcode district RG14
Dial code 01635
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
UK Parliament Newbury
European Parliament South East England
List of places: UKEnglandBerkshire

Newbury is a civil parish and the principal town in the west of the county of Berkshire in England. It is situated on the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal, and has a town centre containing many 17th century buildings. Newbury is best known for its racecourse and the adjoining former airbase at Greenham Common. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... 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Geography

The civil parish of Newbury consists of the town, and the suburbs of Wash Common, the City, West Fields, East Fields and Speenhamland. The modern conurbation of Newbury, however, also takes in the surrounding villages of Speen, Donnington, Shaw & Greenham. Wash Common is a small suburb to the south of Newbury, Berkshire. ... // Speenhamland was an English system of outdoor relief intended to mitigate rural poverty during the early 19th century. ... Speen (Roman Spinae) is a village on the main Cirencester to Silchester Roman road. ... Donnington is a village close to Newbury in the English county of Berkshire. ... Shaw is a village in Berkshire, near to Newbury. ... Greenham is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ...


Today, Newbury town has a population of about 32,000 (2004) and, with adjacent towns such as Thatcham, is the centre of a continuously built up area with an overall population of around 60,000. Newbury serves as the major commercial and retail centre of West Berkshire. Thatcham is a town in Berkshire, England located 3 miles (5km) east of Newbury and 15 miles (24km) west of Reading. ...


The River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal flow through the centre of the town, while the River Lambourn partly forms its northern boundary and the River Enborne forms its southern boundary (and also the county boundary with Hampshire). Adjoining the town's south-eastern border is Greenham Common and the famous racecourse. Newbury is surrounded on three sides (north, west and south) by the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The downland to the south rises steeply out of the river valley providing scenic views, including Watership Down (made famous by the novel of the same name), Beacon Hill and Combe Gibbet. The Kennet is a river in the south east of England, and a tributary of the River Thames. ... The canal at Bathampton, near Bath The Kennet and Avon Canal is a canal in southern England. ... The River Lambourn is a river in the English county of Berkshire and a tributary of the River Kennet. ... The River Enborne is a river that rises near Newbury, Berkshire and flows into the River Kennet. ... Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire or Hamptonshire, (abbr. ... The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is located in the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. ... A downland is an area of open chalk upland. ... For other uses, see Watership Down (disambiguation). ... Beacon Hill is near the village of Burghclere, in north Hampshire. ... Combe Gibbet is a gibbet at the top of a hill near the village of Combe in Berkshire. ...


Location and Transport

The Kennet and Avon Canal runs through the heart of Newbury, Berkshire

Newbury is situated on the River Kennet, the valley of which has always formed an important east-west transport route, served by the Kennet and Avon Canal, and the Great Western Railway line from London to the West Country. Today, Newbury is served by two railway stations, Newbury and Newbury Racecourse, which both lie on the Reading to Plymouth Line. Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 2154 KB)A lock on the Kennet and Avon Canal in central Newbury, Berkshire, England. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 2154 KB)A lock on the Kennet and Avon Canal in central Newbury, Berkshire, England. ... The Kennet is a river in the south east of England, and a tributary of the River Thames. ... The canal at Bathampton, near Bath The Kennet and Avon Canal is a canal in southern England. ... The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The West Country is an informal term for the area of south-western England roughly corresponding to the modern South West England government region. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... Newbury railway station in 2005. ... Newbury Racecourse railway station is a railway station to the east of the town of Newbury in the county of Berkshire in England. ... It has been suggested that Cornish Main Line be merged into this article or section. ...


Following a similar east-west route is the A4 road from London to Bristol, historically the main route west from London. This road has been superseded as a long distance route by the M4 motorway which here runs parallel three miles to the north. The Newbury junction, at Chieveley, is Junction 13. The A4 at Hotwells in Bristol The A4 crosses Picadilly Circus in central London The A4 is a major road in England, also known as the Great West Road. ... View from Cumberland Basin of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London. ... The M4 motorway is a motorway in Great Britain linking London with Wales. ... {{I // Headline text ANUS ANUS ANUS ANUS ANUS MY ANUS IS BLEEDINGGG! Headline text Headline text LIKE A BLEEDING ANUS!! ...


At Newbury this east-west route is crossed by an equally important north-south route, from the major south coast port of Southampton to the industrial centres of the Midlands. Although this route was once served by a railway line, today it is only served by the A34 road, which now bypasses Newbury to the west on an alignment partially using the old rail route (see also 'Modern Notoriety' below). Southampton is a city, unitary authority and major port situated on the south coast of England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway was a cross-country railway running north-south between the towns listed in its name although it actually reached Southampton by running over the London and South Western Railway tracks from Shawford Junction, south of Winchester. ... The A34 is a major road in England. ...


Until the completion of the bypass, the A34 and A4 met in the town centre at the infamous Robin Hood Roundabout. This is a complicated gyratory system encompassing 6 approaching roads, a fire station and an exit on the internal (right-hand) side of the roundabout which has to fly-over the roundabout as it heads away to the north. Recently the sculpture, Couple in Conversation, was unveiled on the roundabout, providing a new landmark for one of the major gateways into the town. A fire station is a building or other area set aside for storage of firefighting apparatus i. ...


Other significant roads radiating from Newbury include the A339 which now includes the renumbered part of the old A34 through the town centre and then heads towards Basingstoke and the M3 motorway, the B4000 to Lambourn, the B4494 to Wantage and the B4009 to Streatley. The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain List of A roads beginning with 3 in Great Britain starting west of the A3 and south of the A4. ... Basingstoke railway station, as seen from Alençon Link. ... In the Republic of Ireland, the M3 motorway is a planned upgrade to part of the N3 road from Dublin to Cavan and the Northwest. ... Lambourn is a small market town and civil parish in the northwestern corner of the ceremonial county of Berkshire in England. ... Wantage is a small town in the Thames Valley, southern England. ... Streatley is a village on the River Thames in the English county of Berkshire. ...


Most local bus services are provided by Newbury Buses. Reading Transport is a bus operator serving the towns of Reading, Newbury and the surrounding area in the English county of Berkshire. ...


Newbury bypass

Main article: Newbury bypass

The town's location at the intersection of the routes from London to Bristol and from Southampton to Birmingham made it, for many years, a transport bottleneck. Since the first bypass opened in 1963, the A34 road and M4 motorway trunk routes have intersected 5km north of the town, at Chieveley. The ring road around the town still suffered serious congestion and the Newbury bypass was proposed in 1981. The plans were approved in 1990. However they were extremely controversial and this led to a major environmentalist campaign (sometimes dubbed the Third battle of Newbury) opposing the development. In spite of this, the road was built and finally opened in 1998. The Newbury Bypass near Donnington, Berkshire. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... View from Cumberland Basin of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London. ... Southampton is a city, unitary authority and major port situated on the south coast of England. ... unga bunga This article is about the English city. ... The A34 is a major road in England. ... The M4 motorway is a motorway in Great Britain linking London with Wales. ... {{I // Headline text ANUS ANUS ANUS ANUS ANUS MY ANUS IS BLEEDINGGG! Headline text Headline text LIKE A BLEEDING ANUS!! ... The Newbury Bypass near Donnington, Berkshire. ... Bold textHello ...


In August 2004, the improved A34-M4 junction was opened which allowed north-south traffic on the A34 to completely bypass the roundabout at the M4.


Local government

Newbury is part of, and the administrative centre of, the district administered by the unitary authority of West Berkshire. A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... West Berkshire is a local government district in Berkshire, South East England, governed by a unitary authority (West Berkshire Council). ...


Newbury is also a civil parish, with parish council responsibilities undertaken by Newbury Town Council since 1997. Newbury Town Council currently has 23 councillors, representing 7 wards of the town. These are Brummel Grove, Clay Hill, Falkland, Northcroft, Pyle Hill, Victoria and St Johns. As of 2006, 19 of the councillors represent the Liberal Democrats, 3 represent the Conservative Party whilst one is independent (formerly Liberal Democrat).[1] A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and is the second oldest extant political party in the world. ...


In Parliament, the town is in the Newbury constituency. Since the election of May 2005 this constituency has been represented by Richard Benyon, a Conservative. The Houses of Parliament, as seen over Westminster Bridge The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories. ... Newbury is a UK parliamentary constituency consisting of Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford and a large part of the surrounding area of West Berkshire. ... The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005. ... Richard Benyon making his victory speech at Newbury racecourse. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and is the second oldest extant political party in the world. ...


Newbury is twinned with:

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History

There was a Mesolithic settlement at Newbury. Artefacts were recovered from the Greenham Dairy Farm in 1963, and the Faraday Road site in 2002.[2]Addition material was found in excavations along the route of the Newbury Bypass.[3] The Mesolithic (Greek mesos=middle and lithos=stone or the Middle Stone Age[1]) was a period in the development of human technology between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods of the Stone Age. ...

Newbury town hall.
Newbury town hall.

Newbury was founded late in the eleventh century and acquired its name through being new in the sense of post-dating the Domesday Survey. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ...


Doubt has been cast over the existence of 'Newbury Castle', but the town did have Royal connections and was visited a number of times by King John and Henry III while hunting in the area.[4] Newbury Castle is the name of an English adulterine castle built by John Marshal, during The Anarchy when the Empress Maud fought King Stephen I of England for the English throne. ... John deer hunting, from a manuscript in the British Library. ... Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) was crowned King of England in 1216, despite being less than ten years of age. ...


Historically, the town's economic foundation was the cloth trade. This is reflected in the person of the 16th century cloth magnate, Jack O'Newbury, and the later tale of the Newbury Coat. The latter was the outcome of a bet as to whether a gentleman's suit could be produced by the end of the day from wool taken from a sheep's back at the beginning. (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Jack ONewbury (died February 1519) was the much-used nickname of John Winchcombe, otherwise John Smallwood, one of the richest and most influential English cloth merchants of the late 15th and early 16th century. ...


Newbury was the site of two Civil War battles, the First Battle of Newbury (at Wash Common) in 1643 and the Second Battle of Newbury (at Speen) in 1644. The nearby Donnington Castle was reduced to a ruin in the aftermath of the second battle. The English Civil War consisted of a series of armed conflicts and political machinations that took place between Parliamentarians (known as Roundheads) and Royalists (known as Cavaliers) between 1642 and 1651. ... The two Battles of Newbury took place near Newbury, Berkshire during the English Civil War in 1643 and 1644. ... Wash Common is a small suburb to the south of Newbury, Berkshire. ... Combatants Parliamentarians Royalists Commanders Earl of Essex Sir William Waller Earl of Manchester King Charles I Prince Maurice Strength 7,000 horse 12,000 foot 3,500 horse 5,000 foot Casualties unknown unknown The Second Battle of Newbury was a battle of the English Civil War fought on October... Speen (Roman Spinae) is a village on the main Cirencester to Silchester Roman road. ... Almost all that remains of Donnington Castle is its gatehouse. ...


In 1795, local magistrates, meeting at the Pelican Inn in Speenhamland, introduced the Speenhamland System which tied parish welfare payments to the cost of bread. // Speenhamland was an English system of outdoor relief intended to mitigate rural poverty during the early 19th century. ... Speenhamland was an English system of outdoor relief intended to mitigate rural poverty during the early 19th century. ...


Greenham Common

Main article: RAF Greenham Common

A large Royal Air Force base was established during the Second World War at Greenham Common on the edge of the town. In the 1950s, it became home to US Air Force bomber and tankers, for which it was equipped with the longest military runway in the United Kingdom. In the 1980s, it became one of only two bases in the UK equipped with ground-launched nuclear-armed cruise missiles, causing it to become the site of protests by up to 40,000 protesters and the establishment of the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp. With the end of the Cold War, the base was closed, the runway was broken up for use as fill material in building the Newbury bypass, and much of the area restored to heathland. Greenham Common in 2005. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Greenham Common in 2005. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... A bomber is a military aircraft designed to attack ground targets, primarily by dropping bombs. ... A tanker is an aircraft used for in-flight refuelling. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter. ... A Taurus KEPD 350 cruise missile of the Luftwaffe A cruise missile is a guided missile which uses a lifting wing and most often a jet propulsion system to allow sustained flight. ... 2003 GMO USDA protest Protest expresses relatively overt reaction to events or situations: sometimes in favour, more often opposed. ... Greenham Common Womens Peace Camp was a peace camp established to protest at nuclear weapon being sited at RAF Greenham Common in Berkshire, England. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... Heaths are anthropogenic habitats found primarily in northern and western Europe, where they have been created by thousands of years of human clearance of natural forest vegetation by grazing and burning on mainly infertile acidic soils. ...


Economy

Newbury is home to the world headquarters of the mobile network operator Vodafone, which is the town's largest employer with over 4,000 people. Before building their £129 million headquarters in the outskirts of the town in 2003, Vodafone used 64 buildings spread across the town centre.[5] A mobile network operator, also known as wireless service provider, wireless carrier, mobile phone operator, or cellular company, is a telephone company that provides services for mobile phone subscribers. ... Vodafone Group plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England. ...


As well as Vodafone, Newbury is also home to the UK headquarters of the pharmaceutical company Bayer AG, Newbury Racecourse (a major course on the British horse-racing calendar), Mediasurface, Quantel, Stearn Electric, The Bindloss Gibb Foundation, Micro Focus, and Genesys Video Conferencing. It also is home to Newbury Building Society which operates in the local region. A pharmaceutical company, or drug company, is a commercial business licensed to research, develop, market and/or distribute drugs, most commonly in the context of healthcare. ... Bayer AG (IPA pronunciation //) (ISIN: DE0005151005, NYSE: BAY, TYO: 4863 ) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863. ... Newbury Racecourse is a racecourse in Newbury, Berkshire, England. ... Quantel is a company based in the United Kingdom and founded in 1973 that designs and manufactures digital production equipment for the broadcast television, video production and motion picture industries. ... Newbury Building Society was established in 1856 and is one of the oldest surviving building societies in the South of England. ...


Sports and leisure

The reception area in Newbury's library.
The reception area in Newbury's library.

Newbury is home to the major horse-racing fixture, Newbury Racecourse. The most prestigious race in the calendar is the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup which normally takes place in late November. Reception at Newbury Library, Berkshire, England Photo taken by User:Jerry cornelius, 12 October 2003. ... Reception at Newbury Library, Berkshire, England Photo taken by User:Jerry cornelius, 12 October 2003. ... Newbury Racecourse is a racecourse in Newbury, Berkshire, England. ... The Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup is the leading UK pre-Christmas grade 3 handicap steeplechase, run at Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire. ...


Newbury is fortunate enough to still have one of the last remaining lidos in the UK. It was built in the 1890s originally although the structure we see today was erected in the 1930s. The pool is still very much in use receiving more than 1000 visitors a day during peak times. The pool made national news in July 2006 when then manager Andy Reeves ran a feature on the problems of outdoor pools and how to manage existing lidos and securing their future. Uniquely the pool is owned and subsidised by West Berkshire Council but managed by an external contractor Parkwood Leisure.[1] A Lido, in the United Kingdom and some other countries, refers to a public outdoor swimming pool and surrounding facilities, or part of a beach where people can swim, lie in the sun or participate in water sports. ...


Newbury is also home to A.F.C. Newbury, which was for a period one of only two football clubs to be sponsored by Vodafone (the other being Manchester United). In May 2006 Vodafone ended its sponsorship of the club[6] A.F.C. Newbury is a football club based in Newbury, Berkshire, in England with over 30 teams from seven years old through to veterans including junior teams, a senior squad, a Ladies and several Girls teams competing in national, regional and local football leagues and competitions throughout the year. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ...


Newbury's rugby union club, Newbury R.F.C. (also sponsored by Vodafone), is based in the town. In the 2004/05 season, the club finished second in the National Two division earning promotion to National One and is now in the top 26 clubs nationally. Newbury had previously won National Four South (now renamed as National Three South) in 1996/97 with a 100% win record. The club was founded in 1928 and in 1996 moved to a new purpose-built ground at Monks Lane,[7] which has since hosted England U21 fixtures. A rugby union scrum. ... Newbury Rugby Football Club are a rugby union club representing Newbury. ...


Major cricket clubs in the town include Falkland C.C. and Newbury C.C.. Newbury also has a strong athletics club and there are Newbury District Leagues in many other sports such as badminton, table tennis, squash and darts.


Victoria Park is home of the Newbury Waterways Festival. Victoria Park Victoria Park is a small public park near to the centre of Newbury, Berkshire, England. ...


As well as lending out books, Newbury Library, which moved to a new building in July 2000, provides internet access and a wide range of other services to its users and members.


There is a wide range of arts provision in the Newbury area - The Corn Exchange providing a main focus for both professional and amateur live performances. The Watermill Theatre is prolific and internationally renowned, and New Greenham Arts is building a reputation for supporting new and emerging artists. [2] A corn exchange was a building where people came to trade corn and other cereals. ... Watermill of Braine-le-Château, Belgium (12th century) A watermill is a structure that uses a water wheel or turbine to drive a mechanical process such as flour or lumber production, or metal shaping (rolling, grinding or wire drawing). ...


Annually the Newbury Spring Festival showcases classical music in a variety of venues, and The Newbury Comedy Festival (started in 2004) has rapidly become a key feature in the town's cultural calendar. [3] The Newbury Comedy Festival is a festival of comedy which takes place every July in the West Berkshire town of Newbury. ...


Places of interest

Newbury is in the Kennet valley. (As viewed from Donnington Castle)
Newbury is in the Kennet valley. (As viewed from Donnington Castle)

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Education

Newbury has three main secondary schools:

There is also Newbury College, a further and higher education college funded by private finance initiative. St. ... // Trinity School is a co-educational comprehensive of about 1000 pupils in Newbury, Berkshire. ... Shaw House is an Elizabethan mansion in Shaw, on the north-eastern outskirts of Newbury in Berkshire. ... Newbury College Newbury College moved to its current home on Monks Lane, Newbury, in 2002. ... The Private Finance Initiative specifies a method by which the United Kingdom government provides financial support for public private partnerships known as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) between the public and private sectors. ...


Independent schools nearby include:

Downe House is an independent girls boarding school in the English county of Berkshire. ... Cheam School is a Preparatory school in Headley, Berkshire, England. ...

Media

There are three main local radio stations broadcasting in the Newbury area - a publicly-funded radio service from the BBC, BBC Radio Berkshire - and two independent local radio stations - Kick FM which broadcasts from Newbury, and 2-Ten FM which broadcasts into the area from nearby Reading. The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... BBC Radio Berkshire is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Berkshire. ... Logo used by the Independent Broadcasting Authority for promoting Independent Local Radio services. ... Kick FM Kick FM broadcasts from Bone Lane, Newbury, and covers West Berkshire. ... 2-Ten FM is an Independent Local Radio station serving Berkshire and North Hampshire with studios in Reading. ... Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ...


The following local newspapers are distributed in Newbury (circulation in brackets[8]): This article is about the magazine as a published medium. ...

  • Newbury Weekly News (24,300)
  • Newbury & Thatcham Chronicle (21,500)
  • Newbury Advertiser & News (33,400)

Famous people

A number of famous people have originated from, worked, lived or died in Newbury:

Richard George Adams (born May 9, 1920) is an English novelist who is best known for two novels with animal characters, Watership Down and The Plague Dogs. ... Roger L. Attfield (November 28, 1939 in Newbury, Berkshire, England) is a Canadian thoroughbred horse trainer and owner. ... In horse racing, a trainer is responsible for preparing a horse for races. ... Francis Baily (April 28, 1774 – August 30, 1844), English astronomer, was born at Newbury, Berkshire. ... Michael Bond is a british childrens author. ... Paddington Station-Bronze of Paddington Bear Paddington Bear is a fictional character in childrens literature. ... Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon (1610 – 1643) was the grandson of Robert Dormer, 1st Baron Dormer and received the title Baron Dormer at the age of 6. ... The two Battles of Newbury took place near Newbury, Berkshire during the English Civil War in 1643 and 1644. ... Keith Cheggers Chegwin Keith Chegwin (born 17 January 1957 in Liverpool) is an English television presenter and former sitcom actor. ... Myles Coverdale (also Miles Coverdale) (c1488 - January 20, 1568) was a 16th-century Bible translator who produced the first complete printed translation of the Bible into English. ... Early Modern English Bible translations are those translations of the Bible which were made between about 1500 and 1800, the period of Early Modern English. ... Journalist/writer. ... Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland (c. ... Gerald Raphael Finzi (July 14, 1901 – September 27, 1956) was a British composer, whose popularity has increased considerably in the years since his death. ... John Kendrick (1573–1624) was a prosperous English cloth merchant and patron of the towns of Reading and Newbury in Berkshire. ... William Marshall, from his tomb effigy in Temple Church, London. ... Jack ONewbury (died February 1519) was the much-used nickname of John Winchcombe, otherwise John Smallwood, one of the richest and most influential English cloth merchants of the late 15th and early 16th century. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... The following list of Anglo-Saxon Abbots of Abingdon is taken from Kelly (2000). ... Hannah Richings (born 30 November 1990) was the youngest member of pop group S Club 8. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... John Septimus Roe (May 8, 1797–28 May 1878) was the first Surveyor-General of Western Australia. ... The Surveyor General of Western Australia is the person nominally responsible for government surveying in Western Australia. ... Hannah Snell (1723-1792) was an Englishwoman who took a mans role to become a soldier. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... The Right Honourable Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland (c. ... Edward Charles (Ted) Titchmarsh (born 1 June 1899 in Newbury died 18 January 1963 at Oxford) was a leading British mathematician. ... Theo James Walcott (born 16 March 1989 in Stanmore, London) is an English footballer who currently plays for Arsenal FC, having signed there from Southampton on 20 January 2006. ... A.F.C. Newbury is a football club based in Newbury, Berkshire, in England with over 30 teams from seven years old through to veterans including junior teams, a senior squad, a Ladies and several Girls teams competing in national, regional and local football leagues and competitions throughout the year. ... The name Frank Williams can also refer to Frank Abagnale, famed impostor and forger, or the actor Frank Williams. ... William Robert Young (born January 20, 1979) is an English singer and actor. ...

Further reading

  • Higgott Tony (2001). The Story of Newbury. Countryside Books.
  • Money, Walter (1887). History of Newbury. Oxford.

References

  1. ^ Newbury Town Council - Councillors
  2. ^ "An Early Mesolithic Seasonal Hunting Site in the Kennet Valley, Southern England" by C.J. Ellis, Michael J. Allen, Julie Gardiner, Phil Harding, Claire Ingrem, Adrienne Powell & Robert G. Scaife Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 69: (2003)
  3. ^ Birbeck, Vaughan (2000) Archaeological Investigations on the A34 Newbury Bypass, Berkshire/Hampshire, 1991-7 Trust for Wessex Archaeology Ltd., ISBN 1-874350-34-5 ;
  4. ^ Royal Berkshire History: Kings John & Henry III in Newbury
  5. ^ "How Vodafone moved to a mobile environment", vnunet.com, 2004-09-24. 
  6. ^ "Vodafone ends AFC Newbury deal", Newbury Weekly News, 23 May 2006. 
  7. ^ "Rugby at its best", Newbury Weekly News Advertiser, October 2006. 
  8. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations

shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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Settlements in West Berkshire
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Other villages and suburbs: | Aldermaston Wharf | Ashmore Green | Bagnor | Burnt Hill | Calcot | Donnington | Halfway | Hell Corner | Marsh Benham | Shaw | South Fawley | Stockcross | Upper Basildon | Upper Lambourn | Wash Common | Weston | World's End

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