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Newbury Town Council to host ‘Explore Newbury’ heritage walking tours this summer

Newbury Town Council is again putting on its ‘Explore Newbury’ heritage walking tours in July, August, and September.

The first walk will take place at 10.30am on Tuesday, July 25 from outside the Corn Exchange in Market Place and will look at Newbury’s history from its Norman foundation to the present day.

The tour starts outside Newbury’s Corn Exchange
The tour starts outside Newbury’s Corn Exchange

Six further walks will take place in August and September, relating to different aspects of Newbury’s history.

Subjects include Newbury in World War I and World War II; lost Newbury churches and chapels; lost Newbury pubs; Northbrook Street; and Speenhamland, Tudor Newbury, and the First Battle of Newbury.

Each walk will be led by a recognised Newbury historian who will provide commentary and answer questions as the walk proceeds.

Gary Norman, (Lib Dem, East Field), leader of Newbury Town Council, said: “The leaders of each of these walking tours has deep knowledge of their subject, and those taking part will find them to be an excellent introduction to Newbury history.

“We are most grateful to the tour leaders for their participation. The funds collected will contribute to the town council’s heritage work."

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