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When the Queen came to Newbury

When the Queen came to Newbury

When the Queen came to Newbury

On May 26, 1972, Queen Elizabeth II arrived by train at Newbury Racecourse Station, for her first visit to the town centre.


Newbury nostalgia: The Plaza

Newbury nostalgia: The Plaza

Newbury nostalgia: The Plaza

The Newbury Weekly News archives reveals some pictures of a popular town centre venue that was demolished to make way for an office building.


Newbury archives: Corrie's 'Gail' opens superstore

Newbury archives: Corrie's 'Gail' opens superstore

Newbury archives: Corrie's 'Gail' opens superstore

In 1988 a new store opened in town and and the honour of cutting the ribbon fell to Coronation Street actress Helen Worth.


Memories of Victoria Park Newbury

Memories of Victoria Park Newbury

Memories of Victoria Park Newbury

Victoria Park sits at the heart of Newbury and has been the playground of Newbury children for many generations.


Did you know? The stocks were last used as a punishment device in the UK in Newbury

Did you know? The stocks were last used as a punishment device in the UK in Newbury

Did you know? The stocks were last used as a punishment device in the UK in Newbury

The stocks were last used in the UK on a man in Newbury in 1872.


Old Newbury cemetery has some fascinating residents

Old Newbury cemetery has some fascinating residents

Old Newbury cemetery has some fascinating residents

Tucked inside an old graveyard in Newbury is a monument worthy of a scene in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code.


Newbury nostalgia: Gateway Foodmarkets

Newbury nostalgia: Gateway Foodmarkets

Newbury nostalgia: Gateway Foodmarkets

In 1986 Gateway Foodmarkets fell foul of Newbury District Council when its sign was considered to be out of keeping with the overall street scene.


Throwback Thursday: the Newbury gasometer

Throwback Thursday: the Newbury gasometer

Throwback Thursday: the Newbury gasometer

Considered an eyesore by many, the gasometer in Newbury was scheduled to be painted brown in 1993 to 'make it more attractive'.

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This is how your family photo can hang in the National Portrait Gallery

This is how your family photo can hang in the National Portrait Gallery

This is how your family photo can hang in the National Portrait Gallery

Images of monarchs and world leaders are hung at the National Portrait Gallery but now curators want people's family snaps to take centre stage too.


Platinum Jubilee: The accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952

Platinum Jubilee: The accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952

Platinum Jubilee: The accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952

A look back into the Newbury Weekly News archives reveals how the paper covered the announcement of the King George VI's death and funeral in 1952.


Nun and monk slain for misconduct buried in a Streatley beer garden

Nun and monk slain for misconduct buried in a Streatley beer garden

Nun and monk slain for misconduct buried in a Streatley beer garden

A chilling tale of medieval punishment by Trish Lee, pictures by Phil Cannings.


Nostalgic look at ads in the Newbury Weekly News in 1952

Nostalgic look at ads in the Newbury Weekly News in 1952

Nostalgic look at ads in the Newbury Weekly News in 1952

Old newspapers don't just provide reports of the news stories of the day, but also an impression of the era through the ads and notices.


A missile-shaped mystery

A missile-shaped mystery

A missile-shaped mystery

Residents are being asked to help solve a mystery at Greenham Control Tower.

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'Kintbury Martyr' remembered

'Kintbury Martyr' remembered

'Kintbury Martyr' remembered

A Kintbury man who was executed during the ‘Swing Riots' of the 1830s was remembered in a ceremony at his graveside.


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