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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.


Breweries played an important role in West Berks economic development for 300 years

Breweries played an important role in West Berks economic development for 300 years

Breweries played an important role in West Berks economic development for 300 years

New exhibition opens at museum this week.


Sixty years of The Rolling Stones depicted in 12 new stamps

Sixty years of The Rolling Stones depicted in 12 new stamps

Sixty years of The Rolling Stones depicted in 12 new stamps

The Rolling Stones are to become only the fourth band in history to have their own stamps, being released to mark the group's 60th anniversary.


Pioneer educator commemorated with blue plaque

Pioneer educator commemorated with blue plaque

Pioneer educator commemorated with blue plaque

Newbury will unveil its 14th blue plaque later this month, as it commemorates the first headmistress of the town’s girls’ school.


Do you have a recipe fit for The Queen?

Do you have a recipe fit for The Queen?

Do you have a recipe fit for The Queen?

The search is on for a Platinum Pudding that can be served at this year's Jubilee celebrations, with Dame Mary Berry among the competition judges.


New study centre at ancient Bradfield church

New study centre at ancient Bradfield church

New study centre at ancient Bradfield church

A 14th-century church is to be transformed into a study centre for Bradfield College


Old film from 1960s shows drive along A4 from London to Bath

Old film from 1960s shows drive along A4 from London to Bath

Old film from 1960s shows drive along A4 from London to Bath

A 10-minute video posted on YouTube shows a drive from London to Bath in a Mk2 Jaguar by George Eyles IAM from July 1963.


New local history book looks at motoring in the Kennet Valley

New local history book looks at motoring in the Kennet Valley

New local history book looks at motoring in the Kennet Valley

Stories and pictures of old Newbury garages and motor traders going back to the dawn of the motoring age.


Picture gallery: Christmas past in Newbury

Picture gallery: Christmas past in Newbury

Picture gallery: Christmas past in Newbury

A trawl through the Newburytoday archives, shows a traffic-filled town centre festooned with Christmas decorations.


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