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Pictures from the Past - week 4

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Bringing our social media series to our website

Continuing our series of Pictures from the Past, today we're bringing you all the photographs from week 4.

Throughout 2020 we will be posting a picture from our files every day on our Instagram and Facebook accounts.

We were so pleased with the response that we thought we would do a regular gallery on our website too - to ensure even more readers are able to enjoy them.

We hope you enjoy them and don't forget to check back every week to see the next batch of memory-making images, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see one every day.


Day 22 - Beedon bypass opens in 1979

Day 23 - After a request from a reader we had a root around in the archives and found a few photos of Newbury's indoor skatepark, which was the first of its kind in the country. It was opened in December 1977, in West Street, but appears to have closed a few months later. Entry was just 50p.

Day 24 - Work taking place on the Kennet and Avon Canal in 1977

Day 25 - Lock Island in the snow

Day 26 - So this one caused a bit of controversy. It was labelled in our library as The Watermill Theatre, but we don't think that's right. Some are saying it could be the Mill Hotel on the A4 in Thatcham. What do you think?

Day 27 - Heading back in time to 1904 for today's Picture from the Past - The Falmouth Arms in Woolhampton

Day 28 - Northbrook Street. Again, our library seems to have been a little confused. The picture in the files is dated 1916, but avid readers have noticed that the cars look a little more modern than that!

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