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May Bank Holiday weekend: What's on in West Berkshire and North Hampshire

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There are plenty of events across the region to entertain the whole family from a steam rally to jousting and village fetes.

Saturday 30

Thatcham Litter Pickers, meet Lower Way playing fields, 10am-11am. Picker, bag hoop, hi viz and bags provided. Please bring reusable gloves and a reusable water bottle.

South Wales Male Choir, Saint Nicolas Church, Newbury, 7pm. Fundraiser for local good causes. Tickets from Newbury Corn Exchange on 0845 5218218 or www.cornexchangenew.com or at the box office.

Chieveley Chase, start 10.30am, and finish, at Chieveley Village Hall. A multi-terrain single lap race over 10k. All proceeds in aid of Chieveley Primary School PTA. For more information visit www.mychieveley.co.uk/the-chieveley-chase

Real Ale and Music Festival, The Castle at Cold Ash, 2pm til late. Fundraiser for Newbury Cancer Care.

The Knights of Middle England will be fighting it out at Blenheim Palace
The Knights of Middle England will be fighting it out at Blenheim Palace

And Sunday and Monday, Knights of Middle England Jousting Tournament, Blenheim Palace. Knights in shining armour will take to the field on their noble steeds in a display of bravery and skill. On the Sunday there will be two British Sign Language Jousting Performances taking place at midday and 3pm. These two shows are included in the ticket price, but spaces are limited so it is advised to book in advance. For details and to book online visit www.blenheimpalace.com.


Sunday 1

Classic Vehicle Show, Hungerford Rugby Club, Priory Road, Hungerford, 11am-4pm. Organised by Hungerford Rotary Club to raise funds for Rotary charities. Refreshments. Entrance £5, under 14s free.

Brightwalton Village Fete, Brightwalton Village Hall, 1pm-4pm. Stalls, dog show, tractor rides, refreshments and Wantage Brass Band.

Lambourn Steam rally returns after a 3-year absence
Lambourn Steam rally returns after a 3-year absence

Lambourn Steam Rally, Lambourn Woodlands, 10am-4pm. Vintage tractors, stationary engines, motorcycles, cars and Land Rovers. Rare breed sheep and heavy horses, birds of prey display, trade stalls and auto jumble, funfair and music from the Phoenix Band. Adults £5, OAPs £4 and children from five-16 £2.

See the world's oldest beam engine in action
See the world's oldest beam engine in action

And Monday, Crofton Beam Engines steam days, 11am-4.30pm. See the world's oldest beam engine in action. Admission charge includes entry to the pumping station for a self-led tour. Adult tickets £10.75 (£12 with Gift Aid). Accompanied children under 16 free. (Also on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29). To book tickets and to find out more about Crofton Beam Engines visit www.croftonbeamengines.org/

Monday 2

Shalbourne May Day Fair, noon-4pm. Stalls, refreshments, dog show, band and funfair.

Beating the Bounds, Aldbourne, starting from the cross on the green, 8am sharp.

Bradfield Village Community Fun Day, Bradfield Village Hall field, 1pm to 4pm. An event for all the family to enjoy. Come along and see what’s going on in your community. Clubs to join. Games to play. Stalls to buy from. Refreshments available. Free entry.

If you are organising a charity or community event and would like to be included in these free listings, please email details – type of event, time, venue, date and contact – to report@newburynews.co.uk

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