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Newbury Town Council resumes its popular ‘Explore Newbury’ heritage walking tours

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After a two-year hiatus, Newbury Town Council’s popular “Explore Newbury” heritage walking tours will return in July, writes Lars Mucklejohn.

Organised by the council’s Heritage Working Group, the first walk will start at 10.30am on July 5, from the Falkland Memorial on Andover Road and cover the First Battle of Newbury – fought in 1643 during the First English Civil War.

Six further walks will take place during the summer, starting outside the Corn Exchange in Market Place at 10.30am each Tuesday from July 26 to August 30.

Newbury Town Council will resume its heritage walks next month
Newbury Town Council will resume its heritage walks next month

Each tour will be led by a local historian and cover subjects of Newbury’s history, including the town’s Norman foundation, historic buildings, art and architecture, and involvement in the Civil War.

Councillor Nigel Foot, vice chairperson of the Heritage Working Group, said: “The leaders of each of these walking tours have 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.”

Tickets and further information can be found at the Corn Exchange website: https://cornexchangenew.com/event/newbury-walks

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children under 12. Walks last one-and-a-half hours, except for the battlefield tour which lasts two hours.

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