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From river walks to village markets and charity car washes: a guide to what's on this Saturday, September 18

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A round-up of events taking place today (Saturday) across West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

  • Newbury Town Hall is throwing it's doors open and inviting everyone to visit the Town Hall Open Day as part of the Heritage Open Days Festival, 10am to 2pm. The event is free for all to attend.
  • Heritage Open Day, Shaw Church, 2.30pm-4.30pm. Edible Shaw and a Mess of Pottage Reministory – Food in the lean years 1939 to 1960; The Castle and the Community (English Heritage) – Donnington Castle: Food and Fodder under siege; Flying Historians - Castles in the Air. Book a place at safeinshaw@gmail.com
Newbury Town Hall (47106743)
Newbury Town Hall (47106743)
  • Hampstead Norreys Church open morning, 10am-12noon for everyone interested in learning to ring the bells. You can pop in any time, ask questions, learn about it and even have a go. All are welcome to drop in, you will need to be over 10 years old to ring. Bring a face covering as this type of work involves some close proximity. If you have any questions please contact Marcus or Tessa on 204044.
  • Woolton Hill market, Woolton Hill Junior School, 11am-2pm. Seasonal and local produce plus candles, soap, acupuncture, wood turner and gin. Home-made cakes, bacon rolls and other refreshments.
  • Car Wash, Goring Fire Station, Icknield Road, 9am-2pm. Fire fighters from Goring are holding their annual charity car wash in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity. Minimum donation £5.
Join in the river walks to discover more about the European eel
Join in the river walks to discover more about the European eel
  • Riverbank walk, the River Pang, Pangbourne, 10.30am and River Lambourn, Newbury, 2.30pm. Discover the amazing life of the European Eel and your local river. Email mia@riverkennet.org to book your place.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19

  • Berkshire Game and Country Fair Newbury Showground, 10am-6pm each day. Entertainment, displays, refreshments. Fun for the whole family. For tickets and more information www.livingheritagecountryshows.com/berkshire-game-country/

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