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From Heritage Open Days to classic cars and bell ringing, what's on this weekend across West Berkshire and North Hampshire



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If you're looking for something to do this weekend, here's a selection of just some of the events in the area.

Friday 17

  • Kintbury St Mary’s School summer fete, 5pm. Disco, barbecue and games.
Newbury Town Hall
Newbury Town Hall

Saturday 18

  • 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
  • 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 village market
Woolton Hill village market
  • 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. Firefighters from Goring are holding their annual charity car wash in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity. Minimum donation £5.
  • 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/

Sunday 19

  • Yattendon Fete and Classic Vehicle Day, 11am-4pm. Displays will be in the field opposite Yattendon Church and there will be some of the fete's favourite stalls including cakes and produce, barbecue and raffle alongside vintage teas and vintage stalls. This year's cake competition will be Swiss roll so please drop off your entry (name on base) to the Produce Stall by 11.30am. Winners will be announced at midday. All proceeds from the Fete activities will be going to local charities so we look forward to supporting them and having a fantastic day.
  • Wildflower meadow cut at Victoria Park volunteers needed. Meet at the bandstand at 10am. Over the past 2 years, volunteers helped to plant beautiful wildflower meadows at City Recreation Ground and Victoria Park. In the Spring the flowers started growing and by June they were amass with colour for everyone to enjoy. To ensure the flowers come up again next year, the wildflowers need to be cut down at the end of the season, after the flowers have all finished. This needs to be followed up by removing the debris. We are asking for volunteers to help cut the meadow, disperse the seed heads and prepare the area so that next summer it will look beautiful once again.


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