If you’re fascinated by local history, pay a visit to the wonderful West Berkshire Museum in Newbury’s Wharf. Greenham Common Control Tower also has a fantastic museum focusing on the history of Greenham Common in the unique setting of one of its few remaining airfield buildings.
Before you travel down the page and journey through time, take a few minutes to watch this wonderful video from Philip Cutting about the oldest buildings in Newbury and how Dendrochronology has enabled historians to accurately date them. Philip also has a brilliant video about Jack of Newbury here.
Newbury was recorded as a town which had the right to hold a fair and a market. The manor of Newbury was granted by William the Conqueror to a French Knight, Emulph de Hesdin, in 1080.