Friday, November 18, 2011

The Story of Newbury

The Story of Newbury

Long time friend and local historian David Peacock, is signing his new book The Story of Newbury in WH Smith, Newbury tomorrow, Saturday 19th November from 11am - 2pm and I urge you to get down there or buy a copy via any of the links on this page.

If you can't make it tomorrow, David will be doing another signing at Waterstone's, Newbury on Saturday 10th December 11am - 1pm.

The Story of Newbury will be a fabulous Christmas gift for anyone with an interest in our unique local history - which is everyone I know really! Here's the blurb:
In the 21st century, the bustling market town of Newbury is now home to a famous racecourse, a global telecommunications company, a leading pharmaceutical business, and a myriad of thriving enterprises. It has come a long way, then, from its pre-Roman beginnings, when it was little more than a group of huts beside the River Kennet. 
This excellent book sets out to tell the story of its journey through time and the colourful events which have helped shape the town. They range from the heyday of the cloth trade when much of Newbury's wealth was established; the turbulence of the English Civil War when two major battles were fought within its boundaries; to the recent anti-nuclear peace camps set up around the perimeter of Greenham Common airfield and the treetop protests against the building of a much-needed bypass to help keep motorists moving north and south of the town. 
Written by local historian, David Peacock, this brand new account of Newbury's past will inform and fascinate residents and visitors alike.
The Story of Newbury - David Peacock
Published by Countryside Books - Price £9.95
Available From:
Tourist Information Centre
1, The Wharf,
Newbury, Berkshire. RG14 5AS
01635 30267
Waterstones64 Northbrook Street,
Newbury Berkshire. RG14 1AE
0843 2908501
W H Smiths87/89, Northbrook Street,
Newbury Berkshire. RG14 1AE
01635 40013
The Family Bookshop
58, The Broadway,
Thatcham, Berkshire. RG19 3HP
01635 871777
The Hungerford Bookshop24, High Street,
Hungerford, Berkshire. RG17 0NF
01488 683480

Alternatively you can order online direct from the publishers:
Countryside Books, Highfield House, 2, Highfield Avenue, Newbury, Berkshire. RG14 5DS

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