Walk: The First Battle of Newbury

15 October 14:00

A walk through 4,500 years of history – from the Falkland Memorial along Essex Street, through the royalist and parliamentary positions to the spot where Lord Falkland fell and the pivotal ‘round hill’.  Returning via the evocative remains of Wash Common’s first Neolithic community and the ‘enclosure acts’ of the 1850s to the modern development of the residential suburbs. Led by local historian Dave Stubbs.

This walk can take up to 2 hours and includes short sessions ‘off tarmac’ on unmade footpaths. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available until noon on the previous day (Saturday 14th October). Please note: you *cannot* purchase tickets from the walk leader on the day.

Meeting Point: The Falkland Memorial
15th October 2017, 2pm – 4pm

Tickets £5 available from West Berkshire Museum and online.


The Corn Exchange (Newbury) provide box office services, including online booking, for selected events. Where online booking is available you will be directed to a booking page hosted by The Corn Exchange. Online bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee per ticket. Participatory workshops will be exempt from the booking fee.

The bookings page is universal to the Corn Exchange website, please note that the information regarding wheelchair seats and group discounts do not apply to West Berkshire Heritage event.


Bookings made in person, or by telephone at Shaw House, West Berkshire Museum or the Corn Exchange Box Office will be processed free of charge.