Tutti Girls full of beans

Sticklers for tradition, especially one which is 900 years old, the people of Hungerford came out on a bright and breezy Spring day to celebrate Hocktide, or Tutti Day as it is more commonly known. The festival originates from the legacy of John O'Gaunt's estate to the people of Hungerford,

when the Town and Manor of Hungerford would collect rent from the 99 commoners who lived in houses belonging to the estate.

These days Hocktide is a purely ceremonial affair but one celebrated...

 

 

Hungerford, along with many other small towns throughout the country is suffering from reduced footfall and custom....
It's amazing what a small town can do. Celebrating its 25th year, the Hungerford and District Community Arts Festival has announced a fabulous line-up for its 2016 programme from 1st to 17th July. A...
Having selected Dingley as their new charity for the Year today it was time for the staff of M&S to put some muscle behind their commitment to the children’s charity. And so they did, with a ...
Images from the lighting of the Queen's birthday beacon at Hungerford's Trinangle Field...
What could be more spring-like than a new herd of young cattle grazing Hungerford Common? The new herd were recently turned out and have added a wonderfully bucolic feel to this beautiful stretch of ...
Sticklers for tradition, especially one which is 900 years old, the people of Hungerford came out on a bright and breezy Spring day to celebrate Hocktide, or Tutti Day as it is more commonly known....
Few would describe West Berkshire as the home of radical protest but when the District Council announced plans to close eight out of their nine district libraries this year, local people rose up and...
With over thirty three years experience in the Ambulance Service, local hero Neale Marney was well aware that emergency medical cover was declining and so set about creating a system of defibrillato...
The town's needs may be growing but provision is shrinking. Hungerford Primary School is the latest victim in a series of cuts which have affected the library, local buses, the Children's Centre and...
After the Christmas period, house and garden can often look a little tired and shabby and our thoughts frequently turn to ways we can rejuvenate the homestead. But it doesn't have to be a big projec...
A recent report in the Newbury Weekly News has confirmed what Hungerford traders have long been saying - the number of people on the high street is plummeting. Figures released by West Berkshire C...
Dubbed locally as ‘the Bond Street of Berkshire’, Bridge Street is the upscale gateway to the Hungerford retail experience . The couple of hundred yards between the A4 and the bridge over the K...
One of the beautiful tree-lined paths at Littelcote. Ramsbury – Littlecote – Ramsbury Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special ex...
Hungerford is a small historic town located in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and yet it is only 4 miles from the M4 and has a direct rail link to London....
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Nick Fritz, former president of the Hungerford Rotary Club and treasurer for the Hungerford and District Community Arts Festival has died in mysterious circumstances.

Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience. Throughout the summer, we will be publishing details of some of the best and favourite walks in the town and its surrounding villages and countryside

Hungerford is internationally famous for being a beautiful place to visit and, as it sits at the centre of the North Wessex Downs, it is in a beautiful location too. And according to a recent survey of Hungerford residents, we really care about our town and surrounding countryside with 98% of us in favour of keeping the town's traditional character and 99% of us want to protect the Marsh, the Common and all our surrounding countryside.