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The sun shines on Tutti day

The sun shone yesterday as Hungerford celebrated the ancient festival of Hocktide, or Tutti Day as it is more commonly known. The festival originates from 900 years ago when John O'Gaunt's left his estate to the people of Hungerford, overseen by the Town and Manor of Hungerford which would annually collect rent from the 99

commoners who lived in houses belonging to the estate.

The celebrations began with Bell Man Julian Tubb blowing his horn at 8am summoning the commoners to the Town Hall for a meeting to discuss the business...

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Here are a few of the perfomers and musicians on the day who also took in the atmosphere and enjoyed the party!...
The First ever Hungerford Ale and Music Festival got off to a great start on Saturday April 4th. Over 250 people headed to the Town Hall to enjoy live music from 5 bands and a selection of great local ales and ciders. Here is a glimpse of the day in pictures....
The First ever Hungerford Ale and Music Festival got off to a great start on Saturday April 4th. Over 250 people headed to the Town Hall to enjoy live music from 5 bands and a selection of great local ales and ciders. Among them were many families and children enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and doubtless working up an appetite for all that Easter chocolate!...
The first ever Hungerford Ale and Music Festival kicked off on Saturday April 4th with Adam Winslet featuring Dire Straits Saxophonist Chris White....
And how consensus politics is taking all the fun out of campaigning in the general election. The good burghers of Hungerford gathered in the Town Hall last night to cast a beady eye over the ca...
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE. On Sunday, 12th April, a brand new Artisan Farmers’ Market will be launched outside the Town Hall from 10am-1.30pm. ...
Local window cleaner Adam Winslet nearly fell off his ladder when he saw who he thought was Norman Wisdom walking through Hungerford. ...
Attention all Vockins - Are you related to WW1 soldier Pte F. C. Vockins? Hungerford Townsite has been contacted by a reader in possession of a transcript from the diary kept by Pte Vockins...
Local MP Richard Benyon discusses returning economic optimism in Hungerford and the importance of local small businesses and retailers....
Many of us long to get fit in the new year but are turned off by the thought of going to a gym with all those terrifyingly toned people. For a fun way to get healthy and make new friends into the ba...
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On Friday amidst the usual gentle bustle of the town centre there appeared a placid and poignant reminder of the significance of the day. Members of the congregations of the Churches of Hungerford paraded slowly along the high street towards the Town Hall. From the South Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church met with The Hungerford United Reformed Church and from

Hungerford's elected representatives now have a microsite where you can keep up to date with their activities and find contact details and social networking links to have your own say.