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  • Antiques & Arts

    Nationally – even internationally - famous and frequently starring on TV, Hungerford’s many antiques specialists attract visitors to the town every day. And, many Hungerford residents also find fine historic and traditional furnishings, objets d’art and antiquities for their homes in our antique shops and centres too.

    Hungerford Townsite now gives our antique dealers and experts a forum in which they can share with us their expertise and information and, who knows, even offer us an occasional ‘real deal’.

    In this Antiques Channel, you will find web pages provided by all the local antiques business and where local experts and specialists will be guest Hungerford Townsite bloggers on a vast array of subjects from antiques as an investment, spotting a fake, trends to watch for, antiques of the future and the stories behind the scenes of the TV shows.

  • A peek below stairs

    Sunday, 16 October 2016.

    Stuart Hofgartner has arguably done more than any other local businessman to keep the flame of Hungerford antique trading alight. His TV appearances on Dickinson's Real Deals in the last twelve years ...

    BBC Bargain Hunt back in Hungerford

    Wednesday, 01 July 2015.

    Hungerford's reputation as a specialist centre for antiques was given a boost today when Bargain Hunt came to town. On the hottest day of the year so far, weary camera crews followed Tim Wonnacott and his two antique specialists Natasha Raskin and Mark Stacey as they squired their competing duos around town...

    Antiques – an investment for a lasting legacy?

    Wednesday, 23 April 2014.

    Are antiques good investments? Pension investments are big in the news now that the regulations have changed and we are all more free to invest for our futures as we wish. So more people than ever are...

    Antiques mean business for all

    Monday, 20 May 2013.

    Visitors from all over the world are drawn to Hungerford by its prominence as a leading UK antiques centre. And visitors, of course, mean business for all of the town so, in line with the Hungerfor...

    Antiques Expereince & Pledge Auction November 14

    Friday, 16 October 2015.

    On Saturday 14th November at 7pm, there will be an ANTIQUES EXPERIENCE & PLEDGE AUCTION at the John O'Gaunt School in aid of the school library. Bring your antiques, heirlooms and collectables ...

    A mystery item...

    Friday, 06 February 2015.

    Can you tell what it is? A beaky creature or something else altogether? Read more if you want to solve the mystery...

    Hungerford Arcade

    Monday, 20 May 2013.

    Hungerford Arcade The UK's Best Antiques Centre Hungerford Antiques Arcade is officially the UK's Best Antiques Centre - as voted for by readers of BBC's Homes and Antiques magazine. Read the full ...
    Hungerford loses it orangeman in sudden death
    Hungerford is in shock after the sudden death on 28th February, of Paul Lewington.

    Claim your business rates relief
    Newly invigorated by their recent re-invention to better serve members of the business community, the Hungerford Chamber of Commerce will be holding a series of useful talks at their monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month

    All Change at the Chamber
    On Thursday, 2nd March the Hungerford Chamber of Commerce held its AGM at the Three Swans to discuss findings from the recent Business Survey and what role the Chamber needs to play to best serve local businesses and retailers

    Come together
    Townsite has spent the six weeks since the start of 2017 canvassing members of the business community in Hungerford for their views on the state of our town. I

    Benyon helps to banish the blues
    Always a staunch and vocal advocate for mental health provision, West Berkshire's MP Richard Benyon recently attended the launch of Brighter Berkshire, a community-led initiative to make 2017 the Year of Mental Health in Berkshire.

    Your Library is about so much more than books
    Judging from the amount of community activity going in Hungerford Library, the council are going to have a hard time justifying its closure in their next round of swingeing cuts.

    Why live in Hungerford?
    Those of us who live here don't have to think twice, we love it and, you've had a job to persuade us to go elsewhere.

    Is now a good time to sell my house?
    It's the 64 million dollar question and one which solicits a variety of answers depending on the source, but there is broad consensus around a few key facts

    Hungerford Townsite, review and preview
    TOWNSITE has become the go-to destination for everything local.

    Amazing travel deals - Hot or Cold
    If you're prepared to get out of the blocks quick, there are some extraordinary travels deals to be had in 2017.

    The Resolutions Revolution
    Many of us make doomed resolutions for the New Year; we are going to get fit, join a gym or give up smoking and swearing.

    Get married for free
    With the cost of weddings spiralling and the inevitable battles about who to invite, couples are opting to marry abroad in greater numbers than ever before

    A life lived in full colour
    Call it time of year or time of life, but we have been feeling a little jaded of late in the Townsite offices.

    Beavers on the endangered list
    Berkshire Scouts are desperately trying to recruit new leaders for their 1st Hungerford Beaver Colony.

    Weekday Rental Property, North End near Newbury
    Significantly more affordable, and indeed comfortable, than a hotel or boarding house, this extremely well presented two-bedroom cottage is an ideal opportunity for those who make a weekly commute to the Newbury are

    Food glorious day
    In photos, Hungerford's 2016 food festival packs out in glorious October sunshine

    Townsite Goes to Marlborough
    After a year in the planning, Townsite Marlborough has just gone live! The success of the Hungerford Townsite prompted Marlborough residents and businesses to ask us when we could do the same for their gorgeous and quintessentially English market town.

    Walks in around Hungerford
    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 – A great English destination town
    Hungerford has a timeless quality that is essentially very English – it is like an idyllic town created for TV – except, of course it is very real,” says our MP, Richard Benyon

    Hungerford – such a beautiful place to live and we love it!
    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.