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  • Calling all bookworms: this night is for you!

    Tuesday, 02 October 2018.

    Hungerford Bookshop is a local treasure: its period character and charismatic team make it a thriving part of the community and this month it’s your chance to show your appreciation as they cele...

    Drink, drink and be merry – A short history of Drunkenness

    Thursday, 16 November 2017.

    Hungerford Town Hall on Wednesday the 6th of December at 7.30pm. 'Tis the season to be merry and that is exactly what Mark Forsyth proposes to deliver in his upcoming book talk on ‘A Short Histor...

    A Life Thwarted by Desire - James Hamilton

    Friday, 22 September 2017.

    Acclaimed author and art historian, James Hamilton will be appearing at the Corn Exchange on Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm to discuss his latest work, Gainsborough: A Portrait in what looks set ...

    International kudos in Hungerford Art

    Monday, 29 May 2017.

    On the 17th May 2017 Yusaku Maezawa, a 41 year old online fashion retail mogul and the 14th richest man in Japan, paid $110.5 million at Sotheby's in New York for a work by American artist Jean-Mich...

    Local author success

    Wednesday, 20 June 2018.

    Children’s novelist Geraldine McCaughrean is a remarkable woman. Not only has she published 160 books, including the official sequel to Peter Pan, she is also one of us, a Great Shefford lady!...

    Move over Black Friday, it’s time for Saturday Sanctuary!

    Thursday, 16 November 2017.

    In the run up to the notorious Black Friday event, the high street will teem with anxious shoppers hustling and bustling through the local stores for the best bargains running up to Christmas. It co...

    Adventures in words

    Friday, 21 July 2017.

    Arts for Hungerford Literary Festival Writing Competitions As part of the 2017 Arts for Hungerford Literary Festival which will be taking place from 13th to 15th October on the theme of journeys, t...

    Luigi Christopher Vegetti Kanku

    Tuesday, 09 May 2017.

    Justin Cook, once described as 'a breath of fresh air in Bridge Street', stamps a note of authority on his fledgling OIL Gallery this week with an exhibition of an artist whose depth of expression a...

    Over and out: an afternoon with Henry Blofield

    Wednesday, 18 April 2018.

    Cricket broadcasting legend Henry Blofeld, the voice of Test match special will be making a personal appearance at the award-winning Hungerford bookshop on Thursday 26th of April at 1pm. He will be ...

    Dallying on the edge of existence with Jules Mountain

    Monday, 09 October 2017.

    Hold your breath and prepare to experience the agony and euphoria of dallying on the edge of existence with Jules Mountain. Mountain’s lifelong dream to climb Everest ended in devastation in the w...
    The ultimate lifetime trip: Canada
    Canada is a country of immense beauty and diversity. A destination that is best enjoyed over a few weeks, you can experience spectacular wildlife and stunning scenery whilst taking in historic towns natural parks and deluxe resorts

    Hungerford Extravaganza Sponsors
    Extravaganza would not be possible without generous donations from local businesses

    Hungerford Extravaganza 2018
    The rumours have been flying but don’t worry folks, Hungerford’s beloved Extravaganza is still happening, the only change is in the name.

    No excuse not to keep fit this winter
    Do you find that the winter shroud of darkness just makes you retreat to the warmth and comfort of your home

    Make their Christmas magical with a Polar Bear Adventure
    There isn’t much more special than watching polar bears in their natural environment.

    The BIGGEST events this Christmas in Hungerford
    Festivities start at 4pm with entertainment from Hungerford Town Band, Hungerford Primary School and Rock Choir

    Our top picks for the best in European Christmas travel
    This year you can really experience the delicacies and delights of Christmas custom from traditions across the continent with some of Fare Wise Travel’s hand-picked Christmas escapes!

    May your days be Holly and Bright
    Yes, there is no escaping it. Christmas is just around the corner and our attention will soon turn to decking our halls and garnishing our doors with beautiful seasonal delights.

    What I learnt from travelling the world
    Stepping out on your own after a lifetime in education is both a daunting and exciting step for many students taking a break from academia to explore the big wide world.

    No ordinary school run… in the MINI Cooper 5 Door Hatch
    Raising children is a constant merry-go-round of getting people to the right places at the right time with all the required paraphernalia: school bag, check, lunch box, check, homework, check.

    A frightful week of Half term fun at Cobbs
    This half term Cobbs Farm Shop and Play Barn are offering a little bit extra with non-stop entertainment for all the family.

    The Fairy Godmother of travel
    As Fare Wise Travel celebrate 25 years in business, we meet with MD Veronica Bailey to find out the secret behind their success.

    A brand new local jobs board
    Hungerford TOWNSITE™ is well established as a conduit for local people featuring news, events, attractions and special offers and NOW we've added a LOCAL JOBS BOARD to our already successful mix. This comprehensive section aims to connect with local job hunters in a friendly and more engaging way

    Getting to know you… Cobbs, much more than a farm shop
    As you walk into Cobbs newly refurbished and extended café, it’s easy to see why this business is thriving.

    18 idyllic championship holes
    Once considered the preserve of retired bank managers, the game of golf has been re-branded for a new generation and not only now has mass appeal, but in certain quarters is even considered quite groovy

    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.

    Compared to many towns, Hungerford High Street is in good shape. It is better now than it has been for years...

    Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience.

    Next time you visit Littlecote House keep a wary eye out for ghosts. That black dog you see on the stairs may not be all it seems!

    Enjoy your visit and don't foget to let us know how it went