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  • History

    It is so easy to feel closer to our past and our ancestors in Hungerford, a town which can trace its way back to the Stone and Bronze ages. History brings visitors from around the world to the town and for those who can’t get here there is the wonderful Hungerford Virtual Museum where the past is present and somehow still alive.

    Hungerford Townsite will regularly feature news, views and stories about Hungerford’s history as well as providing information, guides, walks and photographs for the town’s visitors use and entertainment.

    Much of the content in this section is reproduced by kind permission of the Hungerford Virtual Museum and Hugh Pihlens

  • Local ww1 soldier's diary discovered

    Friday, 06 February 2015.

    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...

    Hungerford Tutti Day – history that makes us famous.

    Tuesday, 08 April 2014.

    Hungerford’s patron John of Gaunt (Ghent), 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) on engraving from the 1800s. Member of the House of Plantagenet and the third surviving son of King Edward III of England...

    A Brief History of Hungerford

    Monday, 12 August 2013.

    Hungerford appears to be a thriving modern town with Georgian origin. In reality it is much older – a market town with an interesting history. Stone Age tools and a Bronze Age building were found...

    Blasts from the past

    Tuesday, 16 April 2013.

    “An event, which may be thought to illustrate the salubrity of this district, occurred in the decease of a centurion at Chilton, on October 7. It seems to be ascertained, without doubt, that John Stocker who died at his son’s house on that day was upwards of 101 years old.” ...

    Ghosts at Littlecote House

    Wednesday, 23 April 2014.

    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! No-one knows who’s dog it was or where it came from. But try to ...

    Extracts for Remembrance Sunday 2013

    Monday, 18 November 2013.

    "Wings for Victory" parade, 2 May 1943 The photograph shows WAAFs from Ramsbury taking part in the Grand Procession on Sunday 2nd May 1943, during Hungerford's 'Wings for Victory' week. Air Marshal...

    Culture & heritage, Hungerford's jewel in the crown

    Monday, 20 May 2013.

    Hungerford has so much to offer and Hungerford Online wants to tell the world all about it! From its central position at the heart of the North Wessex Downs – an ideal point from which to tour – a...

    The Methodist Church - The Story

    Monday, 15 April 2013.

    John and Charles Wesley were Church of England priests in the 18th century. They felt called to bring the word of God to non-churchgoers and to address some of the pressing social issues of the day, m...
    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.

    Taking you further with eBikes
    Electric bikes are revolutionising cycling, acting as a leveller and making the sport more accessible to people of all abilities, stages and ages.

    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.

    Viva las Donnington Grove
    Set your soul on fire next month with an evening of entertainment from the King himself featuring authentic tribute band Elvis in Trouble who offer the ultimate Las Vegas experience.

    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.

    Free collection for your bike service
    Keeping your bike roadworthy has to be a priority throughout the year, so after a fantastic summer season, Banjo Cycles of Newbury are offering a free pickup service for bike maintenance in Hungerford area this September.

    A warm welcome this winter
    This winter transform your home with the natural warmth and comfort of a real log burner.

    A cruise for me, free for you!
    Fancy experiencing a cruise and bringing your loved one for free?

    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.

    #2 laid back honeymoon ideas 2018
    Pick an idyllic spot in the Mediterranean, combine it with panoramic coastal walks, snorkeling and beautiful turquoise waters to make it a perfect honeymoon!

    Luxury honeymoon on a budget
    Are you getting married over the Christmas period in 2018? Fare Wise Travel are offering an exclusive 7-night winter beach-chillout honeymoon with an all-inclusive luxury package.

    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