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  • School is out 007 style

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014.

    They leave school licenced to be brill. Going out in 007 style were this year’s John O’Gaunt year 11 school leavers at their James Bond themed event held at Newbury Manor. Dressed to kill, the ...

    Tutti Day 2014

    Friday, 09 May 2014.

    This year’s Tutti Day ‘wenches’ were selected from John O’Gaunt school. Their job was to accompany the Tutti Men and Orangeman around the town all day on Tutti Day – they are (left to righ...

    Junior JOG school reporters cover Tutti Day

    Friday, 09 May 2014.

    Young reporters form John O’Gaunt’s news team joined local and national press to create their own news article about Tutti-day. Hungerford Townsite is delighted to publish their story....

    Education in Hungerford - Governors’ statement

    Tuesday, 28 January 2014.

    The future of schools in Hungerford has caused some speculation and controversy recently. As Hungerford Townsite’s aim is to report information and fact rather than hearsay or opinion and to reflect...

    “It’s a £3M good news story”

    Thursday, 28 November 2013.

    Hungerford Townsite talks to district councillor James Podger about the future for the town’s schools… As plans to invest an overall £3m to turn John O’Gaunt school into an ‘all-through’ ...

    National anti-bullying campaign in action at John O'Gaunt School

    Friday, 22 November 2013.

    The national anti-bullying at school and online campaign is in full action at John O'Gaunt school where a series of assemblies on the subject will be followed up by special tutor and discussion grou...

    Hard work and preparation – that’s show-biz

    Monday, 18 November 2013.

    John O'Gaunt school's performance of Roses of Eyam was four months in the making from early auditioning and readings, through last minute rehearsals. ...

    ‘Roses’ bloom at John O'Gaunt school

    Monday, 18 November 2013.

    Five months, a company of 24, one director, one producer and one technician – all these add up to a blooming success for the John O' Gaunt school production of challenging plague play. See the photo-rushes here…...
    Blooming botany
    Martin and the Magpie has never been one to rest on its laurels. Hungerford’s most contemporary florist is always looking for ways to push the trend and as the saying goes “a rolling stone gathers no moss”.

    VIP access at Donnington Country Club
    Donnington Grove have something extraordinary up their sleeves this month; an exclusive outdoor sculpture exhibition taking place in their tranquil walled gardens.

    Aldbourne’s fun run is back
    Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the annual Aldbourne 5k run

    Honeymoon? You need a honeypot!
    Over the last century newlyweds have been evolving, much rarer is the trepidation of a blushing bride about to leave her family home for the first time.

    Afternoon tea, Pimm’s for me!
    Blandy’s bistro are renowned for their extraordinary afternoon tea. It is a banquet affair with a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones with tiptree preserve and clotted cream along with a variety of homemade cakes.

    Getting fruity with the Tutti Men
    The Tutti men went above and beyond duty this year to collect their kisses; symbolic of the tradition of collecting rent from the commoner’s houses owned by the John O' Gaunt estate, as one was seen claiming a ladder to fashion one!

    Championing children’s charities for 2018
    Berkshire is home to some truly fantastic causes. We have some “outstanding” local schools and nurseries that are doing vital work to raise the next generation...

    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

    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.

    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