Newbury District Field Club
Founded in 1870 the Field Club is Newbury's local history society with additional interests in all aspects of the Newbury district's natural history, geology etc. newbury local history
The Club meets on afternoons (2nd Friday of the month) between October and April with Summer excursions to places of interest.
An additional programme of evening meetings (Newbury History Group) is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, opening up the Club to prospective members who are unable to attend afternoon meetings and to promote interest in the history of the area.
Phil Wood, the Field Club's Deputy President, is leading a project to research the names recorded on the Newbury Town War Memorial commemorating the town's losses during the Great War 1914-1918.
With the centenary of the outbreak of war coming soon it is hoped that it will be possible to mount an centenerary exhibition in August 2014, where today's citizens of the town can learn about the lives and sacrifices of their predecessors.
The stories behind the names are being placed online on Phil's West Berkshire War Memorials Website.