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A History of Newbury's Breweries


Phil Wood

27 October 2009

7:30pm at St John's Parish Room

An encouraging 43 people attended the first of a new series of Evening Lectures in October at a new venue, St John’s Parish Room. President of the Club, Phil Wood, spoke on A History of Newbury’s Breweries, copiously illustrated with pictures of the buildings, or their present-day sites, and their proprietors, together with charts and reproductions of documents piecing together the fascinating and often complicated history of the descent of these businesses from the earliest times to the present.


Phil Wood, an enthusiastic local historian, is President of the Newbury District Field Club. For the last few years he has concentrated his efforts into uncovering all there is to know about the large number of pubs and breweries that once seemed to fill the town. Study of the existing pubs also gives him the opportunity for some enjoyable field work!
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