Pub Walks Near Hungerford by Alex Milne-White
A collection of fourteen walks that start in or around Hungerford. All have a pub or two dotted along the circular routes. Covers Hungerford, Kintbury, Wickham, Burghclere, Sandham, Inkpen, Ham, Shalbourne, Wilton, Great Bedwyn, Little Bedwyn, Stype, Aldbourne and Ramsbury.
Hungerford: A Pictorial History by Hugh Pihlens
In this easy-to-read book the author reviews the entire history of the town and makes skilful use of a superb selection of well-captioned old photographs. The book provides a vivid, visual impression of the place and its people over a hundred years ago, and of its changing life and scenes since then. This second edition contains updated captions and a further 48 photographs covering events since 1930.
Hungerford: A History published by Hungerford Historical Association
Careful research from original documents has produced this fascinating paperback on Hungerford’s history.
A Man of Hungerford: The Memories of Jack Williams £9.00
Reminiscences of a Hungerford man (and former Mayor of Hungerford). He has lived through some remarkable happenings and changes in the town. This book records those events and is a compulsive read for anyone associated with this town in the Kennet Valley.
Hungerford 2000 devised and drawn by Rufus Segar £5.00
Worth buying this alone for the intricate line drawings of the buildings and streets of Hungerford. This was originally published as a millennium souvenir by The Town and Manor of Hungerford and the Liberty of Sanden Fee.
The History of St. Lawrence Church, Hungerford by Fred Bailey £4.00
A booklet on this parish church described by Songs of praise presenter Pam Rhodes as having “an air of solidarity..that belies its real age”. Contains numerous photographs.
Membury at War by Roger Day £11.95
This is the remarkable story of a Berkshire airfield during the Second World War. Every day thousands of motorists pass Membury Services on the M4 Motorway between London and Bristol. Few will see the old concrete runways or notice hangars as they speed by, but both are clues to its former wartime past. In 1941 the landscape around the tiny settlement of Lambourn Woodlands changed dramatically and the following year Membury airfield opened and played a vitally important part in the liberation of Nazi occupied Europe.
Look, Duck and Vanish: A History of the 6th (Marlborough) Battalion Wiltshire Home Guard by Roger Day £12.95
A history of the Home Guard in the Wiltshire market town of Marlborough. The author has interviewed more than twenty local veterans who served either in the LDV, Home Guard or Army Cadet Force between the years of 1940 and 1944.
Roger Day has also published Savernake at War and Ramsbury at War (the latter now being out of print – but do contact us in case we have a second hand copy available). More information on Roger Day’s books can be found here: www.ramsburyatwar.com