Welcome to the Virtual Museum for Hungerford
The website for all of Hungerford's fascinating history.

Read the stories behind the People, Places and Events of the area. Use the Timeline to follow events from the Roman period to the present day. Try one of the Themed articles, look at the Artefacts, our Archive of 6,000 photographs and maps, and 1,600 documents, or Search all 1,150 pages for a topic of your choice.

Whatever you do, enjoy your visit!

There is no museum building in the town, but the Hungerford Historical Association is committed to providing information on Hungerford's history by means of this virtual museum. If you can help, maybe by allowing us to include artefacts in your possession, or if you have any other comment, contribution or correction to make, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Significant Anniversaries in 2016:

1516 - 500 yrs since Henry VIII created the Royal Mail

1566 - 450 yrs since the Great Fire of Hungerford

1566 - 450 yrs since the Case of the Missing Charters

1666 - 350 yrs since the Great Fire of London - see Fire Marks

1816 - 200 yrs since the new St Lawrence Parish Church was built

1866 - 150 yrs since Hungerford's Grammar School had a really bad report

1866 - 150 yrs since local Turnpike Trusts ended

1866 - 150 yrs since Savernake Hospital opened. See Local Hospitals

1916 - 100 yrs since so many soldiers' deaths in 1st World War

1941 -  75 yrs since Hungerford raised £90,000 to help fund HMS Freesia

1941 -  75 yrs since cattle grids were first installed at the Common gates

1941 -  75 yrs since so many military deaths in 2nd World War

1941 -  75 yrs since Chilton Factory switched to making parts for the war effort

1966 -  50 yrs since Hungerford Laundry closed

1966 -  50 yrs since Railway bridge over High Street replaced

1991 -  25 yrs since major upgrade at the Primary School

1991 -  25 yrs since the recording of many audio archives

1991 -  25 yrs since Video of "Hungerford - a Town for Industry" was made

See also:

Significant Anniversaries in earlier years (2012-2015):