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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

Significant Anniversaries in 2015:

1265 - 750 yrs since Simon de Montfort killed at Battle of Evesham

1565 - 450 yrs since John Youll, local miller, went to Southampton to buy a millstone - the start of the "Case of the Missing Charters"

1665 - 350 yrs since King Charles II passed through Hungerford

1815 - 200 yrs since the re-building of St Lawrence's Parish Church

1865 - 150 yrs since early Carte de Visite photograph of Hungerford Town Hall

1915 - 100 yrs since the National School building was used as a VAD Hospital in WWI

1940 -  75 yrs since Hungerford in the midst of the Second World War

1940 -  75 yrs since Pill Boxes and other defences built along the canal

1965 -  50 yrs since Hungerford Newtown School closed

1965 -  50 yrs since Manor House was demolished to make way for a petrol station!

1990 -  25 yrs since Kennet and Avon Canal fully re-opened after restoration

Significant Anniversaries in 2014:

1464 - 550 yrs since First mention of The Bear in Charnham Street

1689 - 325 yrs since Hearth Tax introduced - see the Hungerford records...

1814 - 200 yrs since the opening of the National School

1814 - 200 yrs since the re-building of St Lawrence's Parish Church

1864 - 150 yrs since the building of the Police Station, Park Street

1889 - 125 yrs since the repeal of the Coal Tax

1914 - 100 yrs since the start of the First World War - the "Great War"

1914 - 100 yrs since the new Post Office built in High Street

1939 -  75 yrs since the end of the Second World War

1964 -  50 yrs since the opening of the Open-air Swimming Pool

1989 -  25 yrs since the Archaeological dig at Undy's Farm

Significant Anniversaries in 2013:

1313 - 700 yrs since Robert de Hungerford appointed bailiff for the Duchy of Lancaster in Berkshire and Wiltshire

1688 - 325 yrs since William of Orange met Commissioners of James II at The Bear

1713 - 300 yrs since Death of Jethro Tull II

1788 - 225 yrs since First meeting to consider Western Canal

1813 - 200 yrs since Large Ordnance Depot built at Picket Field

1913 - 100 yrs since Sweet Chestnut trees planted in The Croft

1953 -  60 yrs since Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

1963 -  50 yrs since John of Gaunt Secondary School opened

1988 -  25 yrs since Archaeological dig at Undy's Farm, 1988

Significant Anniversaries in 2012:

2012 - ......               Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee

1912 - 100 yrs since the visit of King George V (21-26 Oct 1912)

1862 - 150 yrs since the railway was extended through Hungerford to the west

1612 - 400 yrs since King James I "sold" the Manor of Hungerford - the beginning of the end of dispute with the Duchy of Lancaster

1762 - 250 yrs since the murder of William and Ann Cheney in their home (11 Dec 1762)

1987 -   25 yrs since the Hungerford Shooting Tragedy (19 Aug 1987)

1887 - 125 yrs since Queen Victoria's Jubilee (21 Jun 1887)

1662 - 350 yrs since the introduction of the Hearth Tax

1687 - 325 yrs since a new clock was bought for the "clock house" in Town Hall for £10.

1887 - 125 yrs since Rural Sports were held on the Common, Easter Monday (11 Apr 1887)

1537 - 475 yrs since Robert Brayborn, landlord of The Bear Inn, gave evidence against three highwaymen (12 Jul 1537)

See also:

- Timeline