Special historical events in Hungerford (in chronological order):

Riot in Hungerford, c1460-61

Great Fire of Hungerford, 1566

The Case of the Missing Charters, 1573

Civil War, 1642-51

William of Orange meets Commissioners of James II at The Bear, 1688

George III's Golden Jubilee, 25 Oct 1809

Bare Knuckle Fight on Hungerford Common, 1821

Bare Knuckle Fight on Hungerford Common, 1827

Agricultural "Swing" Riots, 22 Nov 1830

Grand Cricket Match, England v Hungerford, Jul 1852

Hungerford Races, 1848, 1859 and 1861

Autumn Army Manoeuvres around Hungerford, 1872

Police Murders, 11 Dec 1876

Bullock Stampede, 1879

Rural Sports, 11 Apr 1887

Queen Victoria's Jubilee, 21 Jun 1887

Charnham Street Floods, November 1894

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 20 Jun 1897

Proclamation of George V, May 1910

Tragic death of Mr Freddie Pratt, Jun 1910

Swimming Sports in the Canal, c1910 onwards

King George V's visit, October 1912

World War I, 1914-18

Plane Crash in High Street, May 1917

War Memorial Dedication Service, 1921

Charnham Street Floods, 1932

Hungerford Carnivals, 1932 onwards

King George V's Silver Jubilee, 1935

Coronation of King George VI, 1937

Hungerford in 1937

World War II, 1939-45

Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation, 2 Jun 1953

Floods in Bridge Street and Charnham Street, Dec 1954

Fire at Great Western Mill, Church Street, 22 Jun 1960

Steam Rallies on the Common, 1970-78

Opening of M4 Motorway, Dec 1971

Hungerford Shooting Tragedy, 19 Aug 1987

Archaeological dig at Undy's Farm, 1988-89

Hungerford Fish Mortality, 1998

Jubilee Pedestrian Bridge over Canal, 2012

Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, 2 Jun 2012

River Kennet pollution, Jul 2013

Regular events:

Beating the Bounds

Hocktide and Tutti-Day

Markets and Fairs

Victorian Extravaganza, 1992-present

Remembrance Parades

See also:

- Crimes

- Timeline