Find out more about West Berkshire's history by visiting some of the county's history organisations.

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Hungerford Historical Association: Over 200 members, interesting meetings each month. Find out more...

Hungerford Townsite: Find out all that's going on in the town today.

Town and Manor of Hungerford: The official website of the Town and Manor of Hungerford and the Liberty of Sanden Fee.

Berkshire Record Office: Learn how to trace your family history at the Berkshire Record Office.

Berkshire Local History Association: Learn more about the history of your locality with the help of this group.

Tree-ring Services (Dr Andy Moir,Hungerford): Providing tree-ring analysis of live trees and archaeological timbers. One building in Hungerford is dated at 1449.

West Berkshire Museum: Newbury's own museum in the Grade I 1626 Cloth Hall in the historic centre of the town. Free entry.

Reading Museum: Extensive records including on-line access.

Berkshire Family History Society: Who do you think you are? Find out with the Berkshire Family History Society.

Ancestry.com Berkshire records: A way into the huge Ancestry.com sources

Ancestry.co.uk last name research tool: A great way to research surnames

Ancestry.co.uk 1911 UK Census: A huge online store from a century ago

Domesday Book online: Berkshire. Find out info about Berkshire place names and landowners from the Domesday Book, completed in 1086.

The Bear Hotel: The Bear is one of the grand coaching inns of England, with a long and interesting history. Old world charm with the most modern comforts.

The Legacy Three Swans Hotel: A traditional and historic coaching inn, situated in the heart of Hungerford. 25 en-suite bedrooms.

Hungerford Arcade: Over 100 antiques dealers in one historic building. A good place to look for local artefacts.

The Rose of Hungerford and canal boat trips locally.

The Bruce Trust - Canal Boat Holidays: A charity providing wide-beam canal boats on the Kennet and Avon Canal for hire for self catering holidays by disabled, disadvantaged or elderly people

Other sites:
Archives Then and Now (the merits and limitations of the internet when researching local history. Many useful links)
British Pathe website - including many archive clips of Hungerford
Berkshire Coroners Inquisitions - Researchers can check Sue Wood's database to see whether any family members, or other persons of interest, played a role in the inquisitions.
Friends of Reading Abbey
West Berkshire Council
Thatcham Historical Society