Berkshire                                                                                           All photos by Hetty

21st May 2021


15th October 2017

We spent an hour in Newbury walking along the canal

We took bird seed as we expected to find some hungry ducks


28th March 2016

Shaw House

Shaw House is not far from the city centre. It was built in 1581

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It is now a training centre and Register Office

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It has been restored

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New wallpaper based on the old

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Newbury is on the river Kennet and used to be an inland port

S1050696 copyWhen it rained some of the swans went to sleep – standing up!

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West Berkshire Museum is in the restored Granary and Cloth Hall, near the river

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The Cloth Hall was built in 1626-27 as a cloth factory

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Inside the former granary

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Newbury Town Hall

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The Corn Exchange (opened 1861) in the Market Place is now an arts centre

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Aldermaston Wharf on the Kennet and Avon Canal

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Aldermaston Lock has unusual scalloped brick work

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