Paul Presents


Interviews from West Berkshire




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Paul Presents is a collection of interviews with local people in West Berkshire. Paul has been a presenter for over thirty years and despite having a disability, he has been able to overcome any difficulties and has a popular local weekly podcast.

This Week’s Interview – Paul Presents Archaeology With Beth Asbury

Beth Asbury is the Assistant Archaeologist at The Historic Environment Record (HER) at West Berkshire Council. In this lighthearted interview, Beth discusses her role and events available to the public. Her role involves a register of all known archaeological and historical sites in the unitary authority of West Berkshire. The database, with linked digital mapping includes an index of fieldwork and excavations, bibliographic references and found archaeological objects. It also contains information on designated assets (Scheduled Monuments, Listed Buildings, Registered Parks & Gardens and Registered Battlefields) and the West Berkshire Local List of Heritage Assets. The HER holds details of characterisation projects in the District (Historic Landscape Characterisation, the Newbury Historic Character Study and Historic Environment Character Zoning) and there is a library of reports, journals and books which can be consulted by appointment in offices in Newbury.


If you have any archaeological finds – please do ring Beth on 01635 519534 ex 2534 

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‘Meet the Archaeologists’ and ‘Finds Surgery’ at West Berkshire Museum on the second Wednesday of every month, 12:30-3:30pm.

‘Hoards’ exhibition on at West Berkshire Museum until 26 July 2020‘

Villa’ exhibition on at West Berkshire Museum until 4 July 2021

‘Focus On Stratfield Mortimer’ exhibition on at West Berkshire Museum until 5 July 2020 (then ‘Focus On Pangbourne’ until 28 February 2021)

‘Dressed for Battle’ exhibition on at Shaw House until 24 April 2022

Berkshire Archaeological Society Day School at St Nicolas’ Church hall, Newbury, on Saturday 28 March

The Festival of Archaeology national event on 11-26 July

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Last Week’s Interview-Paul Presents: Welford Park Snowdrops with Deborah Puxley

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The gardens at Welford Park are best known for the snowdrop woods, with early flowering snowdrops in bloom through February to early March. The snowdrops were probably planted by the monks of Abingdon and used to decorate their church for Candlemass. The monks also used them for medicinal purposes.

The Grounds are open from January 2020 to the 1stMarch 2020. (Closed Monday and Tuesday). 11.00 – 16.00. Additional plant stalls will be open in the grounds 2020. Snowdrop tearooms is open during the snowdrop opening dates.  Please be aware that they are an inclusive employer and ask for your patience.

Adults £8,   Concessions £6, (including OAP & Students),

Children £4,   Children under 4 Years Free.


​MS Therapy Centre

National Garden Scheme

NSPCC Newbury

St Gregory’s Church Welford

Volunteer Centre Newbury

Welford Park is also famous for being used for filming the Great British Bake Off and being used in Harpers / Bazaar  and is a traditional farming estate taking its role in farming and in the community very seriously  and farming in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way.

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