Dare We Mention…. Weddings?

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West Berkshire Villagers: Dare We Mention Weddings?Restrictions on weddings have been eased as part of England's lockdown exit plans.What are England's Wedding Rules Now?Wedding ceremonies and receptions can take place with up to 15 people(including the couple) attending.Ceremonies can only take place in Covid-secure places of worship, public buildings or locations already permitted to open …

Ambling Around Aldermaston

Ambling Around AldermastonAmbling Around Aldermaston is a delight with so much to see and do. Aldermaston is a parish in Berkshire. It is known for The Atomic Weapons Establishment, the Wharf & Canal and Countryside. It is roughly equidistant from Newbury, Basingstoke and Reading, centred 46 miles (74 km) west-by-south-west of London. Ambling Around Aldermaston-Aldermaston Wharf- The Canal River …

Paul Presents: Henry & Joes with Henry & Joe

Henry & Joe's "What started as a shared dream discussed at length over coffee and cigarettes in a shed at the Royal Oak in Yattendon, has now become our reality" We use the best produce we can source using the seasons as our guidelines for our inspiration. Nothing complicated or extravagant, nothing careless or rushed, …

Spotlight on The West Berkshire Brewery

The West Berkshire Brewery The founders started West Berkshire Brewery with an attitude that combined a passion for beer, a respect for the local community and a disregard for convention. Since 1995 they have  been consistently dedicated to quality, taking pride in everything they do and striving to build a sustainable future. Taproom & Kitchen …

The Swifts Have Arrived in West Berkshire

Where swifts spend their time Swifts need warm weather to provide a constant supply of flying insects, so they spend only about three months in the UK each year. They arrive from central Africa in early May and make their nests of straw and saliva in church towers and other tall buildings. The oldest ringed …

Bluebell Walks in West Berkshire

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Bluebell Walks As Spring starts to arrive we have. look at some of the best bluebell walks in West Berkshire . Bluebells under threat Loss of habitat, climate change and, above all, the continuing spread of the invasive Spanish bluebell mean that our native bluebell is under real threat. The Spanish bluebell was introduced to …

HRH Prince Phillip

Prince Phillip Visits Pangbourne CollegeBerkshire schoolchildren welcomed a very special visitor to their college as they celebrated its 100th anniversary.The Queen and Prince Philip arrived at Pangbourne College by helicopter for an event which marked its centenary year on Tuesday, May 9. The college was founded in 1917 as a training college of the merchant …