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Feb
7
Before the Conquest: the Newbury area and the Anglo-Saxons
By West Berkshire Museum
West Berkshire Museum | Tuesday 17 January | 1.30pm – 3.30pm | £85
A local history course with David Peacock. 8 weeks from Tuesday 17 January (excluding February half term holiday of Tuesday 14 February) until Tuesday 14 March 2023, 1.30pm-3.30pm each Tuesday afternoon.
Local Anglo-Saxon cemeteries, the origin of many place-names in the Newbury area, the growth of Christianity, and West Berkshire just before the Norman Conquest will be among the topics in this 8-week course. Sites along the Lambourn Valley, including East Shefford, will be among those covered, along with a look at the range of source material available to find out about Anglo-Saxon finds near where you live.
David Peacock has researched, written about and taught the history of West Berkshire and the Newbury area for many years.