A new local history book from Penelope Stokes

to be published on 1st November 2021, at £15

Newbury from 1714 to 1837

brought to life from personal accounts

42 illustrations


Buy your copy

direct from the author,

or from West Berkshire Museum (open 10-4 Weds to Sats),

or order through your local bookshop


publicans, peat-diggers, paupers, papermakers, coachmen, corn merchants, clergymen, clothiers, bakers, bankers, brewers, tanners, teachers, housemaids, hatters, hairdressers, doctors, lawyers, gentry, schoolchildren, ironfounders… 

Where did they live? What did they eat and drink? How were they educated? How safe was coach travel? What if they fell on hard times? Or broke the law? And what did they do for fun?

Georgian Newbury paints a picture of life as it was lived at all social levels in Georgian times

Short initial print run. Order your copy now, to ensure it for Christmas