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by PhilW
Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Furze Bush Inn, Newbury
Replies: 2
Views: 6227

Re: Furze Bush Inn, Newbury

The Furze Bush is not in Newbury (almost but not quite) - nor is it in Berkshire. You need to look in Hampshire (Ball Hill, parish of East Woodhay). http://www.furzebushinn.co.uk/ In 1855 (PO Directory) it is not a named pub (inn or alehouse) so, if it was there, it would be a beerhouse, run by one ...
by PhilW
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Donnington Almshouse
Replies: 1
Views: 5601

Re: Donnington Almshouse

I would guess that there will be records at TNA and probably some in private hands, The Hospital is largely a family run trust that has been in the same family for centuries and they still hold the family archive. If you check out the references in the entry for the Hospital in the Berkshire VCH or ...
by PhilW
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Breweries in Maidenhead
Replies: 5
Views: 9422

Breweries in Maidenhead

Kenneth Goodley's 'Berkshire Breweries of the C19th' has: E Berks Brewery (King St) - Jas Blumson (1883), Alfred Ernest Keyes (1887, 1891), Nicholson & Sons (1895 on) Langton's Brewery (Market St) - John Langton (to 1828), John Edwd Langton (to 1854 or later), Hy & Phiip S Langton & Hy Parker Burrow...
by PhilW
Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: PAPER MILL, South Moreton
Replies: 3
Views: 8912

PAPER MILL, South Moreton

Have you tried asking the Mills Archive?
www.millarchive.com
by PhilW
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Places in Berkshire
Topic: Photographs of Reading circa1926
Replies: 1
Views: 5023

Photographs of Reading circa1926

Reading Library has an extensive collection of local photographs, postcards etc. Many of them are online. Search their catalogue for the street etc that you are interested in.
by PhilW
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Wusseting
Replies: 2
Views: 5813

Wusseting

Wooset is, according to online dicitonaries, another form of hussett. The words are Berkshire/Wiltshire/Hampshire dialect and do indeed refer to the practice of rough music.
by PhilW
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Newbury pubs in the late 60s
Replies: 2
Views: 5966

Newbury pubs in the late 60s

The revamp of the BLAH queries into a forum is welcome - but has resulted in the loss of some information, not least the date of the original query. So here's hoping you get to read this response. I did respond before with a failed attempt to list Newbury's pubs from 1969 - the failure was down to a...
by PhilW
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Newbury pubs in the late 60s
Replies: 2
Views: 5966

Newbury pubs in the late 60s

The revamp of the BLAH queries into a forum is welcome - but has resulted in the loss of some information, not least the date of the original query. So here's hoping you get to read this response. I did respond before with a failed attempt to list Newbury's pubs from 1969 - the failure was down to a...
by PhilW
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Breweries in Maidenhead
Replies: 5
Views: 9422

Newbury pubs in the late 60s

The revamp of the BLAH queries into a forum is welcome - but has resulted in the loss of some information, not least the date of the original query. So here's hoping you get to read this response. I did respond before with a failed attempt to list Newbury's pubs from 1969 - the failure was down to a...

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