Welcome to the Virtual Museum for Hungerford
The website for all of Hungerford's fascinating history.

Read the stories behind the People, Places and Events of the area. Use the Timeline to follow events from the Roman period to the present day. Try one of the Themed exhibitions, look at the Artefacts, our Archive of 3,600 photographs and maps, and 1,600 documents, or Search all 900 pages for a topic of your choice.

Whatever you do, enjoy your visit!

There is no museum building in the town, but the Hungerford Historical Association is committed to providing information on Hungerford's history by means of this virtual museum. If you can help, maybe by allowing us to include artefacts in your possession, or if you have any other comment, contribution or correction to make, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Significant Anniversaries in 2015:

1265 - 750 yrs since Simon de Montfort killed at Battle of Evesham

1565 - 450 yrs since John Youll, local miller, went to Southampton to buy a millstone - the start of the "Case of the Missing Charters"

1665 - 350 yrs since King Charles II passed through Hungerford

1815 - 200 yrs since the re-building of St Lawrence's Parish Church

1865 - 150 yrs since early Carte de Visite photograph of Hungerford Town Hall

1915 - 100 yrs since the National School building was used as a VAD Hospital in WWI

1940 - 75 yrs since Hungerford in the midst of the Second World War

1940 - 75 yrs since Pill Boxes and other defences built along the canal

1965 - 50 yrs since Hungerford Newtown School closed

1965 - 50 yrs since Manor House was demolished to make way for a petrol station!

1990 - 25 yrs since Kennet and Avon Canal fully re-opened after restoration

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Significant Anniversaries in earlier years (2012-2014):