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This article includes links to a gradually expanding collection of scanned documents and photographs collected by Robert James over the past 50 years. They provide an insight into a wide range of topics relating to the community of Hungerford.

The records are in chronological order.

Follow this link to go to the Town & Manor website.

Photo Gallery:

Follow this link  to see the Photo Gallery.

1880s:

21 Apr 1887 - "Town High Constable (John Platt jnr) sets a record". NWN.

1890s:

1896 - Commoners' List.

1950s:

25 Jun 1952 - "The future of Hungerford Common". NWN.

22 Jun 1956 - Map of Hungerford in 1794 discovered. NWN.

28 Jun 1956 - "Mr Sidney Bushnell gives up as Town Crier" - NWN

17 Apr 1958 - "First duties of youngest Town Crier in the country". NWN.

1960s:

7 Apr 1967 - "No one knows how it began - but all enjoy the festivities". Marlboriough Times

8 Apr 1967 - "Extra helping of (Hocktide) kisses". NWN.

Apr 1967 - "Tuttimen out at Hungerford". NWN.

1970s:

18 Jun 1971 - "Steam age festival takes Hungerford back to twenties". NWN.

18 Jun 1971 - "Hungerford Olde Tyme Fayre and Steam Rally". Standard, Times & Echo.

8 Mar 1973 - "New Round Table starts with 31 members". NWN

29 Nov 1973 - "Round Tablers get their Charter". NWN.

15 Jun 1974 - Steam Engine Rally programme

9 Apr 1975 - "When the Commoners go to Court". Evening Post.

10 Apr 1975 - "Hocktide guest link with the past". NWN.

15 Jul 1976 - "Thirty events in Hungerford's big festival"; "Festival Queen line-up"; "Who will take the title?". NWN.

16 Jul 1976 - "Hungerford Festival News". 15 page special edition. Note: 38Mb pdf!

16 Jul 1976 - Hungerford Festival poster with list of events.

18 Jul 1976 - Festval Piano Recital programme.

22 Jul 1976 - "Festival is fantastic!"; "Licence hitch fails to stop crowning"; "More fun-packed days ahead"; "Town's history told in shop window displays". NWN.

22 Jul 1976 - Festival Arts Exhibition and Photographic Competition.

25 Jul 1976 - Festival Joint Service of Thankgiving.

25 Jul 1976 - Festival Banger Race programme.

29 Jul 1976 - "Festival had more than 30 different attractions". Mercury

29 Jul 1976 - "Children's street party at Festival 76". NWN

29 Jul 1976 - "Festival success beyond wildest dreams"; "Festival spirit continues". NWN.

Nov 1977 - "End of an era" - Signal box demolished. NWN.

Nov 1977 - "Try open-air market for a year". NWN.

6 Apr 1978 - "Hocktide jury elects new Constable" (Robert James). NWN.

7 Apr 1978 - "Hungerford keeps a date with tradition". Marlborough Times.

7 Apr 1978 - "Hocktide pics". Standard Times & Echo.

13 Apr 1978 - "Constable (Robert James) sworn-in". NWN.

13 Apr 1978 - "Hungerford seek to preserve 'The Croft'". NWN.

28 Sep 1978 - "Committee decide it's the end of the line for rally". NWN.

29 Sep 1978 - "'Steam-up' crew call off gamble at £5,000". Marlborough Times & Standard.

29 Sep 1978 - "Exhibition of Town & Manor regalia", and photo of Cecil Hawkes and John Newton with plaque re Steam Rally money to Town Hall restoration. Standard, Times & Echo.

Oct 1978 - "Detailed history of Hungerford fishery". NWN.

16 Nov 1978 - "Train ploughs into concrete blocks on line". NWN.

26 Apr 1979 - "Tribute paid to councillor Charles Williams". NWN.

26 Apr 1979 - "Hocktide jury elects official blacksmith for first time". NWN.

Sep 1979 - "Historical society for Hungerford". NWN.

1980s:

15 Apr 1980 - "Hocktide lunch pic". NWN.

17 Apr 1980 - "Hocktide". NWN.

17 Apr 1980 - "A big day for the town crier". NWN.

18 Apr 1980 - "Hocktide pics". Marlborough Times.

24 Apr 1980 - "Officers swear allegiance at Hungerford's Court". NWN.

24 Apr 1980 - "Young musicians lead Constable's Parade". NWN.

4 Sep 1980 - "Blaze store (Fox's) open again". NWN.

23 Sep 1980 - "Robert James, Robin Tubb and Windsor Town Crier". Chronicle-herald.

2 Oct 1980 - "Robin Tubb's trip to Crier Championship in Halifax, Canada" - NWN.

18 Oct 1980 - "100 years of Bushnell bellmen". Marlborough Times.

18 Dec 1980 - Round Table Christmas Dinner Menu

8 Jan 1981 - "Fire bomb attack on Town Hall". NWN.

26 Feb 1981 - "Red rose delivered". NWN. Roger King delivered a rose and congratulations to Buckingham Palace on the engagement of HRH Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.

26 Apr 1981 - "Hungerford 'Flower' of Berkshire". Sunday Telegraph.

1 May 1981 - "New Constable is elected at Hungerford's Hocktide". Standard, Times & Echo.

1 May 1981 - "Hungerford's Hocktide Photo Review". Standard, Times & Echo.

29 Apr 1982 - "Office holders sworn in a Court leet". NWN.

1 Jul 1982 - "Beating the bounds beats the rain". NWN.

3 May 1984 - "Hocktide still alive and kicking". NWN.

18 Apr 1985 - "Hocktide renews town's pride in its traditions". NWN.

24 Apr 1985 - "Historic day for Hocktide Court". Newbury Journal.

10 Apr 1986 - "Tradition reigns supremem for a day". NWN.

21 Jan 1988 - "Land sale helps fund Town Hall repairs". NWN.

Feb 1988 - "HHA talk on the Gibbons, by John Newton". NWN

2 Mar 1989 - "Mrs Jean Tubb's obit". NWN.

6 Apr 1989 - "Hocktide - a time-honoured tradition". NWN.

6 Apr 1989 - "Hocktide celebrations". NWN

6 Apr 1989 - Obit Mr John Marshall. NWN.

13 Jul 1989 - "William and Mary Tercentenary". NWN.

13 Jul 1989 - "Removing the gas-holder". NWN.

1990s:

Apr 1990 - "Duff Hart-Davis - Punch-drunk with the Tuttimen". Telegraph.

11 Apr 1991 - "Town glories in Hocktide revels". NWN.

12 Apr 1991 - "Here come the Tuttimen". Newbury Journal.

14 Apr 1994 - "Tuttimen and ale-tasters have their day". NWN.

21 Jun 1994 - "Beating the Bounds - a nice riverbed walk". Advertiser.

23 Jun 1994 - "Beating the Bounds". NWN.

27 Apr 1995 - "Tuttipoles and horse shoes mean it's Hocktide time again". NWN.

9 Mar 1998 - "The day Hungerford goes to market". Advertiser.

30 Apr 1998 - "Constable's Service marks end of Hocktide 1998". NWN.

2 Oct 1998 - "HHA - Town's coffer open for view". Chronicle.

23 Jan 1999 - "Mr EL (Jim) Davis's obit". NWN.

15 Apr 1999 - "Tradition and fun blend for a Tutti day all will remember". NWN.

2000s:

4 May 2000 - "Town just loves to celebrate special day". NWN.

4 May 2000 - "Hungerford's Tutti Day celebrations captured on camera". Chronicle.

26 Jul 2001 - "Town takes to the streets for annual carnival". NWN

27 Jul 2001 - "Happy Carnival Day". Adviser.

31 Aug 2001 - "The whirlypool". Adviser.

7 Feb 2002 - "New taxi rank for town set to be a top priority". NWN.

29 Dec 2004 - "Live life like common people". Sunday Telegraph.

7 Apr 2005 - "Kiss and a penny the cost of keeping ancient event alive". NWN.

7 Apr 2005 - "Town's shock after mayor's accident". NWN.

7 Jul 2005 - "Beating the Bounds". NWN.

15 Sep 2005 - "Robert James - Councillors should be ashamed". NWN

13 Jul 2007 - "Jack Williams - The Dordogne and a tale of a vanishing priest". Adviser

10 Aug 2007 - "Jack Williams - 390 years of fire protection in Hungerford". Adviser.

7 Sep 2007 - "Jack Williams - Hungerford Walks". Adviser.

Oct 2007 - "John Pallett - 50 yrs as Trustee", NWN.

25 Dec 2007 - Constable Barbara Barrs' Christmas Card

17 Mar 2008 - T&M Buildings Committee Minutes

3 Apr 2008 - "Spring (Hocktide) tidings in Hungerford". NWN.

3 Apr 2008 - "Horn sounds start of Hocktide celebrations". NWN.

10 Apr 2008 - "Constable's Sunday starts with a parade". NWN.

Winter 2008 - "Further delays for Hungerford Marina project".

22 Jan 2009 - "Town Crier in new suit of clothes". NWN.

29 Jan 2009 - "Old Vicarage plans set to go ahead". NWN.

29 Jan 2009 - "Freeman's Marsh scheme welcomed". NWN.

12 Feb 2009 - "Pegasus Bridge, Freeman's Marsh". Adviser.

4 Jun 2009 - "Concern at damage to Common fence". NWN.

Nov 2009 - "K&A hopes for Cruiseway Status" - Butty.

2010s:

15 Apr 2010 - "Town keeps up the Hocktide tradition". NWN.

22 Apr 2010 - "Town comes out to mark Constable's Sunday". NWN.

13 May 2010 - "Meeting looks at poaching". NWN.

10 Jun 2010 - "Hungerford shares Cumbria's sorrow". NWN.

16 Sep 2010 - "Beating the Bounds". NWN.

25 Nov 2010 - "This redevelopment (The Priory) is not in Hungerford Town Plan". NWN.

25 Nov 2010 - "Planning decision (The Priory) referred to monitor". NWN.

2 Dec 2010 - "Call for stiffer fines for those caught poaching". NWN.

13 Jan 2011 - "Glossy Ibis on the Marsh". NWN.

13 Jan 2011 - "Banking on the old techniques - rebuilding the canal banks to protect water voles". NWN.

10 Mar 2011 - "Remembering 'the poor of the parish'". NWN.

10 Mar 2011 - "Footbridge plan is finally approved". NWN.

9 Jun 2011 - "Town & Manor concern over theft of Common gates". NWN.

11 Aug 2011 - "Gates stolen at Common". NWN.

25 Aug 2011 - "Thieves' latest target is river's watercress". NWN.

26 Aug 2011 - "Crazy about cress". Telegraph.

1 Sep 2011 - "Walk to study Freeman's Marsh wildlife". NWN.

19 Apr 2012 - "Honour for silversmith" (George Styles). NWN.

19 Apr 2012 - "Specially minted jubilee coins". NWN.

19 Apr 2012 - "(Tubb) Family promise honoured". NWN.

19 Apr 2012 - "Hocktide - with a kiss or two". NWN.

26 Apr 2012 - "Twelve mayors on new footbridge". NWN.

26 Apr 2012 - "New gates dedicated". NWN.

27 Apr 2012 - "South View gate dedicated". Adviser.

28 Aug 2012 - "Forget? We can't. It's never going away". Telegraph.

28 Sep 2012 - "Poachers apprehended at Hungeford". Adviser.

22 Nov 2012 - "Jack Wiliams honoured by the town". NWN

23 Nov 2012 - "Jack Williams retires as T&M Trustee". Adviser

14 Dec 2012 - 21st Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza programme

17 Jan 2013 - "(Haddrell's) Retirement marks end of a business era in Hungerford". NWN

22 Feb 2013 - Obituary of "Barney" Wilson and "Ted" Stevens. Adviser.

11 Apr 2013 - "Town welcomes Hocktide summons". NWN.

18 Apr 2013 - "Constable sworn in". NWN.

18 Apr 2013 - "Town and Manor names its new Constable". NWN

18 Apr 2013 - "Freedom award presented". NWN. (John Hollister)

18 Apr 2013 - "District councillors urged to push harder for (Bridge Street) crossing". NWN.

26 Apr 2013 - Trustees Election - Notice of Poll. Adviser.

13 Jun 2013 - Tribute to David Holtby. NWN.

11 Jul 2013 - "Hunt is on to find canal's polluters". NWN.

13 Sep 2013 - "99-yr lease presents problems for Council and Town & Manor". Adviser.

14 Mar 2014 - "Freedom of Hungerford for three of its finest". NWN

11 Apr 2014 - "Awards for three of the best". (NWN. (Freedom of the Town for Ron Tarry, Robert James and Hugh Pihlens)

1 May 2014 - "Ladies Day at Hocktide". NWN.

17 Jul 2014 - "Housing issue (behind The Lamb Inn) alive once more". NWN.

21 Aug 2014 - "On safari in deepest Hungerford". NWN.

14 Nov 2014 - "Fireworks on the Common". Adviser.

21 Nov 2014 - "Those fireworks". Adviser.

9 Jan 2015 - "Jack Williams receives British Empire Medal". Adviser

30 Jan 2015 - "Hungerford houses for Hungerford people". Adviser.

30 Jan 2015 - "Vital debate on future of John of Gaunt School". Adviser.

30 Jan 2015 - "Rotarians visit adopted Battalion". Adviser.

27 Feb 2015 - "Town & Manor gains Hungerford Marsh". Adviser.

Mar 2015 - "Huge lorries through Lower Denford". NWN.

24 Apr 2015 - "Constable's Day pics". Adviser.

7 May 2015 - "Dogs to blame for birds leaving marsh". NWN.

7 May 2015 - "Litter pickers collect 30 bags of trash". NWN.

14 May 2015 - "Marsh dog walkers andry after being 'demonised'". NWN

28 MAy 2015 - "Vicar retires after 25 years' service". NWN.

28 May 2015 - "Lorries exploiting a legal loophole". NWN.

25 Jun 2015 - "Legal questions said to be delaying surrender of (Football Club) lease". Adviser.

9 Jul 2015 - "Ugly power cables on Common buried". NWN

24 Jul 2015 - "Put roaming cows in high-vis jackets?" - Telegraph.

30 Jul 2015 - "Flashing cows idea dims". NWN.

6 Aug 2015 - "Travellers set up camp on Hungerford Common". NWN

6 Aug 2015 - "£80 fine at Common car park". NWN.

10 Dec 2015 - Town and Manor draft press release re donations. Adviser.

13 Aug 2015 - "Bring in 20mph speed limit to make cattle safer". NWN.

13 Aug 2015 - "Travellers moved on". NWN.

15 Aug 2015 - "Wildlife safari in Hungerford". Adviser.

25 Aug 2015 - "Why aren't travellers fined for leaving a mess?". NWN.

27 Aug 2015 - "Evidence of poaching on the Common". NWN.

31 Dec 2015 - "£120,000 to charities from Town and Manor". NWN.

7 Apr 2016 - "Tutti Men take a turn around town for Hungerford Hocktide". NWN. Page 1 - page 2.

7 Apr 2016 - "New vicar given a Tutti Day 'shoeing'". NWN.

7 Apr 2016 - "Three stalwarts to be given Freedom of Town". NWN. (David Clayton, Janette kersey, Neale Marney).

7 Apr 2016 - "French thanks to heroes". NWN. (Bill Bailey, Bert Harrison, Viv Long and Bob Pullin).

8 Apr 2016 - "Crime drops to record low in West Berkshire". Adviser.

9 Apr 2016 - "Hungerford's Tutti Day pics". Adviser.

21 May 2016 - "Blame cows, not dogs, for birds decline". NWN.

3 Jun 2016 - "A Hungerford rose for Her Majesty". Adviser. (The Queen's 90th birthday)

9 Jun 2016 - "A rose for Her Majesty". NWN.

16 Jul 2016 - "Beware of adders on the Common". NWN.

See also:

- Town & Manor website.