Founded in 1908, West Berkshire Museum holds 35,000 items of local interest.
Women who married Victorian soldiers joined the regiment and, if they were lucky, might follow their husbands around the world.
Chris Broom, a professional genealogy tutor, gives some helpful hints on breaking down those brick walls
Newbury has had 422 mayoral elections since 1596, and the office holders have included businessmen, bankrupts and ballerinas.
Hugh Pihlens' grandfather lived in rural Latvia until 1905 when he had to escape for his life. What happened to him, and to Latvia, afterwards?
Alice Chaucer was a remarkable woman, thrice married, who lived through turbulent medieval times.
Women are often left out of recorded history, but their lives lie hidden in records, from where Joan Dils pieced together the lives of five Newbury women in Tudor times.