Berkshire

 


What’s On Guide to Local Events in Berkshire for listing events in the county of Berkshire. You can list events and link the details to your events website for free.
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Some background about Berkshire:
Berkshire is a county of south east England, located to the west of London an area south of the upper Thames, which separated the county from Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, flowing from Lechlade, via Oxford, Abingdon, Wallingford, Reading, Henley, Marlow, Maidenhead, to Windsor.
Berkshire has many famous landmarks including Windsor Castle, Eton College and Ascot racecourse.
It is also known as the Royal County of Berkshire since at least the 19th century because of the presence of Windsor Castle and was recognised as such by the Queen in 1957. (Windsor Castle is reported to be the largest inhabited castle in the world)
The Royal Berkshire Hospital was opened in 1839 on the London Road on land donated by Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, a local resident and former Prime Minister.
In 1931, the famous fighter pilot Douglas Bader had both legs amputated in the hospital by the surgeon Leonard Joyce, after an aircrash at Woodley Aerodrome.
Oscar Wilde was imprisoned in Reading Gaol after his court case.
Berkshire stretches from Hungerford in the west to Windsor in the east and lies at the heart of the Thames Valley along the river Thames with the M4 passing through.(completed in 1971)
A few well known towns in Berkshire:
Aldermaston known for protests by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)
Ascot Famous Ascot Racecourse. (Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711. The first race was run on August 11 that year)
Bucklebury Now famously associated with Kate Middleton
Newbury Known for its famous racecourse
Berkshire is one of the oldest counties in England and was first mentioned by name in 860 and Thatcham in Berkshire is claimed to be the oldest town in Britain.
Interesting fact:
In a layby along the A4 Bath Rd near Aldermaston Wharf Berkshire, is where on March 2, 1919 the AA opened Britain’s first roadside petrol station.
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