Talk on Jack o' Newbury
by David Peacock
Dr David Peacock will describe the life and importance of this charismatic Tudor clothier, who became a wealthy landowner, magistrate and MP, rebuilt Newbury's parish church and raised troops for Henry VIII?s military campaigns. His house occupied a 96-foot frontage on Northbrook Street, and accommodated dozens of looms in workshops behind.
Newbury Branch meeting at Shaw Church Hall in Church Lane, Shaw RG14 2DR. Doors open from 7.10 and meetings start at 7.30 pm. Non-members invited to contribute £3 to costs. Free parking, and refreshments.