The Finchampstead Society

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Past events

Please note - all events in 2020 and early 2021 were cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 - Spring Walk

Walk led by Simon Weeks was a great success and much enjoyed by the 15 walkers who came along. Further walks are being planned.

Sunday, 8th December 2019 - Christmas Carols

A well attended evening of carol singing and seasonal readings, very well attended by Members and Visitors - mince pies and mulled wine enjoyed by all. Music led by the St James Church Choir. Significant sum collected for donation to the Berkshire Air Ambulance

Sunday, 20th October 2019 - Autumn Walk

An enjoyable walk led by Simon Weeks looking at autumnal colours round the village.

Friday, 20th September 2019 - Presentation on Early British Postal History before 1750

A talk on the early history of the Post Office and Postage Stamps - the development and usage - in the context of English History upto 1750.

Saturday, 29th June 2019 - Finchampstead Village Fete (organised by St James Church)

Supported by the Finchampstead Society with a Stall and a donation to the BBQ

Friday, 14th June 2019 - The Hogs Back Brewery Tasting - Finchampstead Memorial Hall

A lively presentation on the history of the Hogs Back Brewery, much enjoyed by all who attended - both Members and Visitors - and a chance to sample and buy some of the beers produced by the Brewery

Friday, 17th May 2019 - Spring Dinner at Jackson's in California Park

Very successful evening with 45 attendees, much enjoyed by all and very well organised by Kate Barrie.

Monday, 6th May 2019 - May day walk

Very enjoyable walk led by Simon Weeks, much enjoyed by all those who came along.

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 - Visit to the Re3 Waste recycling facility in Reading

Visited by 13 Society members, very interesting facility and a well organised tour provided.

Saturday 9th February 2019 - 7:30pm - The Finchampstead Memorial Hall - Annual Quiz

Very successful event with 75 attendees and an excellent quizmaster.

Friday 11th January 2019 - Talk "Controversies Around the Infamous A6 Murder" by Paul Stickler

For a report on the talk, click here

Tuesday 1st January 2019 - Annual New Years Day's Walk

Twenty two members and two dogs ventured out on the traditional New Year’s Day walk. Following a period of dry weather, the paths were good and the 3.7 mile walk was completed in 90 minutes. A number of regulars were absent, some because of winter illnesses, but we were joined by a few new participants.

About to start the walk

Sunday, 9th Dec 2018 – Carol Concert

For report on the Carol Concert held at the Memorial Hall, click here

Friday, 19th October 2018 7pm for 7:30 - Autumn Dinner

A number of Finchampstead Society members enjoyed a pleasant evening on Friday 19th October at Jackson’s Restaurant at the Lakes in California Country Park. The three course menu was a culinary delight –it was interesting to see so many different ways to serve beetroot within the starter menu. The meal was expertly prepared by Tom Jackson and his team whilst Alicya and Lucy skilfully attended to front of house – table service and the bar. Finchampstead Society will be looking to host a Spring Dinner in 2019 if there is sufficient interest among our members so please let us have your comments.

- Kate Barrie -

Sunday, 7th October 2018 - 11am start - Autumn Walk

This family walk led by Simon Weeks through the local countryside.

Sunday, 1st July 2018 – Visit to Sir William McAlpine’s Steam Railway and Museum

For photos and a report, click here

Saturday, 16th June 2018 - Village Fete

Monday, 14th May 2018 – Watermill Theatre’s production of Burke & Hare

Finchampstead Park Management Committee hosted the Watermill Theatre’s production of Burke & Hare at Finchampstead Memorial Hall.

Monday, 7th May 2018 – May Day Walk

Simon Weeks led a family walk through the local countryside.

Friday, 20th April 2018 – Spring Dinner

Finchampstead Society hosted a 3-course Spring Dinner at Jackson’s Restaurant, California Country Park.

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