Newbury – Friday 7th May 2021

It was our wedding anniversary so we decided to have a day out, and maybe find a pub lunch outside as the weather was nice!  Having not been able to blog a Waterstones since last September we headed for Newbury in Berkshire, which was not a town we knew well. Newbury has been a market town since the 11th Century and the Kennet & Avon Canal passes through on its way from London to the Bristol Channel.   The Waterstones is located in the Parkway shopping centre just off the main shopping street. 

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Newbury map

Market Place

This area of Newbury contains some beautiful buildings, including The Town Hall, the Corn Market and the old Post Office.  The Town Hall was completed in 1881 replacing an older building.  The Corn Exchange opened in 1862 and is now a centre for arts.  The attractive old Post Office building dates from 1896 but suffered the same fate as many other post offices and closed in 2017 and is now located inside W H Smith!

The Town Hall

The Corn Exchange (l) and the old Post Office (r)

Kennet & Avon Canal

I bought the YA book A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood in Waterstones.

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3 thoughts on “Newbury – Friday 7th May 2021”

    1. Yes, it was very quiet. I’ll be visiting a few more in the coming days, including Birmingham. It’ll be interesting to see if they’re quiet too.

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