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Tractor trailer ride to find out more about Hungerford Common

Don’t Miss

Tractor trailer ride to find out more about Hungerford Common

Tractor Trailer Tour – Saturday 24th June 9.30-11.30am – Hungerford Common Port Down
Join Hugh Pihlens and Robert James on a trailer ride around the Common, exploring the area’s fascinating history and management. Hear about Eisenhower addressing the troops in WW2, the bare knuckle fights, horse races and trees planted for Queen Victoria.

Numbers are limited, please contact Robert James on 07778 139948 to book your place.


Hungerford & District Community Arts Festival 2017 – Friday 30th  June – Sunday 16th July
The Hungerford Arts Festival (HADCAF) is run entirely by volunteers and is funded by The Town & Manor of Hungerford, Hungerford Town Council and Greenham Common Trust, together with sponsorship by local businesses and individuals whose generous help enables ticket prices to be kept as low as possible. Visit the HADCAF website to find out more and book tickets.

See what else is going on – visit our Things to Do page

News

Paul Lewington, Orangeman at Hocktide Hungerford Town and Manor

Paul Lewington, our lovely Orangeman for 23 years, is sadly missed. Photo by Tony Bartlett

Tutti Day Orangeman Paul Lewington dies suddenly at 52 – We’re all shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of Orangeman, Paul Lewington.

“Paul continued the service and tradition from his predecessors Bob Lewington, his uncle, and, before him, Dick Scarlett. 

He was always smartly dressed and carried out his duty with professional dignity as well as a sense of fun.

As Orangeman, he guided the Tuttimen through the town, visiting the commoners, who always offered a drink with a snack before parting with a few pennies to be thrown ‘for the poor’.

The relationship between the Tuttimen and the Orangeman was that of a friend for life. Paul was one friend that all those Tuttimen who served with him, will grieve for such a short life.

All the commoners and the trustees of the Town & Manor of Hungerford will miss this good man.

His passing was very sudden and a great shock to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Ellie Dickins, Constable

Town & Manor of Hungerford Orangemen
Fred Ruddle – the first Orangeman – 1928-47
Dick Scarlet 1948-67
Bob Lewington 1967-1992
Paul Lewington 1993-2016
Jim Scarlet 2017