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Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Newbury was 38,762.
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The first signs of settlement in Newbury date back over 8,000 years to the Mesolithic era. Fast-forward to the 9th century and the Anglo-Saxon settlement of ‘Ulvritone’ was rebranded ‘New Burgh’, a burgh being a type of walled settlement. Alfred the Great had a great number (no pun intended) of burghs built as a means to defend Wessex against the pesky Viking army that was keen on capturing the last defiant Anglo-Saxon kingdom.
By the 11th century Newbury was a thriving market town, it had been given a royal charter with rights to hold both a market and a fair, both of which attracted plenty of visitors and merchants to the town which continued to prosper. In 1160 nearby Thatcham was also granted a market which didn’t go down with the good folk of Newbury who stormed the neighbouring town and tore down the stalls. This started a long running and today good-natured rivalry between the two towns.
Things turned ugly again in the 1600s when Newbury found itself on the frontline of the English Civil War. There were two battles (handily named, The First Battle of Newbury and The Second Battle of Newbury), both times the Parliamentarians came out victors and Donnington Castle was destroyed during the conflict.
Cloth making helped make the town’s fortune but it was the creation of Newbury Racecourse in the 20th century that really put Newbury on the map. It is now one of the UK’s most famous tracks and holds regular race meets as well as a full calendar of concerts and other events.
Today the thriving town has a number of major employers, principally in telecommunications and IT, plus military bases in the area that also contribute to employment for both service personal and local companies. Other notable additions to the area include a shopping centre, community hospital and a local vineyard, because it’s always wine o’clock somewhere!
Newbury Removals Company
Whether you are moving to or from Newbury, or beyond, we pride ourselves on making the experience as hassle-free and streamlined as possible. With over 160 years of experience as a leading UK removal company, our personable, expert removals team will take the stress out of moving home or office.
The benefits of hiring a local removals firm in Newbury.
Secure Household Storage in Newbury
Are you a homeowner requiring long or short term household storage for furniture and personal effects for which you no longer have room? Do you need secure flexible household storage at short notice, with the minimum of fuss?
With our multiple, large, secure purpose-built Hampshire storage facilities located in Aldershot, Farnborough and Petersfield, we can cater for all your storage needs. We can also arrange to collect and storage your belongings on your behalf. Please visit our Storage Service for further details.
Why use Over’s for your storage needs?
Of course, it’s not just the calibre of our personnel that matters. We are also proud of our modern fleet of specialised removal vehicles, lifting equipment, packaging and dedicated storage facilities to help us best cater to all your storage requirements.