The Hungerford Historical Association

Welcome to the website of the Hungerford Historical Association.

Established in 1979, the HHA is one of the
best supported groups in the town,
and has about 200 members.

This website is all about the HHA itself.
To explore more of Hungerford's wonderful history
visit the Hungerford Virtual Museum.


The next meeting: 

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 27th October, when Neil Stevens “Yanks in the Kennet Valley – the Friendly Invasion of the Marlborough Area by the US Army in WWII”.

19450000 American Troops a

"Yanks in the Kennet Valley –
the Friendly Invasion of the Marlborough Area
by the US Army in WWII"

by

Neil Stevens

Wednesday 27th October,

at 7.30pm in the Corn Exchange, Hungerford.

Visitors will be welcome, £4.00 at the door.

Neil is Marlborough born and bred, raised with a healthy interest in railways, all things military, and, fascinated by the fact that he had a great aunt in the US who had married an American soldier in Marlborough in WW2.

Now with over 30 years in the rail industry, back in 1985 and whilst still a student, Neil joined the Territorial Army in Swindon. On the evening of Friday June 6th 1986 a weekend TA exercise found him camped on the remains of the old WW2 airfield to the south of Ramsbury.

That night whilst lying in his sleeping bag and listening to England play in the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico, Neil got to thinking about where he was and what might have happened there.

It was June 6th 1986, the 42nd anniversary of D-Day and at that moment Neil resolved to find out!

His research covers all WW2 American forces in a 6-8 miles radius of Marlborough and some 34 years later remains an ongoing passion and mission; tonight’s talk uses wartime images only recently received from descendants of one of over 3000 Ramsbury based American personnel.


Please note: we are very mindful of the need to take sensible precautions to keep everyone as safe as possible from spreading Covid-19. Please read the Covid-19 Protocol written by our Chairman, Dr Caroline Ness, before attending the meeting.


What's on?

Our monthly meetings are attended by about 60-150 people. Follow this to see the current program of meetings.


How can I join the HHA?

The HHA has about 200 members. Follow this to see all about membership and how to join.