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Lord Falkland, his life, times, death and memorial

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

There must be many people in West Berkshire who pass the massive granite obelisk at the top of ‘Wash Hill’ and have little or no idea of its origins, the man it was named after or even any connection with the Falkland Islands.

Having become immersed in the story of the First Battle of Newbury after digging up a musket ball in his back garden, Dave Stubbs, long time resident and erstwhile ‘local bobby’ for Wash Common has recently spent time looking at the fascinating character of Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, who he was, why as a politician he was even fighting in the battle and why his death is commemorated in one of the biggest English Civil War monuments – and how this became only the second property taken into custody of the fledgling National Trust in 1897.


November 14
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Dave Stubbs


Parish Room, St. John’s Church
St. John’s Road
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7PY United Kingdom
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