Welcome to the web site on the Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery.

The Friends were set up in association with Newbury Town Council to help restore the cemetery to its former glory after it was closed in 2000 on health and safety grounds. In the subsequent years, the Friends have unertaken may tasks including assisting with nature surveys and providing information and pictures for display boards.

We are also undertaking a full memorial recording programme to ensure that the information on all the memorials is preserved on the web site where everyone can access it.

Our History Research Group is actively searching through old documents and certificates to try and find out as much as possible about every single person buried there.

If you wish to join the friends or have any information about people buried here, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

If you wish to visit the cemetery, it is open daily (except Christmas Day) between 10am and 3pm.


Dates for your Diary.

The dates listed below are special events being run by The Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery.
For more information, please go to the events page.

Event Date Time Location
Monday, October 23, 2017 19:30 - 21:00 Riverside Community Centre Main Hall
Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:00 - 12:00 St Nicholas Church Hall

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Aerial view of the cemetery

This is a zoomable image taken by the RAF in 1950. Note that the now demolished dissenter's chapel is still present in this picture. You can also see the temporary building used for St. John's Church following the bombing in 1943.

Reproduced here with kind permission from the copyright holder © English Heritage. NMR RAF Photography


Where is the Cemetery?

You can use the map below to locate the cemetery in relation to the A339 that runs through the centre of Newbury.

The Cemetery is the long vertical space in the centre of the map between Newtown Road and Old Newtown Road.

A Postcode on Newtown Road to get you there using your Sat-Nav is RG14 7BT.


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We remember them...

On this day the following people were buried in Newtown Road Cemetery.
An asterisk (*) by the date means that the date of death has been used as we do not have a precise date of burial.

Name Date of burial Age at death
(if known)
Abode (burials only)
William John BELCHER 20 September 1930 70 25 Salcombe Road
Newbury
George BOSLEY 20 September 1870 66
Newbury
Elizabeth CLAYTON 20 September 1880 75
Newbury
William COOK 20 September 1875 10 months
Newbury
Sydney FEWINGS 20 September 1875 1
Newbury
Annie HAMBLIN 20 September 1873 2
Newbury
Edith Kate MOSS 20 September 1880 6 months
Newbury
Harry PALMER 20 September 1884 60
Newbury
John James PURCHELL 20 September 1918 54 Newbury Infirmary
Newbury
Charlotte QUELCH 20 September 1878 71
Newbury
Elizabeth Alice TODD 20 September 1939 94 Somerset
Tickenham
John Ambrose VEALE 20 September 1915 7 Isolation Hospital
Joseph WALKER 20 September 1905 60 1 Highgate Villa's, Queens Road,
Newbury
George Alfred WHITE 20 September 1929 66 Wharf House
Newbury



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