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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 undertaken 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.

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)
Agnes BUCKWELL 24 October 1916 73 Porchester Road,
Ben CHIVERS 24 October 1927 41 27 Jubilee Road
Elizabeth FEWTRELL 24 October 1925 46 4 Prospect Place, St. John's Road
Fanny Louisa HARDING 24 October 1874 36
Fanny Louisa HARDING 24 October 1874 36
Bessie HESTOR 24 October 1883 1
Frank JENNINGS 24 October 1903 20 Union Workhouse,
Charles Henry JONES 24 October 1910 54 Hollis House, Kennet Road
Jane MILAN 24 October 1877 57
John Sydney PAINE 24 October 1969 79 44, Howard Road
Maria Louisa PARKER 24 October 1925 79 57 Gloucester Road
Henry John PEARCE 24 October 1912 42
Stephen Ackerman READ 24 October 1936 69 3 Kennet Road
Frederick  STRATTEN 24 October 1903 70 Queens Road
Alice WILLIS 24 October 1902 36 Cromwell Place
Ursula Parr WILSON 24 October 1871 81

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