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.

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
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 19:30 St Francis de Sale Church Hall
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 19:30 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2018 19:30 - 22:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2108 10:00 - 16:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel

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"There’s gold in them thar hills”

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)
Edith Mary BAILEY 24 September 1979 80 9, Hanover Mead, Glendale Ave., Wash Common
Martha COOK 24 September 1906 83 3 Alexandra Villas
Alberta May COPAS 24 September 1946 63 "Felled Oaks" Brighton Road
Marion COUNT 24 September 1954 98 1 Porchester Road, Newbury
Ann CROSSMAN 24 September 1946 85 92 Queens Road
Mary Elizabeth CULLINAN 24 September 1930 44 Royal Berkshire Hospital
Martha Mary EMBRO 24 September 1903 68 Gloucester Road
William Winstanley HALL 24 September 1877 7
Maria Wells JACKSON 24 September 1869 11days
Evelyn May KING 24 September 1913 1 Derby Road,
Thomas Archer KING 24 September 1874 56
Emily Sarah KNAPP 24 September 1958 83 8 Blenheim Road, Newbury
William LAUGHARNE 24 September 1908 42 Union Workhouse
Albert Edward PEARCE 24 September 1902 15 days Northcroft Lane
James PHILLIPS 24 September 1910 28 Canbridge Hospital
Mary Ann PORTSMOUTH 24 September 1878 41
Penelope PORTSMOUTH 24 September 1879 41
Arthur James SHINGLETON 24 September 1880 6 weeks
Gwendoline Avis Louisa STUBBS 24 September 1921 3 months Kennel Cottages

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