Friday 12 April 2024

The Angel

A former stagecoach inn.


Thursday 11 April 2024

Queen Victoria diamond jubilee memorial

To celebrate the great Queen's jubilee.


Wednesday 10 April 2024

Kennet and Avon Canal

Along the picturesque canal in Woolhampton.


Tuesday 9 April 2024

Gill Campbell Memorial Hall

Used as a club in the village. The Reverand Gill Campbell was a former curate of the village.


Monday 8 April 2024

Woolhampton

Woolhampton is a village in the south central part of the county between Newbury and Reading.

The A4 road through the village


Information
County: Berkshire
Unitary authority: West Berkshire
Population: 886 (2011 census)

The village has Saxon origins, the original name of the village was Ollavintone and may be derived from the Old English for Ridge Place. Woolhampton is located on the Kennet valley and nowadays is on the Kennet & Avon Canal. 

Woolhampton was a stop on the stagecoach route to the west known as the Bath Road. The village had a number of coaching inns but only one, The Angel, survives as a public house. Woolhampton railway station was opened in 1847, however due to the possibility of confusion with Wolverhampton (apparently!) the station was renamed Midgham in 1873, Midgham is a separate village about two miles away from Woolhampton.

Village shop