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
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 - 16:00 West Berkshire Museum and Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:00 Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 18:00 - 21:00 Newtown Road Cemetery
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

News updates

A toilet at last!
Just in time for last rehearsal

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)
Joseph ALLINES 19 April 1905 5 months 5 Bartholomew Place
Richard ARCHER 19 April 1902 47 6 Winchcombe Place
William  AYRIS 19 April 1881 60
Harriet Mary BANNING 19 April 1913 49 Stroud Green
Sarah BOWDITCH 19 April 1879 80
Harry BOWLES 19 April 1883 54
Mary Ann BULL 19 April 1876 62
Evangeline DAVIS 19 April 1943 86 30 Greenham Road
Tom HUGHES 19 April 1919 61 Snaith'
Alfred Ernest JUDD 19 April 1872 5
John LANGTON 19 April 1901 78
Alice MAY 19 April 1905 46 33 Belmont Road,
Retty Elizabeth MILLER 19 April 1873 4 weeks
David George MITCHELL 19 April 1916 75 4 King John's Almeshouses,
Stephen NORTH 19 April 1929 78 5 Priory Road
Frederick PIPER 19 April 1901 10 The Isolation Hospital
John William ROSLING 19 April 1940 75 Caerhays, Station Road
Mary Ann STEPHENS 19 April 1943 77 43 Boundary Road
Robert TASKER 19 April 1873 88
Rose Caroline THOMAS 19 April 1879 5
Mary TRUEMAN 19 April 1875 68
Cornelius WHITE 19 April 1876 78
Letitia Laura WILLIS 19 April 1870 2 months

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