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Camp Hopson Hungerford

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Peter Donaldson
Camp Hopson Hungerford

Within the county of Berkshire lies the quaint and pretty market town of Hungerford. It’s a place with which we’ve built of a long-standing relationship; in fact, our fondness for this area, as we go to and fro doing our removals, is boundless. We’re delighted that we’re the town’s favourite choice for removals work and it’s with pleasure that we move happy clients in and around the area. Hungerford’s a mere 67 miles from London, and also no great distance from Salisbury, Newbury and Marlborough. It’s well connected, with a railway station that’s on the London-Exeter route. You can board a train at Waterloo and be here in no time at all. Two significant rivers run through the town and they are the River Kennet and the River Dun. 

Although Hungerford isn’t mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086), it can be traced back to at least 1173. By the end of the 14th century, the place was overseen by John of Gaunt. Not long after, the ennobled Hungerford family were in the driving seat, although they subsequently moved to Wiltshire.

In more recent times, Hungerford has gone through difficult ordeals but today it has emerged as lovely as ever. There’s a thriving food festival and a well-attended and well-liked literary festival, too. There’s a bustling and respected antiques scene here – particularly useful if you’re making a house-move and want the kind of understated beauty that only antique furniture can provide. Stroll down Bridge Street, sometimes dubbed the ‘Bond Street of Berkshire’ and you’ll find the most upmarket part of the Hungerford shopping scene. There’s a department store bringing together some of the best independent retailers in the area and, at the Bear Hotel, you can take a break for lunch or coffee. This street is an absolute haven of interesting must-visits, including Bridge Street Antiques, Angela Knight Lingerie, Styles Silver, William Cook Antiques, and the car dealership, Peter Stirland Ford. For people about to tie the knot and enter a phase of marital bliss, Miss of Hungerford can provide wedding dresses possessed of an utterly exquisite charm. This year, on the 17th of December, Hungerford will host a special late-night shopping event, so let’s all mark that date in our diaries right now.

But if consumerism isn’t your bag, then the area is also renowned for the beautiful walks you can set out on in the nearby countryside. Visit www.hungerford.co.uk to find out about that and much, much more.