New Heritage Book

Published: 28 April 2021

Since the arrival of the railway in 1840, Pangbourne has been an important shopping centre for the local area. By the time of the Second World War, many of the shops had been in the same families' hands for generations,but since 1949 there have been more than 300 separate shops and businesses in the village .

The recent history of Pangbourne's shops is the culmination of several years' work by the Pangbourne Heritage Group. Drawing on the memories of local people and archival sources, this book offers fascinating insights into the changes that trades, shops and businesses of Pangbourne have undergone over a period of 70 years.