Oliver the Musical at The Beacon

Jigsaw Stage Productions will very soon be bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life with their April 2018 production of the Lionel Bart hit show ‘Oliver’! This year the adult cast are delighted to be joined by a talented group of local children who...

Twinning trip to Germany anyone?

25 Year Celebrations of the German Twinning Association This year on  Saturday 18th August (2018) the German Twin Town of Seesen in the Harz Mountains will be marking and celebrating the 25 years Twinning Association link with the people and community of Wantage,...

Wantage Camera Club 2017

We have a new gallery of local photographs – all taken by members of Wantage Camera Club, a group of enthusiasts who – between them – use a wide range of cameras from high level DSLRs all the way down to mobile phones . The club runs a varied...

An hour in Wantage by Alastair Clunie

What’s it like to view where you live as if you were shooting it as a travel photographer? That’s the question I set out to answer in an hour in Wantage. 60 minutes, one camera, one lens and the self-set challenge to view the familiar differently. After about the same...

A friendly greeting at the gym

tfd health & fitness add 200sqm of gym floor space & 2 new studios Opened in 2004 by local husband and wife team, tfd health & fitness on Grove Business Park is a community in its’ own right, full of people who make the atmosphere inclusive, friendly...

Wantage photographer – Tom Reveley 1875-1941

One of the most well known North Berkshire photographers of the past 150 years was Tom Reveley who was an active professional photographer in the Wantage area from 1896-1941. Tom was born in Wantage in 1875 to Thomas Reveley and his wife Maria (nee’ Pring)....