The Hungerford Historical Association

Welcome to the website of the Hungerford Historical Association.

Established in 1979, the HHA is one of the
best supported groups in the town,
and has about 200 members.

This website is all about the HHA itself.
To explore more of Hungerford's wonderful history
visit the Hungerford Virtual Museum.

What's on?

Our monthly meetings are attended by about 60-130 people. Follow this to see the current program of meetings.

How can I join the HHA?

The HHA has about 200 members. Follow this to see all about membership and how to join.

The next meeting:

The next meeting of the HHA is on Wednesday 22nd May. We are honoured to welcome as our speaker – Col Piers Storie-Pugh, OBE, TD, DL. Piers will be speaking on “The Chindit Operations in Burma 1943-44”. He had kindly been invited by our past Chairman Daphne Priestley.

Piers served in both the Regular and Territorial Armies; commanded the 6th/7th Battalion The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment and was then appointed Deputy Commander 2nd Infantry Brigade in the rank of Full Colonel.

He set up Remembrance Travel for the MoD in 1985 to enable war widows to visit their husbands’ graves overseas.; he then wrote the blue-print for the MoD/Big Lottery initiative ‘Heroes Return’ for veterans. He has travelled extensively in their role, from Belgium to Burma, The Somme to Singapore – and of course to Colditz where his father was a PoW from 1940-45. Many of you will remember that Piers spoke to the HHA in September 2017 about “Escaping from Colditz”.

He was Chief Executive of the ‘Not Forgotten Association 2011-16, a tri-service charity for the wounded founded back in 1920. From 1994-1998 he was the Reserve Forces Representative of the Control Board of the Army Benevolent Fund.

He is a UK representative to the Anglo-French Thiepval Project on The Somme (and worked with our late past HHA chairman Clive Priestley on this project).

He is Deputy Lieutenant for Great London with a responsibility for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. You can see that he has a vast experience of “things military” and the voluntary sector and has made several films on topics about which he gives talks.

We are honoured that he will be speaking on “The Chindit Operations in Burma 1943-44”

Chindit column Operation Longcloth

“The Chindit Operations in Burma 1943-44” - Col Piers Storie-Pugh, OBE, TD, DL

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 7.30pm.

Corn Exchange, Hungerford

Visitors Welcome: £4.00 (at the door)