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Soapbox challenge raises over £6,000 for charity

12 amateur drivers raced their homemade soapbox machines through Englefield Park on Saturday, September 8th 2018, to raise money for the Royal Berks Charity.

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Englefield Charitable Trust supports tranquil oasis at the Royal Berkshire Hospital

A beautiful and peaceful new garden in memory of Sir William Benyon has officially opened at the Royal Berkshire Hospital for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy.

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Theale Parish Council agrees proposals for land for new primary school

The Englefield Estate has for generations helped to provide the community with high-quality educational and recreational facilities.

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Teams unite at Englefield Estate for Bupa Challenge 2018

The Englefield Estate opened its grounds in 2018 to Bupa for their annual Bupa Challenge event, which saw teams of Bupa people, clients and business partners of the company take part in a team building event across the Estate.

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Major investment into redevelopment of farm shop ‘Cobbs at Englefield’

A joint retail venture between the Englefield Estate and Cobbs Farm Co. has seen a major investment into the redevelopment and expansion of farm shop ‘Cobbs at Englefield’.

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Berkshire Scouts brave the bog to forge path through Englefield Estate woodland

Scouts from Burghfield have lived up to their reputation as stalwarts of the community, while proving that a little mud doesn’t do anyone any harm, by helping to transform an impassable swamp in the Englefield Estate woodland into a path.

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Berkshire student awarded first ever Englefield Award

Students from Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) celebrated their achievements at their graduation ceremony last week, with a number of students receiving special awards. Amongst the accolades was the inaugural Englefield Estate Award – sponsored by the Englefield Estate – awarded to a student who had shown a special dedication and commitment throughout the year.

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Englefield Estate Head Gardener Sue Broughton judges Best Kept Village Garden

I was very pleased to be invited to take part as a judge for Englefield’s annual Best Kept Village Garden competition, which is part of the annual Englefield Flower Show, having viewed the event last year.

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Village prepares for Englefield Flower Show and Five A Day Market Garden Open Day

The Englefield Flower Show and School Fete is taking place at 2.30pm on Saturday, July 14th at the Englefield Primary School playing field, while a family open day is being held at the village’s Five A Day Market Garden between 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

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Hospital garden created in memory of Sir William Benyon

Englefield Estate gardeners have been putting the finishing touches to a courtyard garden at the Royal Berkshire Hospital which has been transformed into a colourful haven for patients, their families and staff.

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Englefield Estate becomes a countryside classroom for hundreds of schoolchildren

Hundreds of schoolchildren from primary schools across Berkshire were given the opportunity to learn first-hand about their surrounding natural environment at Countryside Days for Schools held at the Englefield Estate.

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Fans from around the globe were among 1,000 visitors at huge Aston Martin display at Englefield Estate

Aston Martin enthusiasts from around the world gathered at Englefield Estate for the 19th annual Bonhams Aston Martin Sale last weekend, which included James Bond’s vehicle from the film GoldenEye.

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Music legends to take to the stage at Englefield Estate this summer

Music legends Sir Tom Jones, Madness and Il Divo are warming up for a weekend of summer concerts being staged in the grounds of Englefield House near Theale, West Berkshire in July.

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James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 to go on show at Englefield Estate

This June, Englefield Estate will host the vehicle that helped to create one of the most memorable car chases in the entire Bond film franchise: with 007 (Pierce Brosnan) behind the wheel, the Aston Martin DB5 featured in the opening scene of 1995 film GoldenEye chasing villainess Xenia Onatopp in her Ferrari F355 around the balmy Monaco hills. Onatopp was subsequently seduced by the Bond – the art of seduction being the other thing synonymous with the spy.

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Lightning Seeds To Support Madness Stately Homes Tour

Alt-rock band Lightning Seeds will support Madness when they perform at Berkshire’s Englefield House this July. Madness are headlining at the historic venue on their Stately Madness Tour as part of the new UK-wide concert series Summer House Sounds.

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Michael Ball to join Il Divo as special guest on this summer's 'Castles And Country' tour

Multi-million selling global superstar Michael Ball will join Il Divo, the world’s most successful classical crossover act as special guest on six of the group’s forthcoming UK shows. The Il Divo ‘Castles & Country’ tour will visit breathtaking venues across the UK for a magical evening of exquisite live music.

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Forget-Me-Not-Walk raises over £22,000

More than 500 people joined the Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent hospice team at their Forget-Me-Not-Walk on Sunday 13 May. The event took place at Englefield Estate, Theale.

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‘Meet the Kings and Queens of Spades’…Englefield Estate gardener featured in Express newspaper

Englefield Estate gardener Ryan Colbourne was one of three gardeners to be included in the Express newspaper’s weekend feature on the rising trend of millennial gardeners.

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Search and rescue dogs train at the Englefield Estate

Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs have been putting their hounds and humans through their paces during training sessions in the Englefield Estate woodlands.

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Gardeners look forward to more Thyme Together at Englefield’s Five A Day Market Garden

A weekly community garden project for the over-60s will restart this April following a successful funding bid. Thyme Together, launched by Englefield’s Five A Day Market Garden last year, was created to provide both experienced and novice gardeners over the age of 60 with the opportunity to learn more about gardening in a social and informal environment.

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Thousands of visitors expected to enjoy family run Englefield Estate farm’s annual lambing open days this spring

Amners Farm is expecting to welcome thousands of visitors to its annual lambing open days this spring. The Englefield Estate farm is primarily a hay production enterprise for the equestrian market, but for two weekends a year the Webber family opens up their farm up to the public so they can share in the joys of lambing season.

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Aston Martin Owners Club hosts its Spring Concours 2018 at Englefield Estate

Englefield House will host hundreds of historic and iconic motor cars in a weekend spectacle open to the public this summer. The Aston Martin Owners Club will be celebrating the iconic British marque with the 19th annual Bonhams Aston Martin Sale on 2nd June and the club’s Concours D’Etat taking place on 3rd June.

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Tom Jones announces six live dates at stunning UK venues

Music legend Tom Jones is taking his sensational live show to magnificent stately homes and historic UK locations this summer, and will be at Englefield House on 8th July.

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New project coordinator for Englefield’s Five A Day Market Garden

A popular not-for-profit community market garden has a new project coordinator at its helm. West Berkshire resident of 40 years, Yvonne Redgrave has taken over from Pam Goddard, who founded the Five A Day Market Garden initiative in 2009. 

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Madness announce 2018 summer tour 'Stately Madness'

Music fans will get the chance to go One Step Beyond this summer as Madness announce an exclusive four-date tour of UK stately homes and a castle, including Englefield House.

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Englefield Estate backdrop for true story film Breathe

Released in October 2017, Breathe is a visceral but joyful biopic about an upper-class Englishman whose life, and that of his devoted wife, was turned upside down when he was struck down with polio aged 28, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. Englefield House and grounds provided the backdrop for the opening scene of this heart-warming true story, depicting a classic British cricket pitch in the 1950s and a couple’s first meeting.

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Englefield Estate supports superfast broadband connection upgrade

More of West Berkshire’s off-the-beaten-track residents are now benefiting from ultrafast fibre broadband thanks to the collaboration between the Englefield Estate and rural broadband specialist, Gigaclear.

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History comes to life for Primary School pupils

The history of World War II has been brought to life for students of Yattendon Church of England Primary School with a visit to Englefield Estate’s Anderson Shelter.

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Englefield House stars as Sandringham in the return of award-winning series The Crown

Englefield House will star once again in the much anticipated second series of the lavish Netflix-original drama The Crown. The show, which chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II and has enjoyed critical acclaim across the globe, will launch on Netflix on the 8th December.

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Ufton Court nominated in national awards

Every year the Ufton Court Educational Trust, which is located within the Englefield Estate, supports thousands of children through inspirational outdoor learning activities. This month, the hard work of the charity’s managing director Fiona Craig, has been recognised in a national awards scheme.

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Il Divo return to UK in summer 2018 for 'Castles and Country Tour'

Il Divo, the world's first and most successful classical crossover group, will tour the UK in summer 2018 with a spectacular ‘Castles & Country Tour’, visiting beautiful stately homes and castles across Britain.

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Rural Surveyor becomes fully-fledged member of RICS

After a rigorous two-year certification process, the Estate’s rural surveyor Andrew Rowland has proved he’s an expert in his field, becoming a fully-fledged member of the prestigious Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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Life’s an adventure playground!

It’s great to see these youngsters enjoying their new adventure playground at Englefield Primary School.

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Englefield 10K run raises more than £4,500

Hundreds of runners have helped generate much-needed funds to support some of Reading’s most vulnerable residents.

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Project teaches Scouts about woodland management

Dozens of young Scouts are learning about the woodland management cycle as part of a creative project taking place amid the trees on the Englefield Estate. The latest stage of the collaborative project between the Beaver and Cub Scouts, the Estate and chainsaw wood sculptor Nick Speakman, has involved the creation of a wooden beaver sculpture and bench overlooking the Benyon Inclosure lake.

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Englefield's connection with Roman Emperor unearthed

Rare evidence of a connection between one of the Roman Empire’s best-known rulers and rural Hampshire some 2,000 years ago, has been unearthed by archaeologists.

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National education award for Countryside Days

Englefield Estate’s annual “Schools Days” for primary schools across Berkshire has received a prestigious national award for the fourth year running.

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Englefield hosts annual Teddy Bears' picnic

This classic nursery rhyme was brought to life when dozens of children from Silchester Church of England Primary School descended on the woods on the Englefield Estate for their annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

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Soapbox Challenge raises £8,000 for Royal Berks Charity

On Saturday 19th August, 16 homemade vehicles of all shapes and sizes took park in the inaugural Royal Berks Charity Soapbox Challenge on the Englefield Estate.

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Beavers and Cubs embark on woodland project

Dozens of Beavers and Scouts are learning about the woodland management cycle as part of a creative initiative taking place on the Englefield Estate.

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Flower show hailed a great success

Hundreds of people gathered to enjoy this summer’s Englefield Flower Show and School Fete. This year's event was hailed a great success with visitor numbers and entries to the flower and produce show up by 50 per cent.

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Englefield hosts gathering of Britain’s leading estates

At the end of June, the Englefield Estate was very proud to host 25 representatives from Britain’s leading estates for their annual summer conference.

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Englefield Charitable Trust awards new grants

For over 50 years, the Englefield Charitable Trust has been supporting charities, causes and projects in and around Berkshire. Established in 1968 by Sir William Benyon, the Trust continues to reflect his broad philanthropic outlook.

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Chris Tarrant helps raise funds for children's charity

More than £45,000 has been raised for Swings and Smiles through a quiz night held at Englefield House and hosted by television entertainer Chris Tarrant OBE on Saturday 1st July.

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Annual Englefield Flower Show and School Fete

The Englefield Flower Show and School Fete will be held on Saturday 15th July 2017. The event starts at 2.30pm and will take place on the field of Englefield Church of England Primary School.

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De Beauvoir Association Party in the Park

The Englefield Charitable Trust is proud to be supporting the De Beauvoir Association Party in the Park, now in its 13th year. On Saturday 8 July from 2pm-5pm, families will gather in De Beauvoir Square in East London, to enjoy an afternoon of sports, crafts and games

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Prince’s Trust event raises funds for young people

A clay pigeon shoot on the Englefield Estate parkland has raised an impressive £29,000 to improve the futures of disadvantaged young people.

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Estate becomes a countryside classroom

Around 2,000 school children from primary schools across Berkshire gathered for the 20th annual Countryside Days for Schools at the Englefield Estate. Pupils from 44 schools visited the giant outdoor classroom for a two day, hands-on learning experience, designed to help them understand more about the countryside.

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Flagship fundraiser held at Englefield

Quintessentially Foundation chose the Englefield Estate for the second year running to stage its flagship charity event, raising over £270,000 for Walking with the Wounded and Dallaglio Rugby Works.

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Estate insight for Reading University students

A dozen first year real estate and planning students from Reading University learned about the complexities of running a large estate on a recent field trip to the Englefield Estate.

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Our values

As a long established family-owned business, our history shapes the way in which we manage the Estate today. Our Values are our guiding principles and have always been at the heart of how the Englefield Estate operates.

Englefield Charitable Trust

For almost 50 years the Englefield Charitable Trust has supported a range of charities and good causes which include education, the arts, social welfare, health, conservation and the armed forces.

Englefield Village

Englefield Village sits at the heart of the wider Englefield Estate. It is a vibrant community incorporating a range of housing, businesses and community organisations.