Silchester Players

Silchester Players

Performing since 1976

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   Silchester Village Hall 

Our performances take place at Silchester Village Hall, Little London Road, Silchester  Hampshire  RG7 2NE.

The village of Silchester is situated in the North of Hampshire, adjacent to the Berkshire border.  It is bounded immediately by the villages/towns of Tadley, Pamber Heath, Mortimer West End, Little London, Bramley, Mortimer and Aldermaston.  The nearest major towns are Basingstoke, Reading and Newbury.  When trying to find us, we assume you are approaching from one of these major towns.

From Basingstoke

Take the A340 north from Basingstoke (signposted Tadley and Aldermaston).

At Pamber End (landmark: Queen’s College Arms on your left), turn right (signposted Bramley) and then take the first left turn (signposted Little London).

Follow this road up through Little London (landmark: The Plough on your left), down into the forest, over the stream and then up into Silchester.  On the way into Silchester, after a little twisty sequence of bends over the stream, you will see the Calleva Arms public house.  Here, on your right, you will see a telephone kiosk situated on the corner of a small car park.  This is the car park for Silchester Village Hall

From Reading

Take the A33 (signposted Basingstoke) out of Reading.  After crossing the motorway (M4) you will immediately come to another roundabout.  Take the third exit from this roundabout (signposted Grazeley).  Follow this road to its end, near Mortimer railway station (do not take the Grazeley turning).  At the mini-roundabout at the end of the road, go ahead/right (away from the station; landmark: Fox & Horn pub on your right) and follow the road up the hill into Mortimer proper.

When back “on the level” in Mortimer, (landmark: Horse & Groom pub on your left) turn left into West End Road and follow this road out of Mortimer (passing the Turner’s Arms on your right).  The road winds downhill and then steeply back uphill into Mortimer West End, where you must take the first left turning.  The road goes back down into the valley (landmark: Red Lion pub on your left) and then rises up to the edge of Silchester.  At the top, the road swings sharply to the right and then a junction is found on the left.  Beware – there are two roads leading from this turning: take the “straight” one (not the leftward road), down which you should be able to see the Calleva Arms in the distance.  Just before drawing level with the Calleva Arms, you will see a small car park (with a telephone kiosk on one corner); enter at the end by the telephone kiosk (immediately opposite a road junction on the right).  This is Silchester Village Hall.

From Newbury

Take the A4 (signposted Thatcham) out of Newbury.  Drive through Thatcham and Woolhampton until reaching Aldermaston Wharf (this may not be signposted as such).  Turn right onto the A340 (signposted Aldermaston); you cross the railway, canal and river (all by bridge) and eventually reach a mini-roundabout in Aldermaston village.

Turn left(-ish) here to follow the A340 up the hill, out of Aldermaston, to Tadley.  As the road levels out at the top of the hill, you will notice a heavily-fenced compound on its left (this is the A.W.E.).  The road finishes at a roundabout, where you must take the first exit (still the A340, signposted Basingstoke).  Following this along (with the A.W.E. fences still on your left), you will then encounter a junction complex (landmarks: a Shell Petrol Station on your left), where you must use the right-hand lane in order to bear right (follow signs for A340 and Basingstoke).  At the Give Way immediately after that turn, take the road ahead (do not continue round to the right).  A few hundred yards along this road you will encounter a staggered crossroads with traffic lights.  Turn left here (signposted Pamber Heath and Silchester).

Follow this road out of Tadley (landmark: Broomsquires pub/hotel on your right), through Pamber Heath (landmark: Pelican pub on your right) and on to Silchester.  This road, generally straight so far, then veers to the right and into the heart of the village; you will see the village green on your left and the Calleva Arms on your right when the road terminates at a T-junction.  Immediately ahead of you is an an unmetalled road and, to its left, a telephone kiosk on the corner of a small car park; this is Silchester Village Hall.