A full service community in the Heart of Skunks Misery!
Welcome to Newbury's online community! Here you will find information on a range of services that we provide including business directory, community services, events and much more!We may be small in population but we are big in heart! The many community events, local services and the pride taken in all it has to offer, make Newbury a place to stop and appreciate. Centrally located in the heart of the Four Counties area, and only 10 minutes from the 401, Newbury is close to Sarnia, London and Chatham and all points in between.
Newbury is a great place to live! With a strong commitment to the community and its preservation, this family routed village continues to grow and prosper. Home to Four Counties Health Services, several family doctors and located close to primary and secondary schools, you couldn’t ask for a better home for your family.
Come out and enjoy one of our events or shop from one of our successful businesses, or just come for a cup of tea or coffee at one of our local coffee shops and take a walk through our park. You are always welcome, and who knows, maybe you’ll stay!
The History of Newbury
In 1973 when Newbury was celebrating it's 100th year of corporation, Bessie Hurdle, being the oldest living person who was born in Newbury was asked to record some of Newbury’s history.
The following are some points of interest from her booklet: If you wish a copy of the booklet please send a self addressed stamp envelope to the Village of Newbury, Box 130, Newbury, ON., N0L 1Z0.
Newbury’s beginning coincided with the construction of the Great Western Railway built in 1851. It was known as Ward’s Station until 1854 when a post office was established and was renamed Newbury after a village in England. Most of the residents came from England or Northern Ireland.
Robert Thompson registered the first plan of subdivision in the Village and as well was the first post master. The earliest available minutes of council are dated 1882. It was noted that in the early years Newbury had a flourmill, seven hotels, two doctors, three churches, one school, a library, town hall, basket factory, and fire hall. Gas was installed in the Village in 1953.
Newbury still houses several businesses, three churches, the W. Bayne Library, a fire hall, the Royal Bank (1961), Royal Canadian Legion Branch 583 (1960), the Newbury Services Office that holds the municipal office and the postal outlet. In 1967 Four Counties General Hospital was proudly opened to the public and in 1972 the Newbury Medical Clinic was also opened. Dr. Coulby, Newbury’s orthodontist opened his office in 1995.
In 1872 the population was recorded at 750 residents. Today Newbury’s population is 439 but moving towards a large predicted increase due to sewer and water services and its ideal location. Newbury is approximately a one-hour drive east to London and Talbotville and one and a half-hour drive west to Windsor. It is situated about 10 minutes south to Highway 401 and about an hour north to Sarnia. Newbury has a quiet rural atmosphere with many urban services offered. If you can’t find in Newbury it is only a short distance away. Once you have visited Newbury you may find it inviting to relocate here.
Thinking of moving to The Village of Newbury? The Municipality has 4 residential lots left for sale and 1 commercial lot. Contact Betty Gordon at 519-693-4941 for more information. There are many other privately owned lots also for sale. Please contact the local realtor for this info.
The Village Council meets monthly, find out more here.
Use the Business Directory just like the yellow pages.