Berkshire Oxfordshire boundary on Sonning Bridge

Future Events:

  • Village Show &
    Heritage Open Days Walks
    11, 12 & 13 September 2014
    meet in the churchyard near The Bull at 2pm (booking essential)

  • Berks Garden Trust AGM with Autumn lecture, 3 October
    at The Barn off Bech Rd, Purley on Thames at 7.30pm

  • Hurst History Walk 12 Oct
    Please note that the timings are slightly different from those published in Bridge, they are:
    2:30 Presentation in the church
    3:00 Visit the Almshouses
    3:15 Visit the bowling green
    3:30 Light refreshments
    4:00 Tour of St Nicholas

  • AGM & Dinner
    will be held on Saturday 22nd November 2014



    Third Bridge Petition
    The recent floods have underlined the desperate need to build the bridge connecting the A329M to Caversham. An online petition supporting the Review called for by Rob Wilson, MP, can be found: HERE


    Executive Meetings 2014:

    In the St.Sarik Room at 8:00 pm on these Wednesday Evenings:

    October 22nd
    December 10th


    Welcome to the website of the Sonning & Sonning Eye Society!

    We are a civic society committed to:

    • Promoting high standards of planning and architecture in Sonning and Sonning Eye;
    • Educating the public in their geography, history, natural history and architecture; and
    • Securing the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic, natural or public interest in the two villages.

    The Planning & Traffic Panel contributes effectively to planning, environmental and highways consultations, offering considered views on issues affecting both sides of the river. We are fortunate to have found so many people who have been willing to give freely of their time on behalf of our Society.  The Panels also welcome new members to share in the work.

    The Society, through the Education Panel and the Social Committee, provides a varied programme of events, which members and non-members alike support very well. Our talks and walks have ranged from Thames Watermills through biodiversity to brick making.  Full details of future events are advertised in "Bridge", the quarterly newsletter of the Society.

    Currently the Society is actively engaged in:

    • Village Voices, a project designed to capture our oral history; and
    • Assisting Sonning Parish Council in preparing a new Conservation Area Assessment
    • Preparing a short illustrated architectural and historical guide for publication

    New members are always welcome.  Membership is open to everyone who cares about the villages and their surroundings.  We think you might want to join if you are interested in:

    • Our many excellent buildings;
    • High standards of planning and architecture;
    • The natural environment and the effects of traffic; and
    • Geography, history and architecture.

    The Society’s website is brought to you by the Education Panel and contains news about our activities, details of forthcoming events and useful links. Comments and suggestions about items for inclusion should be addressed to the Panel via

    Recent Updates:

    The Austen Connection
    March 2014

    Swan Upping 2013

    Jubilee Photo Competition

    Planning & Traffic Panel
    Panel Update and Meeting Schedule


    Current Activities:

    Sonning Conservation Area



    Our book is launched!

    Results of the
    Jubilee Photographic Competition