It was first mentioned in history in 1241.
Today, it is noted for its history - especially as the location of the First Battle of Newbury, woodlands, pubs and brewing, and historic church.
People Born in Theale
Theale in People's Lives
James McAvoy: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie X-Men: First Class.
Michael Fassbender: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie X-Men: First Class. We filmed on location at Englefield House.
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 2011, to film scenes of the movie Great Expectations, in which I played the villain Magwitch.