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Listed buildings

9th Nov 2017
Being an historian I am well aware of listed buildings and thought it would be interesting, having dabled with QGIS and Tilemill, to see what the...

Thatcham: In the beginning

3rd Nov 2017
I have been writing, on behalf of Thatcham Historical Society, articles for The Local Buzz magazine. Once they have been published for a while I...

The Green Dragon

18th Oct 2017
History research is rarely straightforward or easy, problems and mysteries creep up all the time and that is one of the delights, trying to solve a...

The name of Thatcham

8th Oct 2017
The name of Thatcham has long been thought to come from a Saxon Chief called Tace who set-up his village, ham, here. Thus creating Tace's Ham which...

The Plough

27th Sep 2017
As the Plough goes to auction this week I thought it would be good to do a potted history of the pub.

Hiking Footwear

11th Sep 2017
I have been planning to write reviews of footwear for a long time. So finally here we are! I will do a round up of some of the ones I have had, sorry...