• Getting into LoRaWAN

    LoRa seems to be getting everywhere and I recently found I needed to remotely monitor some items. Nothing major, temperature, light level and possibly a few switches. There would be more to these units which will record locally and where possible relay via the internet. Some units have no or...

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  • Newbury 365 launched

    A new history book, Newbury 365, was launched at West Berkshire Museum on Saturday 14th October 2015. The book, written by Dr Nick Young, details at least one historical event that took place on each day of the year. The book covers every day events, the English Civil War, murder and much more. For...

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  • Making a difference

    Making a difference

    This year, 2014, has been chaos. I will post a full review in a later post but recently I have been reminded that what I do in the community makes a difference. In 2011 I had the honour of being presented with a Gold Civic Award for my community work, namely my involvement with Thatcham Historical...

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  • Newbury Then and Now

    Newbury Then and Now

    Many people now know about my book “Thatcham Then and Now” that was published in 2012 by The History Press. Well there is now another one, "Newbury Then and Now" that I have written. It should be on the shelves the week commencing the 12th August 2013.  W.H.Smith and Waterstones in Newbury...

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  • Heartstart Thatcham's First Beat!

    Heartstart Thatcham

    Anyone who reads my blog, knows me or reads the local press will know I have been trying to set-up a Heartstart Scheme in Thatcham. Well that has now, after a year, happened.

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  • Thatcham Then and Now Launch

    Thatcham Then and Now

    Many people now know about my book, “Thatcham Then and Now.” It is set to launch later this week at an event on 26th July 2012, 7pm at Frank Hutchings Community Hall in Thatcham. I am giving a short talk at the launch, presenting a few of the books to certain people and then Thatcham Family...

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Getting into LoRaWAN

LoRa seems to be getting everywhere and I recently found I needed to remotely monitor some items. Nothing major, temperature, light level and possibly a few switches. There would be more to these units which will record locally and where possible relay via the internet. Some units have no or...

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Apr 22, 2016

Newbury 365 launched

A new history book, Newbury 365, was launched at West Berkshire Museum on Saturday 14th October 2015. The book, written by Dr Nick Young, details at least one historical event that took place on each day of the year. The book covers every day events, the English Civil War, murder and much more. For...

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Nov 17, 2015

Updates soon

It has been 10 months since the last post! Why? Simply not had the time, been busy with Heartstart Thatcham, various events in Thatcham, Newbury and West Berkshire. I continue to run various websites for others including Headley Tyres, Thatcham Festival and several others. And there has been a lot...

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Oct 11, 2015

Making a difference

Making a difference

This year, 2014, has been chaos. I will post a full review in a later post but recently I have been reminded that what I do in the community makes a difference. In 2011 I had the honour of being presented with a Gold Civic Award for my community work, namely my involvement with Thatcham Historical...

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Dec 2, 2014

Shared learning: Thatcham history

Shared learning: Thatcham history

Many will know I love my local (Thatcham) history, that I run the website for Thatcham Historical Society and have several publications on local history. It still amazes me just how many queries we get from local school children (or rather the parents) when the shared learning comes around. It is...

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Nov 2, 2014

Heartstart trainees are shocked!

Trainees placing AED pads on a casualty and ensuring area is clear prior to deli

I have reported before about Heartstart Thatcham, another on of my projects. I have a fantastic team that support and run the training. We were set-up in May 2013 although the first public training session was not until August 2013. So we are reaching another milestone soon, but have already made...

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Apr 22, 2014