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Ham Mill or Mills?

26th Nov 2017
Thatcham once covered a much larger area than it does today (a future post will detail the changing boundary) and until the 20th century Ham Mill was...

Love teaching?

23rd Nov 2017
There is no doubt teaching is a rewarding experience. I am going to generalise and when I say teaching in this article I am including not only...

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...