• 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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  • Family Tree Charts (part 1)

    The Mount's of Thatcham

    Family history is, and has been, a growing hobby for a long time for a great many people. For the Peter Allen Memorial Lectures this year, 2012, we decided to focus one talk on Family History, although almost every talk notes various well known locals. As such I thought rather than producing the...

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  • Honoured with a Gold Civic Award

    Photograph by Paul Young

    In February/March 2011 I got a letter from Thatcham Town Council saying I was to be awarded a Gold Civic Award for my work in promoting the town. To say this came as a suprise would be an understatement. There are few things like this that I get that I feel I deserve. Anyway, it is something I am...

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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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Jul 21, 2012

Family Tree Charts (part 1)

The Mount's of Thatcham

Family history is, and has been, a growing hobby for a long time for a great many people. For the Peter Allen Memorial Lectures this year, 2012, we decided to focus one talk on Family History, although almost every talk notes various well known locals. As such I thought rather than producing the...

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May 17, 2012

Aperture

Camera Lens by Nick Young

Getting started in photography can be mind boggling with all the different terms. Over the next few posts I will show and describe some of the terms used. First up is “Aperture.” In simple terms this controls the amount of light getting into the camera and the area of focus.

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May 10, 2012

Thatcham and Newbury History

Thatcham and Newbury History

I started and finished writing my latest history book in 2011 entitled “Thatcham: Then and Now.” The book was sent to the publishers, The History Press, and is now being printed ready for a July 2012 release. Many local people and organisations have loaned or even given the author photos and...

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Apr 22, 2012

Past, Present and Future

Past, Present and Future

A little lat in getting here but my review of 2011 and look at what has been happening and will happen in 2012, both with the website and my activities.  So lets get started.

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Feb 20, 2012

PSD to HTML/CSS: Part 3

Sample node

In part 2 we looked at the basic HTML structure for the desired theme. This time we will add some content, finish it in part 4 and start to style the in part 5. Before we start styling it is a good idea to add some dummy content to the document. The thumbnail image on the left (click on it to get a...

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Jan 4, 2012