• 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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  • 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 Historical Society Refresh Series

Thatcham Historical Society Redesign

I am presenting the first in a series of articles that will detail how the Thatcham Historical Society got a site refresh. Or more specifically find out about the redesign and how the PSD theme was converted to HTML. Then learn how it was converted to Drupal along with access to the source files.

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Aug 14, 2011

Freedom of Thatcham Town

Freedom of Thatcham Town (to Denison)

I was lucky enough to be involved with the "Freedom of the Town" event in Thatcham on 20th July 2011. I was asked by Thatcham Town Council if I could provide a live web cast of the event. Normally I take photographs and not video, I couldn't really say no. Besides many people had already remarked...

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Aug 13, 2011

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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Jul 12, 2011

Thatcham: then and now

Thatcham: then and now

A new look at the history of Thatcham is being written by local author Dr Nick Young, who is the current Chair of Thatcham Historical Society, has already been signed up with a publisher. It is hoped that the publication will be completed later this year and that it may be printed in time for...

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Mar 1, 2011

Upgrading to Drupal 7

So it is no secret that Drupal 7 is out, and has been worth the wait. The only snag is now I have to upgrade my themes to Drupal 7! I did start this process a while ago, but that was at a time when the API was still changing. Anyway, Now we ahve a final release and a stable API I have started to...

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Jan 21, 2011

Projects

Okay so 2011 is getting closer and still many of the projects I wanted to do this year have yet to be finished, or started in some cases. A few I have just given up on and put the domain names up for sale on sedo. I thought it would be good to plan out what I plan to get done before 2011 and what I...

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Nov 22, 2010