Nick's Blog: 2012

Family Tree Charts (part 2)

This is the second post on family trees, if you missed part one then pop back and read it here. To continue with the different type of Family Tree charts that I have been experimenting with

Thatcham Then and Now Launch

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 Bookshop will be present to sell the books. This is the second history book I have been involved with writing, but the first one that I have done on my own!

Family Tree Charts (part 1)

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 standard boring looking charts that most programs spurt out, I would try and create something more interesting. So here are my attempts, and some thoughts.


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.

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 postcards to use, others have provided invaluable information on some aspects of the history.