I gave another Thatcham history tour on 24th April 2017 to members of Thatcham Historical Society.
Local historian, Dr Nick Young, led a group of 22 people around Thatcham on Monday 24th April 2017. The tour started from Church Lane where the history of the URC, British School, Monks Chambers and the Priory was discussed. A brief look at the St Mary's Church took in some of the construction and people as well as a nearby moated site. The tour then looked at the Broadway where Saxon settlement and some historic road names were discussed. Moving along the A4 the Nine Shilling Houses, Dinky Stores and more were talked about. The tour ended at the Old Bluecoat School where the group were treated to home made cakes and refreshments. Nick will be leading more tours later in the year.
I often give talks and tours on local history (see here for details). A few bits of advice I generally give people at these events, look up at buildings and you will see their history more easily, the first floor and roof lines for example are often giveaways.