Blog for 2017

My Heartstart Thatcham

13th Mar 2017
Anyone who reads my blog will know I am involved with the local community. I have worked with, and/or continue to do so, Thatcham Historical Society...

The Castle & The Spotted Dog

6th Mar 2017
There are two pubs today up at Cold Ash, The Castle and the Spotted Dog. I am ignoring the Sun-in-the-Wood in Ashmore Green and will come to that in...

Amiga USB Floppy

28th Feb 2017
I have now dropped all previous hardware (i.e. Arduino, LoRaWAN, Raspberry Pi, etc.) projects. Few seem to be progressing, most have been surpassed...

The Kings Head

13th Feb 2017
It is not known when the King’s Head first served the public although it has been suggested it dates to the reign of King Charles I. I have a big...

Thatcham Pub History

7th Feb 2017
I have a number of local history books I am researching and writing. These are all based on Thatcham including Cold Ash, Ashmore Green and Crookham...

Did Thomas Barrie keep his ears?

3rd Feb 2017
Two years ago I wrote a post “Thomas Barrie, pillory, death and a ghost” the story of a Donnington almsman who allegedly spread false rumours that...