Blog entries for History

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...

My History Talks

17th Oct 2016
UPDATE 7 Feb 2017 - For the most upto date list see "My Talks" page. Always being asked to give talks on either CPR and defibrillators, see...

Shared learning: Thatcham history

2nd Nov 2014
Many will know I love my local (Thatcham) history, that I run the website for Thatcham Historical Society and have several publications on local...

Thomas Barrie, pillory, death and a ghost

14th Feb 2014
I enjoy my history research, but have to confess at the outset I have no training or qualifications as a historian. I have published three history...