Blog entries for History

The Green Dragon

18th Oct 2017
History research is rarely straightforward or easy, problems and mysteries creep up all the time and that is one of the delights, trying to solve a...

The name of Thatcham

8th Oct 2017
The name of Thatcham has long been thought to come from a Saxon Chief called Tace who set-up his village, ham, here. Thus creating Tace's Ham which...

The Plough

27th Sep 2017
As the Plough goes to auction this week I thought it would be good to do a potted history of the pub.

Long lost Cold Ash pubs

20th Aug 2017
Many will know of pubs that have disappeared recently in Thatcham and surrounding areas, sadly many though soon forget. See my previous posts for...

The oldest Thatcham pub

28th Jul 2017
At many of my local history talks I will get asked "which is the oldest pub in Thatcham?" Is it the Chequers? Is it the Kings Head? Let us assume...

Reputed manor of Henwick

2nd Jul 2017
Was Henwick a manor? One question I get asked and it is complicated. In short yes there is a Henwick manor, but should there have been one?...