Blog entries for History

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?...

Henwick: Whats in a name?

3rd Jun 2017
I typically get asked about Henwick at many of the local history (Thatcham and Newbury) talks I give. Questions include where is it? Does it exist?...

What next?

18th May 2017
What are you going to post about next? Keep getting that question. There are a number of topics, I have more on my Amiga USB project, more on...

Thatcham, a village or town?

1st May 2017
Thatcham became a town in 1974 and to mark the 40th anniversary I presented a talk, '40 years a town', at the Thatcham Festival in 2014. However to...