Blog entries for History

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...

Thatcham history tour

26th Apr 2017
I gave another Thatcham history tour on 24th April 2017 to members of Thatcham Historical Society.

Wormstalls Charity

20th Apr 2017
Having given a few talks on the history of Newbury recently (2016/7) I find myself defending what I believe about Newbury Grammar School, or rather...

St Luke's or St Mary's?

29th Mar 2017
Most towns have a place of religious worship, a church or chapel for example. Thatcham is no different and Kemp1 suggested that Thatcham might have...

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...