Blog entries for History

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...

Newbury 365 launched

17th Nov 2015
A new history book, Newbury 365, was launched at West Berkshire Museum on Saturday 14th October 2015. The book, written by Dr Nick Young, details at...

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...