Blog entries for Thatcham

Thatcham history tour

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

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...

Newbury, a worldwide phenomenon

19th Mar 2017
The name of a settlement can reveal so much about the history of a place. Newbury for example comes from "New Burgh", a new market town created in...

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...

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...