Blog entries for Thatcham

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...

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...

Heartstart trainees are shocked!

22nd Apr 2014
I have reported before about Heartstart Thatcham, another on of my projects. I have a fantastic team that support and run the training. We were set-...