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Population of Thatcham

4th Oct 2018
The population of Thatcham is a common topic at many local history talks. So in this post we will take a brief look at the population statistics. The...

Bandera Summer Review

7th Aug 2018
So Back in April I posted (see this post) my initial thoughts on the Hi-Tec Bandera Lite WP. They have now been in use since March and so I thought i...

Mills of Thatcham

2nd Aug 2018
I have been researching many areas of the history of Thatcham, farms, pubs and so on. One that fascinates me is that of the mills. I wrote about one...

Doctors Orders

28th Jun 2018
Getting medical help is relatively easy with the NHS but what did we do before this revolutionary service? Two of the earliest doctors of the village...

Thatcham Market

30th May 2018
There was a market in Thatcham which is believed to originate between 1100 and 1135, perhaps earlier. At this time Thatcham was classed as a town and...

Women in history

3rd May 2018
Despite so much history being written much is still male dominated, even in local history. However women have played a vital role in the development...