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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...

Hi-Tec Bandera

5th Apr 2018
My Hi-Tec Hillside boots have finally had it, parts on the bottom have completely worn out. Not bad, they have lasted 2 years and been through a lot...

Thatcham Road Names

2nd Apr 2018
History is all about us with one often overlooked piece of evidence being in the road and field names. Many of the modern road names have an historic...

On foot, a review

12th Mar 2018
Back last September I wrote a post (see here) about some of the footwear I have had over the last few years. I mentioned I have largely stuck with Hi...