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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...

Is Thatcham Britains oldest inhabited settlement?

4th Mar 2018
Not everyone who lives or works in Thatcham knows that this Berkshire town lays claim to being Britain’s oldest inhabited settlement. Indeed it is an...

Thatcham Church

15th Feb 2018
It is believed that a place of worship was erected on the site of St. Mary's church during the 7th century AD. This would have been a wooden...

Thatcham Historical Society

6th Feb 2018
Most know I love my local history and that I have been involved with Thatcham Historical Society for some time. I have been involved since 1999 and...

Chamberhouse Castle

14th Jan 2018
Many historic buildings are hidden in plain sight. For example Thatcham House, Thatcham Farm, Monks Chambers and Crown House are all historic...