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West Berkshire Community Champions 2017

4th Jan 2018
The West Berkshire Community Champions 2017 were awarded at a special presentation on 7th December 2017. The evening started with Councillor Quentin...

Dunston House

20th Dec 2017
Thatcham has been owned by many notable people although none have had a Manor house or lived in Thatcham, that is until 1722 AD.

Ham Mill or Mills?

26th Nov 2017
Thatcham once covered a much larger area than it does today (a future post will detail the changing boundary) and until the 20th century Ham Mill was...

Thatcham: In the beginning

3rd Nov 2017
I have been writing, on behalf of Thatcham Historical Society, articles for The Local Buzz magazine. Once they have been published for a while I...

The Green Dragon

18th Oct 2017
History research is rarely straightforward or easy, problems and mysteries creep up all the time and that is one of the delights, trying to solve a...

The name of Thatcham

8th Oct 2017
The name of Thatcham has long been thought to come from a Saxon Chief called Tace who set-up his village, ham, here. Thus creating Tace's Ham which...