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The oldest Thatcham pub

28th Jul 2017
At many of my local history talks I will get asked "which is the oldest pub in Thatcham?" Is it the Chequers? Is it the King's Head? Let us assume...

Amiga USB Floppy: a rethink

24th Jul 2017
I have made progress on the Amiga USB Floppy project (see original post) with an original Amiga FDD plugged in and basic control done. That is...

Reputed manor of Henwick

2nd Jul 2017
Was Henwick a manor? One question I get asked and it is complicated. In short yes there is a Henwick manor, but should there have been one?...

Henwick: Whats in a name?

3rd Jun 2017
I typically get asked about Henwick at many of the local history (Thatcham and Newbury) talks I give. Questions include where is it? Does it exist?...

Thatcham, a village or town?

1st May 2017
Thatcham became a town in 1974 and to mark the 40th anniversary I presented a talk, '40 years a town', at the Thatcham Festival in 2014. However to...

Wormstalls Charity

20th Apr 2017
Having given a few talks on the history of Newbury recently (2016/7) I find myself defending what I believe about Newbury Grammar School, or rather...