Blog entries for History

Thatcham Remembers

12th Nov 2018
The Great War, or the First World War, now being 100 years old lasting from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918 has been celebrated by many and so 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
I have been writing, on behalf of Thatcham Historical Society, articles for The Local Buzz magazine. So here is a copy of another one of the articles:

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...

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...