Blog entries for Newbury

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...

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...

Newbury, a worldwide phenomenon

19th Mar 2017
The name of a settlement can reveal so much about the history of a place. Newbury for example comes from "New Burgh", a new market town created in...