Curious facts from old Thatcham

Curious facts from old Thatcham
Date: 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Venue, date and time all to be confirmed.

Curious facts from old Thatcham, a talk given by local historians Graeme Stewart & Nick Young and is to be part of Thatcham Festival of Arts & Leisure in October 2014. This will be the last ever talk under the title "Peter Allen Memorial Lectures." All money raised will be donated, as usual, to the British Heart Foundation.

Thatcham during the Great War

Thatcham during the Great War
Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Thatcham during the Great War & the Royal Berkshire Regiment, find out what life was like in Thatcham between 1914 and 1918, find out about the Church, the people, the soldiers and much more.

Venue: Thatcham Town Council offices, Brownsfield Road, Thatcham

The pubs of Thatcham & associated trades

The pubs of Thatcham & associated trades
Date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Local historians Sue Broughton, Graeme Stewart, Bill Butler, Alf Wheeler and Dr Nick Young will present a history of the pubs of Thatcham. Associated coaching industry will be looked at as well as some of the trades such as white and black smiths. A connection between a member of the church with a local pub will be discussed and the talk will finish with a quick quiz, “Guess the pub!”

Venue: Thatcham Memorial Hall, Brownsfield Road

Archaeology of the District

Archaeology of the District
Date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Archaeology of the District

Dr Nick Young will present the archaeology of the area starting from the stone age going to the present. Malcolm Langford will be present with a selection of artefacts from his collection. Maps and photographs will show where the items were found, what they looked like and their importance.

Newbury & Thatcham, a comparison

Tony Higgott and Dr Nick Young will compare the history of Newbury and Thatcham. This will include famous locals, events, buildings and more. You can decide for yourself then which has the more interesting history!

Venue: Thatcham Memorial Hall, Brownsfield Road