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

Reception & History of religion in Thatcham

Reception & History of  religion in Thatcham
Date: 
Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm

A reception with local civic dignitaries, where people can share their memories of Peter and of Thatcham’s past. After the reception, local historian Bill Butler will present a talk on the history of religion in Thatcham.

  • 26th May 2012,
  • 6.30pm (Reception)
  • 7.15pm (Talk)
  • St. Mary’s Church, Church Gate Thatcham, RG19 3PN

Political Thatcham

Political Thatcham
Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 10:30am - 12:40pm

Thatcham Town Mayor, Lee Dillon, will talk about the history that councillors have played in our past. Some of the more notable members will be discussed in detail. The second talk, presented by local historian John Trigg, looks at the Mount family and their progression from Thatcham to Downing Street.

  • 19th May 2012, 10.30am - 12.40pm
  • Memorial Hall, Brownsfield Road, Thatcham, RG18 3AG