The Annual General Meeting of the Thatcham Historical Society on Monday (30th January) was crammed with enthusiastic members. Chairman Dr Nick Young thanked the members for the continued support of the society and fellow committee members for their hard work in promoting and organising events over the past year. Nick reviewed the events of 2011 highlighting the number of events which had taken place.
The society exists to promote an interest, not only in the local history of Thatcham and district, but also in historical matters in general.
A large audience gathered tonight, 18th October, to listen to Richard Fleet’s talk “50 years in space.” Richard showed some examples, from the 1940’s onwards, of what we though space may be like, some now seem quite strange, others were clearly very optimistic. Some of the early spacecraft were shown including Vanguard and Sputnik. The race to put a man in space was won by the Russians when Yuri Gagarin entered orbit in 1961. The race to get to the moon was then on!
Join herbal historian Julie Wakefield, for this in-the-field foray into Sandham’s plants and their hidden histories. In this guided meander through our beautiful wild flower orchard she will share this vast knowledge, showing us how to identify and use – as well as the traditions and folklore behind - the plants we find on our way.
Event will commence at 11am and continue till approximately 3.30pm
Two levels of ticket are available –