National History Month

Peter Allen Memorial Lectures 2011

Peter Allen Memorial Lectures

The Peter Allen Memorial Lectures (PAML) first took place in 2010 to as a tribute to the late Peter Allen, to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (in memory of Peter) and as part of National History Month. The event was going to be a one of, however, during the planning and more so during the event, it became apparent that it may well become an annual event. During the event, many visitors and the Mayor said "this is going to be an annual event, isn't it?"

History Month Fact 31: Population

The population of Thatcham was just 250 people in 1066. In 800 years (1801) it increased to 1,995. The population then started to explode increasing first to 2,981 in 1901 and presently stands at 23,000.
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History Month Fact 30: Methodist Church

The Methodist Church in Chapel Street was established on its present site in 1834, enlarged in 1880 and has subsequently had other extensions.
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History Month Fact 29: Monkey Marsh Lock

Monkey Marsh Lock is a restored turf-sided lock, one of only two originals left on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
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History Month Fact 28: TRTS

Sydney Ashman and Wilfred Street saw an opportunity for business and together they formed Thatcham Road Transport Services (TRTS) in 1921.
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