A new look at the history of Thatcham is being written by local author Dr Nick Young, who is the current Chair of Thatcham Historical Society, has already been signed up with a publisher. It is hoped that the publication will be completed later this year and that it may be printed in time for Christmas! The publication will look at a series of photographs of how Thatcham, and surrounding areas, used to look like. Alongside the old views will be photographs from today (2011). Each comparison will be documented with a description of the history and changes made over time.
Paul Lacey, a local author, has recently published a new book 'The Newbury & District Motor Services Story', which covers the complex and interesting history of local bus and coach operators in the Newbury area (including all that occured in Thatcham). The book is 224 A4 pages with 300 half-tones illustrations, route maps, fleet lists and other specialist appendices.
For those of you who enjoy historical fiction, the third book in Iris Lloyds BRON series was published last month.
We, Thatcham Historical Society, published our first journal in July 2007. The journal is planned to be a biennial publication. If you are interested in seeing your work published, then please do contact us.
The first issue of the journal includes: