A packed room greeted Dan Allen on 19th October for his talk entitled “The Colonels' Lady and Judy O'Grady.” The talk looked at Women in the Victorian Army around the dates of 1850 to 1915. Dan described this as 35 years of research and a lifetime obsession.
Thatcham Historical Society
William Morris was born on 24th March 1834 and died 3rd October 1896 and many people today fail to recognise just what a great man he was. Tonight’s talk (28th September 2009) by Dr Lois Pihlens uncovered the true extent of his accomplishments.
When William Morris was born, Britain was an industrial nation and a premier workshop of the world. However, Britain was losing its craftsmanship’s and starting to produce poorer products. A few people wanted to change this and William Morris was one of those.
A new publication on Thatcham’s heritage was launched on the evening of the 10th October 2009 at the Frank Hutchings Community Hall. The publication is a direct result of a study that was instigated by the late Peter Allen under his role as the Thatcham Vision Project Manager and has been undertaken jointly by Thatcham Vision (www.thatchamonline.net) and Thatcham Historical Society (www.thatchamhistoricalsociety.org.uk). Sadly Peter passed away in May and the whole team ha
A packed room greeted Michael Arris tonight’s (29th June) for his talk entitled “Duke of Wellington's Country House at Stratfield Saye.”
It was noted that there were several people with the same title, Duke of Wellington, lived or had connections with Stratfield Saye, but that the talk would concentrate on the first Duke of Wellington, Field Marshall Arthur Wellesley. The First Duke, also known as the Great Duke, was born in 1796 and died in 1852.