Thatcham Historical Society

Genealogy tips and tricks

Speaker(s): 
Sue Broughton
Speaker(s): 
Martin Farr
Speaker(s): 
Alf Wheeler
Date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 10:30am

Two talks are presented, one in which family historian Sue Broughton will present “Researching your Military Family History.” Sue will include several local families in the talk. In addition family historian Martin Farr will present “The Honeybun’s of Dorset.” Martin will describe this family tree, but also the pitfalls and hurdles that can occur. Alf Wheeler will also have family trees of various local families on display around the venue.

  • 12th May 2012, 10.30am - 12.40pm
  • Memorial Hall, Brownsfield Road, Thatcham, RG18 3AG

Local Railways

Speaker(s): 
David Canning
Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

A large audience gathered for tonight’s (26th March 2012) to hear David Canning talk about his lifetime in photography. David noted that from an early age he had an interest in trains and would like to be a signal man. However he started working at Boots developing and printing photographs. He did eventually manage to get his dream job working in a signal box. His photography stayed with him during this period taking photographs of the various trains, but also of everyday life.

Coastal Convoys 1939-45

Speaker(s): 
Nick Hewitt
Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

A large audience gathered for tonight’s (27th February 2012) talk on “Costal Convoys” given by author Nick Hewitt. He noted that the convoys were all about coal and that at the time, between 1939 and 1945, shipping was still a major transportation method as the road infrastructure was not really developed.

Chairman’s Address

Chairman’s Address

Firstly, I would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year. I will take a brief review of events and activities we, Thatcham Historical Society, have undertaken over the past year and what we have to look forward to this year.

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting
Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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.