Thatcham Historical Society

Genealogy and the Baily family

Genealogy and the Baily family
Speaker(s): 
Alf Wheeler
Speaker(s): 
Sue Broughton
Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 11:00am - 1:15pm

The Peter Allen Memorial Lectures for 2011 held its second event earlier today (14th May) where over 40 people gathered to hear two talks given by local historians Sue Broughton and Alf Wheeler.

Thatcham in stone & metal

Thatcham in stone & metal
Speaker(s): 
Malcolm Langford
Speaker(s): 
Chris Ellis, Wessex Archaeology
Date: 
Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 11:00am - 1:15pm

The Peter Allen Memorial Lectures for 2011 launched earlier today (7th May). Thatcham Town Mayor, Lee Dillon, launched the event with a short speech:

Civil War comes to Thatcham

Earl Rivers Regiment. Photo by Nick Young
Speaker(s): 
Christopher Scott
Speaker(s): 
Earl Rivers Regiment
Date: 
Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 11:15am - 1:15pm

Due to various events in April, Thatcham Historical Society was unable to hold their normal Monday evening speaker meeting. Instead we held a special Civil War event on Saturday 16th April.

The first of the two part event saw author Chris Scott present "The First Battle of Newbury." Chris noted that Newbury was the crossroads of Southern England. It is know that the royalists were camped in Victoria Park, however the town supported the Parliamentarians and did not want the Royalists camped nearby.

Wallingford: Burgh to Borough Project

Judy Dewey talking to members of THS.
Speaker(s): 
Judy Dewey
Date: 
Monday, March 28, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

A large audience gathered tonight, 28th March 2011, to hear Judy Dewey presenting “Wallingford: Burgh to Borough Project.” Judy started with a little background about the town itself, noting that Wallingford, apart from originally being part of Berkshire, is an Anglo-Saxon settlement and has, or rather had, a Castle with a motte and bailey.

A history of Thatcham & Newbury in photographs

A history of Thatcham & Newbury in photographs
Speaker(s): 
Dr Nick Young
Speaker(s): 
Tony Higgott
Date: 
Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 11:00am - 1:15pm

A two part talk presented by Dr Nick Young and Tony Higgott. The first part will give an overview of Thatcham’s past in old photographs and postcards. This will be followed with a talk doing the same with Newbury.

Location: Thatcham Memorial Hall, Brownsfield Road, Thatcham, RG18 3AG