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The society exists to promote an interest, not only in the local history of Thatcham and district, but also in historical matters in general.
A guest post from Ray Hopgood. The intention of this article is not to narrate the causes or events of late 1830 in South West Berkshire which subsequently became known as the “Swing Riots”. These disturbances which had swept across Southern England are more than amply covered by articles on the internet, but especially in…