Platinum Jubilee Exhibition

16 April 2022

Platinum Jubilee

Thatcham Historical Society, in conjunction with the Old Bluecoat School, will be holding an exhibition to mark the Platinum Jubilee. We will have a selection of materials covering the local history and timelines to show the Queens reign with history during that period. The event will take place from 2nd to 5th June at the …

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Prehistoric Thatcham

4 February 2022

Moor Brook as it might have looked in the Mesolithic period. Photograph by Nick Young.

Most of the towns and villages of the Thames and Kennet Valleys have histories, which are full of interest, but few can boast a story either as long or as fascinating as the history of Thatcham. Long before people appeared, animals – many now extinct – roamed the landscape and their remains sometimes emerge from …

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Happy New Year 2022!

11 January 2022

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. Normally we would welcome you to the New Year face-to-face but with the recent spike in Covid infections we have made some changes to the programme (see our events page) with the first talk of the year being online and our …

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Face-to-face talks resume

30 November 2021

Face-to-face talks resume.

With additional precautions in place including mask-wearing, social distancing and good airflow we have managed to hold two face-to-face meetings this year. Dunkirk Our October speaker meeting, the first face-to-face speaker meeting held since February 2020, was presented by Sue Ellis on the topic of Dunkirk. It was noted that although everyone says Dunkirk the …

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Restarting talks (October)

5 October 2021

A talk on Thatcham during 1968.

We are delighted to be able to tell you that we are able to start back with face-to-face meetings starting with the next speaker meeting on 18 October 2021. There will be some minor changes, see below, but first our lineup for the remainder of the year, to the AGM is: 18th October, The Long …

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