We are often asked where you can find out more on our local history from. Documented on this page are some of those resources.


Members of Thatcham Historical Society have access to our library. Both Thatcham and Newbury libraries also have a range of local history books as well as other materials including maps.

Museums & Record Offices



  • Allen, P.,  Around Thatcham in Old Photographs, 1992
  • Allen, P., A Popular History of Thatcham, 1980
  • Allen, P., A Popular History of Thatcham, 2000
  • Allen, P., Broughton, S., Coe, D., Higgott, T. & Young, N., Thatcham: an Historic Town in a Changing World, Thatcham Historical Society & Thatcham Vision, 2009
  • Allen, P. & Hutchings, J., Thatcham in Old Picture Postcards, 1983
  • Allen, P., The Book of Thatcham: A Record of a Changing Community, Halsgrove, 2006
  • Barfield, S., Thatcham Berks and its Manors, 1901
  • Proser, A. W., Thatcham through the ages, Occasional Paper Number 2, Thatcham Historical Society: Thatcham, 1979
  • Tubb, R., Thatcham Road Names, 1991
  • Tubb, R., Thatcham 1895-1995: Through the Eyes of a Clerk, 1996
  • Young, N., Thatcham Then & Now, History Press, 2012