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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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Restarting talks (September)

13 September 2021

Thatcham Historical Society

Due to various things beyond our control we are unable to hold a face-to-face speaker meeting for September, instead we will continue with an online talk for this month. We do hope to be able to arrange with all parties to be able to start again with face-to-face meetings in October. We will of course …

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The Broadway

24 July 2021

At the top of the Broadway near where the millennium monument stands today once stood the Whipping Post, Stocks and a Maypole. The maypole eventually became unsafe and in c.1865 was removed. Like many towns Thatcham had at least one set of stocks and whipping post with the last person to be placed in the …

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Local history month

1 May 2021

For those who do not know May is Local history month. The society has previously taken part in this with a fact a day for the whole of May. A few of those facts: During the 1880’s there were about half a dozen smithies in the parish, probably the largest was that of Charles Wheeler …

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