Thatcham Historical Society have taken part in a few Heritage Open Days and we were looking forward to taking part again this year, 2020. Unfortunately with the Coronavirus / Covid-19 situation this was not to be.
In 2019, working with Thatcham Town Council, we were able to produce a leaflet with a map of Chapel Street and have a number of venues opened up to the public. This saw a lot of interest with people coming from far away.
The venues had a number of visitors where they could learn about the general history of Thatcham or more detail about the Old Bluecoat School and the Chapel at the cemetery. We have put this map and information on our website, Walking History: Chapel Street. We hope to be able to improve this and add to it in the future.
This year, 2020, we were looking forward to doing similar for the Town Centre. We hope to be able to do this online and / or do this is the coming year(s). If you have any suggestions of venues or history you would like to see at a future Heritage Open Day event(s) within Thatcham please do get in touch.