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Berkshire Heritage Fair

27 July 2022

Berkshire Heritage Fair

Berkshire’s first ever online heritage fair takes place on Saturday 6th August – for those with Berkshire ancestry, those who live in Berkshire and those interested in Berkshire’s rich history. There are two sessions – morning and afternoon – and you can sign up for one or other or even both. And it’s FREE. This …

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The Jubilee Exhibition

8 June 2022

An overview of the exhibition.

Thatcham Historical Society in partnership with the Old Bluecoat School held an exhibition from 2nd to 5th June 2022. This was to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a remarkable achievement. There were three sections to the exhibition; first there was information about the Queen and events that have happened during her reign, next …

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Digital History Trail for Thatcham

26 April 2022

A QR Code sign for the history trail.

The Thatcham Town Council Heritage Working Party recently launched the towns first Digital Heritage Trail. The group wanted to create a more interactive way of connecting with local history, encourage people to get out and about and thus the idea of a QR trail came about. There are a series of panels dotted around the …

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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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