Deserted Medieval Villages

25 September 2022

Henwick Manor Farm, c.1899. By Miss Thompson

Guest post by Ray Hopgood. Most people’s first contact with a Deserted Medieval Village (DMV) is seeing one referred to on an OS map. If the site is visited, then there will be little to see except humps and bumps in the ground. The first and obvious question asked is “why did these villages disappear?” …

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Her Majesty The Queen

8 September 2022

Her Majesty The Queen,

We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, the UK’s longest reigning monarch. Our thoughts and sympathies to the Royal Family at this sad time.

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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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