The English Civil War Soldier

27 May 2020

English Civil War equipment

On 29th June Alan Turton was due to give his Social History of the English Civil War Soldier to the Thatcham Historical Society.  Sadly this talk is now cancelled, but we hope Alan will be able to visit the Society at a more favourable time. Until then, here is a brief piece which we hope will whet your appetites for …

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New site & living history

26 April 2020

Thatcham Broadway

We hope everyone is well and getting plenty of history research done during the current crisis. Our chairman outlined at our AGM in January the aims we hoped to achieve during 2020. One of the aims was to refresh our website which as you can see we have now achieved. Some of the content has …

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Meetings suspended

12 March 2020

Meeting suspended

The committee have decided, as a precaution to the outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), to keep members and the public safe that we suspend our series of speaker meetings. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We will post any news here, or feel free to give us an email.  Once it is safe to do so …

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Interpretation panels unveiling

15 July 2019

Thatcham Town Council are delighted to invite members of the public to the unveiling of its two new heritage interpretation panels exploring the rich history of the town. The Town Council’s Heritage Working Party launched their commemorative blue plaque scheme in 2018 with the inaugural plaque unveiled on the Kings Head Public House, commemorating its …

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The Plough

1 June 2019

The Plough Pub

The Plough Pub was the topic of a few enquiries at a recent event. The building is believed to date to 17th century with 19th century additions and a few 20th century too. It is a listed building. The earliest mention we have so far of the pub is to an Edward Farrow in 1795, …

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