• Newbury Then and Now

    Newbury Then and Now

    Many people now know about my book “Thatcham Then and Now” that was published in 2012 by The History Press. Well there is now another one, "Newbury Then and Now" that I have written. It should be on the shelves the week commencing the 12th August 2013.  W.H.Smith and Waterstones in Newbury...


  • Heartstart Thatcham's First Beat!

    Heartstart Thatcham

    Anyone who reads my blog, knows me or reads the local press will know I have been trying to set-up a Heartstart Scheme in Thatcham. Well that has now, after a year, happened.


  • Adventures with an Arduino

    Arduino UNO

    I got an Arduino to play with Christmas 2011, but barely played with it. During 2012 I have become more interested in medical research, well health generally, especially after watching some of the research shown at TEDMED. So I decided last summer to put the two together, buy a Pulse Sensor and do...


  • Thatcham Then and Now Launch

    Thatcham Then and Now

    Many people now know about my book, “Thatcham Then and Now.” It is set to launch later this week at an event on 26th July 2012, 7pm at Frank Hutchings Community Hall in Thatcham. I am giving a short talk at the launch, presenting a few of the books to certain people and then Thatcham Family...


  • Family Tree Charts (part 1)

    The Mount's of Thatcham

    Family history is, and has been, a growing hobby for a long time for a great many people. For the Peter Allen Memorial Lectures this year, 2012, we decided to focus one talk on Family History, although almost every talk notes various well known locals. As such I thought rather than producing the...


  • Nick's guide to photography

    Mark and Laura's Wedding, Cornwall, 2011. Photograph by Nick Young

    This is the first of what I hope to be an ongoing series on photography. The aim is to provide a series targeted to all, beginners and the advanced based on what I have learnt and the techneques I use. Before we start, let me give you a short background about myself. Ignoring photography for a...



I have been getting numerous emails about spam sent by nickbits.co.uk. Firstly, I do not send spam and do everything I can to avoid getting it. However, it does appear that someone out there is using my email as a reply-to address. This does not mean that I sent it, just that who ever sent it...


Dec 1, 2008

Curriculum Vitae

I left my job recently and have been updating my CV.  If you are looking for someone to set-up a website (Drupal, WordPress, or other), want some programming undertaking, IT consultancy, research, etc. please take a look at my CV, which you can find at: Emurse; LinkedIn; Freelancers.net;...


Nov 24, 2008

My Photography Site

I am preparing a new site to act as a portfolio for my photography. The website address will be nickpics.co.uk. The plan is to have the following content:


Nov 8, 2008

New servers

For anyone who has been trying to access this site for the last 24 hours (7 - 8 November), I apologise. For various reasons I have had to change my hosting provider and I have chosen one that is UK based. Will tell you who I am with once everything has finished being trasferred. The site was...


Nov 8, 2008


Several people have asked me what happened to the gallery of images that I had with photographs for sale. Well I still have a gallery of general photographs, however, with the photographs for sale I decided that I would create a seperate site, which is still under development. I sell some of my...


Sep 4, 2008

BTS and services

I have been working on a new version of the BTS website using Drupal. The site uses a complete custom theme, which will be released on Drupal next month for all to use. The site has been designed to be comliant with XHTML 1, CSS 2.1 and will be WAI compliant as well. Any suggestions, problems or...


Aug 21, 2008