Blog entries for July 2017

The oldest Thatcham pub

The oldest Thatcham pub

At many of my local history talks I will get asked “which is the oldest pub in Thatcham?” Is it the Chequers? Is it the King’s Head? Let us assume Thatcham includes Cold Ash, Ashmore Green, Colthrop and Crookham. The answer really depends on a number of factors. Firstly remember the age of the building …

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Amiga USB Floppy: a rethink

Amiga USB Floppy: a rethink

I have made progress on the Amiga USB Floppy project (see original post) with an original Amiga FDD plugged in and basic control done. That is control only, I have not read anything yet. I will upload the code to GitHub and post about it. I wanted to take small steps rather than rush, and as …

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Reputed manor of Henwick

Reputed manor of Henwick

Was Henwick a manor? One question I get asked and it is complicated. In short yes there is a Henwick manor, but should there have been one? Background Thatcham was a manor but in the late 13th century, it is thought, a charter of incorporation was granted making a borough. Thus there were two manors. …

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