Blog entries for May 2018

Thatcham Market Cross

Thatcham Market

I have been writing, on behalf of Thatcham Historical Society, articles for a local magazine. So here is a copy of another one of the articles: There was a market in Thatcham which is believed to originate between 1100 and 1135, perhaps earlier. At this time Thatcham was classed as a town and by 1304 was also …

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Women in history

Despite so much history being written much is still male dominated, even in local history. However women have played a vital role in the development of Thatcham. Below are just a few of those women described briefly. I will go into more detail at a later date. Lady Francis Winchcombe Many in Thatcham will know …

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