Upcoming Events

Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019 - 7:00pm

Organiser: The Newbury Society

A follow-on from the History Duel last year. Once again, Dr David Peacock and Dr Nick Young go head to head in a duel, pitching their wit and knowledge against each other to decide which town - Newbury or Thatcham - has the most important historic buildings. Come and support your town.

Tickets £8 each to include a drink and nibbles. Tickets available on application to Mr Graham Smith - see attached application form. Forty tickets per town available.


Date: Monday, 28 January 2019 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Thatcham Historical Society

Come along to Thatcham Historical Society's AGM and learn about the work of the Society and the 2019 programme of talks. Membership costs £10 per person, and entitles you to free entry to all the talks.

The AGM starts at 7.30pm in the Sixth Form Common Room at the rear of the school. Bring along finger food for refreshments afterwards, drinks are provided by the Committee.


Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm


The renowned Thatcham based historian, Dr Nick Young, will reflect on the Cold War and its impact locally.Following the talk hot drinks and cakes from the era will be available in the cafe.

Tickets £8, booking via the website www.greenhamtower.org.uk

Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - 2:00pm

Organiser: Newbury District Field Club (NDFC)

Talk by Jane Burrell, one of Newbury's local historians.

Following the 2019 AGM, the Newbury District Field Club has moved, and the lecture programme will now be held in the Cloth Hall upstairs at the West Berkshire Museum (fully accessible). Talks will take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, apart from July and August when there will be a summer break. There will no longer be a regular series of evening talks, but rather more afternoon talks.

The talks are free to members, non-members £3.

Date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Ed Cooper returns by popular request to give a more detailed account of the work he diirected to convert the land from Base to Common in the late Nineties. 

Doors open at 7pm and the talk is from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Cafe available serving hot and cold drinks and cake. 

Tickets £5 available from the website: www.greenhamtower.org.uk

Date: Monday, 25 February 2019 - 7:30pm

Organiser: Thatcham Historical Society

Military historian Alan Turton gives a talk on Henry VIII's restored warship 'The Mary Rose'.

Members free, Visitors £2. Membership for the year is £10. Refreshments after the talk. All welcome.

The Sixth Form Block where the Common Room is located is at the rear of the school buildings. 



Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Organiser: Berkshire Family History Society (BFHS)