Tadley and District History Society (TADS) was founded in 1984 for people with an interest in local social history, and in the broader scope of history and natural history.

Monthly evening talks are held, starting at 8.00 pm, on the third Wednesday of each month (except August) at St Paul’s Church Hall, Tadley RG26 3PB.

Annual subscription to the society, due in January each year, is £12.00; £2.50 per meeting for visitors.

This website contains information about TADS activities. Information is also published in our monthly newsletter.

Tadley and District History Society is a member of Hampshire Archive Trust and the British Association for Local History


February 2015

TADS World War I exhibition publicity poster

The need to commemorate those men who lost their lives in World War I was keenly felt throughout the nation in the lead up to the anniversary of the outbreak of war last year, and no less so than in Tadley. On 27 September 2014 TADS held a World War I Memorial Exhibition in Tadley Community Centre which was hugely successful.

TADS were congratulated not only for honouring those 31 men who are named on the Tadley memorial but for the quality of their presentation.

By November 2015 the society aims to add to the exhibition the profiles of the six Tadley men whose lives were lost in World War II. This will again form part of the Remembrance Day service, so forming another important part of Tadley's history.

We would be pleased to hear from anyone who feels they have something to contribute to our current research on the lives of those World War II men named on the memorial.

Stanley Bowman
William Percy Barlow
Frederick Broadhurst
Frederick Walter Carter
Harry Stacey Kite
Gerald Hamilton Webb

TADS would be delighted to receive information and photographs relating to any aspect of the Tadley Memorial and it's history.

email: tadshistory@gmail.com; tel: 0118 970 1578; post: 5 Church Road, Pamber Heath, Hampshire RG26 3DP.

Page updated: Friday 10 July 2015.
Review date: 1 December 2015.