Railways in Victorian Berkshire – 12 February 2024

A TADS talk by Richard Marks Monday 12th February 2024; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU The railways came to Berkshire in the middle of the nineteenth century and according to history changed everything and created huge growth in the local […]

The Versailles Treaty: failure or folly – 11th March 2024

A TADS talk by Colin Oakes Monday 11th March 2024; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU The Versailes treaty of 1919 ended the war against Germany, but it is also seen as a great folly. It is more than 100 years […]

500 Years of the Vyne, Basingstoke – 8th April 2024

A TADS talk by Claire Tilson Monday 8th April 2024; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU The Vyne has been home to lords and ladies for over five centuries. Through the years it’s hosted Tudor kings and queens, been the home […]

General Brock and the Maiwand Lion – 13th May 2024

A TADS talk by Mike Cooper Monday 13th May 2024; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU The Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens, Reading commemorates a battle fought in Afghanistan in 1880. The lion is posed in snarling defiance to the north […]

The Great Train Robbery – 10th June 2024

A TADS talk by Tony Keep Monday 10th June 2024; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU Tony Keep is a volunteer guide at the Thames Valley Police museum, Sulhampstead. He retired from Thames Valley Police as a Chief Constable in 1995 […]

Stratfield Saye House – a virtual tour – 8th July 2024

A TADS talk by Michael Aris/Richard Bennett Monday 8th July 2024; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU This will be a return visit to TADS by Michael Aris and Richard Bennett who have previously given talks on the life and campaigns […]

The Complete History of Thatcham – 9th September 2024

A TADS talk by Dr Nick Young Monday 9th September 2024; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU From the earliest finds of the Stone Age to the Romans, Saxons and the present day. The second of a two – part talk […]

Welcome to my World – Butler to the Royal Family

A TADS talk by William French Monday 8th January 2024; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU William joined the Royal Navy at 15 where he was trained as a chef but then moved on to become a No. 1 Steward.  Later […]

Building Spitfires Without a Factory – 13 November 2023

A TADS talk by Alan Matlock Monday 13 November 2023; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU Alan Matlock of The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust tells the story of how the Supermarine Spitfire factory in Woolston was destroyed by the Luftwaffe, and […]

The Windsor Chair – 9 October 2023

A TADS talk by Stewart Linford Monday 9 October 2023; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU Stewart Linford’s passion for woodwork started at school, he studied furniture making and wood science at High Wycombe College in the early 1970s. His final […]

Thatcham in Old Photographs – 11 September 2023

A TADS talk by Dr Nick Young Monday 11 September 2023; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU Thatcham is truly an ancient town with archaeological finds covering every period from the Palaeolithic over 12,000 years ago, right up to today. Thatcham […]

‘Day to Day Costs’ of WORLD WAR 1 – 10th July 2023

‘Day to Day Costs’ of WORLD WAR 1 – 10th July 2023 A talk by TADS historian Roy Larkin Monday 10th July 2023; 8m, at Baughurst and Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU This is a replacement for the scheduled Livery Companies of London […]

Duke of Wellington his Life and Service – 12 June 2023

A TADS talk by Richard Bennett and Prof John Missenden Monday 12 June 2023; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU The talk will capture the Duke of Wellington’s life from his birth in 1769 to his state funeral in 1852. Inevitably the […]

A Walk through Tadley – 13 March 2023

A TADS Project Group talk Monday 13 March 2023; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU Join the TADS Project Group on an illustrated virtual walk along the A340 through Tadley, from Dix Hill to the site of The Falcon public house. […]

All Things British – Eccentrics Heroes and Tea – 13 February 2023

A TADS talk by Susan Howe Monday 13 February 2023; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU Hear about the 19th century Dean of Westminster Abbey who barbecued bumblebees and cooked moles in batter to serve to his guests; unlikely heroes, such […]