From metal rods to Spitfire Production

On the 6th of May 2020  Martyn Rowlands  posted on our Facebook Group: Hi everyone, the recent ground clearance of the common near Wigmore Park has unearthed some interesting metal stakes which I assume are parts of a boundary fence. Was this part of the old airfield?   […]

Heather Mediaeval Project

  Document Archive. Heather Lawn was the lead person on the Medieval Village Project with support from Carol Steven’s, Ian burn and Neil Forde. Data from this part of the project can be found in the link above.       DH Report     How old is […]

Tadley Medieval Village Project

Document Archive   Timeline of Tadley & St Peter’s Church Archaeology Medieval Documents with mention of Tadley.  Other relevant documents inc. Heather’s research St Peter’s Church Portway Significance Medieval Village Research (Heather) Hampshire Archivists input Maps and Lidar Role of detached Villages Conclusions   Introduction Tadley is designated […]

Does anybody remember the “1944 Air-Crash” in Tadley?

In 2016, the Railway and and Canal Historical Society (  published:  “Occasional Paper 2nd Series No. 336 – The Tadley Mustang“   The paper refers to an air-crash near Tadley in 1944 during WWII. A Mustang aircraft crashed almost vertically into the ground, It has never been fully […]

VE Day 75th Anniversary

VE Day – 8 May 1945 Life in Tadley during World War II Wartime memories of Tadley The Americans in Tadley during World War II   Tadley War Memorial – World War II 32 Leading Steward W P Barlow 33 Ordinary Seaman S Bowman 34 Aircraftman 2nd Class […]

Ebook about RMS Titanic

This ebook was given to TADS during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown by the author Rupert Matthews, an established public speaker, school visitor, history consultant and author of non-fiction books, magazine articles and newspaper columns. Rupert thought that TADS members might like to have a PDF copy of his […]

Photos of Tadley

Photos of Tadley, was a sister website that had over 600 photos of Tadley from the early 1900s through to the present day underwent a review in Autumn 2014 and  unfortunately, became unavailable to the public. TADS is in the process of reconstructing the contents of site at […]

Jimi Thatcher Photos

Jimmy Thatcher – local photographer The photographs displayed here were taken by photographer James ‘Jimmy’ Thatcher (1851- 1941) who lived the latter part of his life in New Road, Tadley. Assisted by one of his daughters, Amelia, he toured the lanes with his tripod strapped to the crossbar […]

TADS balloon logo ?

For many miles around Tadley people refer to this village, with a knowing smile, as ‘Tadley God Help Us’, Why? Many years ago a balloon made an unplanned descent in a clearing in Pamber Forest. The occupants of the balloon asked of a small group of forest workers, […]