TADS Activities …

TADS used to keep a pictorial record of all its significant events. Here are  a few examples from the first decade of the new century:   Publication launch of Florence Davidson’s book, May 2008 __________________________________   Project group research day, October 2007 The project group collecting material for […]

1990 Talk – St Thomas’ Home for the Friendless and Fallen.

 TADS Newsletter April 2020 All previous TADS newsletters are available here Basingstoke’s House for Fallen Women by John Fisher This title conjures up all sorts of ideas and to have one in Basingstoke seems even more unlikely, but at  the TADS Meeting in September 1990,  Mr. John Fisher […]

The Passenger with Cody

William Henry Brereton Evans (29 January 1883 – 7 August 1913) Samuel Franklin Cody (6 March 1867 – 7 August 1913) was an American Wild West showman and early pioneer of manned flight. Amongst his claims to fame Cody was the first man to fly an aeroplane in Britain, on […]

Offline Births, Marriages & Deaths

Births, deaths and marriages TADS holds hard copies of births, deaths and marriages for: Church of England Tadley records from 1683, including St Peter’s, Little St Mary’s, St Saviour’s, St Paul’s. Silchester St Mary’s records from 1653. Baughurst St Stephen’s records from 1678. Pamber Priory records from 1661. Ramsdell Christ Church records from 1869. Wolverton St […]

Past Talk: “William Gill, a Victorian Explorer and Spy.”

TADS Online Talk held at 8pm on Wed 6th May 2020.   By Tony Hadland   May 2020 Newsletter – Review of the Talk   Tony’s book about William Gill is now out of print, but it may be downloaded as a pdf from Tony’s website https://hadland.wordpress.com/category/william-gill/ . […]


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Mulford’s Hill

Ever wondered who Tadley Mulford’s Hill was named after?   John Mulford was born on the 1st October 1720. His name is perpetuated in the local street name, Mulford’s Hill.  While no longer a commonly used name, the metal Mulford’s Bridge (601 616), still exists where the A340 […]

David Rose’s Photographs

David was born in Tadley in 1937 and his grandparents were Kimbers and Wests. He has a lot of family photographs from Tadley and of which a selection are reproduced here. His mother played piano for Tadley Band and has named most of the musicians in the Tadley […]

Tadley Map Day 9:30am – 3:30pm 14th March 2020

Tadley Library, Mulfords Hill, Tadley RG26 3JE   It is with great regret that concerns about COVID-19 have resulted in the last minute postponement of this event. We hope that this has not caused too much inconvenience and hope that we will see you when the Map Day […]

Quakers in Tadley and Baughurst

During the Civil War Baughurst saw local skirmishes and suffered from plundering.  After this it became one of the biggest and wealthiest Quaker centres in Southern England.  Following a visit in 1657 to Basingstoke by George Fox, the Quaker founder, James Potter of Baughurst went to prison for […]