The History of Blood Letting – Talk by Dr. Tim Smith

TADS Meeting 19th June 2019 Talk by Dr. Tim Smith, Retired Consultant Anaesthetist; Curator, Royal Berkshire Medical Museum   Leeches. Some shudder at the thought of them. The Amazonian ones grow to3 feet (92 cms) in length. The smaller European medicinal leech – Hirudo medicinalis – has been […]

Tadley War Memorial Project

As part of the national commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, TADS members researched the names of the men listed on Tadley War Memorial. An exhibition displaying research on the 31 men from World War I listed on the memorial was held […]

History of TADS

Tadley and District History Society (TADS) held its inaugural meeting on 21 November 1984 in St Paul’s Church Hall, Tadley. This meeting was arranged as a result of the considerable interest shown in old photographs of local people and places and in illustrations borrowed from AWRE Aldermaston (Atomic Weapons […]

Missing “Tadley Roll”

During the Coronavirus lockdown you may have been one of the many who cleared out the loft space or that cupboard in the spare room. Did you find a long roll of paper approximately 3ins ( 8 cms) high, yellowed and faded with age on which were coloured […]

Previous talk: “The Colin Spickett Experiment”

Tracing a family tree from first principles by Mark Bowman. Mark Bowman has been working on his own family history since 1968, and now has over 16000 people on his family tree. He has been helping others trace their ancestry at the Reading Family History Centre since 2009. […]

Archaeology

    Bronze age Strip Found in Tadley (see British Museum) Object Typestrip Museum number2014,8014.1 DescriptionGold strip. A single fragment of beaten sheet metal of rectangular shape with one surface decorated with 10 finely incised and very straight grooves. The other surface is plain and relatively flat and smooth, […]

Member Only Book Repository

Books from the internet 1905 Hampshire by J Charles Cox L.L.D, F.S.A This 1905 book  is a concise (321 page) listing of the most interesting facts about the natural features, history, archaeology and architecture of Hampshire. The Fee tail and the common recovery in medieval England 1176-1502 Fee […]

Churches

References in Fact and Fable Priories etc Pamber Priory, 20, 34, 42, 43, 51, 55, 82, 91, 94, 95, 103, 104, 117, 144 St Swithun’s Priory, 43 Diocese, 43, 113, 114, 118 Churches Aldermaston Methodist Church (591 621), St Catherine’s Church, Wolverton, 112, 113, 148 St Mary the […]