Free online talk: “The Colin Spickett Experiment” – 8pm Wed 15th July 2020

To join the meeting on Wednesday 15th July from this device click the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85603306299?pwd=ZHhRdDZjODhCeEFQQWc2MlVCSEx4QT09  Or login via a Zoom app with the following meeting ID and password: Meeting ID: 856 0330 6299 Password: 492537 Click here for Zoom help Tracing a family tree from first principles […]

Medieval Tadley Ring

Medieval gold ring with a blue stone dating to the late C13th-early C14th This medieval gold ring with a blue stone dating to the late C13th-early C14th was found in Tadley (location unknown). The slender highly decorated hoop is divided into many facets creating lozenge fields into which […]

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

In 2016, the Railway and and Canal Historical Society (https://www.rchs.org.uk)  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 […]

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

TADS Newsletter April 2020 All previous TADS newsletters are available here Our next meeting – Who knows when it will be? It will come as no surprise that we have cancelled all meetings for the first half of the year. Whether we will be in a position to […]

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/ . […]

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 […]

Past Talk: The Zulu Wars : End of an Era

Talk about a 19th century prince who had a lively life, so also has our Speaker Richard, the ‘galloping major’ from the song of yesteryear. He, with a sergeant major’s voice, didn’t need our microphone. Having spent some time at Sandhurst Military Academy in 1973, he had an […]

Past talk : Beer, Sausages and Marmalade;

Food, Drink, Politics and Tourism in 19th Century Oxford; City historian Liz Woolley gave a very interesting lecture,  at St Paul’s Church Hall, Tadley  on 15th Jan 2020. Liz is a full time Local Historian and specialist on Oxford. Her talk considered the provision of food and drink […]