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 […]

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 […]

Last Man Standing – the Local Defence Volunteers – 9 January 2023

A TADS talk by Dale Johnson Monday 9 January 2023; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU Dale will talk about talk about the Local Defence Volunteers (LDV) before it become known as the Home Guard. The Home Guard was set up […]

Commonwealth War Graves Commission – 16 November 2022

A TADS talk by Andy Day   Wednesday 16 November 2022; 8.00 pm at St Paul’s Church, The Green, Tadley   An illustrated talk on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.   The full write-up of this talk is in the December 2022 TADS Newsletter Share this page

Whiteknights – from family estate to university campus – 19 October 2022

Join us for a TADS talk by Ian Burn. Wednesday 19 October 2022; 8.00 pm at St Paul’s Church, The Green, Tadley An illustrated talk on the history of Whiteknights Park in Reading, from the late 1700s through to the present day. The talk will start with the […]

The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst – 21 September 2022

A TADS talk by Richard Anderson Wednesday 21 September 2022; 8.00 pm at St Paul’s Church, The Green, Tadley   Richard will talk about the history of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS),  where all officers in the British Army are trained to take on the responsibility of […]

Flying the Vulcan Bomber – a personal perspective 8pm Wed 21st April 2022

“Flying the Vulcan bomber.” Wed April 21, 2022, 8 PM St. Paul’s Church, The Green, Tadley Join us for a fascinating  online talk on the Vulcan bomber by Squadron Leader Joe Marsden, Joe’s talk will concentrate on the Vulcan – illustrated by photos and film clips to show […]

Memsahibs and their Servants – 8pm 18th May 2022

A TADS talk by Jenny Malin Join us to discover the very first memsahibs to set foot into India in 1617 and how a fair amount of hoodwinking by these ladies enabled them to travel out to the East Indies at a time when the East India Company […]