The Wren Churches of London – Lance Whitehouse 8pm 16th Feb 2022

Join us for a fascinating talk: a tour of the Wren Churches in the City given by Lance Whitehouse, Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Bakers. After the Great Fire of London in 1666, Christopher Wren was instructed to design and rebuild 51 churches in the city. He […]

COVID response

TADS meetings at St Paul’s Church Now that the COVID restrictions are relaxing, the committee looks forward to seeing you at normal, face-to-face TADS speaker meetings to be held in the church. However, we ask that you observe the following guidelines in order to keep everyone as safe […]

Perils of Bell Ringing

On Christmas morning 1903 , about five minutes to eleven, just before the divine service, a churchwarden at Silchester Church, found to his cost, that Church bells can pose an unexpected threat to life. The Hants. and Berks. Gazette described the incident as follows; A serious accident occurred […]

Tour of Reading University Campus

Called “An Historical Tour around the University’s London Road Campus”, the link to view the video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG1dG67960c  During 2019, as part of its outreach programme, ‘The Friends of the University of Reading’ ran guided historical tours of the University’s London Road and Whiteknights campuses. Because of COVID, […]

John Mulford

Contents   Overview Family members Local Benefactor Endorser of galvanic therapy for horses Obituary Origin of road name His name is perpetuated in the local street name, Mulfords Hill. Mulfords Bridge. (601 616) while no longer a commonly used name, but the metal bridge still exists where the […]

TADS Quiz

For those of you that missed it, here is this year’s TADS quiz. Grab a pencil and paper… there are four rounds : Each section has 10 questions worth 1 point each, Click for answers at the end of each round ! Round 1 – General History 1.  […]

Project Meeting Friday 20th November 2020

Present  Steve, Carol, Ian, Richard,Ian, Neil, John Apologies  Christine and Paul Richard  I do believe there is an error in the minutes of the previous meeting: you refer to Dave Collins of Pamber Heath it should be David Cullum of. Pamber Green. Steve Davidson  Christine and Paul sends […]

TADS Project Meeting (Part B) –10am Friday. 2nd October 2020

Minutes of 10am 2nd October Project Meeting 2020   Part B   (The video of the meeting and PowerPoint presentation used during meeting can be found in the electronic repository in the members only section of the website) Present: Steve Davidson, Carol Stevens Ian Burn, Neil Forde, Stephen […]

Agenda – TADS Project Meeting –10am Friday. 20th November 2020

TADS Project Meeting –10am Friday. 20th November 2020 Online Zoom Project Meeting – host: Steve Davidson     Agenda   ·        Previous minutes/Actions ·        Interaction with Reading University ·        Documentation of small projects ·        Any Other Business  ·        Meeting Conclusions Next meetings: Friday 4th Dec 2020 at 10am       […]

Agenda TADS Project Meeting –10 am Friday. 20th November 2020

TADS Project Meeting –10am Friday. 20th November 2020 Online Zoom Project Meeting – host: Steve Davidson   Agenda   Previous minutes/Actions Interaction with Reading University Documentation of small projects Any Other Business  Meeting Conclusions   Next meetings: Friday 4th Dec 2020 at 10am          TADS Project Committee Meeting.   […]

USAAF dedication to the people of Tadley

On 6 June 1997 a plaque, dedicated to the people of Tadley, hosts to the USAAF during WW II, was erected at Blake’s Lane, on the south wall of the Toucan Travel building. This plaque was initiated and designed by Gordon Timmins, MOD police dog handler and local […]

Tadley and the Parliament Fart

Henry Ludlow (1577 – 1639) who lived locally in Tadley Place, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons [1] between 1601 and 1611.    During the Speaker’s address Henry let out a resounding fart. The House erupted in laughter. And then, so it seems, […]

Tadley folklore – Did Tarzan ever visit Tadley?

As a local history society we are interested in local folklore that includes oral traditions such as tales, proverbs and even jokes passed down through the generations.  Family stories have been an interesting source of  local history information over the years, When we hear a new one we  […]

Underground Architecture

  The image above is Sudbury Town Tube Station London. London Underground Piccadilly Line station designed by Charles Holden in a modern European style. 1931. The Grade II* listed building was described by Pevsner as “an outstanding example of how satisfying such unpretentious buildings can be, purely through […]

Jane Austen and the Military – Recent Online Talk

Tadley and District History Society provides monthly external talks on history related topics at 8 pm on the third Wednesday of the month.  This months online talk on Aug 19th 2020 was  by Rupert Mathews. Rupert had come up with what might seem a very strange slant on […]