‘The History of Houses’ – 8 pm Wed 15th Sept 2021

Join us for an interesting talk by Trevor Ottlewski,  concerning the history of houses.   In the 19th century many town and city workers were housed in squalid and insanitary tenement buildings. These were often back to back blocks with no running water, no lighting, no main drainage, […]

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 […]

Member Area – Projects

Return to Member home Project group Main project Sub Projects Project Definition & Timescale Contributors Status Lost Village Medieval Lost Village Church Timeline Reading Uni Geophys Data resources Available Defn Not accepted On-going C Stevens Rob Steve In Progress Review needed Data Project Digital Archive Map data Tithe/ […]

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.   […]

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

Minutes of Meeting  Part(A) (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 Barber, John Wall  Christine Poile, Alison Priestley, Richard […]

TADS 2021 Calendar

  It is available from the following outlets at a cost of £6:50:  NOTE: Credit cards are NOT accepted Profile Print & Copy (50 Bishopswood Road, Tadley, RG26 4HD) 5 Church Road, Pamber Heath, RG26 3DP ————————————– Also available from the Online Shop – Pay by credit card […]

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  […]