The Archaeology of Thatcham
With archaeological remains dating from 7700 BC to the present, Thatcham was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records until 2014 as the oldest continuously inhabited place in Britain.
The Anglo-Saxon Hundred (administrative area) of Thatcham had 16 or 17 manors including Crookham, Midgham, Colthrop, Henwick, Chamberhouse and Greenham, as well as Thatcham itself, and was granted to King Edgar in 971.
Find out more and meet members of West Berkshire Council’s Archaeology team as they delve into the parish’s historic environment and share some of the fascinating artefacts found there by members of the public.
West Berkshire Council’s Archaeology team:
Beth Asbury is West Berkshire Council’s Assistant Archaeologist with responsibility for the District’s Historic Environment Record and outreach.
Philip Smither is the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s Find Liaison Officer for all of Berkshire.
Tickets for this talk are FREE but they must be booked in advance.
Bookings close at 4pm on Tuesday 14 March.
Wednesday 15 March | West Berkshire Museum | 1-2pm | Free (donations welcomed)
Please call 01635 279279
Church Rd, Shaw, Newbury RG14 2DR
Free (donations welcomed)