Thatcham, Berkshire

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Thatcham, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Thatcham

Historic Maps of Thatcham and the local area.

I moved to Park Lane in 1948.I was about 2 years old.Lived there with my Family till about 1956.It was all fields at the back of our house.At the top of the road was the Junior School I went to.It had about 4 class rooms.I can still remember how young my Mum and Dad looked then,as if it was now.At the bottom of Park Lane was the main road,with hardly any traffic at all.We used to wait for my Dad there to come home from work ...see more

The shop opposite the White Hart public house, owned by Simonds, was called Lays Stores. My mother and father bought it in 1952 and ran it till it closed in 1962. Before that, they owned the fish and chip shop which has now been demolished to make way for the 1st relief road which got the through traffic out of the High Street. Next to Lays Stores, going west, was the Midland Bank, Nat West Bank and then Lloyds ...see more