About us…

Tadley and District History Society (TADS) was founded in 1984 for people with an interest in local social history, and in the broader scope of history and natural history. We  hold monthly evening talks , starting at 8.00 pm, on the third Wednesday of each month (except August) at St Paul’s Church Hall, Tadley RG26 3PB.

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Upcoming events


Date Topic Speaker
19 February The Zulu Wars : End of an Era – 8pm Wed 19 Feb 2020 Richard Anderson
18 March The History of Smelly Alley, Reading; Fish and the decline of fishmongers Kevin Little
15 April 1752 and all that; derivation of the modern calendar Mark Bowman
20 May Flying the Vulcan Bomber – a personal perspective Sqn Ldr Joe Marsden
17 June William Gill, a Victorian explorer and spy Tony Hadland
15 July If Dickens had a camera – people and places that so influenced his writings Tony King
19 August Summer break – no meeting
16 September The Versailles Treaty: Failure or Folly Colin Oakes
21 October History of Laws in England Graham Loxton-Best
18 November King, Boxes and Dots: the history of the Royal Mail and Post Office John Rogers
16 December AGM and social evening

Many thanks to all those members who have suggested possible speakers for future TADS meetings.

Page updated: Friday 10 January 2020.
Review date: 31 December 2020.

Become a Member

Annual subscription to the society, due in January each year, is ₤18.00; visitors and guests are welcome (entrance costs ₤3.00 per person).


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