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The Broadway, Thatcham
Thatcham is located in Berkshire
 Thatcham shown within Berkshire
Population 22,824 (Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SU511676
Civil parish Thatcham
Unitary authority West Berkshire
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THATCHAM
Postcode district RG18 and RG19
Dialling code 01635
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Newbury
List of places

Coordinates: 51°24′18″N 1°15′52″W / 51.4050°N 1.2645°W / 51.4050; -1.2645

Thatcham is a town in the ceremonial county of Berkshire, England. It is located 3 miles (5 km) east of Newbury and 15 miles (24 km) west of Reading. Often regarded as Britain's oldest town, Thatcham covers about 8.75 square miles (22.7 km2) and has a population of 23,000 people (2003). This number has grown rapidly over the last few decades from 5,000 in 1951 and 7,500 in 1961.

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Town twinning[edit]

Thatcham is twinned with:

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  1. ^ "Thatcham: An historic town in a changing world". Thatcham Historical Society. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Peter (1992). The Guinness Book of Records 1993. Guinness World Records. p. 175. ISBN 978-0851129785. 
  3. ^ "Thatcham Historical Society". Thatcham Historical Society. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Thatcham, Berks, and its manors. Edited and arranged for publication by James Parker : Barfield, Samuel, 1829-1899 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.
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  7. ^ "Thatcham History". Berkshire Family History Society. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  8. ^ "Thatcham Today". Thatcham Town Council. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  9. ^ "Thatcham Location". Berkshire Family History Society. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  10. ^ "Thatcham Reed Beds". English Nature. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  11. ^ "Thatcham Tourist Information". TourUK. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
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  13. ^ Basingstoke Railway History in Maps. Accessed 12 January 2012
  14. ^ BBC News - Education league tables
  15. ^ Guardian A-level results
  16. ^ Guardian GCSE results
  17. ^ DCSF specialism listing - Technology College (Excel file)
  18. ^ DCSF specialism listing - Arts College (Excel file)
  19. ^ DCSF specialism listing - Language College (Excel file)
  20. ^ "A Potted Historye". Thatcham Town Cricket Club. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  21. ^ "Henwick Worthy Sports Ground". Thatcham Town Council. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 

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