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The Old Tamensians’ Association is for all former staff and students of Lord Williams’s School, Lord Williams’s Grammar School – as it was before 1971 – and Thame Grammar before that. Our role is to help alumni keep in touch, organise events, and provide news on developments and changes taking place at the school.

Membership is free for life.

This web-site is a repository of all things OTA, the School and relevant stories of Thame that are connected to the School. This includes blogs, articles and news. Click on Blog (above) or on the Recent Post links (in blue) on the right for short articles, while longer essays are contained within the drop down menus that run along the top.

You can search the site for specific names and events by using the Search functionality. On this web-site we post longer editorial and feature items of interest; current news of alumni is contained in the monthly newsletter and on our Facebook pages.

Older news from 1900 onwards (including much news of alumni and other stories) can be found in the Histories drop down menu.

The OTA has an extensive on-line photographic archive at Flickr with over 4000 images, and an active presence across social media including Facebook and Twitter. More information can be found on our Digital page – see navigation tab in the black bar above.

With the Centenary of the Great War being celebrated over the coming years, we have a page dedicated to the role of Tamensians in the conflict; to this we have added a page on the 2 World War.

If you don’t receive regular e-newsletters from us then that likely means you’re not on our most up-to-date members list so please contact the OTA via the email address below.

Importantly please send your news and views as well to ota@waitrose.com

George Cygnet Baker

George was born on 18 December 1897, the son of Annie and George, the owner of the Swan Hotel in Thame. His father was originally from Surrey, and Annie was George (Snr)’s second wife as he had been widowed. When they married, George Snr was 47 and Annie was 27. George (Jnr) was born a year after …

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Frank Edwin Bailey

Frank was an elder brother of George Bailey the famous footballer and the subject of an earlier post. Less is known about him but he was born in Thame 17 October 1887 where the family ran a butchers. However after leaving school in the early 1900s, while he remained in Thame, he worked in an …

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