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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

Walter George Bailey

Known as George or Joe, he was born on the 19 February 1890, the youngest of five sons of Emma and James Bailey, a butcher in High Street Thame. He was at LWGS from the early years of the 20th century, until 1906 at the latest. On leaving school he did not follow his two eldest brothers …

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Robert Henry Koenig

We were recently asked by a relative of Mr Koenig as to whether we had any information on his time as the school. He arrived in Thame as a refugee from Austria at the start of World War 2. Our archivist Derek Turner did some research. The Tamensian records him arriving in September 1940. However, …

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