Graham Thomas

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Name: Graham Thomas
Date registered: Wednesday December 18 2013

Latest posts

  1. Walter George Bailey — Sunday June 17 2018
  2. Robert Henry Koenig — Sunday December 24 2017
  3. Thame School, the Norreys family and the revenge of the Berties — Sunday October 1 2017
  4. Robert Ernest Crawford — Sunday October 1 2017
  5. Timings for Founder’s Day, 4 November 2017. — Friday September 29 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Did Elizabeth I ‘open’ the school? — 10 comments
  2. Richard John Green — 6 comments
  3. The School’s First England International — 2 comments
  4. Football 1915 — 1 comment
  5. A Short History of the John Hampden War Memorial Fund — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Jun 17

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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Dec 24

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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Oct 01

Thame School, the Norreys family and the revenge of the Berties

  The school archivist has written the piece below on the connection between the school and the Norreys family. Lord Williams may have founded and given his name to the school but it was the family of his son-in-law Henry Norreys (or Norris) that had the closest connection with the school during its first century. …

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Oct 01

Robert Ernest Crawford

Remarkably, while Mr Crawford attended the school in the 1890s, this year his generosity once again favoured us when we were informed that a legacy payment in his will was due to the John Hampden War Memorial Fund. He was born in Newtown, Canningham, Res, Donegal, Ireland with an Anglo-Irish background. His father was the Rev. …

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Sep 29

Timings for Founder’s Day, 4 November 2017.

Update on timings for Founder’s Day, Saturday 4 November:   Church opens 09:00 Service of remembrance 09:15 – 09:45 Coffee and first look at the archive exhibition 10:00 – 10:45 Tours of the new science block 10:45 – 11:15 AGM for the OTA 11:15 – 12:15 Lunch and archive exhibition 12:30 – 13:30 Netball 13:45 …

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Sep 25

The Controversy Over John Hampden’s Death – the Truth.

John Hampden was one of the school’s most illustrious alumni, although in truth nothing is known of his schooldays when he was enrolled as a boarder. Born in 1595 this would have been in the mid 1600s as by 1610 when fifteen, he matriculated as a commoner at Magdalen College, Oxford. His fame comes, of …

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Aug 16

2017 Golf Results

OLD TAMENSIANS GOLF SOCIETY (EST 1994) 24th ANNUAL EVENT Studley Wood GC Friday 12th May 2017 Results of our annual event held at Studley Wood on May 12th so here they are now. We had a magnificent turnout of 44, the highest for some years, including 8 guests. The new winner overall was Brett Chowns. …

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Aug 08

Wilfred Ernest Cubbage War Diary

W E Cubbage – an Introduction In brief he was one of the brightest pupils of his era. The admissions register has the following information about him. Wilfred Ernest Cubbage, born 12 Jan 1897, son of Arthur Edwin Cubbage, ‘smith’ living in Queen’s Road, Thame. Oxon. Admitted to LWGS on 17 Sep 1909 on a …

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Jun 19

Comments on the OTA

Brian Ward… Very interested to catch up with such a wide variety of OT activities, much wider than I knew.  Would welcome more such information for all us OTs. It may  encourage comments, widen awareness and involvement in issues facing the Committee and the School. Would have been helpful to receive the financial statements as …

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May 04

An Elizabethan Play

Queen Elizabeth comes to town A one-act historical fantasy performed in Long Crendon, 2017 Notes on the characters   Queen Elizabeth’s public character is well known: imperious and sardonic at times but with a popular touch. At the start of the play, however, she is in private mode, talking with a friend more or less …

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