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Author's details

Name: Graham Thomas
Date registered: 18/12/2013

Latest posts

  1. Ian Fleming — 05/04/2019
  2. John Quartly — 01/02/2019
  3. Alfred William John Folley — 13/01/2019
  4. Christie West Fletcher (boarder) — 13/01/2019
  5. Francis Willoughby Fielding — 13/01/2019

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  1. Did Elizabeth I ‘open’ the school? — 10 comments
  2. Richard John Green — 6 comments
  3. Willie Howe, the Narnia Window, and the scholarship — 3 comments
  4. The School’s First England International — 2 comments
  5. Golf 2019 — 2 comments

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Apr 05

Ian Fleming

On the afternoon of Thursday June 24 1909, the school held a garden fete in aid of the cricket pavilion, when the pavilion was officially opened. The Oxford Town Band were in attendance, and tea was served at a cost of 9p a head. A flyer noted that a number of distinguished patrons had put …

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Feb 01

John Quartly

Sad news, passed on by Nadine Redman, his sister: John Quartly, 91, died recently. He was at LWGS in the 1940s, and had been living in Colchester for some years. He had been ill for quite a time but many years was a staunch supporter of the OTA.

Jan 13

Alfred William John Folley

Alfred was born on 20thJuly 1893 and baptised on 10thSeptember, son of Elizabeth and Albert, a farmer. The family lived in the spacious Manor Farm at Emmington near Thame that had 11 rooms, one of two farms in the parish. Kelly’s Directory for 1901 states the population numbered 44 n that year and that the …

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Jan 13

Christie West Fletcher (boarder)

Christie was the seventh of nine children of Charles and Lucy Fletcher. He was born in Kew, London, on 12thDecember 1874 and baptised on 9thMarch 1876. His father was a member of the London Stock Exchange.  He entered LWGS in September 1891 as a sixth former and would have stayed two years at the most. Afterwards …

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Jan 13

Francis Willoughby Fielding

Francis was born in Towersey, Bucks on the 8thOctober 1892 to parents Harry and Letitia Elizabeth Fielding (née Goodwin). Harry was an auctioneer and in 1911 the family were living at Essex House, Chinnor Road, Thame. They later moved to Stoneleigh in King’s Road, Thame.  Francis attended LWGS from 1902 to July 1906 and, by 1911, …

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Jan 13

Two brothers

OTs who served in the 1st World War Francis Alexander Fayers Born on 13 January 1899 in Oxford, the younger brother of William. In the 1911 Census he is recorded as a boarder at the school, and according to the school records he served in the RASC. The military record at the National Archives records …

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Jan 13

One doctor, two generations, four soldiers, one fatality

OTs who served in the 1st World Wa Arthur Reginald Kepp Edsell (day pupil) The Edsell family made a great contribution both to life in Thame and to the British Army over a long period. Arthur was born in July 1889 at Thame where he lived in High Street, the second son of Annie Mabel …

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Jan 13

Paul Dolbear

OTs who served in the 1st World War Little is known about Paul except that he joined the Royal Navy and saw active service in the North Sea during WW1 according to the lists of serving OTs in the Tamensian

Jan 13

Two generations, two wars, two deaths

OTs who served in the 1st World War Sidney Maskell Dicker (boarder?) Sidney was born in Brixton, in October 1886, and he and his sister May were brought up by his mother Louisa Dicker, and uncle Charles Maskell.  Sidney was at LWGS around 1900 but is not listed as a boarder in 1901.  He married Dora Edith …

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Jan 13

Three brothers from Chesham

OTs who served in the 1st World War Clifford Ewart Cyril Deverell Clifford was born around August 1890 at Chesham, the son of Elizabeth Juggins née Loosley and Ebenezer Deverell, a bank clerk, later a bank manager, living at 108/110 Church Road. Ebenezer, by then living in Stanley Avenue, Chesham died on 7thDecember 1907 at the relatively …

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