Graham Thomas

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An account of Lord Williams’s attendance at the burning of the Bishops

There are a number of accounts of the role that Lord Williams played at the burning of the Bishops. This particular ones comes from a book published in 1832, titled, A History of England in which it is Intended to consider Men and Events on Christian Principles. The author is only identified as being a …

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Apartment to rent on Lake Como

Just a small announcement to say our apartment on Lake Como is available for rent this year.   If you are interested please contact us as below or access the website  (apartment Number 11067). We will be happy to give friends/family a discount. Alternatively please could you forward this mail or tell your own friends/colleagues etc about its availability. Thank you HUGELY …

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Burial of Lord Williams

These two entries from November 1559 are from the diary of Henry Machyn a citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London (1550-1563). The ix day of November was a hers mad for my lord Wylliam of Tame, and the chyrche and the [place] hangyd with blake and armes and a x dosen penselles. The xv day of November …

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Class of 1947

The class of ’47 have long been organising reunions annually. They even had their own web-site, which we’ve taken this information from. Pupils and Staff of our era How we were and what’s happened since we were all at school, Staff are shown Red, Pupils not yet located are shown Green; Comments in Italics are taken from the …

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Great Kickstarter Project from Steve Bingham

“The Persistence Of Vision” is a CD which I have wanted to record for quite some time. I have always loved the solo violin music of J S Bach, and in particular the D minor Partita with the amazing Chaconne movement – quite simply the greatest piece of violin writing ever! Last year I had the …

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Rycotewood College

Cecil Michaelis founded a training school in 1938 that was located in the then defunct Thame Workhouse. He formed a trust with himself and Mr E Bullock as trustees to administer and direct its affairs. The Trust, registered as Rycotewood Trust, had a guaranteed income for 8 years. The trustees have decided to train boys …

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Life of the River Thame

First published by the Thame Gazette in 2007. An interesting story as Tony Chaplin was the son of Geoffrey Chaplin, head of the Wenman, and Tony is also an OT. Tony Chaplin, of Windmill Road, Thame, published The River Thame – a fascinating collection of fact, fiction and photographs  The paperback uncovers the history of …

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The School’s First England International

Captain Bertie Oswald Corbett, (Royal Artillery, taken some time during the Great War.) Bertie Corbett attended the School during the late 1880s, leaving in 1894 when the infamous Plummer was still headmaster. Bertie went on to become one of the era’s leading amateur footballers – and an international player to boot. Bertie Oswald Corbett was born …

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“I’ve got them on the list”

A piece of fun remembering the transition from Grammar School to Comprehensive in the early 70s.  To be sung to the tune of ‘I’ve got a little list’ from the Mikado.   Those pubs we used to hide in and never could be found I’ve got a little list–I’ve got a little list Six Bells …

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Sam Sails Ships

Want to hear some beautiful singing? OT Sam has uploaded a number of videos to Youtube. Here’s a link to one example.