Graham Thomas

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Name: Graham Thomas
Date registered: Wednesday December 18 2013

Latest posts

  1. Robert Henry Koenig — Sunday December 24 2017
  2. Thame School, the Norreys family and the revenge of the Berties — Sunday October 1 2017
  3. Robert Ernest Crawford — Sunday October 1 2017
  4. Timings for Founder’s Day, 4 November 2017. — Friday September 29 2017
  5. The Controversy Over John Hampden’s Death – the Truth. — Monday September 25 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

Feb 24

William Elhanan Gascoyne

We often get asked to provide any information we have on an alumni – more so as family history is such a popular pastime! The most recent was William Elnahan Gascoyne – Gascoyne in fact being quite a popular surname in the school registers at the start of the 20 century. The details found include: From …

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Jan 21

Is it a chough or a moorcock on the coat of arms?

An interesting question this. Is the bird on Lord Williams’s coat of arms used by the school a Cornish chough or a moorcock? The red-billed chough is a member of the crow family (and those familiar with an earlier post will recall that Queen Elizabeth I called Williams’s daughter ‘my black crowe’). The moorcock is …

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Dec 06

Holton Park Girls Grammar School Photo

The Sixth Form in 1971. 

Nov 14

Draft AGM Minutes 2016


Oct 25

Did Elizabeth I ‘open’ the school?

1. Background Recently we were contacted by the guardians of Rycote Chapel with an unusual request. Could we determine whether Queen Elizabeth 1 had opened the school? So we went to our history books. 2. Findings to date 2.1 Introduction The connection between Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) , Lord Williams (c1500 – 1559), his …

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Sep 25

Revised Founder’s Day Timetable

Revised Founder’s Day timetable: 5 November 2016 0845: St Mary’s Church opens 0915: Service 1015: Coffee break in the 6 Form Centre (it seems people always like to have a good chat at the coffee break so we’ve extended it)) 1145: Start of AGM in Library 1100: School tours 1230: Lunch with music (cost £12) …

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Sep 10

Founders Day 5 November 2016

The timetable for the day: 0845: St Mary’s Church opens 0915: Service 1015: Coffee (it seems people always like to have a good chat at the coffee break) 1115: School tours and art installation 1200: We hold the AGM in the school hall and keep it to 45 minutes. Present sculpture video on a loop, and …

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Sep 10

Golf Results 2016

The results from Friday’s annual OTA Golf Society event at Studley Wood golf club – 32 played. Weather was good, the course in great condition & hospitality at Studley excellent. OLD TAMENSIANS GOLF SOCIETY (EST 1994) 23rd ANNUAL EVENT Studley Wood GC Friday 27th May 2016 RESULTS NEAREST THE PINS 4th: Pete Green 8th Simon …

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Sep 10

Staff Leavers

Two members of staff are leaving after many years of service at Lord Williams’s. Mrs Chris Daplyn is retiring after 26 years of service at Lord Williams’s. Chris has been a very dedicated teacher of PE and generations of students have benefitted from her passion for the job and her support for all students in …

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Mar 08

The interesting but baffling story of Harold Gilmour

We did some research into the circumstances of the death of Harold Gilmour (a boarder, 1920-21) who, according to family history, died as a result of an accident during PE. Harold Gilmour, entered the school in September 1919. (The register at this period was poorly kept and contains minimal detail.) He appears in the terminal lists …

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