Graham Thomas

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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. Golf 2019 — 2 comments
  5. Hubert Alfred Briars — 2 comments

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Howard Roscoe Eady

Eady was music teacher at Lord Williams’s in the early 1920s and should be credited for starting the tradition of the school musical. He was also the organist and choir master at St Mary’s Thame and was responsible for re-arranging the school hymn.  Eady’s background and family are unusual for a music teacher. He seems …

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The oldest OT and staff member

The oldest OT and member of staff (so far as we know) lived to be 101.  Edward Herbert Martin Parry was born 11.10.1890 in Todmorden, Yorkshire. His father Edward was a Unitarian Minister and this meant that the family moved around the country. Sometime in the 1890s, the family moved to Illminster, Somerset, and here …

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Golf 2019

Message from Barry… 2019 is our 25yr anniversary since I started the society in 1994.Some of you, notably the Studley Wood members, have asked if I could find another course for this special year. So I have been looking around and considering various alternatives within a reasonable travelling distance for all concerned.I have provisionally arranged …

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Willie Howe, the Narnia Window, and the scholarship

In early 1955, W G Howe, died after a short illness. In the Tamensian the following was written: ‘W G Howe was a sixth former of great promise whose loss came as a great blow to the school. William Howe had a most pleasing disposition; though modest and retiring, he was always cheerful and ready …

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Golf 2019

hi 2019 is our 25yr anniversary since I (Barry Yates) started the society in 1994. Some of you notably the Studley Wood members have asked me if I could find another course for this special year. So I have been looking around and considering various alternatives within a reasonable travelling distance for all concerned. I …

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Richard Green’s grave

A message from the town of Herelbeke: Just to inform you that Pte Richard Green was commemorated by the town council and people of Harelbeke on the 11th November 2018 Armistice Day during a service at Harlebeke New British Cemetery. He was the last OT to be killed on 2th Nov 1918. Over 100 people …

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Richard Green

A second post about OT Richard Green. Hs story is featured in a book written by Hannah Spencer and details can be found here: https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/history-politics-society/amidst-cheers-they-marched-to-war/

Thame Remembers – the fallen.

A book has been recently published about those who served and fell principally but not exclusively in the 1st World War, and who had a connection with Thame. Unfortunately some of the information with reference to the school and OTs is incorrect, which is a disappointment for the OTA. Nonetheless if you wish to purchase …

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John Hampden War Memorial Fund 2018

We are pleased to announce that we had over 70 successful applicants this year for awards from the John Hampden War Memorial Fund, and almost £13,000 to distribute so we were also able to give the school several thousand pounds to buy much needed equipment. Currently, the fund is doing very well with our capital …

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Founder’s Day 2018

Founder’s Day 3 November 2018 Founder’s Day will be held on Saturday 3rd November. Event times: Church opens 08:45 09:00 – 09:45: Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Thame, including music performances by the Willie Howe scholars, and Lord Williams’s Festival Chorus. In addition a poem has been composed for us that will be read …

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