Category: OTs

Football 1915

Andrew Dodwell discovered this photo of his father, Bernard Henry Dodwell, with fellow players. He could only identify the sportsmaster, Ron West, in the centre, but the others remained a mystery. Andrew, who lives in Thame with wife Rosalind, said: “My father fought in both world wars and survived. I’d like to know what happened …

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The only LWS alumni to feature on a postage stamp

So far as we know Lt Eric Rose MC is the only alumni of the School to feature on a postage stamp: in this instance a commemorative issue from the British Indian Ocean Territories issued in 2008. The stamp can be seen via this link.    

Tom Baldwin

Just found this Daily Mail article about Tom Baldwin who was at the school back in the late 70s and early 80s. Tom is a journalist and strategy advisor to the Labour Party.

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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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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