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Founder’s Day 2019.

This is now confirmed for Saturday 9 November. The church will be opened at 0845 and the planned schedule of events is as follows: Church opens 08:45 09:00 – 09:45: Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Thame, including music performances by the Willie Howe scholars. 10:00 – 10:45: Coffee and our special archive exhibition at …

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Biographies of some of the pupils in the Plummer years

These are biographies of some of the pupils who were at the school in the Plummer years (1879-1891). THOMAS WYKES GIBBARD C.B., C.B.E., M.B. Durh. Major-General T. W. Gibbard, who died on Aug. 11 at the age of 92, qualified in 1886 and graduated B.M. with honours at Durham University three years later. After entering …

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Biographies of the ‘Plummer Years’ pupils

These are biographies of some of the pupils who were at the school in the Plummer years. Arthur Forbes: Cambridge University alumni bio: Pens. at CHRIST’S, Oct. 2, 1885. [4th] s. of Henry Twisden [Col., late Bengal Staff]. B. [Oct. 4, 1866], at Wanstead, Essex. Schools, Collège de Montreux, Switzerland and Thame Grammar, Oxford. Matric. …

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Biographies of ‘Plummer years’ pupils

These are a series of biographies of pupils who were at the school in the Plummer years 1879 to 1891. John Biggs Denchfield was one of the early pupils at the school – he appears in the 1881 Census – and also in 1891 officiated at Plummer’s funeral. Born Nov. 3, 1864 in Bucks. Schools, …

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Thame’s town crest and Lord Williams.

In the earlier post about swimming at LWS prior to the construction of the swimming pool, it noted that this took place at Jemmott’s Hole on the Thame river. (Or Jemmett – as the spelling varies in the records.) The Jemmott family owned the land where the river passed through – hence the nickname. (We …

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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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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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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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