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I’ve got a little list

Memories of the 1970s ( with thanks to ‘I’ve got a little list’ 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 and ancient Birdcage our sorrows there we drowned We were always bloody pissed—were we always bloody …

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New OTA Newsletter Published

The next edition of the OTA Newsletter has just been published … below is the link to it:

Thame Remembers – WW1 Project

Thame Museum Logo

The Thame Museum is kicking off a project called Thame Remembers to commemorate World War 1.  Attached is a link to the Thame Remembers scoping documentation: Thame Remembers If you feel that you would like to volunteer to help in this project then get in contact with The Thame Museum directly.  Here is a link to …

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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.

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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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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“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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