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Founders Day 1963

Founder’s Day back in November 1963: the service was conducted by the Rev R H Faulkener (one of the longest serving vicars of St Mary’s, Thame) and the address was given by the Rev Eric Mathieson – an Old Boy of the School and formerly of Chinnor. The Rev Mathieson was a ‘star’ in his …

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A description of Thame Grammar School from 1828

When there were six boys in the school.

Harold Lambourn Franklin

In July, we came across this postcard dated 1908 and sent to Harold Franklin at the school. This being the summer, we decided to see if we could find out a little more about him. Firstly, we knew he was an OT. That was the easy bit. The rest took a little bit of digging. …

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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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