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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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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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An Elizabethan Play

Queen Elizabeth comes to town A one-act historical fantasy performed in Long Crendon, 2017 Notes on the characters   Queen Elizabeth’s public character is well known: imperious and sardonic at times but with a popular touch. At the start of the play, however, she is in private mode, talking with a friend more or less …

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Holton Park Girls Grammar School Photo

The Sixth Form in 1971. 

Draft AGM Minutes 2016

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