Our group continued their journey today stopping at the Beaumont-Hamel preserved trenches on the WW1 Somme battlefields.
Our battlefield tour begins… first stop is Essex Farm Cemetery where the “Flanders Fields” poem was written.
The group has made it to Dover from Thame and will head to Altia Hotel in Lille, to rest before some of the Thame Remembers crosses and wreathes are distributed in Belgium tomorrow.
This special supplement is dedicated to the Commonwealth Graves Commission gravestones and battlefield cemeteries. There was much discussion – and argument– as to the type of permanent marker that individual British graves should have. The decision was made not to have a cross, but a standard sized headstone for every soldier, representing equality in death whatever a […]
Councillor Nichola Dixon actively supported the Thame Remembers project when she delivered a cross to Sergeant Brian Perry in Berkhamsted this week. She was joined by many of the Thame Town Council staff members. Sadly Sergeant Perry never saw active service due to becoming seriously ill from meningitis on a camp, but he did receive […]
We are delighted to announce that BBC Oxford have enthusiastically accepted our invitation to accompany our Battlefield Tour, 29 October – 2 November 2015, and that Senior Reporter Victoria Cook was introduced at the tour briefing on 1st October. A BBC Crew were in Thame on 13 October to film some initial background shots and […]
We are thrilled to present the latest Thame Remembers newsletter. Read about the successful Thame Food festival, BBC coverage confirmation for our Battlefield Tour and details of Remembrance Sunday… plus much more. Download Newsletter issue 13 now.
More than 25,000 people from Bucks, Berks, Oxon and beyond made their way to the scenic town of Thame for the 2015 Food Festival last weekend. Thame Remembers were active in the event as we promoted the project, showed a typical WWII food ration for the week, typical food recipes from yesteryear and Steve Perry […]