Thame Remembers

Latest Updates

  1. House plaque and installation project update

    We continue to make huge progress with the house plaque and installation project. There are 212 names recorded in the Thame Remembers project and our research has successfully identified an existing property for 96 of these names, across 84 addresses. As of May 2024, 66 plaques have been installed on 64 properties remembering 71 men. […]

  2. Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire letter

    We would like to share with you a letter from the Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, after her recent visit to see the unveiling of the new names on the war memorial.  

  3. House plaque project update

    The individual plaque project continues to gather pace and you may have seen a number of these in-situ across the town. We are thrilled so many current residents have agreed to take part. The project aims to place a small cast metal plaque at the house in Thame of each service man who died for […]

  4. House plaques update 2023

    The Individual House Plaques project aims to place a small cast metal plaque at the house in Thame of each service man who died for his country in either World War, but only where that house can be identified beyond reasonable doubt. Currently ninety three names have been identified; of these sixty nine are from […]

  5. Thame Remembers House Plaques

    Following the success of the Thame Remembers project we have been seeking more ways to ensure that Thame’s sacrifices are never forgotten. We are therefore pleased to launch the Individual House Plaques project. The plaques will be produced in small batches of about ten and we would like to invite those with a verified address […]

  6. Frank Howard Kirby VC CBE DCM

    Whilst the Thame Remembers project is complete, our appetite for commemorating Thame’s wartime heroes remains and one of our steering group, Mike Dyer, has been actively pursuing a new initiative which will shortly come to fruition. We are delighted to share news of the impending installation and unveiling of a Blue Plaque in Thame to […]

  7. New names for the War Memorial

    We have mentioned in the past that we have found additional names that we think should be present on the War Memorial and we have started the process towards achieving that. A special working group of Town Councillors has reviewed and verified our research and has agreed that another thirty men should be commemorated at a future date, though […]

  8. Is that it?

    So, it’s all over and we can file everything away, archive the pictures and the memories and pat ourselves on the back for a job well done – or can we? Certainly, having achieved our objective and beyond, the pressure is now off but the interest in learning and experiencing yet more will remain. We hope that […]

  9. Issue 41 now out!

    We are thrilled to deliver the latest action packed Thame Remembers newsletter. This edition summaries the final stages and events of the epic 4 year community project including details about the legacy book, our final celebration, new names for the war memorial, our Ten Tommies from Thame play and The Poppy Project.

  10. Final Spread Eagle celebration

    On Sunday evening, after the national beacon lighting, over 120 guests made their way to the Spread Eagle to celebrate their involvement in the 4 year long project. Mike Dyer and David Bretherton bought the project to a close, on an evening of reflection, First World War entertainment from Thame Players and recollections of memorable […]