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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
On 11 November, 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end following the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany that called for a ceasefire effective at 11 a.m.– it was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. On Sunday, the town came together to remember those who gave the […]
Well what can we say… what a triumph! Our two night production at the Thame Players Theatre sold out and we have received many compliments verbally, by email and on social media. It will now also be mentioned in dispatches (well, Town Council Minutes actually!).
Our local MP, John Howell, sought endorsement from the Prime Minster at PMQ on 17 October. He praised the 300+ people who had travelled 150,000 miles to place a Thame Cross on the burial place of one of the 212 people from Thame killed in conflicts. The MP asked the Prime Minister to join him […]
We are thrilled to have received our legacy book back from the printers this week, ahead of the launch at Thame Arts and Literary Festival on Sunday 21st October, 5pm at the Barns Centre. Join David Bretherton and Mike Dyer in conversation with Dr Ann Barrington to find out about those who located the graves, those who took the crosses to them […]