Thame Remembers

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  1. 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 […]

  2. Thame Remembered

    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 […]

  3. Ten Tommies From Thame

    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!).

  4. Issue 40 out now!

    We are thrilled to deliver the latest action packed Thame Remembers newsletter. This edition brings news about our legacy book launch at the TAL festival, MP John Howell asking the House of Commons to acknowledge the project, plans for our final celebration and our recent radio coverage on BBC Radio Oxford. Download issue 40 of […]

  5. John Howell congratulates project in PMQs

    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 […]

  6. Book launch imminent

    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 […]

  7. Memorial cleaning

    We are thrilled to say the Thame Memorial has been cleaned and stands very proud across the town. The cleaning has taken place ahead of the Remembrance Sunday service. Huge thanks to all involved in making it happen.

  8. BBC Radio Oxford to broadcast from Thame

    We are pleased to announce that BBC Radio Oxford will be broadcasting live from Thame next Tuesday, 23rd October from 1300 – 1600 as part of the station’s Armistice Day commemorations. Presenter Lilley Mitchell has chosen Thame as the subject of her Armistice Day show and will be recalling the four-year mission of the Thame […]

  9. Issue 39 out now!

    We are thrilled to deliver the latest action packed Thame Remembers newsletter. This edition brings news from Nysa in Poland after they discovered details of Albert George Thomlinson, coverage of our project in Family Tree magazine and further details on our final few days of the project leading up to Remembrance Sunday.

  10. HMHS Glenart Castle dive

    It had always been an ambition of the Thame Remembers Project to leave a commemorative token at the actual wreck site of a vessel in which a man from Thame had lost his life. A few months ago we were contacted by Major Henrietta Poon, Royal Army Medical Corps, who had been part of the team that had earlier visited Scapa […]