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 […]
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!).
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 […]
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 […]