Thame Celebrates 800 years of the Market Charter.


Princess Anne visited Thame to unveil a plaque to commemorate the Charter given by King John to the market traders of Thame in 1215.



Thame market c. 1950 from the museum photo archive. Copies of this and other photographs from our extensive library can be purchased on request.
 

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The History of Thame in 50 Objects
– a fun event. Follow a time line of Thame represented by 50 objects. Every object has a unique link to Thame’s past and illustrates life in Thame from Neolithic times to present day. Find them on display throughout the Museum. Pick up a leaflet at reception and follow the trail. How Many Objects Can You Find?

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TIMES REMEMBERED

Listen to our unique selection of interviews with local residents of Thame,

To hear our rich treasure trove of oral histories Click here.

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WHAT WAS IN THE SEALED CUPBOARD? ...a glimpse of family life 100 years ago. Discover this and much more.
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I would like to thank you for inviting BBC South to join the Thame Remembers trip to France and Belgium. It is clear that your team have a very good understanding of how we work so many thanks for being so welcoming, accommodating and well organised. From the start we wanted to convey the passion, love and emotion that the Thame Remembers project brings out, and the result on air was everything hoped for. I had particularly wanted to make viewers stop and think, even for a brief moment, about the sacrifice that each one of those men made. I hope that the reaction in the office was repeated in homes across the region. Thame Remembers is a tremendous project and I am very proud that we were able to highlight it on BBC South Today. Please do keep in touch with us about future stories and plans as we would like to continue to tell our audience about the project and its progress.
Andrew Douglas, TV News Editor BBC South Today Oxford



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A History of the Prebendal
a talk by Nick Lack

Thursday 17th March 2016


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Firstly, I would like to say thank you to the organisers of ‘Thame Remembers’ for inviting me and my camera to accompany the trip to France and Belgium. It was an experience of a lifetime. Not just in terms of my career as a journalist, but personally. There were moments when the sun was setting and the group was stood in silence that I will remember forever. This project is ambitious and important. As one person said, all towns should do this. I now know more about the soldiers who died for Thame than I do about my own great-grandfather. Something I now want to correct. I want to say a special thank you to Richard Bowdrey and Ron Roberts for allowing me to ask some very personal questions, and for allowing all of us to see just how much this really mattered to them. Thank you Mike and Dave for telling the story of the project so eloquently and accommodating all the requests I had! I look forward to filming the next stages of the journey. I would also like to thank all of you who came on the trip for being so welcoming, even Gill! But seriously, you were a lovely group of people to meet. I thought I would end this message by just saying, if any of you ever want to get in touch, it would be lovely to hear from you! It’s also handy to hang on to my email in case you ever need the services of a BBC journalist! victoria.cook@bbc.co.uk. See you in Thame!