Midsomer Tours Make Record Donations to Local Charities



          Our Chairman. Adrian Dite receiving a cheque for £1200

Thame Midsomer Tours have been running guided walking tours of Thame for five years. This year is special for two reasons: it marks the 25th Anniversary since Midsomer Murders was launched in 1997, and the tours have had an excellent year, enabling them to make their best   donation yet to local charities.

Two thirds of tour income is donated to local charities, with over £5,000 donated to date. The donation in 2022 is their largest so far, with £1,200 given to each of The Mayor’s Charities (this year Thame Youth Projects and Thame Senior Friendship Centre) and Thame Museum, a registered charity. Almost 1,500 people have now taken the Midsomer Tour of Thame, a figure which might have been higher still but for the Covid years.

The tours are led by a team of seven knowledgeable guides (all volunteers) who are enthusiastic experts, not only on Midsomer Murders locations, the episodes, the actors, the bizarre methods of murder and much more, but on local history too. Thame is one of the most-filmed locations, sometimes appearing as Causton, sometimes as one of the many picturesque villages in Midsomer County (aka Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire).

The tours cover the 23 Midsomer filming locations in Thame, and your guide will tell you about each one – including Thame Town Hall (aka Causton Town Hall) and Thame Museum. You will also learn fascinating snippets about Thame’s history, from its ancient Neanderthal remains to the English Civil War and Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, taking us up to the present day – the late Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees lived in a property which has become a Midsomer filming location.

Thame Midsomer Tours have ended for the winter now but will be back again from Wednesday 5th April 2023. For more information, go to www.thamemidsomertours.co.uk.