Thame Midsomer Tours have this year made their largest charity donation so far, with £1,400 given to each of the Mayor’s Charities, including the Museum.
Around 2,500 Midsomer fans and tourists from home and abroad have now taken the Midsomer Tour since the tours began six years ago, and two thirds of ticket sales income is donated to local charities each year. The ever-popular tours have resulted in around £8,000 being donated to date.
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 are led by a team of six 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.
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 – with the Prebendal, also a Midsomer filming location and the home of the late Robin Gibb of the BeeGees.
Tony Long, tour coordinator, said “We’re delighted to continue supporting local good causes while giving Midsomer fans locally and from around the world, a fascinating insight into Thame as a major Midsomer filming location. Please join us for a tour when the new season starts in April, and help local causes at the same time.”
Thame Midsomer Tours have ended for the winter now but will be back again from Wednesday 3rd April 2024. Tickets cost £10 per Person. For more information, go to www.thamemidsomertours.co.uk
The image above shows the presentation made to Thame Museum this week, with some of our volunteers and Jo Blenkinsop and Tony Long of Midsomer Tours.