Thame Prepares for Royal Visit

HRH The Duke of Gloucester

On Tuesday 11th June 2024, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, will visit Thame for a ceremony to mark the unveiling of an additional thirty names on the Thame War Memorial.

The additional names were uncovered after many years of research by the Thame Remembers Project. Students from Lord Williams’s School will read the names of the thirty men during Tuesday’s proceedings, while Thame Cadets will unveil a new display at the Memorial Garden.

Following this, wreaths will be laid by:

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester (on behalf of the King); Cllr Alison Rooke, Chair of Oxfordshire County Council; Cllr Kellie Hinton, Chair of South Oxfordshire District Council; Cllr Andy Gilbert, Mayor of Thame; and Mr Allan Hickman for Thame Remembers.

The Thame Remembers Project was established to research the names of all of those listed on Thame’s war memorials. The Project also challenged locals to visit the graves or battlefield memorials of the town’s war dead.

As a result, over 300 people from Thame travelled more than 150,000 miles to commemorate 212 men covering 23 countries, 4 continents, 165 soldiers, 18 sailors, 28 airmen, 1 diplomat, and five conflicts – the Boer War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, and Cyprus Conflict.

Thame Town Council and Thame Remembers are inviting members of the public to attend the ceremony, commencing at 11.00am on Tuesday, 11th June at the Thame War Memorial. 

At A Glance…

Thame War Memorial

Tuesday 11th June, 2024

11.00am – 12.00 midday

Thame Town Hall & Information Centre will be closed on Tuesday 11th June from 10.30am – 1.00pm.

Road Closures

Upper High Street between Nelson Street and East Street (emergency vehicle access only)

9.30am – 1pm

Carpark Closures

Upper High Street carpark (regular Tuesday Charter Market hours)

Public Toilets

Market House Public Toilets (Cnr Rooks Lane & Upper High Street)
Cattle Market Public Toilets (North Street)

(Disabled toilets available at both locations)