Issue 42 April 2015 Reunion Update
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  April 2015


Dear <<First Name>>

This April issue is short because we have one piece of news about a reunion for the Class of '76 that is time critical. We've added a few more snippets of news for interest but our May issue will be more extensive.

The Editor - please e-mail news and comments here.
Reunion News Update

I have another reunion to report, this time for class of 1976 (or thereabouts).
The facebook page is
Host: Louis Busuttil.
Address: 3 Kingsway, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7HN.
Date: 9 May 2015.
Time: 1200-1600 

Just a reminder that Mark Ansell is organising a reunion for his year group, the class of 1996 i.e. students who started that year and who were at LWS for GCSEs, A Levels or both. Students from the year above or below are also welcome. It's on Saturday 7th November which is OTs Founders Weekend. Mark says they are going to have a party at the Cricket Club in Thame from 8pm until midnight. To find out more and confirm your attendance, go to the Facebook page below. Mark says he is also planning on organising some sporting activity (perhaps football, hockey, netball) at Upper School during the day.
The OTA will be organising school tours during the day, if alumni want to visit old haunts and lunch and tea will be offered  for a cost of £12.

Are you 60? Or approaching 60? Or well over 60?  A number of alumni have said they would also like to meet up on 7 November at the school but in an informal manner during the day. Some of these have celebrated their 60 birthday and have decided this seems an appropriate milestone to get back together. As above, school tours and lunch will be available.
Other News

Our lovely OT lady at Bizzie Lizzie who charges very reasonable wreath prices for November and always gives lovely raffle prizes has a new website for Bizzie Lizzie – or e-mail

Peter Sawyer is a member of the Lord Williams's Festival Chorus and has volunteered, along with Sue Neale, to be the archivist for the choir. He writes...
"We are creating an archive for LWFC Have you attended any LWFC performances? Do you have any flyers, programmes or newspaper clippings we could have or copy for our archive?If so please contact Peter Sawyer at or 01844 201711 or Sue Neale on or 01865 891610"
Thame Girls Grammar School

Olive Hussey is going to lend us some items about the girls grammar school that we will scan, archive and add more information to the history of our sister school:

·         Oxford County School brochure (photocopy)
·         1902 book prize LWS
·         1906 book prize GGS
·         Guild privately published history 80 years
·         GGS privately published history
·         Minutes of GGS meetings
·         Many photos, generally GGS meetings

The Girls Grammar School Guild still meets in Thame once a year.
Facebook News

Are you following us on Facebook? If you can, it is well worth going to the OTA page as here we publish lots of very recent news as well as photos that we don't carry in the newsletter. Currently 564 alumni  follow us there.

OT News from 1927

R.B Sinclair 1922-5 was trying his hand at sheep farming in Australia. Edward Holbrook had started teaching at Ringleton Firs School in Saskatchewan. He was earning $85 a month, $30 of which went on board. He said that the teaching method most favoured was Cram! By and large he was teaching foreign pupils that were called ‘Bohunks’. George Moffat died of malaria. F Lord was still sheep farming in New Zealand and, in the sheep shearing season, was starting work at 2am and then working through until dusk.  R Lang was working on a farm in Murray’s Creek, Queensland. By the end of 1927, E.G Holbrook had given up teaching in Canada and had started work for the Imperial Bank. ‘Hartley’ visited the School for the first time since he left in 1913. W.A Duff had joined Barclays Bank in Bicester. R.T Harrison was working for J&J Allen, a large furniture depot, and S.G Stokes was also working for a warehousing company in London.

Where else can you find us?

There is a continuous update of our digital footprint with many more stories and news than we publish here so it's worth exploring the links below to our Facebook, Twitter and web-site. We're also on Flickr with our amazing archive of images.
And if you wish to contact us…click on the e-mail icon.
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