Ray and Phil Shewry

Ray and Phil Shewry moved to Thame in 1936. In the recordings they recount recollections their early lives in Thame.

Arthur Staggs

Arthur recounts his time spent working alongside the French Resistance, taking part in sabotage operations and being captured by the Germans.

Fred Telford

Fred moves to Thame from South Shields during the 1930s Depression to find work. Listen to Fred’s recollections of life during the Depression, his time in the Army during the War and his love of dancing.

Fred Tildesley

Fred came to Thame in 1966 when he took up the position of Police Sergeant. After retiring Fred became the secretary for the Thame Show. The recordings cover Fred’s time in the Police Force, working for Thame Show and his hobbies of calligraphy and jazz.

Cecil Wiggs

In 1960 Cecil started work in Oxford and came to live in Thame. He became a magistrate in 1967. His recordings cover the Thame Courthouse, now the Museum, and some interesting cases heard at the Magistrates’ Court.

Keith Wright

Keith originally trained as a Butcher in the Covered Market in Oxford but when his father became ill he took over the Bakery and ran it until his retirement. Wright’s Bakery is now Costa Coffee.

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