Former town mayor and GP remembered

Dr Andrew Markus
Dr Andrew Markus

A FORMER Thame town mayor and district councillor sadly died last week.

Dr Andrew Markus, who passed away on April 7, was a town councillor from 1963 until the mid-80s, and town mayor in 1969.

A local GP in the 60s and a keen cricketer, Dr Markus worked closely with the county architect to establish the Conservation Area.

He was also an influential member of the working party that set up the squash courts at Lord Williams’s School.

“He was a brilliant squash player,” recalled honorary citizen Cllr David Dodds this week.

“As I know to my cost!”

A talented photographer, Dr Markus travelled widely and returned with inspirational images; his work was exhibited at Thame Museum a couple of years ago.

But it is perhaps his passion and determination to create a Conservation Area that has most influenced Thame. It is a lasting legacy for the town that he loved.

In a statement this week, Thame town councillors and staff sent their condolences to Mrs Markus and family.