Waymarkers point out town’s history

Waymarkers walkers in Thame
Waymarkers walkers in Thame

A new scheme has been launched to make discovering the town’s history easier for residents and visitors alike.

Thame’s MP and the town mayor have helped launch the initiative, which has seen a series of numbered brass, 
disc-shaped Waymarkers sunk into pavements around 

The Waymarkers will be used in conjunction with an Historic Walk leaflet which will point out particular historic buildings or features along the route.

John Howell MP and Thame Mayor Nigel Champken Woods were accompanied by their wives, members of 21st Century Thame, who started the scheme, town councillors, and a group of visitors – two of whom were staying in the area from Acton in West London and were exploring the town on foot.

Also in the walking party accompanying the dignitaries was a new resident keen to learn more about her new home town and a regular visitor 
researching her family history in the area.

Fortunately the weather remained dry for the inaugural walk and the party finished at the Stables, behind The James Figg pub, where they enjoyed some hot soup and roast meat rolls.