Thame Local History
Thame Park between the Wars

The inter-war years were times of austerity for many, and a time of change from many of England's former country houses and estates.

Thame Park's estates had been reduced to the main park and house, containing several farm buildings.

In 1925 the park and house were sold to Colonel Sir Charles Forbes-Leith of Fyvie, Aberdeenshire.

In 1930 they passed to his son, Sir Ian Forbes-Leith.

In 1938, Sir Frank Bowden, who was heir to the Raleigh Bicycles fortune, bought Thame Park and House and made it his home.

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