Thame Local History
Early 19th Century Dates (1821 - 1850)

1821 Grand fete held in Thame Park to mark coronation of George IV.
1826 Thame Enclosure Award.
Organisers of bull-baiting at Thame were fined. More
1827 Congregationalist Chapel opened in Thame High Street.
1828 A canal from Aylesbury to Thame was mooted, but nothing came of it. References
1829 Sophia Elizabeth Wykeham of Thame Park was the owner of Thame prebend, and was fined for not repairing the Crendon Bridge. More
1830 Primitive Methodist Chapel began at Moreton.
1833 A turnpike trust was setup for the Thame to Bicester road.
1834 Poor Law Amendment Act established Thame Union and Registration District.
Sophia Elizabeth Wykeham of Thame Park became Baroness Wenman. More
1836 Thame Union Workhouse opened in Priestend.
Thame parish widened the approaches to the bridge at Priestend.
Charles Stone bought the Prebendal House from Baroness Wenman. More
Baroness Wenman restored the Chapel in Thame Park. More
1837 Royal British School opened in Park Street.
National School opened on Hog Fair.
1838 Thame Congregational Chapel was registered for marriages.
1840 First ever Penny Black used to send a letter to George Waterman at Thame.
James Marsh opened his Oxford County Middle Class School at Thame.
1841 First detailed population census of Thame.
Chapelries at Sydenham, Tetsworth and Towersey, formerly part of Thame parish, became independent.
Thame Annual Temperance Festival was first held.
1842 First gas lighting at Thame.
1844 Montagu Bertie, 5th earl of Abingdon, offered manor of Thame for sale.
1845 John Stone bought the Prebendal House. More
1849 Miss Nicholls began a girl's school at Thame.

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