Thame had a town crier until at least 1918. Brown and Guest record that Richard Bouler was town crier in 1866, Joseph the grandson of the Earl of Abingdon was then crier until 1880 and he was succeeded by his nephew Harry. Harry died in 1981 at the age of 72 when the tradition of crying was said to have deteriorated into nothing more than the shouting of adverts for traders. It would be wonderful to see this post revived with honour.