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Thame Urban District was created under the Local Government Act 1894. It superseded the Thame Local Board of Health. Under the Oxfordshire Review Order, 1932 (RO15) its area was diminished and the surplus area went into the Bullingdon Rural District. Thame UD was abolished in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 and was absorbed into South Oxfordshire District. In common with other rural and urban district councils, amongst its many responsibilities Thame UDC was responsible for public health, housing, rating, planning, building regulations, water supplies, sewerage, some roads, and (during World War Two) evacuation.

The collection was originally catalogued as Thame UDC (accession numbers 1132, 1133,1507, 1616, 1620, 1622, 1628). Re-catalogued by Rachel Hancock with additional records from accession numbers 3450, 4005, 5156, 5187, 6278

Date completed: August 2018

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