Item BCA - 2017.1117 - Downton cash helps keep village library open

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BCA - 2017.1117

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Downton cash helps keep village library open

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  • May 1st 2014 (Creation)

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pdf of 2 pages, one cutting

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Robin Shuckburgh and Jane Wallis, from Bampton Library’s support team, with parish councillor Joanna Downing at the library.
DOWNTON Abbey has brought prestige, glamour and tourists to the village of Bampton – and has helped keep paid staff at the village’s library. Production company Carnival – which has told villagers it will return next year (2015) for a sixth series – has given about £20,000 to Bampton Parish Council in return for filming scenes for the popular ITV period drama there. The council, in turn, has used some of it to fund half the £8,800 staffing costs the village must pay each year for Bampton Library. The London-based company also hires the recreation ground for parking and has given £2,600 to Oxfordshire County Council, which has spent it on library furniture and display equipment since filming began in 2010.

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