Item BCA - 2018.1364 - Old Folk's Memories collected by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s

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BCA - 2018.1364


Old Folk's Memories collected by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s


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pdf of 21 pages

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Lloyd Hughes Owens, headmaster of the National School in Church View up to its closure when the new school opened in 1960 was keen to capture the knowledge and thoughts of the 'Old Folks' of Bampton and this pdf is the result. It covers many topics including Morris dancing; Garlands; the Mummers; Bampton Fair; Bampton Fire Brigade; Church, Chapel and Sunday Schools; School days; housing and shopping facilities; transport and postal services; health; various trades and crafts including flag baskets, potato nets, sunbonnets, corn dollies, pedlars of fish, oranges and black puddings, farm implements and the 1d bazaar; Food; various memories including our Town Crier, haunted houses, gleaning, a bear on the loose eventually shot in Sandfords field, 1906 General Election, Billie Tanner and his toffee making, greasy flag pole with ham on the top; smocks worn for Sunday best; Oxen ploughing; children 'sticking' ie gathering wood; fiddler 'Deedlum' Butler; Oil lit lamping; death of a 12 year old gypsy child; Lady Well at Ham Court.

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