Item BCA - 2018.1574 - Deaths of several Bampton people

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BCA - 2018.1574

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Deaths of several Bampton people

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  • 1958 2012 (Creation)

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pdf of 11 notices and notes

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These are all newspaper cuttings of obituaries kept by Mrs Rose Gerring.

img219 - Newspaper cutting August 23rd 1982 re the death of May Dunlop Morton who lived at The Deanery with friend Marjorie Pollard. She left £348,963 with £500 each to NSPCC, Dr Barnardo’s and the National Trust.

img220 - Newspaper cutting - the death of Robert (Bob) Allinson April 8th 1994 aged 74 husband of Kathleen. Bob carried the cake for the Francis Shergold Morris team for many years.

img221 - Newspaper cutting - the death of Joseph Edward Bunce aged 91. Joe was landlord of the Swan Inn in Buckland Road before Mr & Mrs Sollis.

img222 - Newspaper cutting - the death of Oswald Bartlett of Field Cottage (by Sandfords Field) aged 101. His 76 year old wife Doris was at his bedside. Rev. Derek Frost took the service and described Joe as "a smashing old chap, a lifelong Christian and Church goer".

img223 - Newspaper cutting July 22nd 1983- the death of Mr Arthur Timms aged 66. Arthur started the timber business in Brize Norton selling second hand timber from Brize Norton air force base when it was run by the Americans. He leaves a wife Kathleen and two sons Phil and Jeffrey.

img227 and img227a - 2 Newspaper cuttings 16-3-1979 - the death of Frederick William Robinson 68 and his wife Hilda from Buckland Road and one other person in the car with them in a collision in thick fog on the A40 near Burford.

img230 - Newspaper cutting April 4th 1958 - two sister and their companion who lived together, all died in one week. Miss Margaret Oates was the eldest daughter of Dr and Mrs Oates. She was a founder member of the Bampton Women's Institute, took a keen interest in folk dancing and was a pioneer of the Bampton Folk Dance Society. She was an accomplished needlewoman and was still smocking up to the time of her death.

img232 - Newspaper cutting Witney Gazette April 4th 1958 - two sister and their companion who lived together, all died in same week. Miss Dorothy Oates died aged 80 on March 24th the same day as Miss Brooks who had been companion to Dorothy and her sister Margaret. Dorothy was a member of the Women's Institute. The funeral of Miss Oates and Miss Brooks took place on the same day Thursday March 27th at St Mary's in Bampton, service conducted by Rev. G West.

img233 - Newspaper cutting Witney Gazette April 4th 1958 - two sister and their companion who lived together, all died in same week. Miss Dorothy Oates died aged 80 on March 24th the same day as Miss Brooks age 96 who had been companion to Dorothy and her sister Margaret. Dorothy was a member of the Women's Institute. The funeral of Miss Oates and Miss Brooks took place on the same day Thursday March 27th at St Mary's service conducted by Rev. G West. Miss Brooks, aged 17, became nanny to Margaret and Dorothy and they stayed firm friends for life.

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