Item BCA - 2018.1475 - Bampton Fire Brigade in several competitions in the C20th

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Bampton Fire Brigade in several competitions in the C20th

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Bampton fire brigade attending fires and reference to the Brigade in old Vestry minutes.
BAEECA Bampton Fire Brigade in full dress uniform with the horse drawn fire appliance. Constables the bakers had horses for delivering their goods and these were frequently used to pull the appliance. The brigade had no horses of its own.
BAEA55 Bampton Fire Brigade with shields and trophies. This is the team that won the National competition at Crystal Palace in 1904 under their captain Cambria Williams.
BA1814 Bampton Fire Brigade’s trophies
A614 Back of a postcard which shows, on the other side, the Bampton crew taking part in the National Shield competition at Crystal Palace in 1904 which they won.
A615 Back of a postcard which shows 'Fire Brigade with Shields and Cups'
A618 Bampton Fire Brigade, 1914. Back Row left to right: Dick Rose. Os Williams. Front Row left to right: Ted Green. Fox. Perhaps Horace Williams brother of Os. The second picture has the names of the men on it. Edward Green was the father of Warren Green the church organist.
A619 Fire Brigade with Shields. Edward (Ted) Green on the left and captain Cambria Williams in the middle.
A620 2 items. Bampton winning the National Challenge Shield at Crystal Palace in 1904.
A620a Bampton winning the National Challenge Shield at Crystal Palace in 1904.
A622 Campsite for many firemen and fire brigades attending a competition in Bournemouth. 1914.
A626 A competing Fire Brigade Team at Crystal Palace in 1904
A628 Fire Brigade with cups and shields. Firemen. F371b
A629b Fire Brigade at competition camp. Back row:- Mr Fox, Edward 'Ted' Green, 'Papa' Townsend, Tom Constable (baker) and Fred Green. Front row:- Billy Wilkins and James Green.
A630 Bampton Fire brigade in competition at Crystal Palace 1904
A631 Fire brigade on pump with shield
A632a Fire Brigade with shield. Left to right:- Percy Green, Alec Green, Billy Wilkins, Fred Green and one other
A633 Bampton Fire Brigade. They have just won the National Shield. Ramsgate.
A633a Bampton Fire Brigade. They have just won the National Shield at Ramsgate. This is on the back of the picture in 2003.12736.
A635 The Fire Brigade in action at Wantage. Fred Green on the left and Percy Green on the right of the centre two.
A638 NABU camp, Kings Park, Bournemouth June 26th 1914 with many fire brigade in attendance
A642 Reverse side of the postcard with all the tents in Bournemouth being used by many fire brigades. It is a note to let Mrs Green at Eton Villas know that they all arrived safely and are settling in well
A644 Silk postcard of Crystal Palace bought by one of the firemen attending the National championships at Crystal Palace
A653 Reverse of the post card from Ramsgate where they have just won the National Shield
A958 2 photos, one with the names written on. Members of the Bampton Fire Brigade with shields they won at competitions. Top row L-R Jim Green and Billy Wilkins, standing L-R Edward Green, D Rose, Alec Townsend, Fred Green, 'Papa' Townsend, Cambria Williams, kneeling L-R Percy Green and D Rose jnr
A959 Bampton Fire Brigade and others in camp ready for a competition
A960 2 pictures; one has the names of the firemen on it and the other one does not. Bampton Fire Brigade and Prizes. L-R James Green, Billy Wilkins, Fred Green
A961 Cambria Williams receiving an award on behalf of the Bampton Fire Brigade.
A962 Bampton Fire Brigade competing at Moreton-in-Marsh.
Os Williams Os Williams in the 1890s; he was a member of the Bampton Fire brigade and son of Cambria Williams.
A964 Under canvas at Crystal Palace. All the brigade sides were under canvas for them to attend the national competition
A965 Trophies won by Bampton Fire Brigade. Crystal Palace 1904.
BAD1BC Men and a boy working the fire pump at a rick fire in the 1920s
BA921A Percy Lane, fireman, attending a hay rick fire
Firebrig Fire Brigade Regulations giving the rules at 1894. It was printed by Beard and Mayes who had a printing business and shop on the west side of the Market Square
A292 attending a fire in a hay rick
img130 Leaflet; Integral Auxiliary Equipment Ltd
img550 Jan 1st Newspaper article, Witney Gazette, January 1st 2014. Fire engines from Bampton and Burford along with a rescue crew from Kidlington were called to free an eighteen year old woman from a car on the road to Black Bourton. She skidded of the road on ice
img053 Cook & Boggis Ltd was a shop in Witney next to The Cross Keys . Bampton fire brigade assisted at this fire in 1968. When the site was rebuilt, Waitrose supermarket was built there although it later moved farther back where it is now (2014). Part of the Cook & Boggis Ltd shop was cleared to make the walkway to the shops leading to the Woolgate Tower. The other two pictures show the area in 1900 and a few years after the area was rebuilt following the fire. Cook and Boggis was a real old –fashioned department store that sold everything from haberdashery, clothes to furniture. Mona Wilkins (Coal Pit Farm) used to work in their fabric department
img101 Ray (Ramon) Green born May 21st 1930 died June 8th 2011. This picture was taken in 1973 when Ray, leading fireman since 1955, was presented with his 20 year service medal. The medal was presented by Captain Charles Mayne Chairman of Oxfordshire County Council Public Protection Committee. Ray became a retained fireman in Bampton November 1948. Ray left the fire service in November 1950 to do his National Service with the Royal Engineers and re-joined on demob in 1953.
Img102 From the late 1800s Bampton's fire appliance was housed in the church and towards the end of the C19th in the Town Hall. A new, purpose built building was built in Manor View Road and this invitation was to Leading Fireman Ray Green and his daughter Esther to attend the official opening on Tuesday 13th July 1971. While the invitation says 'New Road', this is not strictly correct because from where the road leaves Broad Street until it reaches the turning for Bushey Row, it is Manor View (leading to New Road). The picture is a newspaper cutting recording this event when the Chief Fire Officer of Oxfordshire Mr Timothy White cut the ribbon to declare the station open.
Img109 A third mystery blaze hit Mount Owen farm and this time it killed over 3,000 chickens. The farm was owned by Mr J Toft of Curbridge Post Office. His three sons were taking it in turns to sleep 2 at a time in a caravan next to the farm buildings, because earlier fires had destroyed the farmhouse roof, to try and prevent a third fire. Burford fire brigade also attended.
Img348-354 The fire at Witney Blanket Mill on March 22nd 1968. This is the building which later became Poundstretcher by the Leys, next to St Mary's in Witney. It was attended by both Bampton and Witney brigades.
Img373 & 374 2 letters of thanks, connected, one August 6th 1954. They relate to Bampton Fire Brigade attending the site of a crashed B-47 which caught fire, belonging to USAF close to Bampton. Newspaper article. One killed 4 injured as US Strato jet six-engine bomber crashes near Thrupp.
Img379 Calling out the fire brigade before electricity and radio. Someone would run to the fire station and ring the bell. Local businesses supplied the horses to pull the pump. In 1929 with fewer businesses using horses, the Parish Council bought a new motorised pump for about £250. With radio and electricity, a siren was placed on the Town Hall and all firemen had an electric bell in their home. In the 1980s the siren was replaced by personal alerters carried by the firemen at all times and put in a charger at night.
Img380 to 383 1st of four pages. This is a transcription of an article in the Witney Gazette July 30th 1904 and records Bampton Fire Brigade winning the National Shield in competition at Crystal Palace. At that time there were over 500 brigades in England and Wales with over 12,000 members.
Img639, 641 & 643 J L Hughes Owens selected several entries from the Vestry meetings from the period 1859 to 1916 when a Parish Council took over the role of the Vestry. Selection of notes from December 1861, April 1862, November 1866, April 1868, January 1869, January 1870, February 1871, June 1871. They cover topics relating to the turnpike roads, the 'breaking of the bank in Faringdon' resulting in the loss of £2.10s (£2 50p) belonging to the highway rate, cattle plague, the first mention of the restoration of St Mary Virgin for £2,686, lighting of the village at night, consider necessity of purchasing a fire engine. Notes from July 1871, October 1875, June 1876, April 26th 1878, June 14th 1878, April 15th 1879. They cover topics including: - to sell the Pieces now the gravel pit is exhausted, steps to be taken to put the belfry in good repair and a Mr Stone offered to do the work needed for £17. Repairs to the fire engine needed. Could the money from sale of the exhausted gravel pits be used to repair gutter; on inspection of the books kept by Mr Teall the assistant overseer they showed a deficiency that could not be met by his estate and ratepayers to be charge 1d in the pound (240d to the £) to cover this deficiency. Notes from July 7th 1881, July 15th 1881, November 19th 1886, December 3rd 1886, March 27th 1887, April 26th 1889, April 15th 1883, January 12th 1884, March 16th 1884. Topics covered include; Mr Bateman's accounts show deficiency and a 'voluntary' rate of 1½d (240d to £1) to cover the deficiency, concern about state of the church bells, sexton James Plaster to weed churchyard paths and shovel coke to boiler for no extra money. Residents of High Street admonished for putting rubbish in the gutters, street cleaning put out to tender, Captain Williams (fire brigade) complains the cleaners spend too much time leaning on their shovels. The selection of notes from the old Vestry minutes J. L. Hughes Owens copied out can be found on the Archive website at http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/z96q-k2ra-3znp. All the minutes are held at St Lukes in the archive repository and can be viewed there.
Img811 3 pictures. Bampton Fire Brigade, probably taken in 1901, the year of Queen Victoria's death, as they are wearing black arm bands. A second picture of the men outside the fire station which was in the Town Hall. Third page is of Hughes-Owens' notes
Img813 2 pictures. Bampton Fire brigade winning the National Championships at Crystal Palace in 1904 and a page of Hughes-Owens' notes
Img816 Bampton Fire brigade winning the National Championships at Crystal Palace in 1904 and a page of Hughes-Owens' notes
Img819 3 pictures. The brigade at camp near Bournemouth and at a competition in Brighton. Plus Hughes-Owens' notes to the two pictures
Img825 3 pictures. The fire brigade, post 1919 because Ted Green is captain and 2nd picture is of a fire plaque. Plus Hughes-Owens' notes to the two pictures
Img388 3 photographs. Two showing Bampton Fire Brigade with s they won in up to 4 tournaments and a third showing Hughes-Owens' notes which are not quite correct. It should be 'Cambria' Williams, not Cambray.
Img819 3 pictures. The brigade at camp near Bournemouth and at a competition in Brighton. Plus Hughes-Owens' notes to the two pictures
Img826 3 pictures. The fire brigade in competition in Wantage and with the cups they won in Gloucester. Plus Hughes-Owens' notes to the two pictures
Img825 3 pictures. The fire brigade, post 1919 because Ted Green is captain and 2nd picture is of a fire plaque. Plus Hughes-Owens' notes to the two pictures
Img181 Two pictures on one page. At the top, the Bampton fire brigade with the shields and trophies and below, the cups, shields and trophies.
Img112 Newspaper cutting - Bampton's firemen won the National Shield at Crystal Palace in 1904 and this is a newspaper cutting recording the whole event.
Img371b A photograph of the Bampton Fire Brigade with two shields and a cup won before 1919. All men are named: back row L-R Edward Green, Isaac Widdows, James Green, Tom King, Tom Constable, George "Papa" Townsend; front row L-R Cambrian Williams & Dick Rose. James married "Papa" Townsend's daughter Elsie. George Townsend, who kept the Eagle Inn shot the mad bear in Sandfords Field which escaped from some travelling show people.
Img378 A poem written by a local person, sent in to the newspaper when Bampton won the National Shield in 1904 at Crystal Palace.
Img388 Two postcards of Bampton Fire Brigade at the National Shield competition at Crystal Palace in 1904. Bampton won the competition.
Img389a The Bampton fire brigade at Ramsgate in the 1920s where they won the Nation Shield. All the men are named on the photograph.
A644a Silk postcard of Crystal Palace sent by Ted, presumably Ted Green, one of the firemen attending the National championships at Crystal Palace to Miss P Essam in Cheapside, Bampton. Back of the silk card in entry 2003.12747.

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