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WI March meeting, theme 'A Russian Evening' 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1932
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  • 1972

A newspaper cutting from 1972 reporting on a WI meeting in March where the theme of the evening was 'A Russian Evening.'A new member was welcomed and Jean Howell agreed to be their representative at the AGM in London at the Albert Hall ...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper report on several clubs in Bampton 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1931
  • Item
  • 1972

This newspaper cutting from 1972 which talks about the events at several clubs in Bampton.The Women's Institute and Women's Legion trip to RAF Brize Norton.Badminton Club.Numismatic SocietyDarby & Joan ClubSchool Fete

Bampton Community Archive

1971 - WI Golden Jubilee year for Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.1930
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  • 1971

In 1971 The Bampton branch of the Women's Institute celebrated its Golden Jubilee. This newspaper cutting reports on some of the activities.

Bampton Community Archive

Service in the Market Square, early C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1479
  • Item
  • early C20th

I was given these to pictures in digital format when I took over being Archivist, with no indication of who lent them to the Archive to scan, what the occasion was or the date. If anyone can help please contact the Archive via the link on the fro...

Bampton Community Archive

Five views of Bampton on one postcard - late 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1926
  • Item
  • late 1960s

A postcard with 5 views of Bampton including The War Memorial, the South side of the Market Square, south east aspect of St Mary The Virgin, The Highmoor Brook having gone under the road by Brook House and Town Hall with Market Square Garage in th...

Bampton Community Archive

Church View looking north to St Mary's, late 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1925
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  • late 1960s

A view along Church View in the late 1960s with St Mary's at the north end. Not a car in sight which is something you won't see now unless Downton Abbey are filming here.

Bampton Community Archive

Invoice for household items from Cook & Boggis August 24th 1923

  • BCA - 2019.1923
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  • August 24th 1923

An invoice from Cook and Boggis of Witney August 24th 1923 for achest of drawers,2 bedroom chairs,1 wash stand,1 bowl and 1 bucketfor the total sum of £4 7s 5d four pounds thirty seven pence and a half penny.This was lent to the Archive to copy by...

Bampton Community Archive

Leaflet produced January 1st 1947 regarding wild birds

  • BCA - 2019.1922
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  • January 1st 1947

Leaflet produced January 1st 1947 regarding wild birds. It states which are protected all the time, some at certain times of the year and which birds' eggs may not be taken. By virtue of the Wild Birds Protection Acts 1880-1939 and an order ...

Bampton Community Archive

Invoice to Alec Townsend for burial of his wife Elizabeth Ann May 24th 1963

  • BCA - 2019.1920
  • Item
  • May 24th 1963

This is an invoice to Mr Alex Townsend of Ash Tree farm in Weald Street from the undertakers M Long and Sons after dealing with the body of his wife Elizabeth Ann Townsend.May 24th 1963.Cemetery fee £3,Vicar's fee £1,use of church and caretak...

Bampton Community Archive

AGM of Bampton branch of the British Legion plus Women's section 1968

  • BCA - 2019.1917
  • Item
  • 1968

From a Local newspaper. Feb 1968. Report of the AGM of Bampton Branch of the British Legion along with the Women's section. President Capt C R Radclyffe; Chairman P Mathem; vice chairman E Spurrett; secretary John Quick; standard bearer W Jac...

Bampton Community Archive

Mr Oswald Bartlett of Field Cottage is 100 years old

  • BCA - 2019.1916
  • Item
  • 1977

Mr Oswald Bartlett the day before his 100th birthday with his wife Doris. They lived in Field Cottage which is the church end of Sandfords Field. He was born in 1877 when Queen Victoria still had 24 more years to go on the throne.Cars have been ...

Bampton Community Archive

The induction of Rev. Derek Frost June 1976.

  • BCA - 2019.1913
  • Item
  • 1976

In June 1976 Rev Derek Frost became the new vicar of the newly created parish of Bampton with Clanfield including Aston, Lew and Shifford.One of the cuttings from the Witney Gazette June 1976 says ... History was made at Bampton on Tuesday of last...

Bampton Community Archive

Knapps farmhouse for sale in 1999 for £350,000

  • BCA - 2019.1915
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  • 1999

Newspaper cuttings from the Oxford Times 1999.The thatched eastern end of Knapps farmhouse was originally built as a timber framed medieval hall in the C14th. The stone walled section built under a slate and thatched roof was built in the C17th a...

Bampton Community Archive

Wedding of Miss Rose Bishop and Mr Cyril Greenway 1949

  • BCA - 2019.1910
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  • 1949

Newspaper cutting re the wedding of Miss Rose Bishop and Mr Cyril Greenway in the last quarter of 1949. Rose was a sister of Emmie Papworth nee Bishop. The service was conducted by the Rev. C.O. Price assisted by the Rev C. Sutton the Methodist M...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for September 1951.

  • BCA - 2019.1908
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  • 1951

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for September 1951. Thoughts from Cyril C Kelway, vicar.Harvest thanksgiving service; copy of notice to be found in the church porch where the PPC invites applications for the post of Clerk and Sexton; the choirG...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for June 1951

  • BCA - 2019.1907
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  • 1951

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for June 1951. Letter by Cyril C Kelway, vicarTopics include Church spring-cleaning; Confirmation; Guild of St Mary's; visiting preachers.From the registers, Holy Baptism of1. Geraldine Mary daughter of Herb...

Bampton Community Archive

Clothing Ration book for Rose F Sollis 1947-1948 at The Swan Inn, Buckland Road

  • BCA - 2019.1902
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  • 1947 1948

This is the clothes ration book for Rose F Sollis who lived at The Swan Inn in Buckland Road.The book had to be handed to the shopkeeper for him or her to take out the appropriate coupon; it was illegal for a shopkeeper to accept loose coupons. ...

Bampton Community Archive

Ration book for Rose Gerring 1953-1954

  • BCA - 2019.1901
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  • 1953 1954

Rationing continued long after the end of WWII. As some items became more plentiful they were taken off ration but as this book belonging to Rose Gerring shows, meat, fats, cheese, bacon and sugar were still on ration in 1953-54.The supplier of e...

Bampton Community Archive

Ration book post WWII for Frederick Arthur Gerring

  • BCA - 2019.1900
  • Item
  • 1953-1954

Long after the end of WWII there was food rationing. As certain items became a little more plentiful they were removed from rationing but as late as 1954 some items were still on ration.This is a ration book, what is left of it, that belonged to ...

Bampton Community Archive

St Mary's choir boys on an outing to Southsea in 1947

  • BCA - 2017.1100
  • Item
  • 1947

In 1947 no girls were allowed in the choir at St Mary's which was quite normal in most churches at that time. In the summer of 1947 these 9 choirboys were taken on an outing to Southsea as a treat. Back row L-R Bill Daniels, Philip Addison,...

Bampton Community Archive

Letters to Rose Sollis from Arthur Gerring who was in India

  • BCA - 2018.1604
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  • 1943 1944

These two letters were written to Rose Sollis by Arthur Gerring who was in the army in India during WWII. They married when Arthur came home after demob.The writing is beautiful, both content and visually.

Bampton Community Archive

Letter of thanks for wedding gift from Norman & Meryl to Rose Gerring

  • BCA - 2019.1896
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  • c1980

Meryl Hobbs taught in Bampton almost all her life and it was after she retired that she met and married Norman. This letter is from them to Rose Gerring thanking her for their wedding gift which would appear to be money to spend on anything they ...

Bampton Community Archive

Mr & Mrs Harry Sollis from The Swan Inn, Buckland Road

  • BCA - 2019.1894
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  • c1951-1964

Mr & Mrs Harry Sollis owned and ran the Swan Inn in Buckland road for many years. In the last few years, Mrs Sollis ran it as a widow. Emmie Papworth, nee Bishop was a relative and adored Mrs Sollis; Emmie is seen with here in two of these p...

Bampton Community Archive

Accounts for The Swan Inn, Buckland Road, year ending March 31st 1951

  • BCA - 2019.1893
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  • 1951

Mr & Mrs Sollis owned and ran the Swan Inn, in Buckland Road. These are the accounts and a covering letter from their accountant, Thornton & Thornton in Witney and the accounts themselves for year ending March 31st 1951.You will gather fr...

Bampton Community Archive

Map of Bampton 1989, revised 1990

  • BCA - 2019.1891
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  • 1990

This map shows Bampton at 1989 with revisions done in 1990. It includes Weald. It shows the properties and the extent of the gardens.

Bampton Community Archive

Map of Bampton Estate at 1789

  • BCA - 2019.1890
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  • 1789

This map shows the Bampton Estates at 1789. This is before the fields were enclosed and the names of the people who farmed the strips or the name of the field area are on the map. The Quies fields are each side of the Bampton to Brize Norton roa...

Bampton Community Archive

Map of Bampton at the time of the Inclosure Act 1821

  • BCA - 2019.1889
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  • 1821

One of these maps shows the names of the fields and the waterways, important for growing and stocking fish are very clear, the second one is a photograph from a page in the Inclosure document held at St Lukes in Oxford and this shows the propertie...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton - Country Life magazine July 26th 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1888
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  • 1946

This is the 2nd of two articles in successive issues of Country Life magazine July 1946. There are pictures of the Grammar School which now houses the library and the exhibition space called the Vesey room used by Bampton Community Archive and We...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton - Country Life magazine July 19th 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1887
  • Item
  • 1946

This is the first of two articles in successive weeks in Country Life magazine July 1946. This article talks about the architecture of Bampton with pictures of the Market Place, the early Victorian Town Hall, Morris Dancing, Lime Tree house, Thom...

Bampton Community Archive

Firemen attending a fete

  • BCA - 2019.1886
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  • nineteen sixties

It was not uncommon for the firemen to take one of their appliances to fetes. The firemen and women were keen to explain what was on the appliance and in particular to explain to children. In this picture left to right areRay Green, John Wixey, ...

Bampton Community Archive

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp by the W.I. Drama Group

  • BCA - 2019.1885
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  • c1962

The WI Drama group put on at least one excellent play or pantomime each year for several years under the guidance of Hilda Pickard. This is Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp. The cast was1. Lynne Rouse2. Carol Hampton3. Sandra Foster4. Sylvia Barne...

Bampton Community Archive

The Beam: April 1990 vol. 5 No1

  • BCA - 2019.1884
  • Series
  • April 1990

THE BEAM APRIL 1990. VOLUME 5 NO1. THE TOPICS COVERED :-Morris dancing on Spring Bank Holiday MondayPrefabs built after WWII originally called Portel HousesParish council history and coming elections. The first meeting of Bampton’s Parish ...

Bampton Community Archive

Brooks family in the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1883
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  • twentieth century

Mrs Brooks of Mill Green showing a cross in the window to indicate a member of the family is away at war. WWI. She was the mother of Brannon Brooks and mother-in-law to Nellie Brooks who was the mother of Nan, Jim, Connie, Teddy, Bob, Nellie and B...

Bampton Community Archive

Jason Seacole hands the 6 aside Jubilee Cup to West Witney

  • BCA - 2019.1882
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  • 1970s

Jason Seacole is handing the Jubilee Cup to Liam Burnside of West Witney after they won the Bampton 6-aside tournament. In the background is Michael Irvin who did much along with Ken East to help the boys' football sides in Bampton. Ken was...

Bampton Community Archive

John Knight dancing in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.1881
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  • 1970s

John Knight comes from a family of Bampton dancers of the Morris in Bampton. Behind him in this picture just holding hankies is Roy Dommitt who worked at the High Down Rocket Test Site on the Isle of Wight. He was one of the most senior engineer...

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Early twentieth century cricket team

  • BCA - 2019.1880
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  • 1920s

There are many interesting aspects to this picture. There are three members of the Green family in the team, Frederick, Jim and Henry. Ten are in whites, Tim Fox looks as if he is an umpire but the clothing on the Talbot Licensee Mr Norman gives...

Bampton Community Archive

Connected families - Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler, Elward, Newman

  • BCA - 2017.845
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  • twentieth century

These are really good, old photographs showing members of the Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler and Elward families from around 1900 through the twentieth century. The family group photograph of 'Buscot' Tanner shows him with his sons in unif...

Bampton Community Archive

Closure of the GWR Oxford via Witney to Fairford railway line

  • BCA - 2017.731
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  • June 16th 1962

On June 16th 1962 the last train from Witney to Fairford passed through Bampton and Brize Norton station. The newspaper cuttings give a good history of this railway line. In Bampton, there used to be a railway timetable on the wall next to the L...

Bampton Community Archive

The debt Bampton Morris owes to Jingy Wells, by Frank Purslow

  • BCA - 2019.1879
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  • 1970s

Frank Purslow had previous sent a letter to the Witney Gazette that was far from complimentary about Jingy Wells and it made many Bamptonians cross. He was challenged about it by Bobby Wells, Jingy's son and this letter to the Gazette follow...

Bampton Community Archive

May Bank Holiday weekend of dancing 1986

  • BCA - 2019.1877
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  • 1986

May Bank Holiday weekend. Francis Shergold's Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on the Monday and Alec Wixey's Bampton Morris Men practising on the Sunday.

Bampton Community Archive

Bank Holiday Monday dancing 1986 (2)

  • BCA - 2019.1876
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  • 1986

Morris dancing in Bampton 1986. Alec Wixey's side rehearsing on the Sunday and Francis Shergold's side dancing on the Monday.

Bampton Community Archive

Bank Holiday Monday Morris Dancing 1986

  • BCA - 2019.1875
  • Item
  • 1986

Bank Holiday Monday Morris dancing in Bampton 1986.Francis Shergold's Traditional Bampton Morris Men and Alec Wixey's Bampton Morris Men

Bampton Community Archive

Bank Holiday Monday 1993 Morris dancing

  • BCA - 2019.1869
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  • 1993

Francis Shergold's side the Bampton Traditional Morris men and Alec Wixey's Bampton Morris Men dancing Bank Holiday Monday in 1993.

Bampton Community Archive

Morris dancing Bank Holiday Monday 1991

  • BCA - 2019.1868
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  • 1991

Bank Holiday Monday Morris dancing in Bampton. Francis Shergold's Bampton Traditional Morris Men and Arnold Woodley's side

Bampton Community Archive

Bank Holiday weekend final practices 1986

  • BCA - 2019.1866
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  • 1986

These pictures are of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men and the Bampton Morris Men happily practising together during the Bank Holiday weekend. Squires Francis Shergold and Alec Wixey.

Bampton Community Archive

Steam engines stop in Bampton November 4th 2006

  • BCA - 2017.635
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  • November 4th 2006

On a lovely sunny November day in 2006 a group of Steam Engine enthusiasts stopped off in Bampton, Bridge Street to partake of some refreshment.In 2019 John Wharton told me ..."The steam engines were taking part in the Remembrance Road Run or...

Bampton Community Archive

'Chain Reaction' cycle path rally at Tadpole Bridge. 2002.

  • BCA - 2019.1860
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  • 2002

In 2002 a group of people calling themselves 'Chain Reaction' did all they could to raise sufficient money to have a safe cycle path created from Bampton to Tadpole Bridge, but sadly they were not able to achieve their ambition. Two yea...

Bampton Community Archive

Bo Jangles, Bampton Castle Cars & Marks Kitchen in 2003

  • BCA - 2019.1859
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  • 2003

This picture was taken in 2003. Down the side of Rosemary Lane, farthest away is Bo Jangles the hairdresser then coming towards the camera is the office for Bampton Castle Cars and the green sign board of Mark's Kitchen can just be seen.

Bampton Community Archive

A bus shelter created opposite Duttons in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2019.1858
  • Item
  • 2003

This bus shelter was created about 2003. Only if the rain was blowing from behind did it give any shelter. Drivers are very inconsiderate blocking the bus stop for the buses. It was in use for only a few years when the route was changed and the...

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Sam Bennett and a young Emily Bishop

  • BCA - 2019.1857
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  • between 1926 & 1939

Sam Bennett and young Emily Bishop, later known to all as Mrs Emmie Papworth who was a post mistress and later ran the papershop in Bridge Street.Sam helped Bampton Morris with his fiddle playing from 1926 until the 1939. In the last few years, ...

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William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells, playing his fiddle and a close look at his clothes

  • BCA - 2018.1312
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  • first half nineteen hundreds

Jingy Wells, real name William Nathan Wells danced for many years and played the fiddle for even more. His first fiddle he made from a large corned beef tin for a sound box and a broom handle. He was completely self taught. After an eye infecti...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of James Charles Green b.1838

  • BCA - 2018.1496
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  • 1838 late C20th

This is the family tree of James Charles Green b.1838.Name in the family tree.Ashfield Bartlett Beckley CambrayClack Cleaver Clements ColeyCurran ...

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The Primrose League Diploma of Association for James Green. March 30th

  • BCA - 2019.1856
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  • March 30th

This is the Primrose League Diploma of Association for the membership of James Green, March 30th 1886.The Primrose League was established in 1883 by Lord Randolph Churchill and John Gorst in the wake of the Conservative Party's loss to Gladst...

Bampton Community Archive

Bill Daniels and his family

  • BCA - 2018.1322
  • Item
  • 20th century

These photograph are of Bill Daniels as a 12 year old boy in the Mummers and as an adult in military uniform and in the Shirt Race. There are also pictures of his father Ernie Daniels and his mother. In the photograph of the mummers you can also...

Bampton Community Archive

Girl Guides in Bampton C1958

  • BCA - 2019.1855
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  • c1958

Helen Cadd wrote"The photo was posted over from America by Olive McCabe, nee Olive Peacock back when the photo was taken . Aunty Olive found the photo in a set of drawers she was clearing out."One picture shows the girls along with Jim H...

Bampton Community Archive

'Rocky' Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1991

  • BCA - 2019.1853
  • Item
  • 1991

Ernie 'Rocky' Hunt and Chad Trueman in the background, Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1991. Rocky was known as Dicky to all his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest Bishop.

Bampton Community Archive

Wedding of Olive Peacock and James McCabe

  • BCA - 2019.1852
  • Item
  • 1970s

This is the wedding of Olive Peacock and James McCabe.Their son Andrew told me:-"From the left is my aunt Zita Donnelly who flew over for the wedding. (To the USA) I think that’s Jenny Jenkin (Quick) next to her. Next to her, according to ...

Bampton Community Archive

Mick & Doris Cleaver given award by Cancer Research UK 2014

  • BCA - 2019.1849
  • Item
  • 2014

Michael and Doris Cleaver received an award from Cancer Research UK in 2014 for their simply amazing work in raising funds for this charity for a combined 60 years of volunteering.They were given an honorary fellowship at the Cancer Research UK Fl...

Bampton Community Archive

Home Farm, late 1940s

  • BCA - 2019.1848
  • Item
  • late 1940s

Two pictures both taken in Home Farm farmyard, late 1940s. The farm house is on the High Street

Bampton Community Archive

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells playing the fiddle in 1923

  • BCA - 2019.1847
  • Item
  • 1923

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells danced, fooled and played the fiddle for Bampton Morris from the late nineteenth century and well into the twentieth.In this picture he is seen with his fiddle.The hat, waistcoat, trousers and socks (odd sock...

Bampton Community Archive

School class from around 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1845
  • Item
  • c1944

This picture of a school class was taken at the National School in Church View about 1946. The named children includeFred BishopFred BrooksBill DanielsBrian SadlerBob HuntDennis GreenBrian BarnetIvy BirdAmelia WrightDiane SadlerJacqueline Nichols...

Bampton Community Archive

Sale of Sundown Cottage - was through gate to Sandford

  • BCA - 2019.1844
  • Item
  • 1961

Sundown Cottage was a little cottage just inside the grounds to the right of the gate going into Sandford, down the lane from the Grammar School. When it was more or less derelict it was bought by Molly and Bernard Rose and demolished. You can s...

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Sandford Cottage garden in 1993

  • BCA - 2019.1843
  • Item
  • 1993

Sandford Cottage is a little cottage on the south side of Sandford Field. Originally, it was two tiny cottages. There is a well in the garden which was shared with the house next door. When these pictures were taken it was the home of Josephine...

Bampton Community Archive

Cote Chapel needs £2,000 - article from 1953

  • BCA - 2019.1842
  • Item
  • August 28th 1953

This is an article from the Oxford Time August 28th 1953. It explains immediate repair is needed to the roof and ceiling of this delightful little church which was built in 1661.

Bampton Community Archive

The house called Sandford & letters to Mr & Mrs Bernard & Molly Rose

  • BCA - 2019.1840
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  • 1946 1954

The house now called 'Sandford' was bought for Mr & Mrs Bernard and Molly Rose by Molly's brother of Marshall's Flying School Limited. Bernard had not long been demobbed and he had been a POW in Stendal, Germany. Molly wa...

Bampton Community Archive

Exhibition on Cricket in Bampton, January and February 2019

  • BCA - 2019.1841
  • Item
  • January 23rd 2019

Anna Pitt put on a wonderful exhibition on the history of cricket in Bampton which ran January and February 2019. This is a double page spread about the exhibition from the Witney Gazette.

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