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Downton Abbey the movie confirmed

  • BCA - 2018.1627
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  • July

Filming in Bampton will take place later this summer and it's expected the film will show in 2019. During the six season of the show, it won three Golden Globes and 15 Emmys.

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Bampton School hold own world cup festival 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1626
  • Item
  • 2018

Bampton Primary School's nursery class spent this term exploring the tournament, which ran from June 14th to Sunday's final in July. The children looked in depth at the countries taking part in Russia, including tasting foods, making fl...

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West Ox Arts holds an exhibition of the work of 20 of its members

  • BCA - 2018.1624
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  • August 2018

There are 180 members of West Ox Arts and 20 of them put the exhibition together to raise funds to keep the Association running. Each member pays £25 a year but more money needs to be raised to keep the use of the gallery and support local artists.

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June 30th 40 people walked Bampton on a big clean-up

  • BCA - 2018.1625
  • Item
  • June 30th 2018

Almost 40 people set to and walked Bampton on a big clean-up on June 30th 2018. They did an amazing job. WODC leader James Mills joined in as did Ted Fenton the Witney West and Bampton county councillor. Maurizio Fantanto organsied the whole th...

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Tombola to raise money for Breast Cancer research

  • BCA - 2018.1622
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  • August 8th 2018

Laura Hatwell opened her garden in New Road to run a tombola to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. Laura's dear grandmother died of cancer 10 years ago and the raising funds for the research is very close to her heart.

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Mary Ellis in the ATA during WWII died aged 101

  • BCA - 2018.1621
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  • August 28th 2018

Mary Ellis was a wonderful lady who flew over 1,000 planes including more than 400 Spitfires. She was born in Leafield near Witney and was a good friend with our own Molly Rose OBE who was also in the ATA. Mary was 101 when she died. The artic...

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Chariot racing in the first half of the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1620
  • Item
  • 1970

On August Bank Holiday Monday 1970 the first Chariot Race was held in Bampton. The races lasted for 5 years only because, sadly, not enough teams were taking part. In these pictures some of the men are Colin Woodward, Richard Dunston, Frank Huds...

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Jim Gascoigne enters Easter bonnet competition 1977

  • BCA - 2018.1618
  • Item
  • 1977

This article appeared in the Memory Lane section of the Witney Gazette and recalls the time when men outnumbered the ladies in the Easter Bonnet Competition. The picture shows Jim Gascoigne and mentions Ken Mullis, Lionel Cook the landlord of the...

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The SPAJER'S Great Shirt Race 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1617
  • Item
  • May 28th 2018

These are a few of the photographs and a couple of newspaper cuttings of the 2018 SPAJER'S Great Shirt Race.

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Advert and Parish Profile for new Vicar to come September 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1616
  • Item
  • spring 2018

Rev David Lloyd retired at the end of September 2017 and then an advert and Parish Profile was created. The first entry here is the advert and the remaining 19 pages are the Parish Profile which candidates would have been given. Rev Cannon Janic...

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The Horse Fair and fun fair in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1543
  • Item
  • first half of twentieth century

The Horse Fair in Bampton used to be a very large event akin to the one in Appleby. Horses were tethered all down Bridge Street, along Church Street and outside the church around the triangle of grass between Churchgate House and what is now call...

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Death Penny of Jack Dewe

  • BCA - 2018.1615
  • Item
  • 1914-1918 war

Freda Bradley's uncle Jack's memorial plaque. Jack was born circa 1896 and is shown as 15 years old on the 1911 census, where it says he was a mason's labourer and living in Lavender Square.The World War One Memorial Plaque was mad...

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Re-opening of the Town Hall after refurbishment 1972

  • BCA - 2018.1614
  • Item
  • August 1972

There are several newspaper items with people talking about the best use for the Town Hall once it is refurbished and then the Witney Gazette article documenting the official re-opening in August 1972 by Mrs M. F. Davey, accompanied by Lloyd Hughe...

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Prize Winning Poems from West Ox Arts

  • BCA - 2018.1613
  • Item
  • early 1970s

Sadly there is no date in this little booklet anywhere, but as the telephone number for the printer has just 3 numbers it must have been early 1970s.There are poems byCatherine Hooper which was awarded 1st prizeLiz Mathews, 2nd prizeHelen Oliver, ...

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Evacuee children in Bampton enjoying games at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2017.1298
  • Item
  • C1940

These children are all evacuees from Bow in London. Here, they are being given the fun of some games at Weald Manor.The young girl at the bottom front on the right is now Mrs Joyce Cotter, neé Chambers and the girl on the right of the middle row ...

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1950s ATC

  • BCA - 2018.1612
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  • c1952

ATC group circa 1952. Names on the photograph are Dennis Harris, Les Harrison, Billy Buckingham, Brian Lawrence, Philip Horne, Norman Craddock, Ron Cross, Raymond 'Boxer' Paintin, Jimmy Harris, Harry Owen and Wing Commander T Lloyd-Jone...

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Bampton and Brize Norton Railway station

  • BCA - 2018.1397
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  • first half of C20th

Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1959.Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961, this time in colourA freight wagon and engine at Brize Norton and Bampton stationA steam engine pulling three ...

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Battle of The Bampton Amazons

  • BCA - 2018.1611
  • Item
  • March 21st 1958

This newspaper cutting from the Witney Gazette of March 21st 1958 recounts the story of three members of the local gentry, Mr Staples-Brown from The Elms, Dr Oates from what today is known as Rosebank Nursing home and the local solicitor Mr Ridgen...

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WI Children's Christmas Party 1946

  • BCA - 2018.1555
  • Item
  • 1946

Long before the days when everyone had a TV and many IT toys and gadgets, the WI Christmas Party was much enjoyed my many children. This group photo was taken at the 1946 party.In no particular orderSusan Hunt, Tom Papworth, Pauline Hooper, ...

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Descendants of Harry Whitlock b.1881

  • BCA - 2018.1494
  • Item
  • 1881 - 2017

This is the family tree of Harry Whitlock b.1881 who married Lillian Oakey, no children, then Martha Newman b.1881.Names in the family tree.Appleton Bensky Bird BurchellCatton C...

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Descendants of Robert Radband b.1822

  • BCA - 2018.1504
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  • 1822 - 2016

This is the family tree of Robert Radband b.1822 who married Elizabeth Higgs b.1822.Names in the family tree.Beckinsale Bird CattonClack Clinch ...

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The death of Brian Shurey September 21st 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1414
  • Item
  • December 27th 1944 - September 21st 2017

Brian was a much loved man who took a very active part in many aspects of life in Bampton. One of his brothers, Henry Barber gave this eulogy at Brian's funeral service."My memories of big brother Brian were that he was an independent i...

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Carriage rides for the Bush Club Members October 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1609
  • Item
  • October 2018

The members of the Bush Club were treated to a wonderful horse-drawn open carriage ride one October day in 2018. Members and helpers include :-Joyce Cotter, Pam Broughton, Mollie Jones, Sadie RoseRobin & Pip Shuckburgh with grandchildren Huxl...

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Daniels family outside their saddlery shop in Queen Street

  • BCA - 2018.1608
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  • c1904

The Daniels family had a saddlery shop in Queen Street just after 1900. The little boy on the right is probably the grandfather of Janet Westman nee Bradley, who had drawn many local maps full of information.

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Post for a talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1607
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  • February 18th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have recently been arranging a series of 3 talks, one in Feb, March and April to raise funds for the church. This poster was for the Feb 2018 talk entitled"The Graveyard Shift: surgery and body snatching at Guy&...

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Bush Club members in 2015 and 2016

  • BCA - 2018.1606
  • Item
  • 2015 2016

Jenny Chaundy took her camera to Bush Club a couple of times to record most of the member in 2015 and 2016. They include :-Alan & Rosie PittsBob TapsellChristine CypherClare EdwardsConnie FraserDavid JonesDavid WashingtonDenise SturgesDoreen ...

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Bowls Club dinner

  • BCA - 2018.1605
  • Item
  • February 1954

Bampton used to have a very active bowls club. The green was in the grounds of Weald Manor. This photograph shows five people who were at the annual dinner in 1954.Behind L-R are Trav Gordon and Francis Shergold. Francis was the head gardener a...

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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.

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Sid Pickard and Hilda Pickard

  • BCA - 2018.1603
  • Item
  • 1984

Mrs Hilda Pickard was a churchwarden, flower arranger, WI member, drama club producer and her husband Sid was a design engineer, church worker, member of Witney orchestra. They both took a very active part in the life of Bampton.

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Dolly & Eric Stroud's Hardware Store in the High Street

  • BCA - 2018.1602
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  • 1960-1970

Eric Stroud was a builder. His daughter Stella was married to Les King and they had a shop right opposite this store. Les, Stella and Eric helped Dolly start up the hardware shop initially selling items that would have been used in the building ...

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Baptist Church in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1600
  • Item
  • mid twentieth century

The Baptist church was in the lane almost opposite Lime Tree House. It is now a private dwelling. Lyn Dunsby said:-"We used to go to Sunday School at the baptist chapel where Emmie Papworth was one of the leading lights. Mary Whit played th...

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Lloyd Hughes Owens' account of schools in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.717
  • Item
  • mostly first 60 years of C20th

When Lloyd Hughes Owens retired in the 1960s he put the finishing touches to his album all about schools in Bampton. There is mention of the Old Grammar School, now our library and the exhibition room used by West Ox Arts and the Archive called t...

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Tony Allam baking the last batches of bread before Constables closed c1981

  • BCA - 2017.538
  • Item
  • c1981

Tony Allam was the baker for Mrs Constable for many years. The shop was by the roundabout opposite The Talbot and is now the Chinese takeaway called Mark's Kitchen. These photographs show the beautiful ovens and all the surrounding area.Tre...

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Lawerence Adams' morris side 2007

  • BCA - 2018.1599
  • Item
  • 2007

2007 the melodeon player is Steve Coad, and the accordion player Paul Smith. Behind Barry Care, Bampton Fool, the hidden musician is Tom Bower.Dancing in the set: Barry Care, Andrew Care, Robert Care, Jonathan Coad, Paul Fowler, Lawrence Adams, N...

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Jumble sales in the 1970s and 1980s

  • BCA - 2018.1598
  • Item
  • 1970s

Throughout the 1970s and well into the 1980s there was a jumble sale in the WI Hall - now called the Village Hall - most Saturdays and they were always well attended by regulars. There was nearly always a cake stall and bric-a-brac stall as well ...

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History of the Eeles to the Coop

  • BCA - 2018.1597
  • Item
  • 1969-2014

Tony Scott told the ArchiveI believe International Stores took over (from Eeles) in 1969 and altered and extended the premises, covered the cellars & converted the accommodation into a self contained flat.It was then became Gateway until it cl...

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Frank Hudson & his father Bill and Castle View Farm.

  • BCA - 2018.1536
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  • c1944 2013

Frank Hudson was brought up by his grand parents Albert and Elizabeth Mary Townsend at Castle View Farm in Bridge street after his mother died when Frank was only 7 weeks old. Frank says he had a very happy childhood surrounded by a loving family...

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Brownies, about 1950

  • BCA - 2018.1596
  • Item
  • c1950

Back row L-R Geraldine Graves, Ann Robey, Ann Bullen, Ann Wheeler.MIddle row Shirley Daniels, Valerie Rouse, Betty Court, Ruth Harrison.Gay Ledger, Jean Elward,C1950

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Baptist Sunday School Christmas Party January 1964

  • BCA - 2018.1595
  • Item
  • 1964

Lyn Dunsby told us it was the"Baptist Sunday school Christmas party.Front row - Andrew Morton, Anne Morton, Susan Taylor, Gary Gerhard, Cathy Hicks, Lyn Wheeler, Michael Wheeler, Jimmy Wheeler, Doreen Gerring, Maurice Hicks.Second row Gwyneth...

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Alf Smith and his sister Peggy James

  • BCA - 2018.1594
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  • c2000

Alf Smith and his sister Peggy James. Peggy enjoyed playing darts. Peggy's parent were Annie and George Smith. ]"This picture was taken watching me on a sports day, I am guessing 1959/1960. George and Annie Smith were Mum's pare...

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Bampton Weightlift Club

  • BCA - 2018.1591
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  • 1960-1980

The Bampton Weightlifting Club began in the 1950s and in the first few decades, it was all about Olympic style lifting. The club is still going very strongly but today people go to tone up rather than entering competitions.Don Rouse explains"...

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Phil Addison and Terry Rouse

  • BCA - 2018.1593
  • Item
  • 1934-2018

A couple of very dear old rogues - but then I'm biased. Phil Addison on the left, born 1934 and Terry Rouse also born in 1934. If you haven't read Phil's book about his 10 years in Bampton from 1940 to 1950 when aged 7 to 17, you&...

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Table top scenes created by Hilda Kent for Bush Club in the Horsa building

  • BCA - 2018.1590
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  • 1990-2000

Hilda Kent had many talents and one was to create the most delightful scenes in the foyer of the Bush Club when it was held in the unprepossessing Horse building. Every Wednesday she would create a display on the table and surrounding two walls a...

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Cigarette lighter of USAF 5th Air Force

  • BCA - 2018.1589
  • Item
  • WWII

'Dug up in Bampton' was an exhibition in the Vesey room.It may be of interest to know a little about the cigarette lighter with a military crest on it.The crest is actually that of the USAF 5th Air Force that has been based in the Pacifi...

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Research into Anglo Saxon Bampton by Dr John Blair 1988

  • BCA - 2018.1588
  • Item
  • 1988

In 1988 Dr John Blair from Queen Anne's College Oxford, gave a series of talks in Bampton Town Hall and produced this interim publication to go with one of his talks. He's special interest is Anglo-Saxon Bampton.

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Kit Jackson and colleagues at Clinch & Co Ltd, brewery in Witney.

  • BCA - 2018.1587
  • Item
  • 1950-1952

Kit Jackson worked at Clinch & Co Ltd in Witney between 1950 and 1952. She is centre front in this photo along with fellow workers there. The brewery is almost behind the Angel in Witney.William Clinch and Company, 1877 - 1950, Witney, Oxfor...

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Floods through the years in Bampton 1932 to 2010

  • BCA - 2018.1586
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  • 1932 2010

These pictures show flooding in Bampton and Weald from 1932 to 2010. Weald Street, Cheyne Lane, Bridge Street, Buckland Road, Aston Road, the site now Cala Homes! and more.The rain and floods of Whitsun 1932 did not stop the Morris men from danci...

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Entice GPs with rural weighting

  • BCA - 2018.1585
  • Item
  • May 2017

This article in the May 3rd 2017 issue of the Witney Gazette is about the suggestion GPs coming to work in West Oxfordshire should be offered more money.

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Obituary - Francis George Shergold

  • BCA - 2018.1583
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  • Jan 31st 1919 to Nov 27th 2009

This obituary was in The Guardian newspaper January 13th 2009. Francis was born on January 31st 1919 and died on November 27th 2009. The article was written by Derek Schofield.

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Memories of war time Bampton from Nicola Wolcott nee Hampton

  • BCA - 2018.1581
  • Item
  • 1943

Nicola Wolcott, nee Hampton, came to Bampton in 1943 aged 12. Her family came to get away from the bombing. This is her recollections of living in Bampton at that time and is a wonderful piece of social history.

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John Clarke born 1937

  • BCA - 2018.1580
  • Item
  • 1937 to 1957

John Clarke was born in 1937. There are pictures of him here which are frames taken out of a film and he's the young boy with a mop of lovely curly hair. He can be seen in a special outfit for the carnival in 1947 when he was 10. Then on M...

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Bampton's cricket club through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1404
  • Item
  • C20th

Cricket team all named - Bampton Cricket team, date not known but probably between the two world wars. All the players are named on the photograph.A967. Bampton Cricket Club 1881 includes J. Baker, G. Smith, F.W. Taunt, Rev. J.W.B. Bell, G. Taylor...

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Jubilee Inn darts team, early 1950s

  • BCA - 2018.1579
  • Item
  • early 1950s

These men were in the Jubilee Inn darts team in the early 1950s.Sandy DixonBilly MatthewsHarry HamptonTed LayDavid ElwardMr Sheppard (Buckland Road0Chris TimmsVick HarrisonDick Hunt (Broad St)Bill LockPercy SheppardPussy Dafter

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1578
  • Item
  • 2011

1. Toby Perry2. Alex Bone3. Joe Wright4. Simon Chatterton5. Tom Sargent6. Andrew Lloyd7. Billy Main8. Phil Walsgrove9. Darren Lloyd10. Martin Landray11. John Grout12. Tony Daniels13. Jamie Wheeler14. Jonny Shuker15. Craig Godwin16. Reg Hall...

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John Clarke, school boy

  • BCA - 2018.1577
  • Item
  • 1947 1957

John Clarke was born in 1937 and went to school in Aston, and probably Bampton as well at one time."My father has two younger brothers one called Raymond born in 1939 and the youngest is Malcolm.Their parents names were Charles and Iris Clark...

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A selection of spring gardens around Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1576
  • Item
  • spring 2004

In the spring of 2004, Jo Lewington went around Bampton recording these lovely gardens.a534 St Mary’s Trailer Courta536 Brook Cottagea545 Brook Cottage, Brian Kew’s gardena549 Church Greena550 Egret seen on Mill Greena572 Sandford Cottagea574 Weal...

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The Grange, early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1575
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

These six photographs were taken inside the Grange and around the garden early in the twentieth century.A thatched summer house.Part of the back of the Grange with the large glass house just showing on the right.A tiny portion of the garden with a...

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Deaths of several Bampton people

  • BCA - 2018.1574
  • Item
  • 1958 2012

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...

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Cooks at Bampton School c1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1573
  • Item
  • c1970s

There was an excellent kitchen at the school in Bowling Green Close but early in the 1980s it was closed and food brought over from Carterton. After a while, instead of uneaten food going into the pigswill bins, it had to be sent back to Carterto...

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Mr & Mrs Horace Morse, daughter Kit and Kit's husband Bill

  • BCA - 2018.1572
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  • 1915 1945

Horace Henry Morse was born about 1890 and married Kate Fox in 1915. His father was John Morse, Kate's father was Timothy Fox. In WWI Horace was in the 3rd battalion Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. In later life, he collected the buckets of...

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Lead stolen twice from roof of St Mary's in 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1230
  • Item
  • 2017

Lead was stolen from the north side of the aisle of St Mary's and the thieves came back for more about two weeks later. The lead was finally replace and water marked and a security system installed that would light up the roof and speakers w...

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Bampton Parish Church News 1903 and Aston plus adverts

  • BCA - 2017.1280
  • Item
  • 1903

Each month, St Mary The Virgin church produced a parish news sheet. The first page is January 2003 gives a round-up of news for 1902. It notes that the war in South Africa is now ended, King Edward VII was crowned on August 9th. Bampton suffered...

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The Friends of St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1326
  • Item
  • c2000

When The Friends of St Mary's was formed, a little leaflet was printed to give people an idea of the special features of the church and it named the Patrons who were Sir Ashley Ponsonby Bt., KCVO, MC, The Earl of Donoughmore, The Rt Hon. Doug...

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Shirt Races from about 1960

  • BCA - 2018.1571
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  • 1960 2016

These pictures go from about 1960 to 2016.

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Shirt Races through the years

  • BCA - 2018.1570
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  • mid C20th

Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated; Witney Gazette article by police By Tom Jennings. A HISTORIC race in Bampton will go off with less of a bang this year after police confiscated the starting pistol. The Original Great Shirt Race is run betw...

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Account of the 1975 Shirt Race

  • BCA - 2017.1094
  • Item
  • 1975

The first Shirt Race in Bampton was run to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and it's been run every year on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend ever since. In 2016 the Witney Gazette ran one of their articles on events...

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Harry Pocock

  • BCA - 2018.1534
  • Item
  • 1950-1963

Harry Pocock was the person who owned a thrashing machine and nearly all the local farmers used his services to thrash their corn through the late autumn and winter. He was a very active parish councilor and can be seen in one picture standing wi...

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Burials in Bampton 1890 to 1947

  • BCA - 2018.1569
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  • 1890 1947

Lloyd Hughes Owens borrowed the Parish burial register c1970s and did his best to create an alphabetical list of the burials. I photographed the burial role and tried my best to read all the names. Lloyd's list is in pdf and gives far more ...

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Constable families baptised, buried and married in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1568
  • Item
  • 1849 1949

This is a list of Constable families baptised, buried and married in Bampton.Constable families baptised, buried and married in BamptonBAPTISMS1. 1896 July 5th. Florence May Constable baptised. Parents Thomas Augustus & Florence Mary. Bak...

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Wool in Witney and Oxfordshire talk by Richard Martin.

  • BCA - 2018.1565
  • Item
  • April 15th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have been organising one talk a month for three months from February since 2016. This is the poster for a really interesting talk given by Richard Martin from Filkins Woollen Weavers on April 15th 2018. This is a po...

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Edginton Family wedding 1911

  • BCA - 2018.1562
  • Item
  • 1911

Beatrice's wedding in 1911. People in the wedding picture include1: Robert Woodley2: Annie (Edginton) Butler. Bride’s mother3: ?4: ? Bellinger: bridegroom’s mother5: Lena Edginton6: Albert Edginton (bride’s brother)7: Richard Butler (bride’...

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Donkey Derby 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1560
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  • August 27th 2018

The Donkey Derby is one of the major fund raising events organised by the SPAJERS - the Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing. Many Bampton clubs and societies have stalls in the field. As well as the races, young children can buy a ...

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Prayer during the Interregnum Sept 2017 to Sept 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1558
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  • 2017 2018

Rev David Lloyd retired and left St Mary's at the end of September 2017 and thus a period of Interregnum began and lasted until September 9th 2018 when Canon Janice Collier was inducted. This prayer cards was given out to the congregation to...

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The Graveyard Shift: talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1559
  • Item
  • February 18th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have recently been organising a talk on a Sunday in February, March and April and this was the talk in February 2018.

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The Cake Element Bakery 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1557
  • Item
  • July 4th 2018

The Cake Element Bakery opened in part of Duttons in the winter of 2017-2018. This newspaper article from the July 4th 2018 Witney Gazette gives a history of how Michelle and Ivan came to have their shop and cafe.

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Indenture made the fourth day of May One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine

  • BCA - 2018.1413
  • Item
  • 1859

This document, an Indenture made May 4th 1859, has been typed out by Miriam James to make reading it a little easier. She has kept faithfully to the grammar, spellings, bold type, capital letters and a complete lack of punctuation so typical of t...

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Indenture between Thomas Denton of the first part Joseph Bartlett of the second part and Thomas Baker of the third part 1842 & Indenture of Mortgage between Elizabeth Bartlett of the one part and George Frederick Holloway and Charles William Holloway of the other part 1849

  • BCA - 2018.1553
  • Item
  • 1842 1849

1842 March 21st Indenture between Thomas Denton of the first part Joseph Bartlett of the second part and Thomas Baker of the third part.1849 December 24th Indenture of Mortgage between Elizabeth Bartlett of the one part and George Frederick Hollo...

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Eeles, the grocery shop in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2018.1554
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  • first half C20th

Tony Scott said - "I believe International Stores took over in 1969 and altered and extended the premises, covered the cellars & converted the accommodation into a self-contained flat. It then became Gateway until it closed in April 1987...

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A class photo from Bampton C of E School 1980

  • BCA - 2018.1552
  • Item
  • 198

This is the class photograph taken in 1980 when there were two age groups in the class.1. Mrs Chris Barker2. Mrs Vera Elward3. Andrew Smith4. Ian Harris5. Elaine Cooper6. James Montgomerie7. Ashley Sturgis8. Maxwell Hastie9. Luella Keeble10. Rache...

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Picture postcard of the Horse Fair outside the Wheat Sheaf

  • BCA - 2017.1231
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  • 1924

This postcard, showing both the picture and the writing on the back, was written and posted in 1924 by Mrs Emmie Sollis to Miss J M Pearce. It was in the collection of items from Rose Gerring's house given to the Archive after she died. Mrs...

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Alan Clarke, landlord of The Horse Shoe dies September 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.820
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  • June 17th 1953 to September 29th 2013

Alan Clarke died suddenly on Monday September 29th 2013. He was landlord of the Horse Shoe in Bampton. The article gives far more information about Alan's working life

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Whitsuntide Garlands through the C20th in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1540
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Flower Garlands have been made and taken around the village for at least the whole of the C20th and probably much longer than that. This is a selection of photographs starting with one very early in the twentieth century with the landlord of the ...

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Death of Evalyn Hornsby May 2015 then Fred Hornsby August 2015

  • BCA - 2017.809
  • Item
  • May-August 2015

Evalyn and Fred Hornby had lived in Bampton for many decades. Fred worked for John Henly and then his son Roy on Deanery farm and Hobbs Buildings and Evalyn worked at University farm for Mary Rouse. Evalyn died in the May and Fred in the August ...

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Dutch Marching band 2008

  • BCA - 2017.689
  • Item
  • 2008

This Dutch marching band performed in Bampton for us in 2008. This was the Amigo Marching Band from Leiden. We also had a Stage Band from Leiden that played from a ‘Curtain sided’ trailer a few years previous at the Shirt Race. Bampton has enj...

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Life & Times of The Tuckers at Witney Blankets

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  • 2017

Although not a Bampton firm, Witney Blankets employed many people who lived in Bampton. This article is particularly about the 'tuckers' who were also known as 'fullers' or 'walkers' and their task was to remove the ...

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Restoration of The Lord Nelson by Tim Tomlins

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  • 1995 2005

Tim Tomlins bought the The Swan Inn as a private dwelling in 1964. The space allowed him to restore several engines and the last one was The Lord Nelson which is a Burrell machine. Tim was able to buy it in 1995. It is a single cylinder, 8 hors...

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