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Paths & roads unfinished at Oakwood Gate, some repaired more than once

  • BCA - 2018.1654
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  • December 11th 2018

Some footpaths and sections of road at Oakwood Gate, built by Cala Homes off New Road have either never been made up or have been repaired more than once. The path by the side of the field leading to the school is still to be done and people have...

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Miss Carter's class of 1992

  • BCA - 2018.1653
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  • summer 1992

This is a picture taken in the summer of 1992 of Miss Carter's class1. Louise Godfrey2. Stuart Webb3. Andrea Darke4. Chris Nieman5. Jemma Anderson6. Charlotte Kerton7. Jamie Beers8. Janany Kathier9. Clare Constable10. Ian Goldring11...

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Garden bench given to Lavender Place Flats by the SPAJERS.

  • BCA - 2018.1651
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  • c1976

Lavender Place Flats off Bushey Row were opened in 1969. The SPAJERS (Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing) donated this garden bench for the use of the people who lived in the flats.Seated on the bench, back row L-R are Roger Peck, ...

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Hunt meet at Weald Manor 2003 and January 5th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.612
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  • January 5th 2004

On January 5th 2004 the hunt met at Weald Manor. They usually meet the Monday before Christmas but the weather meant that meet had to be cancelled and rescheduled. They met in 2003 in the new year too.In the photos taken early C20th Martins the ...

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Tim Tomlins' exhibition on The Restoration of The Lord Nelson: attendees

  • BCA - 2018.1649
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  • January 2014

Tim Tomlins, along with help from Jo Lewington and Adrian Simmonds, put on a wonderful exhibition documenting the restoration of the Lord Nelson. These pictures were taken at the private viewing, a really happy evening.

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Don Rouse gives a history of the Bampton Mummers

  • BCA - 2018.1648
  • Item
  • 2008

BAMPTON MUMMERSThere are 467,000 sites on Google for Mummers and there are 5510 on the Bampton mummers alone. Every one tells a different story. For a slide show of last years performances, try Bampton Mummers on Google.Some say Mummering belongs ...

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Payne's horse drawn carriage at Bampton Station 1908

  • BCA - 2018.1647
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  • 1908

Payne's horse drawn carriage at Bampton Station 1908. Advertising wording can still be seen very faintly on the gable end of Castle View in Bridge Street where the Payne family lived at one time.

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I. M. Group sign at Ham Court

  • BCA - 2018.1645
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  • 1939 -1945

Since Matthew Rice and his wife bought Ham Court they have done a great deal of renovation all around the house. Surprisingly, this small piece of wood with the name I. M. Group dates from WWII. The company was based at Ham Court and they repair...

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Ray Evans checking the lighting in the Crib for St Mary's

  • BCA - 2018.1644
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  • 1999

Ray Evans is seen checking the electrics to the Crib for St Mary The Virgin church in 1999. Ray checked all the electrics for the crib, tree and the star. He also made the star and he made the huge cross that stands in the chancel at Easter. Ra...

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Barbara Hunt nee Green's certificates for The Torchbearers & Junior Red Cross

  • BCA - 2017.887
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  • n/a

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around ...

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Alice Puttock and 4 generations of her family

  • BCA - 2018.1466
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  • 1943 and late C20th

Mrs Brookes wearing the cardigan, Alice Peacock her daughter, Olive is Alice's daughter and Mrs Brook's great grandson is Andrew McCabe. Mrs Brooks was the midwife and layer out! This picture was taken in 1965.Lance Sergeant Thomas Wil...

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The Drinkwater family

  • BCA - 2018.1431
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  • 1910 to 1975

A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in his WWII uniform at his garden gate.A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in bull fighter's clothes for the fun of the picture.Bill's father William Frank Drinkwater's character reference and certificate...

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Members of Freda Bradley's family

  • BCA - 2017.1053
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  • from start of twentieth century

Along with Freda there are photographs of her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, her mother Phyllis and aunt/mother's sister Lilian, Philly Dewe her grandfather in his Morris dancing clothes, Billy Dewe her uncle, her fathe...

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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
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  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

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Bampton Gold ring found, sold at auction for £10,000

  • BCA - 2018.1642
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  • Nov 26th 2018

The Bampton ring sold for £10,000 at auction today, November 26th 2018. Engraved with an elaborate coat of arms featuring a chevron decorated with small dots between three birds' heads, the ring dates to between the late 1500s and early 1700s...

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Bampton C of E Primary School from 1960

  • BCA - 2018.1641
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  • 1960 1995

4 pictures of the children performing in St Mary’s pretending to be evacuees. Bampton had two coachloads from Bow in London during WWII.3 pictures of Bampton School visit to St. Mary's ringing chamber in 1988. The teacher is Mrs Janet Newma...

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Lime Tree House, High Street

  • BCA - 2018.1639
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  • twentieth century

Lime Tree House in the High Street was a two-story building with a loft conversion. Today, it is much extended and has become Rosebank Care Home with a very high rating

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A very old map of Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1638
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  • unknown

This is a very old map of Bampton - New Road, Mount Owen Road and others have yet to be created.

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Descendants of Harry Whitlock b.1881

  • BCA - 2018.1494
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  • 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 Jonathan Hunt b 1770 in Brize Norton

  • BCA - 2018.1637
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  • 1770 2016

This is the family tree of Jonathan HuntNames included in the tree includeAdlem Beckinsale Bowles ClackClark Cox Daniels DixeyEdgar Fitzg...

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Descendants of James Wheeler

  • BCA - 2018.1636
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  • 1900 1945

This is the family tree of James Wheeler 1900-1945Family names in this tree includeAgg Baxter Bowles BrooksColley Cowey Daniels DavisDuffy ...

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Descendants of Thomas Tanner 1668 to 1733

  • BCA - 2018.1635
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  • 1668 2017

Descendants of Thomas Tanner 1668 to 1733Family names within this tree areAkers, Aldsworth , Bailey, Barratt, Bartlett,Beale, Berrisford, Biles, Bishop, Blencowe, Broderick,Brooks, Buckingham, B...

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Wedding of Duncan Ledger and Gillian Beckley in 1948

  • BCA - 2018.1634
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  • 1948

This is a wedding photograph taken January 3rd 1948 of Duncan Ledger 1920-2013 who married Gillian Beckley 1929-1998 at St Mary The Virgin in Bampton.

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Descendants of John Sheppard b.1838

  • BCA - 2018.1499
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  • 1838 - 1962

This is the family tree of John Sheppard b.1838 who married Rachel Neal b.1812.Names in the family tree.Clark Clark(e) DayEagles Embling ...

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Descendants of William Townsend b.1801 & Hunt Family

  • BCA - 2018.1510
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  • 1801 - 2004

This is the family tree of William Townsend b.1801 who married Mary Ward b.1802 and the Hunt Family.Names in the family tree.Adlem Beckinsale Bowles ClackClark Cox ...

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Descendants of William Lock b.1700

  • BCA - 2018.1509
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  • 1700 - 1991

This is the family tree of William Lock b.1700 who married Mary Dalton.Names in the family tree.Alder Banham BeckleyBoote Butler Coll...

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Descendants of William Eeles b.1827

  • BCA - 2018.1508
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  • 1827 - 1990

This is the family tree of William Eeles b.1827 who married Ann White b.1827Names in the family tree.Beaumont Beckley Bennett Boggis Carter Chapman 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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Descendants of Richard Edginton b.1807

  • BCA - 2018.1503
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  • 1807 - 2018

This is the family tree of Richard Edginton.Names in the family tree.Barrett Basson BellingerBone Buckingham BunceBurchell Bu...

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Descendants of Richard Daniels b.1814

  • BCA - 2018.1502
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  • 1814 - C2010

This is the family tree of Richard Daniels b.1814 who married Elizabeth Constable b.1814.Names in the family tree.Adams Baston Bradley ByeCarrington Constable Cook ...

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Descendants of Richard Butler b.1783

  • BCA - 2018.1501
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  • 1783 to late C20th

This is the family tree of Richard Butler b.1783 who married Hannah Taylor b.1786.Name in the family tree.Basson Bellinger BoneBuckingham Bunce But...

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Descendants of Isaac Constable b.1818

  • BCA - 2018.1495
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  • 1818 - 2016

This is the family tree of Isaac Constable b.1818 who married Susanna Griffin b.1817. The grandson of Isacc, Thomas Augustus, started Constable's bakery on the corner of the Market Square. The shop is now Mark's Kitchen, a very good Ch...

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Descendants of Christopher Buckingham b 1863

  • BCA - 2018.1488
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  • 1863 -2017

This is the family tree of Christopher Buckingham b. September 11th 1863 who married Ada Pickett b. 1871; they married in 1892.Names in the Buckingham family tree.Basson Buckingham Burt Cadd ...

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Chariot racing in Bampton, first half of the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1633
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  • 1970 1975

In 1970 the SPAJERS began an experiment to see if Chariot Racing on August Bank Holiday Monday could be instituted as another wonderful Bampton event to help raise money for the senior citizens of Bampton. Sadly, it ran for only 5 years because ...

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More men than women take part in Easter Bonnet competition 1977

  • BCA - 2018.1632
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  • 1977

In 1977 more men that women took part in the Easter Bonnet competition. The photograph shows Jim Gascoigne wearing his hat. This article was in the March 18 2018 issue of the Witney Gazette in John Chipperfield's 'Remember when ......

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The Beam in top 9 of Village magazines throughout the UK

  • BCA - 2018.1631
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  • 2000

In 2000 Country Living magazine invited their readers to recommend their local magazine for consideration of the best local magazine. The Diseworth Dialogue got first place and our Bampton Beam with in the top 8 after the winner and was the only ...

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5 Cyber attacks in our NHS trust

  • BCA - 2018.1630
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  • April 2017

The county's biggest NHS Trust has vowed to remain 'vigilant' after figures revealed it had been hit by five cyber attacks in the past year. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was targeted unsuccessfully five times in...

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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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The death of Brian Shurey September 21st 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1414
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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
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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
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  • 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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