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The Shirt race in the early days

  • BCA - 2017.847
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  • 1955-1989

Three photographs of the Shirt Race starting with one taken in 1955 and ending with one of Rocky in 1989.

Bampton Community Archive

Service in the Market Square, early C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1479
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  • 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

Chris Timms, choirboy, sailor and fireman

  • BCA - 2018.1478
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Chris Timms aged 17 in 1943 wearing Royal Navy uniform in the picture. The sound recording was made on April 15th 2004 and Christ talks about his time in the Navy in a mine sweeper.Chris Timms and friend Michael Hirons in Church View in 1933. No...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Fire Brigade, second half of C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1477
  • Item
  • twentieth century

These pictures record various events other than fires the Fire Brigade attended. There are publications for the public and other individual items. If you download the pdf you'll find a caption with each entry telling you what it is and where.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Fire Brigade in the early C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1476
  • Item
  • first half of twentieth century

The Fire Brigade in the first half of the C20thBAD444 The Town Hall seen from the south east in the 1980s. The ground floor arcades are nearly all windows. The gents toilets are on the south side where the fire engine used to be housed and the l...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Fire Brigade in several competitions in the C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1475
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  • C20th

Bampton fire brigade attending fires and reference to the Brigade in old Vestry minutes.BAEECA Bampton Fire Brigade in full dress uniform with the horse drawn fire appliance. Constables the bakers had horses for delivering their goods and these w...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Fire Brigade attending fires in the C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1474
  • Item
  • Throughout twentieth century

Bampton fire brigade attending fires and reference to the Brigade in old Vestry minutes.BAD1BC Men and a boy working the fire pump at a rick fire in the 1920sBA921A Percy Lane, fireman, attending a hay rick fireFirebrig Fire Brigade Regulations ...

Bampton Community Archive

A few old photographs and newspaper cutting about Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2018.1473
  • Item
  • early C20th

BA9AED - Bampton Manor seen in 1946.BABFC4 – Bampton Manor seen in the 1940sBA7D58 - Fire place and panelling in Bampton Manor, 18th century.BA603D - The main entrance to Bampton Manor. Stained glass above the porch in the first floor. This is on ...

Bampton Community Archive

Concert programs in Bampton in 1900 and 1902

  • BCA - 2018.1471
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  • 1900 1902

img853-4 2 pictures of the program for the Patriotic Concert of April 17th 1900. People taking part included Bampton String Band, Mr Staples-Browne, Dr Oates, Miss Edwards, Miss Gray and Miss Stephenson, Miss Mary Oates, Mr Edward Bond, Miss Maske...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Community Plan Report 2015

  • BCA - 2018.1470
  • Item
  • 2015

In 2015 most households filled in a questionnaire and this is a well-collated report of the findings. CONTENTS include:-Survey Coverage: Household QuestionnaireThe RespondentsTheir HomesTheir FamiliesIndividual QuestionnaireLiving in BamptonHousi...

Bampton Community Archive

Postcards sent home during WWI and WWII

  • BCA - 2018.1469
  • Item
  • WWI and WWII

Some of these cards were sent home to families in Bampton during WWI and others during WWII. You can see what is written on them and the dates they were sent.

Bampton Community Archive

Bill Govier's flower and vegetable garden

  • BCA - 2018.1468
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  • 2002-2004

A407,408 and 409 – Bill Govier’s vegetable garden 1987 and a grandson with a very large runner bean. Grandchildren with a lettuce sitting amongst the vegetables and others getting in the potatoes.A410 – the verge outside Bill’s bungalow opposite ...

Bampton Community Archive

Cricket in Bampton through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1464
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Bampton Cricket Club 1890 to 1990.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. ...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton C of E School built its own pool in 1970

  • BCA - 2017.577
  • Item
  • Whitsun 1970

At Whitsun 1970 the school in Bampton opened its own swimming pool after much fund raising and a lot of hard work by many local people. In the column in the Witney Gazette which recalls events in times past, in March 2016 it reprinted a piece fro...

Bampton Community Archive

Alice Puttock and 4 generations of her family

  • BCA - 2018.1466
  • Item
  • 1943 and late C20th

Mrs Brookes, Alice Peacock her daughter and grandchild. Mrs Brooks was the midwife and layer out! This picture was taken soon after the millennium.Lance Sergeant Thomas William Peacock, who died crossing the River Po in Italy 23rd April 1945. T...

Bampton Community Archive

Photographs taken in 1904

  • BCA - 2018.1426
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  • 1904

The pictures were created from celluloid negatives measuring five inches x four inches created in 1904 that were sent to the Archive by Lucinda Leech. The chairman of the Witney photographic club, Brian Lee, very kindly made positive images out o...

Bampton Community Archive

The Eeles family, their shop and family tree

  • BCA - 2017.787
  • Item
  • various

These are photographs and documents and family trees all to do with the Eeles family.EDWARD ~2 - Edward Rolls in his cousin's (the Hon Charles Rolls) model plane. Edward Rolls was related to Grace Eeles of Eeles grocery store (now Budgens 20...

Bampton Community Archive

The Eeles family, here and in Canada and some family trees

  • BCA - 2017.525
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  • various from late C19th

This photograph is of the Eeles family. There are pages about the branch of the family that emigrated to Canada, pension awarded to Ebenezer Eeles and his discharge certificate and pension notification and a form from the dispersal hospital centr...

Bampton Community Archive

St Frideswide, A Legend of Bampton by Margaret Nettlefold of Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2018.1463
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  • first half C20th

Margaret Nettlefold lived at Bampton Manor in the early decades of the C20th. I can't find why she wrote the play and if she had any group of players in mind. St Frideswide is reputed to have escaped capture in Oxford and come up the Thames...

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2017.538
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  • 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.BA8...

Bampton Community Archive

Horace Holifield invites the Bush Club members for lunch at his home in Ramsden

  • BCA - 2018.1457
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  • July 23rd 2008

Horace Holifield invited the Bush Club members to have their lunch at his delightful home in Ramsden July 23rd 2008. Fenella Gray cooked the meal while Horace entertained the members by playing his organ. Some members chose to eat indoors while ...

Bampton Community Archive

Midsummer Fayer June 21st 2008

  • BCA - 2018.1456
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  • June 21st 2008

The Bampton Community Archive organised a Midsummer Fayer for June 21st 2008. It was a lovely afternoon; Doug Read and Toby played a game of chess which was shown by humans in wonderful costumes playing showing the moves on a board pained on to t...

Bampton Community Archive

Flowers outside Adrian Simmonds' 24.7.13 west side Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.988
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  • July 24th 2013

Adrian Simmonds ran a shop on the west side of the Market Square selling pet food, a vast range of household items, cigarettes and snuff and sweets. Outside, his window boxes and general floral display made the whole area a joy to behold througho...

Bampton Community Archive

Fiddles & Feet play and dance 2004, 2008 and 2012

  • BCA - 2018.1408
  • Item
  • 2004 to 2012

The pictures record Fiddle and Feet playing and dancing at the Midsummer Fayre held at Bampton Manor June 21st 2008 and before that, learning a new dance in the Village Hall. There is reference to their playing and dancing in the Market Square as...

Bampton Community Archive

Demolition of the Market Square Garage and building of Thornberry Flats

  • BCA - 2018.1381
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  • 1998 - 2001

Adrian Simmonds lived on the west side of the Market Square and took these photographs to document the demolition of the Market Square Garage and the building of Thornberry flats which are for sale to those who are 55 years plus. During the build...

Bampton Community Archive

Arnold Woodley's scrapbook of the Pumpkin Club

  • BCA - 2018.1455
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  • March 30th 1969 to Oct 24th 1997

Arnold Woodley started this scrapbook with newspaper cuttings which record its inception in March 1969. In 1979 he handed his scrapbook to Max Norman to continue adding items. In March 1969 The Pumpkin Club was formed. Meetings were held in The...

Bampton Community Archive

Kelly's 1895 directory

  • BCA - 2018.1454
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  • 1895

POST, M.O. & T.O., S. B., Express Delivery & Annuity & Insurance Office. Thomas Wells Pembrey, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Faringdon at 5.30 am & 3.30 pm; dispatched at 9.10 am & 8.30 pm (box closes at7.50 pm); dispa...

Bampton Community Archive

Pages from the ledger of a Bampton tradesman

  • BCA - 2018.1452
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  • 1951 1952

These are pages from the ledger of a Bampton tradesman in 1951 and 1952. Sadly, whoever did these scans failed to note whose ledger it was the work done by a jobbing builder make interesting reading. They record work done for:-Henry Long & S...

Bampton Community Archive

The Malt Shovel Inn

  • BCA - 2018.1451
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  • 1960 to 2010

The Malt Shovel Inn was in Lavender Square and sold Belcher and Habgood's noted Ales & Stout. They also kept pigs and sold sausages and bacon and also vinegar from a barrel. Still called the Malt Shovel it is now a private dwelling with...

Bampton Community Archive

Les and Stella 'King of Kings of Bampton' and later, the Post Office

  • BCA - 2018.1450
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  • March 10th 1927 to October 5th 2012

LESLIE THOMAS KING (10th March 1927 – 5th October 2012)Les was born in Coventry in 1927 to Gertrude and William King; a brother to Bill, Mary, Terry and Roselyn. He attended King Henry VIII Grammar School, passing his School Certificate in six su...

Bampton Community Archive

Shops and business in and around the Market Square

  • BCA - 2018.1449
  • Item
  • 1884 to 2016i

1k. Cheapside can be seen from outside the west side of the Town Hall. The date is pre-1907 because Eton Villas had yet to be built in place of the thatched building in the centre of the picture. The George and Dragon inn is there as is Goodman...

Bampton Community Archive

Mark Woods from Bampton dies from neglect after blunder by ATOS

  • BCA - 2018.1447
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  • 2014 to 2015

Witney Gazette July 1st 2015. “Mark Wood weighed just 5st 8lb when he died of starvation. ATOS healthcare did a reassessment of his ability to work and declared him fully fit, without consulting Dr Ward in Bampton surgery. His mental condition ...

Bampton Community Archive

T.W. Pembrey, department store in the High Street

  • BCA - 2018.1445
  • Item
  • late C19th early C20th

T. W. Pembrey had a department store in the High Street and it is the only department store that has ever been in Bampton. It took up what today (2018) are three separate dwellings and a shop. Across Bushey Row opposite the Morris Clown is a lit...

Bampton Community Archive

No1 Broad Street in dire need of refurbishment

  • BCA - 2018.1441
  • Item
  • 1998

People who have lived in Bampton for several years will have watched the steady decay of No1 Broad Street. Nothing was done to maintain the building inside or out until 2006/7 when Brenda Florey bought it and had it made good. Ann Flute bought i...

Bampton Community Archive

Lascelles Gazetteer Bampton and Aston 1853

  • BCA - 2018.1444
  • Item
  • 1853

Lascelles Gazetteer of Oxon, Bampton. Alphabetical list of trades and professions. Classification of trades and professions. Millers, dairymen and farmers, fellmongers, fishmonger, glove manufacturers, grocers and tea dealers, hair dressers, ha...

Bampton Community Archive

The Morris Clown, previously The New Inn and originally The George

  • BCA - 2018.1443
  • Item
  • late C19th early C20th

The pub in the High Street named The Morris Clown (as at 2018) began life as The George. Steve the present landlord found the ancient wooden name board in the cellar but it fell to dust when he tried to lift it. A long time ago it became the New...

Bampton Community Archive

Parish Council Minutes February 1902 re proposed well in Market Sq

  • BCA - 2018.1442
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  • February 1902

Long before we had a clean, mains water supply in Bampton, everyone relied on water from wells. These Parish Council minutes, copied from the original minutes by Lloyd Hughes Owens, document the push for a well in the Market Square. It was event...

Bampton Community Archive

New National Health System July 5th 1948

  • BCA - 2018.1440
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  • July 5th 1948

The National Health System was brought into being on July 5th 1948. This publication was sent to every household explain what the National Health System is and how it would work. The first part tells people to:-choose your doctor nowmaternity se...

Bampton Community Archive

MEP elections May 22nd 2014

  • BCA - 2018.1439
  • Item
  • May 22nd 2014

On May 22nd 2014 there elections for our MEPs. Keith Taylor an existing MEP for the Green Party stood for re-election and was joined by Alexandra Phillips for the South East . MEP Laurence Stassen stood again for the South East and was keen for...

Bampton Community Archive

Local elections May 6th 2010

  • BCA - 2018.1438
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  • May 6th 2010

Martin Barrett stood for the Bampton, Clanfield and Black Bourton ward, Paul Wesson stood as an Independent for Witney and Stuart Macdonald offered his services as the Green Party candidate for Witney. Flyers for all three candidates are in the ...

Bampton Community Archive

Local elections 2014

  • BCA - 2018.1437
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  • May 22nd 2014

This flyer for Martin Barrett, Conservative, was the only one to come through my door although there were candidates from other parties who, unsuccessfully, stood for election to represent Bampton and Clanfield ward at the election on May 22nd 2014

Bampton Community Archive

Local Elections 2015 for Oxford, W Oxon + Bampton & Clanfield

  • BCA - 2018.1436
  • Item
  • May 7th 2015

On May 7th 2015 there were elections for a Witney West and Bampton candidate to sit on Oxfordshire County Council. James Mills, Conservative, stood and got elected. Ted Fenton stood and was successful as the Conservative candidate for Bampton an...

Bampton Community Archive

High Street shops in late C19th and C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1433
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  • late 19th first half 20th century

The New Inn in the High Street which was later renamed The Morris Clown in 1973; it started life as The George. Stevens the grocery shop became a shoe snob's shop and then a wet fish, fruit and vegetable shop before becoming a private dwellin...

Bampton Community Archive

Horse Fair

  • BCA - 2018.1435
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  • c1900 to c1939

The horse fair in Bampton used to be a really big event similar to the one at Stow and the one at Appleby. Horse were kept in a field on the east side of Bampton and owners paid a few pence per animal. During the day they were tied along the len...

Bampton Community Archive

The Highway Code published by the Minister of Transport 1946

  • BCA - 2018.1434
  • Item
  • 1946

On one level, this Highway Code booklet published in 1946 by the Minister of Transport with the authority of Parliament for the guidance and safety of all road users is amusing when viewed in the context of road users today, but on another level, ...

Bampton Community Archive

General View of Agriculture in Oxon carried out in 1807

  • BCA - 2018.1432
  • Item
  • 1807

A general view of agriculture in Oxfordshire carried out in 1807 and published in 1813. Secretary of the board. Arthur Young. Rates, thrashing mills and tillage. Drilling, wheat, beans and tares. Cattle and Labour.Bampton and its hamlets of Ha...

Bampton Community Archive

The Drinkwater family

  • BCA - 2018.1431
  • Item
  • 1910 to 1975

A photograph of Frank Drinkwater in his WWI uniform at his garden gate.A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in bull fighter's clothes for the fun of the picture.Bill's character reference and certificate of discharge from the Royal Field Arti...

Bampton Community Archive

Blacksmiths at Cromwell House, Cheapside late nineteenth and early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1430
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  • late nineteenth & early twentieth century

1. Seen with a horse and their families, the blacksmiths Townsend and Wheeler are outside their home, Cromwell House in Cheapside. The door to the right of the bay window has since been removed and the wall filled in.2. The blacksmith Mr Cripps...

Bampton Community Archive

Colin Knight 1943 to April 22nd 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1429
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  • 1943 to 2017

Bampton Morris Men in Glebelands in 1991. Colin Knight and the team with a painting of Colin dancing the Broom Dance.Bampton Morris Men. Colin Knight dancing the Broom Dance and Colin Bathe on melodeon 1989.Sam Bennett of Ilmington dancing the br...

Bampton Community Archive

Frank Hudson's family photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1193
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  • C20th

Frank Hudson was raised by his grandparents, Albert and Mary Elizabeth Townsend who lived at Castle View Farm opposite the Elephant and Castle in Bridge Street. Frank's mother died when he was just 7 weeks old. The pictures show his grandpa...

Bampton Community Archive

Your Gas Mask and Masking your windows. WWII

  • BCA - 2018.1428
  • Item
  • July 1939

Knowing that gas had been used in WWI the general public of all ages were issued with gas masks in WWII and this leaflet was produced by the Lord Privy Seal's office in July 1939 and given to all households.Your Gas Mask: how to keep it and h...

Bampton Community Archive

Gardener's Gazetteer of Bampton, Aston & Cote 1852

  • BCA - 2018.1427
  • Item
  • 1852

Lloyd Hughes Owens went to the trouble of finding the Gardener's Gazetteer of Bampton, Aston & Cote 1852 long before the day so of the internet and typed them out. This is the booklet he created.

Bampton Community Archive

Harry Pocock, local thrashing agent

  • BCA - 2018.1424
  • Item
  • 1958

Harry Pocock with his thrashing machine and tractor in 1958 driving out of Church Street into Broad Street. Edwin, Ruth and Joe Buckingham are on the tractor with him. Before farmers had combine harvesters, Harry went from farm to farm thrashing...

Bampton Community Archive

Some of the Properties for sale during 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1423
  • Item
  • 2017

These adverts from the Witney Gazette were taken from the Witney Gazette during 2017. There were other properties for sale but not advertised in the Witney Gazette.

Bampton Community Archive

Robert Courts MP Annual Report 2016-2017

  • BCA - 2018.1422
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  • 2016 to 2017

This is the annual report 2016-2017 put out by Robert Courts MP for Witney and West Oxfordshire

Bampton Community Archive

Public footpaths in and around Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1421
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  • c2000

These four maps show the footpaths in and around Bampton plus the waterways, pubs and bridleways

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Classical Voices

  • BCA - 2018.1419
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  • December 2017

Bampton Classical Voices sang at St Mary's in December 2017 to celebrate the feast day of St Beornwald, the patron saint of Bampton who is so obscure that nobody knows who he or she was. Bampton Classical Voices was founded by Gilly French a...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton C of E Primary School Nativity December 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1418
  • Item
  • December 2017

This is the Witney Gazette report of Bampton C of E Primary School Nativity play in December 2017. The children dressed as angels are Noah, Paisley, Paige, Megan and Poppy. The three kings are Archie, Rory and Ella.

Bampton Community Archive

'Rocky' Ernest Hunt

  • BCA - 2018.1417
  • Item
  • 1980s

'Rocky', Ernest Hunt in the Elephant and Castle. Rocky was a much loved character in Bampton, always taking part in any event. He was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest ...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

The Death of Tim Tomlins October 6th 1936

  • BCA - 2018.1415
  • Item
  • October 6th 1936 to October 29th 2017

Tim was a very well known character around Bampton particularly because of his steam engine The Lord Nelson which was at his home at The Swan in Buckland Road. For many years he grew cyclamen and many Bamptonians have specimens in their gardens t...

Bampton Community Archive

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. I hope one day his family will give me a copy of their eulogy so that this memory of Brian can do him the justice he deserves.

Bampton Community Archive

Wood Green school bus crashes; 3 die and 16 hurt February 3rd 1972

  • BCA - 2017.723
  • Item
  • February 3rd 1972

In icy and snowy conditions the bus bringing children from Wood Green School to Bampton crashed at Hoppy's Corner killing two boys, Gary Gerhardt from Bampton and Gary John Hawkins from Clanfield. At least 14 of the 46 pupils on the coach we...

Bampton Community Archive

Chris Timms May 15th 1926 to December 16th 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1400
  • Item
  • 1926 to 2017

Chris Timms aged 17 in 1943 wearing Royal Navy uniform in the picture. The sound recording was made on April 15th 2004 and Christ talks about his time in the Navy in a mine sweeper.Chris Timms and friend Michael Hirons in Church View in 1933. No...

Bampton Community Archive

Your Food In War-time produced July 1939

  • BCA - 2018.1411
  • Item
  • July 1939

This leaflet produced in WWII called 'Your Food In War-Time'. Public information leaflet No4. Issued from the Lord Privy Seal's Office July 1939. The contents cover the areas:-What the government has done.How you can help.Food su...

Bampton Community Archive

Letters regarding the proposed Inclosure of Common Fields in Aston and Coate

  • BCA - 2018.1410
  • Item
  • 1834

These letters were recovered from a box full of solicitor’s papers. They show the correspondence in 1834 between Rev. B Price, of Aston, Bampton, and Mr George Harcourt, who was the Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire from 1831 to 1862.Mr Pryce,...

Bampton Community Archive

Fiddles & Feet in the Market Square June 2nd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.972
  • Item
  • June 2nd 2012

Bampton celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II through the day and evenings for four days from the Saturday 2nd of June. Fiddles and Feet entertained us royally in the Market Square in the afternoon of Saturday June 2nd with the dan...

Bampton Community Archive

Women's Institute Drama group won Oxfordshire Federation cup 1924

  • BCA - 2018.1407
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  • 1924

This is the cast, in costume, of the WI Drama group which performed 'Much Ado About Nothing' and won the Oxford Federation Diana Cup 1924. After handing back the cup in 1925 Colonel Bliss from Bampton House gave them a replica one to ke...

Bampton Community Archive

Dr Davy's scrapbook from 1904

  • BCA - 2018.1406
  • Item
  • 1904

1a. March 6th 2003. Letter from the holder of Dr Davey's scrapbook, D R Staples, when it was sent to the Bampton Archive. Dr Davey lived at The Elms.1b. Dr T R Davey's note that reads ‘Scraps, advertisements & cuttings' which he...

Bampton Community Archive

Cycle ride to raise the need for a cycle pathway Bampton-Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2017.245
  • Item
  • 1999

In 1999 there was a mass cycle ride organised to highlight the need for a cycle pathway from Bampton to The Trout Inn at Tadpole bridge on the Buckland Road. The bridge crosses the River Thames. Young and old took part but sadly, it did not lead...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Thrashing with an old Ransome thrashing machine

  • BCA - 2018.1401
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  • c2000

Colin Rouse told me:-"The chap helping me carry the sack is Pete Webb, Brian Webb’s brother. They owned a thrashing machine between them but they never got round to finishing the rick. This was such a shame because it was a bumper crop of t...

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2017.1100
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  • 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

Postcards to and from home during WWI and WWII

  • BCA - 2018.1398
  • Item
  • WWI and WWII

These postcards were sent during WWI and WWII. They are between the Townsend family who lived at the Elephant and Castle during WWI but across the road at Castle View Farm in WWII. There are cards to and from members of the Flux family who lived...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

St Frideswide. A legend of Bampton by Margaret Nettlefold

  • BCA - 2018.1396
  • Item
  • c1910

Before the days of TV in Bampton, the well to do members of the community used to put on plays and musical evenings for people to enjoy and they were also the performers. This play was written by Margaret Nettlefold who lived at Bampton Manor. S...

Bampton Community Archive

Terry, Janet, Keith and Brian Rouse May 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1061
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  • May 29th 2013

Terry Rouse came to live in Bampton in 1943 aged 9. His father Reg Rouse had been farming in Somerset at Upper Langford and George Collins had a field next to the farm where Reg was working. George bought Weald farm and advertised for a farm man...

Bampton Community Archive

Village appraisal 1998

  • BCA - 2018.1395
  • Item
  • 1998

This Bampton Village Appraisal was done in 1998. The areas covered include household data, how time is spent, education, housing and development, utilities and public services, health, social services and and community care, transportation, socia...

Bampton Community Archive

Village Appraisal 1966

  • BCA - 2018.1394
  • Item
  • 1966

In October 1966 the planning officer for Witney Rural District Council, M W Robinson, produce his report on a Bampton Appraisal. The areas covered include the population size, (1,600) Character, the people, principal road connections, schools, op...

Bampton Community Archive

Rose Gerring, born December 12th 1923, died September 2013

  • BCA - 2017.448
  • Item
  • Dec 12th 1923 to July 16th 2013

Bampton was very much enriched by the life of Rose Gerring because she took such an active part in so many areas and you can read about them in the eulogy. The two photographs - one was taken just post WWII at her home Sandford House and the othe...

Bampton Community Archive

Bill Daniels, man and boy

  • BCA - 2017.1299
  • Item
  • C20th

Bill Daniels aged 12. Bill grew up to become a Morris Dancer with the Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers and for many years, from the age of 12 he was a member of the Mummers when they were reformed in 1946. The newly reformed Mummers in 1946 wer...

Bampton Community Archive

Spring Gardens around Bampton in 2004

  • BCA - 2018.1389
  • Item
  • 2004

These pictures were all taken in Bampton in the spring of 2004. They show the flowers popular at the time in both small gardens and manor gardens. Fashions in plants change over the years so it was felt worthwhile to record this time.

Bampton Community Archive

WI Drama Group perform Aladdin. March 7th 1975

  • BCA - 2017.751
  • Item
  • 1975

The Women's Institute chose Aladdin for their annual pantomime in 1975. Carol Court played Aladdin; the princess by Sally Verdon, Sylvia Barney played Widow Twanky, Edna Amos was the Wicked Uncle, Ann Irvin was Sing-Sing and Audrey Court was...

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Old Folk's Memories collected by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1364
  • Item
  • C20th

Lloyd Hughes Owens, headmaster of the National School in Church View up to its closure when the new school opened in 1960 was keen to capture the knowledge and thoughts of the 'Old Folks' of Bampton and this pdf is the result. It covers...

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The war graves in Bampton's Cemetery

  • BCA - 2018.1393
  • Item
  • 1915 to 1969

War graves in Bampton Cemetery.War grave of:-1. A.G. Martin, ordinary seaman. died 3rd November 1918 H.M.S. Pembroke. Service number SS/9671.2. Lance Corporal S. Clark of the Royal Fusiliers. Died 28th May, 1915 aged 25.3. George Frederick Baylis...

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Growing tobacco, curing, processing and more

  • BCA - 2018.1392
  • Item
  • unknown

I have no idea how the Archive came to have this item, it was in a box of all sorts handed to me to scan and put on the website. It is however, an interesting read all about the cultivation, curing, processing, making the leaves into a cake and c...

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General Election May 6th 2010

  • BCA - 2018.1391
  • Item
  • May 6th 2010

There was a general election May 6th 2010 and the flyers in the pdf were sent to homes in Bampton and I imagine others also. They were from David Cameron, Conservative; Stuart Macdonald, Green Party; Colin Bex the Wessex regional candidate so I d...

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General election May 7th 2015

  • BCA - 2018.1390
  • Item
  • May 7th 2015

On May 7th 2015 there were elections for MPs at a general election. There are a couple of newspaper articles here but the other 42 items are all flyers by David Cameron, Conservative; Andy Graham, Liberal Democrat; Christopher Tompson, UKParents ...

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

  • BCA - 2017.820
  • Item
  • 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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Bampton Town Hall

  • BCA - 2018.1388
  • Item
  • 1838

From the Witney Gazette February 28th 2018.“George and William Wilkinson, both born in Witney in the early 19th century, helped design key public buildings in the centre of Bampton that are still used to this day.Collected by archivists, pictures ...

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