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

  • BCA - 2017.245
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  • 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...

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Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961

  • BCA - 2014.1368..41
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  • 1961

Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961, this time in colour. For an excellent piece of research and lovely photographs do have a look at http://www.fairfordbranch.co.uk/index.htm

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Document detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 (9 pages to view)

  • BCA - 2014.1368..25
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  • 1984

A PDF document of 9 pages detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 by Moore, Allen and Innocent for Mr Bryan Stevens. About 185 acres freehold with vacant possession for sale by private treaty as a whole or in six lots

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Program from the 2012 Donkey Derby

  • BCA - 2017.246
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  • 2012

Each August Bank Holiday Monday the SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - organise a Donkey Derby and FĂȘte in Sandfords Field. It is one of their major fundraising events which ultimately enables the Society to give everyo...

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Letters inviting Bampton Traditional Morris to Dancing England, Derby 1983

  • 2017-01-08
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  • 1983

A collection of two letters, one from John Shaw and one from John Young of Derby, Dancing England. They are inviting Bampton Traditional Morris Men to their annual event held in Derby and also asking for information about William Nathan (Jingy) W...

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Letters from Garstang Morris Dancers re coming to dance in Bampton in 1982

  • BCA - 2017.258
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  • January and March 1982

A letter dated January 1982 from Roger Edwards the squire of Garstang Morris Dancers asking if the invitation to dance in Bampton on Bampton's day of dance was still extant and a second letter dated March 1982 confirming their delight at the ...

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List of all types of accommodation in Sidmouth in 1981

  • BCA - 2017.253
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  • 1981

Each year there is a huge International Folklore Festival in Sidmouth and in 1981 this was the full list of local accommodation available and it was put together by the local council. Very usefully it also gives the contact details of each place....

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23rd International Folklore Festival, Sidmouth July 29th-Aug 5th 1977

  • BCA - 2017.248
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  • 1977

These pages give detailed information about the Festival for anyone attending plus the program of workshops and forthcoming trips. While Bampton Morris was not one of the sides attending in 1977 Francis Shergold did go privately.

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Postcard: Church View

  • BCA - 2014.1454..15
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  • 2016

Post card of a view looking towards the church along Church View. Not a car in sight. The path down the right-hand side can't be that old because in the early C20th it was still an open ditch with stone slabs across to each gateway, but the c...

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Castle View farmhouse

  • BCA - 2017.243
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  • c1880

This black and white photograph of Castle View farmhouse was taken about 1880. The lady standing in the garden may be Mary Plaster. The main gateway entrance has been bricked up now and moved farther to the right. The step to the little side ga...

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A letter marking the closure of Emmies, our Papershop

  • BCA - 2017.247
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  • May 26th 2012

In May 2012 our papershop known as Emmies, run by Tom and Silvia Papworth closed for the last time. The letter gives a history of the shop, the people who ran it. It documents not only the passing of the papershop but records the very active par...

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Program of the day for electing the Abingdon Mayor of Ock Street 1982

  • BCA - 2017.249
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  • 1982

The Mayor of Ock Street is elected each year by the residents of Ock Street and the streets which depend on it. The election traditionally took place on the Day of the annual horse fair, and nowadays takes place on the Saturday nearest June 19th....

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Program of Morris Dancing, May Morning in Oxford 1982

  • BCA - 2017.251
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  • 1982

A letter from Tony Davis of the Oxford University Morris Men detailing the program of dancing, where and when, for the 8 sides that will dance on May Morning 1982. Along with Bampton Traditional Morris Men there will be the Oxford University Morr...

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Leaflet with dates of Haddenham and Herga Ceilidhs to be held in 1982

  • BCA - 2017.262
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  • 1982

This little leaflet, produced late in 1981 lists the Ceilidhs to be held in Haddenham Village Hall in 1982, Buckinghamshire on the first Saturday of each month with July, August & September excluded and the Herga Ceilidhs held at the Royal Oak...

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Video: Busby's department store

  • BCA - 2016-10-11/9
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  • 2016

Busby's was a very large department store in Bampton high street after World War One and until soon after World War Two. It covered three properties next to each other (The Physiotherapy Shop, Strawberry Cottage and Lesta House) which are all...

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Darby & Joan Club

  • BCA - 2014.2370
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  • 1907

Wenman's the bakers with the bay window and closest Mrs Ward's cottage closest - she sold cooked fish on Saturdays - closest. The pretty card is a view of Cheapside and the southern end of Broad Street before 1907. Note the thatched cott...

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Broad Street looking north c1904

  • BCA - 2003.764
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  • 2003

Broad Street looking north. The pub on the right is the Plough Inn. The trees on the left were planted by George Gerring about 1902. There is what looks like a gypsy caravan on the grass and many people giving an idea of the style of dress around ...

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When Bampton Made a Fool of Iself by J L H Owens

  • BCA - 2014.1483
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  • 2014

Newspaper clipping the Witney Gazette April 11th 1958.J L Hughes-Owens recalls a time during the Boar War when a Bampton resident got a telegram from his son in London saying Mafeking had been relieved. The townsfolk went wild with much drinking a...

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Broad Street c1920

  • BCA - 2003.768
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  • 2016

Broad Street looking north - the lime trees on the left are quite well grown after being planted about 1902 so the date of this picture is about 1914-1920. The Plough Inn is half way along on the right with a canopy over the door. The ladies feel ...

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Broad Street c1904

  • BCA - 2003.767
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  • 2016

Broad Street c1904. The lime trees were a gift of George Gerring in 1902. The original entrance to Bampton Manor can be seen on the corner of Broad Street with Landells. Gas lighting has been newly installed and the Plough Inn can be seen on the r...

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Bernard Rose Centenary Concert Program (5 pages to view)

  • BCA - 2016.19
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  • September 11th 2016

The program for the Bernard Rose Centenary Concert held in St Mary The Virgin, Bampton on September 11th 2016. Bernard would have been 100 years old in 2016.

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Beeching axe falls on Witney's rail link

  • BCA - 2003.1235
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  • 2003

Beeching axe falls on the rail line between Oxford and Witney and the line on to Fairford.'Witney Gazette', January 20th 1972.

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Horse Fair on Church Green

  • BCA - 2014.990
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  • 2014

Horse Fair on Church Green. The trees were planted about 1910 so this picture must be about 1930. The yew trees that were along the south wall of the church were yet to be planted; they were cut down in 1982.

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