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Garden bench given to Lavender Place Flats by the SPAJERS.

  • BCA - 2018.1651
  • Item
  • 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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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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

A very old map of Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1638
  • Item
  • 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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Wedding of Duncan Ledger and Gillian Beckley in 1948

  • BCA - 2018.1634
  • Item
  • 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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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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

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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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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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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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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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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Post for a talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1607
  • Item
  • 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&...

Bampton Community Archive

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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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
  • Item
  • 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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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
  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prayer during the Interregnum Sept 2017 to Sept 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1558
  • Item
  • 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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Eeles, the grocery shop in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2018.1554
  • Item
  • 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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Life & Times of The Tuckers at Witney Blankets

  • BCA - 2018.1549
  • Item
  • 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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Granny Wiggins from Weald

  • BCA - 2018.1542
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This wonderful lady with the strong, capable looking hands was known as Granny Wiggins. She lived in Weald and collected rushes which she made into flag baskets for the men to carry their tools and lunch to work. They were circles of woven reeds...

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Poster for Eeles shop 1908

  • BCA - 2018.1521
  • Item
  • 0918

This full sized poster was created for Eeles grocery shop in the Market Square for 1908. The shop later became International with Mr Harry Cooper as the manager, then Spar, Londis, Budgens and now - at 2018 - it is a Co-op shop. Through the year...

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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...

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Bampton Classical Voices

  • BCA - 2018.1419
  • Item
  • 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...

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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...

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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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Death announced of Nancy Irene Busby. October 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1357
  • Item
  • 2017

The Busby family ran a department store in Bampton that included what today (January 2018) is the Pottery Shop on the corner of Bushey Row with High Street, Strawberry Cottage and Lesta House. One of the sons of the family was Alfred Busby and he...

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Cadet Flight Sergeant Frederick Gerring retired at age 21 on July 5th 1972

  • BCA - 2018.1325
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  • July 5th 1972

Cadet Flight Sergeant Fred Gerring, son of Rose and Arthur Gerring retired at age 21 from No 2267 Bampton and Brize Norton Squadron, Air Training Corps, after 8 years of service. He had no choice because all cadets have to leave once they are 21 ...

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Terry Rouse, fool for Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers

  • BCA - 2018.1323
  • Item
  • 1987

Terry Rouse began dancing for Francis Shergold's Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers in 1964. Roy Shergold was the fool at that time but when he retired, Terry took over and this is a picture of Terry in his smock and hat taken in 1987.

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Tree planting on March 24th 1973 to mark Tree Planting Year

  • BCA - 2017.754
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  • March 24th 1973

Volunteers planted 80 trees allocated to Bampton through the County Council for “Tree Planting year” in the grass by the layby near Cowleaze Corner. The grassy area had been created when the steep bend in the road was removed c1971. Mr Doug Read...

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"Rocky" to his friends, "Dicky" to his family - Ernest Bishop

  • BCA - 2017.1296
  • Item
  • c1985

'Rocky' Ernie Hunt, seen here in a pub in Bampton, was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest Bishop. He worked at the Royal Corps of Signals camp in Weald and continued wor...

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Francis Shergold, gardener at Weald Manor retires after 50 years

  • BCA - 2017.1290
  • Item
  • February 1984

Francis Shergold worked for the Colvile family nearly all his working life, and certainly for the last 50 years leading up to his retirement in February 1984. This newspaper cutting is from the Witney Gazette February 23rd 1984.

Bampton Community Archive

Re-tiling of Cotsfield, west end of Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.1264
  • Item
  • Autumn 2017

The tiles were removed and the roof made good to Cotsfield, a house at the west end of Market Square in autumn 2017. To the left, next door but one, the roof was re-tiled on The Poachers in 2016.

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Obituary from The Beam, July 2012, for Hilda Kent

  • BCA - 2017.1235
  • Item
  • 2012

An article from the July 2012 issue of The Beam. An obituary Hilda Kent. Hilda came to Bampton with a friend, Margaret Howse after WWII where Hilda was in charge of the Land Army girls in Witney. After the war Hilda drove a bus and Margaret was...

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Baled straw, St Mary's in the background August 22nd 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1225
  • Item
  • August 22nd 2016

Well into the second half of the C20th straw was baled up in sizes that a man could pick up. Now, very large rectangular bales are made which require machinery to lift them. St Mary The Virgin can be seen in the background.

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Bampton Traditional Morris in the Market Square 1938

  • BCA - 2017.1222
  • Item
  • 1938

This photograph of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men was taken in 1938. They are dancing outside The Talbot Inn, with Brooking, the Outfitters showing behind them. The two musicians are Sam Bennett on the left wearing dark trousers and Bertie C...

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Repair of the timber windows September 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1216
  • Item
  • September 2017

The last time the Town Hall had any major work done was in 1972. Now the timber windows need repairing and then decorating.

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Slimming Club members raise money for hospital patients

  • BCA - 2017.1214
  • Item
  • 1980s

Early in the 1980s Joan Cook, landlady of the Elephant & Castle, ran a slimming club. The members decided to get sponsors to raise money for patients at the hospital and managed to raise £245. The picture shows Dorothy Knight the hospital ad...

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Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961

  • BCA - 2014.1368..41
  • Item
  • 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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Bridge Street first half of C20th

  • BCA - 2017.1205
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This picture postcard shows Bridge Street from opposite Sherbourne Villas looking east. The nearer pub is the Wheat Sheaf which became the Post Office in 1972. The thatched pub is the Elephant & Castle. The barn on the angle of the turn int...

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Mr Bovington's safe return from the Falklands War is celebrated

  • BCA - 2017.562
  • Item
  • 1984

The photograph shows the joy and celebration of the return of Mr Bovington from the Falklands War - he is standing at the front of the group with his mother Yvette and they are surrounded by families who live very close to them in Bampton

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Witney and surrounding village prepare against bombing in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1202
  • Item
  • June 7th 2017

Each week in the Witney Gazette Derek West writes an interesting article usually about somewhere or some one person associated with Witney. In this article he talks about the bombs that dropped in Witney and surrounding villages. While he does n...

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Skills crisis in the broiler chicken industry

  • BCA - 2017.1200
  • Item
  • 2017

Patrick Hook of PD Hook, one of the UK's largest meat chicken hatchery businesses, expresses his fears for getting skilled workers after Brexit. Much information in the article, very well worth reading, explaining the possibilities of appren...

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Changes to recycling in West Oxfordshire

  • BCA - 2017.1199
  • Item
  • from October 2017

From October 2017 West Oxfordshire will have fortnightly collections of recycling materials and glass and general rubbish. A wheelie bin will be provided for all recycling except glass, which will go into one of the black boxes we have been using...

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Crime is up over the last 12 months from June 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1198
  • Item
  • 12 months up to June 2017

The County's crime figures show Violence, Robberies and Burglaries are all up for the 12 months up to June 2017. In Cherwell and West Oxfordshire they are up by 12.5%. The article gives you much more information.

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Pte William Johnson's granddaughter supports the Popply Appeal 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1194
  • Item
  • 2016

Pte William Johnson rescued a fellow soldier while under fire and having been shot in the leg. Sadly, the comrade he rescued died the following day but he was awarded the Military Medal and received a citation from King George V and the people of...

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Bampton Football Team 1906-07

  • BCA - 2017.1191
  • Item
  • 1906-1907

This is Bampton Town Football Club from the 1906-07 season. Just 10 men in the picture, not known if there was one missing or if that was all they could muster.

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Town Hall, the Drapers shop & The Talbot seen from Cheapside

  • BCA - 2017.1190
  • Item
  • early C20th

This picture was taken from the middle of the road in Cheapside. On the left is the Town Hall with nearly all the archways filled in; the two on the right in the sunshine were unblocked so the space inside could be used as a bus stop shelter a li...

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View of High Street from The Grange to the Market Square early C20th

  • BCA - 2017.1189
  • Item
  • early C20th

This picture was taken from the middle of the road outside The Grange looking up towards the Market Square very early in the twentieth century. The present day Morris Clown was then called The New Inn; originally it was The George.

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Weald Manor in the very early C20th

  • BCA - 2017.1188
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  • early C20th

This photograph, made into a postcard is of Weald Manor in the very early twentieth century

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Bampton Community Shop re-opens in new premises

  • BCA - 2017.1179
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  • January 26th 2017

The Community Shop was forced to close down at the end of 2015, but when new premises became available, almost next door to their previous shop, a wonderful group of people set to and got the new shop up and running and opened on January 26th 2017...

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1904 winning Fire Brigade team from Bampton at Crystal Palace

  • BCA - 2017.1186
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  • 1904

In 1904 Bampton's Fire Brigade won the regional finals and so went to Crystal Palace to take part in the National Competition, which they won. The photograph shows the men who went to Crystal Palace

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Bampton Cricket Club division 5 winners 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1177
  • Item
  • March 2017

This article comes from the March 2017 issue of The Beam. Bampton-in-The-Bush Cricket Club won division 5 in 2016 securing their fifth promotion in 6 years. The article gives a good account of the club and hopes for the future.

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West Ox Arts, Art, Craft and Design in Bampton by Diana Homer, Trustee

  • BCA - 2017.1176
  • Item
  • March 2017

This article about West Ox Arts was in the March issue of The Beam. The article mentions trustees Pip Shuckburgh and Sue Turner and members Jill Tweed, Philip Hicks,Leslie Williams, Nik Stanbridge, Marie O'Hara, Rebecca Hunt, Audrey Hobley, ...

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Obituary. Squadron Leader (ret'd) Stuart Luff Pierce, MBE

  • BCA - 2017.1175
  • Item
  • December 27th 2016

This obituary for Stuart Luff Pierce MBE was in the March issue of The Beam. Stuart was born in 1932 and died suddenly on December 27th 2016. Stuart and his wife Jesse made their home in Bampton in 1970. He was an active member of various chari...

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Flyer for Bampton Folk Club

  • BCA - 2017.1162
  • Item
  • July 2017

A flyer produced to advertise Bampton Folk Club, open every Sunday from 7-9pm in the Village Hall, every Sunday from July 23d. Contact Andy on 07788 398186 andrewroughton@hotmail.com Just £2 entrance fee per night. People are encouraged to go ...

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Warning about scam emails saying Council Tax refund is owing

  • BCA - 2017.1158
  • Item
  • March 2017

Scam emails are being sent advising people a council tax refund is available, but of course, bank account details have to be provided. WODC advises people to delete the emails

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Clanfield Angling Club protect the Thames bank from erosion by cattle

  • BCA - 2017.1157
  • Item
  • March 2017

Cattle drinking directly from the river Thames have been causing erosion of the bank. Clanfield Angling Club with help from TOE2, Grundons Waste Management, BBOWT and the Environment Agency helped to save and restore the section of the bank at th...

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Pothole gloom of a County Council Chief

  • BCA - 2017.1156
  • Item
  • March 2017

David Nimmo Smith said the County Council was aiming to maintain the roads as best as possible but admitted without £160m extra there was no chance of real improvement.

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Rumours of a Downton Abbey film are rife

  • BCA - 2017.1153
  • Item
  • April 12th 2017

There has been talk about the possibility of a Downton Abbey film being made for over a year as this article explains

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