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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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Letter from Bob Elliot of Radio Oxford with a cassette tape of a program

  • BCA - 2017.283
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  • April 29th 1981

BBC Radio Oxford came to The Eagle Inn during 1981 and made a program about the Bampton Morris for their program 'Folk on Saturday.' This letter Bob Elliot accompanied a taped copy of the program sent to Francis Shergold for his Morris ...

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Invoice for Safe Ride minibus to Empress of Russia, London

  • BCA - 2017.293
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  • February 26th 1981

This is the invoice for booking a minibus from Safe Ride in Ramsden to take the Bampton Traditional Morris Men to the Empress of Russia in London. The team often went to the Folk Club in this pub at the invitation of Reg Hall who played there wit...

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Parish Council report c1964

  • BCA - 2017.434
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  • c1964

Sadly, there is no date on this newspaper cutting but I think it will be from early 1960s. The main heading states that the fairground boss will be given the bill for cleaning up after the fair comes to Bampton. Other items - to have the whole o...

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Day out for the little ones c1930s

  • BCA - 2017.417
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  • late 1930s or just into WWII

This photograph has a few adults who took a great part in village life. Emmie Bishop who became Emmie (Emily) Papworth is on the extreme left and her sister Rose Greenway is one in from the right. The lady on the right is Miss Dutton, one member...

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The Wedding of George Bishop & Joy

  • BCA - 2017.512
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  • c late 1940s

This wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy Buffham has names written on. Rose Wells, Edie Foreshew and Emmie Papworth are Georges sisters. The date was in 1948

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Morris dancing outside The Lamb in the Market Square Whitsun 1939

  • BCA - 2017.519
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  • 1939

This photograph was taken at Whitsun 1939 and shows the Morris dancers dancing outside The Lamb Inn in the Market Square. The inn was finally completely demolished in 1960 to make way for a garage showroom for Market Square Garage, which itself w...

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Shops I E Busby and Clark & Son

  • BCA - 2017.518
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  • mid 20th century

This old photograph shows the shop of Clark & Son on the south side of High Street and the part of the shop of I E Busby that is at the south end of Bushey Row on the east side. Busby's shop also included what today (2017) is called Stra...

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Letter from Rod Stradling of Old Swan Band to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.471
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  • c1981

Letter from Rod Stradling of Old Swan Band to Francis Shergold the squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris containing a cheque for Bampton Traditional Morris for services rendered at Stoke-on-Trent to the Old Swan Band.

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Women's Institute members enjoying a cup of tea 1964

  • BCA - 2017.467
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  • 1964

Some members of the Women's Institute enjoying a cup of tea in 1964. All are elderly, well wrapped up against the cold and all are wearing a hat

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Building Bampton Fair in the Market Square 1965

  • BCA - 2017.466
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  • August 1965

Starting to construct one of the rides at Bampton Fair held in the Market Square in August 1965. On these same days there used to be a very big horse fair and the fair was much larger spilling over going down the High Street to the turn into Bush...

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Wild Birds Protection Acts, notice issued January 1st 1947

  • BCA - 2017.459
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  • January 1st 1947

This notice is all about which birds can be killed along with the months this is allowed and those which may never be killed. It was issued January 1st 1947 by F G Scott, Clerk of the County Council at County Hall, Oxford. The detail is fascinat...

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Funeral of gypsy Tom Smith aged 59 September 1967

  • BCA - 2017.435
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  • September 1967

There was a gypsy funeral in September 1967 attended by approximately 300 mourners who came from Northamptonshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Berkshire and Warwickshire. Mr Tom Smith aged 59, son of a Gypsy Queen. Tom had affectionately been know...

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Winners of the Shirt Race in 1967, Messrs Smith and Snook

  • BCA - 2017.432
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  • 1967

The SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - hold a shirt race the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday Monday although when it was run in 1967 it was the Saturday before Whit Monday. This newspaper cutting has a picture...

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Bampton Town football club annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney, May 1968

  • BCA - 2017.431
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  • May 1968

In May 1968 the Bampton Town Football Club held its annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney. Officials of the club are pictured and include Mr S Truman, committee member, Mr J Lawrence, chairman, Mr M Cleaver, treasurer, Mr P Hewitson, 1st team...

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Old newspaper pictures of The Talbot and The Elephant & Castle

  • BCA - 2017.419
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  • unknown

This newspaper cutting was found in a book in a second hand book shop. There is nothing to suggest the date but a fire destroyed the thatch on the Elephant & Castle about 1956 so it is earlier than that. It was given a slate roof when it was...

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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. Pictured from the left are Jim and Yvette Bovington (Jim delivered coal), John Quick co-founder of the SPAJERS; middle picture are Ramon Green and his wife, Doris Clever, Betty and Fran...

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Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

  • BCA - 2017.414
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  • c1950

These young men were in Bampton's ATC, probably in the 1950s. Some are named on the picture and if anyone can add more names or suggest corrections, do get in touch with the archive - the contact can be made from the Home Page

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3 soldiers billeted at Home Farm WWII

  • BCA - 2017.413
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  • world war two

These three soldiers were billeted at Home Farm in Bampton during World War Two. Home farm is in the HIgh Street in Bampton. Sadly nobody knows their names

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Granny Bunce with Emmie and son Tom Papworth

  • BCA - 2017.410
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  • c1958

Mrs Bunce owned and ran The Swan Inn along the Buckland road. She was the grandmother of Emmie Papworth and Edie Foreshew. She is seen her at The Swan with Emmie and her son Tom

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Emmie Papworth delivering goods by horse and cart

  • BCA - 2017.409
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  • pre WWII

Before WWII Emmie Papworth used to go around Bampton with a horse and cart selling goods. In this photograph of her she is accompanied by her sister Rose. The horse was called Kit.

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The wedding of George Bishop and Joy

  • BCA - 2017.408
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  • c1945

This is the wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy. George was the brother of Emmie (Emily) who delivered post in Bampton for many years and then took over running and living at the Papershop in Bridge Street which became known as Emmie'...

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Brian Kew in his garden

  • BCA - 2017.386
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  • c2000

Brian Kew in his picturesque garden - the cottage behind the Elephant & Castle - holding his grandchild

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Advert from the magazine "Illustrated" September 15th 1951

  • BCA - 2017.357
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  • September 15th 1951

This is a page out of a magazine called "Illustrated" for September 15th 1951 and was advertising The Standard Vanguard. It shows Bampton Morris Men dancing outside the Elephant and Castle on Bridge Street, Bampton with Jingy Wells on f...

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Letter from Vic Legg to Francis Shergold May 28th 1982

  • BCA - 2017.341
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  • May 28th 1982

This is a brief note from Vic Legg to Francis Shergold wishing him all the best for the Whit Monday Morris dancing. The postage cost is 15p and the post office have put a sticker on trying to persuade us all to use the new post codes

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Walking up Bushey Row on a damp May Bank Holiday morning

  • BCA - 2017.334
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  • early 2000s

This photograph was taken as several people walked to the start of the day of dance on May Bank Holiday. They are walking up Bushey Row and the group includes L-R Joseph Perry, Eric Stott, Francis Shergold, Dave Rose and Roger West. The morning ...

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Program of dancing in Bampton on Spring Bank Holiday 25.5.81

  • BCA - 2017.321
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  • May 25th 1981

This is a list of the venues and times where Bampton Traditional Morris Men will dance on Spring Bank Holiday May 25th 1981. The guest teams will be Abingdon Morris and Old Spot (Cheltenham.)

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Letter from Sidmouth Festival director to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.318
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  • November 4th 1981

A letter from John Dowell the Festival Director of the Sidmouth Folk Festival, written November 4th 1981 to Francis Shergold the Squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris men, inviting the side to dance at the 1982 Festival which will be July 31st ...

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Invitation to a B-B-Que at the Fox & Hounds, Donnington (near Telford)

  • BCA - 2017.281
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  • May 1st 1981

This is a printed ticket inviting Bampton Traditional Morris Men to a B-B-Que at the Fox and Hounds, Donnington, near Telford, on May 1st 1981 where there was to be Roast Beef, Disco until midnight, Morris dancers and Country Music. It was arrang...

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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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Notes by Francis Shergold for the Morris party November 27th 1982

  • BCA - 2017.296
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  • November 1982

This is Francis Shergold's hand written notes for the annual Morris party to be held on November 27th 1982. It records who is to be invited, who will supply what items of food and who will run the bar along with associated costs.

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Letter accepting invitation to Morris Party by Pete Cock and Vic Legg 1981

  • BCA - 2017.270
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  • 1981

A letter from Vic Legg to Dave Rose accepting the invitation to attend the Bampton Traditional Morris Men's party November 1981 along with Pete Cock. About 1980/1 Trigg Morris were guests on Bampton's day of dance. They will be coming ...

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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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Dance venues of Bampton Traditional Morris Men May 25th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.278
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  • May 25th 1981

Each year, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men produce a sheet detailing the venues where they will be dancing and the times they expect to be at each one. This is the list for 1981

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Letter from Derek Schofield to Dave Rose May 14th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.279
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  • May 14th 1981

This letter from Derek Schofield to Dave Rose contained pictures taken by Derek and in the letter he asks Dave to give certain pictures to certain people. I do not have copies of the photographs to go with this letter.

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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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Places where Bampton Traditional Morris are due to dance in 1981

  • BCA - 2017.264
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  • 1981

The program of itineraries where Bampton Traditional Morris dancers are to dance throughout 1981. The list includes Swindon Folk Club, The Eagle in Church View when Radio Oxford come to interview dancers, Empress of Russia in London, Hermitage in...

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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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