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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

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Classical Opera at The Deanery 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1201
  • Item
  • 2017

Each year, Bampton Classical Opera offers a real treat for people to enjoy opera in the grounds of The Deanery. People take chairs, a picnic and a blanket, sit at tables and quite simply have a treat at a fraction of the price you'd have to ...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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.

Bampton Community Archive

Death of Brenda Sapsford May 24th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1197
  • Item
  • May 24th 2017

Brenda Sapsford came to live in Bampton when she retired from being secretary to David Johnson, the NFU secretary in Witney. She was an active member of the WI in Bampton while it lasted and was also a very efficient Parish Clerk in Bampton. Sev...

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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...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Football Team 1906-07

  • BCA - 2017.1191
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  • 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.

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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.

Bampton Community Archive

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

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Community Shop re-opens in new premises

  • BCA - 2017.1179
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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.

Bampton Community Archive

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, ...

Bampton Community Archive

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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Theft of lead, twice, from St Mary The Virgin Church, September 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1174
  • Item
  • September 2016

This article comes from The Beam March 2017 issue and documents the theft of lead, twice, from the north aisle of St Mary The Virgin Church. It also give details about the choir, Coffee & Co which began as a way of people forced out of their ...

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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

Bampton Community Archive

Clanfield Angling Club protect the Thames bank from erosion by cattle

  • BCA - 2017.1157
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  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

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.

Bampton Community Archive

Rumours of a Downton Abbey film are rife

  • BCA - 2017.1153
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  • 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

Bampton Community Archive

Harry E Pocock in fireman's uniform 1934

  • BCA - 2017.1147
  • Item
  • 1934

Harry Pocock lived at No2 Broad Street and was the person who went around the farms in Bampton and out as far as a farm in Thrupp by Oxford to thrash the corn on farms before the days of the combine harvester. He was also one of Bampton's re...

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Arnold Woodley & his musicians 1974 outside the Jubilee

  • BCA - 2017.1145
  • Item
  • 1974

Arnold Woodley and his musicians outside the Jubilee Inn in the Market Square in 1973. Frank Purslow on melodeon, Andrew Bathe on fiddle and Arnold on fiddle playing for the Bampton Morris Men

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The Bampton Morris Men 2002

  • BCA - 2017.1143
  • Item
  • 2002

What was Arnold Woodley's team, the Bampton Morris Men at Glebelands 2002. Back row L-R:- Ken Adams, Brian O'Rorke ,??, Paul Smith (accordion), ??, Laurence Adams (Squire), ??, ? Adams, Bill Fowler, Barry Care (fool) , ?? behind , ??, A...

Bampton Community Archive

Musicians with the Bampton Morris Men

  • BCA - 2017.1142
  • Item
  • 1980s

Arnold Woodley squire of the Bampton Morris Men on the left playing the fiddle, Brendan Cassidy on fiddle in the centre and Frank Purslow on the right.

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Musician with the Bampton Morris Men

  • BCA - 2017.1141
  • Item
  • 1980s

Arnold Woodley, squire and fiddler with Frank Purslow on melodeon and a young Andrew Bathe on fiddle playing for the Bampton Morris Men. Myra Titchener and Sonner Townsend in the background.

Bampton Community Archive

Alec Wixey with Roy Hewitt

  • BCA - 2017.1140
  • Item
  • 1980s

Alec Wixey on the left with Roy Hewitt Morris dancing with Bampton Morris Men

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2017.1061
  • Item
  • 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

Floods outside the Elephant & Castle May 16th 1932

  • BCA - 2017.1135
  • Item
  • May 16th 1932

Flooding hit Bampton again May 16th 1932. The picture shows some people being given a piggy-back through the floods and two people being pulled in a pram.

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Details of the 8 bells in St Mary The Virgin church

  • BCA - 2017.1125
  • Item
  • n/a

This page gives information on the 8 bells that hang in St Mary The Virgin church - their diameter, the date they were cast and who made them.

Bampton Community Archive

David Cameron expresses concern for Witney Community Hospital August 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1107
  • Item
  • August 2015

In August 2015 David Cameron, Prime Minister, expressed concern regarding Witney Community Hospital when he learnt the 30 bed Wenrisc ward was to close in September. It is hoped the ward will be refurbished and then re-opened in March 2016.

Bampton Community Archive

Donkey Derby 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1106
  • Item
  • August 2015

The 46th Donkey Derby took place in 2015. The afternoon's fun is organised by the SPAJERS (Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing) to raise funds to treat Bampton's senior citizens and at the same time provide fun for everyon...

Bampton Community Archive

Bid to boost youngsters taking up angling

  • BCA - 2017.1105
  • Item
  • November 2016

The Environment Agency revealed Junior Anglers will be able to get a free licence to fish in the county's water courses. They will also be able to use three rods with the licence and it will run for a year from the day it was taken out. The...

Bampton Community Archive

£1m to be spent on Oxfordshire's locks in winter 2016/17

  • BCA - 2017.1104
  • Item
  • 2016-2017

The Environment Agency will spend £1.2m repairing the locks on the Thames, five in Oxfordshire plus one in Berkshire, one in Buckinghamshire and one in Surrey through the winter of 2016-2017. Both gates at Shifford Lock to be removed so the frame...

Bampton Community Archive

Oliver Onesipherous Collett made the Bampton Voiturette in 1901-1902

  • BCA - 2017.1103
  • Item
  • 1901-1902

In September 2008 Graham Newman put together an interesting exhibition about Oliver Onesipherous Collett who was a shop keeper, watch maker and repairer but he also built a car in 2001-2 which he called the Bampton Voiturette. The car was seen as...

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2017.1100
  • Item
  • 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,...

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Milk churn stand outside Weald Farm, Weald Street

  • BCA - 2017.1099
  • Item
  • 2008

A milk churn stand outside Weald Farm in Weald Street, a left-over from the days when milk was collected in churns and not a bulk tanker.

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Ham Court farmhouse & barns seen from the Bampton-Clanfield Road

  • BCA - 2017.1098
  • Item
  • 2010

This is a picture of Ham Court farmhouse and the great barn seen from the Bampton-Clanfield road by the two dwellings just before reaching the 30mph sign, before alterations to the barn by the present owners Emma Bridgewater.

Bampton Community Archive

George & Dragon & Quebec Cottage when you could see it

  • BCA - 2017.1097
  • Item
  • 1994

The George and Dragon while still a pub and Quebec Cottage when it wasn't hidden by trees. It's now almost impossible to see the cottage in the summer when the leaves are on the trees.

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£54m to widen the A40 between Witney and Oxford

  • BCA - 2017.1095
  • Item
  • May 18th 2016

This is a bit of a pipe-dream and it remains (at March 15th 2017) something to be thought about. Getting through Witney and on to Oxford or the M40 is a nightmare. In a morning the road can be crawling from Witney to Oxford and for anyone with a...

Bampton Community Archive

Account of a 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...

Bampton Community Archive

Poster for the Bampton Community Archive's first ever exhibition June-July 2002

  • BCA - 2017.1092
  • Item
  • June & July 2002

The Bampton Community Archive came into being in 2002, the brain child of Jo(sephine) Lewington ably assisted by Tony & Lis Page. A request was sent out for old photographs, documents etc and Tony and Jo plus Roy Barratt spent many hours scan...

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Instructions for wearing the ribbon; WWII medal

  • BCA - 2017.1090
  • Item
  • 1939-1945

This letter and piece of ribbon was sent to Dor Thompson, World War Two and explains how the ribbon should be used with the medal.

Bampton Community Archive

Olive McCage, born in Bampton living in Willimantic Conneticut USA

  • BCA - 2017.1089
  • Item
  • March 26th 2016

Olive McCage was born and grew up in Bampton; she was a typist at Brize Norton air base where she met a young American, married him and she emigrated to the USA when his tour of duty here was over. This newspaper article is from her home town pap...

Bampton Community Archive

West Oxon residents can have say on proposed council tax rise

  • BCA - 2017.1071
  • Item
  • January 2017

Toby Morris, councillor for Resources wants locals to fill in the on-line consultation. Government funding is to be cut by £0.75m and there will be a rise in the cost of waste and recycling by £0.8m.

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Bampton C of E Nativity December 2016 recorded by the Witney Gazette

  • BCA - 2017.1070
  • Item
  • December 2016

Bampton C of E did put on a classical Nativity play in December 2016. Some of the children taking part include Isla Cooley, Seth Hall, Amelia Day, Jack Launder, Sophia Causer, Chloe Ryan, James Bruce, Logan Buckingham, Amelia Foster and Callum Gi...

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February 23rd 1974 Letter from Arnold Woodley to all his team

  • BCA - 2017.1069
  • Item
  • February 23rd 1974

Arnold Woodley was squire of the Bampton Morris Men and in 1974 they danced in Cecil Sharp House in London. There was something of a falling out between the squire and his men and he wrote this same letter to each when he got home.

Bampton Community Archive

Fete with children in fancy dress c1954

  • BCA - 2017.1067
  • Item
  • c1954

This picture shows children in fancy dress as part of the fete, probably 1954, which took place mostly at Weald Manor although this picture is taken outside the Town Hall. On the left the little girl with plaits is Teresa Rouse, the girl in the m...

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Robin Shuckburgh, Chairman of the Bampton Community Archive 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1060
  • Item
  • March 6th 2013

Robin Shuckburgh has been chairman of Bampton Community Archive for about 8 years (as at 2017) and over-seen the raising of £250,000 to repair the roof of the Old Grammar School in Church View and make the upstairs a usable space again. We are ex...

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Chris Timms in Navy uniform WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1057
  • Item
  • 1939-1945

Chris Timms was in the Navy during WWII and he's seen here with three other young sailors. He played cricket for Bampton.

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Harry Pocock and his tractor, early 1930s

  • BCA - 2017.1054
  • Item
  • early 1930s

This photograph of Harry Pocock with his tractor was taken in the early 1930s. Harry had a thrashing machine and went from farm to farm to thrash the corn before farmers had their own combine or could hire a combine and driver.

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February 8th 2017. Controversial housing plan set for approval

  • BCA - 2017.1048
  • Item
  • February 8th 2017

There is a proposal to build 160 more houses at the south end of Mt Owen Road on the corner where it joins the Aston Road. Gallagher Estates is putting in the application.

Bampton Community Archive

Smallpox epidemic in Bampton 1902

  • BCA - 2017.1044
  • Item
  • 1902

Mrs Davey from The Elms, Broad Street, recalled (c1973) - during the epidemic of Smallpox in Bampton in 1902 patients were taken to the isolation hospital near Burford in a horse-drawn ambulance with a nurse on the box carrying a red flag. Shop-k...

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Hughes Owens' notes on changes of names of houses in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1043
  • Item
  • 1973

In his album of old people's recollections, Hughes Owens noted the change in name of St Stephens to Kilmore House, Innisfree to Quebec Cottage and The Priory being given the name by two Anglican nuns who lived in it c1900-1910 but the semi de...

Bampton Community Archive

Leaflet introducing BEWG to people of Bampton 1989

  • BCA - 2017.1039
  • Item
  • Autumn 1989

This leaflet was produced to tell the people of Bampton the the Bampton Environmental Watch Group, BEWG had been formed in the Autumn of 1989. It explained what it is, what a civic trust is, its aims, what it does, how it is administered, why Bam...

Bampton Community Archive

Advert for Bampton Garden Centre April 6th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1038
  • Item
  • April 6th 2016

The Bampton Garden Centre has grown into a really good sized garden centre offering annuals, perennials, fruit trees and others and it has a lovely cafe with locally made produce. It has garden furniture, seeds, pots of all sorts and occasionally ...

Bampton Community Archive

January 8th 2013 two items in Community Shop, not known what they are

  • BCA - 2017.986
  • Item
  • January 2013

These two items were given to the Community Shop to sell but we have no idea what they are or how they would be used. If you can tell us, please use the link from the front page (click on Bampton Community Archive top left). Thank you.

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Mr Bishop on the right, hauling rocks for road mending.

  • BCA - 2017.854
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Edie Foreshew's father is on the right; he died aged just 49. In the trailer are rocks being brought to be crushed to mend the roads. "Oxford Steam Plough Co" is on the front of the steam engine and along the side of the cab.

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Death penny for Mr Dewe

  • BCA - 2017.849
  • Item
  • after WWI

The Memorial Plaque was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war. The plaques (which could be described as large plaquettes) were made of bronze, and he...

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Witney Gazette. Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1030
  • Item
  • June 5th 2012

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton for Queen Elizabeth II last four days, from the Saturday to the games and barn dance on Tuesday. A special mug was created to give to all children as a keep-sake and the design was done by Keira Gilbert...

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John Phillips b.1676 Bampton poet

  • BCA - 2017.1028
  • Item
  • 1676

This cutting from the Hereford Times February 4th 1983. John Phillips had the nickname 'The Cider Poet' because one of his most popular poems was about cider. He is buried in Hereford Cathedral and there is a monument to him in Westmin...

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April 8th 2013 New Weightlifting Club & school

  • BCA - 2017.997
  • Item
  • April 8th 2013

When the two old Horsa buildings were taken down behind the old school in Church View the Bush Club needed new premises. As part of a large re-vamp of the old school, a new extension was put on at the back for the Bush Club and the room that had ...

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Terry Rouse with Phil Addison February 6th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.994
  • Item
  • February 6th 2014

Phil Addison and Terry Rouse have been friends since they first met in 1943. Phil and his family came to live in Bampton in 1940 to get away from the bombing on the south coast; Terry and his family came to live in Bampton in 1943 when his father...

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Bampton Brass Band 1908

  • BCA - 2017.996
  • Item
  • 1908

This is a photograph of Bampton Brass Band. Henry Taunt was the organist at St Mary's; he did not play a brass instrument but he was asked to be their conductor. I believe the man in the bowler hat is Henry Taunt. He lived at the Elms and ...

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Memorial to Harry George Benfield 11.11.42 in the Lady Chapel

  • BCA - 2017.992
  • Item
  • November 11th 1942

This memorial to Harry George Benfield is carved into the base of the front left support of the altar surround in the Lady Chapel. It's right at the bottom facing the north.

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Terry Rouse with Rev David Lloyd at the low altar 17.8.2014

  • BCA - 2017.990
  • Item
  • August 17th 2014

When Terry Rouse came to Bampton aged 9, he immediately joined the choir of St Mary The Virgin. His father Reg was a bellringer in the church. Terry has served St Mary's his entire life in Bampton. He has variously been a choir boy, bellri...

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January 8th 2013. 11.20am. Three buses in Market Sq

  • BCA - 2017.989
  • Item
  • January 8th 2013

The No18 Oxford bus and two of No19, one going to Witney and the other to Carterton. They meet in the square so people can transfer to the Oxford bus if they wish.

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Flowers outside Adrian Simmonds 24.7.13 west side Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.988
  • Item
  • 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

Bampton Town Crier's bell

  • BCA - 2017.987
  • Item
  • first half twentieth century

Bampton had a Town Crier called Mr Cox who lived in a cottage belonging to The Elms in Broad Street. He wore some sort of uniform and paraded the village on a tricycle ringing his bell and making his announcements.

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Flood prevention at No1 Mill Green January 1st 2013

  • BCA - 2017.984
  • Item
  • January 1st 2013

After very heavy rain on Dec 23/4th the occupiers have put up the two flood defences at their door and their gate down the side of Mill Green

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Knapps farmhouse for sale, October 2nd 1999 £350,000

  • BCA - 2017.983
  • Item
  • October 2nd 1999

This item is from The Times Weekend dated October 2nd 1999. It mentions Hilda and Syd Pickard who lived at Knapps farmhouse for many years but then talks about Bampton. Three Morris sides dance on Bank Holiday Monday, not 4 as stated. The farmh...

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Bernard Rose Concert poster for September 11th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.950
  • Item
  • September 11th 2010

This is the poster produced for the centenary concert on September 11th 2016 to commemorate the life and works of Bernard Rose.

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Roy Shergold & Terry Rouse August 31st 2009

  • BCA - 2017.949
  • Item
  • August 31st 2009

After enjoying the afternoon at the Donkey Derby in Sandfords Field, Roy Shergold and Terry Rouse enjoyed a good natter while sitting on the bridges and watching the world go by while having a good laugh.

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The Cotton Club closing down March 2010

  • BCA - 2017.938
  • Item
  • March 2010

After at least two decades, the Cotton Club was forced to close down because the lease was up and the renewal contract offered was just not viable.

Bampton Community Archive

A picture of Mary Shergold in service at Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.922
  • Item
  • soon after WWII

This is a photograph of Mary Shergold, wife of Roy, when she was in service at Bampton Manor after WWII. We made a sound recording Mary talking about her life's work and it's a wonderful account of the life of someone who started life i...

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I E Busby store, High Street

  • BCA - 2017.921
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This postcard picture was taken early in the C20th. I E Busby's store is seen across Bushey Row - which was then called New Inn Lane - but it also includes the shop on the lift with the sun blind pulled down. Across the road can be seen Cla...

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Peal team after restoration of the bells in 2006/7

  • BCA - 2017.920
  • Item
  • February 2007

Major work was done to put the bells of St Mary's in good heart in 2006/7. To celebrate their full restoration a peal was rung and these were the six ringers:- John Napper, Graham Clifton, Clive Holloway, Stephen Goddard, Roger Barnes, John ...

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A sea of crocus in bloom in Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.877
  • Item
  • February 24th 2009

Each February, a wonderful sea of Crocuses come into flower in lawns of Bampton Manor and it's an absolute joy to stand at the gate in Broad Street and take in this scene.

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