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Hunt meet at Weald Manor 2003 and January 5th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.612
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  • January 5th 2004

On January 5th 2004 the hunt met at Weald Manor. They usually meet the Monday before Christmas but the weather meant that meet had to be cancelled and rescheduled. They met in 2003 in the new year too.In the photos taken early C20th Martins the ...

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Tim Tomlins' exhibition on The Restoration of The Lord Nelson: attendees

  • BCA - 2018.1649
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  • January 2014

Tim Tomlins, along with help from Jo Lewington and Adrian Simmonds, put on a wonderful exhibition documenting the restoration of the Lord Nelson. These pictures were taken at the private viewing, a really happy evening.

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Barbara Hunt nee Green's certificates for The Torchbearers & Junior Red Cross

  • BCA - 2017.887
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  • n/a

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around ...

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Alice Puttock and 4 generations of her family

  • BCA - 2018.1466
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  • 1943 and late C20th

Mrs Brookes wearing the cardigan, Alice Peacock her daughter, Olive is Alice's daughter and Mrs Brook's great grandson is Andrew McCabe. Mrs Brooks was the midwife and layer out! This picture was taken in 1965.Lance Sergeant Thomas Wil...

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The Drinkwater family

  • BCA - 2018.1431
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  • 1910 to 1975

A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in his WWII uniform at his garden gate.A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in bull fighter's clothes for the fun of the picture.Bill's father William Frank Drinkwater's character reference and certificate...

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Members of Freda Bradley's family

  • BCA - 2017.1053
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  • from start of twentieth century

Along with Freda there are photographs of her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, her mother Phyllis and aunt/mother's sister Lilian, Philly Dewe her grandfather in his Morris dancing clothes, Billy Dewe her uncle, her fathe...

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Bampton C of E Primary School from 1960

  • BCA - 2018.1641
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  • 1960 1995

4 pictures of the children performing in St Mary’s pretending to be evacuees. Bampton had two coachloads from Bow in London during WWII.3 pictures of Bampton School visit to St. Mary's ringing chamber in 1988. The teacher is Mrs Janet Newma...

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Lime Tree House, High Street

  • BCA - 2018.1639
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  • twentieth century

Lime Tree House in the High Street was a two-story building with a loft conversion. Today, it is much extended and has become Rosebank Care Home with a very high rating

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Descendants of Harry Whitlock b.1881

  • BCA - 2018.1494
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  • 1881 - 2017

This is the family tree of Harry Whitlock b.1881 who married Lillian Oakey, no children, then Martha Newman b.1881.Names in the family tree.Appleton Bensky Bird BurchellCatton C...

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Descendants of Jonathan Hunt b 1770 in Brize Norton

  • BCA - 2018.1637
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  • 1770 2016

This is the family tree of Jonathan HuntNames included in the tree includeAdlem Beckinsale Bowles ClackClark Cox Daniels DixeyEdgar Fitzg...

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Descendants of James Wheeler

  • BCA - 2018.1636
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  • 1900 1945

This is the family tree of James Wheeler 1900-1945Family names in this tree includeAgg Baxter Bowles BrooksColley Cowey Daniels DavisDuffy ...

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Descendants of Thomas Tanner 1668 to 1733

  • BCA - 2018.1635
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  • 1668 2017

Descendants of Thomas Tanner 1668 to 1733Family names within this tree areAkers, Aldsworth , Bailey, Barratt, Bartlett,Beale, Berrisford, Biles, Bishop, Blencowe, Broderick,Brooks, Buckingham, B...

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Descendants of John Sheppard b.1838

  • BCA - 2018.1499
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  • 1838 - 1962

This is the family tree of John Sheppard b.1838 who married Rachel Neal b.1812.Names in the family tree.Clark Clark(e) DayEagles Embling ...

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Descendants of William Townsend b.1801 & Hunt Family

  • BCA - 2018.1510
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  • 1801 - 2004

This is the family tree of William Townsend b.1801 who married Mary Ward b.1802 and the Hunt Family.Names in the family tree.Adlem Beckinsale Bowles ClackClark Cox ...

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Descendants of William Lock b.1700

  • BCA - 2018.1509
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  • 1700 - 1991

This is the family tree of William Lock b.1700 who married Mary Dalton.Names in the family tree.Alder Banham BeckleyBoote Butler Coll...

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Descendants of William Eeles b.1827

  • BCA - 2018.1508
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  • 1827 - 1990

This is the family tree of William Eeles b.1827 who married Ann White b.1827Names in the family tree.Beaumont Beckley Bennett Boggis Carter Chapman C...

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Descendants of Robert Radband b.1822

  • BCA - 2018.1504
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  • 1822 - 2016

This is the family tree of Robert Radband b.1822 who married Elizabeth Higgs b.1822.Names in the family tree.Beckinsale Bird CattonClack Clinch ...

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Descendants of Richard Edginton b.1807

  • BCA - 2018.1503
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  • 1807 - 2018

This is the family tree of Richard Edginton.Names in the family tree.Barrett Basson BellingerBone Buckingham BunceBurchell Bu...

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Descendants of Richard Daniels b.1814

  • BCA - 2018.1502
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  • 1814 - C2010

This is the family tree of Richard Daniels b.1814 who married Elizabeth Constable b.1814.Names in the family tree.Adams Baston Bradley ByeCarrington Constable Cook ...

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Descendants of Richard Butler b.1783

  • BCA - 2018.1501
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  • 1783 to late C20th

This is the family tree of Richard Butler b.1783 who married Hannah Taylor b.1786.Name in the family tree.Basson Bellinger BoneBuckingham Bunce But...

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Descendants of Isaac Constable b.1818

  • BCA - 2018.1495
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  • 1818 - 2016

This is the family tree of Isaac Constable b.1818 who married Susanna Griffin b.1817. The grandson of Isacc, Thomas Augustus, started Constable's bakery on the corner of the Market Square. The shop is now Mark's Kitchen, a very good Ch...

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Descendants of Christopher Buckingham b 1863

  • BCA - 2018.1488
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  • 1863 -2017

This is the family tree of Christopher Buckingham b. September 11th 1863 who married Ada Pickett b. 1871; they married in 1892.Names in the Buckingham family tree.Basson Buckingham Burt Cadd ...

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Downton Abbey the movie confirmed

  • BCA - 2018.1627
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  • July

Filming in Bampton will take place later this summer and it's expected the film will show in 2019. During the six season of the show, it won three Golden Globes and 15 Emmys.

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West Ox Arts holds an exhibition of the work of 20 of its members

  • BCA - 2018.1624
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  • August 2018

There are 180 members of West Ox Arts and 20 of them put the exhibition together to raise funds to keep the Association running. Each member pays £25 a year but more money needs to be raised to keep the use of the gallery and support local artists.

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The SPAJER'S Great Shirt Race 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1617
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  • May 28th 2018

These are a few of the photographs and a couple of newspaper cuttings of the 2018 SPAJER'S Great Shirt Race.

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Advert and Parish Profile for new Vicar to come September 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1616
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  • spring 2018

Rev David Lloyd retired at the end of September 2017 and then an advert and Parish Profile was created. The first entry here is the advert and the remaining 19 pages are the Parish Profile which candidates would have been given. Rev Cannon Janic...

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The Horse Fair and fun fair in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1543
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  • first half of twentieth century

The Horse Fair in Bampton used to be a very large event akin to the one in Appleby. Horses were tethered all down Bridge Street, along Church Street and outside the church around the triangle of grass between Churchgate House and what is now call...

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Death Penny of Jack Dewe

  • BCA - 2018.1615
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  • 1914-1918 war

Freda Bradley's uncle Jack's memorial plaque. Jack was born circa 1896 and is shown as 15 years old on the 1911 census, where it says he was a mason's labourer and living in Lavender Square.The World War One Memorial Plaque was mad...

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Re-opening of the Town Hall after refurbishment 1972

  • BCA - 2018.1614
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  • August 1972

There are several newspaper items with people talking about the best use for the Town Hall once it is refurbished and then the Witney Gazette article documenting the official re-opening in August 1972 by Mrs M. F. Davey, accompanied by Lloyd Hughe...

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Prize Winning Poems from West Ox Arts

  • BCA - 2018.1613
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  • early 1970s

Sadly there is no date in this little booklet anywhere, but as the telephone number for the printer has just 3 numbers it must have been early 1970s.There are poems byCatherine Hooper which was awarded 1st prizeLiz Mathews, 2nd prizeHelen Oliver, ...

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Evacuee children in Bampton enjoying games at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2017.1298
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  • C1940

These children are all evacuees from Bow in London. Here, they are being given the fun of some games at Weald Manor.The young girl at the bottom front on the right is now Mrs Joyce Cotter, neé Chambers and the girl on the right of the middle row ...

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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 ...

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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. One of his brothers, Henry Barber gave this eulogy at Brian's funeral service."My memories of big brother Brian were that he was an independent i...

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Carriage rides for the Bush Club Members October 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1609
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  • October 2018

The members of the Bush Club were treated to a wonderful horse-drawn open carriage ride one October day in 2018. Members and helpers include :-Joyce Cotter, Pam Broughton, Mollie Jones, Sadie RoseRobin & Pip Shuckburgh with grandchildren Huxl...

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Daniels family outside their saddlery shop in Queen Street

  • BCA - 2018.1608
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  • c1904

The Daniels family had a saddlery shop in Queen Street just after 1900. The little boy on the right is probably the grandfather of Janet Westman nee Bradley, who had drawn many local maps full of information.

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Bush Club members in 2015 and 2016

  • BCA - 2018.1606
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  • 2015 2016

Jenny Chaundy took her camera to Bush Club a couple of times to record most of the member in 2015 and 2016. They include :-Alan & Rosie PittsBob TapsellChristine CypherClare EdwardsConnie FraserDavid JonesDavid WashingtonDenise SturgesDoreen ...

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Letters to Rose Sollis from Arthur Gerring who was in India

  • BCA - 2018.1604
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  • 1943 1944

These two letters were written to Rose Sollis by Arthur Gerring who was in the army in India during WWII. They married when Arthur came home after demob.The writing is beautiful, both content and visually.

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Lloyd Hughes Owens' account of schools in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.717
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  • mostly first 60 years of C20th

When Lloyd Hughes Owens retired in the 1960s he put the finishing touches to his album all about schools in Bampton. There is mention of the Old Grammar School, now our library and the exhibition room used by West Ox Arts and the Archive called t...

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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.Tre...

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Frank Hudson & his father Bill and Castle View Farm.

  • BCA - 2018.1536
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  • c1944 2013

Frank Hudson was brought up by his grand parents Albert and Elizabeth Mary Townsend at Castle View Farm in Bridge street after his mother died when Frank was only 7 weeks old. Frank says he had a very happy childhood surrounded by a loving family...

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Bampton Weightlift Club

  • BCA - 2018.1591
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  • 1960-1980

The Bampton Weightlifting Club began in the 1950s and in the first few decades, it was all about Olympic style lifting. The club is still going very strongly but today people go to tone up rather than entering competitions.Don Rouse explains"...

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Table top scenes created by Hilda Kent for Bush Club in the Horsa building

  • BCA - 2018.1590
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  • 1990-2000

Hilda Kent had many talents and one was to create the most delightful scenes in the foyer of the Bush Club when it was held in the unprepossessing Horse building. Every Wednesday she would create a display on the table and surrounding two walls a...

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Cigarette lighter of USAF 5th Air Force

  • BCA - 2018.1589
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  • WWII

'Dug up in Bampton' was an exhibition in the Vesey room.It may be of interest to know a little about the cigarette lighter with a military crest on it.The crest is actually that of the USAF 5th Air Force that has been based in the Pacifi...

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Research into Anglo Saxon Bampton by Dr John Blair 1988

  • BCA - 2018.1588
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  • 1988

In 1988 Dr John Blair from Queen Anne's College Oxford, gave a series of talks in Bampton Town Hall and produced this interim publication to go with one of his talks. He's special interest is Anglo-Saxon Bampton.

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Floods through the years in Bampton 1932 to 2010

  • BCA - 2018.1586
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  • 1932 2010

These pictures show flooding in Bampton and Weald from 1932 to 2010. Weald Street, Cheyne Lane, Bridge Street, Buckland Road, Aston Road, the site now Cala Homes! and more.The rain and floods of Whitsun 1932 did not stop the Morris men from danci...

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Obituary - Francis George Shergold

  • BCA - 2018.1583
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  • Jan 31st 1919 to Nov 27th 2009

This obituary was in The Guardian newspaper January 13th 2009. Francis was born on January 31st 1919 and died on November 27th 2009. The article was written by Derek Schofield.

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Memories of war time Bampton from Nicola Wolcott nee Hampton

  • BCA - 2018.1581
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  • 1943

Nicola Wolcott, nee Hampton, came to Bampton in 1943 aged 12. Her family came to get away from the bombing. This is her recollections of living in Bampton at that time and is a wonderful piece of social history.

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John Clarke born 1937

  • BCA - 2018.1580
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  • 1937 to 1957

John Clarke was born in 1937. There are pictures of him here which are frames taken out of a film and he's the young boy with a mop of lovely curly hair. He can be seen in a special outfit for the carnival in 1947 when he was 10. Then on M...

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Bampton's cricket club through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1404
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  • 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...

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John Clarke, school boy

  • BCA - 2018.1577
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  • 1947 1957

John Clarke was born in 1937 and went to school in Aston, and probably Bampton as well at one time."My father has two younger brothers one called Raymond born in 1939 and the youngest is Malcolm.Their parents names were Charles and Iris Clark...

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A selection of spring gardens around Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1576
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  • spring 2004

In the spring of 2004, Jo Lewington went around Bampton recording these lovely gardens.a534 St Mary’s Trailer Courta536 Brook Cottagea545 Brook Cottage, Brian Kew’s gardena549 Church Greena550 Egret seen on Mill Greena572 Sandford Cottagea574 Weal...

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The Grange, early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1575
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  • early twentieth century

These six photographs were taken inside the Grange and around the garden early in the twentieth century.A thatched summer house.Part of the back of the Grange with the large glass house just showing on the right.A tiny portion of the garden with a...

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Deaths of several Bampton people

  • BCA - 2018.1574
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  • 1958 2012

These are all newspaper cuttings of obituaries kept by Mrs Rose Gerring.img219 - Newspaper cutting August 23rd 1982 re the death of May Dunlop Morton who lived at The Deanery with friend Marjorie Pollard. She left £348,963 with £500 each to NSPCC...

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Cooks at Bampton School c1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1573
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  • c1970s

There was an excellent kitchen at the school in Bowling Green Close but early in the 1980s it was closed and food brought over from Carterton. After a while, instead of uneaten food going into the pigswill bins, it had to be sent back to Carterto...

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Mr & Mrs Horace Morse, daughter Kit and Kit's husband Bill

  • BCA - 2018.1572
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  • 1915 1945

Horace Henry Morse was born about 1890 and married Kate Fox in 1915. His father was John Morse, Kate's father was Timothy Fox. In WWI Horace was in the 3rd battalion Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. In later life, he collected the buckets of...

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Lead stolen twice from roof of St Mary's in 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1230
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  • 2017

Lead was stolen from the north side of the aisle of St Mary's and the thieves came back for more about two weeks later. The lead was finally replace and water marked and a security system installed that would light up the roof and speakers w...

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Bampton Parish Church News 1903 and Aston plus adverts

  • BCA - 2017.1280
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  • 1903

Each month, St Mary The Virgin church produced a parish news sheet. The first page is January 2003 gives a round-up of news for 1902. It notes that the war in South Africa is now ended, King Edward VII was crowned on August 9th. Bampton suffered...

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The Friends of St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1326
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  • c2000

When The Friends of St Mary's was formed, a little leaflet was printed to give people an idea of the special features of the church and it named the Patrons who were Sir Ashley Ponsonby Bt., KCVO, MC, The Earl of Donoughmore, The Rt Hon. Doug...

Bampton Community Archive

Shirt Races from about 1960

  • BCA - 2018.1571
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  • 1960 2016

These pictures go from about 1960 to 2016.

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Shirt Races through the years

  • BCA - 2018.1570
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  • mid C20th

Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated; Witney Gazette article by police By Tom Jennings. A HISTORIC race in Bampton will go off with less of a bang this year after police confiscated the starting pistol. The Original Great Shirt Race is run betw...

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Harry Pocock

  • BCA - 2018.1534
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  • 1950-1963

Harry Pocock was the person who owned a thrashing machine and nearly all the local farmers used his services to thrash their corn through the late autumn and winter. He was a very active parish councilor and can be seen in one picture standing wi...

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Burials in Bampton 1890 to 1947

  • BCA - 2018.1569
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  • 1890 1947

Lloyd Hughes Owens borrowed the Parish burial register c1970s and did his best to create an alphabetical list of the burials. I photographed the burial role and tried my best to read all the names. Lloyd's list is in pdf and gives far more ...

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Constable families baptised, buried and married in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1568
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  • 1849 1949

This is a list of Constable families baptised, buried and married in Bampton.Constable families baptised, buried and married in BamptonBAPTISMS1. 1896 July 5th. Florence May Constable baptised. Parents Thomas Augustus & Florence Mary. Bak...

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Wool in Witney and Oxfordshire talk by Richard Martin.

  • BCA - 2018.1565
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  • April 15th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have been organising one talk a month for three months from February since 2016. This is the poster for a really interesting talk given by Richard Martin from Filkins Woollen Weavers on April 15th 2018. This is a po...

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Edginton Family wedding 1911

  • BCA - 2018.1562
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  • 1911

Beatrice's wedding in 1911. People in the wedding picture include1: Robert Woodley2: Annie (Edginton) Butler. Bride’s mother3: ?4: ? Bellinger: bridegroom’s mother5: Lena Edginton6: Albert Edginton (bride’s brother)7: Richard Butler (bride’...

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Donkey Derby 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1560
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  • August 27th 2018

The Donkey Derby is one of the major fund raising events organised by the SPAJERS - the Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing. Many Bampton clubs and societies have stalls in the field. As well as the races, young children can buy a ...

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The Cake Element Bakery 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1557
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  • July 4th 2018

The Cake Element Bakery opened in part of Duttons in the winter of 2017-2018. This newspaper article from the July 4th 2018 Witney Gazette gives a history of how Michelle and Ivan came to have their shop and cafe.

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Indenture made the fourth day of May One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine

  • BCA - 2018.1413
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  • 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...

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Indenture between Thomas Denton of the first part Joseph Bartlett of the second part and Thomas Baker of the third part 1842 & Indenture of Mortgage between Elizabeth Bartlett of the one part and George Frederick Holloway and Charles William Holloway of the other part 1849

  • BCA - 2018.1553
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  • 1842 1849

1842 March 21st Indenture between Thomas Denton of the first part Joseph Bartlett of the second part and Thomas Baker of the third part.1849 December 24th Indenture of Mortgage between Elizabeth Bartlett of the one part and George Frederick Hollo...

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Picture postcard of the Horse Fair outside the Wheat Sheaf

  • BCA - 2017.1231
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  • 1924

This postcard, showing both the picture and the writing on the back, was written and posted in 1924 by Mrs Emmie Sollis to Miss J M Pearce. It was in the collection of items from Rose Gerring's house given to the Archive after she died. Mrs...

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

  • BCA - 2017.820
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  • 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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Whitsuntide Garlands through the C20th in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1540
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  • twentieth century

Flower Garlands have been made and taken around the village for at least the whole of the C20th and probably much longer than that. This is a selection of photographs starting with one very early in the twentieth century with the landlord of the ...

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Death of Evalyn Hornsby May 2015 then Fred Hornsby August 2015

  • BCA - 2017.809
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  • May-August 2015

Evalyn and Fred Hornby had lived in Bampton for many decades. Fred worked for John Henly and then his son Roy on Deanery farm and Hobbs Buildings and Evalyn worked at University farm for Mary Rouse. Evalyn died in the May and Fred in the August ...

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Dutch Marching band 2008

  • BCA - 2017.689
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  • 2008

This Dutch marching band performed in Bampton for us in 2008. This was the Amigo Marching Band from Leiden. We also had a Stage Band from Leiden that played from a ‘Curtain sided’ trailer a few years previous at the Shirt Race. Bampton has enj...

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Restoration of The Lord Nelson by Tim Tomlins

  • BCA - 2018.1548
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  • 1995 2005

Tim Tomlins bought the The Swan Inn as a private dwelling in 1964. The space allowed him to restore several engines and the last one was The Lord Nelson which is a Burrell machine. Tim was able to buy it in 1995. It is a single cylinder, 8 hors...

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Francis Shergold, Squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men

  • BCA - 2018.1535
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  • c1940 to 2008

Francis Shergold took over as squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men from William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells. These photographs cover most of the years from about 1940 to shortly before he died in 2008.MO282C - Bampton Morris Men. Roy D...

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Warren Green, musician, teacher, organist at St Mary The Virgin

  • BCA - 2018.1547
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  • 1909 1984

Warren Essane Green was born in 1909 and died October 18th 1984. Warren was a great music scholar who taught music and played the organ at St Mary The Virgin church in Bampton for many years. His father was Edwards John Green was a builder and m...

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Newspaper cuttings from 1958 to 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1363
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  • 1958 1973

These newspaper cuttings are from 1958 to 1973 and are of very mixed topics. They cover:- ghosts of Bampton and the story of the great shirt race; Mr & Mrs Blaine licensee of the Talbot; Paul Bovington with his dog Crackers; Mrs Lucy Martin l...

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Wood Green school bus crash Feb 1st 1972

  • BCA - 2018.1545
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  • February 1st 1972

The school bus was nearly home on an icy road when it crashed into an empty school bus travelling in the opposite direction at Hoppy's corner. Gary Gerhardt from Bampton and Gary John Hawkins from Clanfield. School prefects Susan Taylor and...

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Ledger of a Bampton Tradesman 1952 into 1953

  • BCA - 2018.1546
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  • 1952 1953

These pages are a few taken from the ledger of a Bampton tradesman in 1952 - 1953. Clearly written by two people, the writing is beautiful and so easy to read (where it was scanned properly!). He did work not only in Bampton but also in Witney, ...

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Death of Alan Clarke from the Horse Shoe Inn

  • BCA - 2018.1544
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  • June 17th 1953 to Sepember 23rd 2013

Alan originally was the licensee of the George & Dragon and then took on the Horse Shoe, putting a tenant in to the George & Dragon, but that was not successful and in the end, the brewery close it and kept the Horse Shoe. Anyone walking ...

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Gardens in springtime in Bampton, 2004

  • BCA - 2018.1541
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  • 2004

Fashions in gardens changes over the years in both what is grown and the layouts. This selection of pictures was taken in the springtime in 2004 to capture the choices in gardens large and small.

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Your Gas Mask and Masking your windows. WWII

  • BCA - 2018.1428
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  • 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...

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Marjorie Pollard, OBE JP born August 3rd 1899-died March 21st 1982

  • BCA - 2018.1539
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  • 1899 1982

Marjorie Pollard OBE JP lived in the Deanery. She cared deeply for the people of Bampton.BA0BA1 Miss Marjorie Pollard who lived at the Deanery with her friend Miss Moreton. This picture was taken in 1973 at The Deanery. Marjorie played hockey...

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Arnold Woodley's scrapbook of The Pumpkin Club

  • BCA - 2018.1537
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  • March 30th 1969 to 1997

This is Arnold Woodley's scrapbook that he created about The Pumpkin Club. If you download the pictures their captions will give you the details about the picture.

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Lance Corporal Herbert Lock: B Coy 44th Bn. Canadian Infantry, New Brunswick

  • BCA - 2018.1538
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  • 1888 1918

Lance Corporal Herbert Lock: B Coy 44th Bn. Canadian Infantry, New Brunswick. He died aged 30 on November 1st 1918. He was the son of Mr & Mrs W Lock of the Market Place in Bampton.A315 - Entry of Herbert Lock's name in the cemetery re...

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