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Flyer for the Bush Club

  • BCA - 2017.1206
  • Item
  • 2017

"Bampton Bush Centre was started in 1985 for the older residents of Bampton. Now, 2017, over thirty years later it has developed into a lively, flourishing social and lunch club open to anyone of any age locally to enjoy a bit of friendly co...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2014.1368..25
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  • 1984

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

Bampton Community Archive

Certificates won by Bampton Fire Brigade in 1905, 1912 and 1921

  • BCA - 2017.1211
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  • 1905-1921

Bampton Fire Brigade won the National Shield in Crystal Palace in 1904. Their skill continued as can be seen from these certificates awarded for wins in further competitions in 1905 and 1912 also at Crystal Place and 1921 in Ramsgate.

Bampton Community Archive

The Great Shirt Race in Bampton, 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1209
  • Item
  • May 27th 2017

On the late May Bank Holiday The Great Shirt Race takes place in Bampton. There is a children's race and then an adults' race. These newspaper articles are all about the race in 2017.

Bampton Community Archive

Princess Anne at RAF Brize Norton to celebrate 100th year of 101 Squadron

  • BCA - 2017.1208
  • Item
  • July 2017

Princess Anne went to RAF Brize Norton as part of the celebration of the 100th year of 101 Squadron, which flew as part of Bomber Command during WWII. It still operates in the Middle East. There is much more information in the article.

Bampton Community Archive

The Drinkwater family

  • BCA - 2017.1207
  • Item
  • possibly 1950s

These two photographs are of the Drinkwater family, one a family wedding and the other one a family group. If anyone can give me names and dates please use the link to the Archive on the front page of this website by clicking on Bampton Community...

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

Ada Tanner, Albert & Florence, around 1915-16

  • BCA - 2017.1204
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  • 1915-1916

This postcard was lent to the Archive by John Broxholme, who is a descendant. John said "As you can see the picture is well worn, but at least it survived as long as it did in France. Remarkably the creases have managed to miss the faces! ...

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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

Bampton Community Archive

Witney and surrounding village prepare against bombing in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1202
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  • 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

General election, June 8th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1196
  • Item
  • May - June 2017

A surprise General Election was called by Prime Minister Teresa May for June 8th 2017. She hoped to get an increased majority but after a truly dreadful campaign, she ended up dropping from a starting point of 27 points ahead of Labour to a hung ...

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...

Bampton Community Archive

SPAJERS Donkey Derby 2017 in Sandfords Field

  • BCA - 2017.1195
  • Item
  • August 28th 2017

The SPAJERS (Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing) organise a Donkey Derby in Sandfords Field on August Bank Holiday Monday each year. It is one of their main fundraising events which enable them to take two coaches of senior citizen...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Frank Hudson's family photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1193
  • Item
  • C20th

Frank Hudson was raised by his grandparents, Albert and Mary Townsend who lived at Castle View Farm opposite the Elephant and Castle in Bridge Street. Frank's mother died when he was just 7 weeks old. The pictures show his grandparents, aun...

Bampton Community Archive

Kit Jackson's photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1192
  • Item
  • C20th

These photographs are all from Kit Jackson's collection. Kit took photographs for most of her adult life. There are several of her family members plus WWII soldiers probably billeted in Bampton, school classes from the 1970s when she worked...

Bampton Community Archive

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.

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...

Bampton Community Archive

The Townsend family who lived at No4 Town House, High Street

  • BCA - 2017.1187
  • Item
  • early C20th

At the start of the C20th the Townsend family ran a Cycle shop in the house now called No4 Town House, High Street. The photographs show mother Susan with her children Rita, Lucy Elizabeth, Colin. Colin was the father of Phyllis who you can see ...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Bampton Community Archive

First motorised fire pump for Bampton Fire Brigade on or after 1939

  • BCA - 2017.1184
  • Item
  • 1929 or soon after

The first motorised pump for Bampton Fire Brigade came in 1929. This photograph was taken either in 1929 or very soon afterwards. The picture may be at Thorny Croft. It cost the Parish Council £250. A separate pump was housed alongside and con...

Bampton Community Archive

Postcards written in 1905, 1907 and 1908

  • BCA - 2017.1185
  • Item
  • 1905-1908

These postcards were posted in 1905, 1907 and 1908. Three are to Miss K Phillips at The Lodge, Stanton Harcourt and one to Mrs W J Johnson at Syringa Cottage, Aston. Syringa is the Latin name for Lilac so one would hope the cottage had at least ...

Bampton Community Archive

Downton does Dallas

  • BCA - 2017.1182
  • Item
  • May 16th 2017

This cutting from The Times newspaper May 16th 2017 suggests there is to be a film version of Downton Abbey with filming to start in September 2017. By July 22nd (the date of this entry on the website) nothing more has been heard and our Parish C...

Bampton Community Archive

Freda Bradley - funeral program and eulogy

  • BCA - 2017.1180
  • Item
  • May 3rd 2017

Freda Bradley, born April 13th 1927, died April 14th 2017 always took a full part in the life of Bampton right from her childhood and she was proud to be born and bred here. She wrote a lovely book about her life here which has proved to be a del...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

Liz Leffman Liberal Democrat, flyer for June 8th 2017 General Election

  • BCA - 2017.1173
  • Item
  • June 2017

A general election was called after just one year of The Conservatives being in power with a small overall majority. PM Teresa May thought she would increase her majority but her whole way of electioneering proved disastrous for the Conservatives...

Bampton Community Archive

Laetisia Carter, Labour candidate flyer for General Election June 8th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1172
  • Item
  • June 2017

A general election was called after just one year of The Conservatives being in power with a small overall majority. PM Teresa May thought she would increase her majority but her whole way of electioneering proved disastrous for the Conservatives...

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Robert Courts Conservative candidate flyer for General Election June 8th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1171
  • Item
  • June 2017

A general election was called after just one year of The Conservatives being in power with a small overall majority. PM Teresa May thought she would increase her majority but her whole way of electioneering proved disastrous for the Conservatives...

Bampton Community Archive

Clare Lasko, Green Party flyer for June 8th 2017 General Election

  • BCA - 2017.1170
  • Item
  • June 2017

A general election was called after just one year of The Conservatives being in power with a small overall majority. PM Teresa May thought she would increase her majority but her whole way of electioneering proved disastrous for the Conservatives...

Bampton Community Archive

Liz Leffman flyer for June 8th 2017 General Election

  • BCA - 2017.1169
  • Item
  • June 2017

A general election was called after just one year of The Conservatives being in power with a small overall majority. PM Teresa May thought she would increase her majority but her whole way of electioneering proved disastrous for the Conservatives...

Bampton Community Archive

Liz Leffman Lib Dem candidate flyer for June 8th 2017 General Election

  • BCA - 2017.1168
  • Item
  • June 2017

A general election was called after just one year of The Conservatives being in power with a small overall majority. PM Teresa May thought she would increase her majority but her whole way of electioneering proved disastrous for the Conservatives...

Bampton Community Archive

Preparing for Emergencies, what you need to know, updated January 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1167
  • Item
  • January 2017

This booklet was produced for all households in the Central South England area to help households plan for just about any type of emergency. The booklet was supported by Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Services, Buckinghamshir...

Bampton Community Archive

Last 27 photos of the 2017 Great Shirt Race

  • BCA - 2017.1166
  • Item
  • May 27th 2017

These are the last 27 photographs of the 2017 Great Shirt Race. The other photographs are in entry 2017.1164 and 2017.1165

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton's Great Shirt Race 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1165
  • Item
  • May 27th 2017

This is the second set of 30 photographs of the 2017 Great Bampton Shirt Race.

Bampton Community Archive

Great Shirt Race 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1164
  • Item
  • May 27th 2017

These photographs show the fancy dress parade before the races and the races of the children and adults. There are 87 photographs in total but they are split into 3 successive entries on the website because of the file size and this is the first ...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

Fly advertising Oxfordshire Art Weeks May 6th-29th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1161
  • Item
  • May 2017

Oxfordshire Art Weeks takes place each year. This flyer was posted to all households to say the art week would be May 6th-14th in South Oxfordshire, May 13th-21st in North Oxfordshire and May 20th-29th in Oxford City. There were to be 450 artist...

Bampton Community Archive

Fire Safety in The Home from Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service

  • BCA - 2017.1160
  • Item
  • 2017

This leaflet was produced by Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service and was picked up at the Bampton Community Archive Exhibition put on in spring 2017 by Tom Papworth on the history of the Bampton Fire Brigade.

Bampton Community Archive

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
  • 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...

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

Points for and against a super Unitary Council for Oxfordshire

  • BCA - 2017.1155
  • Item
  • March 2017

For many months there has been talk of a Super Unitary Council for Oxfordshire. These articles explain which councils are for the idea and those against. Oxfordshire County Council, Vale of The White Horse and South Oxfordshire are for it, West ...

Bampton Community Archive

Proposal for 160 more houses in Bampton and application passed

  • BCA - 2017.1154
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  • March 2017

160 houses have been in the process of being built along New Road 2016-2017. They were not selling quickly when an application was put in by Gallagher Estates Ltd to build another 160 in the field at the bottom of Mount Owen and Aston Road. Coun...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Bampton Community Archive

Service of Remembrance for Ray Borrett April 1944 - May 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1150
  • Item
  • June 21st 2017

Ray Borrett played a full part in the life of Bampton. A Morris Dancer with the Bampton Traditional Morris Men for 50 years, a keen gardener at home and on his allotment, scientist, barn dance caller for many years, keen member of CAMERA and more...

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Bampton Community Archive

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.

Bampton Community Archive

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
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  • 1980s

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

Bampton Community Archive

Improving access to Oxfordshire's countryside and green spaces

  • BCA - 2017.1138
  • Item
  • May 2017

TOE2 is Oxfordshire's independent environmental funder, supporting projects that make real and lasting improvements to the environment and to the lives of local people. TOE2, a charity and a not-for-profit company has worked in partnership ...

Bampton Community Archive

Morris pictures over several decades

  • BCA - 2017.381
  • Item
  • 1932 to 2000

This collection of photographs was found in an outbuilding behind the Horse Shoe pub. They range from Reg Hall playing the fiddle, Francis Shergold play the melodeon, the Bampton Traditional Morris side c1970, c1995 and 1966 and on the steps of t...

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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

Kit Jackson's photograph collection

  • BCA - 2017.1126
  • Item
  • twentieth century

These photographs were part of the collection belonging to Kit Jackson; they are of her family, Morris Men, work colleagues, buildings, billeted soldiers in Bampton, pigeon fancier, friends, school classes and the mystery tours she used to arrange...

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.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Fire Brigade at Crystal Palace July 1907

  • BCA - 2017.1130
  • Item
  • July 1907

Bampton Fire Brigade won many tournaments and they did well in July 1907 at Crystal Palace which is where this photograph was taken for a postcard

Bampton Community Archive

The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
  • Item
  • 1910

The White family lived in Sandford Cottage, the thatched cottage on the south side of Sandford field from at least as early as 1900. These photographs cover the period 1910 to 1960. They are all family related, some babies, children, adults, in ...

Bampton Community Archive

Members of Frank Hudson's family

  • BCA - 2017.1129
  • Item
  • twentieth century

These photographs are all from the first half of the twentieth century. Frank William Hudson's father was William Cooper Hudson, his grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Townsend nee Portlock and his grandfather was Alec. Frank's Aunty Dora ...

Bampton Community Archive

Freda Daniels and her family

  • BCA - 2017.859
  • Item
  • from late C19th

Freda Bradley wrote a lovely book called 'Bampton; The Way It Was.' These are photographs of her parents and grandparents and of Freda when young with her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, taken in 1937.

Bampton Community Archive

Ted Dixey and his family

  • BCA - 2017.846
  • Item
  • c1900

Ted Dixey was known to most Bamptonians as a bellringer and Morris dancer. These are photograph of his maternal grandparents, his sister and husband Robert Ferguson, of Ted himself and his fiance of 40 years, Sylvia. Sadly, Ted was very deaf but...

Bampton Community Archive

Morris Dancing, possibly 1913

  • BCA - 2017.1128
  • Item
  • c1913

These photographs are very likely to have been taken in 1913. The fiddler dancing a jig to his own playing is William Nathan Wells, better known as Jingy."If those photos are 1913 it makes some sense, given that the collector Clive Carey was...

Bampton Community Archive

Several newspaper items about Downton Abbey in Bampton, 2015 and 2016

  • BCA - 2017.777
  • Item
  • 2015-2016

Esther Hepworth grew up in Bampton as did her parents and grandparents. Esther was an Extra in Downton Abbey and she commented that dressed as an older lady, she felt she was walking in the footsteps of her great-grandmother because she lived in ...

Bampton Community Archive

AGGROW. Letter to OCC by chairman John Bowler - 14.3.17

  • BCA - 2017.1127
  • Item
  • March 14th 2017

AGGROW ie Anti Gravel Group of Residents in Oxfordshire West. Alvescot, Bampton, Black Bourton, Brize Norton, Broadwell, Carterton, Clanfield, Grafton/Radcot, Kelmscott, Kencot and Langford. Once again attempts are being made (March 2017) to ex...

Bampton Community Archive

A letter to election candidates October 5th 2016 from Need Not Greed

  • BCA - 2017.516
  • Item
  • October 5th 2016

"Need Not Greed Oxfordshire (NNGO) is a coalition of nearly 30 community groups from across Oxfordshire. Groups in the Witney constituency area include Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally (ROAR), Help Preserve Burford Campaign, Society for the Pro...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Appeal for the restoration of the bells of St Mary The Virgin

  • BCA - 2017.1122
  • Item
  • 2004

The leaflet was produced to explain what needed to be done with the bells of St Mary's and the costs involved. By 1629 Bampton had a ring of six bells, a very early date for a ring of this number. They were probably all cast, or recast, by N...

Bampton Community Archive

List of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981

  • 2017.288
  • Item
  • c1981

This is a list of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981 plus people who regularly had a connection with the side. It is hand written by Dave Rose for Francis Shergold but does not have Francis's details on it

Bampton Community Archive

Downton stars big fans of Bampton butcher's bangers September 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1120
  • Item
  • September 13th 2014

Prize winning bangers made by a village butchers have taken on a whole new level of fame after being endorsed by Downton Abbey stars. The Bampton Royal pork sausages, produced on site at Patrick Strainge Butchers, were feasted on by the cast of t...

Bampton Community Archive

Downton Abbey fans descend on Bampton Sept 28th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1119
  • Item
  • September 28th 2012

Robin Shuckburgh, chairman of the Bampton Community Archive, explains that many coaches a week are coming with tourists keen to see where the outside scenes of Downton Abbey are filmed. The church has been used for weddings, nearly weddings and C...

Bampton Community Archive

Downton filming in Bampton April 23rd 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1118
  • Item
  • April 23rd 2014

Downton Abbey was being filmed in Bampton again in April 2014. Most of the actors are very obliging, willing talking with the younger generation and several Bampton people are extras. The filming takes place immediately around, and sometimes in,...

Bampton Community Archive

Downton cash helps keep village library open

  • BCA - 2017.1117
  • Item
  • May 1st 2014

Robin Shuckburgh and Jane Wallis, from Bampton Library’s support team, with parish councillor Joanna Downing at the library.DOWNTON Abbey has brought prestige, glamour and tourists to the village of Bampton – and has helped keep paid staff at the ...

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