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Central Garage in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2019.1690
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  • mid twentieth century

Don Rouse recalls - "Central Garage was owned by a Mr Fayre at the time Dickie Alan’s was front of shop manager selling bikes oil, petrol etc. Bill Hudson, Frank’s dad was quite high up in the Tractor division. There were so many different ...

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Over 20 artists showcase their work at West Ox Arts, summer 2018

  • BCA - 2019.1687
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  • summer 2018

West Ox Arts, which uses the upper floor in the Town Hall in the Market Square, exhibited the work of over 20 artists in the summer of 2018 which included ceramics, textiles and print. The chairman is Sue Turner.

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New minibus for five schools to share in 1989

  • BCA - 2019.1685
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  • 1989

Five village primary schools took delivery of a new 17-seater minibus in 1989. The village schools areAlvescotAstonBamptonBrize NortonClanfield.Rev. John Pellow, chairman of the Five Schools' minibus appeal is seen handing over the keys to G...

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Oxford Mail Aug 27th 2018. Chariot racing in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2019.1684
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  • 1970 1974

On the August Bank Holiday in 1970 the SPAJERS organised a chariot race. The races ran for about 5 years but sadly, while being much enjoyed by the spectators, not enough teams could be persuaded to enter so after around 5 years, the event was dr...

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Mary Ellis, ATA WWII died aged 101

  • BCA - 2019.1682
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  • August 2018

Mary Ellis died in the summer of 2018 on July 24th. She was born in Langfield near Witney and was one of the first women to take to the skies in Spitfires and heavy bombers. She was a friend and colleague of Molly Rose OBE who was another ATA pi...

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£4.3 million lottery grant for Kelmscott Manor

  • BCA - 2019.1680
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  • October 2018

Kelmscott Manor has been awarded £4.3 million by the National Lottery's Heritage Lottery Fund to save the building from dilapidation and to construct new facilities. the house was the retreat of influential designer William Morris fro 1871 t...

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Bampton C of E school children visit the belfry of St Mary's Sept 28th 1987

  • BCA - 2019.1679
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  • September 28th 1987

Janet Newman, deputy head at Bampton C of E School took her class up to the ringing chamber for them to see how bells are rung. Most of them went up another floor to see the clock chamber and then up the ladder right into the belfry to see and un...

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Bampton Morris Dancers in the first half of the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1678
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  • 1894-1950

2f. Castle farm. Barn or railway carriage in the farmyard behind the visiting Headington Quarry Morris dancers in 1949. George Hunt is the fool.2k. Jingy Wells with Bertie Clark, Bill Kimber, Sam Bennett and several named Bampton people.2o. Ear...

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Some of the Brooks family, early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.1677
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  • early C20th

Mrs Brooks of Mill Green showing a cross in the window to indicate a member of the family is away at war. WWI. She was the mother of Brannon Brooks and mother-in-law to Nellie Brooks who was the mother of Nan, Jim, Connie, Teddy, Bob, Nellie and B...

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Photographs and cutting collected by Adrian Simmonds

  • BCA - 2019.1676
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  • 2017

Adrian Simmonds kept the Stores on the west side of the Market Square for many years and employed many local youngsters giving them their first taste of work helping in the shop on Saturdays. He was loved by everyone and his shop was like Aladdin...

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Bampton Street Fair recalled by John Chipperfield

  • BCA - 2019.1674
  • Item
  • 1983

Arnold Woodley helped found the Pumpkin Club and kept a wonderful scrapbook throughout its life until he became to ill and died. You can see this scrapbook on the website at http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/dn32-png3-cdncThis newspaper cu...

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Church View pre 1970

  • BCA - 2019.1673
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  • c1950

This is Church View looking north with the spire of St Mary The Virgin church visible at the far end. There is an open ditch running along on the right with large slabs over to allow access to each property.Richard Buckingham grew up on the stree...

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Articles written about Downton Abbey being filmed in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1295
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  • 2013-2015

The majority of the outside scenes filmed for Downton Abbey have been done in Bampton, using St Mary The Virgin Church, the house next door called Church Gate House the home of the fictional Mrs Crawley, the Old Grammar School with its entrance be...

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The Dixey family plus their Morris dancers

  • BCA - 2019.1672
  • Item
  • Twentieth century

MO11EE - Morris dancing in Weald Manor in 1947. All people as you see them left to right - Jingy (William Nathan) Wells (fiddle), Francis Shergold, Bobby Wells (cake), Bill Brown, Bob Whitlock, Reg Whitlock, Ted Dixey, Fred Pettifer. Watching are...

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The Dixey family album belonging to Perce Dixey

  • BCA - 2019.1671
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  • created 2014

The back of each picture with text on it is shown after the picture. There is a list at the start of the album. The next picture shows the wall being repaired and the house is across the lane from Fisher's Bridge in Buckland Road. The next...

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Repair of the church steeple

  • BCA - 2019.1670
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  • 1994

Crowd gathering to watch the steeplejacks put the cockerel on top of the repaired spire. 1994. Dor Thompson in the brown cardigan and skirt at the front of the van and Janet Rouse on the extreme right videoing the proceedings.

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Brownies at May Day Fair 2003

  • BCA - 2019.1669
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  • May Day 2003

This picture was taken of the Brownies in the Market Square at the May Day fair in 2003.The Brownies in the picture areHailey ClaridgeEmma WilesRebecca JenksAmy RobertsIsabel GovesSophie PriorThe Brownie leader was Miss CoppingAlso in the picture ...

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Duttons

  • BCA - 2019.1668
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  • 1800s and 1960s

These two photographs were taken almost 100 years apart. The original Duttons shop had two windows and a door between them. The name board curved inwards. By the 1960s there were 4 bay windows to the shop with the doorway in between the two cen...

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Aladdin and The Wonderful Lamp by the WI Drama Group, March 1975

  • BCA - 2019.1667
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  • March 1975

The Bampton WI Drama Group put a play on once a year for many years under the directorship of Hilda Pickard. In this production, Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, some of the cast members wereCarol Court as AladdinEdna Amos as the Wicked UncleSally...

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The fun day crowning of Queen Danielle Godwin, July 2nd 2002

  • BCA - 2019.1666
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  • July 2nd 2002

The children of St Mary's Church of England School in Bampton re-enacted a coronation of a queen on July 2nd 2002. Danielle Godwin was the queen and Rev David Lloyd took the 'service' in St Mary's. The children and their pare...

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Jack and The Beanstalk by the WI Drama Group in 1976

  • BCA - 2019.1665
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  • March 1976

Jack and The Beanstalk was produced by the WI Drama Group in March 1976. Some of the cast includedJoan BuckinghamSylvia BarneyAngela CollettValerie AdamsBetty CollettPenny DanielsEdna AmosEve GodwinAnn Irvin

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Babes in The Wood by the Bampton WI Drama Group 1974

  • BCA - 2019.1664
  • Item
  • 1974

The Bampton WI Drama Group put on many plays which were all quite brilliant. Babes in The Wood was put on in 1974. The cast list includedJanet NewmanAnne MatthewsEdna AmosJoan BuckinghamCarol CourtAudrey CourtAnn IrvinAda TannerPenny ShergoldJoh...

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Teachers at the newly opened School in Bowling Green Close September 6th 1960

  • BCA - 2019.1659
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  • 1960

This little document was hand written by the head of the school, Mr Robert Terence Smith, at the time the new school was opened in September 1960 in Bowling Green Close. With 140 children on the school role there were 3 qualified teachers along w...

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Bampton C of E school 1995.

  • BCA - 2019.1662
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  • 1995

This photograph is taken looking from the school gates in 1995. The school is at the top of Bowling Green Close and was opened in September 1960 replacing the old National School in Church View. The National School came back into use in the 1970...

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VE Day re-enactment by children at St Mary's C of E school 1995

  • BCA - 2019.1661
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  • 1995

The children were learning all about VE Day and had a tea party in the school ground to celebrate the day and the date. The vicar Rev. Andrew Scott joined them and adults generally dressed as per the 1940s.

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Mrs Frances Money and her husband Percy, a shoemaker

  • BCA - 2017.390
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The photograph of Mrs Money was probably taken about c2000.The ones of her husband in his workshop in Bridge Street were taken in the 1960s. Their grandson Andrew Money still lives in Bampton and is a painter and decorator.Percy's daughter i...

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Pandora the steam engine

  • BCA - 2019.1658
  • Item
  • 1952

An email from Fenella Gray the daughter of John Quick."Yes its my dad. It is probably at Appleford ... he only got Pandora in 1951 and she was a mess found in a ditch in Weald somewhere. With his friends he brought it back to the Gasworks; ...

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W & W Stageband Leiden. Shirt Race 1989

  • BCA - 2019.1656
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  • 1989

The W & W Stage Band from Leiden were the first Dutch Band to play at our Shirt Race. Nigel Alford provided the 'Curtain ' sided Trailer.They were followed a few years later by the Amigo Marching Band

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Paths & roads unfinished at Oakwood Gate, some repaired more than once

  • BCA - 2018.1654
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  • December 11th 2018

Some footpaths and sections of road at Oakwood Gate, built by Cala Homes off New Road have either never been made up or have been repaired more than once. The path by the side of the field leading to the school is still to be done and people have...

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Miss Carter's class of 1992

  • BCA - 2018.1653
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  • summer 1992

This is a picture taken in the summer of 1992 of Miss Carter's class1. Louise Godfrey2. Stuart Webb3. Andrea Darke4. Chris Nieman5. Jemma Anderson6. Charlotte Kerton7. Jamie Beers8. Janany Kathier9. Clare Constable10. Ian Goldring11...

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Garden bench given to Lavender Place Flats by the SPAJERS.

  • BCA - 2018.1651
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  • c1976

Lavender Place Flats off Bushey Row were opened in 1969. The SPAJERS (Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing) donated this garden bench for the use of the people who lived in the flats.Seated on the bench, back row L-R are Roger Peck, ...

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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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Don Rouse gives a history of the Bampton Mummers

  • BCA - 2018.1648
  • Item
  • 2008

BAMPTON MUMMERSThere are 467,000 sites on Google for Mummers and there are 5510 on the Bampton mummers alone. Every one tells a different story. For a slide show of last years performances, try Bampton Mummers on Google.Some say Mummering belongs ...

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Payne's horse drawn carriage at Bampton Station 1908

  • BCA - 2018.1647
  • Item
  • 1908

Payne's horse drawn carriage at Bampton Station 1908. Advertising wording can still be seen very faintly on the gable end of Castle View in Bridge Street where the Payne family lived at one time.

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I. M. Group sign at Ham Court

  • BCA - 2018.1645
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  • 1939 -1945

Since Matthew Rice and his wife bought Ham Court they have done a great deal of renovation all around the house. Surprisingly, this small piece of wood with the name I. M. Group dates from WWII. The company was based at Ham Court and they repair...

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Ray Evans checking the lighting in the Crib for St Mary's

  • BCA - 2018.1644
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  • 1999

Ray Evans is seen checking the electrics to the Crib for St Mary The Virgin church in 1999. Ray checked all the electrics for the crib, tree and the star. He also made the star and he made the huge cross that stands in the chancel at Easter. Ra...

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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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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
  • Item
  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

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Bampton Gold ring found, sold at auction for £10,000

  • BCA - 2018.1642
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  • Nov 26th 2018

The Bampton ring sold for £10,000 at auction today, November 26th 2018. Engraved with an elaborate coat of arms featuring a chevron decorated with small dots between three birds' heads, the ring dates to between the late 1500s and early 1700s...

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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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A very old map of Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1638
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  • unknown

This is a very old map of Bampton - New Road, Mount Owen Road and others have yet to be created.

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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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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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Wedding of Duncan Ledger and Gillian Beckley in 1948

  • BCA - 2018.1634
  • Item
  • 1948

This is a wedding photograph taken January 3rd 1948 of Duncan Ledger 1920-2013 who married Gillian Beckley 1929-1998 at St Mary The Virgin in Bampton.

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Descendants of John Sheppard b.1838

  • BCA - 2018.1499
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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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Chariot racing in Bampton, first half of the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1633
  • Item
  • 1970 1975

In 1970 the SPAJERS began an experiment to see if Chariot Racing on August Bank Holiday Monday could be instituted as another wonderful Bampton event to help raise money for the senior citizens of Bampton. Sadly, it ran for only 5 years because ...

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More men than women take part in Easter Bonnet competition 1977

  • BCA - 2018.1632
  • Item
  • 1977

In 1977 more men that women took part in the Easter Bonnet competition. The photograph shows Jim Gascoigne wearing his hat. This article was in the March 18 2018 issue of the Witney Gazette in John Chipperfield's 'Remember when ......

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The Beam in top 9 of Village magazines throughout the UK

  • BCA - 2018.1631
  • Item
  • 2000

In 2000 Country Living magazine invited their readers to recommend their local magazine for consideration of the best local magazine. The Diseworth Dialogue got first place and our Bampton Beam with in the top 8 after the winner and was the only ...

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5 Cyber attacks in our NHS trust

  • BCA - 2018.1630
  • Item
  • April 2017

The county's biggest NHS Trust has vowed to remain 'vigilant' after figures revealed it had been hit by five cyber attacks in the past year. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was targeted unsuccessfully five times in...

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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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Bampton School hold own world cup festival 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1626
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  • 2018

Bampton Primary School's nursery class spent this term exploring the tournament, which ran from June 14th to Sunday's final in July. The children looked in depth at the countries taking part in Russia, including tasting foods, making fl...

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

  • BCA - 2018.1624
  • Item
  • 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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June 30th 40 people walked Bampton on a big clean-up

  • BCA - 2018.1625
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  • June 30th 2018

Almost 40 people set to and walked Bampton on a big clean-up on June 30th 2018. They did an amazing job. WODC leader James Mills joined in as did Ted Fenton the Witney West and Bampton county councillor. Maurizio Fantanto organsied the whole th...

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Tombola to raise money for Breast Cancer research

  • BCA - 2018.1622
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  • August 8th 2018

Laura Hatwell opened her garden in New Road to run a tombola to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. Laura's dear grandmother died of cancer 10 years ago and the raising funds for the research is very close to her heart.

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Mary Ellis in the ATA during WWII died aged 101

  • BCA - 2018.1621
  • Item
  • August 28th 2018

Mary Ellis was a wonderful lady who flew over 1,000 planes including more than 400 Spitfires. She was born in Leafield near Witney and was a good friend with our own Molly Rose OBE who was also in the ATA. Mary was 101 when she died. The artic...

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Chariot racing in the first half of the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1620
  • Item
  • 1970

On August Bank Holiday Monday 1970 the first Chariot Race was held in Bampton. The races lasted for 5 years only because, sadly, not enough teams were taking part. In these pictures some of the men are Colin Woodward, Richard Dunston, Frank Huds...

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Jim Gascoigne enters Easter bonnet competition 1977

  • BCA - 2018.1618
  • Item
  • 1977

This article appeared in the Memory Lane section of the Witney Gazette and recalls the time when men outnumbered the ladies in the Easter Bonnet Competition. The picture shows Jim Gascoigne and mentions Ken Mullis, Lionel Cook the landlord of the...

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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
  • Item
  • 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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1950s ATC

  • BCA - 2018.1612
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  • c1952

ATC group circa 1952. Names on the photograph are Dennis Harris, Les Harrison, Billy Buckingham, Brian Lawrence, Philip Horne, Norman Craddock, Ron Cross, Raymond 'Boxer' Paintin, Jimmy Harris, Harry Owen and Wing Commander T Lloyd-Jone...

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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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Battle of The Bampton Amazons

  • BCA - 2018.1611
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  • March 21st 1958

This newspaper cutting from the Witney Gazette of March 21st 1958 recounts the story of three members of the local gentry, Mr Staples-Brown from The Elms, Dr Oates from what today is known as Rosebank Nursing home and the local solicitor Mr Ridgen...

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WI Children's Christmas Party 1946

  • BCA - 2018.1555
  • Item
  • 1946

Long before the days when everyone had a TV and many IT toys and gadgets, the WI Christmas Party was much enjoyed my many children. This group photo was taken at the 1946 party.In no particular orderSusan Hunt, Tom Papworth, Pauline Hooper, ...

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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

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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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