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The Malt Shovel Inn

  • BCA - 2018.1451
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  • 1960 to 2010

The Malt Shovel Inn was in Lavender Square and sold Belcher and Habgood's noted Ales & Stout. They also kept pigs and sold sausages and bacon and also vinegar from a barrel. Still called the Malt Shovel it is now a private dwelling with...

Bampton Community Archive

Les and Stella 'King of Kings of Bampton' and later, the Post Office

  • BCA - 2018.1450
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  • March 10th 1927 to October 5th 2012

LESLIE THOMAS KING (10th March 1927 – 5th October 2012)Les was born in Coventry in 1927 to Gertrude and William King; a brother to Bill, Mary, Terry and Roselyn. He attended King Henry VIII Grammar School, passing his School Certificate in six su...

Bampton Community Archive

Mark Woods from Bampton dies from neglect after blunder by ATOS

  • BCA - 2018.1447
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  • 2014 to 2015

Witney Gazette July 1st 2015. “Mark Wood weighed just 5st 8lb when he died of starvation. ATOS healthcare did a reassessment of his ability to work and declared him fully fit, without consulting Dr Ward in Bampton surgery. His mental condition ...

Bampton Community Archive

T.W. Pembrey, department store in the High Street

  • BCA - 2018.1445
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  • late C19th early C20th

T. W. Pembrey had a department store in the High Street and it is the only department store that has ever been in Bampton. It took up what today (2018) are three separate dwellings and a shop. Across Bushey Row opposite the Morris Clown is a lit...

Bampton Community Archive

No1 Broad Street in dire need of refurbishment

  • BCA - 2018.1441
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  • 1998

People who have lived in Bampton for several years will have watched the steady decay of No1 Broad Street. Nothing was done to maintain the building inside or out until 2006/7 when Brenda Florey bought it and had it made good. Ann Flute bought i...

Bampton Community Archive

Lascelles Gazetteer Bampton and Aston 1853

  • BCA - 2018.1444
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  • 1853

Lascelles Gazetteer of Oxon, Bampton. Alphabetical list of trades and professions. Classification of trades and professions. Millers, dairymen and farmers, fellmongers, fishmonger, glove manufacturers, grocers and tea dealers, hair dressers, ha...

Bampton Community Archive

The Morris Clown, previously The New Inn and originally The George

  • BCA - 2018.1443
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  • late C19th early C20th

The pub in the High Street named The Morris Clown (as at 2018) began life as The George. Steve the present landlord found the ancient wooden name board in the cellar but it fell to dust when he tried to lift it. A long time ago it became the New...

Bampton Community Archive

Parish Council Minutes February 1902 re proposed well in Market Sq

  • BCA - 2018.1442
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  • February 1902

Long before we had a clean, mains water supply in Bampton, everyone relied on water from wells. These Parish Council minutes, copied from the original minutes by Lloyd Hughes Owens, document the push for a well in the Market Square. It was event...

Bampton Community Archive

New National Health System July 5th 1948

  • BCA - 2018.1440
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  • July 5th 1948

The National Health System was brought into being on July 5th 1948. This publication was sent to every household explain what the National Health System is and how it would work. The first part tells people to:-choose your doctor nowmaternity se...

Bampton Community Archive

MEP elections May 22nd 2014

  • BCA - 2018.1439
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  • May 22nd 2014

On May 22nd 2014 there elections for our MEPs. Keith Taylor an existing MEP for the Green Party stood for re-election and was joined by Alexandra Phillips for the South East . MEP Laurence Stassen stood again for the South East and was keen for...

Bampton Community Archive

Local elections May 6th 2010

  • BCA - 2018.1438
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  • May 6th 2010

Martin Barrett stood for the Bampton, Clanfield and Black Bourton ward, Paul Wesson stood as an Independent for Witney and Stuart Macdonald offered his services as the Green Party candidate for Witney. Flyers for all three candidates are in the ...

Bampton Community Archive

Local elections 2014

  • BCA - 2018.1437
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  • May 22nd 2014

This flyer for Martin Barrett, Conservative, was the only one to come through my door although there were candidates from other parties who, unsuccessfully, stood for election to represent Bampton and Clanfield ward at the election on May 22nd 2014

Bampton Community Archive

Local Elections 2015 for Oxford, W Oxon + Bampton & Clanfield

  • BCA - 2018.1436
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  • May 7th 2015

On May 7th 2015 there were elections for a Witney West and Bampton candidate to sit on Oxfordshire County Council. James Mills, Conservative, stood and got elected. Ted Fenton stood and was successful as the Conservative candidate for Bampton an...

Bampton Community Archive

High Street shops in late C19th and C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1433
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  • late 19th first half 20th century

The New Inn in the High Street which was later renamed The Morris Clown in 1973; it started life as The George. Stevens the grocery shop became a shoe snob's shop and then a wet fish, fruit and vegetable shop before becoming a private dwellin...

Bampton Community Archive

Horse Fair

  • BCA - 2018.1435
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  • c1900 to c1939

The horse fair in Bampton used to be a really big event similar to the one at Stow and the one at Appleby. Horse were kept in a field on the east side of Bampton and owners paid a few pence per animal. During the day they were tied along the len...

Bampton Community Archive

The Highway Code published by the Minister of Transport 1946

  • BCA - 2018.1434
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  • 1946

On one level, this Highway Code booklet published in 1946 by the Minister of Transport with the authority of Parliament for the guidance and safety of all road users is amusing when viewed in the context of road users today, but on another level, ...

Bampton Community Archive

General View of Agriculture in Oxon carried out in 1807

  • BCA - 2018.1432
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  • 1807

A general view of agriculture in Oxfordshire carried out in 1807 and published in 1813. Secretary of the board. Arthur Young. Rates, thrashing mills and tillage. Drilling, wheat, beans and tares. Cattle and Labour.Bampton and its hamlets of Ha...

Bampton Community Archive

The Drinkwater family

  • BCA - 2018.1431
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  • 1910 to 1975

A photograph of Frank Drinkwater in his WWI uniform at his garden gate.A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in bull fighter's clothes for the fun of the picture.Bill's character reference and certificate of discharge from the Royal Field Arti...

Bampton Community Archive

Blacksmiths at Cromwell House, Cheapside late nineteenth and early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1430
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  • late nineteenth & early twentieth century

1. Seen with a horse and their families, the blacksmiths Townsend and Wheeler are outside their home, Cromwell House in Cheapside. The door to the right of the bay window has since been removed and the wall filled in.2. The blacksmith Mr Cripps...

Bampton Community Archive

Colin Knight 1943 to April 22nd 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1429
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  • 1943 to 2017

Bampton Morris Men in Glebelands in 1991. Colin Knight and the team with a painting of Colin dancing the Broom Dance.Bampton Morris Men. Colin Knight dancing the Broom Dance and Colin Bathe on melodeon 1989.Sam Bennett of Ilmington dancing the br...

Bampton Community Archive

Frank Hudson's family photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1193
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  • C20th

Frank Hudson was raised by his grandparents, Albert and Mary Elizabeth 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 grandpa...

Bampton Community Archive

Gardener's Gazetteer of Bampton, Aston & Cote 1852

  • BCA - 2018.1427
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  • 1852

Lloyd Hughes Owens went to the trouble of finding the Gardener's Gazetteer of Bampton, Aston & Cote 1852 long before the day so of the internet and typed them out. This is the booklet he created.

Bampton Community Archive

Harry Pocock, local thrashing agent

  • BCA - 2018.1424
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  • 1958

Harry Pocock with his thrashing machine and tractor in 1958 driving out of Church Street into Broad Street. Edwin, Ruth and Joe Buckingham are on the tractor with him. Before farmers had combine harvesters, Harry went from farm to farm thrashing...

Bampton Community Archive

Some of the Properties for sale during 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1423
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  • 2017

These adverts from the Witney Gazette were taken from the Witney Gazette during 2017. There were other properties for sale but not advertised in the Witney Gazette.

Bampton Community Archive

Robert Courts MP Annual Report 2016-2017

  • BCA - 2018.1422
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  • 2016 to 2017

This is the annual report 2016-2017 put out by Robert Courts MP for Witney and West Oxfordshire

Bampton Community Archive

Public footpaths in and around Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1421
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  • c2000

These four maps show the footpaths in and around Bampton plus the waterways, pubs and bridleways

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Classical Voices

  • BCA - 2018.1419
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  • December 2017

Bampton Classical Voices sang at St Mary's in December 2017 to celebrate the feast day of St Beornwald, the patron saint of Bampton who is so obscure that nobody knows who he or she was. Bampton Classical Voices was founded by Gilly French a...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton C of E Primary School Nativity December 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1418
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  • December 2017

This is the Witney Gazette report of Bampton C of E Primary School Nativity play in December 2017. The children dressed as angels are Noah, Paisley, Paige, Megan and Poppy. The three kings are Archie, Rory and Ella.

Bampton Community Archive

'Rocky' Ernest Hunt

  • BCA - 2018.1417
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  • 1980s

'Rocky', Ernest Hunt in the Elephant and Castle. Rocky was a much loved character in Bampton, always taking part in any event. He was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Death of Tim Tomlins October 6th 1936

  • BCA - 2018.1415
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  • October 6th 1936 to October 29th 2017

Tim was a very well known character around Bampton particularly because of his steam engine The Lord Nelson which was at his home at The Swan in Buckland Road. For many years he grew cyclamen and many Bamptonians have specimens in their gardens t...

Bampton Community Archive

Wood Green school bus crashes; 3 die and 16 hurt February 3rd 1972

  • BCA - 2017.723
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  • February 3rd 1972

In icy and snowy conditions the bus bringing children from Wood Green School to Bampton crashed at Hoppy's Corner killing two boys, Gary Gerhardt from Bampton and Gary John Hawkins from Clanfield. At least 14 of the 46 pupils on the coach we...

Bampton Community Archive

Chris Timms May 15th 1926 to December 16th 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1400
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  • 1926 to 2017

Chris Timms aged 17 in 1943 wearing Royal Navy uniform in the picture. The sound recording was made on April 15th 2004 and Christ talks about his time in the Navy in a mine sweeper.Chris Timms and friend Michael Hirons in Church View in 1933. No...

Bampton Community Archive

Your Food In War-time produced July 1939

  • BCA - 2018.1411
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  • July 1939

This leaflet produced in WWII called 'Your Food In War-Time'. Public information leaflet No4. Issued from the Lord Privy Seal's Office July 1939. The contents cover the areas:-What the government has done.How you can help.Food su...

Bampton Community Archive

Letters regarding the proposed Inclosure of Common Fields in Aston and Coate

  • BCA - 2018.1410
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  • 1834

These letters were recovered from a box full of solicitor’s papers. They show the correspondence in 1834 between Rev. B Price, of Aston, Bampton, and Mr George Harcourt, who was the Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire from 1831 to 1862.Mr Pryce,...

Bampton Community Archive

Fiddles & Feet in the Market Square June 2nd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.972
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  • June 2nd 2012

Bampton celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II through the day and evenings for four days from the Saturday 2nd of June. Fiddles and Feet entertained us royally in the Market Square in the afternoon of Saturday June 2nd with the dan...

Bampton Community Archive

Women's Institute Drama group won Oxfordshire Federation cup 1924

  • BCA - 2018.1407
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  • 1924

This is the cast, in costume, of the WI Drama group which performed 'Much Ado About Nothing' and won the Oxford Federation Diana Cup 1924. After handing back the cup in 1925 Colonel Bliss from Bampton House gave them a replica one to ke...

Bampton Community Archive

Dr Davy's scrapbook from 1904

  • BCA - 2018.1406
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  • 1904

1a. March 6th 2003. Letter from the holder of Dr Davey's scrapbook, D R Staples, when it was sent to the Bampton Archive. Dr Davey lived at The Elms.1b. Dr T R Davey's note that reads ‘Scraps, advertisements & cuttings' which he...

Bampton Community Archive

Cycle ride to raise the need for a cycle pathway Bampton-Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2017.245
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  • 1999

In 1999 there was a mass cycle ride organised to highlight the need for a cycle pathway from Bampton to The Trout Inn at Tadpole bridge on the Buckland Road. The bridge crosses the River Thames. Young and old took part but sadly, it did not lead...

Bampton Community Archive

Thrashing with an old Ransome thrashing machine

  • BCA - 2018.1401
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  • c2000

Colin Rouse told me:-"The chap helping me carry the sack is Pete Webb, Brian Webb’s brother. They owned a thrashing machine between them but they never got round to finishing the rick. This was such a shame because it was a bumper crop of t...

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2017.1100
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  • 1947

In 1947 no girls were allowed in the choir at St Mary's which was quite normal in most churches at that time. In the summer of 1947 these 9 choirboys were taken on an outing to Southsea as a treat. Back row L-R Bill Daniels, Philip Addison,...

Bampton Community Archive

Postcards to and from home during WWI and WWII

  • BCA - 2018.1398
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  • WWI and WWII

These postcards were sent during WWI and WWII. They are between the Townsend family who lived at the Elephant and Castle during WWI but across the road at Castle View Farm in WWII. There are cards to and from members of the Flux family who lived...

Bampton Community Archive

St Frideswide. A legend of Bampton by Margaret Nettlefold

  • BCA - 2018.1396
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  • c1910

Before the days of TV in Bampton, the well to do members of the community used to put on plays and musical evenings for people to enjoy and they were also the performers. This play was written by Margaret Nettlefold who lived at Bampton Manor. S...

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2017.1061
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  • 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

Village appraisal 1998

  • BCA - 2018.1395
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  • 1998

This Bampton Village Appraisal was done in 1998. The areas covered include household data, how time is spent, education, housing and development, utilities and public services, health, social services and and community care, transportation, socia...

Bampton Community Archive

Village Appraisal 1966

  • BCA - 2018.1394
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  • 1966

In October 1966 the planning officer for Witney Rural District Council, M W Robinson, produce his report on a Bampton Appraisal. The areas covered include the population size, (1,600) Character, the people, principal road connections, schools, op...

Bampton Community Archive

Rose Gerring, born December 12th 1923, died September 2013

  • BCA - 2017.448
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  • Dec 12th 1923 to July 16th 2013

Bampton was very much enriched by the life of Rose Gerring because she took such an active part in so many areas and you can read about them in the eulogy. The two photographs - one was taken just post WWII at her home Sandford House and the othe...

Bampton Community Archive

Bill Daniels, man and boy

  • BCA - 2017.1299
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  • C20th

Bill Daniels aged 12. Bill grew up to become a Morris Dancer with the Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers and for many years, from the age of 12 he was a member of the Mummers when they were reformed in 1946. The newly reformed Mummers in 1946 wer...

Bampton Community Archive

Spring Gardens around Bampton in 2004

  • BCA - 2018.1389
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  • 2004

These pictures were all taken in Bampton in the spring of 2004. They show the flowers popular at the time in both small gardens and manor gardens. Fashions in plants change over the years so it was felt worthwhile to record this time.

Bampton Community Archive

WI Drama Group perform Aladdin. March 7th 1975

  • BCA - 2017.751
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  • 1975

The Women's Institute chose Aladdin for their annual pantomime in 1975. Carol Court played Aladdin; the princess by Sally Verdon, Sylvia Barney played Widow Twanky, Edna Amos was the Wicked Uncle, Ann Irvin was Sing-Sing and Audrey Court was...

Bampton Community Archive

Old Folk's Memories collected by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1364
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  • C20th

Lloyd Hughes Owens, headmaster of the National School in Church View up to its closure when the new school opened in 1960 was keen to capture the knowledge and thoughts of the 'Old Folks' of Bampton and this pdf is the result. It covers...

Bampton Community Archive

The war graves in Bampton's Cemetery

  • BCA - 2018.1393
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  • 1915 to 1969

War graves in Bampton Cemetery.War grave of:-1. A.G. Martin, ordinary seaman. died 3rd November 1918 H.M.S. Pembroke. Service number SS/9671.2. Lance Corporal S. Clark of the Royal Fusiliers. Died 28th May, 1915 aged 25.3. George Frederick Baylis...

Bampton Community Archive

Growing tobacco, curing, processing and more

  • BCA - 2018.1392
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  • unknown

I have no idea how the Archive came to have this item, it was in a box of all sorts handed to me to scan and put on the website. It is however, an interesting read all about the cultivation, curing, processing, making the leaves into a cake and c...

Bampton Community Archive

General Election May 6th 2010

  • BCA - 2018.1391
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  • May 6th 2010

There was a general election May 6th 2010 and the flyers in the pdf were sent to homes in Bampton and I imagine others also. They were from David Cameron, Conservative; Stuart Macdonald, Green Party; Colin Bex the Wessex regional candidate so I d...

Bampton Community Archive

General election May 7th 2015

  • BCA - 2018.1390
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  • May 7th 2015

On May 7th 2015 there were elections for MPs at a general election. There are a couple of newspaper articles here but the other 42 items are all flyers by David Cameron, Conservative; Andy Graham, Liberal Democrat; Christopher Tompson, UKParents ...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Town Hall

  • BCA - 2018.1388
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  • 1838

From the Witney Gazette February 28th 2018.“George and William Wilkinson, both born in Witney in the early 19th century, helped design key public buildings in the centre of Bampton that are still used to this day.Collected by archivists, pictures ...

Bampton Community Archive

Floods in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1387
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  • 1932-2010

Parts of Bampton have always flooded, It's low lying country and in a really heavy downpour the water table rises and people get flooded. In 2008 Kit Jackson, then in her late 80s told me when she was a girl, the children were taken in a cr...

Bampton Community Archive

Felling the dead elm trees behind Glebelands mid 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1385
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  • mid 1970s

With the dreadful spread of dutch elm disease in the late 1960s and on into the 1970s most trees died and had to be cut down before they blew down. The change in our landscape was very noticeable losing these magnificent trees. These two picture...

Bampton Community Archive

Terry Rouse and 'The Italian Job'

  • BCA - 2018.1384
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  • 1980s

When Francis Shergold's Bampton Traditional Morris Men went to dance in Italy in 1978 they learnt a new dance. When they went to do the dance on Whit Monday in Bampton, Terry Rouse couldn't remember the name they'd given to the dan...

Bampton Community Archive

The Elephant & Castle Inn in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2018.1383
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These pictures give a flavour of the appearance of the Elephant & Castle through the twentieth century and on into the twenty first when it became a private dwelling. Starting with a time when transport was mostly horse-drawn, then with a bul...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Church Bellringers' savings book 1959-1972

  • BCA - 2017.275
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  • Feb 2nd 1959 - Aug 24th 1972

This savings account with the Midland Bank was used to earn interest on monies received by the bellringers, for ringing for weddings, who during the period of this savings account used the money to buy new ropes when needed and grease to lubricate...

Bampton Community Archive

Bridge Street in the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1379
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  • twentieth century

These photographs show the changing face of Bridge Street mostly though the twentieth century. If anyone knows who the three young boys are outside the Elephant and Castle please tell the Archive via the link on the home page and quote 2018.1379....

Bampton Community Archive

The Bell Inn, in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2018.1378
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  • early twentieth century

The building that was The Bell Inn is now (in 2018) the Village Hall. In these pictures you will see it behind the railings and next to a shop on its western side called Robinson which sold meat and general stores. On its eastern side was a bake...

Bampton Community Archive

A Bampton CE School Project called Bampton Through Time

  • BCA - 2018.1377
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  • early 2000s

The children achieved a wonderful result with their research and the topics covered include:- a typical village; a changing settlement; an iron age settlement; archaeological evidence; the legend of St Frideswide; Domesday book; the manor house; B...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton tokens & coins of Simon Bassett, Walter Lardner and John Tull

  • BCA - 2018.1376
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  • 1656 1669

SIMON BASSETT 1669. Simon Bassett paid tax on five hearths in 1662 and 1665: in the former year he signed the tax returns as cons table. His will was proved in the Consistory Court on 2.6.1681 (Reg. A, 284 V): he is described in it ...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Bullets, Bampton's Cycle Speedway team in the early 1950s

  • BCA - 2018.1374
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  • 1952 1953

Bampton had a cycle speedway team in 1952 which certainly lasted for two full seasons. Someone near the track complained about the noise so it was disbanded. The cycle speedway in New Road, circa 1952/3. The Bampton side was known as the Bampto...

Bampton Community Archive

Antique Shops in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1371
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  • 1952 1976

All but one of these pictures are of Mr & Mrs Hill's antique shop which was next door to the Horse Shoe Inn. It became Arthur Hill, their son's shop. There was also an antique shop in the Market Square between the garage and the WI...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

Donkey Derby, August 27th Bank Holiday Monday 2012

  • BCA - 2017.969
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  • August 27th 2012

The SPAJERS - Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - organise a Donkey Derby on August Bank Holiday Monday to give the Bampton folk fun while raising funds to make life better for the senior citizens of Bampton and Lew. The Wednesday...

Bampton Community Archive

Oliver Onesipherous Collett, jeweller, garage mechanic, car builder

  • BCA - 2017.1293
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  • early C20th

Oliver Onesipherous Collett opened a shop in Cheapside in 1888 where he sold jewellery and repaired watches. His excitement was really in motorised transport and a little before 1900 he built a motorcycle and not long after he built the first sid...

Bampton Community Archive

Leslie Thomas King March 10th 1927 to October 5th 2012

  • BCA - 2018.1353
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  • 1927 2012

Sadly, Les never felt able to do the filmed interview that Jo Lewington and I hoped to do, but Terry and I spent a very happy afternoon with Les when we had a many a good laugh and I made notes as soon as I got home. He never got over losing Stel...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Mummers from 1946 to 2000

  • BCA - 2018.1368
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  • 1946 - 2000

Mummering has taken place in Bampton for at least 134 which is when Rev Giles mentions it in his book about Bampton. Don Rouse has written a far more up-to-date account which you'll find after the photographs. The names of the performers ha...

Bampton Community Archive

Mummers in 1997 and their history explained by Don Rouse

  • BCA - 2018.1367
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  • 1997

The Bampton Mummers perform their play on Christmas Eve in both private houses and in some of the pubs. These photographs were taken in a private house in 1997. There are more than six characters in the play but several people play more than one...

Bampton Community Archive

Witney. Maps 1948 and 1967

  • BCA - 2018.1366
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  • 1948 1967

While our Archive tries to record all things Bampton, many Bamptonians have worked and shopped in Witney for centuries so we include these maps created in 1948 and 1967 for your interest and to note how Witney has expanded and changed. They show ...

Bampton Community Archive

Old Time Bampton People by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2018.1365
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  • 1970s

This album of 'Old Time Bampton People' was put together by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s. It's a wonderful collection of photographs and text covering topics and people - Bampton Fire Brigade; Morris dancers; William Nathan ...

Bampton Community Archive

History of the Bampton Spurretts as far as was known at January 22nd 1971

  • BCA - 2018.1362
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  • 1971

Research was done by Lloyd Hughes Owens and cousin Sheila and Syd Emms up to January 1971 into the Bampton Spurretts. Much more is now available on line but the letters and family tree are a good starting point for anyone connected with this family.

Bampton Community Archive

A collection of Old Time Bampton Places and a few People

  • BCA - 2018.1361
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  • C20th

In the 1970s Lloyd Hughes Owens collect together all the photographs he could find of old-time Bampton and a few of people. He put them together in an album along with explanatory text and you'll find the pictures and text here.

Bampton Community Archive

Funeral of Ray Evans May 16th 1927 to Sept 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1217
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  • 1927-2017

https://youtu.be/nqnMaTmrykMhttps://youtu.be/iHEL-7BZEBcThe first one of these two YouTube films is of Ray talking about his training in Catterick and subsequent life working in the Royal Corps of Signals. When not working abroad, Ray was posted ...

Bampton Community Archive

Chris Timm May 15th 1926 to December 16th 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1358
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  • 1926 2017

Chris Timms took part in Bampton life in many ways. He was a keen cricketer and played for Bampton. He joined the Navy and served during WWII and much later in his life he became a member of the Royal British Legion. Apart from the picture abov...

Bampton Community Archive

Death announced of Nancy Irene Busby. October 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1357
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  • 2017

The Busby family ran a department store in Bampton that included what today (January 2018) is the Pottery Shop on the corner of Bushey Row with High Street, Strawberry Cottage and Lesta House. One of the sons of the family was Alfred Busby and he...

Bampton Community Archive

Gilbert 'Gilly' Annesley Marsh December 24th 1927 to July 17th 2016

  • BCA - 2018.1356
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  • 1927 2016

Gilly and his wife Aline retired to Bampton and lived in Field Cottage on the edge of Sandfords Field. He was such a lovely man and he, along with Michael Cooper did two really fascinating exhibitions for the Archive on the architecture of buildi...

Bampton Community Archive

William 'Bill' Ernest John Daniels. 1934 to December 2013

  • BCA - 2018.1355
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  • 1934 2013

Bill took a full part in the life of Bampton. He was a Morris dancer with Francis Shergold's side, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men. Just after WWII when he was 12 years old, he was one of the group of young boys along with Ted Hunt who g...

Bampton Community Archive

Muriel Miriam Newman July 17th 1923 to February 23rd 2010

  • BCA - 2018.1354
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  • 1923 2010

Muriel, or Midge as she was known to us in Bampton, was a member of the choir at St Mary's in Bampton, father of Graham Newman who married Janet Elward. She was a lovely lady and much missed by those of us who knew her in the choir.

Bampton Community Archive

Kathleen 'Kitty' Jackson November 17th 1920 to March 14th 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1352
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  • 1920 2011

Kitty lived her whole life in Bampton and was very involved in many aspects of Bampton life from helping to collect items around the village for raffle prizes and jumble sales to helping fellow citizens with things like shopping when they were unw...

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Julian Johnston October 23rd 1932 to July 19th 2008

  • BCA - 2018.1351
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  • 1932 2008

Julian came to live in Bampton with his wife when he retired from his work in Westminster. He was quietly very active in Bampton; he framed pictures, more as a hobby than a means of income, he was a bee keeper and gave teaching days on bee keepin...

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Janet Lucy Walsh March 16th 1953 to August 26th 2016

  • BCA - 2018.1349
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  • 1953 2016

Janet was the most lovely lady who could not talk without smile at the same time which is such a delightful disposition. She was married to Bampton Morris dancer Jasper (Oliver) Walsh.

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Isabel Dorothy Collins June 12th 1920 to December 12th 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1348
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  • 1920 2011

Isabel and her husband George came to live in Bampton in the early years of WWII. They had bought Weald farm and moved into the main farmhouse with the farm and some years later they bought and moved into Greyshott house where Isabel lived for th...

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Hilda May Kent December 17th 1916 to June 11th 2012

  • BCA - 2018.1347
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  • 1916 to 2012

Hilda came to live in Bampton soon after WWII and played a very active part in so many areas of Bampton life. She taught very many people to drive and after she retired and the Bush Club started, Hilda created a wonderful display on a myriad of s...

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Death of Christine Connaughton 1947- Dec 3rd 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1345
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  • 1947-2017

"I’m sure you will all have your own special memories of Chris. There is a lot to be said for social media. It has enabled so many of you to make contact with Chris’s family this week. I think I have read somewhere in the region of 330 mes...

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Death of Brenda Sapsford May 24th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1197
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  • 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 until its sad demise and she was also a very efficient Parish Clerk in Bamp...

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