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List of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981

  • 2017.288
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  • 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

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

  • BCA - 2017.1120
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  • 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...

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Downton Abbey fans descend on Bampton Sept 28th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1119
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  • 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...

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Downton filming in Bampton April 23rd 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1118
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  • 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,...

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Downton cash helps keep village library open

  • BCA - 2017.1117
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  • 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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September 19th 2016. Guttering over south aisle blocked, lead cracked in places

  • BCA - 2017.1113
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  • September 2016

Water getting into the church of St Mary's proved to be caused by sandbags having been left in the guttering, perhaps from when the roof was re-tiled but that's not certain. The workmen who worked on the roof took my camera up to take t...

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Ploughing Match in Kelmscott September 26th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1112
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  • September 26th 2015

The Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match Society held their annual ploughing match at Kelmscott on September 26th 2015. These photographs show some of what was to be seen at the show.

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Dr Alan Gaydon's photographs of St Mary's

  • BCA - 2017.1080
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  • 1990

Dr Alan Gaydon was a churchwarden at St Mary's for several years. He photographed the church from inside to out, ground level to the roof and recorded the restoration of the top of the spire and re-guilding of the cockerel on the top. Rev A...

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May 29th 2016 Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2017.1109
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  • May 29th 2016

The Bampton Traditional Morris men and Bampton Morris Men May 29th 2016 plus some of the visiting teams.

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Shirt Race May 28th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1108
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  • May 28th 2016

The Shirt Race run on May 28th 2016 was very well attended by both competitors and the crowd. The amount of effort the competitors went to was remarkable and the races for the youngsters and the adults was started led by The Stig. The event is o...

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David Cameron expresses concern for Witney Community Hospital August 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1107
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  • August 2015

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

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Donkey Derby 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1106
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  • August 2015

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

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Bid to boost youngsters taking up angling

  • BCA - 2017.1105
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  • November 2016

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

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

  • BCA - 2017.1104
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  • 2016-2017

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

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Oliver Onesipherous Collett made the Bampton Voiturette in 1901-1902

  • BCA - 2017.1103
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  • 1901-1902

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

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Milk churn stand outside Weald Farm, Weald Street

  • BCA - 2017.1099
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  • 2008

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

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

  • BCA - 2017.1098
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  • 2010

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

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George & Dragon & Quebec Cottage when you could see it

  • BCA - 2017.1097
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  • 1994

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

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Lee Mackie appeals for more foster parents June 1st 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1096
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  • June 1st 2016

Lee Mackie lost her son Jason who was in the Royal Marines while he was serving in Afghanistan. Not surprisingly, Lee has struggled with life since then but in the last three years she has fostered 3 babies and for the first time since Jason was ...

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£54m to widen the A40 between Witney and Oxford

  • BCA - 2017.1095
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  • May 18th 2016

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

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

  • BCA - 2017.1092
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  • June & July 2002

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

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Instructions for wearing the ribbon; WWII medal

  • BCA - 2017.1090
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  • 1939-1945

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

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Olive McCage, born in Bampton living in Willimantic Conneticut USA

  • BCA - 2017.1089
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  • March 26th 2016

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

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Hunt meet at Weald Manor January 10th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1088
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  • January 10th 2016

Usually the hunt meets at Weald Manor on the last Monday before Christmas but weather occasionally means it has to be after Christmas which is what happened to what should have been the December 2015 meet.

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History of Eton Villas, Broad Street

  • BCA - 2017.1087
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  • 1907

There is a photograph of Eton Villas taken a few decades ago and a history of the buildings starting with the sale of the original buildings or Hereditaments in 1902 at the Talbot. See the document to follow the complete history of sale, build an...

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Choir BBQ at David and Sarah Jane New's farm in Black Bourton June 12th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1083
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  • June 12th 2016

David and Sarah Jane New invite the choir of St Mary's to a BBQ at their farm each year. David is organist and choirmaster at St Mary's. We had a lovely BBQ but had to beat a hasty retreat to the barn when the heavens opened. We all e...

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Captain Charles Raymond Radclyffe LVO died February 1st 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1082
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  • February 1st 2017

Captain Charles Radclyffe LVO died peacefully after a short illness on February 1st 2017. The eulogy given by his son-in-law Bill included in this entry gives a wonderfully full account of his life and another one by Don Rouse which he wrote for ...

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August 24th 2016 Amazing coloured sky and rainbow

  • BCA - 2017.1081
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  • August 24th 2016

Just an amazing coloured sky August 24th 2016 which began with an almost purple sky with a deep rainbow and ended in orange fire

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Constance Irene de Hamel Aug 10th 1916 to November 20th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.1075
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  • November 20th 2009

This is the funeral program from the church service for Constance Irene de Hamel. Constance did many things but is possibly best known for being a continuity announcer during WWII.

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Choir activity day and BBQ at Glebe Farm June 6th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1074
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  • June 6th 2015

David and Sarah Jane New own Glebe Farm in Black Bourton; David is organist and choirmaster at St Mary's and once a year he generously invites the choir plus relatives and any friends who may be staying with them to go to the farm for either ...

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Bush Club 30th birthday party November 11th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1073
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  • November 11th 2015

The Bush Club is run entirely by volunteers and is self funding. A whole host of people give their time freely. Any senior citizens who are not able to get tot he Club are given a lift to and from the centre which is in Church View, purpose buil...

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History of Eton Villa, Broad Street

  • BCA - 2017.1072
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  • 1907

This is an old photograph of Eton Villas and a history of their building, who owned them and when. They are now all owner-occupied

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West Oxon residents can have say on proposed council tax rise

  • BCA - 2017.1071
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  • January 2017

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

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

  • BCA - 2017.1070
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  • December 2016

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

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

  • BCA - 2017.1069
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  • February 23rd 1974

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

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Fete with children in fancy dress c1954

  • BCA - 2017.1067
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  • c1954

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

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Flower festival at Saint Mary The Virgin, Bampton May Bank Holiday 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1066
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  • May 20015

The Flower Guild put on a wonderful flower festival through the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May and on the Monday they also sell sandwiches, quiche slices, cakes, tea, coffee and squash. The money raised ensures we have an excellent flower...

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Bampton Traditional Morris Dancing May Bank Holiday May 25th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1065
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  • May 25th 2015

The Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing in the morning of May 25th 2015 as far as Ham Court. I didn't follow them beyond this venue so was not able to record the remainder of the day.

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St Mary's choir sing Sung Evensong at Lichfield Cathedral April 18th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1064
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  • April 18th 2015

On April 18th 2015 the choir of St Mary's went to Lichfield to sing Sung Evensong. It was a lovely sunny day which made the journey a delight and several family members and friends came on the coach to enjoy the day.

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Clanfield & Bampton Historical Society AGM & Dinner 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1062
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  • June 18th 2013

Originally, it was the Clanfield Historical Society but their numbers were just too small to make it viable and as Bampton did not have its own historical society, we were invited to join and it's been a great success. We three talks Sept-No...

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Flower Festival in St Mary's celebrating the London Olympics June 4th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.977
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  • June 4th 2012

Over the spring Bank Holiday weekend the members of the Flower Guild of St Mary's put on a wonderful Flower Festival in the church. They also work very hard all day on the Monday offering sandwiches, quiche, cakes, orange squash, tea and cof...

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Robin Shuckburgh, Chairman of the Bampton Community Archive 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1060
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  • March 6th 2013

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

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Vera Elward aged 8 year old with her class c1930

  • BCA - 2017.1058
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  • c1930

This is a class photograph taken about 1930. Vera Elward was then Vera Tanner and she is the blond girl centre front. The remaining 27 pictures are of each child with their name underneath

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Chris Timms in Navy uniform WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1057
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  • 1939-1945

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

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The Horse Shoe in 1910, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.464
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  • 1910

The Horse Shoe as it was in 1910 with two ladies and a dog standing in the doorway. The sign says The Horse Shoe, Morlands Entire. This Inn was badly burnt in a fire in 1925 and was rebuilt a little closer to the Town Hall and the butcher's...

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Petrol Pumps outside Crowell House

  • BCA - 2017.1055
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  • 1970s

Hughes Garage was behind Cromwell House, the shop was on the corner next to it, now Exeter House and the petrol pumps for the garage were right in front of Cromwell House.

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Harry Pocock and his tractor, early 1930s

  • BCA - 2017.1054
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  • early 1930s

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

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Sale of the Swan Inn, Buckland Road October 1st 1964

  • BCA - 2017.1052
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  • October 1st 1964

The Swan Inn is on the left going out of Bampton on the Buckland Road. It was sold as a private dwelling on October 1st 1964. This pdf shows you the Inn and the sales brochure

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February 8th 2017. Controversial housing plan set for approval

  • BCA - 2017.1048
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  • February 8th 2017

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

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Terry Crowley's note in his album of Bampton People 1983

  • BCA - 2017.1045
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  • 1983

In 1983 Terry Crowley quietly walked about Bampton photographing people whom he felt should be remembered pictorially. He created three albums and they are housed in the Vesey room in the Old Grammar School. If you wish to see them simply ask th...

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Smallpox epidemic in Bampton 1902

  • BCA - 2017.1044
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  • 1902

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

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

  • BCA - 2017.1043
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  • 1973

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

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Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir sing in St Mary's

  • BCA - 2017.1042
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  • 2006

To help raise funds for the repair and enhancement of the church organ, the Oxford Welsh Male Voice choir sang in St Mary's 2006

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Leaflet introducing BEWG to people of Bampton 1989

  • BCA - 2017.1039
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  • Autumn 1989

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

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Advert for Bampton Garden Centre April 6th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1038
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  • April 6th 2016

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

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

  • BCA - 2017.986
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  • January 2013

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

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Pictures from Lucinda Leech from negatives created in 1904

  • BCA - 2017.1037
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  • 1904

These 6 photographs were obtained from 6 x 4 inch negatives. The elderly man sitting at his table by the range is Daniel Gibbard who a blacksmith in Bampton. His smithy was on the site of present day Folly View, the red brick houses on the south...

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Fire in hayrick at Hobbs Buildings c1918

  • BCA - 2017.1036
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  • c1918

The daughter of Mr & Mrs Albert Tanner kindly sent these photographs to the Archive and I'm sorry I don't know her name - if you do please contact the Archive via the link on the front page (click on the banner Bampton Community Arch...

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One Million Tiny Plays About Britain by Craig Taylor April 29th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1033
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  • April 29 2016

Usually twice a year Mike Wareham arranged for a small theatre group or musicians to come and perform for us in the Village Hall. Sadly, 2016 was the last year Mike felt able to do this but he is in his 80s and we are hugely grateful for all the ...

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Orient Express October 16th 2015 in the Village Hall

  • BCA - 2017.1034
  • Part
  • October 16th 2015

Usually twice a year Mike Wareham arranged for a small theatre group or musicians to come and perform for us in the Village Hall. Sadly, 2016 was the last year Mike felt able to do this but he is in his 80s and we are hugely grateful for all the ...

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

  • BCA - 2017.854
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  • early twentieth century

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

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Death penny for Mr Dewe

  • BCA - 2017.849
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  • after WWI

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

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Witney Gazette. Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1030
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  • June 5th 2012

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

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Wenrisc Ward in Witney hospital reopens April 4th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1029
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  • April 4th 2016

Wenrisc Ward in Witney Hospital closed for 7 months for refurbishment and reopened on April 4th 2016. The ward has a new kitchen, day room and gym.

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John Phillips b.1676 Bampton poet

  • BCA - 2017.1028
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  • 1676

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

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Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE. Eulogy, telegram from Norah & funeral program

  • BCA - 2017.1026
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  • January 23rd 2017

Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE led a very full and very long life, dying less than two months before his 107th birthday. This entry gives you the eulogy given by his grandson Colonel Mike Brooke OBE which gives fascinating detail into Rupert's ...

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John Lester's photographs of the Busby family 1938

  • BCA - 2017.1024
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  • 1938

As an 11 year old boy, John Lester came to visit the Busby family in 1938 at harvest time. The Busby family owned the shop in the High Street in Bampton. John sent us his scanned copies of his family, the Busby family and himself as a young boy ...

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Information on Albert David Sheppard m Julia Ann Coventry Dec 26th 1908

  • BCA - 2017.1023
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  • December 26th 1908

Hazel Picknell Stride sent this letter and documents to the Archive. Percy Sheppard was the father of Edie Quick, who was the mother of Fenella Gray who did a huge amount of voluntary work for which she received an OBE. I don't know if thes...

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Connected families - Tanner, Flux and Poole

  • BCA - 2017.845
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  • n/a

These are really good, old photographs showing members of the Tanner, Flux and Poole families from around 1900 onwards. The family group photograph of 'Buscot' Tanner shows him with his sons in uniform L-R William, Lizzie and John and w...

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St Mary's Flower Festival May Bank Holiday 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1019
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  • May 2011

Over the late May Bank Holiday weekend the Flower Guild put on a wonderful display of flowers in St Mary's, Bampton. These photograph record their arrangements in 2011. The money raised from donations and their sale of sandwiches, quiche, c...

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Flower Festival in St Mary's celebrating 'Our Passion in Flowers' May 25th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.976
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  • May 25th 2014

Over the spring Bank Holiday weekend the members of the Flower Guild of St Mary's put on a wonderful Flower Festival in the church. They also work very hard all day on the Monday offering sandwiches, quiche, cakes, orange squash, tea and cof...

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Morris Dancing Day May 30th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1017
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  • May 30th 2011

On a rather wet May Bank Holiday Monday, these photographs pretty well document the day of the Bampton Traditional Morris side dancing, but not all venues were photographed. There are a few photos of visiting sides and some of children watching.

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Shirt Race June 2nd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1016
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  • June 2nd 2012

The Shirt Race is organised by the SPAJERS - The Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - and is run the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday usually, but in 2012, Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th of June were both Bank Holidays because...

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Shirt Race 2013 May 25th

  • BCA - 2017.1015
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  • May 25th 2013

The Shirt Race is organised by the SPAJERS - Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - and is run the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday. There is a collection which goes towards treats for the senior citizens of Bampton; a day a...

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