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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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Diamond Jubilee Barn Dance in the Market Square June 5th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.966
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  • June 5th 2012

Bampton celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with four days of wonderful activities ending with a great barn dance in the Market Square and the rain finally stopped so everyone had a great time. The caller was Mathew Green and the...

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Ploughing match September 2012 at Manor Farm, Hatford

  • BCA - 2017.1012
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  • September 2012

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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Ploughing Match at Shifford Manor Farm, Old Shifford September 27th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1011
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  • September 27th 2014

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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Protest at the idea of 160 houses being built in New Road. March 13th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1013
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  • March 13th 2014

There was a proposal to build 160 homes on a site at the east end of New Road, north side of the road. All locals knew that the field was flooded during heavy rain but that didn't stop the planning committee passing the plan. These photogra...

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Ploughing Match at Barrington Park September 28th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1010
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  • September 28th 2013

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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Parish Feast of St Mary's July 8th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1009
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  • July 8th 2012

The church of St Mary The Virgin, vicar Rev. David Lloyd, held their Parish Feast in the grounds of St Mary's. It was much enjoyed and the little children thought the picnic great fun.

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Morris Dancing on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1008
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  • June 4th

Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on June 4th. I was only able to capture the early morning dancing but did make a film of the day's dancing which you can see at https://youtu.be/7hxrQ-c6-7Y

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Shirt Race May 28th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1007
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  • May 28th 2011

The Great Shirt Race is held on the Saturday before the Spring Bank Holiday Monday. It is a race from pub to pub, teams of two and the person who has just done the pushing is the one to drink a half pint - squash in the junior race, beer for the ...

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Restoration outside Weald Farm cottages January - August 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1004
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  • January - August 2013

These photographs show the work done outside Weald Farm cottages from January to August 2013. Entries 2017.1002 and 2017.1003 show you the inside before anything was done and the update in progress.

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Inside Weald Farm cottages August 2011 before they were restored

  • BCA - 2017.1002
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  • August 2011

Weald Farm cottages have at times been two cottages and at others, one dwelling. After the death of all members from both families that lived there when they were two cottages, they fell into disrepair over several years. These photographs were ...

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Memorial Tea Party for Kate Wylie May 13th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1001
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  • May 13th 2011

Kate Wylie was someone who spent her life thinking of others. She formed a lasting friendship with Dor Thompson during the war and like many ladies at that time, shared a home. There was a lack of men after WWII and they simply stayed together a...

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Lighting the Christmas tree in the Market Square November 28th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1000
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  • November 28th 2014

A Christmas Tree is put up in the Market Square outside the Post Office each year and the Parish Council makes sure there is more to the evening than just switching on the lights. The choir of St Mary's lead the crowd in a few carols, there ...

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Death of Captain Charles Raymond Radclyffe LVO February 1st 2017

  • BCA - 2017.999
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  • February 1st 2017

This entry includes the service program from Captain Radclyffe's funeral in St Mary The Virgin on February 21st 2017, the announcement of his death in the Witney Gazette and a fond memory of him from Don Rouse recalling when he, along with 10...

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April 8th 2013 New Weightlifting Club & school

  • BCA - 2017.997
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  • April 8th 2013

When the two old Horsa buildings were taken down behind the old school in Church View the Bush Club needed new premises. As part of a large re-vamp of the old school, a new extension was put on at the back for the Bush Club and the room that had ...

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Terry Rouse with Phil Addison February 6th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.994
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  • February 6th 2014

Phil Addison and Terry Rouse have been friends since they first met in 1943. Phil and his family came to live in Bampton in 1940 to get away from the bombing on the south coast; Terry and his family came to live in Bampton in 1943 when his father...

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Bampton Brass Band 1908

  • BCA - 2017.996
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  • 1908

This is a photograph of Bampton Brass Band. Henry Taunt was the organist at St Mary's; he did not play a brass instrument but he was asked to be their conductor. I believe the man in the bowler hat is Henry Taunt. He lived at the Elms and ...

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Memorial to Harry George Benfield 11.11.42 in the Lady Chapel

  • BCA - 2017.992
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  • November 11th 1942

This memorial to Harry George Benfield is carved into the base of the front left support of the altar surround in the Lady Chapel. It's right at the bottom facing the north.

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1908 Horse bus at Bampton Station, Payne & Son Agents

  • BCA - 2017.993
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  • 1908

This handsome carriage drawn by two horses belonged to Payne & Son Agents. The wording on the side of the carriage says Cartage and Removals. The name Payne can just be seen on the north side of Castle View in Bridge Street which is where th...

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Terry Rouse with Rev David Lloyd at the low altar 17.8.2014

  • BCA - 2017.990
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  • August 17th 2014

When Terry Rouse came to Bampton aged 9, he immediately joined the choir of St Mary The Virgin. His father Reg was a bellringer in the church. Terry has served St Mary's his entire life in Bampton. He has variously been a choir boy, bellri...

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January 8th 2013. 11.20am. Three buses in Market Sq

  • BCA - 2017.989
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  • January 8th 2013

The No18 Oxford bus and two of No19, one going to Witney and the other to Carterton. They meet in the square so people can transfer to the Oxford bus if they wish.

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Bampton Town Crier's bell

  • BCA - 2017.987
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  • first half twentieth century

Bampton had a Town Crier called Mr Cox who lived in a cottage belonging to The Elms in Broad Street. He wore some sort of uniform and paraded the village on a tricycle ringing his bell and making his announcements.

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Flood prevention at No1 Mill Green January 1st 2013

  • BCA - 2017.984
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  • January 1st 2013

After very heavy rain on Dec 23/4th the occupiers have put up the two flood defences at their door and their gate down the side of Mill Green

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Knapps farmhouse for sale, October 2nd 1999 £350,000

  • BCA - 2017.983
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  • October 2nd 1999

This item is from The Times Weekend dated October 2nd 1999. It mentions Hilda and Syd Pickard who lived at Knapps farmhouse for many years but then talks about Bampton. Three Morris sides dance on Bank Holiday Monday, not 4 as stated. The farmh...

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July 2011 2nd series of Downton Abbey being recorded

  • BCA - 2017.982
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  • July 2011

In July 2011 Carnival Films came back to record some scenes for Downton Abbey's second series. A section of wall in Church Green had fallen shortly before they came and the wall you see in the photograph is very light plastic and a wonderful...

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January 29th 2012 Confirmation in St Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2017.981
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  • January 29th 2012

On January 29th 2012 the Bishop came and Confirmed 9 people in Saint Mary The Virgin Church. Ages were from youngsters to senior citizens, so a wonderful cross section of people; three girls, two ladies, three boys and one man. There was a lovel...

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Hedgelaying competition at Glebe Farm March 15th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.980
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  • March 15th 2014

A hedgelaying competition was held on Glebe Farm, Weald courtesy of Simon Collins on March 15th 2014. Hedgelaying is time consuming but the great value in a well layed hedge is that it makes a stock-proof barrier that should last for many years, ...

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Hedgelaying competition at Glebe Farm January 29th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.979
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  • January 29th 2012

A hedgelaying competition was held on Glebe Farm, Weald courtesy of Simon Collins on January 29th 2012. Hedgelaying is time consuming but the great value in a well layed hedge is that it makes a stock-proof barrier that should last for many years...

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Gas pipeline to Ham Court November 2012

  • BCA - 2017.978
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  • November 2012

In November 2012 a gas pipeline was laid from the main road up the long drive to Ham Court. I don't know if this was a replacement pipe or if Ham Court now has gas for the first time.

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Flower Festival in St Mary's celebrating countries of the World May 26th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.975
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  • May 26th 2013

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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Flooding in Bampton and Weald December 24th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.973
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  • December 24th 2013

After very heavy rain there was once again flooding in Bampton. The 'dry' lake created by Weald Manor farmhouse to hold back water in Weald and stop it rushing into Mill Green did a good job. If this had not been constructed the water ...

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Flooding January 8th 2014 by Weald Business Parks

  • BCA - 2017.974
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  • January 8th 2014

We had heavy rain on January 7th and these photographs show the flooding by the business parks in Weald on the site of the old Royal Corps of Signals, later to become RAF Bampton Castle.

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Downton Abbey back filming in Bampton for a 5th year August 11th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.970
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  • August 11th 2014

In 2014 Carnival Films came back to Bampton for a 5th year running to film scenes for Downton Abbey. This was the series when a War Memorial was first created. It was built on the green outside St Mary's and looked very authentic. Bampton&...

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Dogs responsible for killing Anthony's ewe and lambs May 29th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.968
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  • May 29th 2011

Throughout the spring of 2011 dogs kept getting amongst the sheep in Weald Street and causing havoc. On May 29th they killed a ewe and three lambs. These photographs are of the dogs, blood clearly seen on the front of the Jack Russell and they s...

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Diamond Jubilee Games in the Sports Field Diamond June 5th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.967
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  • June 5th 2012

As part of the four days of celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen Elizabeth II games were held in the playing fields by the pavilion. Apart from races, many clubs were there to give people the chance to try their sport. The even...

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Choir outing to Kingston Farm for the children February 19th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.964
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  • February 19th 2014

The organist and choirmaster of St Mary's, David New, organised an outing to Kingston Farm, near Kingston Bagpuize where he helps with the milking at weekends, for the junior members of the choir. It has a very big dairy herd milked on a rot...

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Bampton Parish Church News January - December 1903 plus Aston Parish news

  • BCA - 2017.962
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  • January 1903 - December 1903

These pages are extracts from the equivalent of our present-day church Contact magazine. They cover each month through 1903 and here you can read about the restoration of the bells, the planting of the trees down Broad Street, the outings the cho...

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'Bampton Has Talent' June 3rd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.961
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  • June 3rd 2012

As part of four days of celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II we had an evening asking the question "Has Bampton Got Talent?" and the answer was a resounding Yes. These photographs are of just a few of the people who ...

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Bampton C of E Primary School children enact a royal wedding April 28th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.958
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  • April 28th 2011

With the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton due to take place on the following day, April 29th 2011, the children of Bampton C of E Primary School had the great fun of enacting a royal wedding. They went from the school in Bow...

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Moving of the letterbox around the Town Hall. March 2011

  • BCA - 2017.955
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  • March 2011

In March 2011 the letterbox was moved from the site of the old Post Office in Bridge Street opposite Knapps farmhouse to the east side of the Town Hall. Unfortunately, nobody made sure the siting was ok and it wasn't because planning permiss...

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Save our Library big read-in February 5th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.954
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  • February 5th 2011

When our library was threatened with closure Bampton people rose up and protested. A big read-in was organised and a short talk outside the library by Kirsty Young, who lives in Bampton started the day; she was the first of many people, most quit...

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Creation of the dry, flood catchment lake in Weald Street January - March 2011

  • BCA - 2017.951
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  • January - March 2001

In January 2011 men arrived to create a 'dry' lake in Weald to catch flood water that would otherwise rush down Weald and into the mill run on Mill Green and flood the houses all around the green there. The idea is that water collects i...

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Bernard Rose Concert poster for September 11th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.950
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  • September 11th 2010

This is the poster produced for the centenary concert on September 11th 2016 to commemorate the life and works of Bernard Rose.

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Roy Shergold & Terry Rouse August 31st 2009

  • BCA - 2017.949
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  • August 31st 2009

After enjoying the afternoon at the Donkey Derby in Sandfords Field, Roy Shergold and Terry Rouse enjoyed a good natter while sitting on the bridges and watching the world go by while having a good laugh.

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Ham Court farm buildings and items set out for sale September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.948
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  • September 2010

Ham Court farmhouse, farm buildings and 22 acres were sold by Jesus College Oxford in September 2010. These photographs show the farm buildings and all the items set out for sale. For more on the sale including inside and outside the house and t...

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The outside of Ham Court farmhouse 6 days before the sale in September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.947
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  • September 2010

These are views around the outside of Ham Court farmhouse taken in September 2010 six days before it was to be sold by Jesus College, Oxford. To see photographs of the inside see entry 2017.946. For the sales brochure see entry 2017.528.

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Inside Ham Court farmhouse 6 days before the sale in September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.946
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  • September 2010

Ham Court farmhouse, out-buildings and 22 acres of land were sold by Jesus College, Oxford in 2010. These photographs were taken 6 days before the sale. They start in the attic which was bone dry although the plaster was falling off the laths. ...

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Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match 2010

  • BCA - 2017.945
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  • September 25th 2010

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match Society holds its annual ploughing match (nearly always) on the last Saturday in September. These photographs were taken September 25th 2010 at Manor Farm, Meysey Hampton near Cirencester.

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Snow around Bampton January 7th 2010

  • BCA - 2017.928
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  • January 7th 2010

Snow in early January in Bampton - these photographs were taken all around Bampton the following day in clear sunshine

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Building the scene for the first series of Downton Abbey. May 2010

  • BCA - 2017.942
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  • May 2010

In May 2010 Carnival Films created the scenery for filming the first series of Downton Abbey around St Mary The Virgin Church, Church Green and the Old Grammar School in Bampton. There was a wonderful fun fair created including a full sized helte...

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Flower Festival in St Mary's 2010

  • BCA - 2017.941
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  • May 2010

The annual Flower Festival in St Mary's is held each year on the May Bank Holiday when the town is full with people who have come for the Morris Dancing and the Shirt Race. It is the big fund raising event run by the men and women of the flo...

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Repairs inside to the aisle & chancel roofs & their repainting 2010

  • BCA - 2017.940
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  • 2010

In 2010 the inside of the aisle and chancel roofs was repaired and repainted. Where the roof had been letting water in plaster was loose and in places had fallen off completely. These photographs document the course of the repairs and painting

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The Cotton Club closing down March 2010

  • BCA - 2017.938
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  • March 2010

After at least two decades, the Cotton Club was forced to close down because the lease was up and the renewal contract offered was just not viable.

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Bell Lane & Cheapside path by George & Dragon resurfaced February 2010

  • BCA - 2017.937
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  • February 2010

In February 2010 the path behind the Village Hall and Thornberry flats named Bell Lane but known to all long-time locals as 'Back of the Bell, was resurfaced along with the path outside Melita and the old George & Dragon pub.

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Removal of oil fired boiler & new gas boiler fitted in St Mary's 2010

  • BCA - 2017.936
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  • 2010

In 2010 the old oil fired boiler was taken out of the boiler room under the vestry in St Mary's and a new gas fired system was installed. These photograph document the work from the old boiler being dismantled to the new one in place.

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Repair of the Chancel roof of St Mary's 2010

  • BCA - 2017.934
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  • 2010

The aisle roof of St Mary's was repaired in 2009 and the following year, 2010, the Chancel roof was repaired. The photographs document the progress of the work and the finished article. The new ridge tiles are hollow with an entrance on the...

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Autumn Glory in Bampton 2009

  • BCA - 2017.932
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  • 2009

The colours in autumn are always a joy but in 2009 they appeared brighter than in many years.

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Vulcan bomber flew over Bampton June 13th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.931
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  • June 13th 2009

This Vulcan bomber was lovingly restored by a group of enthusiasts but it is so costly to fly that it will probably never be flown again and we were lucky to see this June 13th 2009 as it flew over Weald

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The changing face of Glebeland through 2009

  • BCA - 2017.929
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  • 2009

The house on the right as you enter Glebelands was raised to the ground in 2009 and two dwellings built on the site.

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Morris Dancing May 25th 2009 Bank Holiday

  • BCA - 2017.927
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  • May 25th 2009

Bank Holiday Monday 2009. The Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers start their day of dancing at 8.30am and apart from a stop for lunch and tea they dance through the day until around 8.30pm. After tea, their guests, usually three contrasting Morri...

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Dog Show in Sandford Field June 27th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.926
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  • June 27th 2009

The Methodist Church along with Hearing Dogs for The Blind organised a Dog Show which was held in Sandford's Field on a glorious hot, sunny day on June 27th 2009. It was very well attended and good fun was had by all.

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The Ploughing Match held at Marconi Farm, East Leach in September 2009

  • BCA - 2017.925
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  • 2009

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society holds a ploughing match each year, usually on the last Saturday of the month. There is ploughing by vintage tractors, huge modern ones, horses and small walk-behind machines. There a...

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Donkey Derby, August Bank Holiday 2009

  • BCA - 2017.924
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  • 2009

The Donkey Derby takes place on August Bank Holiday Monday and is run and organised by the SPAJERS - The Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - which exists to give fun to all while raising funds to look after the elderly of Bampton....

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A picture of Mary Shergold in service at Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.922
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  • soon after WWII

This is a photograph of Mary Shergold, wife of Roy, when she was in service at Bampton Manor after WWII. We made a sound recording Mary talking about her life's work and it's a wonderful account of the life of someone who started life i...

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I E Busby store, High Street

  • BCA - 2017.921
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  • early twentieth century

This postcard picture was taken early in the C20th. I E Busby's store is seen across Bushey Row - which was then called New Inn Lane - but it also includes the shop on the lift with the sun blind pulled down. Across the road can be seen Cla...

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Peal team after restoration of the bells in 2006/7

  • BCA - 2017.920
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  • February 2007

Major work was done to put the bells of St Mary's in good heart in 2006/7. To celebrate their full restoration a peal was rung and these were the six ringers:- John Napper, Graham Clifton, Clive Holloway, Stephen Goddard, Roger Barnes, John ...

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Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated by police

  • BCA - 2017.520
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  • don't know

The Great Bampton Shirt Race in its modern times has been run every year since 1953 and was originally started by firing a 12-bore shotgun into the air. This article from the Witney Gazette charts the circumstances that have led to it being start...

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