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William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells playing the fiddle in 1923

  • BCA - 2019.1847
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  • 1923

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells danced, fooled and played the fiddle for Bampton Morris from the late nineteenth century and well into the twentieth.In this picture he is seen with his fiddle.The hat, waistcoat, trousers and socks (odd sock...

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Exhibition on Cricket in Bampton, January and February 2019

  • BCA - 2019.1841
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  • January 23rd 2019

Anna Pitt put on a wonderful exhibition on the history of cricket in Bampton which ran January and February 2019. This is a double page spread about the exhibition from the Witney Gazette.

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George Dafter, local postman

  • BCA - 2019.1835
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  • c1955

This is George Dafter who was one of our local postmen for nearly 30 years. He was loved by all who came into contact with him and he had a great sense of humour.Jamie Wheeler said "My Dad always told a funny story about George. Some people...

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Show program and schedule, Bampton Horticultural Soc 1980

  • BCA - 2017.1276
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  • 1980

This is the Show guide produced by the Bampton Horticultural Society for their Flower and Produce Show August 9th 1980 and their Autumn Show October 4th 1980. Apart from seeing all the classes that can be entered, it is also interesting to see wh...

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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...

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Confirmation Downton Abbey the film will be made

  • BCA - 2019.1820
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  • July 18th 2018

This small item in the Witney Gazette of July 18th 2018 confirms that a film of Downton Abbey is to be made. This is good news for Bampton because most of the outside scenes are filmed here, around and sometimes in the church and hopefully, it wi...

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Members of the Bishop Family, Fred, Edie, Emmie and Rose

  • BCA - 2019.1813
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  • 1899 to 1939

Emmie and brother George Bishop delivering vegetables by horse and cart before WWII. Emmie, really Emily Bishop married and became Mrs Emmie Papworth. With the lack of goods available during the WWII, their delivery round ceased.Emmie Papworth a...

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Philly Dewe, Freda Bradley's grandfather. 1930

  • BCA - 2019.1805
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  • 1930

Philly Dewe, Freda Bradley's Grandfather, in 1930.He died falling out of the walnut tree on the footpath between Bushey Row and New Road in what used to be called the Dump Field.

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Wedding of Jack Bunce c1880s

  • BCA - 2017.815
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  • c1880s

The photograph captures the wedding of John William Bunce, known to everyone as Jack to Mary Radburn. They had children Iris, Les and Joan.John was brother to Emmie Sollis who ran the Lamb Inn in Buckland Road and Mary was Tom Papworth's Gra...

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Baptist Sunday School outing, Emmie Papworth on the left wearing glasses

  • BCA - 2019.1816
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  • c1940

Baptist Sunday School outing, Emmie Papworth on the left wearing glasses; Miss Dutton on the extreme right and Rose Bishop, Emmie's sister, next to Miss Dutton.Mrs Ivings next to Emmie Papworth. They are all making sure a large group of child...

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The road menders

  • BCA - 2019.1814
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  • early twentieth century

On right of the two men with the steam roller, Eddie Foreshew's Father (Mr Bishop) who worked on the roads as a road mender. He lived in a hut on wheels in Oxford during the week. He died of TB aged 49.Road workers and steam roller includin...

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Alice and James Gardner lived in Bourton Cottages 1906 to 1915

  • BCA - 2019.1809
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  • 1906 1915

Bob Gardner said"The family lived in the “Bourton Cottages” since they were re-built in 1906. He was married to Alice and died when he was in his mid fifties. He died in 1915 and was buried in the Bampton cemetery where we recently found hi...

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Sam Bennett from Ilmington in Warwickshire

  • BCA - 2019.1801
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  • 1950s

Sam Bennett. He moved to Warwickshire but walked to Bampton to fiddle for the Morris at Whitsun. He would arrive at Mr & Mrs Townsend's Castle Farm on Bridge St and announce 'I be 'ere'. To earn his keep, he'd stay ...

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Best friends Freda Daniels and Ethel Whitlock Nov 14th 1945

  • BCA - 2019.1807
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  • November 14th 1945

These two young ladies, Freda Daniels who became Mrs Freda Bradley and Ethel Whilock who became Mrs Ethel Sheppard were best friends.Freda's daughter Janet Westman wrote" Ethel was actually my Godmother. She was married to Percy Sheppar...

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The wedding of George Bishop and Joy

  • BCA - 2017.408
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  • c1945

This is the wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy. George was the brother of Emmie (Emily) who delivered post in Bampton for many years and then took over running and living at the Papershop in Bridge Street which became known as Emmie'...

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The Beckley Family

  • BCA - 2018.1655
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  • twentieth century

These are the captions with the pictures in the order they are in the pdf27 March 1945. Robert Johnson m Doreen Ethel Beckley 1925-2003. Gillian Beckley next to Doreen. St Mary'sAnnie Elizabeth Green wedding to Gilbert Beckley front Rose Rich...

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WWII documents that belonged to Edith Foreshew

  • BCA - 2019.1796
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  • WWII

These three items all belonged to Edith Bishop who became Mrs Foreshew. They are her National Registration Identity Card, her war time ration book and her medical card.

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Williams family 1890s with Os Williams

  • BCA - 2019.1795
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  • 1890s

Os Williams is seen here with his family some time in the 1890s.He was in our retained fire service and part of the team that won the National Championships in Crystal Palace in 1904.He is in the front row on the left.

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Builders in Bampton early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1794
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  • early twentieth century

Members of the Green family were stone masons, general builders, carpenters, in fact between them they covered all the skills needed in building. Many were members of the retained fire service and many played football for Bampton. They all took ...

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Football in Bampton, 1906 to 1966

  • BCA - 2018.1532
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  • 1906 1966

Bampton has had a football team all through the C20th and on into the 21st. These photographs and documents cover a period mostly from 1906 - 1966.BAFAAE - Bampton boys' football team 1912. The people are named on the picture and they includ...

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Mother's Union gathering c1990

  • BCA - 2019.1788
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  • c1990

This is a group of wonderful ladies, all members of the Mother's Union. The picture was taken about 1990 by Margaret Chaundy who was also a member.People in the picture includeMiss Mary Farmer who taught about 3 generations of Bampton childr...

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Mothers' Union tea party

  • BCA - 2019.1779
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  • around 1990

Mother's Union tea party.Seated on the left is Miss Farmer who taught 3 generations of Bampton infants and died in Witney hospital in 2002.Seated right is Eva Deacon.Back row: Molly King from Clanfield, Vera Elward, Rose Gerring, Mrs Fowler f...

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Freda Daniels and her family

  • BCA - 2017.859
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  • from late C19th

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

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Joyce Cotter

  • BCA - 2019.1758
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  • September 2014

Joyce Cotter (nee Chambers) was one of many evacuees from the Bow area of London who came to live in Bampton during part of WWII. Joyce came to Bampton along with one of her sisters, Mary, and a brother Albert Chambers. Joyce and Mary were kept...

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Ada Tanner & daughter Stella plus two others

  • BCA - 2019.1750
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  • c1938

Partly a family photograph with mother Ada Tanner and daughter Stella on the left with two other children. Stella became Mrs Whitlock. Ada's maiden name was Butler. For the full family tree do have a look at http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/...

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Bampton town band, conductor Frederick William Taunt

  • BCA - 2019.1742
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  • early twentieth century

This was Bampton Town band at the start of the 20th century. Their conductor, Mr Frederick William Taunt, on the extreme left was also the organist at St Mary The Virgin and when he died his daughter took over as organist and stayed as organist f...

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The Landray family, a family of doctors

  • BCA - 2019.1741
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  • 1973

The photo shows 3 Dr Landrays:Robert Landray (GP in Bampton)Margaret Landray (worked under maiden name of Dr Bray, anaesthetist at Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon)Martin Landray (consultant physician, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford; and Profe...

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Isaac Roderick Woodley and Rose Bunce

  • BCA - 2019.1738
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  • early twentieth centrury

Isaac Roderick Woodley born April 1888 married Rose Ann Bunce born 1883 in December 1909. Roderick was killed in WWI in France. This written account documents marriages after Roderick was killed.

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Susan Philips

  • BCA - 2019.1729
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  • 1980s

Mrs Susan Phillips gave all her time for the people of Bampton in many way. She was a Parish councilor, was involved with West Ox Arts, Meals on Wheels, creator of The Bampton Directory and then the Bampton Beam. A truly delightful lady always w...

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Wedding of George and Edie Whitlock

  • BCA - 2019.1728
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  • early twentieth century

Wedding of George and Edie Whitlock (seated) Standing left to right Mrs Sid Whitlock, Mrs Betty Smith (Tanner) Sid Whitlock, Marian Collett, Mr. Collett, Rhoda Preston (Whitlock) Doreen Kitchen (Collett)

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Jack, Shadrack Buckingham in 1950 sitting on a binder.

  • BCA - 2019.1721
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  • 1950

Jack, Shadrack Buckingham in 1950 sitting on a binder. Jack lived in Spring Cottages along Primrose Lane and worked for Jack Oliver at Backhouse Farm. He has grandchildren Helen Cadd, June Brewer and Richard Buckingham.Don Rouse said"My ear...

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Janette Keyte, her family, drama, beauty queen and more

  • BCA - 2019.1700
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  • mid twentieth century

BADBAD and img457 and img458 and img472 - Brigadier Goadby crowning the Carnival Queen Janette Keyte at the August Bank Holiday in 1964. Janette had been voted Carnival Queen at a dance in the WI Hall the year before. The year that Janette was Que...

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1991 May Queen Julie Kelman, May Day fair, grand weigh-in & club dinner

  • BCA - 2019.1702
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  • 1991

People named in the pictures from the 1991 Pumpkin Club May Queen, Julie Kelman, and the grand weigh-in and club dinner are :-Alan & Gertie JordanAlice PeacockAmy MillsAnne JacksonArnold & Wyn WoodleyCharlotte KertonChris PratleyCraig Crip...

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A few of the properties for sale in 2018

  • BCA - 2019.1695
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  • 2018

These are just a few of the properties for sale in 2018. They do not include any of the 160 homes recently built by Cala Homes along New Road.

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The Wedding of George Bishop & Joy

  • BCA - 2017.512
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  • c late 1940s

This wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy Buffham. Rose Wells, Edie Foreshew and Emmie Papworth are Georges sisters. The date was in 1948.Wedding of George Bishop and Joy1. Mrs Bunce2. Iris Luckett3. Joan O’Neill4. Mrs Baker5. Rose Wells6...

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

  • BCA - 2019.1684
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  • 1970 1974

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

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Bampton Morris Dancers in the first half of the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1678
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  • 1894-1950

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

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Some of the Brooks family, early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.1677
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  • early C20th

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

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Photographs and cutting collected by Adrian Simmonds

  • BCA - 2019.1676
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  • 2017

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

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Bampton Street Fair recalled by John Chipperfield

  • BCA - 2019.1674
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  • 1983

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

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Don Rouse gives a history of the Bampton Mummers

  • BCA - 2018.1648
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  • 2008

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

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Barbara Hunt nee Green's certificates for The Torchbearers & Junior Red Cross

  • BCA - 2017.887
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  • n/a

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around ...

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Alice Puttock and 4 generations of her family

  • BCA - 2018.1466
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  • 1943 and late C20th

Mrs Brookes wearing the cardigan, Alice Peacock her daughter, Olive is Alice's daughter and Mrs Brook's great grandson is Andrew McCabe. Mrs Brooks was the midwife and layer out! This picture was taken in 1965.Lance Sergeant Thomas Wil...

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Members of Freda Bradley's family

  • BCA - 2017.1053
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  • from start of twentieth century

Along with Freda there are photographs of her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, her mother Phyllis and aunt/mother's sister Lilian, Philly Dewe her grandfather in his Morris dancing clothes, Billy Dewe her uncle, her fathe...

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A very old map of Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1638
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  • unknown

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

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Descendants of Harry Whitlock b.1881

  • BCA - 2018.1494
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  • 1881 - 2017

This is the family tree of Harry Whitlock b.1881 who married Lillian Oakey, no children, then Martha Newman b.1881.Names in the family tree.Appleton Bensky Bird BurchellCatton C...

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Descendants of Jonathan Hunt b 1770 in Brize Norton

  • BCA - 2018.1637
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  • 1770 2016

This is the family tree of Jonathan HuntNames included in the tree includeAdlem Beckinsale Bowles ClackClark Cox Daniels DixeyEdgar Fitzg...

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Descendants of James Wheeler

  • BCA - 2018.1636
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  • 1900 1945

This is the family tree of James Wheeler 1900-1945Family names in this tree includeAgg Baxter Bowles BrooksColley Cowey Daniels DavisDuffy ...

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Descendants of Thomas Tanner 1668 to 1733

  • BCA - 2018.1635
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  • 1668 2017

Descendants of Thomas Tanner 1668 to 1733Family names within this tree areAkers, Aldsworth , Bailey, Barratt, Bartlett,Beale, Berrisford, Biles, Bishop, Blencowe, Broderick,Brooks, Buckingham, B...

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Descendants of John Sheppard b.1838

  • BCA - 2018.1499
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  • 1838 - 1962

This is the family tree of John Sheppard b.1838 who married Rachel Neal b.1812.Names in the family tree.Clark Clark(e) DayEagles Embling ...

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Descendants of William Townsend b.1801 & Hunt Family

  • BCA - 2018.1510
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  • 1801 - 2004

This is the family tree of William Townsend b.1801 who married Mary Ward b.1802 and the Hunt Family.Names in the family tree.Adlem Beckinsale Bowles ClackClark Cox ...

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Descendants of William Lock b.1700

  • BCA - 2018.1509
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  • 1700 - 1991

This is the family tree of William Lock b.1700 who married Mary Dalton.Names in the family tree.Alder Banham BeckleyBoote Butler Coll...

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Descendants of William Eeles b.1827

  • BCA - 2018.1508
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  • 1827 - 1990

This is the family tree of William Eeles b.1827 who married Ann White b.1827Names in the family tree.Beaumont Beckley Bennett Boggis Carter Chapman C...

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Descendants of Robert Radband b.1822

  • BCA - 2018.1504
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  • 1822 - 2016

This is the family tree of Robert Radband b.1822 who married Elizabeth Higgs b.1822.Names in the family tree.Beckinsale Bird CattonClack Clinch ...

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Descendants of Richard Edginton b.1807

  • BCA - 2018.1503
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  • 1807 - 2018

This is the family tree of Richard Edginton.Names in the family tree.Barrett Basson BellingerBone Buckingham BunceBurchell Bu...

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Descendants of Richard Daniels b.1814

  • BCA - 2018.1502
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  • 1814 - C2010

This is the family tree of Richard Daniels b.1814 who married Elizabeth Constable b.1814.Names in the family tree.Adams Baston Bradley ByeCarrington Constable Cook ...

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Descendants of Richard Butler b.1783

  • BCA - 2018.1501
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  • 1783 to late C20th

This is the family tree of Richard Butler b.1783 who married Hannah Taylor b.1786.Name in the family tree.Basson Bellinger BoneBuckingham Bunce But...

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Descendants of Isaac Constable b.1818

  • BCA - 2018.1495
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  • 1818 - 2016

This is the family tree of Isaac Constable b.1818 who married Susanna Griffin b.1817. The grandson of Isacc, Thomas Augustus, started Constable's bakery on the corner of the Market Square. The shop is now Mark's Kitchen, a very good Ch...

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Descendants of Christopher Buckingham b 1863

  • BCA - 2018.1488
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  • 1863 -2017

This is the family tree of Christopher Buckingham b. September 11th 1863 who married Ada Pickett b. 1871; they married in 1892.Names in the Buckingham family tree.Basson Buckingham Burt Cadd ...

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Chariot racing in Bampton, first half of the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1633
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  • 1970 1975

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

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More men than women take part in Easter Bonnet competition 1977

  • BCA - 2018.1632
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  • 1977

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

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Downton Abbey the movie confirmed

  • BCA - 2018.1627
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  • July

Filming in Bampton will take place later this summer and it's expected the film will show in 2019. During the six season of the show, it won three Golden Globes and 15 Emmys.

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June 30th 40 people walked Bampton on a big clean-up

  • BCA - 2018.1625
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  • June 30th 2018

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

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Chariot racing in the first half of the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1620
  • Item
  • 1970

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

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Jim Gascoigne enters Easter bonnet competition 1977

  • BCA - 2018.1618
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  • 1977

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

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The SPAJER'S Great Shirt Race 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1617
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  • May 28th 2018

These are a few of the photographs and a couple of newspaper cuttings of the 2018 SPAJER'S Great Shirt Race.

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The Horse Fair and fun fair in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1543
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  • first half of twentieth century

The Horse Fair in Bampton used to be a very large event akin to the one in Appleby. Horses were tethered all down Bridge Street, along Church Street and outside the church around the triangle of grass between Churchgate House and what is now call...

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Death Penny of Jack Dewe

  • BCA - 2018.1615
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  • 1914-1918 war

Freda Bradley's uncle Jack's memorial plaque. Jack was born circa 1896 and is shown as 15 years old on the 1911 census, where it says he was a mason's labourer and living in Lavender Square.The World War One Memorial Plaque was mad...

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Prize Winning Poems from West Ox Arts

  • BCA - 2018.1613
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  • early 1970s

Sadly there is no date in this little booklet anywhere, but as the telephone number for the printer has just 3 numbers it must have been early 1970s.There are poems byCatherine Hooper which was awarded 1st prizeLiz Mathews, 2nd prizeHelen Oliver, ...

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1950s ATC

  • BCA - 2018.1612
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  • c1952

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

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Battle of The Bampton Amazons

  • BCA - 2018.1611
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  • March 21st 1958

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

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The death of Brian Shurey September 21st 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1414
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  • December 27th 1944 - September 21st 2017

Brian was a much loved man who took a very active part in many aspects of life in Bampton. One of his brothers, Henry Barber gave this eulogy at Brian's funeral service."My memories of big brother Brian were that he was an independent i...

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Letters to Rose Sollis from Arthur Gerring who was in India

  • BCA - 2018.1604
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  • 1943 1944

These two letters were written to Rose Sollis by Arthur Gerring who was in the army in India during WWII. They married when Arthur came home after demob.The writing is beautiful, both content and visually.

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Lloyd Hughes Owens' account of schools in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.717
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  • mostly first 60 years of C20th

When Lloyd Hughes Owens retired in the 1960s he put the finishing touches to his album all about schools in Bampton. There is mention of the Old Grammar School, now our library and the exhibition room used by West Ox Arts and the Archive called t...

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Lawerence Adams' morris side 2007

  • BCA - 2018.1599
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  • 2007

2007 the melodeon player is Steve Coad, and the accordion player Paul Smith. Behind Barry Care, Bampton Fool, the hidden musician is Tom Bower.Dancing in the set: Barry Care, Andrew Care, Robert Care, Jonathan Coad, Paul Fowler, Lawrence Adams, N...

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Frank Hudson & his father Bill and Castle View Farm.

  • BCA - 2018.1536
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  • c1944 2013

Frank Hudson was brought up by his grand parents Albert and Elizabeth Mary Townsend at Castle View Farm in Bridge street after his mother died when Frank was only 7 weeks old. Frank says he had a very happy childhood surrounded by a loving family...

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Brownies, about 1950

  • BCA - 2018.1596
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  • c1950

Back row L-R Geraldine Graves, Ann Robey, Ann Bullen, Ann Wheeler.MIddle row Shirley Daniels, Valerie Rouse, Betty Court, Ruth Harrison.Gay Ledger, Jean Elward,C1950

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Baptist Sunday School Christmas Party January 1964

  • BCA - 2018.1595
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  • 1964

Lyn Dunsby told us it was the"Baptist Sunday school Christmas party.Front row - Andrew Morton, Anne Morton, Susan Taylor, Gary Gerhard, Cathy Hicks, Lyn Wheeler, Michael Wheeler, Jimmy Wheeler, Doreen Gerring, Maurice Hicks.Second row Gwyneth...

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Alf Smith and his sister Peggy James

  • BCA - 2018.1594
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  • c2000

Alf Smith and his sister Peggy James. Peggy enjoyed playing darts. Peggy's parent were Annie and George Smith. ]"This picture was taken watching me on a sports day, I am guessing 1959/1960. George and Annie Smith were Mum's pare...

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Cigarette lighter of USAF 5th Air Force

  • BCA - 2018.1589
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  • WWII

'Dug up in Bampton' was an exhibition in the Vesey room.It may be of interest to know a little about the cigarette lighter with a military crest on it.The crest is actually that of the USAF 5th Air Force that has been based in the Pacifi...

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Floods through the years in Bampton 1932 to 2010

  • BCA - 2018.1586
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  • 1932 2010

These pictures show flooding in Bampton and Weald from 1932 to 2010. Weald Street, Cheyne Lane, Bridge Street, Buckland Road, Aston Road, the site now Cala Homes! and more.The rain and floods of Whitsun 1932 did not stop the Morris men from danci...

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Obituary - Francis George Shergold

  • BCA - 2018.1583
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  • Jan 31st 1919 to Nov 27th 2009

This obituary was in The Guardian newspaper January 13th 2009. Francis was born on January 31st 1919 and died on November 27th 2009. The article was written by Derek Schofield.

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Memories of war time Bampton from Nicola Wolcott nee Hampton

  • BCA - 2018.1581
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  • 1943

Nicola Wolcott, nee Hampton, came to Bampton in 1943 aged 12. Her family came to get away from the bombing. This is her recollections of living in Bampton at that time and is a wonderful piece of social history.

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John Clarke born 1937

  • BCA - 2018.1580
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  • 1937 to 1957

John Clarke was born in 1937. There are pictures of him here which are frames taken out of a film and he's the young boy with a mop of lovely curly hair. He can be seen in a special outfit for the carnival in 1947 when he was 10. Then on M...

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Bampton's cricket club through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1404
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  • C20th

Cricket team all named - Bampton Cricket team, date not known but probably between the two world wars. All the players are named on the photograph.A967. Bampton Cricket Club 1881 includes J. Baker, G. Smith, F.W. Taunt, Rev. J.W.B. Bell, G. Taylor...

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Jubilee Inn darts team, early 1950s

  • BCA - 2018.1579
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  • early 1950s

These men were in the Jubilee Inn darts team in the early 1950s.Sandy DixonBilly MatthewsHarry HamptonTed LayDavid ElwardMr Sheppard (Buckland Road0Chris TimmsVick HarrisonDick Hunt (Broad St)Bill LockPercy SheppardPussy Dafter

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A selection of spring gardens around Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1576
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  • spring 2004

In the spring of 2004, Jo Lewington went around Bampton recording these lovely gardens.a534 St Mary’s Trailer Courta536 Brook Cottagea545 Brook Cottage, Brian Kew’s gardena549 Church Greena550 Egret seen on Mill Greena572 Sandford Cottagea574 Weal...

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Deaths of several Bampton people

  • BCA - 2018.1574
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  • 1958 2012

These are all newspaper cuttings of obituaries kept by Mrs Rose Gerring.img219 - Newspaper cutting August 23rd 1982 re the death of May Dunlop Morton who lived at The Deanery with friend Marjorie Pollard. She left £348,963 with £500 each to NSPCC...

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Mr & Mrs Horace Morse, daughter Kit and Kit's husband Bill

  • BCA - 2018.1572
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  • 1915 1945

Horace Henry Morse was born about 1890 and married Kate Fox in 1915. His father was John Morse, Kate's father was Timothy Fox. In WWI Horace was in the 3rd battalion Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. In later life, he collected the buckets of...

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Shirt Races from about 1960

  • BCA - 2018.1571
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  • 1960 2016

These pictures go from about 1960 to 2016.

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Shirt Races through the years

  • BCA - 2018.1570
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  • mid C20th

Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated; Witney Gazette article by police By Tom Jennings. A HISTORIC race in Bampton will go off with less of a bang this year after police confiscated the starting pistol. The Original Great Shirt Race is run betw...

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