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Town Hall, the Drapers shop & The Talbot seen from Cheapside

  • BCA - 2017.1190
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  • early C20th

This picture was taken from the middle of the road in Cheapside. On the left is the Town Hall with nearly all the archways filled in; the two on the right in the sunshine were unblocked so the space inside could be used as a bus stop shelter a li...

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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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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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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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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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Fiddles & Feet in the Market Square June 2nd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.972
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  • June 2nd 2012

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

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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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The Poachers Rest in June 1980

  • BCA - 2017.850
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  • June 1980

The Poachers rest was a cafe first and then it became a restaurant. Like many shops and businesses on the main roads through Bampton and in the Market Square, it has become a private dwelling. Long before it was a cafe, it was Barclays Bank.

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A Shirt Race in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.714
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  • 1970s

This picture is taken in Market Square to show the Shirt Race. However, at this time there was no porch built on to the WI Hall (now the Village Hall), No4 Town House is still a shop and the arch nearest downstairs of the Town Hall is open. The ...

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Proposed well in the Market Square 1902

  • BCA - 2017.683
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  • 1902

This is a fascinating read about the proposal for a well to be created in the Market Square - letters between the Squire Philip Southby of Bampton House, representing the wishes and comments of many of the local ratepayers who were against it. Y...

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Daniel Gibbard, blacksmith

  • BCA - 2017.646
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  • 1904

Daniel Gibbard was one of Bampton's blacksmiths and this photograph was taken in 1904. The church parish almanac for 1904 can be seen very clearly on the wall behind him. The items on the mantle shelf, on his table and his long stemmed pipe...

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The War Memorial in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.582
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  • 1914 - 2009

The War Memorial has names on from the WWI, WWII and Afghanistan. These photographs take you around the memorial so that you can see every name on it. It also shows the newly added name in 2009 of Jason Mackie (Afghanistan) and all the lettering...

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Winners of the Flower Garland

  • BCA - 2017.559
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  • 1990s

Winners of the Flower Garland -year and names not known but the Archive would be pleased to know these details. Do tell us quoting entry number 2017.559

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Bampton's Home Guard & letter from Trish Cassidy nee Hiron January 2013

  • BCA - 2017.521
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  • 1939-1945

In January 2013 Trish Cassidy wrote to Janet Rouse enclosing this scanned copy of a photograph of Bampton's Home Guard marching past The Talbot sometime during WWII and one of Rose Radband dressed as Britannia for a play. Her letter gives mo...

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Morris dancing outside The Lamb in the Market Square Whitsun 1939

  • BCA - 2017.519
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  • 1939

This photograph was taken at Whitsun 1939 and shows the Morris dancers dancing outside The Lamb Inn in the Market Square. The inn was finally completely demolished in 1960 to make way for a garage showroom for Market Square Garage, which itself w...

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Building Bampton Fair in the Market Square 1965

  • BCA - 2017.466
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  • August 1965

Starting to construct one of the rides at Bampton Fair held in the Market Square in August 1965. On these same days there used to be a very big horse fair and the fair was much larger spilling over going down the High Street to the turn into Bush...

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Old newspaper pictures of The Talbot and The Elephant & Castle

  • BCA - 2017.419
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  • unknown

This newspaper cutting was found in a book in a second hand book shop. There is nothing to suggest the date but a fire destroyed the thatch on the Elephant & Castle about 1956 so it is earlier than that. It was given a slate roof when it was...

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