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Phil Addison and Terry Rouse

  • BCA - 2018.1593
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  • 1934-2018

A couple of very dear old rogues - but then I'm biased. Phil Addison on the left, born 1934 and Terry Rouse also born in 1934. If you haven't read Phil's book about his 10 years in Bampton from 1940 to 1950 when aged 7 to 17, you&...

Bampton Community Archive

Life & Times of The Tuckers at Witney Blankets

  • BCA - 2018.1549
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  • 2017

Although not a Bampton firm, Witney Blankets employed many people who lived in Bampton. This article is particularly about the 'tuckers' who were also known as 'fullers' or 'walkers' and their task was to remove the ...

Bampton Community Archive

Ledger of a Bampton Tradesman 1952 into 1953

  • BCA - 2018.1546
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  • 1952 1953

These pages are a few taken from the ledger of a Bampton tradesman in 1952 - 1953. Clearly written by two people, the writing is beautiful and so easy to read (where it was scanned properly!). He did work not only in Bampton but also in Witney, ...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Fire Brigade, second half of C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1477
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  • twentieth century

These pictures record various events other than fires the Fire Brigade attended. There are publications for the public and other individual items. If you download the pdf you'll find a caption with each entry telling you what it is and where.

Bampton Community Archive

Local elections May 6th 2010

  • BCA - 2018.1438
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  • May 6th 2010

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

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

  • BCA - 2018.1436
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  • May 7th 2015

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

Bampton Community Archive

Witney. Maps 1948 and 1967

  • BCA - 2018.1366
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  • 1948 1967

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

Bampton Community Archive

Death announced of Nancy Irene Busby. October 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1357
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  • 2017

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

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Women's Land Army teaching ladies how to milk in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1234
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  • 1939-1945

Hilda Kent joined the Women's Land Army in Witney. After she retired she used to make a display in the foyer of the Bush Club every Wednesday and it was something everyone looked forward to seeing. One week she did one about her Land Army w...

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Witney and surrounding village prepare against bombing in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1202
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  • June 7th 2017

Each week in the Witney Gazette Derek West writes an interesting article usually about somewhere or some one person associated with Witney. In this article he talks about the bombs that dropped in Witney and surrounding villages. While he does n...

Bampton Community Archive

Pages from the ledger of a builder from Bampton 1952

  • BCA - 2017.844
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  • 1952

These are five double pages of entries in 1952 from the ledger of a builder in Bampton. They give a wonderful idea of costs at the time, the type of work requested and the range of work done. There are two distinct sets of hand writing but both ...

Bampton Community Archive

History of Witney Point Blankets

  • BCA - 2017.832
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  • September 2016

Derek West of the Witney Gazette has an article most weeks where he looks back at people, places and events. Witney Blankets are famous across in Canada as well as in the home country. Witney point blankets have a fascinating history and I saw s...

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