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Phil Addison and Terry Rouse and a choir boys' outing to Southsea 1947

  • BCA - 2017.904
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  • 1947 and 2015

Phil Addison and his family came to live in Bampton in 1940 to escape the bombing on the south coast. Phil was aged 7 and he stayed in Bampton until 1950 aged 17. He was in the choir of St Mary's and the photograph shows the boys L-R back r...

Bampton Community Archive

The Shirt race in the early days

  • BCA - 2017.847
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  • 1955-1989

Three photographs of the Shirt Race starting with one taken in 1955 and ending with one of Rocky in 1989.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton C of E School built its own pool in 1970

  • BCA - 2017.577
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  • Whitsun 1970

At Whitsun 1970 the school in Bampton opened its own swimming pool after much fund raising and a lot of hard work by many local people. In the column in the Witney Gazette which recalls events in times past, in March 2016 it reprinted a piece fro...

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The Eeles family, their shop and family tree

  • BCA - 2017.787
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  • various

These are photographs and documents and family trees all to do with the Eeles family.EDWARD ~2 - Edward Rolls in his cousin's (the Hon Charles Rolls) model plane. Edward Rolls was related to Grace Eeles of Eeles grocery store (now Budgens 20...

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The Eeles family, here and in Canada and some family trees

  • BCA - 2017.525
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  • various from late C19th

This photograph is of the Eeles family. There are pages about the branch of the family that emigrated to Canada, pension awarded to Ebenezer Eeles and his discharge certificate and pension notification and a form from the dispersal hospital centr...

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Tony Allam baking the last batches of bread before Constables closed c1981

  • BCA - 2017.538
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  • c1981

Tony Allam was the baker for Mrs Constable for many years. The shop was by the roundabout opposite The Talbot and is now the Chinese takeaway called Mark's Kitchen. These photographs show the beautiful ovens and all the surrounding area.BA8...

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Flowers outside Adrian Simmonds' 24.7.13 west side Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.988
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  • July 24th 2013

Adrian Simmonds ran a shop on the west side of the Market Square selling pet food, a vast range of household items, cigarettes and snuff and sweets. Outside, his window boxes and general floral display made the whole area a joy to behold througho...

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Frank Hudson's family photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1193
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  • C20th

Frank Hudson was raised by his grandparents, Albert and Mary Elizabeth Townsend who lived at Castle View Farm opposite the Elephant and Castle in Bridge Street. Frank's mother died when he was just 7 weeks old. The pictures show his grandpa...

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Wood Green school bus crashes; 3 die and 16 hurt February 3rd 1972

  • BCA - 2017.723
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  • February 3rd 1972

In icy and snowy conditions the bus bringing children from Wood Green School to Bampton crashed at Hoppy's Corner killing two boys, Gary Gerhardt from Bampton and Gary John Hawkins from Clanfield. At least 14 of the 46 pupils on the coach we...

Bampton Community Archive

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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Cycle ride to raise the need for a cycle pathway Bampton-Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2017.245
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  • 1999

In 1999 there was a mass cycle ride organised to highlight the need for a cycle pathway from Bampton to The Trout Inn at Tadpole bridge on the Buckland Road. The bridge crosses the River Thames. Young and old took part but sadly, it did not lead...

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St Mary's choir boys on an outing to Southsea in 1947

  • BCA - 2017.1100
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  • 1947

In 1947 no girls were allowed in the choir at St Mary's which was quite normal in most churches at that time. In the summer of 1947 these 9 choirboys were taken on an outing to Southsea as a treat. Back row L-R Bill Daniels, Philip Addison,...

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Terry, Janet, Keith and Brian Rouse May 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1061
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  • May 29th 2013

Terry Rouse came to live in Bampton in 1943 aged 9. His father Reg Rouse had been farming in Somerset at Upper Langford and George Collins had a field next to the farm where Reg was working. George bought Weald farm and advertised for a farm man...

Bampton Community Archive

Rose Gerring, born December 12th 1923, died September 2013

  • BCA - 2017.448
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  • Dec 12th 1923 to July 16th 2013

Bampton was very much enriched by the life of Rose Gerring because she took such an active part in so many areas and you can read about them in the eulogy. The two photographs - one was taken just post WWII at her home Sandford House and the othe...

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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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WI Drama Group perform Aladdin. March 7th 1975

  • BCA - 2017.751
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  • 1975

The Women's Institute chose Aladdin for their annual pantomime in 1975. Carol Court played Aladdin; the princess by Sally Verdon, Sylvia Barney played Widow Twanky, Edna Amos was the Wicked Uncle, Ann Irvin was Sing-Sing and Audrey Court was...

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Alan Clarke, landlord of The Horse Shoe dies September 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.820
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  • June 17th 1953 to September 29th 2013

Alan Clarke died suddenly on Monday September 29th 2013. He was landlord of the Horse Shoe in Bampton. The article gives far more information about Alan's working life

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Bampton Church Bellringers' savings book 1959-1972

  • BCA - 2017.275
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  • Feb 2nd 1959 - Aug 24th 1972

This savings account with the Midland Bank was used to earn interest on monies received by the bellringers, for ringing for weddings, who during the period of this savings account used the money to buy new ropes when needed and grease to lubricate...

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Hunt meet at Weald Manor 2003 and January 5th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.612
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  • January 5th 2004

On January 5th 2004 the hunt met at Weald Manor. They usually meet the Monday before Christmas but the weather meant that meet had to be cancelled and rescheduled. They met in 2003 in the new year too.In the photos taken early C20th Martins the ...

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Donkey Derby, August 27th Bank Holiday Monday 2012

  • BCA - 2017.969
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  • August 27th 2012

The SPAJERS - Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - organise a Donkey Derby on August Bank Holiday Monday to give the Bampton folk fun while raising funds to make life better for the senior citizens of Bampton and Lew. The Wednesday...

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Oliver Onesipherous Collett, jeweller, garage mechanic, car builder

  • BCA - 2017.1293
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  • early C20th

Oliver Onesipherous Collett opened a shop in Cheapside in 1888 where he sold jewellery and repaired watches. His excitement was really in motorised transport and a little before 1900 he built a motorcycle and not long after he built the first sid...

Bampton Community Archive

Dutch Marching band 2008

  • BCA - 2017.689
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  • 2008

This Dutch marching band performed in Bampton for us in 2008.

Bampton Community Archive

Funeral of Ray Evans May 16th 1927 to Sept 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1217
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  • 1927-2017

https://youtu.be/nqnMaTmrykMhttps://youtu.be/iHEL-7BZEBcThe first one of these two YouTube films is of Ray talking about his training in Catterick and subsequent life working in the Royal Corps of Signals. When not working abroad, Ray was posted ...

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Death of Brenda Sapsford May 24th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1197
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  • May 24th 2017

Brenda Sapsford came to live in Bampton when she retired from being secretary to David Johnson, the NFU secretary in Witney. She was an active member of the WI in Bampton until its sad demise and she was also a very efficient Parish Clerk in Bamp...

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Sub officer Arthur Beckley receives BEM at the County Fire HQ in Kidlington

  • BCA - 2017.749
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  • c1973

Sub Officer Arthur H Beckley joined the NFS as a fireman at Bampton in 1946 and was officer in charge from 1960. I think this cutting is from a local paper approximately 1973. Arthur was awarded the BEM for his outstanding service. Arthur was b...

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Plantation Cottages on the western edge of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1252
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  • 1965

Plantation Cottages were two semi-detached dwellings. If you go from the middle of Bampton towards Clanfield, there is a public footpath just after the last buildings on the right by the 30mph sign. Following that footpath takes you along the si...

Bampton Community Archive

Two aerial photographs of Bampton c1998

  • BCA - 2017.759
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  • 1993/4

These are two aerial photographs of Bampton probably taken in 1993 but could be 1994.. The Lanes have been built so it must be on or after 1985 but Pembroke Place, next to the Fire Station in Manor View (leading into New Road) is in the very earl...

Bampton Community Archive

Tree planting on March 24th 1973 to mark Tree Planting Year

  • BCA - 2017.754
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  • March 24th 1973

Volunteers planted 80 trees allocated to Bampton through the County Council for “Tree Planting year” in the grass by the layby near Cowleaze Corner. The grassy area had been created when the steep bend in the road was removed c1971. Mr Doug Read...

Bampton Community Archive

Account of the 1975 Shirt Race

  • BCA - 2017.1094
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  • 1975

The first Shirt Race in Bampton was run to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and it's been run every year on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend ever since. In 2016 the Witney Gazette ran one of their articles on events...

Bampton Community Archive

Extracts copied from the ledger of builder John H. Joyce, 1907-1910

  • BCA - 2017.405
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The very large ledge book belonging to builder J H Joyce records his clients' names, addresses and where they lived and Miriam James has copied some out for ease of reading. Although Mr Joyce lived in Bampton it can be seen that he occasion...

Bampton Community Archive

Francis Shergold talks about playing with Jingy Wells, 1987

  • BCA - 2017.1308
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  • 1987

In this sound recording Francis Shergold talks about going round to Jingy Wells' house and playing melodian with him. 'Coming Thru' The Rye' is played at the end. Total length 1 min 30 secs.

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men dance Maid of The Mill, 1987

  • BCA - 2017.1307
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  • 1987

This recording of Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing Maid of The Mill was made in 1987. It is preceded by Francis Shergold explaining that in his early days of dancing with Jingy Wells and the team, there was no pre-arranged rota for visitin...

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Francis Shergold tells whose dancing style he copied

  • BCA - 2017.1305
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  • 1987

Francis Shergold tells whose dancing style he liked very much and copied when he was learning to dance. Then we hear the Bampton Traditional Morris men dancing to Foggy Dew, one day in 1987. The recording lasts 3 mins.

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Sound file of Constant Billy being played in 1987

  • BCA - 2017.1304
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  • 1987

This is a sound file of Constant Billy being played on the melodeon in 1987 for the Bampton Traditional Morris Men, early on Bank Holiday Monday while the dancers were in New Road.

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Photographs of William Nathan "Jingy" Wells

  • BCA - 2017.1303
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  • 1950-2014

Four of these five photo show William Nathan "Jingy" Wells and the clothing he wore when playing and dancing. There's a picture of him sitting next to William Kimber and one of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing Greeny Up a...

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Evacuee children in Bampton enjoying games at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2017.1298
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  • C1940

These children are all evacuees from Bow in London. Here, they are being given the fun of some games at Weald Manor. The young girl at the front on the right is now Mrs Joyce Cotter, neé Chambers and the girl on the right of the middle row in th...

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'A Little History of The World' by 3 members of the Watermill Theatre

  • BCA - 2017.1297
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  • July 3rd 2015

'A Little History of The World.' A very funny play performed in the Village Hall on Friday July 3rd 2015 by three members of Watermill, the West Berkshire Playhouse on tour. A copy of the ticket to go and see the play is can be seen. ...

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"Rocky" to his friends, "Dicky" to his family - Ernest Bishop

  • BCA - 2017.1296
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  • c1985

'Rocky' Ernie Hunt, seen here in a pub in Bampton, was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest Bishop. He worked at the Royal Corps of Signals camp in Weald and continued wor...

Bampton Community Archive

Articles written about Downton Abbey being filmed in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1295
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  • 2013-2015

The majority of the outside scenes filmed for Downton Abbey have been done in Bampton, using St Mary The Virgin Church, the house next door called Church Gate House the home of the fictional Mrs Crawley, the Old Grammar School with its entrance be...

Bampton Community Archive

Ledger of Mr John Alfred Russell Joyce beginning July 16th 1907

  • BCA - 2017.1282
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  • July 16th 1907

This is the Ledger kept by Mr J A Joyce and the earliest entry is for July 16th 1907. He meticulously heads each page with the name of the person for whom he did work, the date and all the work done. It is a wonderful description of the work don...

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Torrential rains spoil August Bank Holiday Monday 1986

  • BCA - 2017.1291
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  • August 1986

Really heavy and persistent rains, the tail end of hurricane Charlie, caused the Donkey Derby on August Bank Holiday Monday 1986 to be postponed. However, the stall holders squeezed into the marquee determined not to let the weather make everythi...

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Francis Shergold, gardener at Weald Manor retires after 50 years

  • BCA - 2017.1290
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  • February 1984

Francis Shergold worked for the Colvile family nearly all his working life, and certainly for the last 50 years leading up to his retirement in February 1984. This newspaper cutting is from the Witney Gazette February 23rd 1984.

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Elections at the start of the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2017.1289
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  • 1906

The first photograph is taken outside the Talbot in the Market Square and the name W Norman can be seen on the Talbot sign as the Licencee and Norman is standing by the stack of the steam engine with his hands in his pockets. Tory supporters hire...

Bampton Community Archive

Filmed interviews with Bampton people by Bampton Community Archive

  • BCA - 2017.1288
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  • 2006-2015

These 4 pages list the YouTube web address of the filmed interviews done by the Bampton Community Archive. They are with Dave Rose with Terry Rouse bellringing; Vera Elward talking about Busby's department store; A History of St Mary's ...

Bampton Community Archive

Funeral program for Molly Daphne Rose Nov. 26th 1920 to October 16th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1286
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  • 1920 - 2016

This is the funeral program from the service in St Mary The Virgin church, Bampton for Molly Daphne Rose, November 26th 1920 to October 16th 2016. See entry 2017.1285 for information about Molly's war work in the ATA. See https://youtu.be/F...

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The life and WWII work of Molly Rose OBE

  • BCA - 2017.1285
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  • 1920-2016

Molly Rose was a remarkable lady who was born in 1920, one of 6 sisters and a brother. Molly talked to Bampton Community Archive about her war work in the ATA and that film is on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7n2Np5Fkng&t=16sMolly ...

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Making mosaic tiles at Bush Club c1995

  • BCA - 2017.1284
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  • C1995

The Bush Club is now (2017) for anyone who wants to become a member but was originally set up for the retired people of Bampton, maximum of 40 with spare places offered to people of neighbouring villages. Activities have always been organised for...

Bampton Community Archive

Coffin Plate owned by Ted Dixey of Fisher's Bridge, Buckland Road

  • BCA - 2017.1283
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  • 2015

This coffin plate was found in the garage of Ted Dixey who lived at Fisher's Bridge in Buckland Road. Ted's close friend Jack Joyce was the local coffin maker and he may have given this to Ted, or Ted may have been given it as a memento...

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Bampton Parish Church News 1903 and Aston plus adverts

  • BCA - 2017.1280
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  • 1903

Each month, St Mary The Virgin church produced a parish news sheet. The first page is January 2003 gives a round-up of news for 1902. It notes that the war in South Africa is now ended, King Edward VII was crowned on August 9th. Bampton suffered...

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Dor Thomson's scrapbook from 1938 to 1946

  • BCA - 2017.1275
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  • 1938-1946

This is a wonderful collection of memorabilia that was kept by Dor Thomson and covers the period just before WWII broke out, through the war and a short period after it. It gives a truly fascinating idea of what it was like to be a woman during W...

Bampton Community Archive

Deaths of Evalyn Lottie Rose Hornsby & Frederick Charles Hornsby 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1279
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  • May & August 2015

Evalyn Lottie Rose Hornsby, November 17th 1936 - May 30th 2015. Evalyn attended the National School in Church View and she lived and worked in Bampton and Lew all her life. Her husband worked for John Henly on Deanery Farm and later for his son R...

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Brochure by Oxfordshire Fire Service for Fire Safety Week Oct 22-27 1984

  • BCA - 2017.1278
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  • October 1984

This little booklet was produced by the Oxfordshire Fire Service to go along with Fire Safety Week October 22nd to 27th 1984. Since then the name has change to Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue and the service provided is much broader. Attending actua...

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The War Memorial in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.582
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  • 1914 - 2009

The War Memorial in the Market Square 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) ...

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Removal of the last 2 masts at what was RAF Bampton Castle 2015

  • BCA - 2017.906
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  • 2003-2015

In December 2003 approximately 72 tall masts were taken down at RAF Bampton Castle in Weald when the station was closed down. Two small masts remained until October 5th and 6th 2015 when they too were removed and these 11 photographs document the...

Bampton Community Archive

Vulcan bomber flew over Bampton June 13th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.930
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  • June 13th 2009

This Vulcan bomber has been lovingly restored by enthusiasts but it's doubtful it will fly again, it's just too costly so we were lucky to see it.

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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 produce by the Bampton Horticultural Society for their Flower 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 which local bus...

Bampton Community Archive

June & Graham Taylor's scrapbook

  • BCA - 2017.1274
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  • 1951-1957

June and Graham have kept a scrapbook of various events in their life and these pages offer a few of them. It begins with their Golden Wedding Anniversary card of September 4th 2004 which was a lovely event celebrated with their family and friend...

Bampton Community Archive

Downton Abbey leaving party in Sandford Field July 22nd 2015

  • BCA - 2017.583
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  • July 22nd 2015

Carnival Films came to Bampton at least twice a year from 2010 to 2015 inclusive to film parts of Downton Abbey. After six years of Bampton being host to the filming of many of the outside scenes the production company hosted a farewell party for...

Bampton Community Archive

Should campanology (bellringing) be reclassified as a sport?

  • BCA - 2017.1272
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  • February 2016

“In February 2016 the hot controversy raging in the pages of The Ringing World is whether bellringing should be classified as a sport. If physical activity is the criterion there’s no doubt. Was it not proved on Monday April 27th 1868, when the ...

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The facts you need to know about Europe and the EU referendum

  • BCA - 2017.1271
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  • spring 2016

Leading up to the in-out vote on June 23rd 2016 to remain or exit the EU, many leaflets, flyers and even a government booklet were delivered to every household. This flyer has comments from Mark Carney the governor of the Bank of England, Sir Ric...

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Booklet produced by the Conservatives to persuade people to vote Remain

  • BCA - 2017.1270
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  • spring 2016

In the spring of 2016 the Conservative government spent £9,000,000 printing and posting this brochure to every household. In it, they did their best to persuade people that it would be best to remain within the UK. The vote took place on June 23...

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Bus Shelter gift from the Royal Corps of Signals. Sept 12th 1969

  • BCA - 2017.744
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  • September 12th 1969

The Royal Corps of Signals were at their base in Weald from 1943 until September 1969 after which it was RAF Bampton Castle. Before the Weald station was ready to receive them, they were based in a house in Fox Close off New Road in Bampton. Whe...

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Ros Altmann talks about possible effects if we vote for Brexit

  • BCA - 2017.1269
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  • spring 2016

Several people and organisations posted their thoughts about the possible effects of voting for and against Brexit in June 2016. The flyer came from Ros Altmann who according to her leaflet thought voting to leave the EU would be very bad for all.

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Bampton C of E Primary School and Nursery - flyer

  • BCA - 2017.1266
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  • 2017

Bampton's C of E Primary School and Nursery produced this delightful leaflet to explain what the school's aims are and how they achieve them. It talks of learning together with Respect, Friendship and Perseverance. The school is an Aca...

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Re-tiling of Cotsfield, west end of Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.1264
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  • Autumn 2017

The tiles were removed and the roof made good to Cotsfield, a house at the west end of Market Square in autumn 2017. To the left, next door but one, the roof was re-tiled on The Poachers in 2016.

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Bampton Classical Opera at The Deanery 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1201
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  • 2017

Each year, Bampton Classical Opera offers a real treat for people to enjoy opera in the grounds of The Deanery. People take chairs, a picnic and a blanket, sit at tables and quite simply have a treat at a fraction of the price you'd have to ...

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Restoration work on the Town Hall autumn 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1262
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  • autumn 2017

The wooden window frames of the Town Hall were in need of repair by 2017. Scaffolding totally surrounded the building for this work October 2017 as can be seen in these 4 photographs. They also show a poster advertising the Mid Season Sale at th...

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Hidden Gardens of Bampton, June 25th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1260
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  • June 25th 2017

The Bampton Community Archive organises the Hidden Gardens of Bampton on alternate years; it was held on June 25th 2017. These photographs are the second set and you can see the other half in entry 2017.1259

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Hidden Gardens of Bampton June 25th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1259
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  • June 25th 2017

The Bampton Community Archive organises a Hidden Garden of Bampton alternate years; it was held June 25th 2017 and this entry has about half the photos taken in the gardens. See entry 2017.1260 for the second set of pictures. Some of the gardens...

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Theft of lead, twice, from St Mary The Virgin Church, September 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1174
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  • September 2016

This article comes from The Beam March 2017 issue and documents the theft of lead, twice, from the north aisle of St Mary The Virgin Church. It also give details about the choir, Coffee & Co which began as a way of people forced out of their ...

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Sale of bric-a-brac outside Wychwoods in Church View. May 29th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1258
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  • May 29th 2017

There are little sales of all sorts around Bampton on the late May Bank Holiday. Hundreds of people come into Bampton for the Morris Dancing and music so it's a good time to have such stalls. Martin is selling items outside his home on the ...

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Traditional Bampton Morris Men, May 29th 2017 squire Lawrence Adams

  • BCA - 2017.1255
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  • May 29th 2017

The Traditional Bampton Morris Men squire Lawrence Adams, dance in Bampton on Whit Monday. The tradition had always been that men and boys dancing must have been born in Bampton or live in Bampton - few of these dancers fall into either category ...

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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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Arnold Woodley's men left his Morris team in 1974

  • BCA - 2017.1253
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  • 1974

Arnold Woodley dance Morris in Bampton all his life. He also played the fiddle and taught many people to dance. It was a sad day when Arnold and his men fell out when they went to London and danced at Cecil Sharp House. This is an account of th...

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Ham Court farmhouse, outside, Michael Barlow Vaughan with sister Susan

  • BCA - 2017.1251
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  • September 2010

These pictures are nearly all of the outside of the farmhouse. You can see quite clearly where the once open carriage entrance has been filled in and the kitchen, dining room, sitting room and hallway have been created. There is a clear slot tha...

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Ham Court farm buildings not connected to the big barn

  • 2017.1246
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  • September 2010

These farm buildings are not immediately adjacent to the big barn. Items are seen set out ready for auction in 5 days' time inside the big barn. A view of the big barn seen from part way up the drive from the road.

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Ham Court farm: behind the big barn and associated buildings

  • BCA - 2017.1249
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  • September 2010

These pictures are taken behind the big barn, inside and outside all the farm buildings close to it. Read the caption with each picture to get more information. Everything was being set up for a sale of Ham Court with all but 22 acres in 5 days&...

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Ham Court farm; part of East aspect, old bake house and neighbouring stable

  • BCA - 2017.1247
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  • September 2010

These photographs start by looking at the area on the east side where the Victorian addition on the left joins the original building. There are pictures taken inside what used to be the bake house which was at the end of the long barn next to the...

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Ham Court farmhouse, hall and office

  • BCA - 2017.1244
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  • September 2010

This series of pictures taken inside Ham Court farmhouse are of the hall and the office which is to the north off the hallway up about 3 steps. There is also one more picture taken in the dining room.

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