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"The Dancing English." booklet produced by the EFDSS probably in the 1960s

  • BCA - 2017.299
  • Item
  • c1960s

This booklet was produced by the EFDSS, probably in the 1960s but could be earlier. Adverts in the booklet are priced in pre-decimal currency. The forward reads: - "In the17th century we were known as The Dancing English and we still have i...

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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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1 "The Farming Year 1965" by Frances Henly

  • BCA - 2017.443
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  • 1965

1st of 9 website entries from the WI album called "Bampton Today 1965". This is the first selection of pages from it. They are an account by Frances Henly (wife of John, the farmer of Deanery farm in Broad Street,) of the farming year...

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1904 winning Fire Brigade team from Bampton at Crystal Palace

  • BCA - 2017.1186
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  • 1904

In 1904 Bampton's Fire Brigade won the regional finals and so went to Crystal Palace to take part in the National Competition, which they won. The photograph shows the men who went to Crystal Palace

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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...

Bampton Community Archive

23rd International Folklore Festival, Sidmouth July 29th-Aug 5th 1977

  • BCA - 2017.248
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  • 1977

These pages give detailed information about the Festival for anyone attending plus the program of workshops and forthcoming trips. While Bampton Morris was not one of the sides attending in 1977 Francis Shergold did go privately.

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3 soldiers billeted at Home Farm WWII

  • BCA - 2017.413
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  • world war two

These three soldiers were billeted at Home Farm in Bampton during World War Two. Home farm is in the HIgh Street in Bampton. Sadly nobody knows their names

Bampton Community Archive

5 Bampton war grave

  • BCA - 2017.881
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  • n/a

These are photographs of the war graves of 5 Bampton Men. Harold Edward Busby, pilot officer. A G Martin ordinary seaman. S Clark Royal Fusiliers. George Frederick Bayliss Royal Army Service Corps. A Lay gunner Royal Garrison Artillery.

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5th Downs Festival of Traditional Singing, held at Hermitage in 1982

  • BCA - 2017.330
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  • 1982

The leaflet is for the 5th annual Downs Festival of Traditional Singing 1981 held for the first time at Hermitage. Guest were Sylvia and Jim Barnes, May Bootyman, Barry Bridgewater, Bob Cann, Keith Chandler, The Copper Family, Jim Coughlan, Stan ...

Bampton Community Archive

A History of The Bampton Mummers by Don Rouse 2009

  • BCA - 2017.758
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  • 2009

The Mummers' play performed in Bampton is one of only two that are 2-act plays in the UK. Don's account is very thorough and well worth reading. Don joined in 1948 soon after the play was revived after WWII and was in it for many decades.

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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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A brief, illustrated explanation of St Mary The Virgin Church, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.496
  • Item
  • 2016

This publication was created in 2016 with text by Rev. David Lloyd and photographs by Janet Rouse. It gives an idea of what is to be seen inside St Mary's and some outside items. There has been a church on this site for well over a thousand...

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A collection of adverts from the 2007 issue of The Beam

  • BCA - 2017.407
  • Item
  • 2007

These adverts were all to be found in the 2007 issue of The Beam. They include the New Tack Shop selling horse riding equipment in Duttons, Spring Hair and Beauty in the Market Square, Bampton Physiotherapy & Associates in Bushey Row, Neville...

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A letter marking the closure of Emmies, our Papershop

  • BCA - 2017.247
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  • May 26th 2012

In May 2012 our papershop known as Emmies, run by Tom and Silvia Papworth closed for the last time. The letter gives a history of the shop, the people who ran it. It documents not only the passing of the papershop but records the very active par...

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A letter to election candidates October 5th 2016 from Need Not Greed

  • BCA - 2017.516
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  • October 5th 2016

"Need Not Greed Oxfordshire (NNGO) is a coalition of nearly 30 community groups from across Oxfordshire. Groups in the Witney constituency area include Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally (ROAR), Help Preserve Burford Campaign, Society for the Pro...

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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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A sea of crocus in bloom in Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.877
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  • February 24th 2009

Each February, a wonderful sea of Crocuses come into flower in lawns of Bampton Manor and it's an absolute joy to stand at the gate in Broad Street and take in this scene.

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A typical farmyard scene early nineteen hundreds

  • BCA - 2017.712
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  • early twentieth century

This farmyard scene is very typical of the first half of the twentieth century. Using a horse for power and a thatched rick.

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AGGROW. Letter to OCC by chairman John Bowler - 14.3.17

  • BCA - 2017.1127
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  • March 14th 2017

AGGROW ie Anti Gravel Group of Residents in Oxfordshire West. Alvescot, Bampton, Black Bourton, Brize Norton, Broadwell, Carterton, Clanfield, Grafton/Radcot, Kelmscott, Kencot and Langford. Once again attempts are being made (March 2017) to ex...

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Account of a 1975 Shirt Race

  • BCA - 2017.1094
  • Item
  • 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...

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Act of Remembrance Albemarle V1782 August 27th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.884
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  • August 27th 2015

On the road from Bampton to Black Bourton there is a small memorial cairn to the RAF crew of 297 squadron who were killed near the site on August 27th 1944 in their Albemarle V1782. F/S A H Husbridge the pilot, F/S B V Mowan, F/S W F Insley, Sgt ...

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Activities of the Royal British Legion

  • BCA - 2017.490
  • Item

This is a collection of items all to do with the Royal British Legion. They include a photograph of the ladies circa late 1950s, Janette Keyte being crowned Carnival Queen in 1964, Janette again gamely being tipped out of a bed at the carnival, B...

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Ada Tanner, Albert & Florence, around 1915-16

  • BCA - 2017.1204
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  • 1915-1916

This postcard was lent to the Archive by John Broxholme, who is a descendant. John said "As you can see the picture is well worn, but at least it survived as long as it did in France. Remarkably the creases have managed to miss the faces! ...

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Adrian Simmonds in retirement. 2010

  • BCA - 2017.885
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  • 2010

When Adrian Simmonds retired and closed his shop in the Market Square, he adapted the shop to make a workshop where he painstakingly digitised his many photographs and used the shelving to display his collections of many interesting items. https:...

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Advert for Bampton Garden Centre April 6th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1038
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  • April 6th 2016

The Bampton Garden Centre has grown into a really good sized garden centre offering annuals, perennials, fruit trees and others and it has a lovely cafe with locally made produce. It has garden furniture, seeds, pots of all sorts and occasionally ...

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Advert from the magazine "Illustrated" September 15th 1951

  • BCA - 2017.357
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  • September 15th 1951

This is a page out of a magazine called "Illustrated" for September 15th 1951 and was advertising The Standard Vanguard. It shows Bampton Morris Men dancing outside the Elephant and Castle on Bridge Street, Bampton with Jingy Wells on f...

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Adverts in a 2007 issue of The Beam

  • BCA - 2017.494
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  • 2007

These were some of the adverts in a 2007 issue of The Beam. They are for The Tack Shop in Duttons, Spring Hair & Beauty, Bampton Physiotherapy & Associates, N J Woodley building maintenance, The Morris Clown Inn, Wheelgate House B&B, ...

Bampton Community Archive

Alec Wixey with Roy Hewitt

  • BCA - 2017.1140
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  • 1980s

Alec Wixey on the left with Roy Hewitt Morris dancing with Bampton Morris Men

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Altar with Roman Goddess Fortuna found by Gerald Read on Knapps Farm

  • BCA - 2017.767
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  • n/a

The altar is carved from a large block of limestone measuring 96cms in height. In the front of the block is carved a niche which contains a seated figure, shown in relief. The figure is that of the Roman Goddess Fortuna, wearing a long tunic and...

Bampton Community Archive

Amelia Carter Charity

  • BCA - 2017.879
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  • Twentieth Century

These documents are all concerning the Amelia Carter Charity.

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An A4 brochure about the History of The Netherlands printed in 1976

  • BCA - 2017.303
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  • 1976

This is an A4 brochure of 14 pages detailing the history of The Netherlands, saved by Francis Shergold from when the Bampton Traditional Morris men danced at a festival in Leiden in 1980. It makes very interesting reading and has some lovely phot...

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An Address to Parents in 1850 bringing children to school in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.841
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  • 1850

This notice was given to all parents bringing their children to school in 1850. This was the new National School in Church View, where the Youth Club, Boxing Club and Bush Club members now meet. I wonder what parents would say today if given thi...

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An advert for the George & Dragon, c1980

  • BCA - 2017.802
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  • c1980

This advert was from one of the Horticultural Society brochures. Fred and Ileane Hammond ran the pub which was the headquarters for the Bampton Horticultural Society, Bampton and District Numismatic Society, Traditional Bampton Morris and the Bam...

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An aerial view of Ham Court farm before it was sold in 2010

  • BCA - 2017.648
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  • pre 2010

This aerial photograph is of Ham Court before it was sold in 2010. It shows the farm buildings as well as the house. When Google do another aerial shot which shows all the alterations made by Emma Bridgewater since she bought it in 2010 I'l...

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Ancient Order of Foresters entertainment program for Thursday April 13th 1893

  • BCA - 2017.650
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  • 1893

This is a program printed for the Ancient Order of Foresters for the program of entertainment on Thursday April 13th 1893. The printer was Mr Beard whose printing works was in the west side of the Market Square in the dwelling many people think o...

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Announcement of the death of Rose Gerring in the Oxford Mail July 25th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.517
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  • July 25th 2013

Oxford Mail July 25th 2013. Rose Gerring died peacefully on 16th July 2013, aged 89. Loving wife of the late Arthur. Mother of Mary and Fred, Granny to Paul and Sarah. Funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Bampton on Thursday 1st A...

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Annual Parish Meeting open to all in newly restored Town Hall 1973

  • BCA - 2017.748
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  • March 28th 1973

Mr Lloyd Hughes Owens welcomed about 85 people to the Parish Council AGM in the newly restored Town Hall in 1973. There is naturally a long list of items covered and it makes interesting reading 34 years on (2017)

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Appeal for the restoration of the bells of St Mary The Virgin

  • BCA - 2017.1122
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  • 2004

The leaflet was produced to explain what needed to be done with the bells of St Mary's and the costs involved. By 1629 Bampton had a ring of six bells, a very early date for a ring of this number. They were probably all cast, or recast, by N...

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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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Archaeological dig just west of the church 2001

  • BCA - 2017.546
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  • 2001

In 2001 Alan Hardy from the Oxford Archaeological Unit ran a dig in a field just to the west of St Mary's because there were plans to build there. This article from The Beam tells you all about it and the Saxon finds. There is also an artic...

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Arnold Woodley & his musicians 1974 outside the Jubilee

  • BCA - 2017.1145
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  • 1974

Arnold Woodley and his musicians outside the Jubilee Inn in the Market Square in 1973. Frank Purslow on melodeon, Andrew Bathe on fiddle and Arnold on fiddle playing for the Bampton Morris Men

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Articles about Bampton from 1954, 1971 and 1975 and one probably before WWII

  • BCA - 2017.733
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  • 1954-1975

These articles cover the topics of the nightly curfew, no mains drainage, Morris Dancing, the railway station which is two miles away, Count Munster, Air Marshall Sir Roderick Carr, Air Commodore A S Ellerton ADC to the King, Miss Taunt organist f...

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August 24th 2016 Amazing coloured sky and rainbow

  • BCA - 2017.1081
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  • August 24th 2016

Just an amazing coloured sky August 24th 2016 which began with an almost purple sky with a deep rainbow and ended in orange fire

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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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Back of the Elephant & Castle when still a pub

  • BCA - 2017.764
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  • 1990s

One photograph is taken from the top of the car park behind the Elephant & Castle looking down to the road and the other one shows the outbuildings George & Pat Blackwell had converted for B&B when they were landlords at the pub

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Bampton & Clanfield Ringers' tour October 29th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.624
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  • October 29th 2005

The Bampton and Clanfield ringers went on a ringing tour on October 29th 2005. They rang in Marcham, Sunningwell, Cowley, Garsington and Horspath .

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Bampton & Clanfield bellringers' outing April 2nd 2005

  • BCA - 2017.622
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  • April 2nd 2005

On April 2nd 2005 the Bampton and Clanfield bellringers went on a ringing tour to Shipton-under-Wychwood, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Charlbury, Spelsbury, Church Enstone and Chipping Norton.

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Bampton & Clanfield ringers' outing April 17th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.615
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  • April 17th 2004

Bampton & Clanfield ringers' outing April 17th 2004 was a happy day with ringing in West Hanney, Wantage, Chieveley, Hungerford, East Garston and Lambourn.

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Bampton & Clanfield ringing outing October 21st 2006

  • BCA - 2017.634
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  • October 21st 2006

On October 21st 2006 the Bampton and Clanfield bellringers went on a ringing tour visiting Kempsford, Highworth, Purton, Ashton Keynes and South Cerney

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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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Bampton C of E Nativity December 2016 recorded by the Witney Gazette

  • BCA - 2017.1070
  • Item
  • December 2016

Bampton C of E did put on a classical Nativity play in December 2016. Some of the children taking part include Isla Cooley, Seth Hall, Amelia Day, Jack Launder, Sophia Causer, Chloe Ryan, James Bruce, Logan Buckingham, Amelia Foster and Callum Gi...

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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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Bampton C of E School built its own pool in 1970

  • BCA - 2017.577
  • Item
  • 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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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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Bampton Classical Opera at The Deanery 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1201
  • Item
  • 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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Bampton Community Shop re-opens in new premises

  • BCA - 2017.1179
  • Item
  • January 26th 2017

The Community Shop was forced to close down at the end of 2015, but when new premises became available, almost next door to their previous shop, a wonderful group of people set to and got the new shop up and running and opened on January 26th 2017...

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Bampton Community Shop to close 2016

  • BCA - 2017.768
  • Item
  • spring 2016

A MUCH-LOVED shop in Bampton is closing after nearly a decade, following a dispute about storing its stock. Bampton Community Shop has provided the parish with a wide range of bric-and-brac items often donated by members of the public, while also...

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Bampton Cricket Club division 5 winners 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1177
  • Item
  • March 2017

This article comes from the March 2017 issue of The Beam. Bampton-in-The-Bush Cricket Club won division 5 in 2016 securing their fifth promotion in 6 years. The article gives a good account of the club and hopes for the future.

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Bampton Cricket teams over several years

  • BCA - 2017.382
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  • pre WWII to 1990

One or two of these photographs are pre WWII and most can be found individually on this website. There is a Bampton cricket club centenary poster which covers 1890-1990; it list the fixtures for 1990 but has interesting adverts around the edge wh...

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Bampton Fire Brigade at Crystal Palace July 1907

  • BCA - 2017.1130
  • Item
  • July 1907

Bampton Fire Brigade won many tournaments and they did well in July 1907 at Crystal Palace which is where this photograph was taken for a postcard

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Bampton Fire Brigade gets a new pump October 1929

  • BCA - 2017.769
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  • October 1929

This is a very old newspaper cutting from 1929 showing Bampton Fire Brigade's new fire appliance which replaced a 13 year old manual pump.

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Bampton Football Team 1906-07

  • BCA - 2017.1191
  • Item
  • 1906-1907

This is Bampton Town Football Club from the 1906-07 season. Just 10 men in the picture, not known if there was one missing or if that was all they could muster.

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Bampton Has Talent June 8th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.886
  • Item
  • June 8th 2015

In 2012 as part of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, an evening of entertainment was organised which asked the question "Has Bampton Got Talent?" Clearly it had and so in 2015 when a similar evening was organ...

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Bampton Horticultural Flower Show August 9th 1980 and October 4th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.533
  • Item
  • 1980

This is the catalogue produced by Bampton Horticultural Society for their two shows in 1980, one on Saturday August 9th and the second one on Saturday October 4th. Apart from the necessary entry information for the two shows there are adverts for...

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Bampton Horticultural Society Schedule for 1980

  • BCA - 2017.760
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  • 1980

The schedule gives the list of classes for entering in both the August and October shows for 1980. The adverts that supported the cost of production also give a wonderful insight into local businesses of the time

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Bampton Opera 2016 offers a double bill of Divine Comedies summer 2016

  • BCA - 2017.836
  • Item
  • summer 2016

Bampton Opera has developed into an occasion not to be missed; people from abroad come specially to enjoy the event. In 2016 Dr Jeremy Gray and Gilly French put on two operas, Gluck's one act opera 'Philemon and Baucis' and Arne�...

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

  • BCA - 2017.962
  • Item
  • 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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