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Morris Dancing on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1008
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  • June 4th

Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on June 4th. I was only able to capture the early morning dancing but did make a film of the day's dancing which you can see at https://youtu.be/7hxrQ-c6-7Y

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Donkey Derby August 2016

  • BCA - 2017.826
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  • August 206

The Donkey Derby held on August Bank Holiday Monday is organised and run by the SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - to give Bampton people the chance to have fun while raising money to treat the senior citizens, who are t...

Bampton Community Archive

History of Maps and maps of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.371
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In October 2012 the Bampton Environmental Watch Group had a wonderful talk given by John Leighfield on the history of maps and in particular maps of Oxfordshire and Bampton. It was very interesting to note that the first maps of Bampton showed th...

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The Dixey family trees

  • BCA - 2017.788
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  • 1670-2003

These are 5 family trees, all members of the Dixey family.

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John Phillips b.1676 Bampton poet

  • BCA - 2017.1028
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  • 1676

This cutting from the Hereford Times February 4th 1983. John Phillips had the nickname 'The Cider Poet' because one of his most popular poems was about cider. He is buried in Hereford Cathedral and there is a monument to him in Westmin...

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The use of Thomas Jenner's fields in Weald 1731

  • BCA - 2017.757
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  • 1731

These legal documents from 1731 name the fields that Thomas Jenner farms in Weald. There are two documents and the envelope there were in

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Family trees of different part of the Eeles family

  • BCA - 2017.440
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One branch of the Eeles family started a shop in Bampton that later became International, then Londis, Budgens and now - 2017 - it is a Co-op. These handwritten family trees were sent to the Archive and they cover just over 200 years. You will f...

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Letters of protest and pleading re inclosure of land around Aston 1834

  • BCA - 2017.513
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  • 1834

These letters were recovered from a box full of solicitor’s papers after the publication of this booklet. They show the correspondence in 1834 between Rev. B Price, of Aston, Bampton, and Mr George Harcourt, who was the Member of Parliament for O...

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Descendents of Jonathan Hunt b. 1836 & Sarah Loveridge and the Morton family

  • BCA - 2017.551
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These 18 pages are all about the descendents of Jonathan Hunt b. 1836 & Sarah Loveridge. There is also detailed information from the war diary of William Francis Wells. There are some really old photographs, photograph of ships sailed in, an...

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Special & Petty Session for the year 1849

  • BCA - 2017.718
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  • 1849

This page lists all the Special and Petty Sessions for the year 1849. It is for transferring victuallers' licences; auditing constables' accounts; issuing precepts to overseers; to return a list of people qualified to be counselors; hea...

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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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Lloyd Hughes Owens' extracts from Vestry meetings between 1859 and 1916

  • BCA - 2017.842
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  • 1859-1916

Lloyd Hughes Owens read through old Vestry minutes and extracted bits he found interesting. They were hand-written notes and the Archive is indebted to Miriam James for typing them out to make life easier for the reader. These extracts are both ...

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Notes from Bampton Vestry meetings 1859-1916

  • BCA - 2017.700
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  • 1859-1916

These extract from the Vestry meetings are both interesting and in places I think very funny; it makes you realise there's nothing new under the sun where politics is concerned. With the establish of Parish Councils the Vestries lost much of...

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Castle View farmhouse

  • BCA - 2017.243
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  • c1880

This black and white photograph of Castle View farmhouse was taken about 1880. The lady standing in the garden may be Mary Plaster. The main gateway entrance has been bricked up now and moved farther to the right. The step to the little side ga...

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Sale notice for Weald Manor 1880

  • BCA - 2017.817
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  • 1880

These documents are from the sale of Weald Manor in 1880. A hand written note added much later records the succession of owners from Reverend George Hustler to Mr Blackburne.

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Cheapside with 1890 on the back of the photo

  • BCA - 2017.710
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  • 1890

This photograph was made into a card. On the back is written 1890. You can just work out the name Holloway over the building that most of us think of as Adrian Simmonds' home and shop. Present day three story dwelling Eton Villas are yet t...

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Burials and deaths in Bampton 1890-1939 compiled by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2017.686
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  • 1890-1939

When Lloyd Hughes Owens was chairman of Bampton Parish Council he borrowed the parish register of deaths and burials and compiled this list which covers the time 1890 to 1939. He has taken the trouble to put them in alphabetical order which helps...

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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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When Bampton made a fool of itself - March 1900

  • BCA - 2017.727
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  • March 1900

Of all the events of the South African War none fired the popular imagination to the same extent as Baden Powell’s defence of the little town of Mafeking on the western border of the Transvaal. Its fate would have had little influence of the ulti...

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Oliver Onesipherous Collett made the Bampton Voiturette in 1901-1902

  • BCA - 2017.1103
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  • 1901-1902

In September 2008 Graham Newman put together an interesting exhibition about Oliver Onesipherous Collett who was a shop keeper, watch maker and repairer but he also built a car in 2001-2 which he called the Bampton Voiturette. The car was seen as...

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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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Smallpox epidemic in Bampton 1902

  • BCA - 2017.1044
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  • 1902

Mrs Davey from The Elms, Broad Street, recalled (c1973) - during the epidemic of Smallpox in Bampton in 1902 patients were taken to the isolation hospital near Burford in a horse-drawn ambulance with a nurse on the box carrying a red flag. Shop-k...

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Bampton Parish Church news throughout 1903 plus Aston news

  • BCA - 2017.789
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  • 1903

These pages are all from the monthly magazine 'Bampton Parish Church News and Notices' for the whole of 1903. Really interesting history covering topics;- end of war in South Africa; King Edward VII crowned; smallpox in Bampton; row of ...

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

  • BCA - 2017.962
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  • 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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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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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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Pictures from Lucinda Leech from negatives created in 1904

  • BCA - 2017.1037
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  • 1904

These 6 photographs were obtained from 6 x 4 inch negatives. The elderly man sitting at his table by the range is Daniel Gibbard who a blacksmith in Bampton. His smithy was on the site of present day Folly View, the red brick houses on the south...

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Certificates won by Bampton Fire Brigade in 1905, 1912 and 1921

  • BCA - 2017.1211
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  • 1905-1921

Bampton Fire Brigade won the National Shield in Crystal Palace in 1904. Their skill continued as can be seen from these certificates awarded for wins in further competitions in 1905 and 1912 also at Crystal Place and 1921 in Ramsgate.

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Postcards written in 1905, 1907 and 1908

  • BCA - 2017.1185
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  • 1905-1908

These postcards were posted in 1905, 1907 and 1908. Three are to Miss K Phillips at The Lodge, Stanton Harcourt and one to Mrs W J Johnson at Syringa Cottage, Aston. Syringa is the Latin name for Lilac so one would hope the cottage had at least ...

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Bampton Football Team 1906-07

  • BCA - 2017.1191
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  • 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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History of Eton Villas, Broad Street

  • BCA - 2017.1087
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  • 1907

There is a photograph of Eton Villas taken a few decades ago and a history of the buildings starting with the sale of the original buildings or Hereditaments in 1902 at the Talbot. See the document to follow the complete history of sale, build an...

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Extracts copied for the ledger of builder J 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...

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Darby & Joan Club

  • BCA - 2014.2370
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  • 1907

Wenman's the bakers with the bay window and closest Mrs Ward's cottage closest - she sold cooked fish on Saturdays - closest. The pretty card is a view of Cheapside and the southern end of Broad Street before 1907. Note the thatched cott...

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Bampton Fire Brigade at Crystal Palace July 1907

  • BCA - 2017.1130
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  • 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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Darby & Joan Club

  • BCA - 2014.2370
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  • 1907

Wenman's the bakers with the bay window and closest Mrs Ward's cottage closest - she sold cooked fish on Saturdays - closest. The pretty card is a view of Cheapside and the southern end of Broad Street before 1907. Note the thatched cott...

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History of Eton Villa, Broad Street

  • BCA - 2017.1072
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  • 1907

This is an old photograph of Eton Villas and a history of their building, who owned them and when. They are now all owner-occupied

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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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Information on Albert David Sheppard m Julia Ann Coventry Dec 26th 1908

  • BCA - 2017.1023
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  • December 26th 1908

Hazel Picknell Stride sent this letter and documents to the Archive. Percy Sheppard was the father of Edie Quick, who was the mother of Fenella Gray who did a huge amount of voluntary work for which she received an OBE. I don't know if thes...

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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...

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The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
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  • 1910

The White family lived in Sandford Cottage, the thatched cottage on the south side of Sandford field from at least as early as 1900. These photographs cover the period 1910 to 1960. They are all family related, some babies, children, adults, in ...

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The Horse Shoe in 1910, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.464
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  • 1910

The Horse Shoe as it was in 1910 with two ladies and a dog standing in the doorway. The sign says The Horse Shoe, Morlands Entire. This Inn was badly burnt in a fire in 1925 and was rebuilt a little closer to the Town Hall and the butcher's...

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Morris Dancing, possibly 1913

  • BCA - 2017.1128
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  • c1913

These photographs are very likely to have been taken in 1913. The fiddler dancing a jig to his own playing is William Nathan Wells, better known as Jingy."If those photos are 1913 it makes some sense, given that the collector Clive Carey was...

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War memorial in the Post Office (Town Hall) and in St Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2017.581
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  • 1914 to 1918

Apart from the War Memorial in the Market Square there is a memorial in the Post Office (centre room of the Town Hall) and three more in St Mary's. These photographs are all for men who died in the First World War. One of the two in church ...

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Oliver O. Collett special cocoa tins. World War One

  • BCA - 2017.746
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Oliver Onesipherous Collett invented the Bampton Voiturette in 1901, the first motorcar to be seen in these parts. He also did his part for the troops abroad during WWI; people were collecting Christmas parcels for 1916 to send to the Bampton sol...

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Floorboard from the old Grammar School

  • BCA - 2017.894
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  • 1914

When work was being done around one of the windows upstairs in the Grammar School in Church View, the builder Drew Warren saw writing on one piece of floorboard and thoughtfully passed it on to David Pullman who gave it to the Archive to record. ...

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William Johnson M.M. His war 1914-1918

  • BCA - 2017.565
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This is a truly loving account of one man's war during the 1914-18 world war. William Johnson M.M. was clearly a brave man and also one who amazingly manage not to let the horrors of what he'd both seen and experienced ruin the rest of ...

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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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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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In memory of Private F Fox - died May 8th 1917 aged 23

  • BCA - 2017.566
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  • May 8th 1917

Private F Fox died on May 8th 1917 aged just 23 and is buried in Willerval 10 kilometres north-east of Arras in grave reference number B. 11. He was fighting with the 29th Bn, Canadian Infantry British Columbia Regiment. His parents were Edwin a...

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Soldier on a motorbike 1917

  • BCA - 2017.567
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  • 1917

This is a photograph of a soldier in WWI uniform on a motorbike

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Fire in hayrick at Hobbs Buildings c1918

  • BCA - 2017.1036
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  • c1918

The daughter of Mr & Mrs Albert Tanner kindly sent these photographs to the Archive and I'm sorry I don't know her name - if you do please contact the Archive via the link on the front page (click on the banner Bampton Community Arch...

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Historic documents of the Royal British Legion, Bampton branch

  • BCA - 2017.437
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  • April 20th 1920 to

The date range of these documents begins with a legal document dated April 12th 1920 regarding the purchase of the land where the war memorial now sits. There are several letters to do with our war graves and the National Inventory of War Graves,...

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Royal British Legion - Bampton Branch, old documents

  • BCA - 2017.491
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  • April 12th 1920 - 1999

This is an eclectic mixture of old documents no longer to be kept by the Royal British Legion. The earliest is a legal document regarding the purchase of the land that has our War Memorial standing on it. There are also designs for the War Memor...

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Invoices to Rose & Arthur Gerring & one possibly to a parent dated 1923

  • BCA - 2017.453
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  • 1923-1960

These are four invoices but as one is dated August 24th 1923, the year Rose Gerring was born, it may be for items bought by either her parents or her husband Arthur's. It is interesting to note that invoices when paid were signed over a post...

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Newspaper reports of WI meetings c1971; photo of drama group 1924

  • BCA - 2017.451
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  • 1924 -1971

There is a wonderful photograph of the WI Drama group taken in 1924 which is a scene from 'Much Ado About Nothing.' The team won the Oxford Federation Cup in 1924 which had to be returned in 1925 but a replica of the cup was given to the...

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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 Town FC. Cups & Shields won over the years, governing body members

  • BCA - 2017.761
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  • 1931-1994

There are three pages in this pdf. One lists some of the cups and shields won by Bampton Town FC between 1931 and 1934, a second lists president, chairman, secretary, treasurer, general committee, trustees and the third page lists the players who...

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Morris pictures over several decades

  • BCA - 2017.381
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  • 1932 to 2000

This collection of photographs was found in an outbuilding behind the Horse Shoe pub. They range from Reg Hall playing the fiddle, Francis Shergold play the melodeon, the Bampton Traditional Morris side c1970, c1995 and 1966 and on the steps of t...

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Floods outside the Elephant and Castle, Whit Monday May 16th 1932.

  • BCA - 2017.786
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  • May 16th 1932

This wonderful photograph was taken in the flood on Whit Monday May 16th 1932. Alec Townsend from Castle View Farm is on the left in the water, 'Buscot' Tanner in the barrow (with mustache) along with Mr & Mrs Tanner. Son Townsend ...

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Floods outside the Elephant & Castle May 16th 1932

  • BCA - 2017.1135
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  • May 16th 1932

Flooding hit Bampton again May 16th 1932. The picture shows some people being given a piggy-back through the floods and two people being pulled in a pram.

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Thomas Peter 'Bill' Govier December 3rd 1932 to May 21st 2016

  • BCA - 2017.543
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He was known locally as Bill but his name was Thomas Peter Govier. Bill played an active part in Bampton life in the Pumpkin Club, maintaining the war graves from 1955, composing the crossword in The Beam for many years and he showed his fun side...

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Sale. Freehold Properties July 1st 1932 of Mr Edwin James Horne

  • BCA - 2017.719
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  • 1932

This sales catalogue of July 1st 1932 lists the sale of several dwellings in Bampton. They include Rose Villa on the east side of Buckland Road; a dwelling with three sitting rooms, four bedrooms and two attics and large garden on the west side o...

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Harry E Pocock in fireman's uniform 1934

  • BCA - 2017.1147
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  • 1934

Harry Pocock lived at No2 Broad Street and was the person who went around the farms in Bampton and out as far as a farm in Thrupp by Oxford to thrash the corn on farms before the days of the combine harvester. He was also one of Bampton's re...

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Field name of Lower Haddon farm in 1937 and again in March 1949 for sale

  • BCA - 2017.699
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  • 1937-1949

These are two maps of Lower Haddon Farm which is just north of Bampton and on the south of Brize Norton runway. The 1937 map is hand drawn with field names written in. The second map was produced when the farm was up for sale in March 1949 by th...

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John Lester's photographs of the Busby family 1938

  • BCA - 2017.1024
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  • 1938

As an 11 year old boy, John Lester came to visit the Busby family in 1938 at harvest time. The Busby family owned the shop in the High Street in Bampton. John sent us his scanned copies of his family, the Busby family and himself as a young boy ...

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Roy Shergold recalls his memories of being in Bampton's Home Guard

  • BCA - 2017.485
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  • 1939-1943

When war broke out Roy Shergold of Bampton in Oxfordshire was too young to sign up but he was accepted into Bampton's Home Guard. He was in the Home Guard until he was old enough to sign up for the Merchant Navy in 1943. This is Roy's m...

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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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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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I. M. Group Workshop at Ham Court

  • BCA - 2017.584
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  • 1939-1945

This sign saying I. M. Group Workshop was found at Ham Court - referred to as Bampton Castle sometimes - and refers to the workshop that was sited at Ham Court farm during WWII where Jeeps were repaired and sent back out to the services for use.

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Wedding photo of Son Townsend from Castle View Farm, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.775
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  • August 10th 1939

This photograph was taken at the wedding of 'Son' Townsend from Castle View Farm in Bridge Street. On the left is his sister Dora, to the right Mary and Kate. August 10th 1939. They were married at the Roman Catholic church in Buckland.

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