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Letters inviting Bampton Traditional Morris to Dancing England, Derby 1983

  • 2017-01-08
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  • 1983

A collection of two letters, one from John Shaw and one from John Young of Derby, Dancing England. They are inviting Bampton Traditional Morris Men to their annual event held in Derby and also asking for information about William Nathan (Jingy) W...

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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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List of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981

  • 2017.288
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  • c1981

This is a list of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981 plus people who regularly had a connection with the side. It is hand written by Dave Rose for Francis Shergold but does not have Francis's details on it

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Beeching axe falls on Witney's rail link

  • BCA - 2003.1235
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  • 2003

Beeching axe falls on the rail line between Oxford and Witney and the line on to Fairford.'Witney Gazette', January 20th 1972.

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Broad Street looking north c1904

  • BCA - 2003.764
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  • 2003

Broad Street looking north. The pub on the right is the Plough Inn. The trees on the left were planted by George Gerring about 1902. There is what looks like a gypsy caravan on the grass and many people giving an idea of the style of dress around ...

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Broad Street c1904

  • BCA - 2003.767
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  • 2016

Broad Street c1904. The lime trees were a gift of George Gerring in 1902. The original entrance to Bampton Manor can be seen on the corner of Broad Street with Landells. Gas lighting has been newly installed and the Plough Inn can be seen on the r...

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Broad Street c1920

  • BCA - 2003.768
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  • 2016

Broad Street looking north - the lime trees on the left are quite well grown after being planted about 1902 so the date of this picture is about 1914-1920. The Plough Inn is half way along on the right with a canopy over the door. The ladies feel ...

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Document detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 (9 pages to view)

  • BCA - 2014.1368..25
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  • 1984

A PDF document of 9 pages detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 by Moore, Allen and Innocent for Mr Bryan Stevens. About 185 acres freehold with vacant possession for sale by private treaty as a whole or in six lots

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Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961

  • BCA - 2014.1368..41
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  • 1961

Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961, this time in colour. For an excellent piece of research and lovely photographs do have a look at http://www.fairfordbranch.co.uk/index.htm

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Postcard: Church View

  • BCA - 2014.1454..15
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  • 2016

Post card of a view looking towards the church along Church View. Not a car in sight. The path down the right-hand side can't be that old because in the early C20th it was still an open ditch with stone slabs across to each gateway, but the c...

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When Bampton Made a Fool of Iself by J L H Owens

  • BCA - 2014.1483
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  • 2014

Newspaper clipping the Witney Gazette April 11th 1958.J L Hughes-Owens recalls a time during the Boar War when a Bampton resident got a telegram from his son in London saying Mafeking had been relieved. The townsfolk went wild with much drinking a...

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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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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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Horse Fair on Church Green

  • BCA - 2014.990
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  • 2014

Horse Fair on Church Green. The trees were planted about 1910 so this picture must be about 1930. The yew trees that were along the south wall of the church were yet to be planted; they were cut down in 1982.

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Video: Busby's department store

  • BCA - 2016-10-11/9
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  • 2016

Busby's was a very large department store in Bampton high street after World War One and until soon after World War Two. It covered three properties next to each other (The Physiotherapy Shop, Strawberry Cottage and Lesta House) which are all...

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Bernard Rose Centenary Concert Program (5 pages to view)

  • BCA - 2016.19
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  • September 11th 2016

The program for the Bernard Rose Centenary Concert held in St Mary The Virgin, Bampton on September 11th 2016. Bernard would have been 100 years old in 2016.

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Lighting the Christmas tree in the Market Square November 28th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1000
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  • November 28th 2014

A Christmas Tree is put up in the Market Square outside the Post Office each year and the Parish Council makes sure there is more to the evening than just switching on the lights. The choir of St Mary's lead the crowd in a few carols, there ...

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Memorial Tea Party for Kate Wylie May 13th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1001
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  • May 13th 2011

Kate Wylie was someone who spent her life thinking of others. She formed a lasting friendship with Dor Thompson during the war and like many ladies at that time, shared a home. There was a lack of men after WWII and they simply stayed together a...

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Inside Weald Farm cottages August 2011 before they were restored

  • BCA - 2017.1002
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  • August 2011

Weald Farm cottages have at times been two cottages and at others, one dwelling. After the death of all members from both families that lived there when they were two cottages, they fell into disrepair over several years. These photographs were ...

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Restoration outside Weald Farm cottages January - August 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1004
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  • January - August 2013

These photographs show the work done outside Weald Farm cottages from January to August 2013. Entries 2017.1002 and 2017.1003 show you the inside before anything was done and the update in progress.

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Shirt Race May 28th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1007
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  • May 28th 2011

The Great Shirt Race is held on the Saturday before the Spring Bank Holiday Monday. It is a race from pub to pub, teams of two and the person who has just done the pushing is the one to drink a half pint - squash in the junior race, beer for the ...

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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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Parish Feast of St Mary's July 8th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1009
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  • July 8th 2012

The church of St Mary The Virgin, vicar Rev. David Lloyd, held their Parish Feast in the grounds of St Mary's. It was much enjoyed and the little children thought the picnic great fun.

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Ploughing Match at Barrington Park September 28th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1010
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  • September 28th 2013

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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Ploughing Match at Shifford Manor Farm, Old Shifford September 27th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1011
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  • September 27th 2014

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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Ploughing match September 2012 at Manor Farm, Hatford

  • BCA - 2017.1012
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  • September 2012

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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Protest at the idea of 160 houses being built in New Road. March 13th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1013
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  • March 13th 2014

There was a proposal to build 160 homes on a site at the east end of New Road, north side of the road. All locals knew that the field was flooded during heavy rain but that didn't stop the planning committee passing the plan. These photogra...

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Shirt Race 2013 May 25th

  • BCA - 2017.1015
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  • May 25th 2013

The Shirt Race is organised by the SPAJERS - Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - and is run the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday. There is a collection which goes towards treats for the senior citizens of Bampton; a day a...

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Shirt Race June 2nd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1016
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  • June 2nd 2012

The Shirt Race is organised by the SPAJERS - The Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - and is run the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday usually, but in 2012, Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th of June were both Bank Holidays because...

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Morris Dancing Day May 30th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1017
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  • May 30th 2011

On a rather wet May Bank Holiday Monday, these photographs pretty well document the day of the Bampton Traditional Morris side dancing, but not all venues were photographed. There are a few photos of visiting sides and some of children watching.

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St Mary's Flower Festival May Bank Holiday 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1019
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  • May 2011

Over the late May Bank Holiday weekend the Flower Guild put on a wonderful display of flowers in St Mary's, Bampton. These photograph record their arrangements in 2011. The money raised from donations and their sale of sandwiches, quiche, c...

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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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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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Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE. Eulogy, telegram from Norah & funeral program

  • BCA - 2017.1026
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  • January 23rd 2017

Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE led a very full and very long life, dying less than two months before his 107th birthday. This entry gives you the eulogy given by his grandson Colonel Mike Brooke OBE which gives fascinating detail into Rupert's ...

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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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Wenrisc Ward in Witney hospital reopens April 4th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1029
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  • April 4th 2016

Wenrisc Ward in Witney Hospital closed for 7 months for refurbishment and reopened on April 4th 2016. The ward has a new kitchen, day room and gym.

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Witney Gazette. Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1030
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  • June 5th 2012

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton for Queen Elizabeth II last four days, from the Saturday to the games and barn dance on Tuesday. A special mug was created to give to all children as a keep-sake and the design was done by Keira Gilbert...

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One Million Tiny Plays About Britain by Craig Taylor April 29th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1033
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  • April 29 2016

Usually twice a year Mike Wareham arranged for a small theatre group or musicians to come and perform for us in the Village Hall. Sadly, 2016 was the last year Mike felt able to do this but he is in his 80s and we are hugely grateful for all the ...

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Orient Express October 16th 2015 in the Village Hall

  • BCA - 2017.1034
  • Part
  • October 16th 2015

Usually twice a year Mike Wareham arranged for a small theatre group or musicians to come and perform for us in the Village Hall. Sadly, 2016 was the last year Mike felt able to do this but he is in his 80s and we are hugely grateful for all the ...

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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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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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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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Leaflet introducing BEWG to people of Bampton 1989

  • BCA - 2017.1039
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  • Autumn 1989

This leaflet was produced to tell the people of Bampton the the Bampton Environmental Watch Group, BEWG had been formed in the Autumn of 1989. It explained what it is, what a civic trust is, its aims, what it does, how it is administered, why Bam...

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Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir sing in St Mary's

  • BCA - 2017.1042
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  • 2006

To help raise funds for the repair and enhancement of the church organ, the Oxford Welsh Male Voice choir sang in St Mary's 2006

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Hughes Owens' notes on changes of names of houses in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1043
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  • 1973

In his album of old people's recollections, Hughes Owens noted the change in name of St Stephens to Kilmore House, Innisfree to Quebec Cottage and The Priory being given the name by two Anglican nuns who lived in it c1900-1910 but the semi de...

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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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Terry Crowley's note in his album of Bampton People 1983

  • BCA - 2017.1045
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  • 1983

In 1983 Terry Crowley quietly walked about Bampton photographing people whom he felt should be remembered pictorially. He created three albums and they are housed in the Vesey room in the Old Grammar School. If you wish to see them simply ask th...

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February 8th 2017. Controversial housing plan set for approval

  • BCA - 2017.1048
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  • February 8th 2017

There is a proposal to build 160 more houses at the south end of Mt Owen Road on the corner where it joins the Aston Road. Gallagher Estates is putting in the application.

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Sale of the Swan Inn, Buckland Road October 1st 1964

  • BCA - 2017.1052
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  • October 1st 1964

The Swan Inn is on the left going out of Bampton on the Buckland Road. It was sold as a private dwelling on October 1st 1964. This pdf shows you the Inn and the sales brochure

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Members of Freda Bradley's family

  • BCA - 2017.1053
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  • from start of twentieth century

Along with Freda there are photographs of her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, her mother Phyllis and aunt/mother's sister Lilian, Philly Dewe her grandfather in his Morris dancing clothes, Billy Dewe her uncle, her fathe...

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Harry Pocock and his tractor, early 1930s

  • BCA - 2017.1054
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  • early 1930s

This photograph of Harry Pocock with his tractor was taken in the early 1930s. Harry had a thrashing machine and went from farm to farm to thrash the corn before farmers had their own combine or could hire a combine and driver.

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Petrol Pumps outside Crowell House

  • BCA - 2017.1055
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  • 1970s

Hughes Garage was behind Cromwell House, the shop was on the corner next to it, now Exeter House and the petrol pumps for the garage were right in front of Cromwell House.

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Chris Timms in Navy uniform WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1057
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  • 1939-1945

Chris Timms was in the Navy during WWII and he's seen here with three other young sailors. He played cricket for Bampton.

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Vera Elward aged 8 year old with her class c1930

  • BCA - 2017.1058
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  • c1930

This is a class photograph taken about 1930. Vera Elward was then Vera Tanner and she is the blond girl centre front. The remaining 27 pictures are of each child with their name underneath

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Robin Shuckburgh, Chairman of the Bampton Community Archive 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1060
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  • March 6th 2013

Robin Shuckburgh has been chairman of Bampton Community Archive for about 8 years (as at 2017) and over-seen the raising of £250,000 to repair the roof of the Old Grammar School in Church View and make the upstairs a usable space again. We are ex...

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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...

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Clanfield & Bampton Historical Society AGM & Dinner 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1062
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  • June 18th 2013

Originally, it was the Clanfield Historical Society but their numbers were just too small to make it viable and as Bampton did not have its own historical society, we were invited to join and it's been a great success. We three talks Sept-No...

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St Mary's choir sing Sung Evensong at Lichfield Cathedral April 18th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1064
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  • April 18th 2015

On April 18th 2015 the choir of St Mary's went to Lichfield to sing Sung Evensong. It was a lovely sunny day which made the journey a delight and several family members and friends came on the coach to enjoy the day.

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Bampton Traditional Morris Dancing May Bank Holiday May 25th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1065
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  • May 25th 2015

The Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing in the morning of May 25th 2015 as far as Ham Court. I didn't follow them beyond this venue so was not able to record the remainder of the day.

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Flower festival at Saint Mary The Virgin, Bampton May Bank Holiday 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1066
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  • May 20015

The Flower Guild put on a wonderful flower festival through the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May and on the Monday they also sell sandwiches, quiche slices, cakes, tea, coffee and squash. The money raised ensures we have an excellent flower...

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Fete with children in fancy dress c1954

  • BCA - 2017.1067
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  • c1954

This picture shows children in fancy dress as part of the fete, probably 1954, which took place mostly at Weald Manor although this picture is taken outside the Town Hall. On the left the little girl with plaits is Teresa Rouse, the girl in the m...

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February 23rd 1974 Letter from Arnold Woodley to all his team

  • BCA - 2017.1069
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  • February 23rd 1974

Arnold Woodley was squire of the Bampton Morris Men and in 1974 they danced in Cecil Sharp House in London. There was something of a falling out between the squire and his men and he wrote this same letter to each when he got home.

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

  • BCA - 2017.1070
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  • 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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West Oxon residents can have say on proposed council tax rise

  • BCA - 2017.1071
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  • January 2017

Toby Morris, councillor for Resources wants locals to fill in the on-line consultation. Government funding is to be cut by £0.75m and there will be a rise in the cost of waste and recycling by £0.8m.

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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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Bush Club 30th birthday party November 11th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1073
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  • November 11th 2015

The Bush Club is run entirely by volunteers and is self funding. A whole host of people give their time freely. Any senior citizens who are not able to get tot he Club are given a lift to and from the centre which is in Church View, purpose buil...

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Choir activity day and BBQ at Glebe Farm June 6th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1074
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  • June 6th 2015

David and Sarah Jane New own Glebe Farm in Black Bourton; David is organist and choirmaster at St Mary's and once a year he generously invites the choir plus relatives and any friends who may be staying with them to go to the farm for either ...

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Constance Irene de Hamel Aug 10th 1916 to November 20th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.1075
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  • November 20th 2009

This is the funeral program from the church service for Constance Irene de Hamel. Constance did many things but is possibly best known for being a continuity announcer during WWII.

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Dr Alan Gaydon's photographs of St Mary's

  • BCA - 2017.1080
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  • 1990

Dr Alan Gaydon was a churchwarden at St Mary's for several years. He photographed the church from inside to out, ground level to the roof and recorded the restoration of the top of the spire and re-guilding of the cockerel on the top. Rev A...

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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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Captain Charles Raymond Radclyffe LVO died February 1st 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1082
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  • February 1st 2017

Captain Charles Radclyffe LVO died peacefully after a short illness on February 1st 2017. The eulogy given by his son-in-law Bill included in this entry gives a wonderfully full account of his life and another one by Don Rouse which he wrote for ...

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Choir BBQ at David and Sarah Jane New's farm in Black Bourton June 12th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1083
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  • June 12th 2016

David and Sarah Jane New invite the choir of St Mary's to a BBQ at their farm each year. David is organist and choirmaster at St Mary's. We had a lovely BBQ but had to beat a hasty retreat to the barn when the heavens opened. We all e...

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