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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...

Bampton Community Archive

View of High Street from The Grange to the Market Square early C20th

  • BCA - 2017.1189
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  • early C20th

This picture was taken from the middle of the road outside The Grange looking up towards the Market Square very early in the twentieth century. The present day Morris Clown was then called The New Inn; originally it was The George.

Bampton Community Archive

Shops I E Busby and Clark & Son

  • BCA - 2017.518
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  • mid 20th century

This old photograph shows the shop of Clark & Son on the south side of High Street and the part of the shop of I E Busby that is at the south end of Bushey Row on the east side. Busby's shop also included what today (2017) is called Stra...

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Shirt Race seen from upstairs of Lesta House, High Street pre 1970

  • BCA - 2017.642
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  • pre 1970

Les and Stella King took these photographs of the Shirt Race, about 1970. They are copied from colour slides. Apart from the old cars, note the ladies wearing stockings with seams; Fleur de Lys hairdressers, The New Inn now called The Morris Clo...

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I E Busby store, High Street

  • BCA - 2017.921
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  • early twentieth century

This postcard picture was taken early in the C20th. I E Busby's store is seen across Bushey Row - which was then called New Inn Lane - but it also includes the shop on the lift with the sun blind pulled down. Across the road can be seen Cla...

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Julian Johnston October 23rd 1932 to July 19th 2008

  • BCA - 2018.1351
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  • 1932 2008

Julian came to live in Bampton with his wife when he retired from his work in Westminster. He was quietly very active in Bampton; he framed pictures, more as a hobby than a means of income, he was a bee keeper and gave teaching days on bee keepin...

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High Street shops in late C19th and C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1433
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  • late 19th first half 20th century

The New Inn in the High Street which was later renamed The Morris Clown in 1973; it started life as The George. Stevens the grocery shop became a shoe snob's shop and then a wet fish, fruit and vegetable shop before becoming a private dwellin...

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The Morris Clown, previously The New Inn and originally The George

  • BCA - 2018.1443
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  • late C19th early C20th

The pub in the High Street named The Morris Clown (as at 2018) began life as The George. Steve the present landlord found the ancient wooden name board in the cellar but it fell to dust when he tried to lift it. A long time ago it became the New...

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T.W. Pembrey, department store in the High Street

  • BCA - 2018.1445
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  • late C19th early C20th

T. W. Pembrey had a department store in the High Street and it is the only department store that has ever been in Bampton. It took up what today (2018) are three separate dwellings and a shop. Across Bushey Row opposite the Morris Clown is a lit...

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Dolly & Eric Stroud's Hardware Store in the High Street

  • BCA - 2018.1602
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  • 1960-1970

Eric Stroud was a builder. His daughter Stella was married to Les King and they had a shop right opposite this store. Les, Stella and Eric helped Dolly start up the hardware shop initially selling items that would have been used in the building ...

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