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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 ...

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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...

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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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Changes to recycling in West Oxfordshire

  • BCA - 2017.1199
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  • from October 2017

From October 2017 West Oxfordshire will have fortnightly collections of recycling materials and glass and general rubbish. A wheelie bin will be provided for all recycling except glass, which will go into one of the black boxes we have been using...

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Kit Jackson's photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1192
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  • C20th

These photographs are all from Kit Jackson's collection. Kit took photographs for most of her adult life. There are several of her family members plus WWII soldiers probably billeted in Bampton, school classes from the 1970s when she worked...

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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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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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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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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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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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Gas pipeline to Ham Court November 2012

  • BCA - 2017.978
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  • November 2012

In November 2012 a gas pipeline was laid from the main road up the long drive to Ham Court. I don't know if this was a replacement pipe or if Ham Court now has gas for the first time.

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Moving of the letterbox around the Town Hall. March 2011

  • BCA - 2017.955
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  • March 2011

In March 2011 the letterbox was moved from the site of the old Post Office in Bridge Street opposite Knapps farmhouse to the east side of the Town Hall. Unfortunately, nobody made sure the siting was ok and it wasn't because planning permiss...

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Snow around Bampton January 7th 2010

  • BCA - 2017.928
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  • January 7th 2010

Snow in early January in Bampton - these photographs were taken all around Bampton the following day in clear sunshine

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Bell Lane & Cheapside path by George & Dragon resurfaced February 2010

  • BCA - 2017.937
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  • February 2010

In February 2010 the path behind the Village Hall and Thornberry flats named Bell Lane but known to all long-time locals as 'Back of the Bell, was resurfaced along with the path outside Melita and the old George & Dragon pub.

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Parish Council of Bampton & Trustees of Bampton Playing Fields. Deeds 1952

  • BCA - 2017.898
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  • 1952

This is the legal document regarding the playing fields and the front page has on it:-Dated 1952The Parish Council of Bampton and The Trustees of The Bampton Playing FieldsDeedrelating to property situate at Bampton in the County of Oxford known a...

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Horsa buildings were removed to build these houses 2013

  • BCA - 2017.897
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  • 2013

The Horsa buildings were built in 1947 to provide extra classrooms to go with the National School in Church View. When the school moved to Bowling Green Close and the National School closed, the Horsa buildings were used by the Scouts and in late...

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From Gough to Google. Maps with talk by John Leighfield October 2012 to BEWG

  • BCA - 2017.781
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  • October 2012

John Leighfield gave a fascinating talk to the Bampton Environmental Watch Group (BEWG) October 2012 which he called From Gough to Google. He illustrated his talk with these 157 slides in a Power Point show. He was incredibly generous giving awa...

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Bampton's Horse fair, fun fair, host to a big tour of many Morris sides

  • BCA - 2017.753
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  • August 25th 1972

The date of August 25th 1972 is the date the newspaper article was published but Ethel Moss recalls “In the early part of the twentieth century, the fair in the Market Square was not the main attraction, it was the Horse Fair. A little before 6pm...

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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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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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Local place names and a few local farms - by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2017.697
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  • c1974

Lloyd Hughes Owens sought to find the origin of some local place names - Bampton, Aston, Brize Norton, Lew, Clanfield, Radcot, Black Bourton, Cote, Chimney and Weald. He also mentions a few farms - Mount Owen farm, Coal Pit farm and Backhouse far...

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Program from the 2012 Donkey Derby

  • BCA - 2017.246
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  • 2012

Each August Bank Holiday Monday the SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - organise a Donkey Derby and Fête in Sandfords Field. It is one of their major fundraising events which ultimately enables the Society to give everyo...

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Parish Council report c1964

  • BCA - 2017.434
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  • c1964

Sadly, there is no date on this newspaper cutting but I think it will be from early 1960s. The main heading states that the fairground boss will be given the bill for cleaning up after the fair comes to Bampton. Other items - to have the whole o...

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Instructions for growing and curing tobacco, probably from the 1940s

  • BCA - 2017.652
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  • probably 1940s

This leaflet is all about tobacco; its cultivation, curing or conditioning, processing for home use, making leaves into a cake for cigarettes, pipe tobacco and general notes. The author is A. A. Lucas.

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Lidar map of the Bampton area

  • BCA - 2017.578
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  • 2016

These are Lidar maps of the Bampton area. LIDAR = Light Detection And Ranging. LIDAR uses a laser to scan and map the landscape from above and is widely considered to be the best method for collecting very dense and accurate elevation data acros...

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Bampton Parish, A Village Appraisal 1998

  • BCA - 2017.534
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  • 1998

In 1998 another appraisal was carried out for Bampton - see also entry 2017.532 for the 1966 appraisal. The areas covered include 1. Household data 2. How time is spent 3. Education 4. Housing and development 5. Utilities and Public Services ...

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Tea Party at Lavender Place flats

  • BCA - 2017.446
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  • early 2000s

Lavender Place flats provide sheltered accommodation and are behind Home Farm house (on High Street) accessed from Bushey Row. These pictures were taken during one of their tea parties.

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Grace Eeles in her garden

  • BCA - 2017.404
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  • from 1970

Grace Eeles standing in her beautiful garden full of flowers when she was an older lady; Roy Shergold used to help her a good deal in her garden. Her bungalow is in Lavender Square behind Jubilee House. She was an expert in making corn dollies o...

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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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A collection of adverts from the 2007 issue of The Beam

  • BCA - 2017.407
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  • 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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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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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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Broad Street c1920

  • BCA - 2003.768
  • Item
  • 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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