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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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Skills crisis in the broiler chicken industry

  • BCA - 2017.1200
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  • 2017

Patrick Hook of PD Hook, one of the UK's largest meat chicken hatchery businesses, expresses his fears for getting skilled workers after Brexit. Much information in the article, very well worth reading, explaining the possibilities of appren...

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Death of Brenda Sapsford May 24th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1197
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  • May 24th 2017

Brenda Sapsford came to live in Bampton when she retired from being secretary to David Johnson, the NFU secretary in Witney. She was an active member of the WI in Bampton while it lasted and was also a very efficient Parish Clerk in Bampton. Sev...

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Frank Hudson's family photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1193
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  • C20th

Frank Hudson was raised by his grandparents, Albert and Mary Townsend who lived at Castle View Farm opposite the Elephant and Castle in Bridge Street. Frank's mother died when he was just 7 weeks old. The pictures show his grandparents, aun...

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Improving access to Oxfordshire's countryside and green spaces

  • BCA - 2017.1138
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  • May 2017

TOE2 is Oxfordshire's independent environmental funder, supporting projects that make real and lasting improvements to the environment and to the lives of local people. TOE2, a charity and a not-for-profit company has worked in partnership ...

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Kit Jackson's photograph collection

  • BCA - 2017.1126
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  • twentieth century

These photographs were part of the collection belonging to Kit Jackson; they are of her family, Morris Men, work colleagues, buildings, billeted soldiers in Bampton, pigeon fancier, friends, school classes and the mystery tours she used to arrange...

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Members of Frank Hudson's family

  • BCA - 2017.1129
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  • twentieth century

These photographs are all from the first half of the twentieth century. Frank William Hudson's father was William Cooper Hudson, his grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Townsend nee Portlock and his grandfather was Alec. Frank's Aunty Dora ...

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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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Ploughing Match in Kelmscott September 26th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1112
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  • September 26th 2015

The Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match Society held their annual ploughing match at Kelmscott on September 26th 2015. These photographs show some of what was to be seen at the show.

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Milk churn stand outside Weald Farm, Weald Street

  • BCA - 2017.1099
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  • 2008

A milk churn stand outside Weald Farm in Weald Street, a left-over from the days when milk was collected in churns and not a bulk tanker.

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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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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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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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Mr Bishop on the right, hauling rocks for road mending.

  • BCA - 2017.854
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  • early twentieth century

Edie Foreshew's father is on the right; he died aged just 49. In the trailer are rocks being brought to be crushed to mend the roads. "Oxford Steam Plough Co" is on the front of the steam engine and along the side of the cab.

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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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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 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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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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Hedgelaying competition at Glebe Farm March 15th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.980
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  • March 15th 2014

A hedgelaying competition was held on Glebe Farm, Weald courtesy of Simon Collins on March 15th 2014. Hedgelaying is time consuming but the great value in a well layed hedge is that it makes a stock-proof barrier that should last for many years, ...

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Hedgelaying competition at Glebe Farm January 29th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.979
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  • January 29th 2012

A hedgelaying competition was held on Glebe Farm, Weald courtesy of Simon Collins on January 29th 2012. Hedgelaying is time consuming but the great value in a well layed hedge is that it makes a stock-proof barrier that should last for many years...

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Dogs responsible for killing Anthony's ewe and lambs May 29th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.968
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  • May 29th 2011

Throughout the spring of 2011 dogs kept getting amongst the sheep in Weald Street and causing havoc. On May 29th they killed a ewe and three lambs. These photographs are of the dogs, blood clearly seen on the front of the Jack Russell and they s...

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Choir outing to Kingston Farm for the children February 19th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.964
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  • February 19th 2014

The organist and choirmaster of St Mary's, David New, organised an outing to Kingston Farm, near Kingston Bagpuize where he helps with the milking at weekends, for the junior members of the choir. It has a very big dairy herd milked on a rot...

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Creation of the dry, flood catchment lake in Weald Street January - March 2011

  • BCA - 2017.951
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  • January - March 2001

In January 2011 men arrived to create a 'dry' lake in Weald to catch flood water that would otherwise rush down Weald and into the mill run on Mill Green and flood the houses all around the green there. The idea is that water collects i...

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Ham Court farm buildings and items set out for sale September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.948
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  • September 2010

Ham Court farmhouse, farm buildings and 22 acres were sold by Jesus College Oxford in September 2010. These photographs show the farm buildings and all the items set out for sale. For more on the sale including inside and outside the house and t...

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The outside of Ham Court farmhouse 6 days before the sale in September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.947
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  • September 2010

These are views around the outside of Ham Court farmhouse taken in September 2010 six days before it was to be sold by Jesus College, Oxford. To see photographs of the inside see entry 2017.946. For the sales brochure see entry 2017.528.

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Inside Ham Court farmhouse 6 days before the sale in September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.946
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  • September 2010

Ham Court farmhouse, out-buildings and 22 acres of land were sold by Jesus College, Oxford in 2010. These photographs were taken 6 days before the sale. They start in the attic which was bone dry although the plaster was falling off the laths. ...

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Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match 2010

  • BCA - 2017.945
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  • September 25th 2010

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match Society holds its annual ploughing match (nearly always) on the last Saturday in September. These photographs were taken September 25th 2010 at Manor Farm, Meysey Hampton near Cirencester.

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The Ploughing Match held at Marconi Farm, East Leach in September 2009

  • BCA - 2017.925
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  • 2009

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society holds a ploughing match each year, usually on the last Saturday of the month. There is ploughing by vintage tractors, huge modern ones, horses and small walk-behind machines. There a...

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Sale of the Burrington Herd at Glebe Farm April 14th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.910
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  • April 14th 2011

It was a sad day on April 14th 2011 when Mr Simon Collins' Burrington Herd was sold; it was the last dairy herd in Bampton and probably the first time in two thousand years when not one single cow would be milked in Bampton and Weald.

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Death of Patricia Ann Henly March 18th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.839
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  • March 18th 2016

Patricia Ann Henly was married to Roy Henly and they lived and farmed at Hobbs Buildings on Station Road.

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Death of Evalyn Hornsby May 2015 then Fred Hornsby August 2015

  • BCA - 2017.809
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  • May-August 2015

Evalyn and Fred Hornby had lived in Bampton for many decades. Fred worked for John Henly and then his son Roy on Deanery farm and Hobbs Buildings and Evalyn worked at University farm for Mary Rouse. Evalyn died in the May and Fred in the August ...

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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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Photographs across Highmore Brook to Knapps farm and the church beyond

  • BCA - 2017.780
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  • c1980

At one time you could not only see across the ford in Cheyne Lane going across the Highmore brook (now wrongly referred to as the Shill Brook) but you could have driven across it. Gerald Read has planed trees across the old highway and put razor ...

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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...

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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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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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Tree planting on March 24 1973

  • BCA - 2017.754
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  • March 24th 1973

Volunteers planted 80 trees allocated to Bampton through the County Council for “Tree Planting year” in the grass by the layby near Cowleaze Corner. The grassy area had been created when the steep bend in the road was removed c1971. Mr Doug Read...

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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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The Ghost of Bampton. July 8th 1960

  • BCA - 2017.732
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  • July 8th 1960

The article is about Bampton in general but the writer, Peter Sykes of Oxford Times collected a ghost story while in Bampton. He talks about the reduction in men working the land and working locally. Marjorie Pollard commented that there were 10...

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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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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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Dredging a waterway

  • BCA - 2017.711
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  • early C19th

This shows men clearing a waterway, probably close to The Grange.

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Two aerial photographs of Bampton taken about 1953

  • BCA - 2017.707
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  • c1953

These two photographs give an excellent idea of what Bampton looked like in the early 1950s. Since this picture was taken the following have been built:- The Pieces, Pococks Close, the west side of Bushey Row, the north side of Bowling Green Clos...

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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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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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Domesday and Bampton - notes by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2017.688
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  • 1974

Lloyd Hughes Owens sourced these facts and the cover Bampton, Bampton Deanery, Eynsham, Welde (Weald today), Shifford, Brighthampton andLew,

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Sales brochure for Ham Court 2010

  • BCA - 2017.528
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  • 2010

Ham Court along with the barns and outbuildings plus 22 acres was put up for sale by Jesus College Oxford in 2010 and was bought by Emma Bridgewater. This is the sales brochure and I'm sorry to say the scanned versions given to me clearly ha...

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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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Millennium Wood July 16th 2006

  • BCA - 2017.628
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  • July 16th 2006

A walk in the late evening sunshine in Millennium wood July 16th 2006

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Walk to Rushey Lock & Old Man's Bridge October 21st 2003

  • BCA - 2017.603
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  • October 21st 2003

A beautiful sunny day on October 21st 2003 was perfect for a walk to Rushey Lock and Old Man's Bridge, recording the hedgerows and general autumn colours.

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Hedge Laying competition at Glebe Farm, Weald. March 15th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.594
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  • March 15th 2014

A hedge laying competition was hosted by Glebe Farm, Weald courtesy of Mr Simon Collins on March 15th 2014. The pictures show the work in progress, finished, the tools used and some of the people who took part including our own Ray Borrett and Ma...

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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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Don Rouse recalls his lifetime in farming September 2011

  • BCA - 2017.515
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  • September 2011

"My earliest recollection of Farming goes right back to the early 1940s when my Father used to take me, aged 4, out all day on the Tractor to give my Mum a break. Was I that much of a nuisance even then? There were a lot of Horses working o...

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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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Trees and their bark - photographs by Hilda Kent

  • BCA - 2017.509
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  • c2000

Hilda Kent was always in love with the countryside and saw beauty in areas many people fail to notice. She has captured interesting bark on these trees

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Strawberry Cottage being re-thatched

  • BCA - 2017.508
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  • c1970s

These four black and white photographs of Strawberry Cottage in the High Street were taken by Hilda Kent

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Wild Birds Protection Acts, notice issued January 1st 1947

  • BCA - 2017.459
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  • January 1st 1947

This notice is all about which birds can be killed along with the months this is allowed and those which may never be killed. It was issued January 1st 1947 by F G Scott, Clerk of the County Council at County Hall, Oxford. The detail is fascinat...

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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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Rose Gerring, born December 12th 1923, died September 2013

  • BCA - 2017.448
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  • various

Bampton was very much enriched by the life of Rose Gerring because she took such an active part in so many areas and you can read about them in the eulogy. The two photographs - one was taken just post WWII at her home Sandford House and the othe...

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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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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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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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