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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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Archaeological dig just west of the church 2001

  • BCA - 2017.546
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  • 2001

In 2001 Alan Hardy from the Oxford Archaeological Unit ran a dig in a field just to the west of St Mary's because there were plans to build there. This article from The Beam tells you all about it and the Saxon finds. There is also an artic...

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Restoration of the 1812 Gray & Davison Church Organ in St Mary's

  • BCA - 2017.579
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  • February 2016

The church organ in St Mary The Virgin Church in Bampton is old. It was built in 1812 and while it has received a few running repairs over the years, it finally got to a stage where it was unreliable and went out of tune within two weeks of being...

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Witney and Woodstock bellringer's branch outing May 10th 2003

  • BCA - 2017.605
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  • May 10th 2003

The local ringers' branch is the Witney and Woodstock branch. On May 10th 2003 they had a ringing outing to Leckhampton, Brockworth, Woodchester, Avening, Cherington, Tetbury,

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Bampton & Clanfield ringing outing October 21st 2006

  • BCA - 2017.634
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  • October 21st 2006

On October 21st 2006 the Bampton and Clanfield bellringers went on a ringing tour visiting Kempsford, Highworth, Purton, Ashton Keynes and South Cerney

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Tower cleaning day in St Mary's & Ted Dixey's 80th birthday May 7th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.625
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  • May 7th 2005

Once a year, Bampton bellringers give the ringing chamber a really thorough clean. On May 7th 2005 it was also Ted Dixey's 80th birthday and although Ted had reached a time in his life when cleaning the ringing chamber was too much for him, ...

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Bampton & Clanfield Ringers' tour October 29th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.624
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  • October 29th 2005

The Bampton and Clanfield ringers went on a ringing tour on October 29th 2005. They rang in Marcham, Sunningwell, Cowley, Garsington and Horspath .

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Bampton & Clanfield bellringers' outing April 2nd 2005

  • BCA - 2017.622
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  • April 2nd 2005

On April 2nd 2005 the Bampton and Clanfield bellringers went on a ringing tour to Shipton-under-Wychwood, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Charlbury, Spelsbury, Church Enstone and Chipping Norton.

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Ringing for the 60th anniversary of peace July 10th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.620
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  • July 10th 2005

On July 10th 2005 some of our Bampton bellringers celebrated the 60th anniversary of Peace by ringing the bells of St Mary's. Back row left to right are Hilary Openshaw, Carole Perry, Roger and Margaret Barns, Terry Gregory. Front row left ...

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Witney & Woodstock ringers' branch outing May 8th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.616
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  • May 8th 2004

The Witney and Woodstock branch bellringers' outing on May 8th 2004 took the ringers to the churches in Walston, Church Lawford, Rugby which has two ringing towers in the one church of St Andrew's, one with 8 bells and one with 5 and we ...

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Bampton & Clanfield ringers' outing April 17th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.615
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  • April 17th 2004

Bampton & Clanfield ringers' outing April 17th 2004 was a happy day with ringing in West Hanney, Wantage, Chieveley, Hungerford, East Garston and Lambourn.

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Ride & Stride September 11th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.611
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  • Sseptember 11th 2004

The Ride+Stride is a fun day out for all the family that raises fund for historic churches. Ride+Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk in which people from all over the county of Oxfordshire, walk or cycle between churches, exploring and enjoyi...

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Rogation Sunday Service at the pavilion July 13th 2003

  • BCA - 2017.610
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  • July 13th 2003

The congregation of St Mary The Virgin held their Rogation Sunday Service at the Pavilion in Buckland Road on July 13th 2003. The service was led by Rev. David Lloyd

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Harvest Supper in the Pavilion September 19th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.606
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  • September 19th 2005

St Mary's held a Harvest Supper in the Pavilion in Buckland Road. Apart from food there were readings and singing, solos and much more.

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Bampton and Clanfield bellringers' ringing outing October 25th 2003

  • BCA - 2017.602
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  • October 25th 2003

The Bampton and Clanfield ringers had a good ringing outing on October 21st 2003. They rang in Shipston-on-Stour, Stratford upon Avon, Lower Quinton, Welford-upon-Avon, Ilmington and finally at Lower Brailes.

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Barn Dance in St Mary's September 2003 with the Woodpeckers

  • BCA - 2017.601
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  • September 2003

The Bampton firemen used their strength to move the church pews to the side of the church leaving a large, square space for dancing. We held a harvest barn dance in St Mary's in September 2003 accompanied by the Woodpeckers

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The Bampton WI banner is housed in St Mary's May 21st 2014

  • BCA - 2017.592
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  • May 21st 2014

With the rather sad demise of the Bampton branch of the WI the lovely banner, made by Pat Barratt, was officially welcomed and hung in Saint Mary's in Bampton. One picture shows the diminished group of ex Bampton members attending the little...

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Front and back of a tin coffin plate that belonged to Ted Dixey

  • BCA - 2017.590
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  • not known

This is the front and back view of a coffin plate. Originally the manufacture of coffin plates was a cottage industry. The plates were made by a variety of craftsmen and woman with varying levels of skill. Many plates were made by the local bla...

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Should bellringing be classified as a sport?

  • BCA - 2017.576
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  • February 2016

For some reason, the question 'Should bellringing be classified as a sport?' exercised the minds of a few people in February 2016. These two articles give some thought to the question and it wasn't even 'silly season' for...

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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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Photograph album of Bampton people created by Terry Crowley in 1983

  • BCA - 2017.495
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  • 1983

Terry Crowley felt passionately that a visual record should be made and kept of some of Bampton's citizens who played a very active role in the life of Bampton. This was before digital photograph and photography were relatively expensive. T...

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Newspaper report of The Baptist Women's League

  • BCA - 2017.462
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  • possibly 1960s

A short newspaper article about the Baptist Women's League held in Bampton's Baptist Chapel with guest speaker Mrs Chard of Clanfield. Gifts presented to Mrs R Greenway and Mrs E Papworth in recognition of their services to the League. ...

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Two old postcards of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.460
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  • various dates first half 1900s

These two postcards have pictures of Bampton on. One is a single picture of Church View probably taken in the late 1950s. The other one is a composite of five pictures of varying dates including the War Memorial, south side of the Market Square,...

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The Mother's Union in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.445
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  • c2002

These five photographs were taken by Margaret Chaundy, who was a member of the Mother's Union, at different events. They include Judy Devas, Jill & Chris Ruck, Wendy Eldret, Arthur Pont and Keir Smith who had gathered in Jill and Chris&#...

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Funeral of gypsy Tom Smith aged 59 September 1967

  • BCA - 2017.435
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  • September 1967

There was a gypsy funeral in September 1967 attended by approximately 300 mourners who came from Northamptonshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Berkshire and Warwickshire. Mr Tom Smith aged 59, son of a Gypsy Queen. Tom had affectionately been know...

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Mother's Union ladies serve tea at the Flower Festival in ST Mary's c2000

  • BCA - 2017.402
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  • c2000

Ladies from the Mother's Union serve teas at the Flower Festival in St Mary's c2000. Mrs Frances Money in the purple beret and her daughter-in-law Madeleine in the pink blouse. Enjoying a cup of tea is Stuart Pearce (d. Jan 2017)

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Indoor parish picnic in the Bush Club c2000

  • BCA - 2017.396
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  • c2000

These two pages in the pdf each have two pictures and record the children enjoying the parish picnic indoors in the Bush Club c2000

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Christian Aid sale at Cobb House May 13th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.387
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  • May 13th 2004

Six photographs of a sale at Cobb House to raise funds for Christian Aid. People in the pictures include Dr Alan Gaydon and John Battersby, Mary and Dennis Bambury, Rev David Lloyd, Rev David Battersby, Liz Banham, Jill Ruck, Lizann Murray-Clark ...

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Flyer for 'Music In Country Churches' May 20th & 21st 2011 in St Mary's Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.376
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  • May 20th & 21st 2011

HRH Prince Charles The Prince of Wales is patron of 'Music in Country Churches' and on Saturday May 21st 2011 he came to Saint Mary The Virgin church in Bampton for the evening concert. Monies raised were to be for the church at Stanton...

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Photograph of the Summertown United Reformed Church Bible Books Triptychs

  • BCA - 2017.370
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  • October 2016

The Summertown United Reformed Church created this beautiful triptych of the books of the bible. The photographs show the triptych and pages of explanation provided by the church. They have it out on loan for a month at a time to churches and as...

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Bampton Church Bellringers' savings book 1959-1972

  • BCA - 2017.275
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  • Feb 2nd 1959 - Aug 24th 1972

This savings account with the Midland Bank was used to earn interest on monies received by the bellringers, for ringing for weddings, who during the period of this savings account used the money to buy new ropes when needed and grease to lubricate...

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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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