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Chris Timms, choirboy, sailor and fireman

  • BCA - 2018.1478
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Chris Timms aged 17 in 1943 wearing Royal Navy uniform in the picture. The sound recording was made on April 15th 2004 and Christ talks about his time in the Navy in a mine sweeper.Chris Timms and friend Michael Hirons in Church View in 1933. No...

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Bampton Community Plan Report 2015

  • BCA - 2018.1470
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  • 2015

In 2015 most households filled in a questionnaire and this is a well-collated report of the findings. CONTENTS include:-Survey Coverage: Household QuestionnaireThe RespondentsTheir HomesTheir FamiliesIndividual QuestionnaireLiving in BamptonHousi...

Bampton Community Archive

Bill Govier's flower and vegetable garden

  • BCA - 2018.1468
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  • 2002-2004

A407,408 and 409 – Bill Govier’s vegetable garden 1987 and a grandson with a very large runner bean. Grandchildren with a lettuce sitting amongst the vegetables and others getting in the potatoes.A410 – the verge outside Bill’s bungalow opposite ...

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Alice Puttock and 4 generations of her family

  • BCA - 2018.1466
  • Item
  • 1943 and late C20th

Mrs Brookes, Alice Peacock her daughter and grandchild. Mrs Brooks was the midwife and layer out! This picture was taken soon after the millennium.Lance Sergeant Thomas William Peacock, who died crossing the River Po in Italy 23rd April 1945. T...

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Photographs taken in 1904

  • BCA - 2018.1426
  • Item
  • 1904

The pictures were created from celluloid negatives measuring five inches x four inches created in 1904 that were sent to the Archive by Lucinda Leech. The chairman of the Witney photographic club, Brian Lee, very kindly made positive images out o...

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The Eeles family, their shop and family tree

  • BCA - 2017.787
  • Item
  • various

These are photographs and documents and family trees all to do with the Eeles family.EDWARD ~2 - Edward Rolls in his cousin's (the Hon Charles Rolls) model plane. Edward Rolls was related to Grace Eeles of Eeles grocery store (now Budgens 20...

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The Eeles family, here and in Canada and some family trees

  • BCA - 2017.525
  • Item
  • various from late C19th

This photograph is of the Eeles family. There are pages about the branch of the family that emigrated to Canada, pension awarded to Ebenezer Eeles and his discharge certificate and pension notification and a form from the dispersal hospital centr...

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Tony Allam baking the last batches of bread before Constables closed c1981

  • BCA - 2017.538
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  • c1981

Tony Allam was the baker for Mrs Constable for many years. The shop was by the roundabout opposite The Talbot and is now the Chinese takeaway called Mark's Kitchen. These photographs show the beautiful ovens and all the surrounding area.BA8...

Bampton Community Archive

Kelly's 1895 directory

  • BCA - 2018.1454
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  • 1895

POST, M.O. & T.O., S. B., Express Delivery & Annuity & Insurance Office. Thomas Wells Pembrey, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Faringdon at 5.30 am & 3.30 pm; dispatched at 9.10 am & 8.30 pm (box closes at7.50 pm); dispa...

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Les and Stella 'King of Kings of Bampton' and later, the Post Office

  • BCA - 2018.1450
  • Item
  • March 10th 1927 to October 5th 2012

LESLIE THOMAS KING (10th March 1927 – 5th October 2012)Les was born in Coventry in 1927 to Gertrude and William King; a brother to Bill, Mary, Terry and Roselyn. He attended King Henry VIII Grammar School, passing his School Certificate in six su...

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Mark Woods from Bampton dies from neglect after blunder by ATOS

  • BCA - 2018.1447
  • Item
  • 2014 to 2015

Witney Gazette July 1st 2015. “Mark Wood weighed just 5st 8lb when he died of starvation. ATOS healthcare did a reassessment of his ability to work and declared him fully fit, without consulting Dr Ward in Bampton surgery. His mental condition ...

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New National Health System July 5th 1948

  • BCA - 2018.1440
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  • July 5th 1948

The National Health System was brought into being on July 5th 1948. This publication was sent to every household explain what the National Health System is and how it would work. The first part tells people to:-choose your doctor nowmaternity se...

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The Drinkwater family

  • BCA - 2018.1431
  • Item
  • 1910 to 1975

A photograph of Frank Drinkwater in his WWI uniform at his garden gate.A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in bull fighter's clothes for the fun of the picture.Bill's character reference and certificate of discharge from the Royal Field Arti...

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Colin Knight 1943 to April 22nd 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1429
  • Item
  • 1943 to 2017

Bampton Morris Men in Glebelands in 1991. Colin Knight and the team with a painting of Colin dancing the Broom Dance.Bampton Morris Men. Colin Knight dancing the Broom Dance and Colin Bathe on melodeon 1989.Sam Bennett of Ilmington dancing the br...

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Frank Hudson's family photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1193
  • Item
  • C20th

Frank Hudson was raised by his grandparents, Albert and Mary Elizabeth 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 grandpa...

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'Rocky' Ernest Hunt

  • BCA - 2018.1417
  • Item
  • 1980s

'Rocky', Ernest Hunt in the Elephant and Castle. Rocky was a much loved character in Bampton, always taking part in any event. He was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest ...

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The Death of Tim Tomlins October 6th 1936

  • BCA - 2018.1415
  • Item
  • October 6th 1936 to October 29th 2017

Tim was a very well known character around Bampton particularly because of his steam engine The Lord Nelson which was at his home at The Swan in Buckland Road. For many years he grew cyclamen and many Bamptonians have specimens in their gardens t...

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The death of Brian Shurey September 21st 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1414
  • Item
  • December 27th 1944 - September 21st 2017

Brian was a much loved man who took a very active part in many aspects of life in Bampton. I hope one day his family will give me a copy of their eulogy so that this memory of Brian can do him the justice he deserves.

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Wood Green school bus crashes; 3 die and 16 hurt February 3rd 1972

  • BCA - 2017.723
  • Item
  • February 3rd 1972

In icy and snowy conditions the bus bringing children from Wood Green School to Bampton crashed at Hoppy's Corner killing two boys, Gary Gerhardt from Bampton and Gary John Hawkins from Clanfield. At least 14 of the 46 pupils on the coach we...

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Chris Timms May 15th 1926 to December 16th 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1400
  • Item
  • 1926 to 2017

Chris Timms aged 17 in 1943 wearing Royal Navy uniform in the picture. The sound recording was made on April 15th 2004 and Christ talks about his time in the Navy in a mine sweeper.Chris Timms and friend Michael Hirons in Church View in 1933. No...

Bampton Community Archive

Cycle ride to raise the need for a cycle pathway Bampton-Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2017.245
  • Item
  • 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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Postcards to and from home during WWI and WWII

  • BCA - 2018.1398
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  • WWI and WWII

These postcards were sent during WWI and WWII. They are between the Townsend family who lived at the Elephant and Castle during WWI but across the road at Castle View Farm in WWII. There are cards to and from members of the Flux family who lived...

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Terry, Janet, Keith and Brian Rouse May 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1061
  • Item
  • 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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Rose Gerring, born December 12th 1923, died September 2013

  • BCA - 2017.448
  • Item
  • Dec 12th 1923 to July 16th 2013

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Bill Daniels, man and boy

  • BCA - 2017.1299
  • Item
  • C20th

Bill Daniels aged 12. Bill grew up to become a Morris Dancer with the Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers and for many years, from the age of 12 he was a member of the Mummers when they were reformed in 1946. The newly reformed Mummers in 1946 wer...

Bampton Community Archive

Old Folk's Memories collected by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1364
  • Item
  • C20th

Lloyd Hughes Owens, headmaster of the National School in Church View up to its closure when the new school opened in 1960 was keen to capture the knowledge and thoughts of the 'Old Folks' of Bampton and this pdf is the result. It covers...

Bampton Community Archive

Alan Clarke, landlord of The Horse Shoe dies September 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.820
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  • June 17th 1953 to September 29th 2013

Alan Clarke died suddenly on Monday September 29th 2013. He was landlord of the Horse Shoe in Bampton. The article gives far more information about Alan's working life

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Colonel Michael Roberts 1912-2005 & wife Diana 1917-2013

  • BCA - 2018.1380
  • Item
  • 1912 2013

Colonel Mike Roberts and Diana came to live in Bampton when Mike retired from the army. His early army career was in India and Burma and he and Diana came back to the UK just before partition. An interview with Diana can be found at https://yout...

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Antique Shops in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1371
  • Item
  • 1952 1976

All but one of these pictures are of Mr & Mrs Hill's antique shop which was next door to the Horse Shoe Inn. It became Arthur Hill, their son's shop. There was also an antique shop in the Market Square between the garage and the WI...

Bampton Community Archive

Oliver Onesipherous Collett, jeweller, garage mechanic, car builder

  • BCA - 2017.1293
  • Item
  • early C20th

Oliver Onesipherous Collett opened a shop in Cheapside in 1888 where he sold jewellery and repaired watches. His excitement was really in motorised transport and a little before 1900 he built a motorcycle and not long after he built the first sid...

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Leslie Thomas King March 10th 1927 to October 5th 2012

  • BCA - 2018.1353
  • Item
  • 1927 2012

Sadly, Les never felt able to do the filmed interview that Jo Lewington and I hoped to do, but Terry and I spent a very happy afternoon with Les when we had a many a good laugh and I made notes as soon as I got home. He never got over losing Stel...

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Old Time Bampton People by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2018.1365
  • Item
  • 1970s

This album of 'Old Time Bampton People' was put together by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s. It's a wonderful collection of photographs and text covering topics and people - Bampton Fire Brigade; Morris dancers; William Nathan ...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cutting from 1958 to 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1363
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  • 1958 1973

These newspaper cuttings are from 1958 to 1973 and are of very mixed topics. They cover:- ghosts of Bampton and the story of the great shirt race; Mr & Mrs Blaine licensee of the Talbot; Paul Bovington with his dog Crackers; Mrs Lucy Martin l...

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History of the Bampton Spurretts as far as was known at January 22nd 1971

  • BCA - 2018.1362
  • Item
  • 1971

Research was done by Lloyd Hughes Owens and cousin Sheila and Syd Emms up to January 1971 into the Bampton Spurretts. Much more is now available on line but the letters and family tree are a good starting point for anyone connected with this family.

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Funeral of Ray Evans May 16th 1927 to Sept 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1217
  • Item
  • 1927-2017

https://youtu.be/nqnMaTmrykMhttps://youtu.be/iHEL-7BZEBcThe first one of these two YouTube films is of Ray talking about his training in Catterick and subsequent life working in the Royal Corps of Signals. When not working abroad, Ray was posted ...

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Chris Timm May 15th 1926 to December 16th 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1358
  • Item
  • 1926 2017

Chris Timms took part in Bampton life in many ways. He was a keen cricketer and played for Bampton. He joined the Navy and served during WWII and much later in his life he became a member of the Royal British Legion. Apart from the picture abov...

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Death announced of Nancy Irene Busby. October 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1357
  • Item
  • 2017

The Busby family ran a department store in Bampton that included what today (January 2018) is the Pottery Shop on the corner of Bushey Row with High Street, Strawberry Cottage and Lesta House. One of the sons of the family was Alfred Busby and he...

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Gilbert 'Gilly' Annesley Marsh December 24th 1927 to July 17th 2016

  • BCA - 2018.1356
  • Item
  • 1927 2016

Gilly and his wife Aline retired to Bampton and lived in Field Cottage on the edge of Sandfords Field. He was such a lovely man and he, along with Michael Cooper did two really fascinating exhibitions for the Archive on the architecture of buildi...

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William 'Bill' Ernest John Daniels. 1934 to December 2013

  • BCA - 2018.1355
  • Item
  • 1934 2013

Bill took a full part in the life of Bampton. He was a Morris dancer with Francis Shergold's side, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men. Just after WWII when he was 12 years old, he was one of the group of young boys along with Ted Hunt who g...

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Muriel Miriam Newman July 17th 1923 to February 23rd 2010

  • BCA - 2018.1354
  • Item
  • 1923 2010

Muriel, or Midge as she was known to us in Bampton, was a member of the choir at St Mary's in Bampton, father of Graham Newman who married Janet Elward. She was a lovely lady and much missed by those of us who knew her in the choir.

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Kathleen 'Kitty' Jackson November 17th 1920 to March 14th 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1352
  • Item
  • 1920 2011

Kitty lived her whole life in Bampton and was very involved in many aspects of Bampton life from helping to collect items around the village for raffle prizes and jumble sales to helping fellow citizens with things like shopping when they were unw...

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Julian Johnston October 23rd 1932 to July 19th 2008

  • BCA - 2018.1351
  • Item
  • 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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Janet Lucy Walsh March 16th 1953 to August 26th 2016

  • BCA - 2018.1349
  • Item
  • 1953 2016

Janet was the most lovely lady who could not talk without smile at the same time which is such a delightful disposition. She was married to Bampton Morris dancer Jasper (Oliver) Walsh.

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Isabel Dorothy Collins June 12th 1920 to December 12th 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1348
  • Item
  • 1920 2011

Isabel and her husband George came to live in Bampton in the early years of WWII. They had bought Weald farm and moved into the main farmhouse with the farm and some years later they bought and moved into Greyshott house where Isabel lived for th...

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Hilda May Kent December 17th 1916 to June 11th 2012

  • BCA - 2018.1347
  • Item
  • 1916 to 2012

Hilda came to live in Bampton soon after WWII and played a very active part in so many areas of Bampton life. She taught very many people to drive and after she retired and the Bush Club started, Hilda created a wonderful display on a myriad of s...

Bampton Community Archive

Death of Christine Connaughton 1947- Dec 3rd 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1345
  • Item
  • 1947-2017

"I’m sure you will all have your own special memories of Chris. There is a lot to be said for social media. It has enabled so many of you to make contact with Chris’s family this week. I think I have read somewhere in the region of 330 mes...

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Death of Brenda Sapsford May 24th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1197
  • Item
  • 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 until its sad demise and she was also a very efficient Parish Clerk in Bamp...

Bampton Community Archive

Sub officer Arthur Beckley receives BEM at the County Fire HQ in Kidlington

  • BCA - 2017.749
  • Item
  • c1973

Sub Officer Arthur H Beckley joined the NFS as a fireman at Bampton in 1946 and was officer in charge from 1960. I think this cutting is from a local paper approximately 1973. Arthur was awarded the BEM for his outstanding service. Arthur was b...

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John Honour Willmer Nov 11th 1920 to Aug 11th 2014

  • BCA - 2018.1343
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  • 1920-2014

Richard Willmer arrived at Friars Court as a tenant farmer in 1917. He was a successful hay and straw merchant who, at one time, was one of the main hay suppliers to both Great Western Railways and the collieries in Wales. Richard married Mary Hon...

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Plantation Cottages on the western edge of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1252
  • Item
  • 1965

Plantation Cottages were two semi-detached dwellings. If you go from the middle of Bampton towards Clanfield, there is a public footpath just after the last buildings on the right by the 30mph sign. Following that footpath takes you along the si...

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Bill Daniels and his family

  • BCA - 2018.1322
  • Item
  • 20th century

These photograph are of Bill Daniels as a 12 year old boy in the Mummers and as an adult in military uniform and in the Shirt Race. There are also pictures of his father Ernie Daniels and his mother. In the photograph of the mummers yo can also ...

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Memories of the members of the Darby and Joan Club compiled in 1962

  • BCA - 2018.1319
  • Item
  • 1962

The Darby and Joan Club was for those who were 60 and over. In 1962 they made a scrapbook of members' memories. Topics covered include:- Morris dancing; Whitsuntide Garlands; the Mummers; Bampton Fair; Bampton Fire Brigade; Church, Chapel a...

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Bobby Wells gives his father's fiddle to Reg Hall 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1314
  • Item
  • 1973

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells, 1868-1953, played the fiddle as well as both dancing and fooling for the Bampton Morris for very many years. In these two photographs taken on Bank Holiday Monday 1973 his son Bobby is seen donating Jingy&#...

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William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells, playing his fiddle and a close look at his clothes

  • BCA - 2018.1312
  • Item
  • first half nineteen hundreds

Jingy Wells, real name William Nathan Wells danced for many years and played the fiddle for even more. His first fiddle he made from a large corned beef tin for a sound box and a broom handle. He was completely self taught. After an eye infecti...

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Extracts copied from the ledger of builder John H. Joyce, 1907-1910

  • BCA - 2017.405
  • Item

The very large ledge book belonging to builder J H Joyce records his clients' names, addresses and where they lived and Miriam James has copied some out for ease of reading. Although Mr Joyce lived in Bampton it can be seen that he occasion...

Bampton Community Archive

Francis Shergold tells whose dancing style he copied

  • BCA - 2017.1305
  • Item
  • 1987

Francis Shergold tells whose dancing style he liked very much and copied when he was learning to dance. Then we hear the Bampton Traditional Morris men dancing to Foggy Dew, one day in 1987. The recording lasts 3 mins.

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Evacuee children in Bampton enjoying games at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2017.1298
  • Item
  • C1940

These children are all evacuees from Bow in London. Here, they are being given the fun of some games at Weald Manor. The young girl at the front on the right is now Mrs Joyce Cotter, neé Chambers and the girl on the right of the middle row in th...

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"Rocky" to his friends, "Dicky" to his family - Ernest Bishop

  • BCA - 2017.1296
  • Item
  • c1985

'Rocky' Ernie Hunt, seen here in a pub in Bampton, was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest Bishop. He worked at the Royal Corps of Signals camp in Weald and continued wor...

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Filmed interviews with Bampton people by Bampton Community Archive

  • BCA - 2017.1288
  • Item
  • 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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Funeral program for Molly Daphne Rose Nov. 26th 1920 to October 16th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1286
  • Item
  • 1920 - 2016

This is the funeral program from the service in St Mary The Virgin church, Bampton for Molly Daphne Rose, November 26th 1920 to October 16th 2016. See entry 2017.1285 for information about Molly's war work in the ATA. See https://youtu.be/F...

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Deaths of Evalyn Lottie Rose Hornsby & Frederick Charles Hornsby 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1279
  • Item
  • May & August 2015

Evalyn Lottie Rose Hornsby, November 17th 1936 - May 30th 2015. Evalyn attended the National School in Church View and she lived and worked in Bampton and Lew all her life. Her husband worked for John Henly on Deanery Farm and later for his son R...

Bampton Community Archive

The War Memorial in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.582
  • Item
  • 1914 - 2009

The War Memorial in the Market Square has names on from the WWI, WWII and Afghanistan. These photographs take you around the memorial so that you can see every name on it. It also shows the newly added name in 2009 of Jason Mackie (Afghanistan) ...

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June & Graham Taylor's scrapbook

  • BCA - 2017.1274
  • Item
  • 1951-1957

June and Graham have kept a scrapbook of various events in their life and these pages offer a few of them. It begins with their Golden Wedding Anniversary card of September 4th 2004 which was a lovely event celebrated with their family and friend...

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Lloyd Hughes Owens' account of schools in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.717
  • Item
  • mostly first 60 years of C20th

When Lloyd Hughes Owens retired in the 1960s he put the finishing touches to his album all about schools in Bampton. There is mention of the Old Grammar School, now our library and the exhibition room used by West Ox Arts and the Archive called t...

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Obituary for Hilda Kent at her funeral in St Mary's

  • BCA - 2017.1237
  • Item
  • June 11th 2012

This is an eclectic mix of items about Hilda Kent & Margaret Howse. There is an item from The Beam about both ladies, a photograph taken July 7th 1919 of Ellie Kent, Hilda's aunt and Hilda's funeral address in 2012 given by Rev. Dav...

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Obituary from The Beam, July 2012, for Hilda Kent

  • BCA - 2017.1235
  • Item
  • 2012

An article from the July 2012 issue of The Beam. An obituary Hilda Kent. Hilda came to Bampton with a friend, Margaret Howse after WWII where Hilda was in charge of the Land Army girls in Witney. After the war Hilda drove a bus and Margaret was...

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Hilda Kent recalls her working life

  • BCA - 2017.1233
  • Item
  • C1990

Hilda Kent had many jobs through her working life but nearly all involved driving and this is the fascinating story of her working life. She drove horse boxes when young then a Taxi in Bexhill and once WWII broke out she drove soldiers in a bus t...

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The story of Heidi the German Shepherd dog owned by Hilda Kent & Margaret Howse

  • BCA - 2017.1232
  • Item
  • C1990

This is the life story of Heidi, a beautiful German Shepherd dog who eventually was lucky enough to find a home with Hilda Kent and Margaret Howse in Cromwell House, Cheapside. Heidi had a very inauspicious start to her life but it finally ended ...

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Picture postcard of the Horse Fair outside the Wheat Sheaf

  • BCA - 2017.1231
  • Item
  • 1924

This postcard, showing both the picture and the writing on the back, was written and posted in 1924 by Mrs Emmie Sollis to Miss J M Pearce. It was in the collection of items from Rose Gerring's house given to the Archive after she died. Mrs...

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Margaret "Maggie" Snook 1927-2017

  • BCA - 2017.1219
  • Item
  • 1927-2017

Margaret Snook, known to all in Bampton as Maggie was someone gave; she gave her love, her time and enjoyment of taking part in Bampton's activities. Do read the funeral address to read about her life.

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Faith Elizabeth "Fay" Smith 1929-2017

  • BCA - 2017.1218
  • Item
  • 1929-2017

Faith Elizabeth Smith, known to all in Bampton as Fay, was born here and worked here for much of her life, firstly for the Barlow-Robinson Family at Ham Court and then for the Colvile Family at Weald Manor. The address will give you a wonderful i...

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Obituary in The Guardian for Molly Rose OBE aged 95. ATA pilot in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.373
  • Item
  • November 19th 2016

This is the obituary written in The Guardian newspaper on November 19th 2016 for Molly Rose who was 95. Molly was one of the few remaining female pilots who were in the ATA during WWII where she flew 38 different aircraft. She was the wife of Be...

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Memory Lane created at Bampton Rosebank Care Home

  • BCA - 2017.1213
  • Item
  • August 2017

Rosebank Care Home in Bampton has gone the extra mile creating a Memory Lane Corridor designed to provide visual and sensory awareness and a "time out" area for reminiscences and relaxation. Councillor Norman MacRae from WODC official c...

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The Drinkwater family

  • BCA - 2017.1207
  • Item
  • possibly 1950s

These two photographs are of the Drinkwater family, one a family wedding and the other one a family group. If anyone can give me names and dates please use the link to the Archive on the front page of this website by clicking on Bampton Community...

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Ada Tanner, Albert & Florence, around 1915-16

  • BCA - 2017.1204
  • Item
  • 1915-1916

This postcard was lent to the Archive by John Broxholme, who is a descendant. John said "As you can see the picture is well worn, but at least it survived as long as it did in France. Remarkably the creases have managed to miss the faces! ...

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Mr Bovington's safe return from the Falklands War is celebrated

  • BCA - 2017.562
  • Item
  • 1984

The photograph shows the joy and celebration of the return of Mr Bovington from the Falklands War - he is standing at the front of the group with his mother Yvette and they are surrounded by families who live very close to them in Bampton

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Pte William Johnson's granddaughter supports the Popply Appeal 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1194
  • Item
  • 2016

Pte William Johnson rescued a fellow soldier while under fire and having been shot in the leg. Sadly, the comrade he rescued died the following day but he was awarded the Military Medal and received a citation from King George V and the people of...

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Kit Jackson's photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1192
  • Item
  • 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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The Townsend family who lived at No4 Town House, High Street

  • BCA - 2017.1187
  • Item
  • early C20th

At the start of the C20th the Townsend family ran a Cycle shop in the house now called No4 Town House, High Street. The photographs show mother Susan with her children Rita, Lucy Elizabeth, Colin. Colin was the father of Phyllis who you can see ...

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Postcards written in 1905, 1907 and 1908

  • BCA - 2017.1185
  • Item
  • 1905-1908

These postcards were posted in 1905, 1907 and 1908. Three are to Miss K Phillips at The Lodge, Stanton Harcourt and one to Mrs W J Johnson at Syringa Cottage, Aston. Syringa is the Latin name for Lilac so one would hope the cottage had at least ...

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Freda Bradley - funeral program and eulogy

  • BCA - 2017.1180
  • Item
  • May 3rd 2017

Freda Bradley, born April 13th 1927, died April 14th 2017 always took a full part in the life of Bampton right from her childhood and she was proud to be born and bred here. She wrote a lovely book about her life here which has proved to be a del...

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Obituary. Squadron Leader (ret'd) Stuart Luff Pierce, MBE

  • BCA - 2017.1175
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  • December 27th 2016

This obituary for Stuart Luff Pierce MBE was in the March issue of The Beam. Stuart was born in 1932 and died suddenly on December 27th 2016. Stuart and his wife Jesse made their home in Bampton in 1970. He was an active member of various chari...

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Harry E Pocock in fireman's uniform 1934

  • BCA - 2017.1147
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  • 1934

Harry Pocock lived at No2 Broad Street and was the person who went around the farms in Bampton and out as far as a farm in Thrupp by Oxford to thrash the corn on farms before the days of the combine harvester. He was also one of Bampton's re...

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Morris pictures over several decades

  • BCA - 2017.381
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  • 1932 to 2000

This collection of photographs was found in an outbuilding behind the Horse Shoe pub. They range from Reg Hall playing the fiddle, Francis Shergold play the melodeon, the Bampton Traditional Morris side c1970, c1995 and 1966 and on the steps of t...

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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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The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
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  • 1910

The White family lived in Sandford Cottage, the thatched cottage on the south side of Sandford field from at least as early as 1900. These photographs cover the period 1910 to 1960. They are all family related, some babies, children, adults, in ...

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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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