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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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Ledger of Mr J A Joyce beginning July 16th 1907

  • BCA - 2017.1282
  • Item
  • July 16th 1907

This is the Ledger kept by Mr J A Joyce and the earliest entry is for July 16th 1907. He meticulously heads each page with the name of the person for whom he did work, the date and all the work done. It is a wonderful description of the work don...

Bampton Community Archive

Show program and schedule, Bampton Horticultural Soc 1980

  • BCA - 2017.1276
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  • 1980

This is the Show guide produce by the Bampton Horticultural Society for their Flower Show August 9th 1980 and their Autumn Show October 4th 1980. Apart from seeing all the classes that can be entered, it is also interesting to see which local bus...

Bampton Community Archive

Restoration work on the Town Hall autumn 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1262
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  • autumn 2017

The wooden window frames of the Town Hall were in need of repair by 2017. Scaffolding totally surrounded the building for this work October 2017 as can be seen in these 4 photographs. They also show a poster advertising the Mid Season Sale at th...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Bampton Community Archive

Bridge Street first half of C20th

  • BCA - 2017.1205
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  • early twentieth century

This picture postcard shows Bridge Street from opposite Sherbourne Villas looking east. The nearer pub is the Wheat Sheaf which became the Post Office in 1972. The thatched pub is the Elephant & Castle. The barn on the angle of the turn int...

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Town Hall, the Drapers shop & The Talbot seen from Cheapside

  • BCA - 2017.1190
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  • early C20th

This picture was taken from the middle of the road in Cheapside. On the left is the Town Hall with nearly all the archways filled in; the two on the right in the sunshine were unblocked so the space inside could be used as a bus stop shelter a li...

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Bampton Community Shop re-opens in new premises

  • BCA - 2017.1179
  • Item
  • January 26th 2017

The Community Shop was forced to close down at the end of 2015, but when new premises became available, almost next door to their previous shop, a wonderful group of people set to and got the new shop up and running and opened on January 26th 2017...

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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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£1m to be spent on Oxfordshire's locks in winter 2016/17

  • BCA - 2017.1104
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  • 2016-2017

The Environment Agency will spend £1.2m repairing the locks on the Thames, five in Oxfordshire plus one in Berkshire, one in Buckinghamshire and one in Surrey through the winter of 2016-2017. Both gates at Shifford Lock to be removed so the frame...

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Oliver Onesipherous Collett made the Bampton Voiturette in 1901-1902

  • BCA - 2017.1103
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  • 1901-1902

In September 2008 Graham Newman put together an interesting exhibition about Oliver Onesipherous Collett who was a shop keeper, watch maker and repairer but he also built a car in 2001-2 which he called the Bampton Voiturette. The car was seen as...

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The Horse Shoe in 1910, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.464
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  • 1910

The Horse Shoe as it was in 1910 with two ladies and a dog standing in the doorway. The sign says The Horse Shoe, Morlands Entire. This Inn was badly burnt in a fire in 1925 and was rebuilt a little closer to the Town Hall and the butcher's...

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Petrol Pumps outside Crowell House

  • BCA - 2017.1055
  • Item
  • 1970s

Hughes Garage was behind Cromwell House, the shop was on the corner next to it, now Exeter House and the petrol pumps for the garage were right in front of Cromwell House.

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Pictures from Lucinda Leech from negatives created in 1904

  • BCA - 2017.1037
  • Item
  • 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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John Lester's photographs of the Busby family 1938

  • BCA - 2017.1024
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  • 1938

As an 11 year old boy, John Lester came to visit the Busby family in 1938 at harvest time. The Busby family owned the shop in the High Street in Bampton. John sent us his scanned copies of his family, the Busby family and himself as a young boy ...

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Bampton Town Crier's bell

  • BCA - 2017.987
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  • first half twentieth century

Bampton had a Town Crier called Mr Cox who lived in a cottage belonging to The Elms in Broad Street. He wore some sort of uniform and paraded the village on a tricycle ringing his bell and making his announcements.

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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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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 Cotton Club closing down March 2010

  • BCA - 2017.938
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  • March 2010

After at least two decades, the Cotton Club was forced to close down because the lease was up and the renewal contract offered was just not viable.

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I E Busby store, High Street

  • BCA - 2017.921
  • Item
  • 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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Tom and Sylvia Papworth's Papershop

  • BCA - 2017.912
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  • 2010

Tom & Sylvia Papworth's papershop was owned by Tom's mother Emmie before them and they retained the name 'Emmies' because that's what everyone called the shop. Before Emmie had it, her brother George ran the shop. To...

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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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Patrick Strainge, butcher in Bampton late twentieth century

  • BCA - 2017.903
  • Item
  • late twentieth century

https://youtu.be/F9LPFGflOew This is the YouTube address for the filmed interview we did with Patrick about his working life. His training for being a butcher and where it was done are really interesting and I don't know if it is still avai...

Bampton Community Archive

Floorboard from the old Grammar School

  • BCA - 2017.894
  • Item
  • 1914

When work was being done around one of the windows upstairs in the Grammar School in Church View, the builder Drew Warren saw writing on one piece of floorboard and thoughtfully passed it on to David Pullman who gave it to the Archive to record. ...

Bampton Community Archive

Adrian Simmonds in retirement. 2010

  • BCA - 2017.885
  • Item
  • 2010

When Adrian Simmonds retired and closed his shop in the Market Square, he adapted the shop to make a workshop where he painstakingly digitised his many photographs and used the shelving to display his collections of many interesting items. https:...

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The Wheat Sheaf and papershop next door, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.851
  • Item
  • c1930

This is a photograph of the Wheat Sheaf which ceased to be a pub in 1972 when it became a post office. Early in the C20th an elderly lady used to cook fish to order in large open skillets like a giant wok and you went in via the door next to the ...

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The Poachers Rest in June 1980

  • BCA - 2017.850
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  • June 1980

The Poachers rest was a cafe first and then it became a restaurant. Like many shops and businesses on the main roads through Bampton and in the Market Square, it has become a private dwelling. Long before it was a cafe, it was Barclays Bank.

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History of Witney Point Blankets

  • BCA - 2017.832
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  • September 2016

Derek West of the Witney Gazette has an article most weeks where he looks back at people, places and events. Witney Blankets are famous across in Canada as well as in the home country. Witney point blankets have a fascinating history and I saw s...

Bampton Community Archive

Ron HIckman, butcher in Bampton in the 1970s and 80s dies

  • BCA - 2017.797
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  • n/a

Ron Hickman ran a butcher's shop on Smiths Estate before buying the butcher's shop in Bridge Street where he stayed until the 1980s when he sold it to Patrick Strainge. Ron and his wife Betty were much liked here in Bampton and news of ...

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Bampton Community Shop to close 2016

  • BCA - 2017.768
  • Item
  • spring 2016

A MUCH-LOVED shop in Bampton is closing after nearly a decade, following a dispute about storing its stock. Bampton Community Shop has provided the parish with a wide range of bric-and-brac items often donated by members of the public, while also...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Horticultural Society Schedule for 1980

  • BCA - 2017.760
  • Item
  • 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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Constables bakery has a fire 1969

  • BCA - 2017.747
  • Item
  • 1969

In 1969 Constables bakery on the corner of Market Square / Bridge Street / Rosemary Lane had a fire, the second one in the same year.

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Newspaper cutting showing Arthur Hill's antique shop July 8th 1960

  • BCA - 2017.734
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  • July 8th 1960

Arthur Hill took over the running of the family antique shop from his parents. Over the years it became much more a bric-a-brac shop and requests for anything seen in the window which was not easy to get at was met with 'My executors will ge...

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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...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper adverts for businesses in Bampton in 1954

  • BCA - 2017.730
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  • 1954

These adverts are all from local papers from either November 11th or 26th 1954. Hughes Garage in Cheapside; Jubilee Inn and Cafe in the Market Square; W E Slim western end of Market Square; Margaret Roberts hairdresser, Constables for homemade br...

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A Shirt Race in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.714
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  • 1970s

This picture is taken in Market Square to show the Shirt Race. However, at this time there was no porch built on to the WI Hall (now the Village Hall), No4 Town House is still a shop and the arch nearest downstairs of the Town Hall is open. The ...

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Cheapside with 1890 on the back of the photo

  • BCA - 2017.710
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  • 1890

This photograph was made into a card. On the back is written 1890. You can just work out the name Holloway over the building that most of us think of as Adrian Simmonds' home and shop. Present day three story dwelling Eton Villas are yet t...

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Old Time Bampton People by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2017.702
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  • c1973

About 1973 Lloyd Hughes Owens made an album about some of the old people in Bampton with photographs and text. This is the album

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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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Daniel Gibbard, blacksmith

  • BCA - 2017.646
  • Item
  • 1904

Daniel Gibbard was one of Bampton's blacksmiths and this photograph was taken in 1904. The church parish almanac for 1904 can be seen very clearly on the wall behind him. The items on the mantle shelf, on his table and his long stemmed pipe...

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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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Death of Alan Clarke landlord of The Horse Shoe

  • BCA - 2017.556
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  • October 9th 2013

Alan Clarke, the landlord of the Horse Shoe died suddenly on Monday evening. Alan was a great supporter of many events in Bampton; his pub was the headquarters of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men; he was instrumental in helping to raise money f...

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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.

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Bampton Horticultural Flower Show August 9th 1980 and October 4th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.533
  • Item
  • 1980

This is the catalogue produced by Bampton Horticultural Society for their two shows in 1980, one on Saturday August 9th and the second one on Saturday October 4th. Apart from the necessary entry information for the two shows there are adverts for...

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Mr & Mrs Hill & son Arthur Hill's antique cum bric-a-brac shop in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.526
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Mr & Mrs Hill ran an antique shop in Bridge Street which was later taken over by their son Arthur. It became a bric-a-brac shop. Many items were put outside on display each week and Arthur was always ready and willing to talk with people. L...

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Shops I E Busby and Clark & Son

  • BCA - 2017.518
  • Item
  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

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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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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Adverts in a 2007 issue of The Beam

  • BCA - 2017.494
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  • 2007

These were some of the adverts in a 2007 issue of The Beam. They are for The Tack Shop in Duttons, Spring Hair & Beauty, Bampton Physiotherapy & Associates, N J Woodley building maintenance, The Morris Clown Inn, Wheelgate House B&B, ...

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Emmie Papworth delivering goods by horse and cart

  • BCA - 2017.409
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  • pre WWII

Before WWII Emmie Papworth used to go around Bampton with a horse and cart selling goods. In this photograph of her she is accompanied by her sister Rose. The horse was called Kit.

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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...

Bampton Community Archive

Extracts copied for the ledger of builder J H Joyce, 1907-1910

  • BCA - 2017.405
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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...

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Mrs Frances Money and her husband Percy, a shoemaker

  • BCA - 2017.390
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The photograph of Mrs Money was probably taken about c2000. The one of her husband in his workshop in Bridge Street was taken in the 1960s. Their grandson Andrew Money still lives in Bampton and is a painter and decorator.

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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

Darby & Joan Club

  • BCA - 2014.2370
  • Item
  • 1907

Wenman's the bakers with the bay window and closest Mrs Ward's cottage closest - she sold cooked fish on Saturdays - closest. The pretty card is a view of Cheapside and the southern end of Broad Street before 1907. Note the thatched cott...

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