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Steam engines stop in Bampton November 4th 2006

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  • November 4th 2006

On a lovely sunny November day in 2006 a group of Steam Engine enthusiasts stopped off in Bampton, Bridge Street to partake of some refreshment.In 2019 John Wharton told me ..."The steam engines were taking part in the Remembrance Road Run or...

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Hunt meet at Weald Manor 2003 and January 5th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.612
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  • January 5th 2004

On January 5th 2004 the hunt met at Weald Manor. They usually meet the Monday before Christmas but the weather meant that meet had to be cancelled and rescheduled. They met in 2003 in the new year too.In the photos taken early C20th Martins the ...

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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

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  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

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

  • BCA - 2017.245
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  • 1999

In 1999 there was a mass cycle ride organised to highlight the need for a cycle pathway from Bampton to The Trout Inn at Tadpole bridge on the Buckland Road. The bridge crosses the River Thames. Young and old took part but sadly, it did not lead...

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

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  • 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...

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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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Morris pictures over several decades

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

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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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Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated by police

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  • don't know

The Great Bampton Shirt Race in its modern times has been run every year since 1953 and was originally started by firing a 12-bore shotgun into the air. This article from the Witney Gazette charts the circumstances that have led to it being start...

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Thomas Peter 'Bill' Govier December 3rd 1932 to May 21st 2016

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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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Morris Traditional Morris Men plan trip to America

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  • 1975

This newspaper clipping records the intention of the Bampton Traditional Morris side to dance in America. Sadly, it did not happen but they did do quite a bit of fundraising, one of the fund raisers being this 50-50 auction to be held on Septembe...

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Donkey Derby 2003

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  • 2003

The Donkey Derby in 2003 was held on a dry and warm afternoon on the August Bank Holiday. It is organised by the SPAJERS - The Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing

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English Country Music Weekend in Bampton June 26th to 28th 2015

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  • June 26th - 28th 2015

The English Country Music weekend was a national event and held over the weekend of June 26th to 28th. The program tells you all about what was on offer. The facilities in Bampton were so much enjoyed that they chose to come back here again in 2...

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

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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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Ancient Order of Foresters entertainment program for Thursday April 13th 1893

  • BCA - 2017.650
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  • 1893

This is a program printed for the Ancient Order of Foresters for the program of entertainment on Thursday April 13th 1893. The printer was Mr Beard whose printing works was in the west side of the Market Square in the dwelling many people think o...

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Family photographs from Elizabeth Drury.

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  • first half of twentieth century

These photograph were sent to the Archive by Elizabeth Drury whose family had lived in what is now called Barn End in Weald Street. She also supplied the program that was printed by Beard, the printer in Bampton who had his workshop on the west s...

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Bampton & Clanfield ringing outing October 21st 2006

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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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Bampton Traditional Morris Men's annual November Party 2006

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  • November 2006

For many years, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men have held their annual party in November and they invite members of the Swindon Folk club. Both organisations have supported each other since the folk club started up in the early 1960s and the m...

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Swan Upping on the Thames July 20th 2006

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  • July 20th 2006

Although Swan Upping does not come as far up river as Tadpole Bridge, it is very easy to go and see and on a sunny day is a delightful day out. These pictures were taken on July 20th 2006

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

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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

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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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Newbury Ringing Roadshow attended by Bampton Ringers September 10th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.623
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  • September 10th 2005

On September 10th 2005 several of the Bampton bellringers went to the ringing roadshow held at Newbury racecourse. It was a very interesting day seeing all types of ringing on mobile ringing stands, watching a bell rope being made and much more.

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Bampton & Clanfield bellringers' outing April 2nd 2005

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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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The Shirt Race 2003

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  • 2003

Bampton's Great Shirt Race took place on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend. It is organised by the SPAJERS to add to their fundraising for the senior citizens who are offered a day out, usually at the seaside and they each get a C...

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Shirt Race 2004

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  • 2004

The annual Bampton Great Shirt Race took place on the Saturday of the late May Bank Holiday weekend in 2004. It is organised by the SPAJERS and funds raise by collectors are used to offer the senior citizens of Bampton a day out at the seaside an...

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Witney & Woodstock ringers' branch outing May 8th 2004

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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

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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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May Bank Holiday Morris dancing Monday 2004

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  • 2004

On May Bank Holiday Monday the Bampton Traditional Morris Men danced from 8.30am until approximately 8.30pm with stops for lunch and tea. After tea, the three visiting teams join in the dancing bringing new music and styles to the day.

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Ride & Stride September 11th 2004

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

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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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Bampton and Clanfield bellringers' ringing outing October 25th 2003

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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

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

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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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Should bellringing be classified as a sport?

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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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The Mummers in the late 1970s

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  • late 1970s

This picture of the Bampton Mummers was taken in the very late 1970s and shows Bill Daniels. Ted Hunt, Don Rouse, Arnold Woodley, Albert Woodley & Frank Purslow on floor.jpg

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Death of Alan Clarke landlord of The Horse Shoe

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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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Bampton Parish, A Village Appraisal 1998

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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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The Bampton Festival July 13th to July 20th 1985

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  • July 13th to July 20th 1985

In July 1985 Janet Newman and Sarah Wearne put together a brilliant festival of Bampton to celebrate 350 years since the Grammar School was built. These are a few of the items that Janet wrote to go with the exhibition and cover the subjects of 1...

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

  • BCA - 2017.533
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  • 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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The History of Bampton Mummers by Don Rouse written in 2009

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  • 2009

In the group photograph, left to right are: - Ted Hunt, Bill Daniels, Robert Radband, Terry Rouse and Barry Taylor and missing from this group are Bob Hunt and Don Rouse; in the other picture are Robert Radband as the Turkish Knight and Terry Rous...

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Bampton WI plant 3 Eleagnus to celebrate their Golden Anniversary October 1971

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  • October 1971

Grace Eeles, Audrey Taylor and Rose Gerring planted 3 Eleagnus bushes in the triangle of grass in Cheapside to brighten the area and to mark the Bampton branch of the Women's Institute's Golden Anniversary year. I looked yesterday - Jan...

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Postcards collected by Hilda Kent, all but one pre WWII

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  • first half 20th century

These 14 postcards were collected and saved by Hilda Kent and all but one denote pre WWII scenes. There is one from 1943 showing Stanley Matthews playing football for the RAF. Other subjects are the Queen Mary, a rocket driven bicycle, a stylize...

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Terry Crowley with one of his motorbikes

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  • c1985

Terry Crowley lived in one of Bampton's oldest houses, Thatched Cottage in Church Street. He had an extensive collection of motorbikes and he's seen here with one of them

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Program for the Donkey Derby and Fete 2012

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  • August Bank Holiday Monday 2012

This is the program produced by the SPAJERS' Donkey Derby and Fete in 2012 and one raffle ticket

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Royal British Legion - Bampton Branch, old documents

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  • April 12th 1920 - 1999

This is an eclectic mixture of old documents no longer to be kept by the Royal British Legion. The earliest is a legal document regarding the purchase of the land that has our War Memorial standing on it. There are also designs for the War Memor...

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Activities of the Royal British Legion

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This is a collection of items all to do with the Royal British Legion. They include a photograph of the ladies circa late 1950s, Janette Keyte being crowned Carnival Queen in 1964, Janette again gamely being tipped out of a bed at the carnival, B...

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Newspaper reports from 1950 and 1972

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  • 1950-1972

These two newspaper cuttings are from 1950 and cover a plethora of clubs and societies in Bampton including reporting on a dance in the WI Hall, the death of one of bowlers, a whist drive, a bridal peal, dedication of the British Legion Women'...

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Newspaper reports of WI meetings c1971; photo of drama group 1924

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  • 1924 -1971

There is a wonderful photograph of the WI Drama group taken in 1924 which is a scene from 'Much Ado About Nothing.' The team won the Oxford Federation Cup in 1924 which had to be returned in 1925 but a replica of the cup was given to the...

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Bush Club tea party for Bush Club members at Horace Holyfield's in Ramsden

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  • c2004

Horace Holyfield in Ramsden has been a wonderful supporter of the Bampton Bush Club. He invited members to lunch many times and had a kitchen and dining room set up specially for such groups. These photographs record one happy lunch had there by...

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The Mother's Union in Bampton

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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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Winners of the Shirt Race in 1967, Messrs Smith and Snook

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  • 1967

The SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - hold a shirt race the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday Monday although when it was run in 1967 it was the Saturday before Whit Monday. This newspaper cutting has a picture...

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Bampton Town football club annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney, May 1968

  • BCA - 2017.431
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  • May 1968

In May 1968 the Bampton Town Football Club held its annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney. Officials of the club are pictured and include Mr S Truman, committee member, Mr J Lawrence, chairman, Mr M Cleaver, treasurer, Mr P Hewitson, 1st team...

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Bampton WI celebrates its Golden Jubilee Wednesday February 10th 1971

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  • February 10th 1971

On Wednesday February 10th 1971 members of the Bampton WI celebrated their Golden Jubilee. The picture shows Mrs Audrey Taylor president, with five former presidents, Mrs Frances Henly, Miss Kate Wylie, Mrs Rose Gerring, Mrs D Hampton and 90 year...

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Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

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  • c1950

These young men were in Bampton's ATC, probably in the 1950s. Some are named on the picture and if anyone can add more names or suggest corrections, do get in touch with the archive - the contact can be made from the Home Page

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

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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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Two photographs of the Flower Festival in St Mary's, 2000

  • BCA - 2017.395
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  • 2000

These two photographs were taken by Margaret Chaundy and show two flower arrangements in the Flower Festival in St Mary's 2000. One arrangements recalls the amazing achievement of Ellen MacArthur sailing around the world single handed in Kin...

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Bampton Cricket teams over several years

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  • pre WWII to 1990

One or two of these photographs are pre WWII and most can be found individually on this website. There is a Bampton cricket club centenary poster which covers 1890-1990; it list the fixtures for 1990 but has interesting adverts around the edge wh...

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Booklet on several people and morris sides in England

  • BCA - 2017.351
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  • c1982

This booklet was probably produced in the early 1980s. It covers dancers and sides from Winster Morris, The Ancient Haxey Hood Game, Roy Harris the MC, Redimix band, Flett and Smith step dancers, Clinkscale Accordions Ltd., Tony Mannion, The Bacc...

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5th Downs Festival of Traditional Singing, held at Hermitage in 1982

  • BCA - 2017.330
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  • 1982

The leaflet is for the 5th annual Downs Festival of Traditional Singing 1981 held for the first time at Hermitage. Guest were Sylvia and Jim Barnes, May Bootyman, Barry Bridgewater, Bob Cann, Keith Chandler, The Copper Family, Jim Coughlan, Stan ...

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March 13th 2008 letter from Susan Phillips to Ruth Shergold re Bampton 250 Club

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  • March 13th 2008

Susan Phillips thanks all who help the Bampton 250 club to be such a success that it has been possible to give a donation of £750 to both the Bampton Village Hall and the Bampton Youth Club. There is a list of people from whom Ruth Wheeler is res...

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Leaflet with dates of Haddenham and Herga Ceilidhs to be held in 1982

  • BCA - 2017.262
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  • 1982

This little leaflet, produced late in 1981 lists the Ceilidhs to be held in Haddenham Village Hall in 1982, Buckinghamshire on the first Saturday of each month with July, August & September excluded and the Herga Ceilidhs held at the Royal Oak...

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