Item BCA - 2017.789 - Bampton Parish Church news throughout 1903 plus Aston news

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BCA - 2017.789

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Bampton Parish Church news throughout 1903 plus Aston news

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  • 1903 (Creation)

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pdf of 28 pages

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These pages are all from the monthly magazine 'Bampton Parish Church News and Notices' for the whole of 1903. Really interesting history covering topics;- end of war in South Africa; King Edward VII crowned; smallpox in Bampton; row of lime trees planted in Broad Street gift of Messrs Gerring; the state of the bells found to be dangerous; 5th bell is cracked; the coal and clothing club; Bishop of Oxford came to Confirm people but bells too dangerous to ring; the boys' reading room and Mr Duncan brought his phonograph to please the boys one night; the bell frame dated 1608 is rotten and needs replacing with a cast iron one, all bells should be quarter turned and the 5th bell to be recast; space for 7th and 8th bell to be left for adding later; severe floods in July; fire brigade win drill in South Midland District of National Fire Brigades at Luton and can now challenge for the National Shield at Earls Court (which they won in 1904); working party for central African mission; Rural dean made a list of all items in the church and placed it in the chest; Foresters had annual service; horticultural society show; the Bampton Band under Mr Taunt's leadership; Education act come into force, to be paid for by County Council; Harvest Festival; Women's Home Mission; Oxfordshire Needlework Guild; distribution of blankets and sheets. Adverts for Wright's Coal Tar Soap; Fennings' Powders; wools and needlework materials; baking powder; Melanyl for marking laundry; safety matches;

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