Item BCA - 2018.1319 - Memories of the members of the Darby and Joan Club compiled in 1962

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BCA - 2018.1319


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


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pdf of 56 pages

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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 and Sunday Schools; The Foresters; Hospital Sunday; Schooldays; Smallpox outbreak of 1902; Horse fair; Goodman's tea shop; Housing and Shopping facilities; Transport and Postal service; Health; various Trades and Crafts; 'Old White' from Meadow Farm; Pedlars; Dedication of the War Memorial; Lady Well; tramps; menagerie and a bear on the loose in Sandford field; General election of 1906; Billie Tanner and his toffee; Teddy and housekeeper Leah from Pudding Corner; 1897 Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria; ploughing with oxen; gleaning and sticking; Baker Wenman's shop where the War Memorial now stands; Cricket Club. Some of the people you can see in the photographs include:- Lily Wells, Ann Shergold, Miss Williams, Mrs Gillett, Miss Dutton, Dr & Mrs Bullen, Mrs Brown, Nellie Brooks, Mrs Paine, Lucy Shergold, Clara Drinkwater, Lydia Hunt, May Horne, Mrs Wiltshire, Mrs Millicent Birch, Annie Amelia Smith (Ginger Smith to all in Bampton), Emmy Sollis, Mrs Lizzie Flux, Mrs Davy, Mrs Lilian Craddock, Frances Henly, Mrs Topsy Maslin, Harry Radband, Jingy Wells, David Edginton, Cocky Tanner, Tom Tanner, Bob Dixey, Philip Dewe, Arthur Dixey, B Brooks, Joey Rouse, Daniel Gibbard, Mr & Mrs Drewe, Mr White, Bob Allinson, Sonner Townsend, Frances Shergold, Jim Townsend, Pete Allam, Frank Daniels, Roy Shergold, Reg Hall, Frank Purslow, Jasper Walsh, Cyril Smith, Bill Daniels and Terry Rouse.

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