Item BCA - 2018.1539 - Marjorie Pollard, OBE JP born August 3rd 1899-died March 21st 1982

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Marjorie Pollard, OBE JP born August 3rd 1899-died March 21st 1982


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Marjorie Pollard OBE JP lived in the Deanery. She cared deeply for the people of Bampton.

BA0BA1 Miss Marjorie Pollard who lived at the Deanery with her friend Miss Moreton. This picture was taken in 1973 at The Deanery. Marjorie played hockey for England for many years and later did the radio commentary for the BBC when England played an international match. She was also an excellent cricketer. She was a JP. There is a bench by the Town Hall in her memory and when 8 new houses were built in New Road behind the existing houses, the name Pollard Place was used for their address in her memory.

BA1171 Marjorie had a flock of Jacobs sheep which used to spend the winter with her at the Deanery and the summer at Burford Wild Life Park.

BAEB89 Miss Marjorie Pollard

B0091 Marjorie Pollard 1977. Marjorie Pollard was an important supportive part of village life. She had threatened to drive the sewage cart to the Houses of Parliament in London to protest about the fact that Bampton did not have main drainage, as late as the mid fifties. She played hockey for England for many years and later did the radio commentary on their international matches. She was also editor of Hockey Field magazine from 1946 to 1970. She won her first cap for England in 1921 and, except for two short periods, played regularly for the national team until 1933. Her goal-scoring feats were extraordinary, including eight goals that she scored against Germany in 1926 and 13 in the 20–0 defeat of Wales in 1928. She was a governor of Woodgreen School in Witney and a JP. Born 1899 in Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England and died March 21st 1982.

IMG173 Picture taken in 1981. Marjorie Anne Pollard, born August 3rd 1899-died March 21st 1982, attending a Glebelands Street Party. She played hockey for England 1921-1933, became broadcaster on radio for all hockey matches, became a JP and lived in Bampton Deanery with friend Miss Morton who pre-deceased Marjorie. Editor of Women's Cricket 1930-1950. Founder member of the Women's Cricket Association. Editor of Hockey Field magazine 1946-1970.
Oxford Mail Friday November 26th 1954 Newspaper article on Bampton from the Oxford Mail, Friday November 26th 1954. It covers Bampton Morris, Mr J L Hughes Owens the head of the village school, the 'night soil' (human excrement) put out in buckets for collection because there was still no mains drainage scheme; Marjorie Pollard's small publishing business in her home The Deanery; our cricket and football teams; the town hall which is home to the debating society founded in 1936; the railway station important for coal, coke, sugar beet, grain. The Americans at the Brize Norton air base use it a lot for bring in their stores and finally for Bampton people; we still have a stone mason, thatcher, carpenters, one saddler and a shepherd.

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