Item BCA - 2018.1519 - David John 'Curly' Titchener, Morris Dancer, fool and musician

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BCA - 2018.1519


David John 'Curly' Titchener, Morris Dancer, fool and musician


  • 1934 to 2011 (Creation)

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pdf of one funeral program, eulogy, 11 photographs

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There is the funeral program for David John 'Curly' Titchener, February 13th 1934 to January 20th 2011, an obituary for Curly and for Colin Bathe, both life long friends written by Keith Chandler, photographs that include Curly and his Morris side showing him as a dancer, fool and playing the drums.

Funeral program for David John (Curly) Titchener born February 13th 1934 died January 20th 2011. Standing next to one of several cars he restored. Although not a Bampton resident, Curly was a drummer and played at many dances in Bampton and married Myra Rose, nee Causer from Bampton. He fooled for Alec Wixey's Morris team.
MO4622 Traditional Bampton Morris Men plus children, in Glebelands in 1977. Colin Bathe on melodeon, Curly Titchener bagman.
MOA80A Bampton Morris Men; Curly (John) Titchener as fool in 1987
MO3EDE Bampton Morris Men. Curly (John) Titchener as bagman and Roy Hewitt as fool, 1981
MO0764 John 'Curly' Titchener carrying the cake for Arnold Woodley's side in 1973
MORRIS~4 The Hewitt brothers, centre and on the right, both Morris dancers, outside the Eagle in 1989. Alec Wixey and Curly (John) Titchener with their backs to the camera
BA7533 A WI barn dance in the WI Hall (now called the Village Hall) with Jamie Wheeler on melodeon, Andrew Bathe of fiddle, Colin Bathe (beard) on melodeon and 'Curly' John Titchener on drums.
MO03F4~1 Bampton Morris Men. Back row L-R:- Colin Knight, Ernie Hunt, Robin Knight, Steven Wixey, Mark Booty, Chris Truman (Chad), Gareth Knight, Richard Wixey, Roly Brown, Mathew Green, Fred Cook. Front row L-R:- John 'Curly' Titchener, Colin Bathe, Alec Wixey, Mark Booty, Jeff Dando. Year about 1985
B0002 Bampton Morris Men at practise behind Elephant and Castle May 1985. Roly Brown on fiddle and on the left from nearest the camera are Mark Booty, Alec Wixey and John 'Curly' Titchener. Right at the back Colin Bathe is standing next to Roly and Mathew Green to his left. The three on the right from nearest the camera are Trevor Hewitt, Richard Wixey and Colin Knight
B0003 Bampton Morris Men practise behind the Elephant and Castle. July 1985. Left to right Richard Wixey, Colin Knight, Colin Bathe (back to camera), Richard Buckingham and Anthony Collett. Seated watching are John 'Curly' Titchener and his wife on his left Myra.
Obituary by Keith Chandler for Colin Bathe who died May 8th 2011 & John 'Curly' Titchener who died January 20th 2011. Both life long friends, originally from Swindon, but Curly lived most of his adult life in Witney and both always had a very strong connection with the folk world and Bampton Morris.

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