Item BCA - 2018.1363 - Newspaper cuttings from 1958 to 1973

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BCA - 2018.1363


Newspaper cuttings from 1958 to 1973


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pdf of 76 newspaper cuttings

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These newspaper cuttings are from 1958 to 1973 and are of very mixed topics. They cover:- ghosts of Bampton and the story of the great shirt race; Mr & Mrs Blaine licensee of the Talbot; Paul Bovington with his dog Crackers; Mrs Lucy Martin licensee of the Eagle at the Roman Catholic altar upstairs at the pub; an account of when Bampton made a fool of itself regarding the Boer War; soldiers in Ulster; Smiths men to get extra redundancy pay; new fire station opened in Bampton; Wood Green School bus crash 1972; result of football match; planting trees year 1973; work started on Lavender Place flats; fight to allow Wilfred 'Buller' Lock and his wife stay in the caravan at the scrapyard on Station Road; Beeching axe falls on Witney to Fairford train line; very old pictures of our Morris men (page 23 the top left photo should be 1897 not 1887); Bampton Baptist Women's League; adverts for Hughes garage, Jubilee Inn, Slim's store, Margaret Roberts hairdresser, Constables bakery, William Mathews grocer (Duttons), Central Garage (now Abbey Properties), The Talbot, Hughes in Cheapside; Bampton's nightly curfew; boys of the Royal Ballet school learn Bampton Morris; The Miss Pembreys' school requirements of pupils; Royal Corps of Signals give Bampton a Bus Shelter in Broad Street as their leaving present to Bampton; Art gallery in the Town Hall; restored Town Hall; New fire station opened; Constables bakery damaged by fire; report of Bampton parish meeting March 1973; fireman Arthur Beckley gets BEM for his work; Oliver Collett and family use adapted
cocoa tins to make burners for soldiers at the front WWI; Bampton wives club report; WI pantomime Aladdin and his lamp; tree planting in memory of boys killed in Wood Green bus crash; fireman trapped under engine; the fun of Bampton fair; letter by Rev E. J. Clarke; pumpkin club; harvest concert; Mothers' Union; boys' football; horticulture; Carole Lewis fight for her sight and village fund raising to help her and Nicola Gardner as May Queen handing Carole a cheque.

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