Item BCA - 2018.1460 - Book 3 of 4 by Terry Crowley recording Bampton people who do voluntary work in the community

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BCA - 2018.1460


Book 3 of 4 by Terry Crowley recording Bampton people who do voluntary work in the community


  • 1984-5 (Creation)

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pdf of 19 photographs and 2 documents

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In 1983 Terry Crowley started a project to record with photographs the people who did voluntary work in the community. He made up four photograph albums with information written by each entry. These can be looked at in the Vesey room.
The other albums can be seen in entry numbers 2018.1458, 2018.1459 and 2018.1461. Simply put the number in the search box and click on the magnifying glass next to it.
Album 3 of Terry Crowley’s record of people who do much within Bampton

1. The doctors at Bampton surgery in 1984.
Dr Robert Landray from Grange Cottage did much to help WOAA (West Oxfordshire Arts Association)
Dr Matthew Perry lived in Queen Street, was a youth club organiser
Dr Mackenzie, lived in Carterton
Dr Alan Cole lived in Landells and helped with W.O.F.C.

2. Mrs Freda Bradley from Colvile Close was a postwoman for many years, she was a housekeeper and occasional barmaid and did much with the Pumpkin Club. 1984

3. Mrs Sheila Brookson from Broad Street was president of the Coin club (numismatic society), involved with Meals on Wheels and was an organiser with the Darby & Joan Club. 1984

4. Mary and Dorothy Basson from New Road both worked in the International Stores (which before it was International was Eeles & Son, afterwards it was Londis, then Budgens and now – 2018 – Coop). Both were born in Bampton. 1984

5 and 6. Jean and Peter Elliott who were the licensees of The Talbot Hotel. 1984

7. Edward ‘Ted’ Lee from Oathurst Estate was a bellringer and helped with meals on wheels
Joyce Lee was a president of the WI, helped with Meals on Wheels and was a member of the Mothers’ Union. 1984.

8. Fred Lomas, Bampton born lived in Belview Cottages in Church Street, was a plant operator and later sat in the Midland Bank (next to Patrick Strainge butcher) with the teller. He is talking with
James Gascoigne. 1984

9. Mrs Rhona Hughes Owens from Rosemary House in the Market Square, wife of the retired headmaster of the school in Church View, was on the church council and was an organiser with the Darby & Joan club. She is helping Wendy Crowley out of the car. 1984

10. John Gooddy lived in the High Street and was an NHS administrator and a cancer research appeal organiser. 1984

11. Terry Crowley, the compiler and photographer of the four albums of Bampton people who spend much of their time helping in the community in one way or another. Here with one of his many motorbikes, a Brough. 1984

12. Mrs Marjorie Bullen, wife of Dr Bullen from Bushey House in Bushey Row, worked for the Red Cross. 1985

13. Mrs Molly Smith from Landells was chairman of the local Conservative party. 1985

14. Bishop Donal Casson from Church Street was a retired missionary.
Mrs Marian Casson was on the church council, an official in the WI. 1985

15. Mrs Edith Foreshew from Wisteria (then a bungalow fashioned from the old school kitchen and dining room before the Horsa building were put up in the playground in 1947) Church View, was a member of the RBL and Mothers’ Union. She helped her sister Emmie in the papershop sometimes. 1985
16. Mrs Anne Franks, an artist and WI official. She died on her 100th birthday. 1985

17. Major Robert Colvile from Weald Manor. Robert was a churchwarden, chairman of the PCC and a charity trustee. 1985

18. Miss Dorothy (Dor) Graeme Thomson lived in Cheyne Lane. She ran an excellent organic vegetable garden after the war when she and Kate Wylie lived in Beam Cottage (it was not surrounded by houses then). She was a county councillor, president of the West Oxfordshire Arts Association and chairman of school governors. She is talking with
Norman Gregory who married Merle Hobbs who taught several generations of children in Bampton. They moved to Henley-in-Arden. Norman was a churchwarden. 1985

19. Cyril Smith lived in Church Street; he was a builder and Morris dancer. Seen here with his wife
Margaret who was a much respected home-help. 1985

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