Item BCA - 2017.1288 - Filmed interviews with Bampton people by Bampton Community Archive

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BCA - 2017.1288


Filmed interviews with Bampton people by Bampton Community Archive


  • 2006-2015 (Creation)

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pdf of 4 pages

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These 4 pages list the YouTube web address of the filmed interviews done by the Bampton Community Archive. They are with Dave Rose with Terry Rouse bellringing; Vera Elward talking about Busby's department store; A History of St Mary's by Rev. David Lloyd; Stan Smith in WWII, his journey, capture and forced long march; Shops and pubs in Bampton through the C20th; Donkey Derby 2007; Ruth Eley talking about her time in the Women's Land Army WWII; repair of the roof of St Mary's and the Horde Chapel; George Collins talks about a lifetime in farming; Diana Roberts on life in India during the Raj; a beginner's course in the Archery Club and the history of the club; farming in Bampton from 1935; Molly Rose OBE ATA pilot; Tommy Gerring in the Royal Corps of Signals WWII; Adrian Simmonds both running his shop and then in retirement; Tom and Sylvia Papworth in their papershop; the last milking of Simon Collins' Burrington herd and its sale the next day; Roy Shergold in the Home Guard before joining the Merchant Navy when old enough and his working life after demob; how and where children learnt to swim before there was a pool in Bampton school or Witney; Ron Amos recalls Bampton in the 1950s, the Home Guard, the Bampton Bullets (cycle speedway team) and his national service in Malaya; Albert Radband and Mick Cleaver tell us the history of Bampton football club; Francis Shergold singing folk songs; the history of the Bush Club; Robert Smith and his lifetime in farming; Bampton Traditional Morris Men dance during the Diamond Jubilee 2012; the history of Bampton Weighlifting Club told by Don Rouse; how to make a flower garland by Vera Elward; Ray Evans talks about his training and working life in the Royal Corps of Signals and his hobby a Radio Ham; Tim Tomlins on the restoration of the steam engine Lord Nelson; Frank Hudson talks about his life at Castle View Farm; Dixey Dean talks about the work of Bampton branch of the Royal British Legion and Lynn Shuker talks bout her role as a volunteer case worker; Ted Dixey on learning to bellring and ringing all his life; visiting Morris sides in 2012; Bampton Traditional Morris Men's annual party 2009; Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE on his life in the Indian Army, the British Army and work in the Berlin Air Lift; the military funeral of Jason Mackie killed in Afghanistan 2009; Keith Chandler on the who, what, when and why of Morris Dancing; Marjorie Inkster on her work in REME keeping the gun emplacements working in N London in WWII; re-thatching of a thatched cottage; Vera Elward on her whole life in Bampton; Hidden Gardens of Bampton 2009; History of the Bampton Community Shop; Josie Buckingham's annual Grand Draw for the SPAJERS; a sound recording of Bill Matthews, whose father bought Duttons and his working life; Terry Rouse's last Bank Holiday Monday Morris dancing; Dour Read OBE on High Cut ploughing; Roy Henly talks about his farming life; Downton Abbey leaving party; Matthew Smaldon of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum collecting memories of POWs working on our farms; Dr John Blair on the history of the Grammar School; Francis Shergold getting his EFDSS gold badge; removal of the radio masts in Weald; Ruth Wheeler explains what the judges look for in the flower garlands; Robert Smith a working life in farming; Remembrance Sunday in Bampton 2009; Fiddles & Feet in the Market Square 2012; a conversation with the Downton Abbey scene builders and how they trained; Bamptonians as Downton extras; Terry & Don Rouse recall the POWs who worked on their farm; Allan Hall dairyman and his life in farming; Diamond Jubilee games 2012 and the evening barn dance in the Market Square; Restoration of the bells of St Mary's; Mary Shergold talks about her working life from 1941 in a sound recording and showing the muffs being put on the bells and a muffled peal being rung.

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