Item BCA - 2017.486 - Bampton Today 1965 - an album created by Bampton branch of the Women's Institute

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BCA - 2017.486


Bampton Today 1965 - an album created by Bampton branch of the Women's Institute


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pdf of 179 pages

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At the end of 1965 the Bampton branch of the Women's Institute produced this album called "Bampton Today 1965" for an inter-branch competition it is probably the best source anywhere of Bampton in any single year. It covers many subjects: - Morris dancing, Mrs Davy, Mrs Bliss, Marjorie Pollard OBE, J F G Coles MBE, J W Horne, Graham Taylor chief clerk Barclays bank Witney, The Grange to be sold by Mr & Mrs Scott, Sydney Tanner, new wave local art, Mrs Brooks with 4 generation photograph, Percy Money shoemaker, Ada Tanner with daughter Vera Elward and granddaughter Janet Newman, the churches, Romanek family, Benedikz family, Sheppard family, Quick family, weddings, marriages & funerals at St Mary's, Mothers Union, visit to Coventry Cathedral, Deanery Missionary service, guild of ringers, Sunday school, Darby & Joan, Bampton fair, football club, badminton club, cricket club, Army Cadet Force, Youth club, weightlifting club, 2267th Bampton-Burford Squadron ATC, British Legion, nature with lovely paintings, Allis Chalmers trailer combine (spelling mistake in album), Rose and Arthur Gerring's farm, a farming year by Frances Henly of Deanery farm, farmers in Bampton and where they farm, how the fields are used. The weather, local information on shops, library etc, dialect, Girl Guides, Brownies and Cubs, the debating society, health, sewerage, the gasworks, grass cutting, bus services, refuse collection, the area called the Pieces which was then open land, library, fire service, road works, STD telephone service, Bampton Parish Council, British Legion Day fete, Remembrance Sunday, leisure, hobbies and holidays, point-to-point, where WI members live, a WI membership card and rules, WI program for 1965-66, drama and entertainment groups, dress material and patterns in vogue, our homes and what was being built in 1965, employment, 35 army married quarters built on The Battlefield, skeleton of Roman-British boy found, restoration of Baptist building in Buckland Road and furnishings used, types of housing, typical ads for home furnishings and an 'In conclusion' page. Goes on to talk about Children and babyhood in Bampton, skipping rhymes, typical meals for a toddler, infant welfare clinic, our population, some advantages of education in Bampton, the secondary modern school which closed in 1965, infant corner in the Primary School, youth bad behaviour, young children's art, all wild flowers known by members, wild birds seen here. Dairy farming,

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