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Robin Shuckburgh, Chairman of the Bampton Community Archive 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1060
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  • March 6th 2013

Robin Shuckburgh has been chairman of Bampton Community Archive for about 8 years (as at 2017) and over-seen the raising of £250,000 to repair the roof of the Old Grammar School in Church View and make the upstairs a usable space again.

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St Mary's choir boys on an outing to Southsea in 1947

  • BCA - 2017.1100
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  • Item 1947

In 1947 no girls were allowed in the choir at St Mary's which was quite normal in most churches at that time. In the summer of 1947 these 9 choirboys were taken on an outing to Southsea as a treat.

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St Mary's choir sing Evensong at Lichfield Cathedral April 18th 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1940
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  • April 18th 2015

On Saturday April 18th 2015 the choir from St Mary The Virgin, Bampton went to Lichfield Cathedral to sing Sung Evensong. Choir master and conductor David New, organist on the day for the choir was John Ridgway.

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Coach outing from Bampton c1933

  • BCA - 2019.1950
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  • c1933

This was a coach out from Bampton with many members of the Green family, all named on the photograph

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Barn Dance held in St. Mary's Church in 2003.

  • BCA - 2019.1973
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  • 2003

This was a barn dance held in Saint Mary's in 2003 to help raise funds for the church. Bampton is lucky to have kept its retained fire service and the firemen and women very kindly move the pews both before and after the event.

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The old Carillon in St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.876
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  • February 2009

The old carillon had to be turned off permanently in the end when too many pins on the drum had fallen out and simply would not stay in place when put back.

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Church Clock mechanism

  • BCA - 2019.2097
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  • seen in 2006

These picture were taken in 2007 and show the electric motor which now drives the church clock. It used to be powered by weight and pendulum which had to be wound up twice a week along with the weight that drove the carillon.

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St Mary's seen from Sandford Field

  • BCA - 2019.2153
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  • 1950s

This view of St Mary The Virgin Church was taken looking across Sandford Field, probably in the 1950s but could be ten years earlier.

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Leaflet, fundraising for restoration of the pipe organ

  • BCA - 2019.2232
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  • September 2019

On February 17th 2016 work began to dismantle the old pipe organ in St Mary's. Douglas Clare, one of our two churchwardens in April 2019 wrote the following article for the May issue of Contact.

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