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Mr & Mrs Ted & Marion Lay celebrate their Golden Wedding

  • BCA - 2020.2384
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  • c1965

Marion and Ted Lay lived in Bampton all their married life and as Jamie Wheeler says"They were the loveliest people you could ever meet. I claim a slight family association as their daughter Marjorie married Jim Brooks.It was a second marriag...

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Covid-19 diminished Morris Dancing & Garlands Spring Bank Holiday 2020

  • BCA - 2020.2383
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  • May 25th 2020

The pandemic of covid-19 affected every aspect of the lives of people all around the world and the fun over the whole Bank Holiday weekend in Bampton should have started with the Shirt Race on Saturday May 23rd which had to be cancelled and the da...

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Group photo, Bampton Tradition Morris Men, 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2382
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  • 1997

Over the last 10 to 20 years, a group photograph of the Bampton Traditional Morris men has been taken at Grey Barn in Queen Street and this one was taken in 1997. The dancers, fool and cake carrier are1. Francis Shergold – squire2. Peter Mathias3...

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Bampton Traditional Morris, May Bank Holiday Monday 1980

  • BCA - 2020.2381
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  • 1980

Dave Rose is seen dancing outside the Talbot on May Bank Holiday Monday in 1980. Roy Shergold is fooling and a youngShaun Mullis can be seen resting on a car.

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men dance at Tickhill in 1995

  • BCA - 2020.2380
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  • 1995

Another much enjoyed visit by the Bampton Traditional Morris Men to Tickhill where music sessions were enjoyed as much as the dancing. Photographs by Bob West

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men's Party 1996

  • BCA - 2020.2376
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  • 1996

Each year, usually in November, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men had a party with singing and dancing and a lovely buffet. Swindon Folk Club members were invited along with a few other special friends associated with the side. These pictures w...

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Bertie Clark on fiddle for Bampton Morris

  • BCA - 2020.2375
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  • some time between 1926 and 1938

Between 1926 and 1938 Bertie Clark, although not a Bampton man, played for the Bampton Morris Men and he can be seen here on the left. The dancers are on the South side of the Market Square in front of Folly View semi-detached houses.

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Mrs Roger from Brook House, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2020.2374
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  • c1960

Mrs Rogers lived in Brook House on Bridge Street where she sold sweets and newspapers. Bampton is 18 miles from Oxford and 18 from Swindon and somehow, Mrs Brooks managed to get a sugar allowance during WWII from both Swindon and Oxford which ena...

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Easter Bonnet competition 1993

  • BCA - 2020.2373
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  • 1993

These are just two photographs taken during the Easter Bonnet competition in 1993. John Tanner and his children Nelson and Stephanie can be seen in one picture and Helen Buckingham, Stephanie again and Ann Jackson amongst other can be seen in the...

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The Pill Box, by Simon Rae

  • BCA - 2020.2371
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  • May 25th 2011

In the spring of 2011 Nik Stanbridge put on an exhibition for the Bampton Community Archive of Pill Boxes in this area during WWII. Simon Rae wrote a play about life revolving around one pill box and it was given its first airing in the Village H...

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Obituaries for Colin Harold Bathe and David John Titchener

  • BCA - 2020.2368
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  • 2011

Colin Harold Bathe died on May 8th 2011 at the age of seventy three. His close friend David John Titchener, widely known as Curly, preceded him by just a few months dying at the age of seventy six on January 20th 2011. Both were well known in t...

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Post for a talk in St Mary's - The Role of Wine In The Church

  • BCA - 2020.2367
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  • March 17th 2019

The Friends of Saint Mary, Bampton as part of their fund raising have in recent years organised a series of two or three talks, one a month, in the springtime. Robin Shuckburgh was to talk on the Role of Wine in The Church but sadly, due to dread...

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Fear that hiking DIY waste fees will see fly-tipping rise

  • BCA - 2020.2366
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  • September 6th 2017

A fear was expressed that fly-tipping would increase when the fees were raised to take waste to Dix pit and other waste recycling plants in Oxfordshire. That was in September 2017; now, in April 2020 the fears have proved to be well founded.

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Mathew Green's side Morris dance in Sidmouth

  • BCA - 2020.2365
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  • 1999

Mathew Green's Morris side, the Bampton Morris Men are seen here dancing in Sidmouth at their annual festival in 1999. Mathew is on the extreme left.

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Dr Alan Cole

  • BCA - 2020.2364
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  • 1970s

Dr Alan Cole was in the practice in Bampton for many years. In this picture you can see his on-call alarm in his top pocket.

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Bampton Morris

  • BCA - 2020.2363
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  • between 1926 and 1938

This picture must have been taken some time between 1926 and 1938 because that was the period when Bertie Clark, seen here on the fiddle, played in Bampton.They are dancing at the East end of the Market Square.

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Threshing machine

  • BCA - 2020.2362
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  • early twentieth century

This threshing machine was used to thresh the grain from the stooks of corn and was the normal way to do this in the first half of the twentieth century, before the combine harvester did the job as the corn was cut in the field.It was a labour int...

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Constance Irene de Hamel Aug 10th 1916 to November 20th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.1075
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  • November 20th 2009

This is the funeral program from the church service for Constance Irene de Hamel. Constance did many things but is possibly best known for being a continuity announcer during WWIIThere is a sound recording of Constance talking about her whole wor...

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News update from Robert Courts MP for Witney & West Oxfordshire at March 2020

  • BCA - 2020.2359
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  • March 2020

Robert Courts was elected to take over as MP for Witney and West Oxfordshire when David Cameron retired from being MP for the constituency. Robert emails a news roundup more less weekly and this one has much in regarding Coronavirus, also referre...

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Children from Bampton School ready to sell poppies

  • BCA - 2020.2358
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  • 1998 or 1999

A group of five children from Bampton C of E Primary School ready to go out and sell poppies. Left to right they areHannah PearceTom BradleyDaniel BarrattLouise Hampton - became Mrs MustoeAndrew Licence

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Full list of key workers whose children will be exempt from school closures

  • BCA - 2020.2357
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  • March 20th 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus in 2020 has caused devastation to the way of life all around the world. New restrictions and advice were being given daily by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and two specialist advisers each day at 5pm from the week b...

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2014. Sisters unite in requesting a public inquiry

  • BCA - 2020.2356
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  • December 2014

Witney Gazette December 3rd 2014. Sisters unite in requesting a public inquiry after each of their brothers died from starvation after their benefits were drastically cut.Cathie Wood and Gill Thompson, sisters to Mark Wood of Bampton and David Cl...

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A few properties for sale in 2014

  • BCA - 2020.2354
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  • March and July 2014

Witney Gazette March 19th 2014. Detached house in Primrose Lane for sale at £335,000Witney Gazette July 9th 2014. Three properties for sale in Bampton ranging in price from £299,950, through £375,000 to £420,000Witney Gazette August 6th 2014. T...

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Bampton man was found in Pembroke Place with a fractured skull.

  • BCA - 2020.2353
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  • July 2014

Witney Gazette July 16th 2014.A Bampton man was found in Pembroke Place with a fractured skull and needed surgery. A man from Minster Lovell has been bailed until August 15th. The attack is thought to have taken place between 4 and 8am on May 28th.

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£38m Plan to unclog the A40 between Witney & Oxford July 2015

  • BCA - 2020.2351
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  • July 2015 and May 2016

Witney Gazette July 15th and 22nd 2015.Many people in Bampton have to drive down the A40 to Oxford each morning and the slow traffic is so bad, it's impossible to know how long it will take to get into or past Oxford. Morning appointments at...

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£38 million to help solve congestion on A40 Witney to Oxford stretch

  • BCA - 2020.2351
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  • July 2015

Witney Gazette July 2015. Many people in Bampton have to drive down the A40 to Oxford each morning and the slow traffic is so bad, it's impossible to know how long it will take to get into or past Oxford. Morning appointments at the Oxford ...

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Various applications by Gladman to build between the Aston & Buckland Roads

  • BCA - 2020.2349
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  • 2014

Witney Gazette August 6th 2014. Gladman Homes, previously refused permission to build 127 homes off the Aston road have submitted a new application to build 116 homes instead on the same site. The original application was turned down due to conc...

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Richborough to build 160 dwelling in New road over 8 year period

  • BCA - 2020.2348
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  • Dec 2014

Witney Gazette December 3rd 2014. Richborough Estates have to stick to the 8-year build period on the site at the East end of New Road. They will be built in phases up to 2023.Well that was the condition for granting planning permission. In the...

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Fiddler Bertie Clarke

  • BCA - 2020.2342
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  • 1940s

Although Bertie Clarke did not live in Bampton, he sometimes helped out by playing at Whitsun for the Morris dancers. Jamie Wheeler informed the Archive ..."Bertie Clarke (1877-1958)lived in Carterton. I think he was a post He was bought in...

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The Dixey family plus their Morris dancers

  • BCA - 2019.1672
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  • Twentieth century

MO11EE - Morris dancing in Weald Manor in 1947. All people as you see them left to right - Jingy (William Nathan) Wells (fiddle), Francis Shergold, Bobby Wells (cake), Bill Brown, Bob Whitlock, Reg Whitlock, Ted Dixey, Fred Pettifer. Watching are...

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Report on the Flower Show August 1930

  • BCA - 2020.2344
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  • 1930

3 Newspaper cuttings from the Witney Gazette Aug 8th 1930. The first is a lengthy and interesting report on the annual flower show held in the grounds of Weald Manor. The second lists some of the winners of all the different classes and the third ...

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William Kimber, who played for Heading Quarry was a friend of Bampton Morris.

  • BCA - 2020.2343
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  • 1940s

William Kimber, who played for Heading Quarry was a friend of Bampton Morris. His side danced at Mrs Birch's Sandfield Cottage in Headington and her son-in-law was staying. Cecil Sharp was transfixed with what he heard and with the help of Wi...

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Jingy Wells playing fiddle 1950

  • BCA - 2020.2341
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  • 1950

Jingy Wells playing the fiddle with his son Bobby, holding the cake, standing behind him. 1950

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A letter of thanks from Adrian Simmonds to his staff

  • BCA - 2020.2340
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  • spring 2003

A letter in The Beam Vol 1 Spring 2003.From Adrian Simmonds thanking everyone who sent him cards and to June and Iris for keeping his shop running while he was in hospital (Adrian died 11 years later in February 2014)Adrian is seen sitting outside...

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Hanging the Bampton WI Banner is St Mary The Virgin Church

  • 2020.2339
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  • May 21st 2014

On May 21st 2014 the Bampton WI banner was hung in the south wing of St Mary The Virgin.The banner was made by Pat Barratt, second from the right, and shows several aspect of Bampton life, notably the Morris dancing, the radio mast of RAF Bampton ...

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Morris Men outside the Elephant & Castle c1924

  • BCA - 2020.2338
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  • 1924 or 1925

Bampton Morris dancers c1924/5 outside the Elephant & Castle.The sign over the pub door says Posting House, Horses, Carriages, Brakes. Personal attention given, Albert Townsend. The 3rd and 4th lines are hard to read which is a pity but it lo...

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Ted Dixey and his family and his Morris dancing

  • BCA - 2017.846
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  • c1900

Ted Dixey was known to most Bamptonians as a bellringer and Morris dancer. These are photograph of his maternal grandparents, his sister and husband Robert Ferguson, of Ted himself and his fiance of 40 years, Sylvia. Sadly, Ted was very deaf but...

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The Eeles family, here and in Canada and some family trees

  • BCA - 2017.525
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  • various from late C19th

This photograph is of the Eeles family. There are pages about the branch of the family that emigrated to Canada, pension awarded to Ebenezer Eeles and his discharge certificate and pension notification and a form from the dispersal hospital centr...

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Evacuee children in Bampton enjoying games at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2017.1298
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  • C1940

These children are all evacuees from Bow in London. Here, they are being given the fun of some games at Weald Manor.The young girl at the bottom front on the right is now Mrs Joyce Cotter, neé Chambers and the girl on the right of the middle row ...

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Mr & Mrs Harry Sollis from The Swan Inn, Buckland Road

  • BCA - 2019.1894
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  • c1951-1964

Mr & Mrs Harry Sollis owned and ran the Swan Inn in Buckland road for many years. In the last few years, Mrs Sollis ran it as a widow. Emmie Papworth, nee Bishop was a relative and adored Mrs Sollis; Emmie is seen with her in two of these pi...

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Program of events to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II June 2012

  • BCA - 2020.2337
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  • June 2-5 inclusive 2012

Bampton held all sorts of events to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II June 2nd to 5th 2012.On the Saturday, the SPAJERS held the annual Shirt Race as usual and there was a really good number of entrants in all the classes. On Su...

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Patrick Strainge, butcher is awarded a Gold at the Smithfield Awards in London

  • BCA - 2020.2336
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  • November 2014

Patrick Strainge, butcher, has his shop in Bridge Street opposite the Horse Shoe Inn and next to Cheyne Lane. At the annual Smithfield Show he got a Gold Medal after he got top makes for five products.Bampton Royal SausagesCaramelised Onion Sausa...

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Residents and doctors say Bampton can't cope with another 280 homes

  • BCA - 2020.2335
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  • December 10th 2013

Local residents and doctors at Bampton's surgery say we can't cope with another approximately 280 home. 160 proposed along New Road and 127 in the land between the Aston and Buckland Roads. There is also an application in with WODC for...

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Stan Smith talks about his time as a soldier and POW in WWII

  • BCA - 2020.2334
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  • May 19th 2004

On May 19th 2004 a conversation between Stan Smith and Jo Lewington was recorded and this is a transcript of that conversation. Stan talks of his time fighting and then as a POW and finally on the long march west."The Long March was during t...

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Church View looking to St Mary's

  • BCA - 2020.2333
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  • first half C20th

This picture is of Church View looking North towards St Mary The Virgin church.No cars, no footpath and little in the way of horse droppings so probably around 1940-1950.

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Bampton Brass Band, early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.2189
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  • early twentieth century

Bampton had a brass band in the very early days of the twentieth century. The picture of them playing outside the Town Hall, taken in 1908 was kindly lent to the Archive by Barbara Daw.At that time the arches of the Town Hall were bricked up as t...

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Cathie Wood, sister of starved brother donates money to Mind

  • BCA - 2020.2331
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  • May 28th 201

Witney Gazette May 28th 2014.The sister of Mark, who starved to death after his benefits were cut, has donated the approx £500 she has received from the DWP between Oxfordshire Mind, The Green Party, the Biscuit Fund, Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary,...

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Stephen Radband charged with fly-tipping

  • BCA - 2020.2329
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  • May 5th 2014

Local man Steve Radband was charged with fly-tipping at Elmwood farm, Black Bourton in 2012. When the case came to court, Steve got a small fine and the owners of the farm got a much larger one.Steve has given much to the Bampton community both i...

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Bovingtons fish shop

  • BCA - 2019.1727
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  • mid twentieth century

Paul and Les Bovington owned the wet fish shop in the High Street and they also sold some fruit and veg and a few groceries. When the USAF ran what is now RAF Brize Norton, they were asked to get some photographs of their personnel in some local ...

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Paul Bovington with his lovely dog Crackers

  • BCA - 2019.1725
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  • 1970s

Paul Bovington with his beautiful dog Crackers. Nephew Richard Bovington said"The poor old dog never recovered from having his paw run over by a Land Rover."Paul was a lovely man, always doing things for others. His wife was Pauline , ...

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Warren Green, musician, teacher, organist at St Mary The Virgin

  • BCA - 2018.1547
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  • 1909 1984

Warren Essane Green was born in 1909 and died October 18th 1984. Warren was a great music scholar who taught music and played the organ at St Mary The Virgin church in Bampton for many years. His father was Edwards John Green was a builder and m...

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An advert from I.E. Busby, general draper, silk mercer, milliner

  • BCA - 2020.2327
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  • 1940s

I. E. Busby ran the shop which he bought from R. C. Smith and sold to Les and Stella King in 1960. It's interesting to note Mr Busby suggested his shop was in the Market Square in his advert when it was half way along the High Street.When Mr...

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Godfrey & Jack Horne as children, parents May & Ted, very early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.1839
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  • very early C20th

May & Ted Horne with their sons Godfrey and Jack, pre 1914.Four members of the Horne family fought world wars,A. HorneD. HorneJ. Horneand E. Horne who was killed in WWII. Edwin James Godfrey Horne in military uniform standing by his father T...

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Church View looking towards St Mary's, early C20th

  • BCA - 2020.2324
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  • early twentieth century

These two pictures of Church View, looking North towards St Mary The Virgin Church were taken in the first half of the twentieth century. It was always the custom to 'air the house' in a morning and you can see bedroom windows wide open...

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Bampton Bullets, Bampton's Cycle Speedway team in the early 1950s

  • BCA - 2018.1374
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  • 1952 1953

Bampton had a cycle speedway team in 1952 which certainly lasted for two full seasons. Someone near the track complained about the noise so it was disbanded. The cycle speedway in New Road, circa 1952/3. The Bampton side was known as the Bampto...

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Delivery of pop

  • BCA - 2020.2322
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  • 1950s

A flatbed delivery lorry can be seen parked outside the carriage entrance to The Talbot. There are crates of pop on which in the 1950s would have been Tizer, Dandelion and Burdock and Lemonade.Two of the 4 petrol pumps that used to be outside the...

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Hunt meet in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2020.2321
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  • very early twentieth century

This picture may have been taken at the very end of the 1890s but probably soon after 1900.The hunt is meeting between the West side of the Town Hall and Rosemary House which is next to Constables the bakers shop. You can see the name Constable o...

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David Niven, Cecil Robinson, Charlie Whiting, Michael Trubshaw

  • BCA - 2019.2317
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  • during or just after WWII

This picture is of 4 men who either lived in Bampton or were friends of Bampton people.L-R:- David Niven the actor, Cecil Robinson who sang in St Mary's choir, Charlie Whiting and Michael Trubshaw.Michael's family lived in Little Place a...

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George Dafter snr

  • BCA - 2019.1724
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  • early twentieth century

This is George Dafter snr hoeing his vegetable garden. His son, also called George delivered the post in Bampton for decades and was loved by all who knew him.Richard Taylor said"George Dafter, the gentleman in this picture, my maternal Grea...

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Alfie Bryant's school in Wheelgate House, Market Square

  • BCA - 2019.2320
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  • 1897

Alfie Bryant's school at Wheelgate house, Market Square.Alfie also ran the Fire & Life Insurance Office from here. The school is possibly decorated for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.There was very little that went on in Ba...

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WRVS delivering meals on wheels

  • BCA - 2019.2319
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  • 1980s

The WRVS, Women's Royal Volunteer Service used to deliver meals to those in need.L to R Pat Garner from Aston whose husband Don was the scout leader in Bampton for many years, Jean Howell who was also president of the Bampton WI and Betty Smi...

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Children from the National School, Church View

  • BCA - 2019.2318
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  • early twentieth century

These children are of mixed ages so they are probably quite a large cross section of the children from the National School in Church View.

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Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

  • BCA - 2017.414
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  • c1950

These young men were in Bampton's ATC, probably in the 1950s. Some are named on the picture and if anyone can add more names or suggest corrections, do get in touch with the archive - the contact can be made from the Home Page of this websit...

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Emmie Hunt having a laugh with a pram used for the shirt race

  • BCA - 2019.2315
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  • later 1950s

Mrs Emmie Hunt having a laugh, sitting in a pram used in a Shirt Race. She is the mother of 'Rocky' ie Ernie Hunt and she's outside one of the barns at Castle View Farm in Bridge Street.She was affectionately known as 'Aunt Em...

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Threshing corn, early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.2314
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  • early twentieth century

Early in the twentieth century, before the advent of the combine harvester, corn was cut and taken away in stooks to be threshed out when convenient. In this picture, a belt from the steam driven tractor drives the threshing machine and there are...

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Highmoor Brook under the Bridges, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2019.2313
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  • first half twentieth century

This is the bridge over the Highmoor Brook in Bridge Street. It tends to be called Shillbrook these days but old maps have it as Highmoor and a converted barn by the brook is called Highmoor House.Note the sloping walkway seen on the right. It g...

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The Beam. December 1998

  • BCA - 2019.2231
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  • December 1998

This is the December 1998 issue of The Beam. A publication by the Parish Council that is produced 3 times a year and given free to all households in Bampton. Topics and advertisers are :- The Bampton BeamVolume 13 No.3August 1998 Pg. No. Summary...

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The Beam. August 1998

  • BCA - 2019.2230
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  • August 1998

This is the August issue of The Beam. A publication which is given free to every household in Bampton. Topics covered include and advertisers:- The Bampton BeamVolume 13 No.2August 1998 Pg. No. Summary of Content 1 One article on page one.FIRE!!...

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The Beam. April 1998

  • BCA - 2019.2227
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  • April 1998

This is the April 1998 issue of The Beam. There are many adverts, mostly for local businesses. The topics covered include:-Topics covered include:Election time in BamptonBampton Village Hall AGMBampton 250 clubFriends of St Mary’sBampton Parish ...

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Homes get go-ahead in spite of campaign.

  • BCA - 2019.2311
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  • March 19th 2014

Witney Gazette March 19th 2014. Homes get the go-ahead in spite of a vigorous campaign against them by locals. The council's deputy leader, Mark Booty who lives in Bampton suggested a compromise ie 60 homes built in 2017, 50 homes in 2019 a...

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Baptist Church Nativity play 1965

  • BCA - 2019.2309
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  • 1965

This picture is of the Baptist Church Nativity Play, in their church on the High Street in 1965.Some of the children are Lyn Wheeler, Ann Morton, Andrew Morton, Angela Woolloff and Carol Burrows.

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Prince Charles at St Mary's for Music in Country Churches. May 2005

  • BCA - 2019.2308
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  • May 2005

Prince Charles is patron of Music in Country Churches and as such is a very active supporter. This picture was taken by Sally Proctor.Music in Country Churches was celebrating its 23rd season in 2011. It is a charitable trust set up in 1989 with...

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Bertha Waite

  • BCA - 2019.2307
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  • 1950s

In this picture Bertha Waite is seen with her bicycle on the Buckland to Gainfield Road.Bertha Waite was the sister of Harold Waite who was Marina Waite’s father.Harold was married to ? Morton who was the sister of Min Morton.Min was married to F...

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Repair of the church steeple

  • BCA - 2019.1670
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  • 1995

Crowd gathering to watch the steeplejacks put the cockerel on top of the repaired spire. 1994. Dor Thompson in the brown cardigan and skirt at the front of the van and Janet Rouse on the extreme right videoing the proceedings.

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Concorde formation for World Tour

  • BCA - 2019.2306
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  • May 18th 1972

In Concorde formation, men of the RAF from Brize Norton stood by a VC10. The men were crews from the VC10 and Belfast aircraft which will accompany Concorde with spares, servicing and sales staff on its world sales tour in June 1972. Two captains...

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Labour control bid fails in UDC election

  • BCA - 2019.2305
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  • May 18th 1972

The Labour Party failed almost completely in the election at Witney on Wednesday week for representation on Witney Urban District Council. They won just one of 5 seats up for election.

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Plan for Witney to have its own hospital

  • BCA - 2019.2304
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  • May 18th 1972

Witney RDC (Rural District Council) announced Witney should have its own hospital by the end of 1976.Much more information within the article.

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Bampton win the Strauss Cup

  • BCA - 2019.2303
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  • May 18th 1972

Bampton beat Milton 3-0. Bampton team members mentioned includeKeith BishopDerek BishopKeithMr CassidyRoger SifordDave KyteMr SnookMr JewellFrank HudsonMr ClackMr BlakeThe skipper Barry Canning

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Douglas Hurd claims there is a swing to the Tories

  • BCA - 2019.2302
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  • May 18th 1972

Witney Gazette May 18th 1972.Douglas Hurd at that time was the prospective Conservative candidate for for Mid-Oxfordshire. Douglas was speaking in the Bampton and Burford Conservative group meeting at Alvescot, where he happened to be living.

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Mothers' Union, Darby & Joan, Bingo, Christian Aid, Musical success

  • 2019.2301
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  • May 18th 1972

Witney Gazette May 18th 1972. There is a report on the work of Mothers' Union, Darby and Joan club, a Bingo evening to raise funds for the badminton club, a report on Christian Aid week, and a musical success for Angela Head and Wesley Rouse...

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Fears charges for using Dix Pit in Stanton Harcourt will increase fly tipping

  • BCA - 2019.2299
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  • September 17th 2017

Many of the recycling centres in Oxfordshire have been threatened with closure and to try and avoid this, it was agreed a small charge of £1.50 would be made getting rid of non-household waste. A fear was expressed by many at the time - September...

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OCC document how tax payers' money is to be spent 2018/19

  • BCA - 2019.2297
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  • spring 2018

Each year, Oxfordshire County Council produce a document to show how and where they are to use council tax money and the money they get from central government, which has been cut annually for at least 10 years (as at 2018). Areas covered include...

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