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Plan for Witney to have its own hospital

  • BCA - 2019.2304
  • Item
  • 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.

Bampton Community Archive

Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society certificate

  • BCA - 2019.2214
  • Item
  • late C19th to early C20th

Before our National Health System came into being in July 1948, people could pay a little each week into a club or Friendly Society and if they should find themselves unable to work through illness or accident, the society would give them enough m...

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Mr Govier, father of Bill and Alan

  • BCA - 2019.2209
  • Item
  • early C20th

Mr Govier work for Mr Wadman at Hobbs Buildings, the farm on the Brize Norton side of Bampton. He is seen here holding one of the bulls

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Ted Dixey and his family

  • BCA - 2019.2208
  • Item
  • most of C20th and early C21st

Ted Dixey took a full part in Bampton life as a bellringer and Morris dancer. There are two entries on this website about Ted and his family and more detailed information can be found on the other one.Where information has been written on the bac...

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Ted Dixey and his family

  • BCA - 2019.2207
  • Item
  • most of C20th and early C21st

Ted Dixey took a very active part in Bampton life. He was a Morris Dancer for several years as was his father. He learnt to bellring in 1943 when ringing was permitted again and rang to within a very few years of his death. He wound the weights...

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Roy Shergold's home after the July 2007 floods

  • BCA - 2019.2206
  • Item
  • 2007

In July 2007 Bampton was hit by almost 6 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Much of the village was flooded. Roy Shergold's home was inundated very suddenly. He told me that if Mary had still been alive, because she had to sleep downsta...

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Ernest Christopher Buckingham, killed in action Sept 25th 1915

  • BCA - 2019.2205
  • Item
  • September 25th 1915

Richard Buckingham said"My great uncle Ernest Christopher Buckingham. Private 9991 Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. He is mentioned on the Menin Gate memorial. Brother to Shadrack “Jack” Buckingham who used to live at 1 Spring Cottages, \Pri...

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Cyril Smith & Son Christopher rebuilding wall at Castle View

  • BCA - 2019.2196
  • Item
  • 2004

Cyril Smith and his son Christopher re-building part of the wall at Castle View, once Castle View Farmhouse on Bridge Street in 2004.Cyril could turn his hand to any building problem and was known for getting about Bampton with his bicycle and he ...

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Wedding photograph of Stan Hawkins & Mavis Horne

  • BCA - 2019.2187
  • Item
  • probably early 1960s

Stan Hawkins and Mavis Horne were married in Bampton. They had two sons David and Michael and they lived on the Aston Road.

Bampton Community Archive

An Exhibition on some of Bampton's Families

  • BCA - 2019.2180
  • Item
  • September 2018

The Bampton Community Archive puts on three exhibitions each year which run for two months. In September 2018 Janet Newman put up a wonderfully researched exhibition on some of Bampton's Families. Family trees were printed out on scrolls fo...

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Funeral of George Collins June 29th 2018

  • BCA - 2019.2176
  • Item
  • Sept 22nd 1915 to June 5th 2018

George Collins and family came to Bampton in 1943 from Somerset when he bought Weald Farm. George lived to be 102 years old and was active almost to the last. The Archive filmed a conversation with George who talked about his farming life and yo...

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Brooks family in the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1883
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Mrs Brooks of Mill Green showing a cross in the window to indicate a member of the family is away at war. WWI. She was the mother of Brannon Brooks and mother-in-law to Nellie Brooks who was the mother of Nan, Jim, Connie, Teddy, Bob, Nellie and B...

Bampton Community Archive

Cycle ride to raise the need for a cycle pathway Bampton-Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2017.245
  • Item
  • 1999

In 1999 there was a mass cycle ride organised to highlight the need for a cycle pathway from Bampton to The Trout Inn at Tadpole bridge on the Buckland Road. The bridge crosses the River Thames. Young and old took part but sadly, it did not lead...

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Wedding of Ken Mullis and April Humphries September 9th 1961

  • BCA - 2019.2157
  • Item
  • September 9th 1961

This is a wedding photograph for April Humphries and Ken Mullis taken outside the west door of St Mary The Virgin Church, Bampton on September 9th 1961.From left to right -Shirley Daniels / Mr Jim Mullis /Miss Barbara Mullis / Miss Laurel Humphrie...

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Barratt family

  • BCA - 2019.2156
  • Item
  • C20th

Roy Barratt and his family came to Bampton in the early to mid 1960s and quietly played a very active part in Bampton life. Pat in the WI and Roy was an excellent photographer who documented all sorts of events long before we had a Community Arch...

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Cromwell House in Cheapside, Hilda Kent & Margaret Howse

  • BCA - 2017.1236
  • Item
  • 1990s

Cromwell House is in Cheapside between Exeter House and The Old Forge. Hilda Kent lived there along with Margaret Howse after WWII until their deaths. Hilda did some research on the house and her notes are included in the pdf. They both worked ...

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Airman, Reg Smith, married Albert Radband's sister, Beryl Joan Radband.

  • BCA - 2019.1959
  • Item
  • 1950s

Airman, Reg Smith, married Albert Radband's sister, Beryl Joan Radband.He was the brother of twins Peggy and Dolly.Godfather of Jamie Wheeler.Marion Paintin said "Joan and Reg had two children Linda and Michael who married my sister Sus...

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Os Williams' family in the 1890s

  • BCA - 2019.2152
  • Item
  • 1890s

These two photographs are of the family of Os Williams and were taken some time in the 1890s. Os Williams was a fireman in Bampton.Os Williams is seated in the front row on the left in the large group photo. These pictures were lent by David Darby.

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Descendants of Richard Edginton b.1807

  • BCA - 2018.1503
  • Item
  • 1807 - 2018

This is the family tree of Richard Edginton.Names in the family tree.Barrett Basson BellingerBone Buckingham BunceBurchell Bu...

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Wedding day for Natasha Papworth

  • BCA - 2019.2056
  • Item
  • 2000

Wedding Day for Natasha Papworth, seen here with her parents Tom and Sylvia Papworth. They are standing in the doorway of their home, Emmies, the papershop which sadly closed for the last time in 2012. Tom tried hard to find a buyer to keep the ...

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Wedding of Olive Peacock & James McCabe

  • BCA - 2019.2045
  • Item
  • 1950s

Andrew McCabe sent the Archive this photograph. It is of his parents' wedding, James McCabe and Olive Peacock, probably about 1950."In the wedding photo, from the left is my aunt Zita Donnelly who flew over for the wedding. I think tha...

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Tea at Lavender Place Flats, 1997

  • BCA - 2019.1974
  • Item
  • 1997

Tea at Lavender Place Flats 1997. Left to right:- Daisy Gill, Laura Turnham, Joan(or real name Beryl) Smith and one other lady.Sadly, the flats are to be pulled down and all the residents have been told to find somewhere else to live. At this mom...

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Jack and Godfrey Horne in fancy dress in 1924

  • BCA - 2019.1972
  • Item
  • 1924

Jack and Godfrey Horne in fancy dress in 1924.Godfrey Horne was killed in action in France. He was in one of the Guards regiments in WWII

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Vera Elward aged 8 year old with her class c1930

  • BCA - 2017.1058
  • Item
  • c1930

This is a class photograph taken about 1930. Vera Elward was then Vera Tanner and she is the blond girl centre front. The remaining 27 pictures are of each child with their name underneathBack row L-R Arthur Beckley, George Bunce, Ronnie Peachy ...

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Nan and George Dafter visiting his brother Bernard in the USA

  • BCA - 2019.1967
  • Item
  • nineteen sixties

Bernard Dafter used to live at Home Farm in the High Street. The farm buildings were behind the house and he rented land north of New Road when there were not houses north of the road. Bernard and his wife Phyllis Jean nee Sillman emigrated to t...

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George Dutton, Bill Mathews and his son Billy and Billy's grandmother

  • BCA - 2019.1962
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Dutton the grocery shop also contained a bank and when the bank became Midland Bank and moved to a property next-door-but one, George moved out of the shop to run the bank full time and sold the grocery business to Bill Mathews. In the photograph...

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Bill Daniels and his school class c1944

  • BCA - 2019.1961
  • Item
  • c1944

This is a school photograph of a class probably taken in 1944.Pupils named on the photograph includeFred BishopFred BrooksBill DanielsBrian SaddlerBob HuntDennis GreenBrian BarnettIvy WhitlockAmelia WrightDiane SaddlerJacqueline NicholsonDoreen Cl...

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Lomas and Ody family

  • BCA - 2019.1939
  • Item
  • 1938 1959

The wedding of George Frederick Lomas and Lillian Frances Ody at St Mary The Virgin, Bampton c1938. They lived in Belgrave Cottages, Church Street until the late 1990s when Fred, then a widower moved to a bungalow in Manor View. They are both bu...

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Hughes' Garage in Cheapside in 1966

  • BCA - 2019.1938
  • Item
  • 1966

The garage in the Market Square was in existence at the start of the C20th when Oliver Onesipherous Collett owned and ran it. Around the middle of the twentieth century it was bought by Len Hughes and it's interesting to note that he left th...

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The Life and Work of Tony Page 1928 to 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1937
  • Item
  • 1928 2015

The Eulogy by Tony Page's son Martin, gives a full account of his life. For us in Bampton Tony was in at the beginning of the Bampton Community Archive and did all the printing for the charity up to his death. It was through Tony's shea...

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Brigadier Rupert Crowdy celebrated his 105th birthday March 13th 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1934
  • Item
  • March 13th 2015

Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE served in the army in India and Burma and afterwards he organised the 'shipping' of coal into Berlin during the Berlin Siege. In 1962 he was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Queen.

Bampton Community Archive

Invoice for household items from Cook & Boggis August 24th 1923

  • BCA - 2019.1923
  • Item
  • August 24th 1923

An invoice from Cook and Boggis of Witney August 24th 1923 for achest of drawers,2 bedroom chairs,1 wash stand,1 bowl and 1 bucketfor the total sum of £4 7s 5d four pounds thirty seven pence and a half penny.This was lent to the Archive to copy by...

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Invoice to Alec Townsend for burial of his wife Elizabeth Ann May 24th 1963

  • BCA - 2019.1920
  • Item
  • May 24th 1963

This is an invoice to Mr Alex Townsend of Ash Tree farm in Weald Street from the undertakers M Long and Sons after dealing with the body of his wife Elizabeth Ann Townsend.May 24th 1963.Cemetery fee £3,Vicar's fee £1,use of church and caretak...

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Mr Oswald Bartlett of Field Cottage is 100 years old

  • BCA - 2019.1916
  • Item
  • 1977

Mr Oswald Bartlett the day before his 100th birthday with his wife Doris. They lived in Field Cottage which is the church end of Sandfords Field. He was born in 1877 when Queen Victoria still had 24 more years to go on the throne.Cars have been ...

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Wedding of Miss Rose Bishop and Mr Cyril Greenway 1949

  • BCA - 2019.1910
  • Item
  • 1949

Newspaper cutting re the wedding of Miss Rose Bishop and Mr Cyril Greenway in the last quarter of 1949. Rose was a sister of Emmie Papworth nee Bishop. The service was conducted by the Rev. C.O. Price assisted by the Rev C. Sutton the Methodist M...

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Bampton with Lew church news sheet for September 1951.

  • BCA - 2019.1908
  • Item
  • 1951

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for September 1951. Thoughts from Cyril C Kelway, vicar.Harvest thanksgiving service; copy of notice to be found in the church porch where the PPC invites applications for the post of Clerk and Sexton; the choirG...

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Clothing Ration book for Rose F Sollis 1947-1948 at The Swan Inn, Buckland Road

  • BCA - 2019.1902
  • Item
  • 1947 1948

This is the clothes ration book for Rose F Sollis who lived at The Swan Inn in Buckland Road.The book had to be handed to the shopkeeper for him or her to take out the appropriate coupon; it was illegal for a shopkeeper to accept loose coupons. ...

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Ration book for Rose Gerring 1953-1954

  • BCA - 2019.1901
  • Item
  • 1953 1954

Rationing continued long after the end of WWII. As some items became more plentiful they were taken off ration but as this book belonging to Rose Gerring shows, meat, fats, cheese, bacon and sugar were still on ration in 1953-54.The supplier of e...

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Ration book post WWII for Frederick Arthur Gerring

  • BCA - 2019.1900
  • Item
  • 1953-1954

Long after the end of WWII there was food rationing. As certain items became a little more plentiful they were removed from rationing but as late as 1954 some items were still on ration.This is a ration book, what is left of it, that belonged to ...

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Letters to Rose Sollis from Arthur Gerring who was in India

  • BCA - 2018.1604
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  • 1943 1944

These two letters were written to Rose Sollis by Arthur Gerring who was in the army in India during WWII. They married when Arthur came home after demob.The writing is beautiful, both content and visually.

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Letter of thanks for wedding gift from Norman & Meryl to Rose Gerring

  • BCA - 2019.1896
  • Item
  • c1980

Meryl Hobbs taught in Bampton almost all her life and it was after she retired that she met and married Norman. This letter is from them to Rose Gerring thanking her for their wedding gift which would appear to be money to spend on anything they ...

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

  • BCA - 2019.1894
  • Item
  • 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 here in two of these p...

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Connected families - Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler, Elward, Newman

  • BCA - 2017.845
  • Item
  • twentieth century

These are really good, old photographs showing members of the Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler and Elward families from around 1900 through the twentieth century. The family group photograph of 'Buscot' Tanner shows him with his sons in unif...

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'Chain Reaction' cycle path rally at Tadpole Bridge. 2002.

  • BCA - 2019.1860
  • Item
  • 2002

In 2002 a group of people calling themselves 'Chain Reaction' did all they could to raise sufficient money to have a safe cycle path created from Bampton to Tadpole Bridge, but sadly they were not able to achieve their ambition. Two yea...

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William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells, playing his fiddle and a close look at his clothes

  • BCA - 2018.1312
  • Item
  • first half nineteen hundreds

Jingy Wells, real name William Nathan Wells danced for many years and played the fiddle for even more. His first fiddle he made from a large corned beef tin for a sound box and a broom handle. He was completely self taught. After an eye infecti...

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Descendants of James Charles Green b.1838

  • BCA - 2018.1496
  • Item
  • 1838 late C20th

This is the family tree of James Charles Green b.1838.Name in the family tree.Ashfield Bartlett Beckley CambrayClack Cleaver Clements ColeyCurran ...

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Bill Daniels and his family

  • BCA - 2018.1322
  • Item
  • 20th century

These photograph are of Bill Daniels as a 12 year old boy in the Mummers and as an adult in military uniform and in the Shirt Race. There are also pictures of his father Ernie Daniels and his mother. In the photograph of the mummers you can also...

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'Rocky' Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1991

  • BCA - 2019.1853
  • Item
  • 1991

Ernie 'Rocky' Hunt and Chad Trueman in the background, Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1991. Rocky was known as Dicky to all his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest Bishop.

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Wedding of Olive Peacock and James McCabe

  • BCA - 2019.1852
  • Item
  • 1970s

This is the wedding of Olive Peacock and James McCabe.Their son Andrew told me:-"From the left is my aunt Zita Donnelly who flew over for the wedding. (To the USA) I think that’s Jenny Jenkin (Quick) next to her. Next to her, according to ...

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Sale of Sundown Cottage - was through gate to Sandford

  • BCA - 2019.1844
  • Item
  • 1961

Sundown Cottage was a little cottage just inside the grounds to the right of the gate going into Sandford, down the lane from the Grammar School. When it was more or less derelict it was bought by Molly and Bernard Rose and demolished. You can s...

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The house called Sandford & letters to Mr & Mrs Bernard & Molly Rose

  • BCA - 2019.1840
  • Item
  • 1946 1954

The house now called 'Sandford' was bought for Mr & Mrs Bernard and Molly Rose by Molly's brother of Marshall's Flying School Limited. Bernard had not long been demobbed and he had been a POW in Stendal, Germany. Molly wa...

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Mrs White in her doorway, Sandford Cottage.

  • BCA - 2019.1837
  • Item
  • 1900-1912

Sandfords Cottage early 20th century with a well in the lower left corner of the picture. The well was shared by the neighbouring cottage which is Brook Cottage. There was a little footpath between the two cottages where, in the 1950s Mr Bert Wh...

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Sandfords in 1946 and again in 1954

  • BCA - 2019.1836
  • Item
  • 1946 1954

Two photographs of Sandfords, one taken in 1946 and again in 1954 after the extension was added. The family living there was was Mr & Mr Bernard and Molly Rose and their children Nigel, Gregory (then named Peter) and Graham. The little girl ...

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George Dafter, local postman

  • BCA - 2019.1835
  • Item
  • c1955

This is George Dafter who was one of our local postmen for nearly 30 years. He was loved by all who came into contact with him and he had a great sense of humour.Jamie Wheeler said "My Dad always told a funny story about George. Some people...

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Bill Daniels, man and boy

  • BCA - 2017.1299
  • Item
  • C20th

Bill Daniels aged 12. Bill grew up to become a Morris Dancer with the Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers and for many years, from the age of 12 he was a member of the Mummers when they were reformed in 1946. The newly reformed Mummers in 1946 wer...

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Members of the Bishop Family, Fred, Edie, Emmie and Rose

  • BCA - 2019.1813
  • Item
  • 1899 to 1939

Emmie and brother George Bishop delivering vegetables by horse and cart before WWII. Emmie, really Emily Bishop married and became Mrs Emmie Papworth. With the lack of goods available during the WWII, their delivery round ceased.Emmie Papworth a...

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Philly Dewe, Freda Bradley's grandfather. 1930

  • BCA - 2019.1805
  • Item
  • 1930

Philly Dewe, Freda Bradley's Grandfather, in 1930.He died falling out of the walnut tree on the footpath between Bushey Row and New Road in what used to be called the Dump Field.

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Wedding of Jack Bunce c1880s

  • BCA - 2017.815
  • Item
  • c1880s

The photograph captures the wedding of John William Bunce, known to everyone as Jack to Mary Radburn. They had children Iris, Les and Joan.John was brother to Emmie Sollis who ran the Lamb Inn in Buckland Road and Mary was Tom Papworth's Gra...

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An evacuee family outside Bishops during WWII

  • BCA - 2019.1812
  • Item
  • WWII

An evacuee family including children outside Emmie and Eddie Foreshew's mother's shop which became 'Emmies' until Tom and Sylvia Papworth retired in 2012 and being unable to find a buyer for their business, the property became...

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Alice and James Gardner lived in Bourton Cottages 1906 to 1915

  • BCA - 2019.1809
  • Item
  • 1906 1915

Bob Gardner said"The family lived in the “Bourton Cottages” since they were re-built in 1906. He was married to Alice and died when he was in his mid fifties. He died in 1915 and was buried in the Bampton cemetery where we recently found hi...

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Best friends Freda Daniels and Ethel Whitlock Nov 14th 1945

  • BCA - 2019.1807
  • Item
  • November 14th 1945

These two young ladies, Freda Daniels who became Mrs Freda Bradley and Ethel Whilock who became Mrs Ethel Sheppard were best friends.Freda's daughter Janet Westman wrote" Ethel was actually my Godmother. She was married to Percy Sheppar...

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Freda & Tom Bradley with Janet & Ray visiting Beam Cottage

  • BCA - 2019.1806
  • Item
  • 1954

This picture shows Freda and Tom Bradley with their children Janet & Ray visiting Beam Cottage, surrounded by daffodils. Janet wrote" I remember when we used to come and play with you (Julie Powell who lived at Beam Cottage) and Miss Wyl...

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The Beam, house, garden and family

  • BCA - 2017.442
  • Item
  • c1953

These 6 pictures are scans of colour slides probably taken in the 1950. Dor Thompson and Kate Wylie bought The Beam and adopted two children, Julie and Roger Powell. Dor, the children and the garden can be seen in these pictures. Kate and Dor r...

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The wedding of George Bishop and Joy

  • BCA - 2017.408
  • Item
  • c1945

This is the wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy. George was the brother of Emmie (Emily) who delivered post in Bampton for many years and then took over running and living at the Papershop in Bridge Street which became known as Emmie'...

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Isabel Dorothy Collins June 12th 1920 to December 12th 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1348
  • Item
  • 1920 2011

Isabel and her husband George came to live in Bampton in the early years of WWII. They had bought Weald farm and moved into the main farmhouse with the farm and some years later they bought and moved into Greyshott house where Isabel lived for th...

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The Beckley Family

  • BCA - 2018.1655
  • Item
  • twentieth century

These are the captions with the pictures in the order they are in the pdf27 March 1945. Robert Johnson m Doreen Ethel Beckley 1925-2003. Gillian Beckley next to Doreen. St Mary'sAnnie Elizabeth Green wedding to Gilbert Beckley front Rose Rich...

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WWII documents that belonged to Edith Foreshew

  • BCA - 2019.1796
  • Item
  • WWII

These three items all belonged to Edith Bishop who became Mrs Foreshew. They are her National Registration Identity Card, her war time ration book and her medical card.

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Builders in Bampton early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1794
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Members of the Green family were stone masons, general builders, carpenters, in fact between them they covered all the skills needed in building. Many were members of the retained fire service and many played football for Bampton. They all took ...

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Notification of medal awarded to Arthur Beckley WWII

  • BCA - 2019.1790
  • Item
  • WWII

Notification of medal awarded to Arthur Beckley during WWII. Arthur played a very active part in the life of Bampton also being a member of our retained fire crew for many years.

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George Butler and Albert William Edginton were half brothers

  • BCA - 2019.1777
  • Item
  • World War One

George Butler and Albert William Edginton were half brothers. Albert was killed in WWI March 26th 1917. One of George's sisters was Ada Alexandra Butler who married Frank Tanner.To see how they fit into the family tree, find Ada in this fam...

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Freda Bradley's father Fred Daniels

  • BCA - 2019.1771
  • Item
  • world war two

Freda Bradley's father Fred Daniels in military uniform, taken by Tanaka in Hong Kong during WWII.Fred was in Hong Kong in 1927 when his daughter, who became Mrs Freda Bradley, was born.

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Freda Bradley with her Aunty Wyn in Queen Street circa 1940

  • BCA - 2019.1770
  • Item
  • c1940

Winifred Cook in Queen Street circa 1940 with her daughter.Winifred Cook was Fred Daniel’s step sister and aunt to Janet Westman.There used to be a row of about 6 little cottages in Lavender Square behind the Jubilee going into Queen Street, but t...

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John Wilmer Nov 11th 1920 to Aug 11th 2014

  • BCA - 2019.1772
  • Item
  • September 16th 2014

John Wilmer was a farmer who worked hard to run his farm in a sustainable manor and make use of natural resources long before it was an in-vogue thing to do. He was also a lovely man who was always thinking of others.This is the eulogy given by h...

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Freda Daniels and her family

  • BCA - 2017.859
  • Item
  • from late C19th

Freda Bradley wrote a lovely book called 'Bampton; The Way It Was.' These are photographs of her parents and grandparents and of Freda when young with her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, taken in 1937.

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Joe Stevens' black Labrador c1957

  • BCA - 2019.1765
  • Item
  • c1957

This beautiful black Labrador was given to Joe Stevens when he was 11 by the gamekeeper. They both lived in one of the houses in Weald Street called workhouse yard. The dog had not been well treated because it was a poor gun dog and Joe was plea...

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John Smith & Brian Shurey, c1960

  • BCA - 2019.1764
  • Item
  • c1960

John Smith known as Smudger and Brian Shurey known as Sparky on the bridge at the end of the runway c1960. John was killed in a car accident in Shilton dip between Burford and Carterton.

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Joyce Cotter

  • BCA - 2019.1758
  • Item
  • September 2014

Joyce Cotter (nee Chambers) was one of many evacuees from the Bow area of London who came to live in Bampton during part of WWII. Joyce came to Bampton along with one of her sisters, Mary, and a brother Albert Chambers. Joyce and Mary were kept...

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Wedding of Gertie Woodley and Bernard Basson

  • BCA - 2019.1751
  • Item
  • 1955

This is the wedding of Gertrude Woodley and Bernard Basson in the last quarter of 1955. The bridesmaids are Jean Elward on the left and her sister Janet on the right.

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Mr & Mrs Hill & son Arthur Hill's antique cum bric-a-brac shop in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.526
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Mr & Mrs Hill ran an antique shop in Bridge Street which was later taken over by their son Arthur. It became a bric-a-brac shop. Many items were put outside on display each week and Arthur was always ready and willing to talk with people. L...

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Ada Tanner & daughter Stella plus two others

  • BCA - 2019.1750
  • Item
  • c1938

Partly a family photograph with mother Ada Tanner and daughter Stella on the left with two other children. Stella became Mrs Whitlock. Ada's maiden name was Butler. For the full family tree do have a look at http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/...

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