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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...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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'...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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.

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

The Wedding of George Bishop & Joy

  • BCA - 2017.512
  • Item
  • c late 1940s

This wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy Buffham. Rose Wells, Edie Foreshew and Emmie Papworth are Georges sisters. The date was in 1948.Wedding of George Bishop and Joy1. Mrs Bunce2. Iris Luckett3. Joan O’Neill4. Mrs Baker5. Rose Wells6...

Bampton Community Archive

Mrs Frances Money and her husband Percy, a shoemaker

  • BCA - 2017.390
  • Item
  • 1960-01-20 - 2017-01-20

The photograph of Mrs Money was probably taken about c2000.The ones of her husband in his workshop in Bridge Street were taken in the 1960s. Their grandson Andrew Money still lives in Bampton and is a painter and decorator.Percy's daughter i...

Bampton Community Archive

Alice Puttock and 4 generations of her family

  • BCA - 2018.1466
  • Item
  • 1943 and late C20th

Mrs Brookes wearing the cardigan, Alice Peacock her daughter, Olive is Alice's daughter and Mrs Brook's great grandson is Andrew McCabe. Mrs Brooks was the midwife and layer out! This picture was taken in 1965.Lance Sergeant Thomas Wil...

Bampton Community Archive

The Drinkwater family

  • BCA - 2018.1431
  • Item
  • 1910 to 1975

A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in his WWII uniform at his garden gate.A photograph of Bill Drinkwater in bull fighter's clothes for the fun of the picture.Bill's father William Frank Drinkwater's character reference and certificate...

Bampton Community Archive

Members of Freda Bradley's family

  • BCA - 2017.1053
  • Item
  • from start of twentieth century

Along with Freda there are photographs of her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, her mother Phyllis and aunt/mother's sister Lilian, Philly Dewe her grandfather in his Morris dancing clothes, Billy Dewe her uncle, her fathe...

Bampton Community Archive

Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
  • Item
  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Harry Whitlock b.1881

  • BCA - 2018.1494
  • Item
  • 1881 - 2017

This is the family tree of Harry Whitlock b.1881 who married Lillian Oakey, no children, then Martha Newman b.1881.Names in the family tree.Appleton Bensky Bird BurchellCatton C...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of John Sheppard b.1838

  • BCA - 2018.1499
  • Item
  • 1838 - 1962

This is the family tree of John Sheppard b.1838 who married Rachel Neal b.1812.Names in the family tree.Clark Clark(e) DayEagles Embling ...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of William Townsend b.1801 & Hunt Family

  • BCA - 2018.1510
  • Item
  • 1801 - 2004

This is the family tree of William Townsend b.1801 who married Mary Ward b.1802 and the Hunt Family.Names in the family tree.Adlem Beckinsale Bowles ClackClark Cox ...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of William Lock b.1700

  • BCA - 2018.1509
  • Item
  • 1700 - 1991

This is the family tree of William Lock b.1700 who married Mary Dalton.Names in the family tree.Alder Banham BeckleyBoote Butler Coll...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of William Eeles b.1827

  • BCA - 2018.1508
  • Item
  • 1827 - 1990

This is the family tree of William Eeles b.1827 who married Ann White b.1827Names in the family tree.Beaumont Beckley Bennett Boggis Carter Chapman C...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Robert Radband b.1822

  • BCA - 2018.1504
  • Item
  • 1822 - 2016

This is the family tree of Robert Radband b.1822 who married Elizabeth Higgs b.1822.Names in the family tree.Beckinsale Bird CattonClack Clinch ...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Richard Daniels b.1814

  • BCA - 2018.1502
  • Item
  • 1814 - C2010

This is the family tree of Richard Daniels b.1814 who married Elizabeth Constable b.1814.Names in the family tree.Adams Baston Bradley ByeCarrington Constable Cook ...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Richard Butler b.1783

  • BCA - 2018.1501
  • Item
  • 1783 to late C20th

This is the family tree of Richard Butler b.1783 who married Hannah Taylor b.1786.Name in the family tree.Basson Bellinger BoneBuckingham Bunce But...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Isaac Constable b.1818

  • BCA - 2018.1495
  • Item
  • 1818 - 2016

This is the family tree of Isaac Constable b.1818 who married Susanna Griffin b.1817. The grandson of Isacc, Thomas Augustus, started Constable's bakery on the corner of the Market Square. The shop is now Mark's Kitchen, a very good Ch...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Christopher Buckingham b 1863

  • BCA - 2018.1488
  • Item
  • 1863 -2017

This is the family tree of Christopher Buckingham b. September 11th 1863 who married Ada Pickett b. 1871; they married in 1892.Names in the Buckingham family tree.Basson Buckingham Burt Cadd ...

Bampton Community Archive

Evacuee children in Bampton enjoying games at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2017.1298
  • Item
  • 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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

The death of Brian Shurey September 21st 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1414
  • Item
  • December 27th 1944 - September 21st 2017

Brian was a much loved man who took a very active part in many aspects of life in Bampton. One of his brothers, Henry Barber gave this eulogy at Brian's funeral service."My memories of big brother Brian were that he was an independent i...

Bampton Community Archive

Lloyd Hughes Owens' account of schools in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.717
  • Item
  • mostly first 60 years of C20th

When Lloyd Hughes Owens retired in the 1960s he put the finishing touches to his album all about schools in Bampton. There is mention of the Old Grammar School, now our library and the exhibition room used by West Ox Arts and the Archive called t...

Bampton Community Archive

Tony Allam baking the last batches of bread before Constables closed c1981

  • BCA - 2017.538
  • Item
  • c1981

Tony Allam was the baker for Mrs Constable for many years. The shop was by the roundabout opposite The Talbot and is now the Chinese takeaway called Mark's Kitchen. These photographs show the beautiful ovens and all the surrounding area.Tre...

Bampton Community Archive

Picture postcard of the Horse Fair outside the Wheat Sheaf

  • BCA - 2017.1231
  • Item
  • 1924

This postcard, showing both the picture and the writing on the back, was written and posted in 1924 by Mrs Emmie Sollis to Miss J M Pearce. It was in the collection of items from Rose Gerring's house given to the Archive after she died. Mrs...

Bampton Community Archive

Alan Clarke, landlord of The Horse Shoe dies September 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.820
  • Item
  • June 17th 1953 to September 29th 2013

Alan Clarke died suddenly on Monday September 29th 2013. He was landlord of the Horse Shoe in Bampton. The article gives far more information about Alan's working life

Bampton Community Archive

Death of Evalyn Hornsby May 2015 then Fred Hornsby August 2015

  • BCA - 2017.809
  • Item
  • May-August 2015

Evalyn and Fred Hornby had lived in Bampton for many decades. Fred worked for John Henly and then his son Roy on Deanery farm and Hobbs Buildings and Evalyn worked at University farm for Mary Rouse. Evalyn died in the May and Fred in the August ...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cuttings from 1958 to 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1363
  • Item
  • 1958 1973

These newspaper cuttings are from 1958 to 1973 and are of very mixed topics. They cover:- ghosts of Bampton and the story of the great shirt race; Mr & Mrs Blaine licensee of the Talbot; Paul Bovington with his dog Crackers; Mrs Lucy Martin l...

Bampton Community Archive

Muffled peal rung for Major Robert Colvile July 4th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.871
  • Item
  • July 4th 2008

The bells were rung half muffled in memory of Major Robert Colvile on July 4th 2008. These pictures show the ringers and a group photo with Rosemary Colvile

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Thomas Radband b.1680

  • BCA - 2018.1507
  • Item
  • 1680 - 2018

This is the family tree of Thomas Radband b.1680 who married Sarah.Names in the family tree.Ackling Ainsworth CampbellCarter Edginton ...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Joseph Brooks b.1835

  • BCA - 2018.1500
  • Item
  • 1835 - 2017

This is the family tree of Joseph Brooks b.1835 who married Mary Stallard b.1833.Names in the family tree.Basson Buckingham BurtCadd Fell ...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of John Dixey b.1709

  • BCA - 2018.1497
  • Item
  • 1709 - 1999

This is the family tree John Dixey b.1709 who married Ann; she died in 1784.Names in the family tree.Alder Beckinsale Beechey BlowersBrooks Carter Clack Cock...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of George William Cripps b.1843

  • BCA - 2018.1493
  • Item
  • 1843 - 1927

This is the family tree of George William Cripps b.1843 who married Mary Hannah b.1845.Names in the family tree.Bond Caples CrippsFox Franks ...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Ernest Billie Agg and the Wheeler Family

  • BCA - 2018.1491
  • Item
  • 1870 - 2001

This is the family tree beginning with Ernest Billie Agg b.1870 and his wife Louanna Baxter b.1865. Their daughter Edith Florence Agg b.1897 married James Wheeler b.1900 and this tree follows the Wheeler line.Names in this family tree.Agg ...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Emmanuel Bunce

  • BCA - 2018.1490
  • Item
  • c1832 - 1998

This is the family tree of Emmanuel Bunce who had a son Daniel in 1858, so Emmanuel may have been born C1832. He married Hannah Merchant.Names in the family tree.Absolom Baker BishopBroughton ...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Edward Pettifer b. 1718

  • BCA - 2018.1489
  • Item
  • 1718 - 1984

This is the family tree of Edward Pettifer b.1718 who married Sarah Broadest b.1718; they married in 1751Names in the family tree.Bowman Broadest CarpenterDrinkwater Godfrey ...

Bampton Community Archive

Descendants of Benjamin Tanner b 1731

  • BCA - 2018.1487
  • Item
  • 1731

This is the family tree of Benjamin Tanner b 1731 who married Barbara Parker b 1738.Names that appear in the Tanner Family Tree.Akers Aldsworth Bailey Barratt BartlettBeale Berrisford Biles ...

Bampton Community Archive

Phil Addison and Terry Rouse and a choir boys' outing to Southsea 1947

  • BCA - 2017.904
  • Item
  • 1947 and 2015

Phil Addison and his family came to live in Bampton in 1940 to escape the bombing on the south coast. Phil was aged 7 and he stayed in Bampton until 1950 aged 17. He was in the choir of St Mary's and the photograph shows the boys L-R back r...

Bampton Community Archive

Dinah Green - September 7th 1930 to October 21st 2013

  • BCA - 2018.1482
  • Item
  • 1930 to 2013

Dinah Lucy Godfrey married Ramon James Green May 15th 1954. Dinah always took part in events going on in Bampton. She made wonderful costumes for her daughter Esther for fancy dress competitions and in later years for herself when taking part in...

Bampton Community Archive

Colonel Michael Roberts 1912-2005 & wife Diana 1917-2013

  • BCA - 2018.1380
  • Item
  • 1912 2013

Colonel Mike Roberts and Diana came to live in Bampton when Mike retired from the army. His early army career was in India and Burma and he and Diana came back to the UK just before partition. An interview with Diana can be found at https://yout...

Bampton Community Archive

Chris Timms, choirboy, sailor and fireman

  • BCA - 2018.1478
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Chris Timms aged 17 in 1943 wearing Royal Navy uniform in the picture. The sound recording was made on April 15th 2004 and Christ talks about his time in the Navy in a mine sweeper.Chris Timms and friend Michael Hirons in Church View in 1933. No...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Community Plan Report 2015

  • BCA - 2018.1470
  • Item
  • 2015

In 2015 most households filled in a questionnaire and this is a well-collated report of the findings. CONTENTS include:-Survey Coverage: Household QuestionnaireThe RespondentsTheir HomesTheir FamiliesIndividual QuestionnaireLiving in BamptonHousi...

Bampton Community Archive

Bill Govier's flower and vegetable garden

  • BCA - 2018.1468
  • Item
  • 2002-2004

A407,408 and 409 – Bill Govier’s vegetable garden 1987 and a grandson with a very large runner bean. Grandchildren with a lettuce sitting amongst the vegetables and others getting in the potatoes.A410 – the verge outside Bill’s bungalow opposite ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Eeles family, their shop and family tree

  • BCA - 2017.787
  • Item
  • various

These are photographs and documents and family trees all to do with the Eeles family.EDWARD ~2 - Edward Rolls in his cousin's (the Hon Charles Rolls) model plane. Edward Rolls was related to Grace Eeles of Eeles grocery store (now Budgens 20...

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2017.525
  • Item
  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

Kelly's 1895 directory

  • BCA - 2018.1454
  • Item
  • 1895

POST, M.O. & T.O., S. B., Express Delivery & Annuity & Insurance Office. Thomas Wells Pembrey, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Faringdon at 5.30 am & 3.30 pm; dispatched at 9.10 am & 8.30 pm (box closes at7.50 pm); dispa...

Bampton Community Archive

Les and Stella 'King of Kings of Bampton' and later, the Post Office

  • BCA - 2018.1450
  • Item
  • March 10th 1927 to October 5th 2012

LESLIE THOMAS KING (10th March 1927 – 5th October 2012)Les was born in Coventry in 1927 to Gertrude and William King; a brother to Bill, Mary, Terry and Roselyn. He attended King Henry VIII Grammar School, passing his School Certificate in six su...

Bampton Community Archive

Mark Woods from Bampton dies from neglect after blunder by ATOS

  • BCA - 2018.1447
  • Item
  • 2014 to 2015

Witney Gazette July 1st 2015. “Mark Wood weighed just 5st 8lb when he died of starvation. ATOS healthcare did a reassessment of his ability to work and declared him fully fit, without consulting Dr Ward in Bampton surgery. His mental condition ...

Bampton Community Archive

New National Health System July 5th 1948

  • BCA - 2018.1440
  • Item
  • July 5th 1948

The National Health System was brought into being on July 5th 1948. This publication was sent to every household explain what the National Health System is and how it would work. The first part tells people to:-choose your doctor nowmaternity se...

Bampton Community Archive

Colin Knight 1943 to April 22nd 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1429
  • Item
  • 1943 to 2017

Bampton Morris Men in Glebelands in 1991. Colin Knight and the team with a painting of Colin dancing the Broom Dance.Bampton Morris Men. Colin Knight dancing the Broom Dance and Colin Bathe on melodeon 1989.Sam Bennett of Ilmington dancing the br...

Bampton Community Archive

Frank Hudson's family photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1193
  • Item
  • C20th

Frank Hudson was raised by his grandparents, Albert and Mary Elizabeth Townsend who lived at Castle View Farm opposite the Elephant and Castle in Bridge Street. Frank's mother died when he was just 7 weeks old. The pictures show his grandpa...

Bampton Community Archive

'Rocky' Ernest Hunt

  • BCA - 2018.1417
  • Item
  • 1980s

'Rocky', Ernest Hunt in the Elephant and Castle. Rocky was a much loved character in Bampton, always taking part in any event. He was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Death of Tim Tomlins October 6th 1936

  • BCA - 2018.1415
  • Item
  • October 6th 1936 to October 29th 2017

Tim was a very well known character around Bampton particularly because of his steam engine The Lord Nelson which was at his home at The Swan in Buckland Road. For many years he grew cyclamen and many Bamptonians have specimens in their gardens t...

Bampton Community Archive

Wood Green school bus crashes; 3 die and 16 hurt February 3rd 1972

  • BCA - 2017.723
  • Item
  • February 3rd 1972

In icy and snowy conditions the bus bringing children from Wood Green School to Bampton crashed at Hoppy's Corner killing two boys, Gary Gerhardt from Bampton and Gary John Hawkins from Clanfield. At least 14 of the 46 pupils on the coach we...

Bampton Community Archive

Chris Timms May 15th 1926 to December 16th 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1400
  • Item
  • 1926 to 2017

Chris Timms aged 17 in 1943 wearing Royal Navy uniform in the picture. The sound recording was made on April 15th 2004 and Christ talks about his time in the Navy in a mine sweeper.Chris Timms and friend Michael Hirons in Church View in 1933. No...

Bampton Community Archive

Postcards to and from home during WWI and WWII

  • BCA - 2018.1398
  • Item
  • WWI and WWII

These postcards were sent during WWI and WWII. They are between the Townsend family who lived at the Elephant and Castle during WWI but across the road at Castle View Farm in WWII. There are cards to and from members of the Flux family who lived...

Bampton Community Archive

Terry, Janet, Keith and Brian Rouse May 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1061
  • Item
  • May 29th 2013

Terry Rouse came to live in Bampton in 1943 aged 9. His father Reg Rouse had been farming in Somerset at Upper Langford and George Collins had a field next to the farm where Reg was working. George bought Weald farm and advertised for a farm man...

Bampton Community Archive

Rose Gerring, born December 12th 1923, died September 2013

  • BCA - 2017.448
  • Item
  • Dec 12th 1923 to July 16th 2013

Bampton was very much enriched by the life of Rose Gerring because she took such an active part in so many areas and you can read about them in the eulogy. The two photographs - one was taken just post WWII at her home Sandford House and the othe...

Bampton Community Archive

Old Folk's Memories collected by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1364
  • Item
  • C20th

Lloyd Hughes Owens, headmaster of the National School in Church View up to its closure when the new school opened in 1960 was keen to capture the knowledge and thoughts of the 'Old Folks' of Bampton and this pdf is the result. It covers...

Bampton Community Archive

Antique Shops in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1371
  • Item
  • 1952 1976

All but one of these pictures are of Mr & Mrs Hill's antique shop which was next door to the Horse Shoe Inn. It became Arthur Hill, their son's shop. There was also an antique shop in the Market Square between the garage and the WI...

Bampton Community Archive

Oliver Onesipherous Collett, jeweller, garage mechanic, car builder

  • BCA - 2017.1293
  • Item
  • early C20th

Oliver Onesipherous Collett opened a shop in Cheapside in 1888 where he sold jewellery and repaired watches. His excitement was really in motorised transport and a little before 1900 he built a motorcycle and not long after he built the first sid...

Bampton Community Archive

Leslie Thomas King March 10th 1927 to October 5th 2012

  • BCA - 2018.1353
  • Item
  • 1927 2012

Sadly, Les never felt able to do the filmed interview that Jo Lewington and I hoped to do, but Terry and I spent a very happy afternoon with Les when we had a many a good laugh and I made notes as soon as I got home. He never got over losing Stel...

Bampton Community Archive

Old Time Bampton People by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2018.1365
  • Item
  • 1970s

This album of 'Old Time Bampton People' was put together by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s. It's a wonderful collection of photographs and text covering topics and people - Bampton Fire Brigade; Morris dancers; William Nathan ...

Bampton Community Archive

History of the Bampton Spurretts as far as was known at January 22nd 1971

  • BCA - 2018.1362
  • Item
  • 1971

Research was done by Lloyd Hughes Owens and cousin Sheila and Syd Emms up to January 1971 into the Bampton Spurretts. Much more is now available on line but the letters and family tree are a good starting point for anyone connected with this family.

Bampton Community Archive

Funeral of Ray Evans May 16th 1927 to Sept 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1217
  • Item
  • 1927-2017

https://youtu.be/nqnMaTmrykMhttps://youtu.be/iHEL-7BZEBcThe first one of these two YouTube films is of Ray talking about his training in Catterick and subsequent life working in the Royal Corps of Signals. When not working abroad, Ray was posted ...

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Chris Timm May 15th 1926 to December 16th 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1358
  • Item
  • 1926 2017

Chris Timms took part in Bampton life in many ways. He was a keen cricketer and played for Bampton. He joined the Navy and served during WWII and much later in his life he became a member of the Royal British Legion. Apart from the picture abov...

Bampton Community Archive

Death announced of Nancy Irene Busby. October 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1357
  • Item
  • 2017

The Busby family ran a department store in Bampton that included what today (January 2018) is the Pottery Shop on the corner of Bushey Row with High Street, Strawberry Cottage and Lesta House. One of the sons of the family was Alfred Busby and he...

Bampton Community Archive

Gilbert 'Gilly' Annesley Marsh December 24th 1927 to July 17th 2016

  • BCA - 2018.1356
  • Item
  • 1927 2016

Gilly and his wife Aline retired to Bampton and lived in Field Cottage on the edge of Sandfords Field. He was such a lovely man and he, along with Michael Cooper did two really fascinating exhibitions for the Archive on the architecture of buildi...

Bampton Community Archive

William 'Bill' Ernest John Daniels. 1934 to December 2013

  • BCA - 2018.1355
  • Item
  • 1934 2013

Bill took a full part in the life of Bampton. He was a Morris dancer with Francis Shergold's side, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men. Just after WWII when he was 12 years old, he was one of the group of young boys along with Ted Hunt who g...

Bampton Community Archive

Muriel Miriam Newman July 17th 1923 to February 23rd 2010

  • BCA - 2018.1354
  • Item
  • 1923 2010

Muriel, or Midge as she was known to us in Bampton, was a member of the choir at St Mary's in Bampton, father of Graham Newman who married Janet Elward. She was a lovely lady and much missed by those of us who knew her in the choir.

Bampton Community Archive

Kathleen 'Kitty' Jackson November 17th 1920 to March 14th 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1352
  • Item
  • 1920 2011

Kitty lived her whole life in Bampton and was very involved in many aspects of Bampton life from helping to collect items around the village for raffle prizes and jumble sales to helping fellow citizens with things like shopping when they were unw...

Bampton Community Archive

Julian Johnston October 23rd 1932 to July 19th 2008

  • BCA - 2018.1351
  • Item
  • 1932 2008

Julian came to live in Bampton with his wife when he retired from his work in Westminster. He was quietly very active in Bampton; he framed pictures, more as a hobby than a means of income, he was a bee keeper and gave teaching days on bee keepin...

Bampton Community Archive

Janet Lucy Walsh March 16th 1953 to August 26th 2016

  • BCA - 2018.1349
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  • 1953 2016

Janet was the most lovely lady who could not talk without smile at the same time which is such a delightful disposition. She was married to Bampton Morris dancer Jasper (Oliver) Walsh.

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Hilda May Kent December 17th 1916 to June 11th 2012

  • BCA - 2018.1347
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  • 1916 to 2012

Hilda came to live in Bampton soon after WWII and played a very active part in so many areas of Bampton life. She taught very many people to drive and after she retired and the Bush Club started, Hilda created a wonderful display on a myriad of s...

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Death of Christine Connaughton 1947- Dec 3rd 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1345
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  • 1947-2017

"I’m sure you will all have your own special memories of Chris. There is a lot to be said for social media. It has enabled so many of you to make contact with Chris’s family this week. I think I have read somewhere in the region of 330 mes...

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Death of Brenda Sapsford May 24th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1197
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  • May 24th 2017

Brenda Sapsford came to live in Bampton when she retired from being secretary to David Johnson, the NFU secretary in Witney. She was an active member of the WI in Bampton until its sad demise and she was also a very efficient Parish Clerk in Bamp...

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Sub officer Arthur Beckley receives BEM at the County Fire HQ in Kidlington

  • BCA - 2017.749
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  • c1973

Sub Officer Arthur H Beckley joined the NFS as a fireman at Bampton in 1946 and was officer in charge from 1960. I think this cutting is from a local paper approximately 1973. Arthur was awarded the BEM for his outstanding service. Arthur was b...

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John Honour Willmer Nov 11th 1920 to Aug 11th 2014

  • BCA - 2018.1343
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  • 1920-2014

Richard Willmer arrived at Friars Court as a tenant farmer in 1917. He was a successful hay and straw merchant who, at one time, was one of the main hay suppliers to both Great Western Railways and the collieries in Wales. Richard married Mary Hon...

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