This report on the Survey & Plan of Bampton was done under the guidance of M W Robinson FRICS MTPI in October 1966. It makes very interesting reading and the conclusions are as relevant today as they were then. The topics covered are 1. Population 2. Situation 3. Character 4. The people 5. Shopping 6. Principal road connections 7. Schools 8. Open spaces 9. Social facilities, Public Services etc 10. Surface water drainage 11. Sewage disposal 12. Water supply and much more. It makes a very interesting read particularly in the light of all the dwellings that have been built here since October 1966, all those being built now (Jan 2017) and those being proposed when considering the access into Bampton has not been improved yet in 1966 one of the conclusions states was that Bampton could not take further development, a by-pass was not possible and no further space for parking other than possibly in Church Street could be made. Houses have since been built on the land in Church Street
This picture was taken in the late 1950s or very early 1960s. The names of the people are all printed on the photograph and include Tony Allam John Marston Vernon Cannons Ted Harding Geoff Wilson Jim Sweetingham Jim Barton George Dafter Chris Timms Fred Mildenhall Pete Allam Harry Green Cyril Smith Micky Brooks, George Dafter’s nephew
Bush Club outing to have tea at Horace Holifield's in Ramsden in 1999.Horace did a huge amount for many charitable organisations and kitted out his home and garden to enable groups of about 40 to have a lunch or tea
This dinner party gathering in the WI Hall, now called the Village Hall, was probably in the very early 1960s. Sadly, we don't know for sure why the people were gathering but it may well be to do with the British Legion.