These three pictures show the Shirt Race over several years. The first race ever took place in 1953 to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. All the contestants wore long night shirts hence the name. The children's race is seen by the bridge in Buckland Road. In those days the race started by The Swan Inn just beyond the bridge on the left. In later years, the night shirts were done away with and with fewer and fewer prams available, the modes of transport have varied and the costumes are now so good there is a competition before the races to judge the best one.
Photographs of Morris Dancing outside the Jubilee and the Market Square about 1989/90. supplied by Andrew Hilditch Showing Mathew Green's side, Visiting Dancers - Seven Champions Molly Dancers, Garstang Morris 1990, Sherbourne Morris, Earls of Essex,, Children's Garlands
Images of Parkers Solicitors, now Marks Kitchen, (previously Constable's Bakery,) Rosemary House, and the Poachers Rest Restaurant (previously Barclays Bank) West end of Market Square Supplied by Andrew Hilditch c 1990
Series of Photos showing the last days of the Horsa Buildings annexed to The Old Bampton School Building. These were built in 1947, and were once The Canteen and Dining Room, The Domestic Science Block, The Woodworking Room, The Geography Room, The Head Master's Office.