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Wedding of Ken Mullis and April Humphries September 9th 1961

  • BCA - 2019.2157
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  • 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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St Mary's seen from Sandford Field

  • BCA - 2019.2153
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  • 1950s

This view of St Mary The Virgin Church was taken looking across Sandford Field, probably in the 1950s but could be ten years earlier. Several of the little cottages seen here have been demolished and Sandfords, the house, has been considerably en...

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Two vicars' seats, one each side of the chancel

  • BCA - 2019.2048
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  • c1985

There used to be a vicar's seat each side of the chancel and just beyond them, an extra row of seats for the choir. Back in the early 1980s these to vicars' seats disappeared and the front row of seating in front of the linen-fold pews ...

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Five views of Bampton on one postcard - late 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1926
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  • late 1960s

A postcard with 5 views of Bampton including The War Memorial, the South side of the Market Square, south east aspect of St Mary The Virgin, The Highmoor Brook having gone under the road by Brook House and Town Hall with Market Square Garage in th...

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Ancient path from south gate to Norman door of St Mary's

  • BCA - 2019.1761
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  • 1977

This ancient path runs from just inside the south gate to St Mary's up to the Norman door. Grass has been allowed to grow over it now so it is no long visible, which is a pity.

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Wedding of Gertie Woodley and Bernard Basson

  • BCA - 2019.1751
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  • 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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Ray Evans checking the lighting in the Crib for St Mary's

  • BCA - 2018.1644
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  • 1999

Ray Evans is seen checking the electrics to the Crib for St Mary The Virgin church in 1999. Ray checked all the electrics for the crib, tree and the star. He also made the star and he made the huge cross that stands in the chancel at Easter. Ra...

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Wedding of Duncan Ledger and Gillian Beckley in 1948

  • BCA - 2018.1634
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  • 1948

This is a wedding photograph taken January 3rd 1948 of Duncan Ledger 1920-2013 who married Gillian Beckley 1929-1998 at St Mary The Virgin in Bampton.

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Post for a talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1607
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  • February 18th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have recently been arranging a series of 3 talks, one in Feb, March and April to raise funds for the church. This poster was for the Feb 2018 talk entitled"The Graveyard Shift: surgery and body snatching at Guy&...

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Prayer during the Interregnum Sept 2017 to Sept 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1558
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  • 2017 2018

Rev David Lloyd retired and left St Mary's at the end of September 2017 and thus a period of Interregnum began and lasted until September 9th 2018 when Canon Janice Collier was inducted. This prayer cards was given out to the congregation to...

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The Graveyard Shift: talk by Professor Roger Jones

  • BCA - 2018.1559
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  • February 18th 2018

The Friends of St Mary's have recently been organising a talk on a Sunday in February, March and April and this was the talk in February 2018.

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Bampton Classical Voices

  • BCA - 2018.1419
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  • December 2017

Bampton Classical Voices sang at St Mary's in December 2017 to celebrate the feast day of St Beornwald, the patron saint of Bampton who is so obscure that nobody knows who he or she was. Bampton Classical Voices was founded by Gilly French a...

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Details of the 8 bells in St Mary The Virgin church

  • BCA - 2017.1125
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  • n/a

This page gives information on the 8 bells that hang in St Mary The Virgin church - their diameter, the date they were cast and who made them.

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Memorial to Harry George Benfield 11.11.42 in the Lady Chapel

  • BCA - 2017.992
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  • November 11th 1942

This memorial to Harry George Benfield is carved into the base of the front left support of the altar surround in the Lady Chapel. It's right at the bottom facing the north.

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Terry Rouse with Rev David Lloyd at the low altar 17.8.2014

  • BCA - 2017.990
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  • August 17th 2014

When Terry Rouse came to Bampton aged 9, he immediately joined the choir of St Mary The Virgin. His father Reg was a bellringer in the church. Terry has served St Mary's his entire life in Bampton. He has variously been a choir boy, bellri...

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Bernard Rose Concert poster for September 11th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.950
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  • September 11th 2010

This is the poster produced for the centenary concert on September 11th 2016 to commemorate the life and works of Bernard Rose.

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Peal team after restoration of the bells in 2006/7

  • BCA - 2017.920
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  • February 2007

Major work was done to put the bells of St Mary's in good heart in 2006/7. To celebrate their full restoration a peal was rung and these were the six ringers:- John Napper, Graham Clifton, Clive Holloway, Stephen Goddard, Roger Barnes, John ...

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Lead stolen from 27 churches across the diocese in the last 6 months

  • BCA - 2017.831
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  • September 2016

St Mary's in Bampton has had lead stolen from its roof twice within a month. 27 churches have suffered this in the diocese in the last 6 months. Churches are being urged to have alarms and CCTV fitted. Bampton's church now has alarms;...

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Ringing for the 60th anniversary of peace July 10th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.620
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  • July 10th 2005

On July 10th 2005 some of our Bampton bellringers celebrated the 60th anniversary of Peace by ringing the bells of St Mary's. Back row left to right are Hilary Openshaw, Carole Perry, Roger and Margaret Barns, Terry Gregory. Front row left ...

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Funeral of gypsy Tom Smith aged 59 September 1967

  • BCA - 2017.435
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  • September 1967

There was a gypsy funeral in September 1967 attended by approximately 300 mourners who came from Northamptonshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Berkshire and Warwickshire. Mr Tom Smith aged 59, son of a Gypsy Queen. Tom had affectionately been know...

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