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Year when dancers first danced in Arnold Woodley's side 1970-1974

  • BCA - 2019.2275
  • Item
  • 1970 1974

Barry Care gave the Archive the following list which was taken from Arnold Woodley's notebook. He was recording the first year dancers danced in his side and said:-"Arnold Woodley kept records in the 1970s. After Arnold's death I ...

Bampton Community Archive

February 23rd 1974 Letter from Arnold Woodley to all his team

  • BCA - 2017.1069
  • Item
  • February 23rd 1974

Trevor Hewett wrote"I was one of those who received Arnold's 'copy to each' letter. We had been to dance at The Albert Hall. Friday night, Saturday matinee and Saturday night performances, followed by an all-night session in t...

Bampton Community Archive

A wonderful View. Heaven & Hell, Death & Judgment - original colour

  • BCA - 2019.2252
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This very old newspaper or magazine article was found by John & Rose Grout when they were doing work to the old fireplace in their home called Roseanne, in Church Street.It's a real bit of Fire & Brimstone and such a pity the date is ...

Bampton Community Archive

Certified copy of a Death certificate for Lucy Mary Slatter

  • BCA - 2019.2261
  • Item
  • December 28th 2007

This is a certified copy of an entry pursuant to the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953.It declares the death of Lucy Mary Slatter on December 28th 2007. Her maiden name was Fox.She was born September 22nd 1912. She was a dinner lady and th...

Bampton Community Archive

Jack & The Beanstalk, 1969

  • BCA - 2019.2236
  • Item
  • 1969

This is the cast list for Jack & The Bean Stalk which was put on by Bampton Drama group in 1969.Angela CollettAudrey CourtJoan KeyteSylvia BarneyJanette Anderson nee KeyteBetty CollettJoan BuckinghamFlorence LovellMildred RouseClaire WythesPen...

Bampton Community Archive

Spring Review April 24th 1969

  • BCA - 2019.2235
  • Item
  • April 24th 1969

The WI Drama group put on many pantomimes and plays in the 1960s which were really enjoyed by everyone who went to see them and tickets always sold out. Hilda Pickard had a wonderful knack of producing them. This is the list of people who took p...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton's pumping station in 1914

  • BCA - 2019.2234
  • Item
  • 1914

The pumping station for Bampton used to be nearer to Brize Norton than Bampton along Station Road. This picture was taken at the pumping station in 1914.An interesting mixture of clothing with some in shirt sleeves and two looking fit to be on a ...

Bampton Community Archive

Repair of the church steeple May 1995

  • BCA - 2019.2233
  • Item
  • May 1995

In May, 1995, the top of the steeple of St Mary's was repaired and a new mounting for the weather vane was put on. While the vane was down it was re-gilded. These are the two men who did the work.

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Gardeners at the Grange, High Street

  • BCA - 2019.2212
  • Item
  • 1890

This photograph shows 'Old Smith' and Maston cutting grass at the Grange in 1890.

Bampton Community Archive

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

Bampton Community Archive

Sign outside the Signal Camp in Weald

  • BCA - 2019.2200
  • Item
  • 1950s

This sign used to be outside the Royal Corps of Signals in Weald and was rescued when the RAF took over the site in September 1969. It is now in the museum of the Royal Signals and has been there since 2007.

Bampton Community Archive

Windmill frame used by Radio Hams in Weald

  • BCA - 2019.2201
  • Item
  • 1965

1965. This pylon was the framework that once held a windmill on White Owl farm. The farm belonged to Bert and Ted Wilkins. As they were not intending to mend the windmill, Ray Evans from the Royal Corps of Signals based in Weald asked if his ama...

Bampton Community Archive

Canteen at RAF Bampton Castle 1971

  • BCA - 2019.2198
  • Item
  • 1971

This picture was taken in 1971 and shows the canteen at RAF Bampton Castle in Weald just before the kitchen closed for the first time. Helping himself to lunch is Cyril Cawser, father of Myra and Caroline. He was a civilian working there in the ...

Bampton Community Archive

Frog Prince made by Jo Lewington

  • BCA - 2019.2197
  • Item
  • 1980s

This Frog Prince was made by Jo Lewington. I asked her to tell me about it and she said :-"This dates from my sculptor phase in the ‘80s. I made 3 or 4 of these. One was sent to the head of a fashion house in California ( I remember it as ...

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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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

Suzy Lamb's pram in Church View

  • BCA - 2019.2193
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This view along Church View looking north towards St Mary's shows two interesting features.1. The pram belonged to Suzy Lamb who used it to carry the bits and pieces she sold around Bampton.2. There is no pavement on the right-hand side which...

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Poster for the Witney to Fairford railway line

  • BCA - 2019.2191
  • Item
  • about 1955-1960

A British Railways Poster for the Witney to Fairford line including information on goods carried and some of the personnel who worked on the railway at Witney. They include station master S. V. Jones, chief goods clerk F. G. Law, supervisory good...

Bampton Community Archive

Allotments by Cheyne Lane near the brook, C2000

  • BCA - 2019.2190
  • Item
  • about 2000

This plot of land is by Cheyne Lane on left just before reaching the brook having gone down from by the butcher's shop. It was worked as allotments for a few yeas but then that all stopped. The crops never looked robust and I think the rabb...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Local Plan for housing finally agreed by government's planning inspectorate

  • BCA - 2019.2185
  • Item
  • September 2018

For what feels like years and years, WODC have been putting together a Local (housing) Plan and at long last, it was agreed by the governments planning inspectorate. All far too late to stop the speculative developments which WODC could not stop ...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton School used the World Cup to widen their learning

  • BCA - 2019.2184
  • Item
  • July 2018

Bampton's Primary School nursery class made use of the World Football Cup, held in Russia, to aid their learning. They learned where the countries who took part were on a map, they had food tasting specific to some of the countries, they mad...

Bampton Community Archive

Non-stop tunes for floral fun in Clanfield

  • BCA - 2019.2183
  • Item
  • 1978

John Chipperfield usually has a page in the Witney Gazette where he recalls events in times past. This item recalls the time in 1978 when Susan Morris, pictured at the organ in Clanfield Church played for 10 hours taking turns with John White an...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton residents organise a mass clean-up around Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2182
  • Item
  • July 2018

The people of Bampton always pull together when push comes to shove. Residents got fed up with the litter about the paths and lanes and organised a mass clean-up. This article gives much more detail about it.

Bampton Community Archive

O2 mast near Bampton has been faulty since August 2nd 2018

  • BCA - 2019.2181
  • Item
  • September 19th 2018

This article was written for the September 19th issue of the Witney Gazette. It reports that the O2 telecommunications mast near Bampton has been faulty since it was first reported on August 2nd 2018. There is huge frustration with it being faul...

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Jeremy Gray & Gilly French celebrate 25 years of Bampton Opera

  • BCA - 2019.2179
  • Item
  • July 2018

Gilly French and Jeremy Gray celebrated the 25th year of the Bampton Classical Opera in 2018. They are the founders and still work tirelessly to make every year a huge success. It is now known as one of the top venues and events of its type and ...

Bampton Community Archive

Badgers in Oxfordshire to be vaccinated against TB

  • BCA - 2019.2175
  • Item
  • January 2019

The debate about whether cows give badgers TB, badgers give it to cows or if the disease is simply in the soil continues as does the debate on whether mass shooting of badgers is the answer. In Oxfordshire, it has been decided that vaccinating th...

Bampton Community Archive

Threshing the corn using a steam engine to drive the threshing machine

  • 2019-09-11/0
  • Item
  • c1900

Before combine harvesters were the norm, threshing was done any time from November onwards when other harvesting had been done and probably once the cattle had been brought in under cover for the winter. In this picture you can see a steam driven...

Bampton Community Archive

WI Christmas Party for Bampton children c1955

  • BCA - 2019.2171
  • Item
  • c1955

In the years after WWII the WI used to host a lovely Christmas Party for Bampton's children. This picture was taken about 1955.1. Jean Lomas2. Rosemary Ham3. Olive Peacock4. Ann Jackson5. Daphne Jackson6. Peter Ham7. Roger Bunce8. Jean Elwar...

Bampton Community Archive

Mr Evans, a teacher in Bampton School taken c1959

  • BCA - 2019.2169
  • Item
  • c1959

This teacher is Mr Evans who taught at Bampton School and the picture was taken about 1959.Janet Westman said "Mr Evans was my favourite teacher. He was so young and handsome!, he encouraged me to draw, and would take us on cycle rides at the...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Traditional Morris Men at Bampton House, 1994

  • BCA - 2019.2168
  • Item
  • May Bank Holiday 1994

This photograph was kindly sent to the Archive by Graham Rose. His father, Bernard, took the picture in 1994 when the Bampton Traditional Morris Men were dancing on their lawn at Bampton House. Francis Shergold was squire of the side in 1994.Tha...

Bampton Community Archive

WI Children's Christmas Party 1956

  • BCA - 2018.1555
  • Item
  • 1956

Long before the days when everyone had a TV and many IT toys and gadgets, the WI Christmas Party was much enjoyed my many children. This group photo was taken 1956 at a Christmas party given by the WI.In no particular orderSusan Hunt, Tom Papwo...

Bampton Community Archive

Annual inspection of RAF Bampton Castle in Weald

  • BCA - 2019.2167
  • Item
  • April 1993

RAF Signals station at Weald.The air officer supporting Air Command carrying out the annual inspection in April 1993.The RAF took over use of the site in September 1969 from the Royal Corps of Signals which had been stationed there since it opened...

Bampton Community Archive

Sweet Briar Cottage when it was thatched

  • BCA - 2019.2166
  • Item
  • first half C20th

This charming little cottage used to be called Pedlar's Patch and today is called Sweet Briar. The gate is next to Emmies on Bridge Street and the house is set back from the road, behind other cottages. It was the home of agricultural worke...

Bampton Community Archive

1965 A pylon that once held a windmill on White Owl Farm

  • BCA - 2019.2164
  • Item
  • 1965

1965. This pylon was the framework that once held a windmill on White Owl farm. The farm belonged to Bert and Ted Wilkins. As they were not intending to mend the windmill, Ray Evans from the Royal Corps of Signals based in Weald asked if his am...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

A history of cricket in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2155
  • Item
  • January 2019

Bampton has had a long history of playing cricket and Anna Pitt put on a wonderful, well researched exhibition on the subject in January/February 2019. The catalogue of the exhibition is still on sale. This is a double spread newspaper article a...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

St Mary's seen from Sandford Field

  • BCA - 2019.2153
  • Item
  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

Selection of dance tickets for events run by the SPAJERS

  • BCA - 2019.2151
  • Item
  • 1960 1970

The SPAJERS - The Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - organised many dances as part of their fundraising events to enable them to give fun to Bampton's senior citizens while everyone had fun.There are 6 tickets here with dance...

Bampton Community Archive

Morgan Brothers in financial difficulties 2011

  • BCA - 2019.2150
  • Item
  • March 2011

This newspaper cutting talks about the financial problems of the Morgan Brothers. They own and rent much land in Sharney which is close to the Thames SE of Weald, so there is local concern about the farming of their fields.

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Cluster of Schools entered the Art Competition by WOAA 1976.

  • BCA - 2019.2144
  • Item
  • 1976

Admiring the work on display at the Gallery in the Town Hall are Karen Taylor aged 8, Edward Forester-Walker aged 7 and Tom Woods aged 5.Six local schools took part.Works included portraits of Mum, the local librarian and nurses as well as embroid...

Bampton Community Archive

Young writers' competition organised by WOAA December 1975

  • BCA - 2019.2143
  • Item
  • December 1975

In December 1975 prizes were awarded in the young writers' competition organised by WOAA.In the picture, judge John Skinner is giving a prize to Liz Matthews of Eynsham who won 2nd prize in the under 14s poetry section.On the left is Catherin...

Bampton Community Archive

Christmas Craft Fair December 1975 - spinning

  • BCA - 2019.2142
  • Item
  • December 1975

At the Christmas craft fair in December 1975, Rosalind Green is showing how spinning used to be done with a beautiful spinning wheel made by Crowdys Wood Products, then based in Clanfield. Her daughter Hannah is standing next to her.Christmas card...

Bampton Community Archive

Christmas Card competition November 1975

  • BCA - 2019.2141
  • Item
  • November 1975

WOAA organised and held a Christmas Card competition in November 1975. There were over 150 entrants.Top picture, Mrs Angela Mulliner is looking at some of the cards with Anderley Moore and Heather Manly.The lower picture shows 11 year old Tim Ma...

Bampton Community Archive

Drama workshop for 25 youngsters 1973

  • BCA - 2019.2139
  • Item
  • 1973

The activities were organised by the local drama student Peter Phillips from the Italia Conti School and two of his friends from the London College.Left to right are Luella Keeble and Candy Westman with Peter. 1973Two professional theatre workers...

Bampton Community Archive

Children at the Craft Fair at West Ox Arts November 1974

  • BCA - 2019.2136
  • Item
  • November 1974

Two year old Suzannah and five year old Martin Landray trying out some of the glove puppets made by Jan Burrage of Carterton at the Arts Association craft fair. November 1974Clare and Hannah Green with some of the toys made by their father that we...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Traditional Morris Men at Tickhill

  • BCA - 2019.2135
  • Item
  • c1995 to 1997

This photograph was taken in Tickhill at Rock House when Bampton Traditional Morris Men went up to Yorkshire for a weekend of dancing. The date is probably 1995 but could be 96 or 97.The ladies are wives and girlfriends and daughters of the dance...

Bampton Community Archive

Reg Hall playing the fiddle, 1970

  • BCA - 2019.2134
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  • 1970

This is Reg Hall playing the fiddle for Bampton Traditional Morris Men at Whitsun 1970

Bampton Community Archive

Bill Daniels 1980

  • BCA - 2019.2133
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  • 1980

This lovely photograph of Bill Daniels in his Morris gear was taken by Eric Stott in 1980

Bampton Community Archive

Drawing of Francis Shergold 1990

  • BCA - 2019.2132
  • Item
  • 1990

This delightful drawing of Francis Shergold was done by Alan Beer in 1990.Alan lived in Gothurst, next to the Eagle Inn in Church View.

Bampton Community Archive

Liza Hobbs and David Wright give a recital in St Mary's April 1977

  • BCA - 2019.2124
  • Item
  • April 1977

A collection of newspaper cuttings about the recital given in St Mary's by Liza Hobbs soprano and David Wright. It was presented by WOAA. Lisa was in her final year at Trinity College of Music of which David was a fellow. Music by Purcell,...

Bampton Community Archive

Article - The Arts Thrive in Bampton February 1976

  • BCA - 2019.2123
  • Item
  • February 1976

An article titled 'The Arts Thrive in Bampton' by Harriet Daniels talking about the various exhibitions and workshops that have been arranged by WOAA

Bampton Community Archive

Several workshops arranged for adults and children

  • BCA - 2019.2113
  • Item
  • 1973

The WOAA literary pane organised several workshop in June and July 1973. They included:-A drama workshop June 6th at Weald Manor for adults and older children under the guidance of David Thomas with a performance in the evening.A Children's ...

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WOAA Film Panel "The Ruling Class"

  • BCA - 2019.2112
  • Item
  • 1973

This is a critique of the film "The Ruling Class" by the film panel. This film was released in 1972 and was the official British entry to the Cannes Film Festival.

Bampton Community Archive

The formation of WOAA May 1973

  • BCA - 2019.2109
  • Item
  • May 1973

This page gives an outline of when and how the West Oxfordshire Arts Association was formed and how it was to be run initially at least.Saturday May 26th 1973 was the first day of the first exhibition in the Gallery, the upstairs room in the Town ...

Bampton Community Archive

The beginnings of West Oxfordshire Arts Association WOAA 1973

  • BCA - 2019.2108
  • Item
  • 1973

WOAA got underway with its first exhibitions in the spring of 1973.Music, drama and dance, film and photography, literature and art were all represented by different panels with its centre in the Gallery of the Town Hall. The panels would meet in...

Bampton Community Archive

Letter from Cecil Sharp House to Rose Wells on death of Nathan 'Jingy' Wells

  • BCA - 2019.2100
  • Item
  • November 1953

This letter is from the chairman of Cecil Sharp House, Douglas Kennedy to Rose Wells who lived at 18 Fox Close in Bampton. It was to thank Rose for the letter she sent informing them of her grandfather's death. Nathan William 'Jingy&#...

Bampton Community Archive

Lendon Scantlebury & Dawn Benson exhibit in the Gallery February 2007

  • BCA - 2019.2093
  • Item
  • February 2007

Lendon Scantlebury and Dawn Benson exhibited in the Gallery in February 2004. Lendon showed work with brilliant colour inspired by Barbados while Dawn used textured pastels to capture the mood of the place.

Bampton Community Archive

Korky Paul, his poster and books. January 2007

  • BCA - 2019.2090
  • Item
  • January 2007

"Picture books are multi-track ways of talking, using words, graphics, page design, cartoons and art as a way of telling many things simultaneously" said Michael Rosen. In this exhibition West Ox Arts brought another dimension to Korky ...

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Neil Canham, storyteller, tells the story of 'The Happy Prince' January 2007

  • BCA - 2019.2088
  • Item
  • January 2007

With a blend of puppetry, storytelling, animated sculptures, imaginative sets and wonderful music composed specially by Andrew Dodge for this production, Cornelius and Jones Original Productions produced a wonderful evening of storytelling by Neil...

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A group of print makers exhibit their work, September 2006

  • BCA - 2019.2086
  • Item
  • September 2006

A group of printmakers came together to put on a really lovely display of their work in September 2006. Artists includedJane Peart - who has an affinity with animalsHeather Power - etched sculptural winter trees and stitched booksMorna Rhys - wat...

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Ten potters exhibit in the Gallery April 2006

  • BCA - 2019.2085
  • Item
  • April 2006

A distinctive collection of contemporary pottery was on show in April 2006 under the appropriate titel 'Pots' and included work from ten artists under the watchful eye of Sue Rangeley. Some of the artists includedMark DallyGraham Hudson...

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Lasting Love; an exhibition by several artists in 2005

  • BCA - 2019.2083
  • Item
  • 2005

'Lasting Love' was an exhibition in 2005 that offered a wonderful range of subjects and media. Artists includedNeil Drury - really vibrant colours in oil, pastel, collage and gouacheElizabeth Balkwell - beads, a silversmith, semi precio...

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Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company with 'Beauty and The Beast' 2005

  • BCA - 2019.2082
  • Item
  • 2005

Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company with 'Beauty and The Beast' played in very many villages in Oxfordshire. It was written by Mike Kenny and directed by Lawrence Evans. Olivia Wright and Sean Hammond were two of the cast members.

Bampton Community Archive

Four artists exhibit in the Gallery October 2005

  • BCA - 2019.2081
  • Item
  • October 2005

Four artists provided the exhibits on display in the gallery at the Imprimaturs' exhibition of prints and sculptures. One of the artists was Geoff Smith of Faringdon whose lovely images of Coleshill Watermill and Great Coxwell Tithe Barn wer...

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Four women artists exhibit using a wide variety of media. February 2005

  • BCA - 2019.2077
  • Item
  • February 2005

Four women exhibited in February 2005 using a wide variety of media and enjoying an exuberant pleasure in colour.Joan Dutton - kiln formed glassRuth Macdonald - brilliantly coloured paintingsJennifer Wates - oil and acrylicSarah Gilpin - carvings ...

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Mark Hucket as Malarky in 'Noah's Ark'

  • BCA - 2019.2076
  • Item
  • December 15th 2004

Oxford Touring Company went on tour with a new family show called 'Noah's Ark' with sets that could be lifted easily out of cars and vans and great use was made of puppets to bring the show to life. On December 15th the play was pu...

Bampton Community Archive

Oxford Scribes exhibit in the Gallery December 2004

  • BCA - 2019.2074
  • Item
  • December 2004

Oxford Scribes, a society of calligraphers collaborated with the Oxford Guild of Printers to put on an exhibition of contemporary manuscripts, printed alphabet books and type specimen posters in the Gallery.

Bampton Community Archive

The Light of Real Winter October 2004

  • BCA - 2019.2073
  • Item
  • October 2004

Brien O'Rourke concentrate on painting winter scenes using oil and encausitc, which is a means of painting with wax, in which colours have been combined, and which is fused with heat afterwards to fix the colours.

Bampton Community Archive

Chairman Gerry Glaister dies, new chairman needed June 2004

  • BCA - 2019.2072
  • Item
  • June 2004

West Ox Arts was looking for a new chairman after the death of Gerry Glaister who had been chairman for 3 years. The present exhibition of members' work to the end of the month includes African-style acrylics by artist Michelle Buh-Nielsen.

Bampton Community Archive

Ariana Windle dies but show goes on September 2004

  • BCA - 2019.2071
  • Item
  • September 2004

Ariana Windle was one of 4 artists to exhibit in September 2004 but she died shortly before the exhibition date. However, her children hung some of her work alongside that of Lesley Williams, Lyn Anderson and Ben Drew.

Bampton Community Archive

Artweeks Exhibition May 2004

  • BCA - 2019.2070
  • Item
  • May 2004

Among artists exhibition in Bampton were Ann Manly and her husband Dennis Harrison with their water colours, drawings by Christine Burgess, sculptures by Juliet Dyer.

Bampton Community Archive

'Stone, Fire, Paper, Water' April 2003

  • BCA - 2019.2068
  • Item
  • April 2003

An exhibition with the title 'Stone, Fire, Paper, Water' was put on in the Gallery in April 2003 by four artists.Alec Peever - sculptures on slate - StoneRachel Higgins - animal sculptures - fireAnnie Wootton - papier-mâché - PaperJulia ...

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Ambition to make Arts fit for a city. March 7th 2003

  • BCA - 2019.2066
  • Item
  • March 7th 2003

After the merger of the nine region arts boards into one, Arts Council England has published its manifesto, 'Ambitions. In this article Penelope Marcus, a regional council member and on the boards of Oxford Inspires and Modern Art Oxford, lo...

Bampton Community Archive

Kate Watkins' art on show February 2003

  • BCA - 2019.2065
  • Item
  • February 2003

Paintings by the Thames artist Kate Watkins were on show in the Gallery in Bampton through February 2003.Two other artists were also exhibiting along side Kate.Mrs Oldfield from Aston Clinton and Kate Watkins offering landscape oil paintingsDi Old...

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Happy days playing in the brook along Cheyne Lane

  • BCA - 2019.2063
  • Item
  • 2002

Two happy children with their dog playing in the Highmoor Brook off Cheyne Lane. Sadly the vegetation has encroached from both sides of the slipway making access to the water very narrow. Even more shocking is the owners of the land behind the c...

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Horse Fair seen outside the Wheat Sheaf Inn in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2019.2061
  • Item
  • first half of twentieth century

This is a photograph of the Horse Fair taken outside the Wheat Sheaf Inn in Bridge Street. Note the man collecting the horse manure off the road which was prized in all vegetable gardens. Young boys used to collect it up and sell it for a few pe...

Bampton Community Archive

A brief history of Sherbourne House on Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2019.2058
  • Item
  • 2012

As part of the exhibition on A History of Trade in Bampton, Mavis Newing kindly supplied this historical account of Sherbourne houses, 1 and 2 in Bridge Street

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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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Bampton Traditional Morris Men, outside The Talbot

  • BCA - 2019.2051
  • Item
  • about 1985

L-R Bill Daniels, Ray Borrett, Billy Main, Tony Daniels (started dancing in 1965), Martin Ferguson, David Rose dancing outside The Talbot under squire Francis Shergold

Bampton Community Archive

George & Dragon & Quebec Cottage when you could see it

  • BCA - 2017.1097
  • Item
  • 1994

The George and Dragon while still a pub and Quebec Cottage when it wasn't hidden by trees. It's now almost impossible to see the cottage in the summer when the leaves are on the trees.

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Visiting Morris sides outside the George & Dragon

  • BCA - 2019.2053
  • Item
  • post 1994

Two visiting teams outside the George & Dragon; Eynsham are dancing and Abingdon Morris are waiting to dance. There are no signs outside the inn so it must be post 1994.

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