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26 County people on Queen's Birthday Honours list 2021

  • BCA - 2021.2753
  • Item
  • 2021

26 people in the county have been named in the Queen's birthday honours list. They include Professor Martin Jonathan Landray for services to Public Health and Science. Martin lives in Bampton as do both his parents who were doctors, his mot...

Bampton Community Archive

Race for life to support teacher Wendy-Jane Copping

  • BCA - 2021.2752
  • Item
  • June 2nd 2021

Although Bampton Primary school is a small school, two members of staff have suffered from cancer and recovered. The children took part in their Covid bubbles in a Race For Life to help cancer research. Year 5 teacher Wendy-Jane Copping has been...

Bampton Community Archive

Death of Darren Mitchell from Stanlake

  • BCA - 2021.2751
  • Item
  • 1988 to 2021

Although not a Bampton man, Darrell was often in Bampton along with his father and brother working at their window cleaning business, so he was known by many people along with his father and son. He was a lovely young man who had his first heart ...

Bampton Community Archive

Tommy Gerring aged 99. 1922-2021

  • BCA - 2021.2749
  • Item
  • 1922 2021

Tommy Gerring, born in 1922, died on June 14th 2021 after a short illness. He was a lovely man who worked all his life and in retirement he worked for the benefit of others in many ways. Almost until the last he still played whist 4 times a week...

Bampton Community Archive

A soldier in WWI uniform

  • BCA - 2021.2726
  • Item
  • c1914 to 1918

This photograph was lent to the Archive in 2003 and no notes were put with it. I contacted the National Army Museum to see what they could tell me about it and this is their reply."The uniform in the image you have sent through is post 1915 ...

Bampton Community Archive

Wedding of Edith and Harold Foreshew 16th April 1949.

  • BCA - 2021.2714
  • Item
  • April 16th 1949

Wedding of Edith and Harold Foreshew 16th April 1949. Edie was the sister of Emmie Papworth. Edie lived in a single story dwelling in Church View which was converted from the National School's kitchen and dining room at one time. Her home ...

Bampton Community Archive

Natasha, father Tom and Tom's mother Emmie Papworth

  • BCA - 2021.2713
  • Item
  • c1982

This picture shows a young Natasha with her father Tom and Tom's mother Emmie Papworth. They are in Church View almost opposite Emmie's sister's house, Edie Foreshew. Tom is wearing his fire fighter's uniform.

Bampton Community Archive

Ham Court farmhouse in the 1870s

  • BCA - 2021.2711
  • Item
  • 1870s

This is a photograph of Ham Court farmhouse, seen from the SW, in the 1870s. This was before the Victorian extension was added to the south.

Bampton Community Archive

Letter from Habgood & Mammatt re proposed auction price of The Swan

  • BCA - 2021.2705
  • Item
  • September 28th 1964

Letter from Habgood & Mammatt on September 28th 1964 to Mrs E L Townsend, at (formerly) The Swan Inn, Buckland Road regarding their suggestion of a reserve auction price for the sale of The Swan, Buckland Road. They suggested £3,200.

Bampton Community Archive

Community Shop closes for 3 weeks for huge sort-out

  • BCA - 2021.2704
  • Item
  • June 25th 2014

June 25th 2014. The Community Shop in Rosemary Lane closed for 3 weeks for a complete check through the stock, redecoration and reorganisation of the space.

Bampton Community Archive

Men of Royal Berkshire Regiment WWI

  • BCA - 2021.2701
  • Item
  • world war one

Group of 12 soldiers of the Royal Berkshire Regiment including front row left, Billy Flux who married Lizzie Tanner. WWI

Bampton Community Archive

A visit to the Houses of Parliament c1939

  • BCA - 2021.2700
  • Item
  • c1939

This picture was lent to the Archive to copy by Bill Mathews. The young boy at the front is probably Bill which is why he will have kept the photograph. On the back it says it was a visit to the houses of Parliament. Interesting that if Bill wa...

Bampton Community Archive

Arnold Woodley's side in the USA 1982

  • BCA - 2021.2695
  • Item
  • 1982

Arnold Woodley's side went to the USA in 1982 and this picture was taken while out there

Bampton Community Archive

History of the Eeles shop to the Co-op shop

  • BCA - 2018.1597
  • Item
  • 1969-2014

Tony Scott told the ArchiveI believe International Stores took over (from Eeles) in 1969 and altered and extended the premises, covered the cellars & converted the accommodation into a self contained flat.It was then became Gateway until it cl...

Bampton Community Archive

Emmie Papworth outside her Newsagents Shop in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2021.2678
  • Item
  • 1981

This picture shows Emmie Papworth standing outside her newsagents shop in Bridge Street. Emmie was a much loved person and I never heard a bad word said about her and I never heard her say anything unkind about anyone. She was always smiling. L...

Bampton Community Archive

H. Chandler, perhaps related to Albert Chandler the saddler from Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2684
  • Item
  • January 17th 1941

The caption on the back of the photograph says H. Chandler January 17th 1941. His uniform looks to be American.Grace Eeles lent the Archive this photograph to scan. Sadly we have no way of knowing if he was related to Albert Chandler the saddler...

Bampton Community Archive

West Ox Arts to have a big Arts Sale 2015

  • BCA - 2021.2681
  • Item
  • 2015

This flyer was produced to advertise the great big Arts Sale by West Ox Arts at the start of 2015

Bampton Community Archive

First year some Bampton Men were Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2021.2680
  • Item
  • May 20th 1986

This list was put together by Keith Chandler May 20th 1986 and records the first year some of the Bampton men Morris danced at Spring Bank holiday. They includeColin BatheMark BootyRoly BrownRichard BuckinghamRobin ConnaughtonAlister CookMathew G...

Bampton Community Archive

David Radband is mentioned in Dispatches

  • BCA - 2021.2674
  • Item
  • 2010

This is the citation to PTE David Radband when he was mentioned in dispatches for his outstanding and considerable bravery when the fighting and insurgency in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, was at its height in 2009. This cutting is from the Nove...

Bampton Community Archive

Saint Mary's seen from the garden of the Grammar School

  • BCA - 2021.2670
  • Item
  • 2008

This picture shows the spire of Saint Mary The Virgin Church and the SW aspect of Churchgate House - once a vicarage - seen from the garden of the Old Grammar School.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Home Guard marching past The Talbot

  • BCA - 2021.2664
  • Item
  • 1942

This is a picture of Bampton's Home Guard marching past The Talbot Hotel in WWII was sent to the Archive by Trish Cassidy

Bampton Community Archive

Rose Radband as Britannia

  • BCA - 2021.2665
  • Item
  • first half twentieth century

This is Rose Radband born in 1889 dressed up as Britannia. Rose was Trish Cassidy's great aunt. She was also Poppy Adlem's great aunt and Poppy said :-"This is my Great Aunt also she lived next door to us in Church view and came ...

Bampton Community Archive

Vaccines flown to the Falklands from RAF Brize Norton

  • BCA - 2021.2661
  • Item
  • February 2021

3,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZenica vaccine have been flown by military aircraft to the Falkland Islands. The government has pledged to get vaccinations to all overseas territories

Bampton Community Archive

Clanfield Plough to open after alterations as the Double Red Duke

  • BCA - 2021.2660
  • Item
  • February 2021

The Plough in Clanfield was sold by Martin and Chrissie Agius at the start of 2020 and throughout the period of the Covid-19 pandemic, much building work has gone on for the new owners and it is due to re-open early this year, 2021 or as soon as g...

Bampton Community Archive

Death of Peter Lewis January 3rd 2021

  • BCA - 2021.2657
  • Item
  • January 3rd 2021

Peter Lewis died on January 3rd 2021. Peter came to Bampton when he was stationed at Radio Station Bampton, Royal Corps of Signals, Weald. He met Sylvia while station here, married her and they never left Bampton. He was an electrician and for ...

Bampton Community Archive

Parent frustration after parish closes play parks January 2021

  • BCA - 2021.2656
  • Item
  • January 2021

Mercury Close and Pembroke Place play parks were closed because of covid-19. Several parents offered to clean all the play equipment each day to help prevent the spread of the virus. After discussing government regulations with which the Parish ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Old Grammar School soon to have extensive restoration

  • BCA - 2021.2655
  • Item
  • January 2021

Work is due to start on extensive restoration work on the Old Grammar School in Church Close. In January 2021 all that was required was the final signature from OCC and that signature has been waited for for several months. It was hoped the work...

Bampton Community Archive

Acrimonious dispute about failing water supply in Bampton June 1934

  • BCA - 2021.2654
  • Item
  • June 1934

By June 1934 the poor supply of water in Bampton had reached a critical stage and it had been failing since 1921. The Parish Council had blamed the Rural District Council, they had contacted the County Council and in the end the CC said they'...

Bampton Community Archive

Report of very low water in the Thames June 1921

  • BCA - 2021.2653
  • Item
  • June 1921

These two newspaper cuttings are from a scrapbook compiled by Dr Davy at the beginning of the twentieth century. One of these cuttings refers to very low water in the Thames but there is also a report on the fish caught.

Bampton Community Archive

Janet and Jean Elward swimming at Sandy Beach on the Thames 1950

  • BCA - 2021.2652
  • Item
  • 1950

Sisters Janet & Jean Elward are seen swimming in the Thames at Sandy Beach in 1950.People in Bampton used to swim in streams and rivers in Bampton at one time. Sandy Beach is an area on the Thames a little down river from The Trout Inn along ...

Bampton Community Archive

Edith and Harold Foreshew 1949

  • BCA - 2021.2649
  • Item
  • April 16th 1949

This picture shows Edith and Harold Foreshew standing outside the Methodist Church in Bridge Street on April 16th 1949.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Morris men outside the Elephant & Castle c1924 or 1925

  • BCA - 2021.2646
  • Item
  • about 1924

This picture was taken about 1924 or 1925 and shows the Bampton Morris Men outside the Elephant & Castle Inn. At that period in time, nearly all boys and men wore hats not just the dancers.

Bampton Community Archive

Talbot Inn, Thompson grocery shop, Joyner the draper

  • BCA - 2021.2641
  • Item
  • c1912

This picture, taken c1912 is looking along Bridge Street from the Market Square.The Talbot Inn can be seen on the left, next to it is a narrow red brick home and next to that is Thompson's high class grocery store which today is The Romany In...

Bampton Community Archive

T. W. Pembrey department store and The New Inn

  • BCA - 2021.2640
  • Item
  • c1912

This is the only department store that has ever been in Bampton and it sold anything and everything from lino to material, bolts of cloth, men's and women's clothing, footwear and much more and it also housed the Post Office.Today, the p...

Bampton Community Archive

Elephant & Castle, Methodist Church and The Bridges on Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2021.2639
  • Item
  • c1912

The Elephant and Castle Inn on the left and the Methodist church beyond it with one house in between.The Bridges have always been a place where locals met to chat.There is a wall outside Bridge House, this side of the Inn which is no longer there ...

Bampton Community Archive

Church View looking North to Saint Mary's c1912

  • BCA - 2021.2638
  • Item
  • c1912

This is Church View looking North towards the church of Saint Mary The Virgin. Apart from the complete lack of cars, note the open ditch on the right with large stone slabs crossing it to afford access to each of the dwellings along the street. ...

Bampton Community Archive

Broad Street looking North

  • BCA - 2021.2637
  • Item
  • c1912

This is a view of Broad Street looking to the North.The young trees on the left were a gift for the village from George Gerring. The trees that had been there were in a dangerous state and had been removed.There are gas lights on the left, a rece...

Bampton Community Archive

J. Beard, George & Dragon, Goodman's, the Lamb Inn & the Town Hall

  • BCA - 2021.2636
  • Item
  • c1912

This picture was taken about 1912. On the left is the shop of J Beard where he ran a printing business and he was an insurance agent.In the very centre of the picture you can see the George and Dragon Inn on the other side of the road.Coming towa...

Bampton Community Archive

Wenman's Bakery Shop c1912

  • BCA - 2021.2635
  • Item
  • c1912

Wenman's Bakery and shop was at the East end of the Market Square. It was pulled down c1920 along with the little cottage to the est of it to create a space for the War Memorial. The horse from the bakery would be borrowed along with the on...

Bampton Community Archive

The Free School. Orders and Statutes January 14th 1731

  • BCA - 2021.2633
  • Item
  • January 14th 1731

This notice was produced January 14th 1731 and lists the Orders and Statutes for the Free School. While it was called a Free School it is interesting to note that there were actually fees to be paid.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Grammar School Trust, hiring the building 1924

  • BCA - 2021.2632
  • Item
  • February 1924

This notice was produced in February 1924 and it explains how the trustees are prepared to hire out the Grammar School for meetings, in particular meetings of an educational or social manner.The charges include 6d (2.5p) for the lighting and 1/- (...

Bampton Community Archive

Pumpkin Club weigh in, junior section

  • BCA - 2021.2622
  • Item
  • circa 1974

Eleven year old Paul Dowley tried to lift the 66 pound pumpkin. Paul won the Junior class.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Horticultural Society Summer Show

  • BCA - 2021.2621
  • Item
  • circa 1976

After a very hot and dry summer the Bampton Horticultural Society held an excellent summer show although there were fewer entries in some of the flower and vegetable classes.The Lady Anne Montagu Cup for overall points was won by Mr J Horne.The cu...

Bampton Community Archive

WI pantomime cow

  • BCA - 2021.2620
  • Item
  • 1969

The WI put on the pantomime Jack and The Bean Stalk in the WI Hall in 1969Inside the cow were Betty Collett and Valerie Adams played the cowJack & Jill were played by Penny Daniels and Angela Collett.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Marina to be decided upon by County Council

  • BCA - 2021.2617
  • Item
  • circa 1974

A Caversham firm want to make a 49 acre marina at Tadpole Bridge on the Thames. WODC lowlands area planning committee are objecting tot he plan because gravel extraction will have to take place first a marina could be built. The decision has been...

Bampton Community Archive

Claire Wythes wins Queen's Guide award in 1978

  • BCA - 2021.2615
  • Item
  • 1978

15 year old Claire Wythes first went along to Guides aged three because her mother, Margaret Wythes was Brown Owl with the Bampton Guides. Claire was awarded the Queen's Guide Award, the Guides top award, at the WI Hall by the District Comm...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Horticultural Society Autumn Show

  • BCA - 2021.2614
  • Item
  • circa 1974

The Bampton Horticultural Society has two shows a year and this is their autumn one. In the picture, Betty Collett the club secretary is seen holding a huge marrow with club chairman, John Snook. The John Taylor cup for the most overall points w...

Bampton Community Archive

Clair Dryden invested as May Queen

  • BCA - 2021.2613
  • Item
  • circa 1974

Clare Dryden was invested as May Queen. Bob Harris, probably best known for presenting The Old Grey Whistle Test but at this point he was a presenter on Radio Oxford, put the sash on Clare. The ceremony took place in the WI Hall, Market Square. ...

Bampton Community Archive

The New Inn is renamed The Morris Clown

  • BCA - 2021.2611
  • Item
  • 1973

In 1973 the New Inn on Bampton's High Street was re-named The Morris Clown.It was a very contentious issue because the jester in the Bampton Morris has never been called a Clown, always a Fool. That piece of history cut no mustard with the B...

Bampton Community Archive

Son Townsend 50 years a Morris fool; children with garlands

  • BCA - 2021.2610
  • Item
  • 1974

In 197 Son Townsend clocked up 50 years as a Morris Dancer and later Fool in Bampton. He first danced out with the side in 1925. To mark the occasion a clock and silver salver were given to Son.The young dancers left to right behind Son are (I t...

Bampton Community Archive

Mr & Mrs Ted & Marion Lay celebrate their Golden Wedding

  • BCA - 2020.2384
  • Item
  • c1974

Marion and Ted Lay lived in Bampton all their married life and as Jamie Wheeler says"They were the loveliest people you could ever meet. I claim a slight family association as their daughter Marjorie married Jim Brooks. It was a second marria...

Bampton Community Archive

Anthony Collett & Richard Buckingham 1978, 9 or 1980 Shirt Racewinners

  • BCA - 2021.2604
  • Item
  • circa 1979

The Great Shirt Race takes place on the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday. The winners in this year were Anthony Collett and partner Richard Buckingham. Neither of them can be sure of the year, they won more than once but it will be 1978...

Bampton Community Archive

Marjorie Pollard opens Kingsgate flats for OAPs in Aston 1976

  • BCA - 2021.2602
  • Item
  • 1976

Miss Marjorie Pollard OBE from The Deanery in Bampton officially opened Kingsgate flats for senior citizens in Aston in 1976. Mr Richard Godbehere was warden at the flats. Marjorie and Richard called in on Miss Joan Barton to see how she liked h...

Bampton Community Archive

Christina James married Anthony Shurey 1974

  • BCA - 2021.2601
  • Item
  • 1974

Christina Ann James from Bowling Green Close in Bampton married Anthony John Shurey of Clanfield at Witney Registry Office in 1974. Best man was Richard Snook.

Bampton Community Archive

Draft local plan for housing delayed yet again October 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2598
  • Item
  • October 2014

Yet again the local plan for housing has been delayed. West Oxfordshire District Council said it is because they've received far more feedback from local than they expected and they need time to go through them all. While we have no plan in...

Bampton Community Archive

A talk "Arming All Sides" in the Village Hall October 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2597
  • Item
  • October 2014

A talk about the arms industry during the First World War and beyond will be held at the village hall in October 2014. Sue Smith and Symon Hill gave the talk on October 23rd.

Bampton Community Archive

Cottage by Mill Green for sale 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2596
  • Item
  • June 2014

There is a cottage for sale down the side of Mill Green for £375,000 June 2014

Bampton Community Archive

Exhibition on the History of Morris Dancing in Bampton 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2595
  • Item
  • June 2014

A double page spread about the exhibition of the History of Morris Dancing put on in the Vesey room by Janet Rouse for the Bampton Community Archive June to the end of July 2014.

Bampton Community Archive

A retirement home for sale in The Lanes

  • BCA - 2021.2594
  • Item
  • June 2014

This is an advert for the sale of a house in The Lanes in Bampton. The small group of homes are for the over 55s.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Community Archive seeks information about wells

  • BCA - 2021.2592
  • Item
  • December 2014

The Bampton Community Archive is trying to get a list of all the wells that used to be in Bampton. It was the late 1950s before there was mains water to the village. If sufficient information can be gathered an exhibition on wells in Bampton wil...

Bampton Community Archive

Gladman Developments keep trying to build more houses in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2590
  • Item
  • December 2014

The developers Gladman Developments keep trying to get permission to create a new housing estate on land between the Aston Road and Buckland Road. Twice it has been turned down but the company has a 90 percent success rate. Now, at February 2021...

Bampton Community Archive

Chef Kevin Jones at The Trout, Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2021.2589
  • Item
  • December 2014

Kevin Jones trained at the Savoy in London but is now (December 2014) the chef at The Trout at Tadpole Bridge on the Buckland Road.

Bampton Community Archive

Hay cart by Meadow Farm

  • BCA - 2020.2443
  • Item
  • early 20th century

This picture must have been taken early in the twentieth century. It shows two ladies, a girl and a boy in charge of a hay cart and shire horse. It is by Meadow Farm along the Buckland Road. The style of cart is that of an Oxford cart.Suzanne W...

Bampton Community Archive

'No win no fee' policy of a developer behind plans for more than 700 homes

  • BCA - 2021.2585
  • Item
  • December 10th 2014

Campaigners have condemned the xo-called 'no win no fee' policy of a developer behind plans for more than 700 homes on sites across Oxfordshire. 446 are planned for sites in West Oxfordshire. Sites are in Witney and Bampton.

Bampton Community Archive

Theft of fence battery and catalytic converter

  • BCA - 2021.2584
  • Item
  • July 21st 2014

Electric fence batteries were stolen from a shed and a catalytic converter from a Toyota 4x4 in Colvile Close on Monday July 21st 2014.

Bampton Community Archive

Wedding of Neil O'Brien & Sarah Bisp September 27th 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2582
  • Item
  • September 27th 2003

The Wedding Neil O'Brien & Sarah Bisp September 27th 2003. The gathering is on Church Green on the south side of Saint Mary's.Di O'Brien is Neil's mother and was school secretary in Bampton for many years.

Bampton Community Archive

To celebrate the 40th year of Tree Council's National Tree Week

  • BCA - 2021.2581
  • Item
  • December 2014

In December 2014, pupils from Bampton Primary School and the Ladybird Nursery planted trees to commemorate the 40th year of the Tree Council's National Tree Week.In the picture are Lisa Lane with three year olds Ethan Walsh and Nala Hunt. Th...

Bampton Community Archive

Toby Hopkins as a scarecrow

  • BCA - 2021.2576
  • Item
  • 2009

In alternate years the Bampton Community Archive organises a open garden day called Bampton's Hidden Gardens. Toby Hopkins dressed as a scarecrow as part of the fun.

Bampton Community Archive

Sundown Cottage sold for £2,100

  • BCA - 2021.2574
  • Item
  • c1960

This envelope and cutting were lent to the Archive by Freda Bradley. Sundown Cottage was in the grounds of Prospect, the house immediately in front of you as you walk down the lane past the south side of the Grammar School. Mr & Mrs Rose bou...

Bampton Community Archive

Richard Briers buying pet food in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2573
  • Item
  • c1990

Richard Briers used to live in Carswell on the edge of Bampton and came to Adrian Simmonds' shop in the Market Square to buy his pet food. He is in the shop in this photograph.

Bampton Community Archive

Brothers Jim and Dick Daniels c1940

  • BCA - 2021.2572
  • Item
  • c1940

These are brothers Jim and Dick Daniels. Jim is the older brother standing in the front in a scout's uniform. Dick is in the background. A few years later Jim joined the Air Scouts and did circuits and bumps and enjoyed it despite not liki...

Bampton Community Archive

'Off The Beaten Track'. 'Impressions of a Visit To Bampton'. 1939

  • BCA - 2021.2566
  • Item
  • October 6th 1939

This small newspaper cutting gives a wonderful moment in time giving a general picture of how things were in the early days of WWII. The author comments on:-The visibility of evacuees - many came from Bow in LondonThe Manor was offered as a hospi...

Bampton Community Archive

1 and 2 Mill Green before their extension

  • BCA - 2021.2565
  • Item
  • 1981

These little cottages have been extended over the years but seen here, Nos 1 and 2 Mill Green are in their original petite state. A snowy time after Christmas 1981

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