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Mr & Mrs Ted & Marion Lay celebrate their Golden Wedding

  • BCA - 2020.2384
  • Item
  • c1965

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 marriag...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Traditional Morris, May Bank Holiday Monday 1980

  • BCA - 2020.2381
  • Item
  • 1980

Dave Rose is seen dancing outside the Talbot on May Bank Holiday Monday in 1980. Roy Shergold is fooling and a youngShaun Mullis can be seen resting on a car.

Bampton Community Archive

Bertie Clark on fiddle for Bampton Morris

  • BCA - 2020.2375
  • Item
  • some time between 1926 and 1938

Between 1926 and 1938 Bertie Clark, although not a Bampton man, played for the Bampton Morris Men and he can be seen here on the left. The dancers are on the South side of the Market Square in front of Folly View semi-detached houses.

Bampton Community Archive

Mrs Roger from Brook House, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2020.2374
  • Item
  • c1960

Mrs Rogers lived in Brook House on Bridge Street where she sold sweets and newspapers. Bampton is 18 miles from Oxford and 18 from Swindon and somehow, Mrs Brooks managed to get a sugar allowance during WWII from both Swindon and Oxford which ena...

Bampton Community Archive

Mathew Green's side Morris dance in Sidmouth

  • BCA - 2020.2365
  • Item
  • 1999

Mathew Green's Morris side, the Bampton Morris Men are seen here dancing in Sidmouth at their annual festival in 1999. Mathew is on the extreme left.

Bampton Community Archive

Dr Alan Cole

  • BCA - 2020.2364
  • Item
  • 1970s

Dr Alan Cole was in the practice in Bampton for many years. In this picture you can see his on-call alarm in his top pocket.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Morris

  • BCA - 2020.2363
  • Item
  • between 1926 and 1938

This picture must have been taken some time between 1926 and 1938 because that was the period when Bertie Clark, seen here on the fiddle, played in Bampton.They are dancing at the East end of the Market Square.

Bampton Community Archive

Threshing machine

  • BCA - 2020.2362
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This threshing machine was used to thresh the grain from the stooks of corn and was the normal way to do this in the first half of the twentieth century, before the combine harvester did the job as the corn was cut in the field.It was a labour int...

Bampton Community Archive

Children from Bampton School ready to sell poppies

  • BCA - 2020.2358
  • Item
  • 1998 or 1999

A group of five children from Bampton C of E Primary School ready to go out and sell poppies. Left to right they areHannah PearceTom BradleyDaniel BarrattLouise Hampton - became Mrs MustoeAndrew Licence

Bampton Community Archive

2014. Sisters unite in requesting a public inquiry

  • BCA - 2020.2356
  • Item
  • December 2014

Witney Gazette December 3rd 2014. Sisters unite in requesting a public inquiry after each of their brothers died from starvation after their benefits were drastically cut.Cathie Wood and Gill Thompson, sisters to Mark Wood of Bampton and David Cl...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton man was found in Pembroke Place with a fractured skull.

  • BCA - 2020.2353
  • Item
  • July 2014

Witney Gazette July 16th 2014.A Bampton man was found in Pembroke Place with a fractured skull and needed surgery. A man from Minster Lovell has been bailed until August 15th. The attack is thought to have taken place between 4 and 8am on May 28th.

Bampton Community Archive

Richborough to build 160 dwelling in New road over 8 year period

  • BCA - 2020.2348
  • Item
  • Dec 2014

Witney Gazette December 3rd 2014. Richborough Estates have to stick to the 8-year build period on the site at the East end of New Road. They will be built in phases up to 2023.Well that was the condition for granting planning permission. In the...

Bampton Community Archive

Fiddler Bertie Clarke

  • BCA - 2020.2342
  • Item
  • 1940s

Although Bertie Clarke did not live in Bampton, he sometimes helped out by playing at Whitsun for the Morris dancers. Jamie Wheeler informed the Archive ..."Bertie Clarke (1877-1958)lived in Carterton. I think he was a post He was bought in...

Bampton Community Archive

William Kimber, who played for Heading Quarry was a friend of Bampton Morris.

  • BCA - 2020.2343
  • Item
  • 1940s

William Kimber, who played for Heading Quarry was a friend of Bampton Morris. His side danced at Mrs Birch's Sandfield Cottage in Headington and her son-in-law was staying. Cecil Sharp was transfixed with what he heard and with the help of Wi...

Bampton Community Archive

Jingy Wells playing fiddle 1950

  • BCA - 2020.2341
  • Item
  • 1950

Jingy Wells playing the fiddle with his son Bobby, holding the cake, standing behind him. 1950

Bampton Community Archive

Morris Men outside the Elephant & Castle c1924

  • BCA - 2020.2338
  • Item
  • 1924 or 1925

Bampton Morris dancers c1924/5 outside the Elephant & Castle.The sign over the pub door says Posting House, Horses, Carriages, Brakes. Personal attention given, Albert Townsend. The 3rd and 4th lines are hard to read which is a pity but it lo...

Bampton Community Archive

Residents and doctors say Bampton can't cope with another 280 homes

  • BCA - 2020.2335
  • Item
  • December 10th 2013

Local residents and doctors at Bampton's surgery say we can't cope with another approximately 280 home. 160 proposed along New Road and 127 in the land between the Aston and Buckland Roads. There is also an application in with WODC for...

Bampton Community Archive

Church View looking to St Mary's

  • BCA - 2020.2333
  • Item
  • first half C20th

This picture is of Church View looking North towards St Mary The Virgin church.No cars, no footpath and little in the way of horse droppings so probably around 1940-1950.

Bampton Community Archive

Cathie Wood, sister of starved brother donates money to Mind

  • BCA - 2020.2331
  • Item
  • May 28th 201

Witney Gazette May 28th 2014.The sister of Mark, who starved to death after his benefits were cut, has donated the approx £500 she has received from the DWP between Oxfordshire Mind, The Green Party, the Biscuit Fund, Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary,...

Bampton Community Archive

Stephen Radband charged with fly-tipping

  • BCA - 2020.2329
  • Item
  • May 5th 2014

Local man Steve Radband was charged with fly-tipping at Elmwood farm, Black Bourton in 2012. When the case came to court, Steve got a small fine and the owners of the farm got a much larger one.Steve has given much to the Bampton community both i...

Bampton Community Archive

Paul Bovington with his lovely dog Crackers

  • BCA - 2019.1725
  • Item
  • 1970s

Paul Bovington with his beautiful dog Crackers. Nephew Richard Bovington said"The poor old dog never recovered from having his paw run over by a Land Rover."Paul was a lovely man, always doing things for others. His wife was Pauline , ...

Bampton Community Archive

Delivery of pop

  • BCA - 2020.2322
  • Item
  • 1950s

A flatbed delivery lorry can be seen parked outside the carriage entrance to The Talbot. There are crates of pop on which in the 1950s would have been Tizer, Dandelion and Burdock and Lemonade.Two of the 4 petrol pumps that used to be outside the...

Bampton Community Archive

Hunt meet in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2020.2321
  • Item
  • very early twentieth century

This picture may have been taken at the very end of the 1890s but probably soon after 1900.The hunt is meeting between the West side of the Town Hall and Rosemary House which is next to Constables the bakers shop. You can see the name Constable o...

Bampton Community Archive

David Niven, Cecil Robinson, Charlie Whiting, Michael Trubshaw

  • BCA - 2019.2317
  • Item
  • during or just after WWII

This picture is of 4 men who either lived in Bampton or were friends of Bampton people.L-R:- David Niven the actor, Cecil Robinson who sang in St Mary's choir, Charlie Whiting and Michael Trubshaw.Michael's family lived in Little Place a...

Bampton Community Archive

George Dafter snr

  • BCA - 2019.1724
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This is George Dafter snr hoeing his vegetable garden. His son, also called George delivered the post in Bampton for decades and was loved by all who knew him.Richard Taylor said"George Dafter, the gentleman in this picture, my maternal Grea...

Bampton Community Archive

Alfie Bryant's school in Wheelgate House, Market Square

  • BCA - 2019.2320
  • Item
  • 1897

Alfie Bryant's school at Wheelgate house, Market Square.Alfie also ran the Fire & Life Insurance Office from here. The school is possibly decorated for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.There was very little that went on in Ba...

Bampton Community Archive

WRVS delivering meals on wheels

  • BCA - 2019.2319
  • Item
  • 1980s

The WRVS, Women's Royal Volunteer Service used to deliver meals to those in need.L to R Pat Garner from Aston whose husband Don was the scout leader in Bampton for many years, Jean Howell who was also president of the Bampton WI and Betty Smi...

Bampton Community Archive

Children from the National School, Church View

  • BCA - 2019.2318
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

These children are of mixed ages so they are probably quite a large cross section of the children from the National School in Church View.

Bampton Community Archive

Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

  • BCA - 2017.414
  • Item
  • c1950

These young men were in Bampton's ATC, probably in the 1950s. Some are named on the picture and if anyone can add more names or suggest corrections, do get in touch with the archive - the contact can be made from the Home Page of this websit...

Bampton Community Archive

Emmie Hunt having a laugh with a pram used for the shirt race

  • BCA - 2019.2315
  • Item
  • later 1950s

Mrs Emmie Hunt having a laugh, sitting in a pram used in a Shirt Race. She is the mother of 'Rocky' ie Ernie Hunt and she's outside one of the barns at Castle View Farm in Bridge Street.She was affectionately known as 'Aunt Em...

Bampton Community Archive

Threshing corn, early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.2314
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Early in the twentieth century, before the advent of the combine harvester, corn was cut and taken away in stooks to be threshed out when convenient. In this picture, a belt from the steam driven tractor drives the threshing machine and there are...

Bampton Community Archive

Highmoor Brook under the Bridges, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2019.2313
  • Item
  • first half twentieth century

This is the bridge over the Highmoor Brook in Bridge Street. It tends to be called Shillbrook these days but old maps have it as Highmoor and a converted barn by the brook is called Highmoor House.Note the sloping walkway seen on the right. It g...

Bampton Community Archive

Homes get go-ahead in spite of campaign.

  • BCA - 2019.2311
  • Item
  • March 19th 2014

Witney Gazette March 19th 2014. Homes get the go-ahead in spite of a vigorous campaign against them by locals. The council's deputy leader, Mark Booty who lives in Bampton suggested a compromise ie 60 homes built in 2017, 50 homes in 2019 a...

Bampton Community Archive

Baptist Church Nativity play 1965

  • BCA - 2019.2309
  • Item
  • 1965

This picture is of the Baptist Church Nativity Play, in their church on the High Street in 1965.Some of the children are Lyn Wheeler, Ann Morton, Andrew Morton, Angela Woolloff and Carol Burrows.

Bampton Community Archive

Prince Charles at St Mary's for Music in Country Churches. May 2005

  • BCA - 2019.2308
  • Item
  • May 2005

Prince Charles is patron of Music in Country Churches and as such is a very active supporter. This picture was taken by Sally Proctor.Music in Country Churches was celebrating its 23rd season in 2011. It is a charitable trust set up in 1989 with...

Bampton Community Archive

Bertha Waite

  • BCA - 2019.2307
  • Item
  • 1950s

In this picture Bertha Waite is seen with her bicycle on the Buckland to Gainfield Road.Bertha Waite was the sister of Harold Waite who was Marina Waite’s father.Harold was married to ? Morton who was the sister of Min Morton.Min was married to F...

Bampton Community Archive

Repair of the church steeple

  • BCA - 2019.1670
  • Item
  • 1995

Crowd gathering to watch the steeplejacks put the cockerel on top of the repaired spire. 1994. Dor Thompson in the brown cardigan and skirt at the front of the van and Janet Rouse on the extreme right videoing the proceedings.

Bampton Community Archive

Concorde formation for World Tour

  • BCA - 2019.2306
  • Item
  • May 18th 1972

In Concorde formation, men of the RAF from Brize Norton stood by a VC10. The men were crews from the VC10 and Belfast aircraft which will accompany Concorde with spares, servicing and sales staff on its world sales tour in June 1972. Two captains...

Bampton Community Archive

Labour control bid fails in UDC election

  • BCA - 2019.2305
  • Item
  • May 18th 1972

The Labour Party failed almost completely in the election at Witney on Wednesday week for representation on Witney Urban District Council. They won just one of 5 seats up for election.

Bampton Community Archive

Plan for Witney to have its own hospital

  • BCA - 2019.2304
  • Item
  • May 18th 1972

Witney RDC (Rural District Council) announced Witney should have its own hospital by the end of 1976.Much more information within the article.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton win the Strauss Cup

  • BCA - 2019.2303
  • Item
  • May 18th 1972

Bampton beat Milton 3-0. Bampton team members mentioned includeKeith BishopDerek BishopKeithMr CassidyRoger SifordDave KyteMr SnookMr JewellFrank HudsonMr ClackMr BlakeThe skipper Barry Canning

Bampton Community Archive

Douglas Hurd claims there is a swing to the Tories

  • BCA - 2019.2302
  • Item
  • May 18th 1972

Witney Gazette May 18th 1972.Douglas Hurd at that time was the prospective Conservative candidate for for Mid-Oxfordshire. Douglas was speaking in the Bampton and Burford Conservative group meeting at Alvescot, where he happened to be living.

Bampton Community Archive

Mothers' Union, Darby & Joan, Bingo, Christian Aid, Musical success

  • 2019.2301
  • Item
  • May 18th 1972

Witney Gazette May 18th 1972. There is a report on the work of Mothers' Union, Darby and Joan club, a Bingo evening to raise funds for the badminton club, a report on Christian Aid week, and a musical success for Angela Head and Wesley Rouse...

Bampton Community Archive

1970 Pupils asked how Witney could be improved 1970

  • BCA - 2019.2296
  • Item
  • 1970

In 1970 pupils in Witney were asked for their ideas on how Witney could be improved. One suggestion was to re-name the town to Witney-on-The -Windrush. Seen in the picture are L-R Philip Clayton, Nanette Bishop, Marjorie Pollard OBE JP from The ...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Youth Club Quiz in Witney. February 2nd 1973

  • 2019.2293
  • Item
  • February 2nd 1973

The Bampton team which took part in the Youth Quiz in Witney in 1973. Left to right - Gordon Walker, Nigel Cotton, Richard Sheppard, Lyn Wheeler, Andrew Pierce, Richard Buckingham with Group Captain Richardson from RAF Brize Norton who was the qu...

Bampton Community Archive

Learning the basics about doing enamelling 1981

  • BCA - 2019.2292
  • Item
  • 1981

A 2-day weekend course was held in The Gallery in the Town Hall in 1981 to teach the art of enamelling. The tutors were Peter Wolfe and Gudde Skryme from the guild of enamellers.

Bampton Community Archive

Henry Box pupils exhibit in The Gallery 1980

  • BCA - 2019.2291
  • Item
  • 1980

In 1980 some young artists from Henry Box School in Witney exhibited their work in The Gallery in the Town Hall in Bampton. There were paintings, woodwork, pottery, needlework and poetry. Clive and Katie Williams are seen here carrying some of t...

Bampton Community Archive

David Williams and a World of Aquatic Art

  • BCA - 2019.2290
  • Item
  • May 2019

David Williams is a stone carver with an interest in nature and capturing movement whether in a digital image or piece of rock. After watching trout leaping and disappearing in a flash, David worked on capturing this wonderful movement.

Bampton Community Archive

Liam Burnside of West Witney accepting the cup at Bampton 6-a-side tournament

  • BCA - 2019.2282
  • Item
  • 1960s

Jason Seacole handing Liam Burnside of West Witney the Jubilee cup at Bampton 6-a-side tournament.Michael Irvin in the cloth cap. Mick was treasurer and a great help with Bampton Boys helping my Ken East with the running of the team.Kevin Curtis ...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Morris Men dance at Sidmouth.

  • 2019.2283
  • Item
  • 1980s

These are the Bampton Morris Men in the marquee at Sidmouth in 1999..Martin Carthy is centre front getting his guitar ready to play for them.Derek Schofield with the microphone.

Bampton Community Archive

Witney School outing to Patterdale early 1970s

  • BCA - 2019.2286
  • Item
  • early 1970s

This is a group of pupils from Henry Box school in Witney and shows a few pupils from Bampton. They include Douglas Foreshew, Wesley Rouse, Peter Jackson, Andrew Wythes, Bryn Wythes. The cagoules were standard used at Patterdale and this is wher...

Bampton Community Archive

Three little ballet dancers C1968

  • BCA - 2019.2284
  • Item
  • c1968

Penny Jackson has told me"With regard to the ballet photo it is me on the left Amanda Brown nee Gascoigne centre and a girl called Debbie on right. We had lessons in the room that is now the Vesey room in the library. Our tutor was Mrs Wood...

Bampton Community Archive

Old Bamptonians 1950s

  • BCA - 2019.2280
  • Item
  • 1950s

This picture is of the side called 'The Old Bamptonians' These girls used to play for the National School in Church View and wanted to carry on playing after their school days.Counting from left to right1. Monica Newman2. Janette Keyte3...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

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