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Bampton Morris Men dance at Sidmouth.

  • 2019.2283
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  • 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.

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

  • BCA - 2019.2275
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  • 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
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  • 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...

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men at Bampton House, 1994

  • BCA - 2019.2168
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  • 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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Bampton Traditional Morris Men at Tickhill

  • BCA - 2019.2135
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  • 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...

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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

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Drawing of Francis Shergold 1990

  • BCA - 2019.2132
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  • 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.

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

  • BCA - 2019.2100
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  • 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&#...

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men, outside The Talbot

  • BCA - 2019.2051
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  • 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

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Visiting Morris sides outside the George & Dragon

  • BCA - 2019.2053
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  • 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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Bampton Traditional Morris Men outside The Talbot

  • BCA - 2019.2052
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  • between 1986 and 1988

Reg Hall playing the fiddle for squire Francis Shergold's team The Bampton Traditional Morris Men outside the Talbot

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Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers outside the Talbot

  • BCA - 2019.2050
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  • c1986-1988

Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers under squire Francis Shergold, fool Terry Rouse outside The Talbot about 1982.Brother and sister Francis Shergold and Ruth Wheeler on the right looking down at the two little boys

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Fete at Weald Manor to raise funds for new floor in St Mary's

  • BCA - 2019.1965
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  • June 1960

This is a newspaper article from the Oxford Times June 10th 1960 which talks about the fete held at Weald Manor by kind permission of Mrs A.M. Colvile and her son Major R.A. Colvile. It was to raise funds for the renewal of part of the floor insi...

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John Knight dancing in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.1881
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  • 1970s

John Knight comes from a family of Bampton dancers of the Morris in Bampton. Behind him in this picture just holding hankies is Roy Dommitt who worked at the High Down Rocket Test Site on the Isle of Wight. He was one of the most senior engineer...

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'Rocky' Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1991

  • BCA - 2019.1853
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  • 1991

Ernie 'Rocky' Hunt and Chad Trueman in the background, Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1991. Rocky was known as Dicky to all his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest Bishop.

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William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells playing the fiddle in 1923

  • BCA - 2019.1847
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  • 1923

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells danced, fooled and played the fiddle for Bampton Morris from the late nineteenth century and well into the twentieth.In this picture he is seen with his fiddle.The hat, waistcoat, trousers and socks (odd sock...

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Tickhill Gala Day flyer 1993

  • BCA - 2019.1808
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  • 1993

This was the first visit made by the Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers under Squire Francis Shergold. The side went up four or five more times over the years.

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Sam Bennett from Ilmington in Warwickshire

  • BCA - 2019.1801
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  • 1950s

Sam Bennett. He moved to Warwickshire but walked to Bampton to fiddle for the Morris at Whitsun. He would arrive at Mr & Mrs Townsend's Castle Farm on Bridge St and announce 'I be 'ere'. To earn his keep, he'd stay ...

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Lawerence Adams' morris side 2007

  • BCA - 2018.1599
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  • 2007

2007 the melodeon player is Steve Coad, and the accordion player Paul Smith. Behind Barry Care, Bampton Fool, the hidden musician is Tom Bower.Dancing in the set: Barry Care, Andrew Care, Robert Care, Jonathan Coad, Paul Fowler, Lawrence Adams, N...

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1578
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  • 2011

1. Toby Perry2. Alex Bone3. Joe Wright4. Simon Chatterton5. Tom Sargent6. Andrew Lloyd7. Billy Main8. Phil Walsgrove9. Darren Lloyd10. Martin Landray11. John Grout12. Tony Daniels13. Jamie Wheeler14. Jonny Shuker15. Craig Godwin16. Reg Hall...

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Terry, Janet, Keith and Brian Rouse May 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1061
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  • May 29th 2013

Terry Rouse came to live in Bampton in 1943 aged 9. His father Reg Rouse had been farming in Somerset at Upper Langford and George Collins had a field next to the farm where Reg was working. George bought Weald farm and advertised for a farm man...

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Terry Rouse, fool for Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers

  • BCA - 2018.1323
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  • 1987

Terry Rouse began dancing for Francis Shergold's Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers in 1964. Roy Shergold was the fool at that time but when he retired, Terry took over and this is a picture of Terry in his smock and hat taken in 1987.

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Bampton Traditional Morris in the Market Square 1938

  • BCA - 2017.1222
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  • 1938

This photograph of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men was taken in 1938. They are dancing outside The Talbot Inn, with Brooking, the Outfitters showing behind them. The two musicians are Sam Bennett on the left wearing dark trousers and Bertie C...

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Arnold Woodley & his musicians 1974 outside the Jubilee

  • BCA - 2017.1145
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  • 1974

Arnold Woodley and his musicians outside the Jubilee Inn in the Market Square in 1973. Frank Purslow on melodeon, Andrew Bathe on fiddle and Arnold on fiddle playing for the Bampton Morris Men

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The Bampton Morris Men 2002

  • BCA - 2017.1143
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  • 2002

What was Arnold Woodley's team, the Bampton Morris Men at Glebelands 2002. Back row L-R:- Ken Adams, Brian O'Rorke ,??, Paul Smith (accordion), ??, Laurence Adams (Squire), ??, ? Adams, Bill Fowler, Barry Care (fool) , ?? behind , ??, A...

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Musicians with the Bampton Morris Men

  • BCA - 2017.1142
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  • 1980s

Arnold Woodley squire of the Bampton Morris Men on the left playing the fiddle, Brendan Cassidy on fiddle in the centre and Frank Purslow on the right.

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Musician with the Bampton Morris Men

  • BCA - 2017.1141
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  • 1980s

Arnold Woodley, squire and fiddler with Frank Purslow on melodeon and a young Andrew Bathe on fiddle playing for the Bampton Morris Men. Myra Titchener and Sonner Townsend in the background.

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Alec Wixey with Roy Hewitt

  • BCA - 2017.1140
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  • 1980s

Alec Wixey on the left with Roy Hewitt Morris dancing with Bampton Morris Men

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, wife of Vera, father of Janet Newman and Jean

  • BCA - 2017.857
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  • 1980

Frank Tanner, someties called Perky was the youngest son of 'Buscot' Tanner died at his home in Colvile Close aged 85 on November 10th 1980. Frank emigrated to Australia before WWI, was called up into the Australian Army in WWI and was ...

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Bampton's Horse fair, fun fair, host to a big tour of many Morris sides

  • BCA - 2017.753
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  • August 25th 1972

The date of August 25th 1972 is the date the newspaper article was published but Ethel Moss recalls “In the early part of the twentieth century, the fair in the Market Square was not the main attraction, it was the Horse Fair. A little before 6pm...

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Letter from Bob Elliot of Radio Oxford with a cassette tape of a program

  • BCA - 2017.283
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  • April 29th 1981

BBC Radio Oxford came to The Eagle Inn during 1981 and made a program about the Bampton Morris for their program 'Folk on Saturday.' This letter Bob Elliot accompanied a taped copy of the program sent to Francis Shergold for his Morris ...

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Invoice for Safe Ride minibus to Empress of Russia, London

  • BCA - 2017.293
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  • February 26th 1981

This is the invoice for booking a minibus from Safe Ride in Ramsden to take the Bampton Traditional Morris Men to the Empress of Russia in London. The team often went to the Folk Club in this pub at the invitation of Reg Hall who played there wit...

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, died November 10th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.560
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  • November 10th 1980

Frank Tanner was the last of the Tanner family to dance Bampton Morris. For many generations prior to WWII the Tanner family was one of the main stays of the side. Thomas Tanner, born c1770, his son Charles born 1816 were dancers and his son, an...

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Morris dancing outside The Lamb in the Market Square Whitsun 1939

  • BCA - 2017.519
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  • 1939

This photograph was taken at Whitsun 1939 and shows the Morris dancers dancing outside The Lamb Inn in the Market Square. The inn was finally completely demolished in 1960 to make way for a garage showroom for Market Square Garage, which itself w...

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Letter from Rod Stradling of Old Swan Band to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.471
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  • c1981

Letter from Rod Stradling of Old Swan Band to Francis Shergold the squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris containing a cheque for Bampton Traditional Morris for services rendered at Stoke-on-Trent to the Old Swan Band.

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Advert from the magazine "Illustrated" September 15th 1951

  • BCA - 2017.357
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  • September 15th 1951

This is a page out of a magazine called "Illustrated" for September 15th 1951 and was advertising The Standard Vanguard. It shows Bampton Morris Men dancing outside the Elephant and Castle on Bridge Street, Bampton with Jingy Wells on f...

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Letter from Vic Legg to Francis Shergold May 28th 1982

  • BCA - 2017.341
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  • May 28th 1982

This is a brief note from Vic Legg to Francis Shergold wishing him all the best for the Whit Monday Morris dancing. The postage cost is 15p and the post office have put a sticker on trying to persuade us all to use the new post codes

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Walking up Bushey Row on a damp May Bank Holiday morning

  • BCA - 2017.334
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  • early 2000s

This photograph was taken as several people walked to the start of the day of dance on May Bank Holiday. They are walking up Bushey Row and the group includes L-R Joseph Perry, Eric Stott, Francis Shergold, Dave Rose and Roger West. The morning ...

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Program of dancing in Bampton on Spring Bank Holiday 25.5.81

  • BCA - 2017.321
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  • May 25th 1981

This is a list of the venues and times where Bampton Traditional Morris Men will dance on Spring Bank Holiday May 25th 1981. The guest teams will be Abingdon Morris and Old Spot (Cheltenham.)

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Letter from Sidmouth Festival director to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.318
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  • November 4th 1981

A letter from John Dowell the Festival Director of the Sidmouth Folk Festival, written November 4th 1981 to Francis Shergold the Squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris men, inviting the side to dance at the 1982 Festival which will be July 31st ...

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Invitation to a B-B-Que at the Fox & Hounds, Donnington (near Telford)

  • BCA - 2017.281
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  • May 1st 1981

This is a printed ticket inviting Bampton Traditional Morris Men to a B-B-Que at the Fox and Hounds, Donnington, near Telford, on May 1st 1981 where there was to be Roast Beef, Disco until midnight, Morris dancers and Country Music. It was arrang...

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Notes by Francis Shergold for the Morris party November 27th 1982

  • BCA - 2017.296
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  • November 1982

This is Francis Shergold's hand written notes for the annual Morris party to be held on November 27th 1982. It records who is to be invited, who will supply what items of food and who will run the bar along with associated costs.

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Letter accepting invitation to Morris Party by Pete Cock and Vic Legg 1981

  • BCA - 2017.270
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  • 1981

A letter from Vic Legg to Dave Rose accepting the invitation to attend the Bampton Traditional Morris Men's party November 1981 along with Pete Cock. About 1980/1 Trigg Morris were guests on Bampton's day of dance. They will be coming ...

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Dance venues of Bampton Traditional Morris Men May 25th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.278
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  • May 25th 1981

Each year, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men produce a sheet detailing the venues where they will be dancing and the times they expect to be at each one. This is the list for 1981

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Letter from Derek Schofield to Dave Rose May 14th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.279
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  • May 14th 1981

This letter from Derek Schofield to Dave Rose contained pictures taken by Derek and in the letter he asks Dave to give certain pictures to certain people. I do not have copies of the photographs to go with this letter.

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Program of the day for electing the Abingdon Mayor of Ock Street 1982

  • BCA - 2017.249
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  • 1982

The Mayor of Ock Street is elected each year by the residents of Ock Street and the streets which depend on it. The election traditionally took place on the Day of the annual horse fair, and nowadays takes place on the Saturday nearest June 19th....

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Program of Morris Dancing, May Morning in Oxford 1982

  • BCA - 2017.251
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  • 1982

A letter from Tony Davis of the Oxford University Morris Men detailing the program of dancing, where and when, for the 8 sides that will dance on May Morning 1982. Along with Bampton Traditional Morris Men there will be the Oxford University Morr...

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Places where Bampton Traditional Morris are due to dance in 1981

  • BCA - 2017.264
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  • 1981

The program of itineraries where Bampton Traditional Morris dancers are to dance throughout 1981. The list includes Swindon Folk Club, The Eagle in Church View when Radio Oxford come to interview dancers, Empress of Russia in London, Hermitage in...

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