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

  • BCA - 2019.2164
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  • 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

A Shirt Race in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.714
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  • 1970s

This picture is taken in Market Square to show the Shirt Race. However, at this time there was no porch built on to the WI Hall (now the Village Hall), No4 Town House is still a shop and the arch nearest downstairs of the Town Hall is open. The ...

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A history of cricket in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2155
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  • 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...

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AGM of Bampton branch of the British Legion plus Women's section 1968

  • BCA - 2019.1917
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  • 1968

From a Local newspaper. Feb 1968. Report of the AGM of Bampton Branch of the British Legion along with the Women's section. President Capt C R Radclyffe; Chairman P Mathem; vice chairman E Spurrett; secretary John Quick; standard bearer W Jac...

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Account of the 1975 Shirt Race

  • BCA - 2017.1094
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  • 1975

The first Shirt Race in Bampton was run to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and it's been run every year on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend ever since. In 2016 the Witney Gazette ran one of their articles on events...

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An advert for the George & Dragon, c1980

  • BCA - 2017.802
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  • c1980

This advert was from one of the Horticultural Society brochures. Fred and Ileane Hammond ran the pub which was the headquarters for the Bampton Horticultural Society, Bampton and District Numismatic Society, Traditional Bampton Morris and the Bam...

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Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society certificate

  • BCA - 2019.2214
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  • 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...

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April 8th 2013 New Weightlifting Club & school

  • BCA - 2017.997
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  • April 8th 2013

When the two old Horsa buildings were taken down behind the old school in Church View the Bush Club needed new premises. As part of a large re-vamp of the old school, a new extension was put on at the back for the Bush Club and the room that had ...

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Bampton Brass Band 1908

  • BCA - 2017.996
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  • 1908

This is a photograph of Bampton Brass Band. Henry Taunt was the organist at St Mary's; he did not play a brass instrument but he was asked to be their conductor. I believe the man in the bowler hat is Henry Taunt. He lived at the Elms and ...

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Bampton Football Team 1906-07

  • BCA - 2017.1191
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  • 1906-1907

This is Bampton Town Football Club from the 1906-07 season. Just 10 men in the picture, not known if there was one missing or if that was all they could muster.

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Bampton Football team late 1950s

  • BCA - 2019.1951
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  • 1950s

This picture was taken in the late 1950s or very early 1960s. The names of the people are all printed on the photograph and includeTony AllamJohn MarstonVernon CannonsTed HardingGeoff WilsonJim SweetinghamJim BartonGeorge DafterChris TimmsFred Mi...

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Bampton Street Fair recalled by John Chipperfield

  • BCA - 2019.1674
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  • 1983

Arnold Woodley helped found the Pumpkin Club and kept a wonderful scrapbook throughout its life until he became to ill and died. You can see this scrapbook on the website at http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/dn32-png3-cdncThis newspaper cu...

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Bampton Town football club annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney, May 1968

  • BCA - 2017.431
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  • May 1968

In May 1968 the Bampton Town Football Club held its annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney. Officials of the club are pictured and include Mr S Truman, committee member, Mr J Lawrence, chairman, Mr M Cleaver, treasurer, Mr P Hewitson, 1st team...

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Bampton Youth Club Quiz in Witney. February 2nd 1973

  • 2019.2293
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  • 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...

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Bampton win the Strauss Cup

  • BCA - 2019.2303
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  • 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

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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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Bid to boost youngsters taking up angling

  • BCA - 2017.1105
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  • November 2016

The Environment Agency revealed Junior Anglers will be able to get a free licence to fish in the county's water courses. They will also be able to use three rods with the licence and it will run for a year from the day it was taken out. The...

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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
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  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

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Bowls Club dinner

  • BCA - 2018.1605
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  • February 1954

Bampton used to have a very active bowls club. The green was in the grounds of Weald Manor. This photograph shows five people who were at the annual dinner in 1954.Behind L-R are Trav Gordon and Francis Shergold. Francis was the head gardener a...

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Brownies at May Day Fair 2003

  • BCA - 2019.1669
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  • May Day 2003

This picture was taken of the Brownies in the Market Square at the May Day fair in 2003.The Brownies in the picture areHailey ClaridgeEmma WilesRebecca JenksAmy RobertsIsabel GovesSophie PriorThe Brownie leader was Miss CoppingAlso in the picture ...

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Clanfield Angling Club protect the Thames bank from erosion by cattle

  • BCA - 2017.1157
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  • March 2017

Cattle drinking directly from the river Thames have been causing erosion of the bank. Clanfield Angling Club with help from TOE2, Grundons Waste Management, BBOWT and the Environment Agency helped to save and restore the section of the bank at th...

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Death of Alan Clarke landlord of The Horse Shoe

  • BCA - 2017.556
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  • October 9th 2013

Alan Clarke, the landlord of the Horse Shoe died suddenly on Monday evening. Alan was a great supporter of many events in Bampton; his pub was the headquarters of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men; he was instrumental in helping to raise money f...

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Donkey Derby Aug 31st 2015

  • BCA - 2017.793
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  • August 31st 2015

An account of the Donkey Derby August Bank Holiday Monday 2015, organised by the SPAJERS every year to raise funds to give the pensioners a treat.

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Dr John Bullen with a prized catch, a salmon

  • BCA - 2019.1715
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  • mid twentieth century

Dr John Bullen holding a large salmon he caught outside the back door of his house, Bushey House. He was a very keen fisherman. He was a very well liked doctor in Bampton and some memories are :-Paul Mellin - Dr Bullen gave me an awesome vintage...

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Early twentieth century cricket team

  • BCA - 2019.1880
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  • 1920s

There are many interesting aspects to this picture. There are three members of the Green family in the team, Frederick, Jim and Henry. Ten are in whites, Tim Fox looks as if he is an umpire but the clothing on the Talbot Licensee Mr Norman gives...

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Flowers outside Adrian Simmonds' 24.7.13 west side Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.988
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  • July 24th 2013

Adrian Simmonds ran a shop on the west side of the Market Square selling pet food, a vast range of household items, cigarettes and snuff and sweets. Outside, his window boxes and general floral display made the whole area a joy to behold througho...

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Horse riders in Landells about 1990

  • BCA - 2019.1780
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  • about nineteen ninety

Two horse riders enjoying the fresh air in Landells about 1990

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Jason Seacole hands the 6 aside Jubilee Cup to West Witney

  • BCA - 2019.1882
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  • 1970s

Jason Seacole is handing the Jubilee Cup to Liam Burnside of West Witney after they won the Bampton 6-aside tournament. In the background is Michael Irvin who did much along with Ken East to help the boys' football sides in Bampton. Ken was...

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Jubilee Inn darts team, early 1950s

  • BCA - 2018.1579
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  • early 1950s

These men were in the Jubilee Inn darts team in the early 1950s.Sandy DixonBilly MatthewsHarry HamptonTed LayDavid ElwardMr Sheppard (Buckland Road0Chris TimmsVick HarrisonDick Hunt (Broad St)Bill LockPercy SheppardPussy Dafter

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Leaflet introducing BEWG to people of Bampton 1989

  • BCA - 2017.1039
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  • Autumn 1989

This leaflet was produced to tell the people of Bampton the the Bampton Environmental Watch Group, BEWG had been formed in the Autumn of 1989. It explained what it is, what a civic trust is, its aims, what it does, how it is administered, why Bam...

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Mick & Doris Cleaver given award by Cancer Research UK 2014

  • BCA - 2019.1849
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  • 2014

Michael and Doris Cleaver received an award from Cancer Research UK in 2014 for their simply amazing work in raising funds for this charity for a combined 60 years of volunteering.They were given an honorary fellowship at the Cancer Research UK Fl...

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Mothers' Union tea party

  • BCA - 2019.1779
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  • around 1990

Mother's Union tea party.Seated on the left is Miss Farmer who taught 3 generations of Bampton infants and died in Witney hospital in 2002.Seated right is Eva Deacon.Back row: Molly King from Clanfield, Vera Elward, Rose Gerring, Mrs Fowler f...

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

  • 2019.2301
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  • 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...

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Newspaper report on several clubs in Bampton 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1931
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  • 1972

This newspaper cutting from 1972 which talks about the events at several clubs in Bampton.The Women's Institute and Women's Legion trip to RAF Brize Norton.Badminton Club.Numismatic SocietyDarby & Joan ClubSchool Fete

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Old Bamptonians 1950s

  • BCA - 2019.2280
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  • 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...

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Poster for the Bampton Community Archive's first ever exhibition June-July 2002

  • BCA - 2017.1092
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  • June & July 2002

The Bampton Community Archive came into being in 2002, the brain child of Jo(sephine) Lewington ably assisted by Tony & Lis Page. A request was sent out for old photographs, documents etc and Tony and Jo plus Roy Barratt spent many hours scan...

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Public footpaths of Bampton on an old map

  • BCA - 2017.814
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  • possibly early 1960s

This map is showing the railway line very distinctly that ran from Witney to Fairford. It's main purpose is to show the public footpaths in an around Bampton. The railway line closed early in the 1960s so I think this map is from before then.

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Slimming Club members raise money for hospital patients

  • BCA - 2017.1214
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  • 1980s

Early in the 1980s Joan Cook, landlady of the Elephant & Castle, ran a slimming club. The members decided to get sponsors to raise money for patients at the hospital and managed to raise £245. The picture shows Dorothy Knight the hospital ad...

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The Mummers in the late 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.558
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  • late 1970s

This picture of the Bampton Mummers was taken in the very late 1970s and shows Bill Daniels. Ted Hunt, Don Rouse, Arnold Woodley, Albert Woodley & Frank Purslow on floor.jpg

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Three little ballet dancers C1968

  • BCA - 2019.2284
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  • 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...

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WI Drama Group perform Aladdin. March 7th 1975

  • BCA - 2017.751
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  • 1975

The Women's Institute chose Aladdin for their annual pantomime in 1975. Carol Court played Aladdin; the princess by Sally Verdon, Sylvia Barney played Widow Twanky, Edna Amos was the Wicked Uncle, Ann Irvin was Sing-Sing and Audrey Court was...

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Windmill frame used by Radio Hams in Weald

  • BCA - 2019.2201
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  • 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...

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Winners of the Shirt Race in 1967, Messrs Smith and Snook

  • BCA - 2017.432
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  • 1967

The SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - hold a shirt race the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday Monday although when it was run in 1967 it was the Saturday before Whit Monday. This newspaper cutting has a picture...

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Witney Gazette. Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1030
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  • June 5th 2012

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton for Queen Elizabeth II last four days, from the Saturday to the games and barn dance on Tuesday. A special mug was created to give to all children as a keep-sake and the design was done by Keira Gilbert...

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Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

  • BCA - 2017.414
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  • 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

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