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Bampton Opera Paride ed Elena

  • BCA - 2022.3836
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  • July 2021

Witney Gazette article by Miranda Norris dated 28th July 2021 about Opera held in the Deanery gardens by Bampton Classical Opera.
Paride de Elena by Gluck translated in to English by Gilly French. Featuring Lucy Anderson, Ella Taylor, Lauren Lodge-Campbell and Lisa Howarth.

Janet Westman

Women's League & Mothers' Union hold joint meeting. PTA jumble sale. Wives Club monthly meeting

  • BCA - 2021.2544
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  • April 1st 1983

This newspaper cutting is from April 1st 1983.
The anniversary of the Women's League was celebrated by joining with the Mothers' Union for prayers and a celebration tea.
The PTA held a bazaar and raised £75 for their funds which in 1983 was a good amount of money. The same day head teacher Malcolm Mason took some of the school's boy to Wembley to see the schoolboys' match against Germany.
The wives club monthly meeting had a special speaker called Mr Blue who talked about colour in the home; he had previously worked on the interior of Blenheim Palace.

Bampton Community Archive

Bowjangles entertain in the Village Hall

  • BCA - 2020.2451
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  • September 29th 2012

For several years, two shows a year were put on in the Village Hall and this flyer is for one of them. It was for Bowjangles who gave a wonderfully skilful and funny evening's entertainment in the Village Hall Saturday September 29th 2012.

Bampton Community Archive

Graffiti Classics

  • BCA - 2022.3757
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  • October 2013

Graffiti Classics. entertainment in the Village Hall on Oct 26th 2013 playing violins and a cello while dancing and singing

Janet Westman

Peter Davis and his exhibition in the Old Grammar School about Witney Airfield 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1942
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  • summer 2015

Witney Gazette June 24th 2015.

Peter Davis from Church Street put on a detailed and very interesting exhibition for the Bampton Community Archive in the Old Grammar School, Church Close about the Witney Airfield. The only suggestion of an airfield in the area now is in the names of three local roads, De Havilland Way, Range Road and Richard Jones Road.

Damaged Spitfires and Hurricanes aircraft damaged during WWII were serviced here. The airfield was important in both WWI and WWII. It opened in 1918 and closed in 1951.

The site was used as an RAF training unit, a base for tennis, horse racing and motorcycle speedway as well as for Witney and Oxford Aero Club and Witney Aeronautical College.

The catalogue of this exhibition, full of really interesting photos of the airfield is still on sale in the Vesey room.

Bampton Community Archive

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