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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...

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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
  • Item
  • 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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Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961

  • BCA - 2014.1368..41
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  • 1961

Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961, this time in colour. For an excellent piece of research and lovely photographs do have a look at https://www.fairfordbranch.co.uk/index.htm

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Mr Bovington's safe return from the Falklands War is celebrated

  • BCA - 2017.562
  • Item
  • 1984

The photograph shows the joy and celebration of the return of Mr Bovington from the Falklands War - he is standing at the front of the group with his mother Yvette and they are surrounded by families who live very close to them in Bampton

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Death penny for Thomas Wells

  • BCA - 2017.675
  • Item
  • after 1st world war

This memorial plaque is for Thomas Wells. The Memorial Plaque was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war. The plaques (which could be described as la...

Bampton Community Archive

Thanksgiving For Victory Service 1945

  • BCA - 2017.674
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  • 1945

This is the Service program for the Thanksgiving Service for Victory held in 1945. As the service sheet was printed in London it was probably a standard service to be held across the UK

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

  • BCA - 2017.283
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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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Parish Council report c1964

  • BCA - 2017.434
  • Item
  • c1964

Sadly, there is no date on this newspaper cutting but I think it will be from early 1960s. The main heading states that the fairground boss will be given the bill for cleaning up after the fair comes to Bampton. Other items - to have the whole o...

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I. M. Group Workshop at Ham Court

  • BCA - 2017.584
  • Item
  • 1939-1945

This sign saying I. M. Group Workshop was found at Ham Court - referred to as Bampton Castle sometimes - and refers to the workshop that was sited at Ham Court farm during WWII where Jeeps were repaired and sent back out to the services for use.

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Letter from 'Lofty' to Edwin Eley from Safad, Palestine October 28th 1947

  • BCA - 2017.661
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  • October 28th 1947

This letter is from some who calls himself 'Lofty' real name James F Morris and is to Edwin Eley. Lofty is in one of the toughest police forces of the time in Salha Police Post, Safad, Palestine and he makes a correct forecast that they...

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Daniel Gibbard, blacksmith

  • BCA - 2017.646
  • Item
  • 1904

Daniel Gibbard was one of Bampton's blacksmiths and this photograph was taken in 1904. The church parish almanac for 1904 can be seen very clearly on the wall behind him. The items on the mantle shelf, on his table and his long stemmed pipe...

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Shirt Race in 1965

  • BCA - 2017.647
  • Item
  • 1965

Each week the Witney Gazette does an article called 'Memory Lane' and this picture of the start of the shirt race from outside The Swan in Buckland Road was shown in 2016. The Shirt Race is just one fun event organised by the SPAJERS to...

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Ringing for the 60th anniversary of peace July 10th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.620
  • Item
  • July 10th 2005

On July 10th 2005 some of our Bampton bellringers celebrated the 60th anniversary of Peace by ringing the bells of St Mary's. Back row left to right are Hilary Openshaw, Carole Perry, Roger and Margaret Barns, Terry Gregory. Front row left ...

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Clothing appeal for liberated Europe

  • BCA - 2017.570
  • Item
  • post WWII

In association with the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief and under the patronage of the Right Worshipful The May and the Vice-Chancellor, there was a clothing appeal for the Liberated countries of Europe: - Holland, Belgium, France, Poland, Gree...

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Vera Elward's memory of Roderick Woodley

  • BCA - 2017.568
  • Item
  • 2004

Roderick Woodley was married to Rose Bunce, (sister of Emmie Papworth and Rose Gerring’s mothers.) When Roderick died, Rose married his brother Robert (Bob.) Rose died soon after giving birth to her daughter, Rose, who still now lives in Oxford....

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Soldier on a motorbike 1917

  • BCA - 2017.567
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  • 1917

This is a photograph of a soldier in WWI uniform on a motorbike

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C130K Hercules retired from RAF Brize Norton October 30th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.564
  • Item
  • October 30th 2013

This article from the Witney Gazette records the last two C130K Hercules planes departing service at RAF Brize Norton. Members of 47 Squadron bade them farewell after 47 years of service.

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Frost entrance of Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.561
  • Item
  • 1980s

This photographs shows the main entrance to Weald Manor. The Latin inscription above the door is more or less asking if money is to be your boss or are you going to be the boss of money.

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, died November 10th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.560
  • Item
  • 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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Winners of the Flower Garland

  • BCA - 2017.559
  • Item
  • 1990s

Winners of the Flower Garland -year and names not known but the Archive would be pleased to know these details. Do tell us quoting entry number 2017.559

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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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Bell Cottage in Bell Lane for sal

  • BCA - 2017.557
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  • October 23rd 2013

Bell Cottage in Bell Lane is one of the oldest houses in Bampton. For several years it was used one day a week by a solicitor; I registered the birth of my second son there in 1974. The Village Hall used to be a pub called The Bell and the littl...

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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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Exhibition of Downton Abbey costumes at West Ox Arts upstairs in the Town Hall

  • BCA - 2017.555
  • Item
  • October 2nd 2013

West Ox Arts based in the upper room of the Town Hall held an exhibition of 10 beautiful costumes used in the filming of Downton Abbey; parts of the series are filmed in Bampton. The charge of £5 per head helped West Ox Arts to raise £3,000. The...

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Five species of bat have been found at Chimney Meadows

  • BCA - 2017.552
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  • October 9th 2013

Five species of bats were found at Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve including common and soprano pipistrelle bats as well as noctule bats. There are 17 species in the UK

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Day out for the little ones c1930s

  • BCA - 2017.417
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  • late 1930s or just into WWII

This photograph has a few adults who took a great part in village life. Emmie Bishop who became Emmie (Emily) Papworth is on the extreme left and her sister Rose Greenway is one in from the right. The lady on the right is Miss Dutton, one member...

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Morris dancing outside The Lamb in the Market Square Whitsun 1939

  • BCA - 2017.519
  • Item
  • 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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Shops I E Busby and Clark & Son

  • BCA - 2017.518
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  • mid 20th century

This old photograph shows the shop of Clark & Son on the south side of High Street and the part of the shop of I E Busby that is at the south end of Bushey Row on the east side. Busby's shop also included what today (2017) is called Stra...

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Letter from Rod Stradling of Old Swan Band to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.471
  • Item
  • 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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Women's Institute members enjoying a cup of tea 1964

  • BCA - 2017.467
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  • 1964

Some members of the Women's Institute enjoying a cup of tea in 1964. All are elderly, well wrapped up against the cold and all are wearing a hat

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Building Bampton Fair in the Market Square 1965

  • BCA - 2017.466
  • Item
  • August 1965

Starting to construct one of the rides at Bampton Fair held in the Market Square in August 1965. On these same days there used to be a very big horse fair and the fair was much larger spilling over going down the High Street to the turn into Bush...

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Wild Birds Protection Acts, notice issued January 1st 1947

  • BCA - 2017.459
  • Item
  • January 1st 1947

This notice is all about which birds can be killed along with the months this is allowed and those which may never be killed. It was issued January 1st 1947 by F G Scott, Clerk of the County Council at County Hall, Oxford. The detail is fascinat...

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Funeral of gypsy Tom Smith aged 59 September 1967

  • BCA - 2017.435
  • Item
  • September 1967

There was a gypsy funeral in September 1967 attended by approximately 300 mourners who came from Northamptonshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Berkshire and Warwickshire. Mr Tom Smith aged 59, son of a Gypsy Queen. Tom had affectionately been know...

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

  • BCA - 2017.431
  • Item
  • 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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Old newspaper pictures of The Talbot and The Elephant & Castle

  • BCA - 2017.419
  • Item
  • unknown

This newspaper cutting was found in a book in a second hand book shop. There is nothing to suggest the date but a fire destroyed the thatch on the Elephant & Castle about 1956 so it is earlier than that. It was given a slate roof when it was...

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3 soldiers billeted at Home Farm WWII

  • BCA - 2017.413
  • Item
  • world war two

These three soldiers were billeted at Home Farm in Bampton during World War Two. Home farm is in the HIgh Street in Bampton. Sadly nobody knows their names

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Granny Bunce with Emmie and son Tom Papworth

  • BCA - 2017.410
  • Item
  • c1958

Mrs Bunce owned and ran The Swan Inn along the Buckland road. She was the grandmother of Emmie Papworth and Edie Foreshew. She is seen her at The Swan with Emmie and her son Tom

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Emmie Papworth delivering goods by horse and cart

  • BCA - 2017.409
  • Item
  • pre WWII

Before WWII Emmie Papworth used to go around Bampton with a horse and cart selling goods. In this photograph of her she is accompanied by her sister Rose. The horse was called Kit.

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Brian Kew in his garden

  • BCA - 2017.386
  • Item
  • c2000

Brian Kew in his picturesque garden - the cottage behind the Elephant & Castle - holding his grandchild

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Advert from the magazine "Illustrated" September 15th 1951

  • BCA - 2017.357
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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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