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The Bampton Beam November 2007

  • BCA - 2021.2760
  • Part
  • November 2007

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year and given free to every household. This issue is from November 2007, the year of dreadful floods in Bampton. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESThe Floodi...

Bampton Community Archive

Lew School & Post Office on a 1914 map

  • BCA - 2021.2759
  • Item
  • 1914

This map was drawn up in 1914. I've had to split it into two but you can clearly see where the 'join' is. It is Lew and shows houses which no longer exist and the same for the Post Office with the Post Office farm with it. You wi...

Bampton Community Archive

Invoice from Dr McCartney for Ruth Eley

  • BCA - 2021.2758
  • Item
  • October 1st 1947

This is an invoice from Dr McCartney to Mr & Mrs Eley dated October 1st 1947. Dr McCartney lived in Haytor in Lavender Square and ran his surgery from there. Mr Eley had been injured during WWII and he had an industrial accident after it, so...

Bampton Community Archive

RAF Brize Norton awarded the Firmin Sword of Peace

  • BCA - 2021.2755
  • Item
  • April 2021

RAF Brize Norton received the Firmin Sword of Peace, awarded in April 2021, after being deemed to have made the most valuable contribution to humanitarian activities of all RAF bases. The photograph shows Flight Lieutenant Ben Burton, the base�...

Bampton Community Archive

Some of the properties for sale in 2021

  • BCA - 2021.2750
  • Item
  • 2021

These are just a few of the many properties for sale in Bampton in 2021. With 160 new houses at the bottom of Mount Owen and at least 8 news ones in Weald Street, there were many new and old properties for sale.

Bampton Community Archive

Lynne Borrett June 1952 to May 2021

  • BCA - 2021.2748
  • Item
  • June 28th 1952 May 14th 2021

Lynne Borrett was a very faithful member of the choir at Saint Mary The Virgin for many decades where she sang alto. For several years she taught Janet Rouse the alto part to four hymns and an anthem every Friday in her own home. Originally, Lyn...

Bampton Community Archive

Sonner Townsend b May 24th 1914 by Keith Chandler

  • BCA - 2021.2747
  • Item
  • 1914 2008

Sonner Townsend, the son of Albert Townsend who first owned The Elephant and Castle and later moved across the road to run Castle View Farm, was born in 1914 and danced in Bampton Morris from the age of 11. These notes and accounts as ever have b...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam November 2006

  • BCA - 2021.2746
  • Series
  • November 2006

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year and a copy given free to every household. This issue is from November 2006. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESNew Bus ServicesBampton Village HallSale of A...

Bampton Community Archive

A History of Lew from about 1960 by Don Rouse

  • BCA - 2021.2745
  • Item
  • 1960 to 1921

Don and Mary Rouse moved to Lew in 1959 and Don has farmed and lived there ever since. I asked him to write about his memories of Lew and this is his wonderful article.

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam March 2010

  • BCA - 2021.2744
  • Series
  • March 2010

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from March 2010. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESNotice of District & Parish Council Elections - 6 May 2010Strange Goings On in Bamp...

Bampton Community Archive

Edwardian post cards, mostly to Alice Edginton

  • BCA - 2021.2742
  • Item
  • Edwardian era

These post cards were found for sale somewhere on the south coast by Carol. She took the time to find out where Black Bourton is and found this website and contacted us to see if we'd like the post cards. We are thrilled to have them becaus...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam July 2009

  • BCA - 2021.2741
  • Series
  • July 2009

The Bampton Beam used to be produced and given free to every household three times a year. This issue is from July 2009 and the articles covered and advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESLoo of the Year Awards!Photo of Bampton’s award winning ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Lockdown Lowdown issue 8, June 2020

  • BCA - 2021.2740
  • Series
  • June 2020

In response to the first lockdown in the spring and early summer of 2020 because of Covid-19, this 8th issue of the Lockdown Lowdown was produced and a copy sent to every household. All the work was done by a team of volunteers and the cost was pa...

Bampton Community Archive

The Lockdown Lowdown issue 7, June 2020

  • BCA - 2021.2739
  • Series
  • June 2020

In response to the first lockdown in the spring and early summer of 2020 because of Covid-19, this 7th issue of the Lockdown Lowdown was produced and a copy sent to every household. All the work was done by a team of volunteers and the cost was pa...

Bampton Community Archive

The Lockdown Lowdown issue 6 May 2020

  • BCA - 2021.2738
  • Series
  • May 2020

In response to the first lockdown in the spring and early summer of 2020 because of Covid-19, this 6th issue of the Lockdown Lowdown was produced and a copy sent to every household. All the work was done by a team of volunteers and the cost was pa...

Bampton Community Archive

The Lockdown Lowdown issue 5 May 2020

  • BCA - 2021.2737
  • Series
  • May 2020

In response to the first lockdown in the spring and early summer of 2020 because of Covid-19, this 5th issue of the Lockdown Lowdown was produced and a copy sent to every household. All the work was done by a team of volunteers and the cost was pa...

Bampton Community Archive

The Lockdown Lowdown issue 3, May 2020

  • BCA - 2021.2736
  • Series
  • May 2020

In response to the first lockdown in the spring and early summer of 2020 because of Covid-19, this 4th issue of the Lockdown Lowdown was produced and a copy sent to every household. All the work was done by a team of volunteers and the cost was p...

Bampton Community Archive

The Lockdown Lowdown, 1st May issue 2020

  • BCA - 2021.2735
  • Series
  • May 2020

In response to the first lockdown in the spring and early summer of 2020 because of Covid-19, this third issue of the Lockdown Lowdown was produced and a copy sent to every household. All the work was done by a team of volunteers and the cost was...

Bampton Community Archive

Lockdown Lowdown, Issue 2 in April 2020

  • BCA - 2021.2734
  • Series
  • April 2020

In response to the first lockdown in the spring and early summer of 2020 because of Covid-19, this second issue of the Lockdown Lowdown was produced and a copy sent to every household. At this point it was still giving a nod to the now defunct B...

Bampton Community Archive

The Lockdown Lowdown April 2020

  • BCA - 2021.2733
  • Series
  • April 2020

As an extra to the Bampton Beam which was produce just 3 times a year, the Lockdown Lowdown was created and produced weekly initially. Its aim was to keep people informed of what help was available, what was open, and to provide a tiny bit of lig...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Aid Network April 2020

  • BCA - 2021.2732
  • Series
  • April 2020

With the outbreak of Covid-19 very early in 2020 a national lockdown was brought in where people had to stay at home other than to go out and buy food and they were allowed one hour of exercise a day. People had to stay 6 feet / 2 metres apart, k...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam March 2008

  • BCA - 2021.2730
  • Series
  • March 2008

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year and given free to every household. This issue is from March 2008. The topics covered and advertisers include :-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton Post Office to Stay Open by Martin BarrettFloodi...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam July 2008

  • BCA - 2021.2729
  • Series
  • July 2008

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year and given to every household. This issue is from July 2008. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESFlooding Again – with photographs, Steve Radband clearing c...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Traditional Morris dancing in Witney July 1984

  • BCA - 2021.2728
  • Item
  • July 1984

By tradition the Bampton Morris dancers dance in Bampton on only one day a year. That used to be Whit Monday but when the government made the last Monday in May the bank holiday, which may or may not be Whit Monday the day of dance has stayed the...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam March 2007

  • BCA - 2021.2727
  • Series
  • March 2007

The Bampton Beam used to be produce three times a year and this issue is from March 2007. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESOut With The Old - (we mean the bus not Pam and Phillis!) In With The New!Annual Paris...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam November 2005

  • BCA - 2021.2725
  • Series
  • November 2005

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from November 2005. The topics covered and the advertisers include :-ARTICLES AND NOTICESTraffic Calming Build Out Saga Finishes! by David Hawkins, Bampton Parish CouncilPhot...

Bampton Community Archive

West Ox Arts program of events for the first part of 2015

  • BCA - 2021.2724
  • Item
  • January to May 2015

The West Ox Arts based in the upstairs of Bampton's Town Hall have a always had a wonderful series of exhibitions. This leaflet lists the exhibitions to take place between January and May in 2015. Events planned for these months include:-Bi...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam March 2006

  • BCA - 2021.2723
  • Series
  • March 2006

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from March 2006. The topics covered and the advertisers include :-ARTICLES AND NOTICESParish Council and District Council Elections 4 May 2006Bampton Post Office – Yet Anot...

Bampton Community Archive

Wedding of Miss Dora M Busby to Mr Gerald T E Unwins August 23rd 1930

  • BCA - 2021.2720
  • Item
  • August 23rd 1930

Newspaper clipping August 29th 1930. Miss Dora M Busby, only daughter of Mr I W Busby of Busby's shop on the corner of High St with Bushey Row (now called Strawberry Cottage) married Mr Gerald T E Unwins of Uppingham, Rutland. They were mar...

Bampton Community Archive

Restoration of Quebec Cottage, Cheapside 2018

  • BCA - 2021.2717
  • Item
  • 2018

In 2018 Quebec Cottage in Cheapside was fully restored. The first photograph in black and white was taken in 1997 and the second picture was taken July 11th 2011 and shows the cottage completely hidden by trees growing up against the front of the...

Bampton Community Archive

Jill Ruck's garden at Oban House, Bridge St.

  • BCA - 2021.2715
  • Item
  • 2011

Jill Ruck was a keen gardener and had a wonderful eye for balance, form and colour. She opened her garden for Hidden Gardens in 2011 and all but the 2nd picture here were taken that day. She altered very slightly the surround to the mini pond wh...

Bampton Community Archive

A few properties for sale in 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2708
  • Item
  • 2014

These are just a few of the properties that were for sale in Bampton in March, July and August 2014

Bampton Community Archive

Viewing the exhibition about Bampton's WI February 2004

  • BCA - 2021.2706
  • Item
  • February 2004

These two photographs show a few people who came to view the exhibition put on by the Bampton Community Archive in the Vesey room in the Old Grammar School in February 2004.

Bampton Community Archive

Hanging the banner of the Bampton branch of the WI

  • BCA - 2021.2703
  • Item
  • May 21st 2014

The Bampton branch of the WI had to close when the cost of maintaining the hall in the Market Square, which today is known as the Village Hall, became impossible.There banner was made by Pat Barratt and shows the items associated with Bampton:-Sai...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam July 2007

  • BCA - 2021.2699
  • Series
  • July 2007

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from July 2007. Articles covered and advertisers includeARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton Sewer Network ImprovementsMineral Extraction Proposal by Ralph Norman, Bampton Parish Co...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam March 2005

  • BCA - 2021.2698
  • Series
  • March 2005

The Bampton Beam used to be produce 3 times a year. This issue is from March 2005. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESWake Up Bampton – Bampton Fire Service Needs You!Photo of Fire Service of Bampton 1939Movies...

Bampton Community Archive

Jill Tweed, a member of West Ox Arts

  • BCA - 2021.2696
  • Item
  • 1969 -2003

For many year Jill Tweed was a member of West Ox Arts but her work spans a much greater length of time. These three pages from a book called Modern British Sculpture by Guy Portelli gives a good flavour of the range of Jill's work and the co...

Bampton Community Archive

Letter from Frank Purslow to Bill somebody 1972

  • BCA - 2021.2693
  • Item
  • January 24th 1972

This is a letter from Frank Purslow who played for Francis Shergold's side for a few years and then transferred to Arnold Woodley's side c1970.

Bampton Community Archive

Lawrence Adams' side between 1983 and 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2692
  • Item
  • 1983 2003

A group of photograph of Lawrence Adams' side taken between 1983 and 2003img240 Policeman Steve c2003img241 2003img242 from Hilary Blanford. Double jig, outside Morris Clown. Lawrence Adams left, Barry Care and Darren Lloydimg243 from Hilary ...

Bampton Community Archive

Letters between Arnold Woodley and Sam Bennett

  • BCA - 2021.2691
  • Item
  • 1945 1950

These are letters between Arnold Woodley and Sam Bennett in the years 1945 to 1950. I am sorry the scanning is not better but the copies I was given were scans and not all of them were good. There is one further letter from Frank Purslow to Bill...

Bampton Community Archive

Marjorie Pollard OBE

  • BCA - 2021.2690
  • Item
  • 1931 1937

The three pictures show :-Women's touring team v Rest of The World. June 16th 1935Marjorie hitting, annual cricket match at Berkhamsted, Herts. July 31st 1931Marjorie Pollard at the crease. May 5th 1937Marjorie Pollard OBE lived at The Deaner...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam July 2006

  • BCA - 2021.2689
  • Series
  • July 2006

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year and given free to every household. This issue is from July 2006. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESThe New Parish CouncilExtra Day Heralds Shopmobility Suc...

Bampton Community Archive

Rupert Dent, Conservative for Bampton & Clanfield Ward

  • BCA - 2021.2688
  • Item
  • May 6th 2021

Rupert Dent is the Conservative candidate for the Bampton and Clanfield Ward at the West Oxfordshire District Council elections on May 6th 2021

Bampton Community Archive

Village Garage Sale & Hidden Gardens 2021

  • BCA - 2021.2686
  • Item
  • June 13th 2021

Alternate years, the Bampton Community Archive organises a Village-wide Garage Sale in the morning and Hidden Gardens in the afternoon. In 2021 this event took place on Sunday June 13th. Profits from the Garage Sale were for the Bampton Library ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam July 2005

  • BCA - 2021.2685
  • Series
  • July 2005

The Bampton Beam used to be produced 3 times a year. This edition is from July 2005. Topics covered and advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESTraffic Calming Build Out Saga Continues by David Hawkins, Bampton Parish CouncilHilda Kent Does Us ...

Bampton Community Archive

Buscot Tanner and his family

  • BCA - 2021.2647
  • Item
  • 1911 to c1935

These photographs are all of Buscot Tanner and his family. They show1. 1911 Jingy on fiddle, Henry Radband with cake, Charles Tanner in doorway his brother Buscot Tanner in No1 position, David Edginton fool2. Buscot Tanner and his wife Sophia, se...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton National School class photo 1922

  • BCA - 2019.1935
  • Item
  • 1922

This photograph, taken in 1922 according to the date on the bottom right corner, is of a class at Bampton National School in Church View. It is sad that we don't know the names of any of the children in the picture. The picture was lent to t...

Bampton Community Archive

Mr Gordon with his class, different years, early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1789
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Taken early in the twentieth century, both pictures show Mr Gordon with his class, but the pupils are from different academic years. Some children can be seen in both pictures and clearly, they are older in the second picture.The school was the N...

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

Lloyd Hughes Owens' extracts from Vestry meetings between 1859 and 1916

  • BCA - 2017.842
  • Item
  • 1859-1916

Lloyd Hughes Owens read through old Vestry minutes and extracted bits he found interesting. They were hand-written notes and the Archive is indebted to Miriam James for typing them out to make life easier for the reader. These extracts are both ...

Bampton Community Archive

James & Elizabeth Green 1904 Church View

  • BCA - 2021.2683
  • Item
  • 1904

The family tree and descendants of James Charles Green b.1838 who married Elizabeth Wing b.1839 and who both died in 1910 can be seen athttps://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/9t45-72n5-n5k2There is a photograph here showing the family of James ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Despoiling of England - article in the Daily Mail 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2676
  • Item
  • December 17th 2014

This article, written by Sue Reid and Robert Hardman is taken from the Daily Mail, December 17th 2014 and the writers talk about the despoiling of England by firms like Richborough Estates who are taking advantage of places like West Oxfordshire w...

Bampton Community Archive

Children in fancy dress

  • BCA - 2021.2673
  • Item
  • first half twentieth century

These children are in fancy dress probably taking part in a village day of fun. But the ground looks very wet and muddy and as the front children are using an old fashioned bath chair for their 'part', the young boys are wearing hob-nai...

Bampton Community Archive

Burning the bristles off a pig before butchering

  • BCA - 2021.2669
  • Item
  • August 21st 1928

This is a picture post card showing how bristles used to be burnt off a pig before butchering the carcass. The card was sent to Miss E Townsend at the Elephant & Castle Inn which her parents owned. While this was not taken at the Inn, Albert...

Bampton Community Archive

Adrian Simmonds 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2668
  • Item
  • 2003

Adrian Simmonds' shop in the Market Square was like an Aladdin's cave. If there was something you needed he could nearly always find it somewhere in there. He also had the best supply of pet food for miles around. The letter of thanks...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam December 2004

  • BCA - 2021.2663
  • Series
  • December 2004

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from December 2004. The topics covered and the advertisers include :-ARTICLES AND NOTICESVillage Traffic IssuesStrange Activities at Strainge’s Butcher Shop – The Old Layout ...

Bampton Community Archive

Winifred Jones aged 94 beats covid-19

  • BCA - 2021.2659
  • Item
  • January 27th 2021

Winifred Jones aged 94 has beaten covid-19 and puts her recovery down to keeping fit with exercise and weights. Winifred is a member of the Bush Club.

Bampton Community Archive

Legal purchase document of The Bell Inn March 12th 1923

  • BCA - 2021.2651
  • Item
  • March 12th 1923

In March 1923 three ladies bought The Bell Inn in the Market Square to convert it into the Women's Institute Hall. The three ladies wereLady Victoria Alexandrina Forester from Weald ManorAnna Lucy Bliss from Bampton HouseEdith Mary Cobb from...

Bampton Community Archive

The garden at Sandford Cottage 1990-1993

  • BCA - 2021.2645
  • Item
  • 1990-1993

Jo Lewington moved into Sandford Cottage in the late 1980s. A very keen gardener and potter, she set about creating a unique garden which she has continued to develop and latterly adapt to her abilities (2021). These pictures are from the early ...

Bampton Community Archive

FFF&B Ploughing Matches 1980, 1982 and 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2644
  • Item
  • 1980 2003

These are photographs taken at the Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins & Burford (FFF&B) ploughing matches. There is one from 1980 which shows Doug Read in the High Cut ploughing class, two from 1982 which show horse ploughing which that year wa...

Bampton Community Archive

Booklet "The Dancing English" by the EFDSS

  • BCA - 2021.2643
  • Item
  • c1950s

This booklet was produced by the EFDSS (English Folk Dance and Song Society). Sadly, there is no date anywhere in the booklet but prices are in pre decimal coinage and the photograph of the Bampton Morris dancers was taken in 1947. That does not...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam August 2004

  • BCA - 2021.2642
  • Series
  • August 2004

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This edition is from August 2004. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESCharities of Bampton – The New Bampton Charity ShopPhotograph of David Hawkins officia...

Bampton Community Archive

Douglas Read explains High Cut Ploughing

  • BCA - 2021.2634
  • Item
  • 2007

In 2007 Doug Read helped the Archive make a film to explain the essence of High Cut Ploughing which today, is done at Ploughing Matches. It used to be done with horses and then little tractors and the high cut with clean sides meant the broadcast...

Bampton Community Archive

Douglas Read OBE A passion for the plough

  • BCA - 2021.2631
  • Item
  • July 2007

Doug Read had a passion for ploughing, in particular High Cut Ploughing most of his adult life and was awarded an OBE for his services to ploughing. He won many competitions and judged many. He also had other hobbies including vintage cars and h...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton C of E Primary School Prospectus October 2001

  • BCA - 2021.2630
  • Item
  • October 2001

This prospectus was created in October 2001 for Bampton C of E Primary School.At this time, Julia Evans was the Headteacher and Rev. David Lloyd was the Chair of Governors.

Bampton Community Archive

Evacuation. Why and How. July 1939

  • BCA - 2021.2629
  • Series
  • July 1939

This is one of several leaflets produced by the government and sent out to every household during the 1939 1945 war, referred to as WWII. The topic is Evacuation, Why and How. The topics covered include:-Why evacuateThe government evacuation sch...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam April 2004

  • BCA - 2021.2628
  • Series
  • April 2004

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from April 2004 and the topics covered and advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton Fire and Rescue Station Needs You!Photo of firefighters Mark Lloyd, Steve License, ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam December 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2627
  • Series
  • December 2003

The Bampton Beam used to be produced 3 times a year. This issue is from December 2003. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESSave Our Post OfficeRenovation Work in the Market SquareAffordable Housing Needs Survey- q...

Bampton Community Archive

Debate about a water supply for Bampton 1934

  • BCA - 2021.2625
  • Item
  • 1934

At a meeting in 1934 there was considerable discord and some not very pleasant behaviour between councillors all to do with getting fresh water to Bampton.

Bampton Community Archive

School class of 1930 in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2623
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  • 1930

This photograph was taken in 1930. All the children are named.

Bampton Community Archive

May Bank Holiday festivities in Bampton

  • BCA - 2021.2609
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  • circa 1974

Bampton always has a weekend filled with fun and laughter over the late May Bank Holiday. These cuttings talk about the Shirt Race and the Morris Dancing.In one of the cuttings you can also read about1. An exhibition of Arts and Crafts in the Tow...

Bampton Community Archive

Mini world cup tournament held in Germany 1976

  • BCA - 2021.2608
  • Item
  • 1976

Jason Seacole of Henry Box School in Witney was integral in England School Boys winning all their matches in the season. England beat West Germany in the final of the eight nations schoolboys' international in Dortmund in May winning 4-2. ...

Bampton Community Archive

Kite sculpture at Bampton Arts Centre Aug 8-22 1976

  • BCA - 2021.2606
  • Item
  • August 1976

Kite sculpture at Bampton Arts Centre Aug 8-22 1976 by Professor Kyle Hanton.The Bampton Arts Centre in later years was re-named West ox Arts and it is housed in the upper floor of Bampton's Town Hall.

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam. December 1998

  • BCA - 2019.2231
  • Item
  • December 1998

This is the December 1998 issue of The Beam. A publication by the Parish Council that is produced 3 times a year and given free to all households in Bampton. Topics and advertisers are :- The Bampton BeamVolume 13 No.3August 1998 Pg. No. Summary...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam August 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2599
  • Series
  • August 2003

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year and a copy given to every household. This issue is from August 2003. The topics covered and the advertisers include :-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton Market Square Phase 2 Improvements by Grah...

Bampton Community Archive

Survey of local resident

  • BCA - 2021.2591
  • Item
  • December 2014

Bampton residents were invited to take part in a survey; around 1,500 questionnaires were completed as part of the project to draw up a community-led plan for the village, to help guide future developments by reflecting residents' views.

Bampton Community Archive

David Tomlin & son Arnie at the Steam Rally July 2014

  • BCA - 2021.2593
  • Item
  • July 2014

David Tomlins (known as Willie) and his son Arnie with their steam engine Bampton Heavy Haulage at the Ducklington Steam Rally in July 2014.

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam April 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2588
  • Series
  • April 2003

The Bampton Beam used to be produce 3 times a year. This issue is from April 2003. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton’s Pre-School Playgroup – New Building Needed – Help Required!The Skate Park is Ready b...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam December 2002

  • BCA - 2021.2586
  • Series
  • December 2002

The Bampton Beam used to be produce three times a year. This publication is from December 2002. The articles covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton Skate Park by Alan DunbarThe New Bus Services by Cllr Fred GrayBampton ...

Bampton Community Archive

Wenrisc Ward in Witney Hospital re-opens

  • BCA - 2021.2575
  • Item
  • 2015 2016

When the Wenrisc ward was closed in 2015 there was great concern locally that it may be permanent despite being told it was for refurbishment. It was with relief that it was reopened a year later.

Bampton Community Archive

Win Jones aged 94 beats covid-19

  • BCA - 2021.2571
  • Item
  • January 2021

Win Jones aged 94 is a very remarkable lady. She works hard at keeping fit and that is probably what has helped her to get over being infected with covid-19

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam August 2002

  • BCA - 2021.2570
  • Series
  • August 2002

The Bampton Beam used to be produced 3 times a year. This issue is from August 2002 and the topics covered and advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESBampton’s Own Special Celebrations for The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Tuesday 4 June 2002Sports Da...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam April 2002

  • BCA - 2021.2569
  • Series
  • April 2002

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from April 2002. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESParish Council and District Council Elections 2nd May 2002Photograph of flooding and Morr...

Bampton Community Archive

Classic cars owned by Doug Read. Models 1924 to 1953

  • BCA - 2021.2568
  • Item
  • 1924 1953

Doug Read OBE (he gained the OBE for services to ploughing) was a huge fan of classic cars and owned several over the years. These are four of them and show1. Trojan Tourer 1924 model owned by Doug Read. Douglas Read driving, passengers David Hun...

Bampton Community Archive

The original Duttons shop

  • BCA - 2021.2552
  • Item
  • c1880-1960

This is the original Duttons shop in Bridge Street somewhere about 1880. Note at this time there were just two windows, not four that are there today.In the second picture you can see George Dutton on the left and the 15 year old boy is William M...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton Beam December 2001

  • BCA - 2021.2550
  • Series
  • December 2001

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year and this issue is from December 2001. The topics covered and advertisers incluce:-ARTICLES AND NOTICESYes! The Mosaic’s Coming to Town by Sally Proctor, Administrator for WOA GalleryDesign f...

Bampton Community Archive

Freda Daniels as a young girl

  • BCA - 2021.2542
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  • 1930s

Freda Daniels was not quite 3 years old when she was dressed up to sell poppies in 1929. She was born April 13th 1927. The photograph of her sitting has '3 years old' written on the back.When she married she became Mrs Freda Bradley.

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Some adverts from the July 2012 issue of The Bampton Beam

  • BCA - 2021.2536
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  • July 2012

These are just five of the adverts in the July 2012 issue of The Bampton Beam and are forLittle Westbrook self catering in Bridge StreetA personal trainerPrestige BuildingsBampton GarageS J Cooper, builder

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Bampton celebrates the Diamond Jubilee 2012

  • BCA - 2021.2535
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  • 2012

Bampton celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II over 4 days at the beginning of June 2012. These are a few of the reports of some of the events which took place.

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A letter marking the closure of Emmies, our Papershop

  • BCA - 2017.247
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  • May 26th 2012

In May 2012 our papershop known as Emmies, run by Tom and Silvia Papworth closed for the last time. The letter gives a history of the shop, the people who ran it. It documents not only the passing of the papershop but records the very active par...

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The Paddocks declared a fire and virus hazard at over crowded caravan site

  • BCA - 2021.2529
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  • December 2020

The Paddocks has permission for 8 plots with one static and one travelling caravan supposed to be on each plot. These articles detail how this has been breached. It also reports on the death of someone at the site who had been placed in a car an...

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The bistro in The Market Square, 2012

  • BCA - 2021.2527
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  • 2012

Many people in Bampton has a lovely meal in Bix Gooddy's bistro at Wheelgate House in the Market Square and were sorry when she felt she had to close it and revert to simply offering bed and breakfast.

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Hanging baskets outside Adrian Simmonds' Store 1983 & 1984

  • BCA - 2021.2526
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  • 1983 1984

These photographs were taken by Adrian Simmonds and show the wonderful hanging baskets that he always had outside his shop, Bampton Stores. Tim Tomlins prepared the baskets for Adrian which always made the West end of Market Square a delight to see.

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Bampton Fair seen from West end of Market Square

  • BCA - 2021.2525
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  • 1984

These four photographs were taken by Adrian Simmonds from the upstairs of his shop, Bampton Stores at the west end of the Market Square in 1984

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