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Constance Irene de Hamel Aug 10th 1916 to November 20th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.1075
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  • November 20th 2009

This is the funeral program from the church service for Constance Irene de Hamel. Constance did many things but is possibly best known for being a continuity announcer during WWIIThere is a sound recording of Constance talking about her whole wor...

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The Dixey family plus their Morris dancers

  • BCA - 2019.1672
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  • Twentieth century

MO11EE - Morris dancing in Weald Manor in 1947. All people as you see them left to right - Jingy (William Nathan) Wells (fiddle), Francis Shergold, Bobby Wells (cake), Bill Brown, Bob Whitlock, Reg Whitlock, Ted Dixey, Fred Pettifer. Watching are...

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Ted Dixey and his family and his Morris dancing

  • BCA - 2017.846
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  • c1900

Ted Dixey was known to most Bamptonians as a bellringer and Morris dancer. These are photograph of his maternal grandparents, his sister and husband Robert Ferguson, of Ted himself and his fiance of 40 years, Sylvia. Sadly, Ted was very deaf but...

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The Eeles family, here and in Canada and some family trees

  • BCA - 2017.525
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  • various from late C19th

This photograph is of the Eeles family. There are pages about the branch of the family that emigrated to Canada, pension awarded to Ebenezer Eeles and his discharge certificate and pension notification and a form from the dispersal hospital centr...

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Evacuee children in Bampton enjoying games at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2017.1298
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  • C1940

These children are all evacuees from Bow in London. Here, they are being given the fun of some games at Weald Manor.The young girl at the bottom front on the right is now Mrs Joyce Cotter, neé Chambers and the girl on the right of the middle row ...

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Bovingtons fish shop

  • BCA - 2019.1727
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  • mid twentieth century

Paul and Les Bovington owned the wet fish shop in the High Street and they also sold some fruit and veg and a few groceries. When the USAF ran what is now RAF Brize Norton, they were asked to get some photographs of their personnel in some local ...

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Warren Green, musician, teacher, organist at St Mary The Virgin

  • BCA - 2018.1547
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  • 1909 1984

Warren Essane Green was born in 1909 and died October 18th 1984. Warren was a great music scholar who taught music and played the organ at St Mary The Virgin church in Bampton for many years. His father was Edwards John Green was a builder and m...

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Godfrey & Jack Horne as children, parents May & Ted, very early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.1839
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  • very early C20th

May & Ted Horne with their sons Godfrey and Jack, pre 1914.Four members of the Horne family fought world wars,A. HorneD. HorneJ. Horneand E. Horne who was killed in WWII. Edwin James Godfrey Horne in military uniform standing by his father T...

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Bampton Bullets, Bampton's Cycle Speedway team in the early 1950s

  • BCA - 2018.1374
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  • 1952 1953

Bampton had a cycle speedway team in 1952 which certainly lasted for two full seasons. Someone near the track complained about the noise so it was disbanded. The cycle speedway in New Road, circa 1952/3. The Bampton side was known as the Bampto...

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Bampton Has Talent June 8th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.886
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  • June 8th 2014

In 2012 as part of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, an evening of entertainment was organised which asked the question "Has Bampton Got Talent?" Clearly it had and so in 2015 when a similar evening was organ...

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Cycle ride to raise the need for a cycle pathway Bampton-Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2017.245
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  • 1999

In 1999 there was a mass cycle ride organised to highlight the need for a cycle pathway from Bampton to The Trout Inn at Tadpole bridge on the Buckland Road. The bridge crosses the River Thames. Young and old took part but sadly, it did not lead...

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Cromwell House in Cheapside, Hilda Kent & Margaret Howse

  • BCA - 2017.1236
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  • 1990s

Cromwell House is in Cheapside between Exeter House and The Old Forge. Hilda Kent lived there along with Margaret Howse after WWII until their deaths. Hilda did some research on the house and her notes are included in the pdf. They both worked ...

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Descendants of Richard Edginton b.1807

  • BCA - 2018.1503
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  • 1807 - 2018

This is the family tree of Richard Edginton.Names in the family tree.Barrett Basson BellingerBone Buckingham BunceBurchell Bu...

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The old Carillon in St Mary's, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.876
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  • February 2009

The old carillon had to be turned off permanently in the end when too many pins on the drum had fallen out and simply would not stay in place when put back. The resulting sound was not good. When the drum rotated, each pin in the drum would trig...

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Bampton Mummers from 1946 to 2000

  • BCA - 2018.1368
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  • 1946 - 2000

Mummering has taken place in Bampton for at least 134 which is when Rev Giles mentions it in his book about Bampton. Don Rouse has written a far more up-to-date account which you'll find after the photographs. The names of the performers ha...

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Vera Elward aged 8 year old with her class c1930

  • BCA - 2017.1058
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  • c1930

This is a class photograph taken about 1930. Vera Elward was then Vera Tanner and she is the blond girl centre front. The remaining 27 pictures are of each child with their name underneathBack row L-R Arthur Beckley, George Bunce, Ronnie Peachy ...

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The Bampton WI banner is housed in St Mary's May 21st 2014

  • BCA - 2017.592
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  • May 21st 2014

With the rather sad demise of the Bampton branch of the WI the lovely banner, made by Pat Barratt, was officially welcomed and hung in Saint Mary's in Bampton. One picture shows the diminished group of ex Bampton members attending the little...

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Bampton Morris Dancers from 1894 to 1950

  • BCA - 2019.1678
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  • 1894-1950

2f. Castle farm. Barn or railway carriage in the farmyard behind the visiting Headington Quarry Morris dancers in 1949. George Hunt is the fool.2k. Jingy Wells with Bertie Clark, Bill Kimber, Sam Bennett and several named Bampton people.2o. Ear...

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Service in the Market Square, early C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1479
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  • early C20th

I was given these to pictures in digital format when I took over being Archivist, with no indication of who lent them to the Archive to scan, what the occasion was or the date. If anyone can help please contact the Archive via the link on the fro...

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St Mary's choir boys on an outing to Southsea in 1947

  • BCA - 2017.1100
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  • 1947

In 1947 no girls were allowed in the choir at St Mary's which was quite normal in most churches at that time. In the summer of 1947 these 9 choirboys were taken on an outing to Southsea as a treat. Back row L-R Bill Daniels, Philip Addison,...

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Letters to Rose Sollis from Arthur Gerring who was in India

  • BCA - 2018.1604
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  • 1943 1944

These two letters were written to Rose Sollis by Arthur Gerring who was in the army in India during WWII. They married when Arthur came home after demob.The writing is beautiful, both content and visually.

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Connected families - Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler, Elward, Newman

  • BCA - 2017.845
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  • twentieth century

These are really good, old photographs showing members of the Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler and Elward families from around 1900 through the twentieth century. The family group photograph of 'Buscot' Tanner shows him with his sons in unif...

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Closure of the GWR Oxford via Witney to Fairford railway line

  • BCA - 2017.731
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  • June 16th 1962

On June 16th 1962 the last train from Witney to Fairford passed through Bampton and Brize Norton station. The newspaper cuttings give a good history of this railway line. In Bampton, there used to be a railway timetable on the wall next to the L...

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Steam engines stop in Bampton November 4th 2006

  • BCA - 2017.635
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  • November 4th 2006

On a lovely sunny November day in 2006 a group of Steam Engine enthusiasts stopped off in Bampton, Bridge Street to partake of some refreshment.In 2019 John Wharton told me ..."The steam engines were taking part in the Remembrance Road Run or...

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William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells, playing his fiddle and a close look at his clothes

  • BCA - 2018.1312
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  • first half nineteen hundreds

Jingy Wells, real name William Nathan Wells danced for many years and played the fiddle for even more. His first fiddle he made from a large corned beef tin for a sound box and a broom handle. He was completely self taught. After an eye infecti...

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Descendants of James Charles Green b.1838

  • BCA - 2018.1496
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  • 1838 late C20th

This is the family tree of James Charles Green b.1838.Name in the family tree.Ashfield Bartlett Beckley CambrayClack Cleaver Clements ColeyCurran ...

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Bill Daniels and his family

  • BCA - 2018.1322
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  • 20th century

These photograph are of Bill Daniels as a 12 year old boy in the Mummers and as an adult in military uniform and in the Shirt Race. There are also pictures of his father Ernie Daniels and his mother. In the photograph of the mummers you can also...

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Home Farm, late 1940s

  • BCA - 2019.1848
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  • late 1940s

Two pictures both taken in Home Farm farmyard, late 1940s. The farm house is on the High Street

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Sale of Sundown Cottage - was through gate to Sandford

  • BCA - 2019.1844
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  • 1961

Sundown Cottage was a little cottage just inside the grounds to the right of the gate going into Sandford, down the lane from the Grammar School. When it was more or less derelict it was bought by Molly and Bernard Rose and demolished. You can s...

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Sandford Cottage garden in 1993

  • BCA - 2019.1843
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  • 1993

Sandford Cottage is a little cottage on the south side of Sandford Field. Originally, it was two tiny cottages. There is a well in the garden which was shared with the house next door. When these pictures were taken it was the home of Josephine...

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The house called Sandford & letters to Mr & Mrs Bernard & Molly Rose

  • BCA - 2019.1840
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  • 1946 1954

The house now called 'Sandford' was bought for Mr & Mrs Bernard and Molly Rose by Molly's brother of Marshall's Flying School Limited. Bernard had not long been demobbed and he had been a POW in Stendal, Germany. Molly wa...

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Exhibition on Cricket in Bampton, January and February 2019

  • BCA - 2019.1841
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  • January 23rd 2019

Anna Pitt put on a wonderful exhibition on the history of cricket in Bampton which ran January and February 2019. This is a double page spread about the exhibition from the Witney Gazette.

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Sandfords in 1946 and again in 1954

  • BCA - 2019.1836
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  • 1946 1954

Two photographs of Sandfords, one taken in 1946 and again in 1954 after the extension was added. The family living there was was Mr & Mr Bernard and Molly Rose and their children Nigel, Gregory (then named Peter) and Graham. The little girl ...

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Sale brochure for The Lew Estate September 23rd 1914

  • BCA - 2019.1834
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  • September 23rd 1914

This is the sale brochure for The Lew Estate for sale on Wednesday September 23rd 1914. Listed as a compact Freehold Residential and Sporting Property of 614 acres 0 rods and 8 poles.Knight, Frank & Rutley were the auctioneers to be held at t...

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Sales brochure for the outlying portions of the Lew Estate Sept 27th 1917

  • BCA - 2019.1833
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  • September 27th 1917

By the direction of Mrs Upton, the particulars of the outlying portions of the Lew Estate including capital grazing and corn growing land extending about 365.5 acres with a rent roll per year of £397 4s 3d.Messrs Knight, Frank and Rutley auctionee...

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Sales brochure for The Deanery July 29th 1949

  • BCA - 2019.1833
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  • July 29th 1949

This is the sales brochure for The Deanery, to be auctioned on Friday July 29th 1949. A note saying 'understood no bid' has been pencilled in but at some point in 1949 Marjorie Pollard bought it.Along with the main house which was partl...

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Sale brochure for Calais farm January 15th 1959

  • BCA - 2019.1831
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  • January 15th 1959

This is the sales brochure for Calais Farm, sold January 15th 1959 to Bryan Stevens who lived at Lime Tree House in High Street. The farm comprised a modernised farmhouse, farm buildings with modern cowshed, very useful arable and pasture land ex...

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Sale catalogue Lower Haddon farm sale March 11th 1949

  • BCA - 2019.1830
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  • March 11th 1949

A sales brochure for Lower Haddon farm Friday March 11th 1949. It includes the main farmhouse, three cottages and about 380 acres with approximately 48 acres sold subject Air Ministry Requisitioning. This farm is on the south side of what was th...

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One sale page for The Windmill, Station Road

  • BCA - 2019.1828
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  • probably early 1980s

It is a pity there is no date on this sales page for The Windmill on Station Road, but as the telephone number has just 4 digits I think it is about 1980.

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Sale brochure for The Grange, High St. Wednesday April 16th 1930

  • BCA - 2019.1827
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  • Wednesday April 16th 1930

Sales brochure for The Grange, High Street by Messrs E.J. Brooks & Son on Wednesday April 16th 1930 by order of the executors. Looking at the pencil notes written in the brochure, the sale was withdrawn probably because it failed to reach the ...

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Sale brochure for Weald Farm. Thursday May 13th 1943

  • BCA - 2019.1826
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  • May 13th 1943

The sales brochure for the sale of Weald Farm, Thursday May 13th 1943. It was being sold because farmer Mr W.J. Butt had died and it was bought by George Collins for£9,500.George had come up from Somerset to see a friend who farmed near-by and we...

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Sale of University Farm, Lew June 25th 1959

  • BCA - 2019.1825
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  • June 25th 1959

University Farm was sold freehold by Nuffield College, Oxford on Thursday June 25th 1959 and was bought by Reginald John Rouse of Backhouse Farm for £19,450. The brochure gives all the details of the farm and there is a map showing the fields and...

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Show program and schedule, Bampton Horticultural Soc 1980

  • BCA - 2017.1276
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  • 1980

This is the Show guide produced by the Bampton Horticultural Society for their Flower and Produce Show August 9th 1980 and their Autumn Show October 4th 1980. Apart from seeing all the classes that can be entered, it is also interesting to see wh...

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December 2003 in various small gardens

  • BCA - 2018.1513
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  • December 2003

These pictures were taken in various gardens around Bampton in December 2003. They include Bowling Green Close, one including a picture of Bob Curtis, Bushey Row, Primrose Cottages, Colvile Close, New Road, work in progress in the Market Square a...

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Bill Daniels, man and boy

  • BCA - 2017.1299
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  • C20th

Bill Daniels aged 12. Bill grew up to become a Morris Dancer with the Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers and for many years, from the age of 12 he was a member of the Mummers when they were reformed in 1946. The newly reformed Mummers in 1946 wer...

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Confirmation Downton Abbey the film will be made

  • BCA - 2019.1820
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  • July 18th 2018

This small item in the Witney Gazette of July 18th 2018 confirms that a film of Downton Abbey is to be made. This is good news for Bampton because most of the outside scenes are filmed here, around and sometimes in the church and hopefully, it wi...

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Members of the Bishop Family, Fred, Edie, Emmie and Rose

  • BCA - 2019.1813
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  • 1899 to 1939

Emmie and brother George Bishop delivering vegetables by horse and cart before WWII. Emmie, really Emily Bishop married and became Mrs Emmie Papworth. With the lack of goods available during the WWII, their delivery round ceased.Emmie Papworth a...

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The road menders

  • BCA - 2019.1814
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  • early twentieth century

On right of the two men with the steam roller, Eddie Foreshew's Father (Mr Bishop) who worked on the roads as a road mender. He lived in a hut on wheels in Oxford during the week. He died of TB aged 49.Road workers and steam roller includin...

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Alice and James Gardner lived in Bourton Cottages 1906 to 1915

  • BCA - 2019.1809
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  • 1906 1915

Bob Gardner said"The family lived in the “Bourton Cottages” since they were re-built in 1906. He was married to Alice and died when he was in his mid fifties. He died in 1915 and was buried in the Bampton cemetery where we recently found hi...

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The Beam, house, garden and family

  • BCA - 2017.442
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  • c1953

These 6 pictures are scans of colour slides probably taken in the 1950. Dor Thompson and Kate Wylie bought The Beam and adopted two children, Julie and Roger Powell. Dor, the children and the garden can be seen in these pictures. Kate and Dor r...

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The wedding of George Bishop and Joy

  • BCA - 2017.408
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  • c1945

This is the wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy. George was the brother of Emmie (Emily) who delivered post in Bampton for many years and then took over running and living at the Papershop in Bridge Street which became known as Emmie'...

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Isabel Dorothy Collins June 12th 1920 to December 12th 2011

  • BCA - 2018.1348
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  • 1920 2011

Isabel and her husband George came to live in Bampton in the early years of WWII. They had bought Weald farm and moved into the main farmhouse with the farm and some years later they bought and moved into Greyshott house where Isabel lived for th...

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The Beckley Family

  • BCA - 2018.1655
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  • twentieth century

These are the captions with the pictures in the order they are in the pdf27 March 1945. Robert Johnson m Doreen Ethel Beckley 1925-2003. Gillian Beckley next to Doreen. St Mary'sAnnie Elizabeth Green wedding to Gilbert Beckley front Rose Rich...

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WWII documents that belonged to Edith Foreshew

  • BCA - 2019.1796
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  • WWII

These three items all belonged to Edith Bishop who became Mrs Foreshew. They are her National Registration Identity Card, her war time ration book and her medical card.

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Football in Bampton, 1906 to 1966

  • BCA - 2018.1532
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  • 1906 1966

Bampton has had a football team all through the C20th and on into the 21st. These photographs and documents cover a period mostly from 1906 - 1966.BAFAAE - Bampton boys' football team 1912. The people are named on the picture and they includ...

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

  • BCA - 2019.1789
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  • early twentieth century

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

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Re-thatching 'Thatched Cottage' in Church Street in 1963 and again in 1985

  • BCA - 2019.1786
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  • 1963-1985

The dwelling called 'Thatched Cottage' in Church Street was re-thatched in 1963 and again in 1985, the second time by master thatcher Mark Constable.This dwelling is one of the oldest in Bampton and you can read all about it on this webs...

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Arnold & Win Woodley at the Bampton Morris Men's Christmas Party in 1974

  • BCA - 2019.1737
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  • Christmas 1974

This shows Arnold and his wife Win Woodley at the Bampton Morris Men's Christmas Party in 1974, in the WI Hall. On the left behind is Angela Collett and the boy on the right is John Buckingham. People in the photographs are Win and Arnold W...

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Work starts on building Lavender Place Flats 1968

  • BCA - 2017.738
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  • March 1968

On March 29th 1938 the Oxford Times reported that work has started on building Lavender Place flats and it is to cost £46,860. The builders are A E Hobley and Sons of North Leigh.

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John Wilmer Nov 11th 1920 to Aug 11th 2014

  • BCA - 2019.1772
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  • September 16th 2014

John Wilmer was a farmer who worked hard to run his farm in a sustainable manor and make use of natural resources long before it was an in-vogue thing to do. He was also a lovely man who was always thinking of others.This is the eulogy given by h...

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Freda Daniels and her family

  • BCA - 2017.859
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  • from late C19th

Freda Bradley wrote a lovely book called 'Bampton; The Way It Was.' These are photographs of her parents and grandparents and of Freda when young with her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, taken in 1937.

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Work of Alan Webb and his homemade gypsy caravan

  • BCA - 2019.1766
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  • 1990s

Alan Webb lived in one of the four cottages that make up Primrose Cottages in Cheyne Lane by the ford. He helped in the gardens at Weald Manor but he was also a skilled craftsman and artist. He made this delightful gypsy caravan and there are tw...

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Joyce Cotter

  • BCA - 2019.1758
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  • September 2014

Joyce Cotter (nee Chambers) was one of many evacuees from the Bow area of London who came to live in Bampton during part of WWII. Joyce came to Bampton along with one of her sisters, Mary, and a brother Albert Chambers. Joyce and Mary were kept...

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1983 FFF&B Ploughing Match held at Weald Farm

  • BCA - 2019.1756
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  • 1983

FFF&B (Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins & Burford) Ploughing match in 1983 held at Weald Farm. As well as all types of ploughs and tractors there is always a horse ploughing competition.

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1986 British Legion Fete, two of the floats

  • BCA - 2019.1755
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  • 1986

Carnival Queen from Bampton C of E School for the British Legion fête, 1986, Bridge Street and another of the floats.

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Mr & Mrs Hill & son Arthur Hill's antique cum bric-a-brac shop in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.526
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  • twentieth century

Mr & Mrs Hill ran an antique shop in Bridge Street which was later taken over by their son Arthur. It became a bric-a-brac shop. Many items were put outside on display each week and Arthur was always ready and willing to talk with people. L...

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'Grannys' sales catalogue, furniture, china, bric-a-brac 1952

  • BCA - 2019.1739
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  • March 20th & 21st 1952

"Grannys" was in the High Street in Witney. The sale was over two days, March 21st and 22nd 1952. It was attended by Mr & Mrs Hill and possibly their son Arthur as well. They wrote the selling price against some items, presumably ...

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Part of internal doorway at Ham Court

  • BCA - 2019.1734
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  • early twentieth century & 2010

The black and white picture was taken in the first half of the twentieth century and the colour one in September 2010 just 6 days before the property was sold by Jesus College Oxford. The pillar was once part of the open gateway to the inner cour...

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Susan Philips

  • BCA - 2019.1729
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  • 1980s

Mrs Susan Phillips gave all her time for the people of Bampton in many way. She was a Parish councilor, was involved with West Ox Arts, Meals on Wheels, creator of The Bampton Directory and then the Bampton Beam. A truly delightful lady always w...

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John Taylor looking at the clock that used to be on top of the Town Hall

  • BCA - 2019.1723
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  • 1972

This is John Taylor who owned the Market Square Garage. He is looking at the workings of the clock that was on top of the Town Hall until major refurbishment work was done on the Town Hall in 1972. For some reason, the clock was removed and John...

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Janette Keyte, her family, drama, beauty queen and more

  • BCA - 2019.1700
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  • mid twentieth century

BADBAD and img457 and img458 and img472 - Brigadier Goadby crowning the Carnival Queen Janette Keyte at the August Bank Holiday in 1964. Janette had been voted Carnival Queen at a dance in the WI Hall the year before. The year that Janette was Que...

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New Surgery in Landells, 1990

  • BCA - 2019.1708
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  • 1990

The greenfield site where the new Bampton Surgery was to be built in Landells in 1990 and when the building work had begun. The spire of St Mary The Virgin is just visible and the building on the left is Manor Cottage, one of the oldest houses in...

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May Queen 1993 at the May Day Fair in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2019.1698
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  • May Day 1993

This was the May Day fair in the Market Square in 1993. The May Queen Kelly Beckett was crowned and her two attendants were Anna Beckett with the blond hair and Lorna Henderson with the long dark hair.Wesley Smith from ITV Central news crowned th...

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Private William Johnson 5th Oxon and Bucks Light Infantry WWI

  • BCA - 2019.1704
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  • WWI

Private William Johnson fought in WWI in the 5th Ox and Bucks Light Infantry. He was mentioned in the Supplement to The London Gazette October 27th 1916 for his bravery when attempting to rescue Lt Wood in broad daylight. His granddaughter has w...

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1991 May Queen Julie Kelman, May Day fair, grand weigh-in & club dinner

  • BCA - 2019.1702
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  • 1991

People named in the pictures from the 1991 Pumpkin Club May Queen, Julie Kelman, and the grand weigh-in and club dinner are :-Alan & Gertie JordanAlice PeacockAmy MillsAnne JacksonArnold & Wyn WoodleyCharlotte KertonChris PratleyCraig Crip...

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A few of the properties for sale in 2018

  • BCA - 2019.1695
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  • 2018

These are just a few of the properties for sale in 2018. They do not include any of the 160 homes recently built by Cala Homes along New Road.

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The Wedding of George Bishop & Joy

  • BCA - 2017.512
  • Item
  • c late 1940s

This wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy Buffham. Rose Wells, Edie Foreshew and Emmie Papworth are Georges sisters. The date was in 1948.Wedding of George Bishop and Joy1. Mrs Bunce2. Iris Luckett3. Joan O’Neill4. Mrs Baker5. Rose Wells6...

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Flower Festival at St. Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2019.1692
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  • May 2018

The Flower Guild of Saint Mary The Virgin Church in Bampton holds a wonderful Flower Festival over the late May Bank holiday each year and 2018 was no exception.

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Downton Abbey the film confirmed July 2018

  • BCA - 2019.1691
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  • July 2018

After 6 series created for TV audiences, it was confirmed in July 2018 that a film 'Downton Abbey' would be made. Later in 2018 some filming took place in Bampton. The pictures show some of the scenes of workers and extras at Church Gr...

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Over 20 artists showcase their work at West Ox Arts, summer 2018

  • BCA - 2019.1687
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  • summer 2018

West Ox Arts, which uses the upper floor in the Town Hall in the Market Square, exhibited the work of over 20 artists in the summer of 2018 which included ceramics, textiles and print. The chairman is Sue Turner.

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