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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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Newspaper cuttings from 1958 to 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1363
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  • 1958 1973

These newspaper cuttings are from 1958 to 1973 and are of very mixed topics. They cover:- ghosts of Bampton and the story of the great shirt race; Mr & Mrs Blaine licensee of the Talbot; Paul Bovington with his dog Crackers; Mrs Lucy Martin l...

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Old Folk's Memories collected by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1364
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  • C20th

Lloyd Hughes Owens, headmaster of the National School in Church View up to its closure when the new school opened in 1960 was keen to capture the knowledge and thoughts of the 'Old Folks' of Bampton and this pdf is the result. It covers...

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Old Time Bampton People by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2018.1365
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  • 1970s

This album of 'Old Time Bampton People' was put together by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s. It's a wonderful collection of photographs and text covering topics and people - Bampton Fire Brigade; Morris dancers; William Nathan ...

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William 'Bill' Ernest John Daniels. 1934 to December 2013

  • BCA - 2018.1355
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  • 1934 2013

Bill took a full part in the life of Bampton. He was a Morris dancer with Francis Shergold's side, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men. Just after WWII when he was 12 years old, he was one of the group of young boys along with Ted Hunt who g...

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Spring Bank Holiday Morris Dancing 1991

  • BCA - 2018.1333
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  • 1991

These pictures were taken in 1991 and record both Alec Wixey's and Francis Shergold's Morris sides dancing in Bampton.

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Whit Monday Morris Dancing in Bampton 1986

  • BCA - 2018.1331
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  • 1986

These photograph record the Morris practice on the Sunday and then the dancing on Whit Monday in 1986 or both Alec Wixey's side and Francis Shergold's side.

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Whit Monday Morris Dancing Bampton 1985

  • BCA - 2018.1330
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  • 1985

These black and white photographs were taken on a miserably wet Whit Monday in 1985. There are pictures of Francis Shergold's side and Alec Wixey's. If anyone knows why Francis' side was dancing at Lavender Place flat in mufty I&#...

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Alex Wixey side dancing in Stow-on-The-Wold May 11th 1986

  • BCA - 2018.1328
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  • May 11th 1986

Some of these pictures were taken in Stow-on-The-Wold on May 11th 1986. I don't know where the ones taken by the white building, dancing on the flags are but if someone can tell me, I'll amend this entry.

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Memories of the members of the Darby and Joan Club compiled in 1962

  • BCA - 2018.1319
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  • 1962

The Darby and Joan Club was for those who were 60 and over. In 1962 they made a scrapbook of members' memories. Topics covered include:- Morris dancing; Whitsuntide Garlands; the Mummers; Bampton Fair; Bampton Fire Brigade; Church, Chapel a...

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Bobby Wells gives his father's fiddle to Reg Hall 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1314
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  • 1973

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells, 1868-1953, played the fiddle as well as both dancing and fooling for the Bampton Morris for very many years. In these two photographs taken on Bank Holiday Monday 1973 his son Bobby is seen donating Jingy&#...

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Arnold Woodley with some of his Morris musicians

  • BCA - 2018.1313
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  • 1970 onwards

Arnold Woodley started a side again in 1970 and over the following years, several men played with and for him. These pictures show Brendan Cassidy, Frank Purslow and Andrew Bathe with Arnold.

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Photographs of William Nathan "Jingy" Wells

  • BCA - 2017.1303
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  • 1950-2014

Four of these five photo show William Nathan "Jingy" Wells and the clothing he wore when playing and dancing. There's a picture of him sitting next to William Kimber and one of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing Greeny Up a...

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Filmed interviews with Bampton people by Bampton Community Archive

  • BCA - 2017.1288
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  • 2006-2015

These 4 pages list the YouTube web address of the filmed interviews done by the Bampton Community Archive. They are with Dave Rose with Terry Rouse bellringing; Vera Elward talking about Busby's department store; A History of St Mary's ...

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Sale of bric-a-brac outside Wychwoods in Church View. May 29th 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1258
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  • May 29th 2017

There are little sales of all sorts around Bampton on the late May Bank Holiday. Hundreds of people come into Bampton for the Morris Dancing and music so it's a good time to have such stalls. Martin is selling items outside his home on the ...

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Traditional Bampton Morris Men, May 29th 2017 squire Lawrence Adams

  • BCA - 2017.1255
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  • May 29th 2017

The Traditional Bampton Morris Men squire Lawrence Adams, dance in Bampton on Whit Monday. The tradition had always been that men and boys dancing must have been born in Bampton or live in Bampton - few of these dancers fall into either category ...

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Arnold Woodley's men left his Morris team in 1974

  • BCA - 2017.1253
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  • 1974

Arnold Woodley dance Morris in Bampton all his life. He also played the fiddle and taught many people to dance. It was a sad day when Arnold and his men fell out when they went to London and danced at Cecil Sharp House. This is an account of th...

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Bampton Morris Men, May 30th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1224
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  • May 30th 2016

This is the Bampton Morris Men side in Bampton dancing May 30th Bank Holiday 2016. Their fiddle players are Mathew Green, Squire supported by Trevor Hewitt. Gareth Knight is doing the broom dance. Mathew can be seen dancing a jig while playing ...

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Bampton Morris Men 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1223
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  • May 30th 2016

This side is the Bampton Morris Men, dancing on Whit Monday May 30th 2016. Their Squire is Mathew Green who also plays the fiddle and in one photograph is seen dancing while playing, which is some Jingy Wells did in the early days of the C20th.

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Ada Tanner, Albert & Florence, around 1915-16

  • BCA - 2017.1204
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  • 1915-1916

This postcard was lent to the Archive by John Broxholme, who is a descendant. John said "As you can see the picture is well worn, but at least it survived as long as it did in France. Remarkably the creases have managed to miss the faces! ...

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Service of Remembrance for Ray Borrett April 1944 - May 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1150
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  • June 21st 2017

Ray Borrett played a full part in the life of Bampton. A Morris Dancer with the Bampton Traditional Morris Men for 50 years, a keen gardener at home and on his allotment, scientist, barn dance caller for many years, keen member of CAMERA and more...

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Morris pictures over several decades

  • BCA - 2017.381
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  • 1932 to 2000

This collection of photographs was found in an outbuilding behind the Horse Shoe pub. They range from Reg Hall playing the fiddle, Francis Shergold play the melodeon, the Bampton Traditional Morris side c1970, c1995 and 1966 and on the steps of t...

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Kit Jackson's photograph collection

  • BCA - 2017.1126
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  • twentieth century

These photographs were part of the collection belonging to Kit Jackson; they are of her family, Morris Men, work colleagues, buildings, billeted soldiers in Bampton, pigeon fancier, friends, school classes and the mystery tours she used to arrange...

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The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
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  • 1910

The White family lived in Sandford Cottage, the thatched cottage on the south side of Sandford field from at least as early as 1900. These photographs cover the period 1910 to 1960. They are all family related, some babies, children, adults, in ...

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Morris Dancing, possibly 1913

  • BCA - 2017.1128
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  • c1913

These photographs are very likely to have been taken in 1913. The fiddler dancing a jig to his own playing is William Nathan Wells, better known as Jingy."If those photos are 1913 it makes some sense, given that the collector Clive Carey was...

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List of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981

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  • c1981

This is a list of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981 plus people who regularly had a connection with the side. It is hand written by Dave Rose for Francis Shergold but does not have Francis's details on it

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May 29th 2016 Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2017.1109
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  • May 29th 2016

The Bampton Traditional Morris men and Bampton Morris Men May 29th 2016 plus some of the visiting teams.

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Bampton Traditional Morris Dancing May Bank Holiday May 25th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1065
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  • May 25th 2015

The Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing in the morning of May 25th 2015 as far as Ham Court. I didn't follow them beyond this venue so was not able to record the remainder of the day.

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Morris Dancing Day May 30th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1017
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  • May 30th 2011

On a rather wet May Bank Holiday Monday, these photographs pretty well document the day of the Bampton Traditional Morris side dancing, but not all venues were photographed. There are a few photos of visiting sides and some of children watching.

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Morris Dancing on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1008
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  • June 4th

Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on June 4th. I was only able to capture the early morning dancing but did make a film of the day's dancing which you can see at https://youtu.be/7hxrQ-c6-7Y

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Morris Dancing May 25th 2009 Bank Holiday

  • BCA - 2017.927
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  • May 25th 2009

Bank Holiday Monday 2009. The Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers start their day of dancing at 8.30am and apart from a stop for lunch and tea they dance through the day until around 8.30pm. After tea, their guests, usually three contrasting Morri...

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Morris Clothing belonging to William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells

  • BCA - 2017.902
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  • first half twentieth century

These are photographs of the trouser, waistcoat, jacket, hat and odd socks that William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells used to wear when fiddling for the Bampton Morris in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Morris Traditional Morris Men plan trip to America

  • BCA - 2017.361
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  • 1975

This newspaper clipping records the intention of the Bampton Traditional Morris side to dance in America. Sadly, it did not happen but they did do quite a bit of fundraising, one of the fund raisers being this 50-50 auction to be held on Septembe...

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Articles about Bampton from 1954, 1971 and 1975 and one probably before WWII

  • BCA - 2017.733
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  • 1954-1975

These articles cover the topics of the nightly curfew, no mains drainage, Morris Dancing, the railway station which is two miles away, Count Munster, Air Marshall Sir Roderick Carr, Air Commodore A S Ellerton ADC to the King, Miss Taunt organist f...

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The Ghost of Bampton. July 8th 1960

  • BCA - 2017.732
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  • July 8th 1960

The article is about Bampton in general but the writer, Peter Sykes of Oxford Times collected a ghost story while in Bampton. He talks about the reduction in men working the land and working locally. Marjorie Pollard commented that there were 10...

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Old Time Bampton People by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2017.702
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  • c1973

About 1973 Lloyd Hughes Owens made an album about some of the old people in Bampton with photographs and text. This is the album

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Letter from John Shuker of The Eagle to Morrell's brewery and their reply

  • BCA - 2017.354
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  • August 1982

John Shuker landlord of The Eagle Pub in Church View wrote to his pub's brewery, Morrell's, explaining that there are three morris sides in Bampton and the one they had recently invited on a tour of their brewery was not the side that dr...

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Bampton Traditional Morris men go to Hermitage to dance Dec. 13th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.292
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  • Feb. 13th 1981 and Dec 13th 1981

On February 13th 1981 and December 13th 1981 the Bampton Traditional Morris Men went to Hermitage village, just south of the M4, at the invitation of Roly Brown, to dance. These notes and a hand drawn map refer to the two events

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Costumes of The Netherlands

  • BCA - 2017.270
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  • 1978

A booklet brought back to Bampton by Francis Shergold after the team danced at Leiden Folk Festival in 1978. The booklets shows several costumes typical of the different regions of the Netherland

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men's annual November Party 2006

  • BCA - 2017.638
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  • November 2006

For many years, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men have held their annual party in November and they invite members of the Swindon Folk club. Both organisations have supported each other since the folk club started up in the early 1960s and the m...

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May Bank Holiday Morris dancing Monday 2004

  • BCA - 2017.614
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  • 2004

On May Bank Holiday Monday the Bampton Traditional Morris Men danced from 8.30am until approximately 8.30pm with stops for lunch and tea. After tea, the three visiting teams join in the dancing bringing new music and styles to the day.

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Morris Dancing in the South Midlands by Keith Chandler 1983

  • BCA - 2017.550
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  • 1983 - ?

Keith Chandler is probably the most knowledgeable person on Morris Dancing in the South Midlands and he has been hugely kind to the Archivist of Bampton Community Archive giving her the names of dancers in photographs from 1894. Keith wrote this ...

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Program for Old Swan Band event with Bampton Morris & the Songwainers

  • BCA - 2017.472
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  • 1981

This leaflet was produced by The Old Swan Band who were Martin Brinsford, Paul Burges, Flos, Jo Fraser, John Adams and Richard Valentine with Jason Goss. It was produced for a concert of songs and reading and they band was supported by the appear...

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Booklet on several people and morris sides in England

  • BCA - 2017.351
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  • c1982

This booklet was probably produced in the early 1980s. It covers dancers and sides from Winster Morris, The Ancient Haxey Hood Game, Roy Harris the MC, Redimix band, Flett and Smith step dancers, Clinkscale Accordions Ltd., Tony Mannion, The Bacc...

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Booklet of Traditional Dances all over England.

  • BCA - 2017.350
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  • January 16th 1982

This booklet about dances and dance sides all over England include Cyril Papworth broom dancer from near Cambridge, Redcar Longsword, Monkseaton country dancers, Cambridge Molly Men, Horwich Prize Medal Morris, Kingsmen, Monkseaton Egg Dancers and...

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Scrapbook from Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing in Leiden 1978

  • BCA - 2017.344
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  • 1978

The Bampton Traditional Morris men were invited to dance at the International Folk Festival in Leiden, Holland in 1978. Marjolein and Tanya were two delightful ladies who were assigned to chaperone the side while they were in Holland. A while af...

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Bampton Traditional Morris men dancing early 1970s to 1989

  • BCA - 2017.337
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  • 1972 - 1989

1972 photograph of the Bampton Traditional Morris outside the Horse Shoe with Roy and Francis Shergold, Pete Allam, Cyril Smith and Frank Daniels. Black and white picture of the side outside the Talbot in 1973 with Frank Daniels, Ray Borrett, Fra...

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men, dancing and musicians

  • BCA - 2017.335
  • Collection
  • 1988 to mid 1990s

These five photograph cover dates between 1988 to approximately the mid 1990s. Francis Shergold dancing inside The Eagle Inn, Craig Godwin and Jamie Blackwell dancing a jig with Reg Hall on fiddle. Peter Matthias, Jamie Blackwell, Cyril Smith, D...

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Morris photographs taken in Francis Shergold's garden in 1999

  • BCA - 2017.333
  • Collection
  • 1999

These four pictures were taken in Francis Shergold's garden on May Bank Holiday Monday 1999. Along with Francis are Jasper (Oliver) Walsh, Billy Main, Joseph Perry, Martin Landray and John Shuker

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Letters inviting Bampton Traditional Morris to Dancing England, Derby 1983

  • 2017-01-08
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  • 1983

A collection of two letters, one from John Shaw and one from John Young of Derby, Dancing England. They are inviting Bampton Traditional Morris Men to their annual event held in Derby and also asking for information about William Nathan (Jingy) W...

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Letters from Garstang Morris Dancers re coming to dance in Bampton in 1982

  • BCA - 2017.258
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  • January and March 1982

A letter dated January 1982 from Roger Edwards the squire of Garstang Morris Dancers asking if the invitation to dance in Bampton on Bampton's day of dance was still extant and a second letter dated March 1982 confirming their delight at the ...

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List of all types of accommodation in Sidmouth in 1981

  • BCA - 2017.253
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  • 1981

Each year there is a huge International Folklore Festival in Sidmouth and in 1981 this was the full list of local accommodation available and it was put together by the local council. Very usefully it also gives the contact details of each place....

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Letters from Marjolein & Tanya from Leiden to Dave Rose & Ann Titchener 1981

  • BCA - 2017.291
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  • 1981

Ghislaine Marjolein van Mullem and Tanya were two most delightful ladies from Leiden in Holland who were assigned as chaperones for the Bampton Traditional Morris Men when they went over to dance at a Folk Festival. They kept in touch with the Ba...

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Christ card from Taffy Thomas & Bridget Danley Dec 1981 to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.265
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  • December 1981

The Bampton Traditional Morris men had been amongst Folk Artist from all over the world at the International Folk Festival in Bra, Italy and they really got to know Taffy Thomas and Bridget Danley then very well. This is a Christmas card from the...

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Flyer from Bra, Italy from 1980

  • BCA - 2017.301
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  • 1980

This leaflet is in Italian and was brought back from Bra in Italy by the Bampton Traditional Morris Men when they were one of the acts taking part in their annual festival.

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"The Dancing English." booklet produced by the EFDSS probably in the 1960s

  • BCA - 2017.299
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  • c1960s

This booklet was produced by the EFDSS, probably in the 1960s but could be earlier. Adverts in the booklet are priced in pre-decimal currency. The forward reads: - "In the17th century we were known as The Dancing English and we still have i...

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Capital Share Acc. with Anglia for Bampton Traditional Morris Men

  • BCA - 2017.297
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  • July 12th 1978 to April 30th 1983

In the heady days when the Anglia Building Society was offering 14.64% gross for their Capital Share Account, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men had their money in such an account from July 12th 1978 to April 30th 1983. It was a good job our danc...

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23rd International Folklore Festival, Sidmouth July 29th-Aug 5th 1977

  • BCA - 2017.248
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  • 1977

These pages give detailed information about the Festival for anyone attending plus the program of workshops and forthcoming trips. While Bampton Morris was not one of the sides attending in 1977 Francis Shergold did go privately.

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Brochure of Loughborough Folk Festival 1978

  • BCA - 2017.304
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  • 1978

This brochure gives general information about the Folk Festival with features on Pete & Chris Coe, Mick Ryan & John Burge, Pete Castle, Bob Cann, Fred Jordan, The Clutha, Oscar Woods, Johnny Doughty, Cheviot Ranters, Jimmy Power, Frank Hin...

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An A4 brochure about the History of The Netherlands printed in 1976

  • BCA - 2017.303
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  • 1976

This is an A4 brochure of 14 pages detailing the history of The Netherlands, saved by Francis Shergold from when the Bampton Traditional Morris men danced at a festival in Leiden in 1980. It makes very interesting reading and has some lovely phot...

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Letter of thanks from EFDSS March 3rd 1981

  • BCA - 2017.285
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  • March 3rd 1981

A letter of thanks for the performances of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men at the Folk Festival held at Cecil Sharp House in London 1981. Also a note of apology for not having put out the necessary badges for the men and a note with a cheque f...

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