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Bampton Traditional Morris Men 2003

  • BCA - 2020.2442
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  • Spring Bank Holiday Monday 2003

A few photographs taken of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on Spring Bank Holiday in 2003.Musician Reg HallDancers Jonny Shuker, Toby Perry, Cyril Smith, Billy Main and Martin Landray. Ray Borrett the fool dancing the fool's jig.

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Spring Bank Holiday Morris Men 2003

  • BCA - 2020.2438
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  • 2003

Francis Shergold's side, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men on Spring Bank Holiday. Craig Godwin and Jamie Wheeler got their tankards for 25 years of dancing with the side, presented at Weald Manor.This was the last year Rod Stradling was on...

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Sunday practice at the Horse Shoe 2001

  • BCA - 2020.2436
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  • 2001

The Sunday before Bank Holiday Monday the Morris sides in Bampton have their last practice. In these photos the Bampton Traditional Morris side can be seen in the garden of the Horse Shoe, their headquarters at the time. People include Reg Hall ...

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Young dancers in 1980

  • BCA - 2020.2437
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  • 1980

These are the young dancers in Francis Shergold's side 1980, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men. They include Keith Rouse, Jamie Wheeler and Craig Godwin.

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Rumworth and South Downs, guest sides 1986

  • BCA - 2020.2435
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  • 1986

May Bank Holiday 1986 the two visiting sides with Bampton Traditional Morris Men under squire Francis Shergold were Rumworth also called Manley Morris and South Downs. Most of these pictures are of Rumworth, the last two are South Downs.

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Postcard from Jan, Jasper & Andrew Walsh to Andrew West

  • BCA - 2020.2434
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  • 1986

This card was sent from Jan, Jasper and Andrew Walsh to Andrew West in 1986.Francis Shergold seen on the left, Terry Rouse centre the fool, Tony Daniels behind Terry. Jamie Wheeler playing the accordion.

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Belgium. Boerke Naas. Sint Niklaas 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2426
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  • 1997

These picture were taken when Francis Shergold's side, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men were invited to dance in Belgium in 1997 at Boerke Naas. Sint Niklaas . Some of our dancers and musicians include Reg Hall musician, Bob West cake, Lia...

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Fun with photos up in the Horse Shoe

  • BCA - 2020.2433
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  • 1999

These two pictures were taken in the Horse Shoe, licencee Alan Clarke, probably in 1999. Ted Poole is in one picture but the other one shows fun had with pictures and captions.

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men's party 1981

  • BCA - 2020.2432
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  • 1981

These two pictures were taken at the end of the party of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men when the dancers did a couple of Morris dances. Some in the photos include Billy Main, Jasper Walsh, Toby Perry, Andrew Lloyd, Tony Daniels, John Shuker a...

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March 29th 1981 in the Elephant & Castle

  • BCA - 2020.2431
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  • March 29th 1981

These pictures were taken in the Elephant & Castle in 1981. Some of the people include Rocky, Steve Pearce, Dave Rose, Keith Chandler, Fred Cook, Roy Shergold, Jasper Walsh, Lionel Cook landlord, Martin Ellison, Harry Ellison, Jan Walsh, Kath...

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August Bank Holiday 1981 Wadebridge

  • BCA - 2020.2425
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  • August 1981

The Bampton Traditional Morris Men, squire Francis Shergold, danced in Wadebridge on August Bank Holiday. Some of the people in the photographs include Reg Hall musician, Martin Ferguson, Ivy Poole, 'big' Eric Stott, Colin Bathe, Trig M...

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May Bank Holiday Morris Dancing 2005

  • BCA - 2020.2424
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  • May 2005

These are photographs of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on Spring Bank Holiday Monday in 2005. The visiting guest Morris sides are Abingdon and Leyland Morris.

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Morris Dancing Spring Bank Holiday 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2422
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  • 2004

These photographs taken by Bob West record some of the Morris dancing of Tony Daniel's side in 2004

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May Bank Holiday weekend May 2000

  • BCA - 2020.2420
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  • May 2000

These photographs taken by Bob West record some of the activities of the late May Bank holiday weekend in 2000. Francis Shergold's morris side and visiting teams Sherbourne and Eynsham

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May Bank Holiday weekend 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2417
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  • May Bank Holiday 1997

These pictures were taken by Bob West during the May Bank holiday weekend 1997. People in the pictures include Ann and Francis Shergold, Reg Hall, Craig Godwin, Jamie Blackwell and other members of the Francis Shergold side.

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Francis Shergold & others May Bank Holiday weekend 1999

  • BCA - 2020.2408
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  • 1999

These pictures all taken by Bob West during the May Bank Holiday weekend in 1999. People in them includeFrancis ShergoldPaul GossRod StradlingBob DavenportBob WestMartin LandrayRuth WheelerAnn ShergoldDanny StradlingReg Hall

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Morris Party November 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2412
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  • November 2004

These pictures, all taken by Bob West record the November Morris party of Tony Daniels' side, held in the Village Hall.

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Spring Bank Holiday Morris Dancing 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2411
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  • 2004

These photographs, all taken by Bob West are of the Tony Daniels' morris side in 2004. People in the pictures includeCraig Godwin - who became squire after TonyMargaret BarnesLiz RoseMarian RouseBob WestAndrew WestBrian RouseRoger WestToby P...

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Spring Bank Holiday Weekend 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2410
  • Series
  • 2004

These pictures all taken by Bob West, were taken in 2004. Many are taken in the garden of the Horse Shoe. Some of the people in the pictures includeBob WestTed PooleBilly MainMary Cook & brother Tommy TannerTony DanielsDave RoseAnn & Fr...

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Morris Dancing Spring Bank Holiday 2000

  • BCA - 2020.2409
  • Series
  • 2000

These photographs, all taken by Bob West at the Spring Bank Holiday day of Morris Dancing 2000. All but the last two are Tony Daniels' morris side, (now at 2020 under Craig Godwin). The next to last picture is of Sherbourne Morris and the l...

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May Bank Holiday Morris Dancing 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2406
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  • May 1997

The photographs were all taken by Bob West who carried the cake for the Morris for very many years. They are all of the May Bank Holiday 1997 Morris Dancing

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Covid-19 diminished Morris Dancing & Garlands Spring Bank Holiday 2020

  • BCA - 2020.2383
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  • May 25th 2020

The pandemic of covid-19 affected every aspect of the lives of people all around the world and the fun over the whole Bank Holiday weekend in Bampton should have started with the Shirt Race on Saturday May 23rd which had to be cancelled and the da...

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Group photo, Bampton Tradition Morris Men, 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2382
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  • 1997

Over the last 10 to 20 years, a group photograph of the Bampton Traditional Morris men has been taken at Grey Barn in Queen Street and this one was taken in 1997. The dancers, fool and cake carrier are1. Francis Shergold – squire2. Peter Mathias3...

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men dance at Tickhill in 1995

  • BCA - 2020.2380
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  • 1995

Another much enjoyed visit by the Bampton Traditional Morris Men to Tickhill where music sessions were enjoyed as much as the dancing. Photographs by Bob West

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men's Party 1996

  • BCA - 2020.2376
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  • 1996

Each year, usually in November, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men had a party with singing and dancing and a lovely buffet. Swindon Folk Club members were invited along with a few other special friends associated with the side. These pictures w...

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Obituaries for Colin Harold Bathe and David John Titchener

  • BCA - 2020.2368
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  • 2011

Colin Harold Bathe died on May 8th 2011 at the age of seventy three. His close friend David John Titchener, widely known as Curly, preceded him by just a few months dying at the age of seventy six on January 20th 2011. Both were well known in t...

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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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Morris Dancing in Bampton in 2000, venues and times

  • BCA - 2019.2256
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  • Spring Bank Holiday Monday 2000

On Monday, May 29th, Bampton's three Morris sides danced throughout Bampton keeping alive a tradition that is several hundred years old. The leaflet was produced for sale at 50p to help people find any of the three sides at any time in the d...

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Letter from Frank Purslow to the Witney Gazette

  • BCA - 2019.2177
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  • 1970s

Frank Purslow was not only an excellent melodeon player, he taught many local people as well. He also had a wonderful catalogue of music gathered throughout his life. It was shocking to see it all put outside the gate of his house after his deat...

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Bampton Tradition Morris Men's Annual Party 1996

  • BCA - 2019.2148
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  • November 1996

The Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers held their annual party in November for years and invited the Swindon Folk club members to join them. When the Folk Club started in the 1960 the Morris side under squire Francis Shergold went to several even...

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Bank Holiday Monday 1999 Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2019.2147
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  • Bank Holiday Monday 1999

Morris Dancing on Bank Holiday Monday 1999The Bampton Traditional Morris Men.There are two more collections of photos from 1999 at2019.21452019.2146

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Morris Dancing Bank Holiday Monday 1999

  • BCA - 2019.2146
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  • Bank Holiday Monday 1999

Morris Dancing around Bampton on the late May Bank Holiday with visiting sides Manley from Rumworth and Chipping Campden.This is the Bampton Traditional Morris Men.There are two more collections of photos from 1999 at2019.21452019.2147

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Bank Holiday Monday Morris dancing 1999

  • BCA - 2019.2145
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  • Bank Holiday Monday 1999

Bank Holiday Monday 1999 Morris Dancing around Bampton and three pictures of a music session late in the day in the pub.Musicians are Reg Hall, Jamie Wheeler, John Grout. Squire Francis Shergold and cake carrier is Bob West.This is the Bampton Tr...

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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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Bampton - Country Life magazine July 19th 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1887
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  • 1946

This is the first of two articles in successive weeks in Country Life magazine July 1946. This article talks about the architecture of Bampton with pictures of the Market Place, the early Victorian Town Hall, Morris Dancing, Lime Tree house, Thom...

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The Beam: April 1990 vol. 5 No1

  • BCA - 2019.1884
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  • April 1990

THE BEAM APRIL 1990. VOLUME 5 NO1. THE TOPICS COVERED :-Morris dancing on Spring Bank Holiday MondayPrefabs built after WWII originally called Portel HousesParish council history and coming elections. The first meeting of Bampton’s Parish ...

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The debt Bampton Morris owes to Jingy Wells, by Frank Purslow

  • BCA - 2019.1879
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  • 1970s

Frank Purslow had previous sent a letter to the Witney Gazette that was far from complimentary about Jingy Wells and it made many Bamptonians cross. He was challenged about it by Bobby Wells, Jingy's son and this letter to the Gazette follow...

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May Bank Holiday weekend of dancing 1986

  • BCA - 2019.1877
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  • 1986

May Bank Holiday weekend. Francis Shergold's Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on the Monday and Alec Wixey's Bampton Morris Men practising on the Sunday.

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Bank Holiday Monday dancing 1986 (2)

  • BCA - 2019.1876
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  • 1986

Morris dancing in Bampton 1986. Alec Wixey's side rehearsing on the Sunday and Francis Shergold's side dancing on the Monday.

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Bank Holiday Monday Morris Dancing 1986

  • BCA - 2019.1875
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  • 1986

Bank Holiday Monday Morris dancing in Bampton 1986.Francis Shergold's Traditional Bampton Morris Men and Alec Wixey's Bampton Morris Men

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Bank Holiday Monday 1993 Morris dancing

  • BCA - 2019.1869
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  • 1993

Francis Shergold's side the Bampton Traditional Morris men and Alec Wixey's Bampton Morris Men dancing Bank Holiday Monday in 1993.

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Morris dancing Bank Holiday Monday 1991

  • BCA - 2019.1868
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  • 1991

Bank Holiday Monday Morris dancing in Bampton. Francis Shergold's Bampton Traditional Morris Men and Arnold Woodley's side

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Bank Holiday weekend final practices 1986

  • BCA - 2019.1866
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  • 1986

These pictures are of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men and the Bampton Morris Men happily practising together during the Bank Holiday weekend. Squires Francis Shergold and Alec Wixey.

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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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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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Francis Shergold, Squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men

  • BCA - 2018.1535
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  • c1940 to 2008

Francis Shergold took over as squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men from William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells. These photographs cover most of the years from about 1940 to shortly before he died in 2008.MO282C - Bampton Morris Men. Roy D...

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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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Arnold Woodley, Morris Dancer, teacher of Morris and musician

  • BCA - 2018.1524
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  • c1940 to 1983

Arnold Woodley was a Morris dancer and teacher of the dances. He was also a musician who played the fiddle.MO0FF9 Arnold Woodley's team the Bampton Morris Men, bagman with the cake in 1974MO1105 Arnold Woodley's team, known as Bampton M...

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David John 'Curly' Titchener, Morris Dancer, fool and musician

  • BCA - 2018.1519
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  • 1934 to 2011

There is the funeral program for David John 'Curly' Titchener, February 13th 1934 to January 20th 2011, an obituary for Curly and for Colin Bathe, both life long friends written by Keith Chandler, photographs that include Curly and his M...

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Bampton Morris Men, squire Alec Wixey

  • BCA - 2018.1517
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  • 1971 2004

These photographs are all of the Bampton Morris Men under squire Alec Wixey and cover the period of approximately 1971 to 2004.MO1211 Martin Hewitt.MO16F9 Team photo in Glebelands. Roy Barratt used to take a picture like this each year to make...

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Colin Bathe, musician with the Bampton Morris Men

  • BCA - 2018.1481
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  • 1972-2000

Colin Bathe was a musician with the Bampton Morris Men for many years, but occasionally he would dance. He also went to Bra in Italy with the Bampton Traditional Morris Men in 1980. He was very good friends with 'Curly', John Titchener...

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Colin Knight 1943 to April 22nd 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1429
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  • 1943 to 2017

Bampton Morris Men in Glebelands in 1991. Colin Knight and the team with a painting of Colin dancing the Broom Dance.Bampton Morris Men. Colin Knight dancing the Broom Dance and Colin Bathe on melodeon 1989.Sam Bennett of Ilmington dancing the br...

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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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