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

  • BCA - 2017.245
  • Item
  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

The Beam, house, garden and family

  • BCA - 2017.442
  • Item
  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

The wedding of George Bishop and Joy

  • BCA - 2017.408
  • Item
  • 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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Mr & Mrs Hill & son Arthur Hill's antique cum bric-a-brac shop in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.526
  • Item
  • 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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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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Mrs Frances Money and her husband Percy, a shoemaker

  • BCA - 2017.390
  • Item
  • 1960-01-20 - 2017-01-20

The photograph of Mrs Money was probably taken about c2000.The ones of her husband in his workshop in Bridge Street were taken in the 1960s. Their grandson Andrew Money still lives in Bampton and is a painter and decorator.Percy's daughter i...

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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
  • Item
  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

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Rose Gerring, born December 12th 1923, died September 2013

  • BCA - 2017.448
  • Item
  • Dec 12th 1923 to July 16th 2013

Bampton was very much enriched by the life of Rose Gerring because she took such an active part in so many areas and you can read about them in the eulogy. The two photographs - one was taken just post WWII at her home Sandford House and the othe...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Church Bellringers' savings book 1959-1972

  • BCA - 2017.275
  • Item
  • Feb 2nd 1959 - Aug 24th 1972

This savings account with the Midland Bank was used to earn interest on monies received by the bellringers, for ringing for weddings, who during the period of this savings account used the money to buy new ropes when needed and grease to lubricate...

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Extracts copied from the ledger of builder John H. Joyce, 1907-1910

  • BCA - 2017.405
  • Item
  • 1907 - 1910

The very large ledge book belonging to builder J H Joyce records his clients' names, addresses and where they lived and Miriam James has copied some out for ease of reading. Although Mr Joyce lived in Bampton it can be seen that he occasion...

Bampton Community Archive

Obituary in The Guardian for Molly Rose OBE aged 95. ATA pilot in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.373
  • Item
  • November 19th 2016

This is the obituary written in The Guardian newspaper on November 19th 2016 for Molly Rose who was 95. Molly was one of the few remaining female pilots who were in the ATA during WWII where she flew 38 different aircraft. She was the wife of Be...

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Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961

  • BCA - 2014.1368..41
  • Item
  • 1961

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

Bampton Community Archive

Document detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 (9 pages to view)

  • BCA - 2014.1368..25
  • Item
  • 1984

A PDF document of 9 pages detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 by Moore, Allen and Innocent for Mr Bryan Stevens. About 185 acres freehold with vacant possession for sale by private treaty as a whole or in six lots

Bampton Community Archive

Morris pictures over several decades

  • BCA - 2017.381
  • Item
  • 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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The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
  • Item
  • 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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A letter to election candidates October 5th 2016 from Need Not Greed

  • BCA - 2017.516
  • Item
  • October 5th 2016

"Need Not Greed Oxfordshire (NNGO) is a coalition of nearly 30 community groups from across Oxfordshire. Groups in the Witney constituency area include Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally (ROAR), Help Preserve Burford Campaign, Society for the Pro...

Bampton Community Archive

List of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981

  • 2017.288
  • Item
  • 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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The Horse Shoe in 1910, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.464
  • Item
  • 1910

The Horse Shoe as it was in 1910 with two ladies and a dog standing in the doorway. The sign says The Horse Shoe, Morlands Entire. This Inn was badly burnt in a fire in 1925 and was rebuilt a little closer to the Town Hall and the butcher's...

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Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated by police

  • BCA - 2017.520
  • Item
  • don't know

The Great Bampton Shirt Race in its modern times has been run every year since 1953 and was originally started by firing a 12-bore shotgun into the air. This article from the Witney Gazette charts the circumstances that have led to it being start...

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A brief, illustrated explanation of St Mary The Virgin Church, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.496
  • Item
  • 2016

This publication was created in 2016 with text by Rev. David Lloyd and photographs by Janet Rouse. It gives an idea of what is to be seen inside St Mary's and some outside items. There has been a church on this site for well over a thousand...

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Morris Traditional Morris Men plan trip to America

  • BCA - 2017.361
  • Item
  • 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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Letter from Bob Elliot of Radio Oxford with a cassette tape of a program

  • BCA - 2017.283
  • Item
  • April 29th 1981

BBC Radio Oxford came to The Eagle Inn during 1981 and made a program about the Bampton Morris for their program 'Folk on Saturday.' This letter Bob Elliot accompanied a taped copy of the program sent to Francis Shergold for his Morris ...

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2017.354
  • Item
  • 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...

Bampton Community Archive

Program from the 2012 Donkey Derby

  • BCA - 2017.246
  • Item
  • 2012

Each August Bank Holiday Monday the SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - organise a Donkey Derby and Fête in Sandfords Field. It is one of their major fundraising events which ultimately enables the Society to give everyo...

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

  • BCA - 2017.292
  • Item
  • 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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Invoice for Safe Ride minibus to Empress of Russia, London

  • BCA - 2017.293
  • Item
  • February 26th 1981

This is the invoice for booking a minibus from Safe Ride in Ramsden to take the Bampton Traditional Morris Men to the Empress of Russia in London. The team often went to the Folk Club in this pub at the invitation of Reg Hall who played there wit...

Bampton Community Archive

Francis & Ann Shergold's family photograph

  • BCA - 2017.267
  • Item
  • several decades

These are a selection of photographs that belonged to Ann and Francis Shergold and cover a time from their wedding day December 27th 1951 until about 2005. Francis's mother Lucy is one photograph and his sister Ruth in another. Paul McGrath...

Bampton Community Archive

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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Parish Council report c1964

  • BCA - 2017.434
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  • c1964

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

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Bush Club members and helpers in 2008

  • BCA - 2017.482
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  • January 30th 2008

Bush Club members who came for the day centre on January 30th 2008 plus some of the helpers. The day centre is run entirely by volunteers and members pay a small amount for the hot lunch and drinks.

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Inside the Bush Club 1995

  • BCA - 2017.504
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  • 1995

Photographs taken inside the Bush Club in 1995

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Sales brochure for Ham Court 2010

  • BCA - 2017.528
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  • 2010

Ham Court along with the barns and outbuildings plus 22 acres was put up for sale by Jesus College Oxford in 2010 and was bought by Emma Bridgewater. This is the sales brochure and I'm sorry to say the scanned versions given to me clearly ha...

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English Country Music Weekend in Bampton June 26th to 28th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.536
  • Item
  • June 26th - 28th 2015

The English Country Music weekend was a national event and held over the weekend of June 26th to 28th. The program tells you all about what was on offer. The facilities in Bampton were so much enjoyed that they chose to come back here again in 2...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Parish, A Village Appraisal 1998

  • BCA - 2017.534
  • Item
  • 1998

In 1998 another appraisal was carried out for Bampton - see also entry 2017.532 for the 1966 appraisal. The areas covered include 1. Household data 2. How time is spent 3. Education 4. Housing and development 5. Utilities and Public Services ...

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Day out for the little ones c1930s

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

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

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Bampton Horticultural Flower Show August 9th 1980 and October 4th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.533
  • Item
  • 1980

This is the catalogue produced by Bampton Horticultural Society for their two shows in 1980, one on Saturday August 9th and the second one on Saturday October 4th. Apart from the necessary entry information for the two shows there are adverts for...

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The Conservative's thoughts about the In / Out EU referendum June 23rd 2016

  • BCA - 2017.531
  • Item
  • June 23rd 2016

Leading up to the vote on June 23rd 2016 on whether we should stay in or leave the EU, the Conservatives, who were in power at the time spent £9 million posting the 16 page colour brochure to every house in the country. This entry shows the broch...

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The History of Bampton Mummers by Don Rouse written in 2009

  • BCA - 2017.527
  • Item
  • 2009

In the group photograph, left to right are: - Ted Hunt, Bill Daniels, Robert Radband, Terry Rouse and Barry Taylor and missing from this group are Bob Hunt and Don Rouse; in the other picture are Robert Radband as the Turkish Knight and Terry Rous...

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Frank Tanner by his daughter Vera Elward

  • BCA - 2017.524
  • Item
  • 2005

This account of Frank Tanner born February 23rd 1895 has been written by his daughter Vera Elward. It is a really interesting account of a young man who worked at Harvey Nichols in London, emigrated to Australia and worked on a sheep farm, was ca...

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Newspaper articles on RAF Brize Norton 2013-2016

  • BCA - 2017.523
  • Item
  • 2013-2016

These newspaper articles are all about RAF Brize Norton - the last VC10 to leave Brize Norton; USAF Reserve Command visit the base; Princess Anne joining No47 squadron in ; their celebration of its 100 years; parachute team test freefall jump syst...

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Bampton WI plant 3 Eleagnus to celebrate their Golden Anniversary October 1971

  • BCA - 2017.522
  • Item
  • October 1971

Grace Eeles, Audrey Taylor and Rose Gerring planted 3 Eleagnus bushes in the triangle of grass in Cheapside to brighten the area and to mark the Bampton branch of the Women's Institute's Golden Anniversary year. I looked yesterday - Jan...

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Bampton's Home Guard & letter from Trish Cassidy nee Hiron January 2013

  • BCA - 2017.521
  • Item
  • 1939-1945

In January 2013 Trish Cassidy wrote to Janet Rouse enclosing this scanned copy of a photograph of Bampton's Home Guard marching past The Talbot sometime during WWII and one of Rose Radband dressed as Britannia for a play. Her letter gives mo...

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Morris dancing outside The Lamb in the Market Square Whitsun 1939

  • BCA - 2017.519
  • Item
  • 1939

This photograph was taken at Whitsun 1939 and shows the Morris dancers dancing outside The Lamb Inn in the Market Square. The inn was finally completely demolished in 1960 to make way for a garage showroom for Market Square Garage, which itself w...

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Shops I E Busby and Clark & Son

  • BCA - 2017.518
  • Item
  • mid 20th century

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

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Announcement of the death of Rose Gerring in the Oxford Mail July 25th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.517
  • Item
  • July 25th 2013

Oxford Mail July 25th 2013. Rose Gerring died peacefully on 16th July 2013, aged 89. Loving wife of the late Arthur. Mother of Mary and Fred, Granny to Paul and Sarah. Funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Bampton on Thursday 1st A...

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Don Rouse recalls his lifetime in farming September 2011

  • BCA - 2017.515
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  • September 2011

"My earliest recollection of Farming goes right back to the early 1940s when my Father used to take me, aged 4, out all day on the Tractor to give my Mum a break. Was I that much of a nuisance even then? There were a lot of Horses working o...

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Letters of protest and pleading re inclosure of land around Aston 1834

  • BCA - 2017.513
  • Item
  • 1834

These letters were recovered from a box full of solicitor’s papers after the publication of this booklet. They show the correspondence in 1834 between Rev. B Price, of Aston, Bampton, and Mr George Harcourt, who was the Member of Parliament for O...

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Trees and their bark - photographs by Hilda Kent

  • BCA - 2017.509
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  • c2000

Hilda Kent was always in love with the countryside and saw beauty in areas many people fail to notice. She has captured interesting bark on these trees

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Strawberry Cottage being re-thatched

  • BCA - 2017.508
  • Item
  • c1970s

These four black and white photographs of Strawberry Cottage in the High Street were taken by Hilda Kent

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Postcards collected by Hilda Kent, all but one pre WWII

  • BCA - 2017.507
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  • first half 20th century

These 14 postcards were collected and saved by Hilda Kent and all but one denote pre WWII scenes. There is one from 1943 showing Stanley Matthews playing football for the RAF. Other subjects are the Queen Mary, a rocket driven bicycle, a stylize...

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Inside the Bush Club c2000

  • BCA - 2017.504
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  • c2000

These photographs were taken inside the Bush Club about 2000

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Bush Club in the late 1980s

  • BCA - 2017.498
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  • late 1980s

These photographs were taken inside the Bush Club in its very early days. The club started in 1985. The Horsa building along Sandford field was had a kitchen and dining tables and members went into the other Horse building before and after lunch

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Photograph album of Bampton people created by Terry Crowley in 1983

  • BCA - 2017.495
  • Item
  • 1983

Terry Crowley felt passionately that a visual record should be made and kept of some of Bampton's citizens who played a very active role in the life of Bampton. This was before digital photograph and photography were relatively expensive. T...

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Adverts in a 2007 issue of The Beam

  • BCA - 2017.494
  • Item
  • 2007

These were some of the adverts in a 2007 issue of The Beam. They are for The Tack Shop in Duttons, Spring Hair & Beauty, Bampton Physiotherapy & Associates, N J Woodley building maintenance, The Morris Clown Inn, Wheelgate House B&B, ...

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Terry Crowley with one of his motorbikes

  • BCA - 2017.493
  • Item
  • c1985

Terry Crowley lived in one of Bampton's oldest houses, Thatched Cottage in Church Street. He had an extensive collection of motorbikes and he's seen here with one of them

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Program for the Donkey Derby and Fete 2012

  • BCA - 2017.492
  • Item
  • August Bank Holiday Monday 2012

This is the program produced by the SPAJERS' Donkey Derby and Fete in 2012 and one raffle ticket

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Royal British Legion - Bampton Branch, old documents

  • BCA - 2017.491
  • Item
  • April 12th 1920 - 1999

This is an eclectic mixture of old documents no longer to be kept by the Royal British Legion. The earliest is a legal document regarding the purchase of the land that has our War Memorial standing on it. There are also designs for the War Memor...

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Activities of the Royal British Legion

  • BCA - 2017.490
  • Item
  • 1950 - 1986

This is a collection of items all to do with the Royal British Legion. They include a photograph of the ladies circa late 1950s, Janette Keyte being crowned Carnival Queen in 1964, Janette again gamely being tipped out of a bed at the carnival, B...

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VJ Day Journal August 15th 1945

  • BCA - 2017.473
  • Item
  • August 15th 1945

The Anniversary Journal was produced 50 years after VJ Day and was made possible by Anchor tenants’ enthusiastic response to an appeal for wartime reminiscences. Anchor Housing is the largest non-profit making provider of housing and care for old...

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Table top decorations in the foyer of the Bush Club created by Hilda Kent

  • BCA - 2017.484
  • Item
  • 1985-2000

Hilda Kent used to produce the most delightful table decorations in the foyer of the old Bush Club when it was in the Horsa building. They were in the foyer and gave such a warm welcome when going into the old building. People would go across ea...

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Bush Club outing into the Cotswolds Wednesday July 3rd 1991

  • BCA - 2017.483
  • Item
  • July 3rd 1991

At least once in the summer the people who run the Bush Club - all voluntary work - organise an outing for the members and Wednesday July 3rd the members were taken into the Cotswolds.

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Tea Party at Lavender Place flats

  • BCA - 2017.446
  • Item
  • early 2000s

Lavender Place flats provide sheltered accommodation and are behind Home Farm house (on High Street) accessed from Bushey Row. These pictures were taken during one of their tea parties.

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School project collecting WWII memories from people in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.479
  • Item
  • 2003

This is a class project done by children in Bampton C of E Primary School in 2003. They asked senior citizens who were alive during WWII if they would write down their memories. Clearly, two citizens had written their memories in 1989. The peop...

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

  • BCA - 2017.472
  • Item
  • 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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Letter from Rod Stradling of Old Swan Band to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.471
  • Item
  • c1981

Letter from Rod Stradling of Old Swan Band to Francis Shergold the squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris containing a cheque for Bampton Traditional Morris for services rendered at Stoke-on-Trent to the Old Swan Band.

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Women's Institute members enjoying a cup of tea 1964

  • BCA - 2017.467
  • Item
  • 1964

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

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Building Bampton Fair in the Market Square 1965

  • BCA - 2017.466
  • Item
  • August 1965

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

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Newspaper report of The Baptist Women's League

  • BCA - 2017.462
  • Item
  • possibly 1960s

A short newspaper article about the Baptist Women's League held in Bampton's Baptist Chapel with guest speaker Mrs Chard of Clanfield. Gifts presented to Mrs R Greenway and Mrs E Papworth in recognition of their services to the League. ...

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Newspaper reports from 1950 and 1972

  • BCA - 2017.461
  • Item
  • 1950-1972

These two newspaper cuttings are from 1950 and cover a plethora of clubs and societies in Bampton including reporting on a dance in the WI Hall, the death of one of bowlers, a whist drive, a bridal peal, dedication of the British Legion Women'...

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Two old postcards of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.460
  • Item
  • various dates first half 1900s

These two postcards have pictures of Bampton on. One is a single picture of Church View probably taken in the late 1950s. The other one is a composite of five pictures of varying dates including the War Memorial, south side of the Market Square,...

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Wild Birds Protection Acts, notice issued January 1st 1947

  • BCA - 2017.459
  • Item
  • January 1st 1947

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

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Christmas card from Reg Pratley at the Jubilee to Rose & Arthur Gerring.

  • BCA - 2017.457
  • Item
  • possibly 1970s

This is a Christmas from Reg Pratley, the landlord of the Jubilee Inn in the Market Square to Rose and Arthur Gerring who were local farmers and lived in Sandford House off Church View. There is a photograph of the Inn on the front.

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The Beam when it was run with a Market Garden early 1950s

  • BCA - 2017.456
  • Item
  • early 1950s

When Dor Thompson and Kate Wylie bought The Beam after WWII ended, they decided to create a small Market Garden and this photograph shows much of their garden and the house. Sadly, all this wonderful growing land has houses built on it now. The ...

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