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 Ellison playing the bones, Paul McGrath, Maurice & Carol New.
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 and Reg Hall.
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.
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.
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 on fiddle, Joe Perry accordion, Jamie Wheeler accordion, dancers John Shuker, Ray Borrett, Tony Daniels, Craig Godwin, Jonny Shuker, Andrew Lloyd, David Townsend, Billy Main plus Francis Shergold with pint and white stick.
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 one of the musicians with the side.
A newspaper cutting about the Easter Bonnet competition held in Bampton in the forecourt of the Jubilee Inn. The judges were Jean Judge from Radio Oxford and Don Bradbury of the Horse Shoe. Debra Bradbury won first prize. The Pumpkin Club organised the competition. Ruth Wheeler won the adult section.
The annual weigh-in for the Pumpkin Club, October 14th 1983. John Buckingham aged 21 had the heaviest pumpkin at 142 lbs. John Simpson and Ron Bateman both from Radio Oxford were weigh-masters. One pumpkin was found to have concrete in the middle and was obviously disqualified but there were roars of laughter when the owner was said to be Mr U B Foulde aka Graham Taylor who had created it for fun. The junior section was won by Gerry Lea Markey. The marrow section was won by 13 year old Dale Stevens. Produce donated by locals was auctioned off after the weigh-in and was expected to raise about £300 for Bampton's elderly which would be distributed at Christmas.