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Brooks family in the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1883
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  • twentieth century

Mrs Brooks of Mill Green showing a cross in the window to indicate a member of the family is away at war. WWI. She was the mother of Brannon Brooks and mother-in-law to Nellie Brooks

Bampton Community Archive

Thatched hayricks

  • BCA - 2019.2173
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  • first half twentieth century

Bampton Community Archive

Nan and George Dafter visiting his brother Bernard in the USA

  • BCA - 2019.1967
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  • nineteen sixties

Bernard Dafter used to live at Home Farm in the High Street. The farm buildings were behind the house and he rented land north of New Road when there were not houses north of the road.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Brass Band, early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.2189
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  • early twentieth century

Bampton had a brass band in the very early days of the twentieth century. The picture of them playing outside the Town Hall, taken in 1908 was kindly lent to the Archive by Barbara Daw.

December 17th 1902 in aid of The Foresters' Brass Band.

Bampton Community Archive

Two young boys in Morris clothing

  • BCA - 2022.3676
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  • early C20th

These two photographs were taken in the first half of the C20th. Sadly, I don't know their names but they look to be really enjoying themselves.

Janet Rouse

Private William Johnson Ox & Bucks Light Infantry 5th Battalion 10677. Awarded the Military Medal WWI

  • BCA - 2019.2096
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  • World War One

Private William Johnson Ox & Bucks Light Infantry 5th Battalion 10677 A Company. His granddaughter Pamela Smith has put together these items.

William was the first young man in Bampton to volunteer and the town awarded him a clock for this. He was also the first soldier to be awarded the Military Medal. This account by Pamela recounts his battles, the conditions, Christmas and much more.

Only five different medals were struck during the war and William was award four.

A newspaper account of the home-coming of William January 1916. William had already been award the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery in the field for recovering lieutenant Wood. He was met at Bampton & Brize Norton station by Mr Alfie Bryant in a car kindly lent by Mr Collett. A rapturous welcome awaited him in Bampton and he was presented with a handsome marble clock inscribed "Presented by friends in Bampton to Pte William Johnson O.B.L.I. on being awarded the DCM for gallantry in action 1915.

Bampton Community Archive

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