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Autumn Glory in Bampton 2009

  • BCA - 2017.932
  • Item
  • 2009

The colours in autumn are always a joy but in 2009 they appeared brighter than in many years.

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Vulcan bomber flew over Bampton June 13th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.931
  • Item
  • June 13th 2009

This Vulcan bomber was lovingly restored by a group of enthusiasts but it is so costly to fly that it will probably never be flown again and we were lucky to see this June 13th 2009 as it flew over Weald

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The changing face of Glebeland through 2009

  • BCA - 2017.929
  • Item
  • 2009

The house on the right as you enter Glebelands was raised to the ground in 2009 and two dwellings built on the site.

Bampton Community Archive

Morris Dancing May 25th 2009 Bank Holiday

  • BCA - 2017.927
  • Item
  • 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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Dog Show in Sandford Field June 27th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.926
  • Item
  • June 27th 2009

The Methodist Church along with Hearing Dogs for The Blind organised a Dog Show which was held in Sandford's Field on a glorious hot, sunny day on June 27th 2009. It was very well attended and good fun was had by all.

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The Ploughing Match held at Marconi Farm, East Leach in September 2009

  • BCA - 2017.925
  • Item
  • 2009

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society holds a ploughing match each year, usually on the last Saturday of the month. There is ploughing by vintage tractors, huge modern ones, horses and small walk-behind machines. There a...

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Donkey Derby, August Bank Holiday 2009

  • BCA - 2017.924
  • Item
  • 2009

The Donkey Derby takes place on August Bank Holiday Monday and is run and organised by the SPAJERS - The Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - which exists to give fun to all while raising funds to look after the elderly of Bampton....

Bampton Community Archive

A picture of Mary Shergold in service at Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.922
  • Item
  • soon after WWII

This is a photograph of Mary Shergold, wife of Roy, when she was in service at Bampton Manor after WWII. We made a sound recording Mary talking about her life's work and it's a wonderful account of the life of someone who started life i...

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I E Busby store, High Street

  • BCA - 2017.921
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This postcard picture was taken early in the C20th. I E Busby's store is seen across Bushey Row - which was then called New Inn Lane - but it also includes the shop on the lift with the sun blind pulled down. Across the road can be seen Cla...

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Peal team after restoration of the bells in 2006/7

  • BCA - 2017.920
  • Item
  • February 2007

Major work was done to put the bells of St Mary's in good heart in 2006/7. To celebrate their full restoration a peal was rung and these were the six ringers:- John Napper, Graham Clifton, Clive Holloway, Stephen Goddard, Roger Barnes, John ...

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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...

Bampton Community Archive

Flower Festival in St Mary's May 2009

  • BCA - 2017.918
  • Item
  • May 2009

The annual Flower Festival in St Mary's is our big fundraising event to enable us to have flowers in our church all year. Every window, recess, aisle and area has a display and each year has a theme.

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Wisteria around Bampton May 2009

  • BCA - 2017.917
  • Item
  • May 2009

The beautiful Wisteria here is on Weald Cottage, Weald Manor, Bridge House, Haytor and the Malt Shovel

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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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Vesey room sitters' tea party at Friars Court, Clanfield June 30th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.915
  • Item
  • June 30th 2016

We have a really marvellous group of people who act as sitters in the Vesey room, which is part of the Old Grammar School in Church Close. They not only keep the room looking inviting with the exhibitions and Downton Abbey memorabilia but they wo...

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Maintenance of the war graves in Bampton Cemetery by Bill Govier 1955

  • BCA - 2017.914
  • Item
  • 1955

There are two letters concerning the offer by G Govier - Bill Govier - made in 1955 to maintain the 6 war graves in Bampton cemetery. I have been able to find five of those graves and have photographed them but sadly I just couldn't find tha...

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Toys made for Jo Lewington and Terry Rouse by POWs WWII

  • BCA - 2017.913
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  • 1942-1948

Matthew Smalldon from the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock came to talk with Jo Lewington and Terry Rouse about their memories of POWs and both recalled them having toys made by the POWs. Sadly Terry no longer has his but Jo still has ...

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Tom and Sylvia Papworth's Papershop

  • BCA - 2017.912
  • Item
  • 2010

Tom & Sylvia Papworth's papershop was owned by Tom's mother Emmie before them and they retained the name 'Emmies' because that's what everyone called the shop. Before Emmie had it, her brother George ran the shop. To...

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Darby & Joan Club

  • BCA - 2014.2370
  • Item
  • 1907

Wenman's the bakers with the bay window and closest Mrs Ward's cottage closest - she sold cooked fish on Saturdays - closest. The pretty card is a view of Cheapside and the southern end of Broad Street before 1907. Note the thatched cott...

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The Shirt Race in 1965 and 1975

  • BCA - 2017.911
  • Item
  • 1965-1975

These two pictures are from the Witney Gazette from their Memory Lane item and one shows a Shirt Race in 1965 and the other one is from 1975

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Sale of the Burrington Herd at Glebe Farm April 14th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.910
  • Item
  • April 14th 2011

It was a sad day on April 14th 2011 when Mr Simon Collins' Burrington Herd was sold; it was the last dairy herd in Bampton and probably the first time in two thousand years when not one single cow would be milked in Bampton and Weald.

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Re-thatching of Blackthorn Cottage, Queen Street October 2010

  • BCA - 2017.908
  • Item
  • October 2010

Blackthorn Cottage in Queen Street, the home of Matthew and Carole Perry was re-thatched in October 2010 by Master Thatcher Andy Bowman and his workmen Adam Bowman, Matt Riley and James Barber.

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Preparing part of the set for Downton Abbey March 26th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.905
  • Item
  • March 26th 2015

These pictures capture some of the work of the scene builders which takes place before the actors and cameras arrive to film the scenes used in Downton Abbey. We interviews some of the scene builders and their account of their training is very in...

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Patrick Strainge, butcher in Bampton late twentieth century

  • BCA - 2017.903
  • Item
  • late twentieth century

https://youtu.be/F9LPFGflOew This is the YouTube address for the filmed interview we did with Patrick about his working life. His training for being a butcher and where it was done are really interesting and I don't know if it is still avai...

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Morris Clothing belonging to William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells

  • BCA - 2017.902
  • Item
  • 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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Letters, cards and photographs supplied by Jeffrey Broxholme in 2011

  • BCA - 2017.899
  • Item
  • various

There are beautiful silk cards sent home during WWI, a letter to Mrs Edginton from F W Clarke Chaplain to the Forces from No12 Veterinary Hospital where he husband corporal A W Edginton was working when he was killed. (His brother was fool for the...

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Parish Council of Bampton & Trustees of Bampton Playing Fields. Deeds 1952

  • BCA - 2017.898
  • Item
  • 1952

This is the legal document regarding the playing fields and the front page has on it:-Dated 1952The Parish Council of Bampton and The Trustees of The Bampton Playing FieldsDeedrelating to property situate at Bampton in the County of Oxford known a...

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Horsa buildings were removed to build these houses 2013

  • BCA - 2017.897
  • Item
  • 2013

The Horsa buildings were built in 1947 to provide extra classrooms to go with the National School in Church View. When the school moved to Bowling Green Close and the National School closed, the Horsa buildings were used by the Scouts and in late...

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Hidden Gardens of Bampton June 2011

  • BCA - 2017.896
  • Item
  • 2011

Alternate years, the Bampton Community Archive organises a 'Hidden Gardens' open day in Bampton which gives the public a chance to see some some remarkable gardens from really large ones to tiny but exquisite ones. These photographs wer...

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Hidden Gardens of Bampton June 16th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.895
  • Item
  • 2013

Alternate years, the Bampton Community Archive organises the 'Hidden Gardens of Bampton' and come rain, hail or shine (and we've had all three) it is a very popular event. These 62 photographs show most of the gardens open in 2013

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Floorboard from the old Grammar School

  • BCA - 2017.894
  • Item
  • 1914

When work was being done around one of the windows upstairs in the Grammar School in Church View, the builder Drew Warren saw writing on one piece of floorboard and thoughtfully passed it on to David Pullman who gave it to the Archive to record. ...

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Downton Abbey Extras from Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.892
  • Item
  • 2015

Several local people have had the fun of being extras in Downton Abbey and we interviews some of them; the short film is on YouTube https://youtu.be/dcktthpej_I

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Creating the film set for 'The Suspicions of Mr Whicher' October 2010

  • BCA - 2017.891
  • Item
  • October 2010

The area around St Mary's, in the churchyard, outside the Grammar School, Church Green and Church View were set up for the filming of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher in October 2010. These photographs document the work of the scene builders.

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Act of Remembrance Albemarle V1782 August 27th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.884
  • Item
  • August 27th 2015

On the road from Bampton to Black Bourton there is a small memorial cairn to the RAF crew of 297 squadron who were killed near the site on August 27th 1944 in their Albemarle V1782. F/S A H Husbridge the pilot, F/S B V Mowan, F/S W F Insley, Sgt ...

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Repairs to the inside of the aisle roof of St Mary's 2009

  • BCA - 2017.883
  • Item
  • 2009

In 2009 the roof of the aisle of St Mary The Virgin Church was repaired. Sadly, the leaking roof had caused damage on the inside and these photographs tell the story of the repair and repainting of the inside of the roof and repair of some timber.

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Repair of the aisle roof of St Mary's 2009

  • BCA - 2017.882
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  • 2009

In 2009 work started to repair the roof of the aisle of St Mary The Virgin Church. These photographs tells the story of the work.

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5 Bampton war grave

  • BCA - 2017.881
  • Item
  • n/a

These are photographs of the war graves of 5 Bampton Men. Harold Edward Busby, pilot officer. A G Martin ordinary seaman. S Clark Royal Fusiliers. George Frederick Bayliss Royal Army Service Corps. A Lay gunner Royal Garrison Artillery.

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Amelia Carter Charity

  • BCA - 2017.879
  • Item
  • Twentieth Century

These documents are all concerning the Amelia Carter Charity.

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Bellringers' outing February 28th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.878
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  • February 28th 2009

The Bampton and Clanfield bellringers try to have two outings a year where they ring in four to six different churches. On this outing they rang at Abingdon, Sutton Courtney, Drayton and Radley, with lunch at The Fish in Sutton Courtney.

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A sea of crocus in bloom in Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.877
  • Item
  • February 24th 2009

Each February, a wonderful sea of Crocuses come into flower in lawns of Bampton Manor and it's an absolute joy to stand at the gate in Broad Street and take in this scene.

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Four ex Vicarages in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.875
  • Item
  • n/a

We have four houses which have been vicarages in Bampton. It was a 3 portion living at one time with one vicar being responsible for Lower Haddon and Lew, another looked after Aston, Shifford and Cote and the third had Bampton Proper which includ...

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Very high water after heavy rain March 16th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.873
  • Item
  • March 16th 2008

Yet again heavy rain caused flooding on March 16th 2008. These pictures are all taken around Mill Green and looking at the field across the road

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Shirt Race May 24th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.872
  • Item
  • May 24th 2008

Shirt Race May 24th 2008

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Flooding May 28th 2008 in Weald

  • BCA - 2017.870
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  • May 28th 2008

Yet more flooding; it happened so many times in 2007 and 2008. These pictures were taken May 28th 2008

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Time Team dig at Radcot May 15th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.868
  • Item
  • May 15th 2008

The television program Time Team did a dig at Radcot May 15th 2008. While not in Bampton, the keep they found which had been built there had Bampton connections because the battles between Matilda and Stephen took place in both Radcot and Bampton.

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Flooding in July 2007

  • BCA - 2017.862
  • Item
  • July 2007

These are a few photographs of the floods taken on the day of the torrential rain in July 2007 and the following day when it was possible to get out of Weald to take a few more photographs when the water levels had gone down a good deal. Outside ...

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Summer 1990 Sale of The Deanery

  • BCA - 2017.861
  • Item
  • 1990

This newspaper cutting tells us about the sale of The Deanery in 1990. It is a Grade II listed building and was in need of refurbishment in 1990.

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Women's Institute Christmas Party in the WI Hall c1954-5

  • BCA - 2017.858
  • Item
  • c1954/5

Each year, the WI used to put on a Christmas Party for the children in the WI Hall (now the Village Hall). This, at a time when few people had money for a party was a real treat for the children. There are about 90 children in this photograph

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, wife of Vera, father of Janet Newman and Jean

  • BCA - 2017.857
  • Item
  • 1980

Frank Tanner, someties called Perky was the youngest son of 'Buscot' Tanner died at his home in Colvile Close aged 85 on November 10th 1980. Frank emigrated to Australia before WWI, was called up into the Australian Army in WWI and was ...

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Cromwell House and Hughes' Garage & Petrol Pumps

  • BCA - 2017.853
  • Item
  • c1968

Cromwell House is in Cheapside. Next door to it used to Hughes Garage and shop. The garage was behind the shop and Cromwell House. The shop sold newspapers, knitting wools and patterns, sweets etc. The petrol pumps were right in front of Cromw...

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The Wheat Sheaf and papershop next door, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.851
  • Item
  • c1930

This is a photograph of the Wheat Sheaf which ceased to be a pub in 1972 when it became a post office. Early in the C20th an elderly lady used to cook fish to order in large open skillets like a giant wok and you went in via the door next to the ...

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The Poachers Rest in June 1980

  • BCA - 2017.850
  • Item
  • June 1980

The Poachers rest was a cafe first and then it became a restaurant. Like many shops and businesses on the main roads through Bampton and in the Market Square, it has become a private dwelling. Long before it was a cafe, it was Barclays Bank.

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Pages from the ledger of a builder from Bampton 1952

  • BCA - 2017.844
  • Item
  • 1952

These are five double pages of entries in 1952 from the ledger of a builder in Bampton. They give a wonderful idea of costs at the time, the type of work requested and the range of work done. There are two distinct sets of hand writing but both ...

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Lloyd Hughes Owens' extracts from Vestry meetings between 1859 and 1916

  • BCA - 2017.842
  • Item
  • 1859-1916

Lloyd Hughes Owens read through old Vestry minutes and extracted bits he found interesting. They were hand-written notes and the Archive is indebted to Miriam James for typing them out to make life easier for the reader. These extracts are both ...

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An Address to Parents in 1850 bringing children to school in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.841
  • Item
  • 1850

This notice was given to all parents bringing their children to school in 1850. This was the new National School in Church View, where the Youth Club, Boxing Club and Bush Club members now meet. I wonder what parents would say today if given thi...

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Research into the Spurrett family done around 1971

  • BCA - 2017.840
  • Item
  • c1971

This research work into the Spurretts who lived in Weald, Bampton and Aston was done in 1971 and before. Anyone interested in finding out about this family and the people they married will find plenty of help here. This was all done before peopl...

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Death of Patricia Ann Henly March 18th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.839
  • Item
  • March 18th 2016

Patricia Ann Henly was married to Roy Henly and they lived and farmed at Hobbs Buildings on Station Road.

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Thomas Peter 'Bill' Govier December 3rd 1932 to May 21st 2016

  • BCA - 2017.543
  • Item
  • 1932 - 2016

He was known locally as Bill but his name was Thomas Peter Govier. Bill played an active part in Bampton life in the Pumpkin Club, maintaining the war graves from 1955, composing the crossword in The Beam for many years and he showed his fun side...

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Bampton Opera 2016 offers a double bill of Divine Comedies summer 2016

  • BCA - 2017.836
  • Item
  • summer 2016

Bampton Opera has developed into an occasion not to be missed; people from abroad come specially to enjoy the event. In 2016 Dr Jeremy Gray and Gilly French put on two operas, Gluck's one act opera 'Philemon and Baucis' and Arne�...

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William Gent doing well after surgery to straighten his spine

  • BCA - 2017.835
  • Item
  • 2016

Young William Gent had major surgery to straighten his spine and not many months afterwards William's team took part in the Blenheim Palace run and raised more money than any other group. £5,500. William is back at Bampton CE Primary School...

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History of Witney Point Blankets

  • BCA - 2017.832
  • Item
  • September 2016

Derek West of the Witney Gazette has an article most weeks where he looks back at people, places and events. Witney Blankets are famous across in Canada as well as in the home country. Witney point blankets have a fascinating history and I saw s...

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Lead stolen from 27 churches across the diocese in the last 6 months

  • BCA - 2017.831
  • Item
  • September 2016

St Mary's in Bampton has had lead stolen from its roof twice within a month. 27 churches have suffered this in the diocese in the last 6 months. Churches are being urged to have alarms and CCTV fitted. Bampton's church now has alarms;...

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Death of Jan Walsh, wife of Jasper August 26th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.828
  • Item
  • August 26th 2016

Jan Walsh, wife of Jasper, died suddenly on August 26th 2016 after two stokes. Jan had the delightful disposition of not being able to talk without smiling which made her company so good and all who knew her feel her loss.

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Donkey Derby August 2016

  • BCA - 2017.826
  • Item
  • August 206

The Donkey Derby held on August Bank Holiday Monday is organised and run by the SPAJERS - Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing - to give Bampton people the chance to have fun while raising money to treat the senior citizens, who are t...

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The Old Bell Cottage in Bell Lane is for sale October 2013

  • BCA - 2017.825
  • Item
  • October 2013

Bell Cottage is one of Bampton's very old houses probably dating from the sixteen century. It is to be found in Bell Lane behind Thornberry Flats. The lane is known as 'Back of The Bell' by elderly locals who've lived here al...

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Sale notice for Weald Manor 1880

  • BCA - 2017.817
  • Item
  • 1880

These documents are from the sale of Weald Manor in 1880. A hand written note added much later records the succession of owners from Reverend George Hustler to Mr Blackburne.

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Letter encourage 'Vote Leave' the EU June 23rd 2016

  • BCA - 2017.816
  • Item
  • June 23rd 2016

In the run up to the referendum June 23rd 2016 when the public would decide if we should remain in the EU or leave, this letter encouraging people to vote leave was posted to each house

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Public footpaths of Bampton on an old map

  • BCA - 2017.814
  • Item
  • possibly early 1960s

This map is showing the railway line very distinctly that ran from Witney to Fairford. It's main purpose is to show the public footpaths in an around Bampton. The railway line closed early in the 1960s so I think this map is from before then.

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Witney Gazette reports on the May Bank Holiday Shirt Race 2016

  • BCA - 2017.812
  • Item
  • May 2016

The Witney Gazette has given a double page spread all about the Great Shirt Race in Bampton on the May Bank Holiday. The shirt race is organised by SPAJERS who organise events that provide fun for locals while raising funds to help the senior cit...

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RAF Brize Norton - in the news from April 2016 to January 2017

  • BCA - 2017.811
  • Item
  • April 2016 - January 2017

Variety of newspaper cuttings about RAF Brize Norton. Parachute team test freefall jump system. Freedom of the town honour for the RAF base. Royal parade for special squadron watched by Princess Anne. US visitors share tactics with RAF.

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