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Flooding January 8th 2014 by Weald Business Parks

  • BCA - 2017.974
  • Item
  • January 8th 2014

We had heavy rain on January 7th and these photographs show the flooding by the business parks in Weald on the site of the old Royal Corps of Signals, later to become RAF Bampton Castle.

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Downton Abbey back filming in Bampton for a 5th year August 11th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.970
  • Item
  • August 11th 2014

In 2014 Carnival Films came back to Bampton for a 5th year running to film scenes for Downton Abbey. This was the series when a War Memorial was first created. It was built on the green outside St Mary's and looked very authentic. Bampton&...

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Dogs responsible for killing Anthony's ewe and lambs May 29th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.968
  • Item
  • May 29th 2011

Throughout the spring of 2011 dogs kept getting amongst the sheep in Weald Street and causing havoc. On May 29th they killed a ewe and three lambs. These photographs are of the dogs, blood clearly seen on the front of the Jack Russell and they s...

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Diamond Jubilee Games in the Sports Field Diamond June 5th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.967
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  • June 5th 2012

As part of the four days of celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen Elizabeth II games were held in the playing fields by the pavilion. Apart from races, many clubs were there to give people the chance to try their sport. The even...

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Choir outing to Kingston Farm for the children February 19th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.964
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  • February 19th 2014

The organist and choirmaster of St Mary's, David New, organised an outing to Kingston Farm, near Kingston Bagpuize where he helps with the milking at weekends, for the junior members of the choir. It has a very big dairy herd milked on a rot...

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Bampton Parish Church News January - December 1903 plus Aston Parish news

  • BCA - 2017.962
  • Item
  • January 1903 - December 1903

These pages are extracts from the equivalent of our present-day church Contact magazine. They cover each month through 1903 and here you can read about the restoration of the bells, the planting of the trees down Broad Street, the outings the cho...

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'Bampton Has Talent' June 3rd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.961
  • Item
  • June 3rd 2012

As part of four days of celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II we had an evening asking the question "Has Bampton Got Talent?" and the answer was a resounding Yes. These photographs are of just a few of the people who ...

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Bampton C of E Primary School children enact a royal wedding April 28th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.958
  • Item
  • April 28th 2011

With the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton due to take place on the following day, April 29th 2011, the children of Bampton C of E Primary School had the great fun of enacting a royal wedding. They went from the school in Bow...

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Moving of the letterbox around the Town Hall. March 2011

  • BCA - 2017.955
  • Item
  • March 2011

In March 2011 the letterbox was moved from the site of the old Post Office in Bridge Street opposite Knapps farmhouse to the east side of the Town Hall. Unfortunately, nobody made sure the siting was ok and it wasn't because planning permiss...

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Save our Library big read-in February 5th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.954
  • Item
  • February 5th 2011

When our library was threatened with closure Bampton people rose up and protested. A big read-in was organised and a short talk outside the library by Kirsty Young, who lives in Bampton started the day; she was the first of many people, most quit...

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Creation of the dry, flood catchment lake in Weald Street January - March 2011

  • BCA - 2017.951
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  • January - March 2001

In January 2011 men arrived to create a 'dry' lake in Weald to catch flood water that would otherwise rush down Weald and into the mill run on Mill Green and flood the houses all around the green there. The idea is that water collects i...

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Bernard Rose Concert poster for September 11th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.950
  • Item
  • September 11th 2010

This is the poster produced for the centenary concert on September 11th 2016 to commemorate the life and works of Bernard Rose.

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Roy Shergold & Terry Rouse August 31st 2009

  • BCA - 2017.949
  • Item
  • August 31st 2009

After enjoying the afternoon at the Donkey Derby in Sandfords Field, Roy Shergold and Terry Rouse enjoyed a good natter while sitting on the bridges and watching the world go by while having a good laugh.

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Ham Court farm buildings and items set out for sale September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.948
  • Item
  • September 2010

Ham Court farmhouse, farm buildings and 22 acres were sold by Jesus College Oxford in September 2010. These photographs show the farm buildings and all the items set out for sale. For more on the sale including inside and outside the house and t...

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The outside of Ham Court farmhouse 6 days before the sale in September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.947
  • Item
  • September 2010

These are views around the outside of Ham Court farmhouse taken in September 2010 six days before it was to be sold by Jesus College, Oxford. To see photographs of the inside see entry 2017.946. For the sales brochure see entry 2017.528.

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Inside Ham Court farmhouse 6 days before the sale in September 2010

  • BCA - 2017.946
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  • September 2010

Ham Court farmhouse, out-buildings and 22 acres of land were sold by Jesus College, Oxford in 2010. These photographs were taken 6 days before the sale. They start in the attic which was bone dry although the plaster was falling off the laths. ...

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Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match 2010

  • BCA - 2017.945
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  • September 25th 2010

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Match Society holds its annual ploughing match (nearly always) on the last Saturday in September. These photographs were taken September 25th 2010 at Manor Farm, Meysey Hampton near Cirencester.

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Snow around Bampton January 7th 2010

  • BCA - 2017.928
  • Item
  • January 7th 2010

Snow in early January in Bampton - these photographs were taken all around Bampton the following day in clear sunshine

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Building the scene for the first series of Downton Abbey. May 2010

  • BCA - 2017.942
  • Item
  • May 2010

In May 2010 Carnival Films created the scenery for filming the first series of Downton Abbey around St Mary The Virgin Church, Church Green and the Old Grammar School in Bampton. There was a wonderful fun fair created including a full sized helte...

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Flower Festival in St Mary's 2010

  • BCA - 2017.941
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  • May 2010

The annual Flower Festival in St Mary's is held each year on the May Bank Holiday when the town is full with people who have come for the Morris Dancing and the Shirt Race. It is the big fund raising event run by the men and women of the flo...

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Repairs inside to the aisle & chancel roofs & their repainting 2010

  • BCA - 2017.940
  • Item
  • 2010

In 2010 the inside of the aisle and chancel roofs was repaired and repainted. Where the roof had been letting water in plaster was loose and in places had fallen off completely. These photographs document the course of the repairs and painting

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The Cotton Club closing down March 2010

  • BCA - 2017.938
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  • March 2010

After at least two decades, the Cotton Club was forced to close down because the lease was up and the renewal contract offered was just not viable.

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Bell Lane & Cheapside path by George & Dragon resurfaced February 2010

  • BCA - 2017.937
  • Item
  • February 2010

In February 2010 the path behind the Village Hall and Thornberry flats named Bell Lane but known to all long-time locals as 'Back of the Bell, was resurfaced along with the path outside Melita and the old George & Dragon pub.

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Removal of oil fired boiler & new gas boiler fitted in St Mary's 2010

  • BCA - 2017.936
  • Item
  • 2010

In 2010 the old oil fired boiler was taken out of the boiler room under the vestry in St Mary's and a new gas fired system was installed. These photograph document the work from the old boiler being dismantled to the new one in place.

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Repair of the Chancel roof of St Mary's 2010

  • BCA - 2017.934
  • Item
  • 2010

The aisle roof of St Mary's was repaired in 2009 and the following year, 2010, the Chancel roof was repaired. The photographs document the progress of the work and the finished article. The new ridge tiles are hollow with an entrance on the...

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Autumn Glory in Bampton 2009

  • BCA - 2017.932
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 2009

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

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Morris Dancing May 25th 2009 Bank Holiday

  • BCA - 2017.927
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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....

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A picture of Mary Shergold in service at Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.922
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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Flower Festival in St Mary's May 2009

  • BCA - 2017.918
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Item
  • 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
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  • 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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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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