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Bampton WI celebrate their 75th anniversary July 10th 1996

  • BCA - 2019.2095
  • Item
  • July 10th 1996

On July 10th 1996 the Bampton branch of the Women's Institute held a garden party to celebrate their 75th anniversary. People who attended includeElizabeth ChambersRose PittsRona Hughes OwensMidge NewmanJanet HuckJoyce LeeElsie

Bampton Community Archive

A carnival and fête, organised by the British Legion, held in the grounds of The Grange 1965

  • BCA - 2019.2149
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  • 1965

A carnival and fête, organised by the British Legion, held in the grounds of The Grange by kind invitation of Major and Mrs W.W.B. Scott. The event started at the Town Hall with the crowning of Carnival Queen, 16 year old Pamela Quick. Her attendants were Christine Neagle and Carole Edwards and a young Mathew Green was crown bearer. You need to read the article for a list of all the events, side shows and winners. 1965

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A history of cricket in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2155
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  • January 2019

Bampton has had a long history of playing cricket and Anna Pitt put on a wonderful, well researched exhibition on the subject in January/February 2019. The catalogue of the exhibition is still on sale. This is a double spread newspaper article about it that was in the Witney Gazette January 23rd 2019.

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Amateur Radio Club on Lundy Island 1965

  • BCA - 2019.2165
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  • 1965

The pennant of the 3rd Squadron, 14th Signals Regiment, Bampton, flies over Lundy Island where the men from Bampton Signals camp have gone to operate an amateur radio station.

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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.

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Windmill frame used by Radio Hams in Weald

  • BCA - 2019.2201
  • Item
  • 1965
  1. This pylon was the framework that once held a windmill on White Owl farm. The farm belonged to Bert and Ted Wilkins.

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Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society certificate

  • BCA - 2019.2214
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  • late C19th to early C20th

Before our National Health System came into being in July 1948, people could pay a little each week into a club or Friendly Society and if they should find themselves unable to work through illness or accident

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Hanging the Bampton WI Banner is St Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2020.2339
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  • May 21st 2014

On May 21st 2014 the Bampton WI banner was hung in the south wing of St Mary The Virgin.The banner was made by Pat Barratt, second from the right, and shows several aspect of Bampton life, notably the Morris dancing,

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Pumpkin Club Grand Weigh-in 1983

  • BCA - 2020.2440
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  • October 14th 1983

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.

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Tea ticket for Horticultural Society

  • BCA - 2020.2447
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  • mid twentieth century

This ticket for a tea was found in a pile of bits and pieces when clearing out a garage. Teas were sold to raise funds for the Bampton Horticultural Society. The cost was 6 pence in old money - 6d - so pre decimalisation of February 1971.

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