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Granny Poole from Workhouse Yard, Weald

  • BCA - 2020.2498
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Workhouse yard in Weald was a row of 6 cottages, two faced the road and four went at right angles away from the road. The two which faced the road were demolished at least as early as 1968.

Bampton Community Archive

Major Robert Colvile through his life

  • BCA - 2017.901
  • Item
  • Various

These are photographs of Major Robert Colvile starting with one when he was about 3 years old

Nik Stanbridge

Christina James married Anthony Shurey 1974

  • BCA - 2021.2601
  • Item
  • 19714

Christina Ann James from Bowling Green Close in Bampton married Anthony John Shurey of Clanfield at Witney Registry Office in 1974. Best man was Richard Snook.

Nik Stanbridge

Brooks family in the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1883
  • Item
  • 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

Nan and George Dafter visiting his brother Bernard in the USA

  • BCA - 2019.1967
  • Item
  • 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

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

  • BCA - 2019.2096
  • Item
  • 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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