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Bowjangles entertain in the Village Hall

  • BCA - 2020.2451
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  • September 29th 2012

For several years, two shows a year were put on in the Village Hall and this flyer is for one of them. It was for Bowjangles who gave a wonderfully skilful and funny evening's entertainment in the Village Hall Saturday September 29th 2012.

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Fenella Gray's history of the Community Shop

  • BCA - 2021.2537
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  • July 2012

This article was written by Fenella Gray in the summer of 2012 where she documents the history of the Community Shop up to that point.
In 2008 the Archive made a film about the Community Shop up to that point. For a while, the shop had to close because the owners of the premises felt the storage facility at the back was a fire hazard but happily, the shop re-opened not too long after next door but one in Rosemary Lane with much improved facilities. This is the link to the 2008 film made by the Archive

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Some adverts from the July 2012 issue of The Bampton Beam

  • BCA - 2021.2536
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  • July 2012

These are just five of the adverts in the July 2012 issue of The Bampton Beam and are for

Little Westbrook self catering in Bridge Street
A personal trainer
Prestige Buildings
Bampton Garage
S J Cooper, builder

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A letter marking the closure of Emmies, our Papershop

  • BCA - 2017.247
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  • May 26th 2012

In May 2012 our papershop known as Emmies, run by Tom and Silvia Papworth closed for the last time. The letter gives a history of the shop, the people who ran it. It documents not only the passing of the papershop but records the very active part both Sylvia and Tom have played in Bampton's life, for which those of us lucky enough to have known them, their families and their shop will always be very grateful.

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Adrian Simmonds closing his shop July 2010

  • BCA - 2021.2560
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  • 2010

We were all sorry when Adrian Simmonds had to close his shop. It was like an Aladdin's cave inside and he aimed to have 6 new things each week. There is a letter to the Bampton Beam here from Toby Hopkins and one from Adrian himself.

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Toby Hopkins as a scarecrow

  • BCA - 2021.2576
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  • 2009

In alternate years the Bampton Community Archive organises a open garden day called Bampton's Hidden Gardens. Toby Hopkins dressed as a scarecrow as part of the fun.

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Wedding of Neil O'Brien & Sarah Bisp September 27th 2003

  • BCA - 2021.2582
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  • September 27th 2003

The Wedding Neil O'Brien & Sarah Bisp September 27th 2003. The gathering is on Church Green on the south side of Saint Mary's.
Di O'Brien is Neil's mother and was school secretary in Bampton for many years.

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The Bampton Beam April 2002

  • BCA - 2021.2569
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  • April 2002

The Bampton Beam used to be produced three times a year. This issue is from April 2002. The topics covered and the advertisers include:-

Parish Council and District Council Elections 2nd May 2002
Photograph of flooding and Morris Dancers outside the Elephant and Castle 1932
Bampton Riddle
A Skateboard Park for Bampton?
Bampton Village Hall
Bampton ‘250’ Club list of winners
Blood Donor Session Cancelled – by Susan Phillips
Grand Plant Sale
Bampton Methodist Chapel by Linden Burley
The Burford Singers
Magpie Lane Concert in aid of Friends of St Mary’s
The Secret Gardens of Bampton by Ian McLintock
Easter Church Services at St Mary’s
Bampton Parish Council News by David Hawkins, Chairman
Village College
Support for the Post Office
Town Hall – Lift for Disabled
Parking on Pavements
Do Fouling
Golden Jubilee Celebrations
Council Tax Increases
Oxfordshire Special Conservation Award (OSCA) Success
Market Square Improvements
West Oxfordshire District Council News by Jonathan Phillips, District Officer
New Pavilion Manager – Ray Willis appointed
Parish Assembly Meeting
Bampton Classical Opera 19th and 20th July 2002
Farmers’ Market, Monday 6 May 2002
New Bus Timetables
A Bampton Museum? By Jo Lewington
Letters and emails to the Editor
The Bampton Recreation Ground
Bampton-in-the-Bush Cricket Club
The Pavilion
Bampton Youth Football Club
Bampton Archery Club
Short Mat Bowls
Bampton Town Football Club
The Horseshoes Football Club
Bampton Gun Club
Bampton Weightlifting Club
Bampton Badminton Club
Bampton Archery Club
Bampton Tennis Club
Society for the Protection of Bampton
Parent Partnership Oxfordshire
Could you be a Citizen Advocate?
Learning Grant Scheme
Sobell House Hospice Charity
Volunteer Link-Up
Age Concern, Oxfordshire
Remembrances of My Service in the US Army Part1: Panama to Bampton by Dick Ford, US Army 1941 – 1945
May Garlands by Ruth Wheeler
Spajers News by Don Rouse
Minor Injuries Unit at Witney Community Hospital
Notice Board
Still Too Fast – speeding cars
Macmillan Cancer Relief, Bampton, Faringdon and Carterton
The Children’s Society
Bampton Ladies Group
The Cancer Research Campaign
Bampton Youth Centre by Colin Allport
The Bush Club
Flower Guild of St Mary the Virgin, Bampton
Bampton Welfare Trust
Bampton Exhibition Foundation
Bampton Bridge Club
Community Lunches
Bampton Websites
Useful telephone numbers
Out and About – photographs of Bampton and the Bampton Gardening Club
Shillbrook Wood by Colin Allport
Answer to the riddle on front page – photograph of Francis Shergold and Fred Lomas
Thames Travel Bus Timetable
Letters to Auntie Beam
The Gardening Page by Edie Bindweed
The Gardening Club News
Out of Work Farmer Turned Agricultural Correspondent by Don Rouse
Two Very Committed Women of Bampton by Fenella Gray – Hilda Kent and Margaret Howes
Bampton Golden Jubilee Celebrations
David Cameron MP – advice centres across West Oxfordshire
Postwatch Representative – voice of the consumer, Derrick Millard
Bampton Spajers Golden Jubilee 50th Shirt Race
A Decade of Bampton Classical Opera by Gilly French and Jeremy Gray
The Bike Project by Jo Lewington
The Cookery Corner by Gilly French – entertaining on a budget
West Ox Arts
New West Ox Arts Administrator – Abigail Ballinger
Medieval In Minds – Alison Merry and Friends
North Oxfordshire College, Banbury, Exhibition
Exhibitions in the Robert Vesey Room, Bampton Library
An Eye on the East – Hugh Sowden
Gallery Life Drawing Classes
Oxfordshire Arts Week – Open Studio
Town Hall Bookings
Calendar of Events
WODC Environmental Services

Oxford Double Glazing, Summertown, Oxford
Grey Gables Garage
Londis, community shop
Garden Trading Company
The Morris Clown
Bampton Fax Bureau at Emmies Newsagents
Cotswold Electronics, TV, Video, Audio, Microwave repairs
Lynwood Leisure Buildings Ltd
Bampton Cars
The Horseshoe Inn
N Nurden, Motor Body Repairs
Patrick Strainge, Butchers
Philippa Rayne, osteopath, Fiona Farmer physiotherapist and Lesley Mellin, reflexologist and aromatherapist
Danetree, veterinary surgeons, Faringdon
E Taylor & Son, Funeral Directors, Carterton
Curtain Choice
N J Woodley, building maintenance
Temples, DIY, Ironmongery, Paint, Wood, Cement, Sand, Gravel, Toys, Gifts and Candles
A Simmonds, The Old-Fashioned Village Store
Andrew Bowman, Master Thatcher
Tony Hughes, scissor sharpening
The Pitstop and Oxford Carb Services
The Elephant & Castle
The Robert and Doris Watts Residential & Nursing Home, Carterton
Pellmans, solicitors, Eynsham
The Flower Mill
Foxbury Farm, Brize Norton
The Appliance Doctor
Little Chicks Childminders
Live-in Home and Pet Minding Service – Jacqueline and Merv
Don Rouse Cars
Abbey Properties Estate Agents
The Romany Inn
Electric Vehicles Ltd
Domino Menswear, Witney
R Cooper, Builders, Painters, Decorators, Carpentry, Joinery, Dry Stone Walling
The Standlake Garage
Bojangles Hairdressers
Bodytalk, remedial sports massage

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