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Dawn and Tina Mansfield in fancy dress.

  • BCA - 2019.1976
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  • c1940

Dawn and Tina Mansfield in fancy dress having just passed the Elephant and Castle Inn. Note pre-decimalisation prices of the ice cream. 1d was 1 penny and 240 pennies made £1.

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Bush Club outing to have tea at Horace Holifield's in Ramsden in 1999.

  • BCA - 2019.1975
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  • 1999

Bush Club outing to have tea at Horace Holifield's in Ramsden in 1999.Horace did a huge amount for many charitable organisations and kitted out his home and garden to enable groups of about 40 to have a lunch or tea there and Horace would ent...

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Tea at Lavender Place Flats, 1997

  • BCA - 2019.1974
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  • 1997

Tea at Lavender Place Flats 1997. Left to right:- Daisy Gill, Laura Turnham, Joan(or real name Beryl) Smith and one other lady.Sadly, the flats are to be pulled down and all the residents have been told to find somewhere else to live. At this mom...

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Jack and Godfrey Horne in fancy dress in 1924

  • BCA - 2019.1972
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  • 1924

Jack and Godfrey Horne in fancy dress in 1924.Godfrey Horne was killed in action in France. He was in one of the Guards regiments in WWII

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Shirt Race outside The Lamb in the Market Square c1959

  • BCA - 2019.1971
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  • c1959

The contestants in the Shirt Race are at The Lamb Inn in the Market Square. This Inn was known locally as The Tree because there was a very large Ash tree in the garden.Notice the British Railways timetable on the wall. The Bampton and Brize Nor...

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Children in Fancy Dress

  • BCA - 2019.1966
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  • nineteen fifties

Pauline Weston and her sister dressed as the Bisto Kids in a fancy dress competition in the late 1950s

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Fete at Weald Manor to raise funds for new floor in St Mary's

  • BCA - 2019.1965
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  • June 1960

This is a newspaper article from the Oxford Times June 10th 1960 which talks about the fete held at Weald Manor by kind permission of Mrs A.M. Colvile and her son Major R.A. Colvile. It was to raise funds for the renewal of part of the floor insi...

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Bampton Town Football club 1918-1919 season

  • BCA - 2019.1960
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  • 1918 1919

This is a picture of Bampton Town's football club in the 1918-1919 season.The man in the stripped top next to the man in the bowler hat is Bill Hudson.

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Third great shirt race 1955

  • BCA - 2019.1956
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  • 1955

This newspaper cutting from the Oxford Mail of 1955 covers the 3rd Great Shirt Race to be held in Bampton, the first one being part of the celebration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The race was started by firing a double barrel...

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'Father and Dart' in 1890

  • BCA - 2019.1954
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  • 1890

'Father and Dart' in 1890. Picture donated by RHC Davies. The name of 'Father' is not known

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W Payne & Son, Great Western Railway Co Agents, Bampton and Lechlade.

  • BCA - 2019.1952
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  • 1911

W Payne & Son, Great Western Railway Co Agents, Bampton and Lechlade. Cab & Omnibus Proprietors, horses, brakes, carriages etc for hire. Cartage contractors and furniture removers. Chief office The Hill, Witney Oxon. Railway depots Bampton...

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Bampton Football team late 1950s

  • BCA - 2019.1951
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  • 1950s

This picture was taken in the late 1950s or very early 1960s. The names of the people are all printed on the photograph and includeTony AllamJohn MarstonVernon CannonsTed HardingGeoff WilsonJim SweetinghamJim BartonGeorge DafterChris TimmsFred Mi...

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Coach outing from Bampton c1933

  • BCA - 2019.1950
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  • c1933

This was a coach out from Bampton with many members of the Green family, all named on the photograph

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Old Bamptonians Hockey Team

  • BCA - 2019.1949
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  • 1960s

Lloyd Hughes Owens encouraged some of his past pupils who had left school to form the 'Old Bamptonians hockey team.'Going from left to right, they are1. Monica Newman2. Janette Keyte3. Gail Govier4. Jean or Sally Addison5. ?6. Bernadette...

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John Jaques from Bampton has been made chairman of the Under 30s Farmers' Club

  • BCA - 2019.1944
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  • 2015

Witney Gazette March 11th 2015 notes that John Jaques from Bampton has been made chairman of the Under 30s Farmers' Club.John is no relative of Sue Jaques who used to own and run the shop that is now a private dwelling called No4 Town House o...

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St Mary's choir sing Evensong at Lichfield Cathedral April 18th 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1940
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  • April 18th 2015

On Saturday April 18th 2015 the choir from St Mary The Virgin, Bampton went to Lichfield Cathedral to sing Sung Evensong. Choir master and conductor David New, organist on the day for the choir was John Ridgway.Gentleman left to right Andrew Hiche...

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Hughes' Garage in Cheapside in 1966

  • BCA - 2019.1938
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  • 1966

The garage in the Market Square was in existence at the start of the C20th when Oliver Onesipherous Collett owned and ran it. Around the middle of the twentieth century it was bought by Len Hughes and it's interesting to note that he left th...

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Bampton National School class photo 1922

  • BCA - 2019.1935
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  • 1922

This photograph, taken in 1922 according to the date on the bottom right corner, is of a class at Bampton National School in Church View. It is sad that we don't know the names of any of the children in the picture. The picture was lent to t...

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WI March meeting, theme 'A Russian Evening' 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1932
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  • 1972

A newspaper cutting from 1972 reporting on a WI meeting in March where the theme of the evening was 'A Russian Evening.'A new member was welcomed and Jean Howell agreed to be their representative at the AGM in London at the Albert Hall ...

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Newspaper report on several clubs in Bampton 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1931
  • Item
  • 1972

This newspaper cutting from 1972 which talks about the events at several clubs in Bampton.The Women's Institute and Women's Legion trip to RAF Brize Norton.Badminton Club.Numismatic SocietyDarby & Joan ClubSchool Fete

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1971 - WI Golden Jubilee year for Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.1930
  • Item
  • 1971

In 1971 The Bampton branch of the Women's Institute celebrated its Golden Jubilee. This newspaper cutting reports on some of the activities.

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Five views of Bampton on one postcard - late 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1926
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  • late 1960s

A postcard with 5 views of Bampton including The War Memorial, the South side of the Market Square, south east aspect of St Mary The Virgin, The Highmoor Brook having gone under the road by Brook House and Town Hall with Market Square Garage in th...

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Church View looking north to St Mary's, late 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1925
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  • late 1960s

A view along Church View in the late 1960s with St Mary's at the north end. Not a car in sight which is something you won't see now unless Downton Abbey are filming here.

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Invoice for household items from Cook & Boggis August 24th 1923

  • BCA - 2019.1923
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  • August 24th 1923

An invoice from Cook and Boggis of Witney August 24th 1923 for achest of drawers,2 bedroom chairs,1 wash stand,1 bowl and 1 bucketfor the total sum of £4 7s 5d four pounds thirty seven pence and a half penny.This was lent to the Archive to copy by...

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Leaflet produced January 1st 1947 regarding wild birds

  • BCA - 2019.1922
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  • January 1st 1947

Leaflet produced January 1st 1947 regarding wild birds. It states which are protected all the time, some at certain times of the year and which birds' eggs may not be taken. By virtue of the Wild Birds Protection Acts 1880-1939 and an order ...

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Invoice to Alec Townsend for burial of his wife Elizabeth Ann May 24th 1963

  • BCA - 2019.1920
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  • May 24th 1963

This is an invoice to Mr Alex Townsend of Ash Tree farm in Weald Street from the undertakers M Long and Sons after dealing with the body of his wife Elizabeth Ann Townsend.May 24th 1963.Cemetery fee £3,Vicar's fee £1,use of church and caretak...

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AGM of Bampton branch of the British Legion plus Women's section 1968

  • BCA - 2019.1917
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  • 1968

From a Local newspaper. Feb 1968. Report of the AGM of Bampton Branch of the British Legion along with the Women's section. President Capt C R Radclyffe; Chairman P Mathem; vice chairman E Spurrett; secretary John Quick; standard bearer W Jac...

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Wedding of Miss Rose Bishop and Mr Cyril Greenway 1949

  • BCA - 2019.1910
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  • 1949

Newspaper cutting re the wedding of Miss Rose Bishop and Mr Cyril Greenway in the last quarter of 1949. Rose was a sister of Emmie Papworth nee Bishop. The service was conducted by the Rev. C.O. Price assisted by the Rev C. Sutton the Methodist M...

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Firemen attending a fete

  • BCA - 2019.1886
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  • nineteen sixties

It was not uncommon for the firemen to take one of their appliances to fetes. The firemen and women were keen to explain what was on the appliance and in particular to explain to children. In this picture left to right areRay Green, John Wixey, ...

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Jason Seacole hands the 6 aside Jubilee Cup to West Witney

  • BCA - 2019.1882
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  • 1970s

Jason Seacole is handing the Jubilee Cup to Liam Burnside of West Witney after they won the Bampton 6-aside tournament. In the background is Michael Irvin who did much along with Ken East to help the boys' football sides in Bampton. Ken was...

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John Knight dancing in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.1881
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  • 1970s

John Knight comes from a family of Bampton dancers of the Morris in Bampton. Behind him in this picture just holding hankies is Roy Dommitt who worked at the High Down Rocket Test Site on the Isle of Wight. He was one of the most senior engineer...

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Early twentieth century cricket team

  • BCA - 2019.1880
  • Item
  • 1920s

There are many interesting aspects to this picture. There are three members of the Green family in the team, Frederick, Jim and Henry. Ten are in whites, Tim Fox looks as if he is an umpire but the clothing on the Talbot Licensee Mr Norman gives...

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'Chain Reaction' cycle path rally at Tadpole Bridge. 2002.

  • BCA - 2019.1860
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  • 2002

In 2002 a group of people calling themselves 'Chain Reaction' did all they could to raise sufficient money to have a safe cycle path created from Bampton to Tadpole Bridge, but sadly they were not able to achieve their ambition. Two yea...

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Bo Jangles, Bampton Castle Cars & Marks Kitchen in 2003

  • BCA - 2019.1859
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  • 2003

This picture was taken in 2003. Down the side of Rosemary Lane, farthest away is Bo Jangles the hairdresser then coming towards the camera is the office for Bampton Castle Cars and the green sign board of Mark's Kitchen can just be seen.

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The Primrose League Diploma of Association for James Green. March 30th

  • BCA - 2019.1856
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  • March 30th

This is the Primrose League Diploma of Association for the membership of James Green, March 30th 1886.The Primrose League was established in 1883 by Lord Randolph Churchill and John Gorst in the wake of the Conservative Party's loss to Gladst...

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'Rocky' Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1991

  • BCA - 2019.1853
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  • 1991

Ernie 'Rocky' Hunt and Chad Trueman in the background, Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1991. Rocky was known as Dicky to all his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest Bishop.

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Wedding of Olive Peacock and James McCabe

  • BCA - 2019.1852
  • Item
  • 1970s

This is the wedding of Olive Peacock and James McCabe.Their son Andrew told me:-"From the left is my aunt Zita Donnelly who flew over for the wedding. (To the USA) I think that’s Jenny Jenkin (Quick) next to her. Next to her, according to ...

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Mick & Doris Cleaver given award by Cancer Research UK 2014

  • BCA - 2019.1849
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  • 2014

Michael and Doris Cleaver received an award from Cancer Research UK in 2014 for their simply amazing work in raising funds for this charity for a combined 60 years of volunteering.They were given an honorary fellowship at the Cancer Research UK Fl...

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William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells playing the fiddle in 1923

  • BCA - 2019.1847
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  • 1923

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells danced, fooled and played the fiddle for Bampton Morris from the late nineteenth century and well into the twentieth.In this picture he is seen with his fiddle.The hat, waistcoat, trousers and socks (odd sock...

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School class from around 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1845
  • Item
  • c1944

This picture of a school class was taken at the National School in Church View about 1946. The named children includeFred BishopFred BrooksBill DanielsBrian SadlerBob HuntDennis GreenBrian BarnetIvy BirdAmelia WrightDiane SadlerJacqueline Nichols...

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Cote Chapel needs £2,000 - article from 1953

  • BCA - 2019.1842
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  • August 28th 1953

This is an article from the Oxford Time August 28th 1953. It explains immediate repair is needed to the roof and ceiling of this delightful little church which was built in 1661.

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Sandford Field and the spire of Saint Mary The Virgin church, c1930

  • BCA - 2019.1838
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  • c1930

Sandford field looking north, circa 1930.The hedge has not grown up to hide 'Sandfords' (the house), and the area there contains two cottages, not just one large house.Field Cottage is the house on the right.The clearly defined path was ...

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Mrs White in her doorway, Sandford Cottage.

  • BCA - 2019.1837
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  • 1900-1912

Sandfords Cottage early 20th century with a well in the lower left corner of the picture. The well was shared by the neighbouring cottage which is Brook Cottage. There was a little footpath between the two cottages where, in the 1950s Mr Bert Wh...

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George Dafter, local postman

  • BCA - 2019.1835
  • Item
  • c1955

This is George Dafter who was one of our local postmen for nearly 30 years. He was loved by all who came into contact with him and he had a great sense of humour.Jamie Wheeler said "My Dad always told a funny story about George. Some people...

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Emmies 1963

  • BCA - 2019.1819
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  • 1963

This picture is of Emmies, the newsagents in Bridge Street, seen in 1963.How sad that bicycles could not be left outside like this today. They all appear to be ladies' bicycles.

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Four little school girls c1980

  • BCA - 2019.1818
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  • c1980

The four little girls left to right areKaren BroomSarah MoneyDenise KewAmanda Rouse

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Philly Dewe, Freda Bradley's grandfather. 1930

  • BCA - 2019.1805
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  • 1930

Philly Dewe, Freda Bradley's Grandfather, in 1930.He died falling out of the walnut tree on the footpath between Bushey Row and New Road in what used to be called the Dump Field.

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Wedding of Jack Bunce c1880s

  • BCA - 2017.815
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  • c1880s

The photograph captures the wedding of John William Bunce, known to everyone as Jack to Mary Radburn. They had children Iris, Les and Joan.John was brother to Emmie Sollis who ran the Lamb Inn in Buckland Road and Mary was Tom Papworth's Gra...

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Baptist Sunday School outing, Emmie Papworth on the left wearing glasses

  • BCA - 2019.1816
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  • c1940

Baptist Sunday School outing, Emmie Papworth on the left wearing glasses; Miss Dutton on the extreme right and Rose Bishop, Emmie's sister, next to Miss Dutton.Mrs Ivings next to Emmie Papworth. They are all making sure a large group of child...

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An evacuee family outside Bishops during WWII

  • BCA - 2019.1812
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  • WWII

An evacuee family including children outside Emmie and Eddie Foreshew's mother's shop which became 'Emmies' until Tom and Sylvia Papworth retired in 2012 and being unable to find a buyer for their business, the property became...

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Tickhill Gala Day flyer 1993

  • BCA - 2019.1808
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  • 1993

This was the first visit made by the Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers under Squire Francis Shergold. The side went up four or five more times over the years.

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Sam Bennett from Ilmington in Warwickshire

  • BCA - 2019.1801
  • Item
  • 1950s

Sam Bennett. He moved to Warwickshire but walked to Bampton to fiddle for the Morris at Whitsun. He would arrive at Mr & Mrs Townsend's Castle Farm on Bridge St and announce 'I be 'ere'. To earn his keep, he'd stay ...

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Best friends Freda Daniels and Ethel Whitlock Nov 14th 1945

  • BCA - 2019.1807
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  • November 14th 1945

These two young ladies, Freda Daniels who became Mrs Freda Bradley and Ethel Whilock who became Mrs Ethel Sheppard were best friends.Freda's daughter Janet Westman wrote" Ethel was actually my Godmother. She was married to Percy Sheppar...

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Freda & Tom Bradley with Janet & Ray visiting Beam Cottage

  • BCA - 2019.1806
  • Item
  • 1954

This picture shows Freda and Tom Bradley with their children Janet & Ray visiting Beam Cottage, surrounded by daffodils. Janet wrote" I remember when we used to come and play with you (Julie Powell who lived at Beam Cottage) and Miss Wyl...

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North West & West aspect of the Town Hall & Eeles grocery shop

  • BCA - 2019.1802
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This picture was taken very near to 1900. The clock erected in 1908 is not yet on the roof.Wheelgate House is still the academy run by Alfie Bryant and Eeles shop is visible.The main feature is the Town Hall showing the north west and west aspect...

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Re-roofing the Grammar School in 1910

  • BCA - 2019.1798
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  • 1910

The Grammar School in Church View, close to St Mary's, had a new roof in 2010. Arthur Plaster is the person highest up on the roof and he came from a long line of carpenters.John Tanner is to the right, Alfred Collett to the left.It's n...

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Williams family 1890s with Os Williams

  • BCA - 2019.1795
  • Item
  • 1890s

Os Williams is seen here with his family some time in the 1890s.He was in our retained fire service and part of the team that won the National Championships in Crystal Palace in 1904.He is in the front row on the left.

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Builders in Bampton early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1794
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Members of the Green family were stone masons, general builders, carpenters, in fact between them they covered all the skills needed in building. Many were members of the retained fire service and many played football for Bampton. They all took ...

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Merchant Navy service book WWII

  • BCA - 2019.1791
  • Item
  • WWII

Merchant Navy service book.Club rooms for members of the British Merchant Navy, second floor of Seamen's Church Institute, 25 South Street, New York City.The club rooms were dedicated by the British Ambassador in March 1941

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Notification of medal awarded to Arthur Beckley WWII

  • BCA - 2019.1790
  • Item
  • WWII

Notification of medal awarded to Arthur Beckley during WWII. Arthur played a very active part in the life of Bampton also being a member of our retained fire crew for many years.

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Mother's Union gathering c1990

  • BCA - 2019.1788
  • Item
  • c1990

This is a group of wonderful ladies, all members of the Mother's Union. The picture was taken about 1990 by Margaret Chaundy who was also a member.People in the picture includeMiss Mary Farmer who taught about 3 generations of Bampton childr...

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Bishop Paul Burrough's memories in his book 'Angels Unawares'

  • BCA - 2019.1783
  • Item
  • June

Bishop Paul Burrough's memories. Newspaper cutting June 24th 1988. 'Angels Unawares' is a book written by Bishop Paul which is a very interesting read.Paul was Bishop of Mashonaland .On his way by motorbike to Matsika to confirm 51...

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Mr Clack from Clanfield was a horse collar maker

  • BCA - 2019.1781
  • Item
  • mid twentieth century

Mr Clack from Clanfield was a horse collar maker and is seen here with one of his horse collars leaning against his legs.He lived just past the Methodist church on the High Street in Clanfield.

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George Butler and Albert William Edginton were half brothers

  • BCA - 2019.1777
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  • World War One

George Butler and Albert William Edginton were half brothers. Albert was killed in WWI March 26th 1917. One of George's sisters was Ada Alexandra Butler who married Frank Tanner.To see how they fit into the family tree, find Ada in this fam...

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Horse riders in Landells about 1990

  • BCA - 2019.1780
  • Item
  • about nineteen ninety

Two horse riders enjoying the fresh air in Landells about 1990

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Mothers' Union tea party

  • BCA - 2019.1779
  • Item
  • around 1990

Mother's Union tea party.Seated on the left is Miss Farmer who taught 3 generations of Bampton infants and died in Witney hospital in 2002.Seated right is Eva Deacon.Back row: Molly King from Clanfield, Vera Elward, Rose Gerring, Mrs Fowler f...

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High Street looking west from the south end of Bushey Row

  • BCA - 2019.1774
  • Item
  • nineteen twenties

This is the High Street looking west from the south end of Bushey Row. The cars would suggest this was taken later in the 1920s. The war memorial can be see so it is post September 1920.Townsend's Cycle shop can be seen with cycles outside ...

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Freda Bradley's father Fred Daniels

  • BCA - 2019.1771
  • Item
  • world war two

Freda Bradley's father Fred Daniels in military uniform, taken by Tanaka in Hong Kong during WWII.Fred was in Hong Kong in 1927 when his daughter, who became Mrs Freda Bradley, was born.

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Freda Bradley with her Aunty Wyn in Queen Street circa 1940

  • BCA - 2019.1770
  • Item
  • c1940

Winifred Cook in Queen Street circa 1940 with her daughter.Winifred Cook was Fred Daniel’s step sister and aunt to Janet Westman.There used to be a row of about 6 little cottages in Lavender Square behind the Jubilee going into Queen Street, but t...

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North end of Church View, possibly 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1768
  • Item
  • Later 50s or early 60s

This is the northern half of Church View with Saint Mary The Virgin church at the top end. Notice the bedroom windows open to air the rooms, the total lack of cars and the open ditch on the right with large slabs crossing it to afford access to e...

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Broad Street looking north in 1904

  • BCA - 2019.1767
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  • 1904

This is Broad Street looking north. The trees on the left were a gift from Mr Gerring who lived in Broad Street. Previously, there had been lime trees along the road but they'd had to be cut down. The council paid to have them planted.On t...

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Re-thatching of Strawberry Cottage, High Street

  • BCA - 2019.1762
  • Item
  • nineteen eighties

This picture, taken by Hilda Kent shows Strawberry Cottage in the High Street being re-thatched. The date is not known but was re-thatched early in the 1960s and again about 2007 so perhaps this was done about 1984.Andy Bowman did the work.I wond...

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