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George Dutton, Bill Mathews and his son Billy and Billy's grandmother

  • BCA - 2019.1962
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  • early twentieth century

Dutton the grocery shop also contained a bank and when the bank became Midland Bank and moved to a property next-door-but one, George moved out of the shop to run the bank full time and sold the grocery business to Bill Mathews. In the photograph...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Bill Daniels and his school class c1944

  • BCA - 2019.1961
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  • c1944

This is a school photograph of a class probably taken in 1944.Pupils named on the photograph includeFred BishopFred BrooksBill DanielsBrian SaddlerBob HuntDennis GreenBrian BarnettIvy WhitlockAmelia WrightDiane SaddlerJacqueline NicholsonDoreen Cl...

Bampton Community Archive

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.

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Adverts in 'The Beam' 2010

  • BCA - 2019.1955
  • Item
  • 2010

These adverts are all taken from the November 2010 issue of The Beam.1. Trevor Gardner, General Carpentry, fitted kitchens & bedrooms, door fitting, new locks, painting & decorating.2. Bampton Fax Bureau. Call in and send a fax message, ...

Bampton Community Archive

'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

Bampton Community Archive

Sales brochure for Weald Manor 1880 and again 1886

  • BCA - 2019.1953
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  • 1880 1886

Sale notice for Weald Manor on June 4th 1880 and another sale noticeFreehold & Tithe-Free pasture & arable land for sale August 2nd 1886

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Cast and program of WI Drama Group; 'The Plot Thickens' and 'Babes In The Wood'

  • BCA - 2019.1946
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  • mid nineteen sixties

The Bampton WI Drama Group under Hilda Pickard put on many plays and pantomimes which were always brilliantly done and greatly enjoyed.This shows the cast members of Babes in The Wood and The Plot Thickens, two short plays done either side of the ...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Lomas and Ody family

  • BCA - 2019.1939
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  • 1938 1959

The wedding of George Frederick Lomas and Lillian Frances Ody at St Mary The Virgin, Bampton c1938. They lived in Belgrave Cottages, Church Street until the late 1990s when Fred, then a widower moved to a bungalow in Manor View. They are both bu...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

A brief history of the education at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2019.1936
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  • eighteenth & nineteenth century

A brief history of Weald Manor• An Academy for young gentlemen is mentioned in 1790• Followed by John Beechey's Mansion House Academy in 1815 which moved into Weald Manor in the 1820s and closed in the late 1850s. In 1830 it was called a &#...

Bampton Community Archive

The Life and Work of Tony Page 1928 to 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1937
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  • 1928 2015

The Eulogy by Tony Page's son Martin, gives a full account of his life. For us in Bampton Tony was in at the beginning of the Bampton Community Archive and did all the printing for the charity up to his death. It was through Tony's shea...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Brigadier Rupert Crowdy celebrated his 105th birthday March 13th 2015

  • BCA - 2019.1934
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  • March 13th 2015

Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE served in the army in India and Burma and afterwards he organised the 'shipping' of coal into Berlin during the Berlin Siege. In 1962 he was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Queen.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Morris Dancers from 1894 to 1950

  • BCA - 2019.1678
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  • 1894-1950

2f. Castle farm. Barn or railway carriage in the farmyard behind the visiting Headington Quarry Morris dancers in 1949. George Hunt is the fool.2k. Jingy Wells with Bertie Clark, Bill Kimber, Sam Bennett and several named Bampton people.2o. Ear...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper report on several clubs in Bampton 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1931
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  • 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

Bampton Community Archive

1971 - WI Golden Jubilee year for Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.1930
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  • 1971

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

Bampton Community Archive

Service in the Market Square, early C20th

  • BCA - 2018.1479
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  • early C20th

I was given these to pictures in digital format when I took over being Archivist, with no indication of who lent them to the Archive to scan, what the occasion was or the date. If anyone can help please contact the Archive via the link on the fro...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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.

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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 ...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Mr Oswald Bartlett of Field Cottage is 100 years old

  • BCA - 2019.1916
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  • 1977

Mr Oswald Bartlett the day before his 100th birthday with his wife Doris. They lived in Field Cottage which is the church end of Sandfords Field. He was born in 1877 when Queen Victoria still had 24 more years to go on the throne.Cars have been ...

Bampton Community Archive

The induction of Rev. Derek Frost June 1976.

  • BCA - 2019.1913
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  • 1976

In June 1976 Rev Derek Frost became the new vicar of the newly created parish of Bampton with Clanfield including Aston, Lew and Shifford.One of the cuttings from the Witney Gazette June 1976 says ... History was made at Bampton on Tuesday of last...

Bampton Community Archive

Knapps farmhouse for sale in 1999 for £350,000

  • BCA - 2019.1915
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  • 1999

Newspaper cuttings from the Oxford Times 1999.The thatched eastern end of Knapps farmhouse was originally built as a timber framed medieval hall in the C14th. The stone walled section built under a slate and thatched roof was built in the C17th a...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for September 1951.

  • BCA - 2019.1908
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  • 1951

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for September 1951. Thoughts from Cyril C Kelway, vicar.Harvest thanksgiving service; copy of notice to be found in the church porch where the PPC invites applications for the post of Clerk and Sexton; the choirG...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for June 1951

  • BCA - 2019.1907
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  • 1951

Bampton with Lew church news sheet for June 1951. Letter by Cyril C Kelway, vicarTopics include Church spring-cleaning; Confirmation; Guild of St Mary's; visiting preachers.From the registers, Holy Baptism of1. Geraldine Mary daughter of Herb...

Bampton Community Archive

Clothing Ration book for Rose F Sollis 1947-1948 at The Swan Inn, Buckland Road

  • BCA - 2019.1902
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  • 1947 1948

This is the clothes ration book for Rose F Sollis who lived at The Swan Inn in Buckland Road.The book had to be handed to the shopkeeper for him or her to take out the appropriate coupon; it was illegal for a shopkeeper to accept loose coupons. ...

Bampton Community Archive

Ration book for Rose Gerring 1953-1954

  • BCA - 2019.1901
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  • 1953 1954

Rationing continued long after the end of WWII. As some items became more plentiful they were taken off ration but as this book belonging to Rose Gerring shows, meat, fats, cheese, bacon and sugar were still on ration in 1953-54.The supplier of e...

Bampton Community Archive

Ration book post WWII for Frederick Arthur Gerring

  • BCA - 2019.1900
  • Item
  • 1953-1954

Long after the end of WWII there was food rationing. As certain items became a little more plentiful they were removed from rationing but as late as 1954 some items were still on ration.This is a ration book, what is left of it, that belonged to ...

Bampton Community Archive

St Mary's choir boys on an outing to Southsea in 1947

  • BCA - 2017.1100
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  • 1947

In 1947 no girls were allowed in the choir at St Mary's which was quite normal in most churches at that time. In the summer of 1947 these 9 choirboys were taken on an outing to Southsea as a treat. Back row L-R Bill Daniels, Philip Addison,...

Bampton Community Archive

Letters to Rose Sollis from Arthur Gerring who was in India

  • BCA - 2018.1604
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  • 1943 1944

These two letters were written to Rose Sollis by Arthur Gerring who was in the army in India during WWII. They married when Arthur came home after demob.The writing is beautiful, both content and visually.

Bampton Community Archive

Letter of thanks for wedding gift from Norman & Meryl to Rose Gerring

  • BCA - 2019.1896
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  • c1980

Meryl Hobbs taught in Bampton almost all her life and it was after she retired that she met and married Norman. This letter is from them to Rose Gerring thanking her for their wedding gift which would appear to be money to spend on anything they ...

Bampton Community Archive

Mr & Mrs Harry Sollis from The Swan Inn, Buckland Road

  • BCA - 2019.1894
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  • c1951-1964

Mr & Mrs Harry Sollis owned and ran the Swan Inn in Buckland road for many years. In the last few years, Mrs Sollis ran it as a widow. Emmie Papworth, nee Bishop was a relative and adored Mrs Sollis; Emmie is seen with here in two of these p...

Bampton Community Archive

Accounts for The Swan Inn, Buckland Road, year ending March 31st 1951

  • BCA - 2019.1893
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  • 1951

Mr & Mrs Sollis owned and ran the Swan Inn, in Buckland Road. These are the accounts and a covering letter from their accountant, Thornton & Thornton in Witney and the accounts themselves for year ending March 31st 1951.You will gather fr...

Bampton Community Archive

Map of Bampton 1989, revised 1990

  • BCA - 2019.1891
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  • 1990

This map shows Bampton at 1989 with revisions done in 1990. It includes Weald. It shows the properties and the extent of the gardens.

Bampton Community Archive

Map of Bampton Estate at 1789

  • BCA - 2019.1890
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  • 1789

This map shows the Bampton Estates at 1789. This is before the fields were enclosed and the names of the people who farmed the strips or the name of the field area are on the map. The Quies fields are each side of the Bampton to Brize Norton roa...

Bampton Community Archive

Map of Bampton at the time of the Inclosure Act 1821

  • BCA - 2019.1889
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  • 1821

One of these maps shows the names of the fields and the waterways, important for growing and stocking fish are very clear, the second one is a photograph from a page in the Inclosure document held at St Lukes in Oxford and this shows the propertie...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton - Country Life magazine July 26th 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1888
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  • 1946

This is the 2nd of two articles in successive issues of Country Life magazine July 1946. There are pictures of the Grammar School which now houses the library and the exhibition space called the Vesey room used by Bampton Community Archive and We...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton - Country Life magazine July 19th 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1887
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  • 1946

This is the first of two articles in successive weeks in Country Life magazine July 1946. This article talks about the architecture of Bampton with pictures of the Market Place, the early Victorian Town Hall, Morris Dancing, Lime Tree house, Thom...

Bampton Community Archive

Firemen attending a fete

  • BCA - 2019.1886
  • Item
  • 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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Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp by the W.I. Drama Group

  • BCA - 2019.1885
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  • c1962

The WI Drama group put on at least one excellent play or pantomime each year for several years under the guidance of Hilda Pickard. This is Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp. The cast was1. Lynne Rouse2. Carol Hampton3. Sandra Foster4. Sylvia Barne...

Bampton Community Archive

The Beam: April 1990 vol. 5 No1

  • BCA - 2019.1884
  • Series
  • April 1990

THE BEAM APRIL 1990. VOLUME 5 NO1. THE TOPICS COVERED :-Morris dancing on Spring Bank Holiday MondayPrefabs built after WWII originally called Portel HousesParish council history and coming elections. The first meeting of Bampton’s Parish ...

Bampton Community Archive

Brooks family in the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1883
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  • 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 who was the mother of Nan, Jim, Connie, Teddy, Bob, Nellie and B...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Connected families - Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler, Elward, Newman

  • BCA - 2017.845
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  • twentieth century

These are really good, old photographs showing members of the Tanner, Flux, Poole, Butler and Elward families from around 1900 through the twentieth century. The family group photograph of 'Buscot' Tanner shows him with his sons in unif...

Bampton Community Archive

Closure of the GWR Oxford via Witney to Fairford railway line

  • BCA - 2017.731
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  • June 16th 1962

On June 16th 1962 the last train from Witney to Fairford passed through Bampton and Brize Norton station. The newspaper cuttings give a good history of this railway line. In Bampton, there used to be a railway timetable on the wall next to the L...

Bampton Community Archive

The debt Bampton Morris owes to Jingy Wells, by Frank Purslow

  • BCA - 2019.1879
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  • 1970s

Frank Purslow had previous sent a letter to the Witney Gazette that was far from complimentary about Jingy Wells and it made many Bamptonians cross. He was challenged about it by Bobby Wells, Jingy's son and this letter to the Gazette follow...

Bampton Community Archive

May Bank Holiday weekend of dancing 1986

  • BCA - 2019.1877
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  • 1986

May Bank Holiday weekend. Francis Shergold's Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on the Monday and Alec Wixey's Bampton Morris Men practising on the Sunday.

Bampton Community Archive

Bank Holiday Monday dancing 1986 (2)

  • BCA - 2019.1876
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  • 1986

Morris dancing in Bampton 1986. Alec Wixey's side rehearsing on the Sunday and Francis Shergold's side dancing on the Monday.

Bampton Community Archive

Bank Holiday Monday Morris Dancing 1986

  • BCA - 2019.1875
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  • 1986

Bank Holiday Monday Morris dancing in Bampton 1986.Francis Shergold's Traditional Bampton Morris Men and Alec Wixey's Bampton Morris Men

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