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Ruth Eley's copy of The Land Girl, No3 Volume 4, June 1943 Price 3d.

  • BCA - 2017.666
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  • June 1943

A monthly softback booklet was produced during WWII for the ladies in the Women's Land Army and Ruth Eley kept all her copies. This is the June 1943 copy. They make interesting reading. Ruth was on a farm in Stanton Harcourt.

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Edwin Eley's tax forms from 1946 to 1950

  • BCA - 2017.663
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  • 1946 - 1950

These are all forms to do with Edwin Eley's tax between 1946 and 1950. It's interesting to see how they differ from today.

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Letter from 'Lofty' to Edwin Eley from Safad, Palestine October 28th 1947

  • BCA - 2017.661
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  • October 28th 1947

This letter is from some who calls himself 'Lofty' real name James F Morris and is to Edwin Eley. Lofty is in one of the toughest police forces of the time in Salha Police Post, Safad, Palestine and he makes a correct forecast that they...

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The New National Health Scheme to come into force July 5th 1948

  • BCA - 2017.653
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  • July 5th 1948

Just before the National Health scheme came into force on July 5th 1948, households were sent a leaflet explaining what was to come and the first three pages of this pdf are the leaflet. The remaining 17 pages are of the booklet telling everyone ...

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The Highway code from 1946

  • BCA - 2017.651
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  • 1946

This is the Highway Code from 1946. Well worth a look, particularly the hand signals and how few road signs there were

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Instructions for growing and curing tobacco, probably from the 1940s

  • BCA - 2017.652
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  • probably 1940s

This leaflet is all about tobacco; its cultivation, curing or conditioning, processing for home use, making leaves into a cake for cigarettes, pipe tobacco and general notes. The author is A. A. Lucas.

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Ancient Order of Foresters entertainment program for Thursday April 13th 1893

  • BCA - 2017.650
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  • 1893

This is a program printed for the Ancient Order of Foresters for the program of entertainment on Thursday April 13th 1893. The printer was Mr Beard whose printing works was in the west side of the Market Square in the dwelling many people think o...

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Family photographs from Elizabeth Drury.

  • BCA - 2017.649
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  • first half of twentieth century

These photograph were sent to the Archive by Elizabeth Drury whose family had lived in what is now called Barn End in Weald Street. She also supplied the program that was printed by Beard, the printer in Bampton who had his workshop on the west s...

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Daniel Gibbard, blacksmith

  • BCA - 2017.646
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  • 1904

Daniel Gibbard was one of Bampton's blacksmiths and this photograph was taken in 1904. The church parish almanac for 1904 can be seen very clearly on the wall behind him. The items on the mantle shelf, on his table and his long stemmed pipe...

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Shirt Race in 1965

  • BCA - 2017.647
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  • 1965

Each week the Witney Gazette does an article called 'Memory Lane' and this picture of the start of the shirt race from outside The Swan in Buckland Road was shown in 2016. The Shirt Race is just one fun event organised by the SPAJERS to...

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Bampton & Clanfield ringing outing October 21st 2006

  • BCA - 2017.634
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  • October 21st 2006

On October 21st 2006 the Bampton and Clanfield bellringers went on a ringing tour visiting Kempsford, Highworth, Purton, Ashton Keynes and South Cerney

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Shirt Race seen from upstairs of Lesta House, High Street pre 1970

  • BCA - 2017.642
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  • pre 1970

Les and Stella King took these photographs of the Shirt Race, about 1970. They are copied from colour slides. Apart from the old cars, note the ladies wearing stockings with seams; Fleur de Lys hairdressers, The New Inn now called The Morris Clo...

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Painting of Haytor in Lavender Square

  • BCA - 2017.639
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  • early C20th

In the early part of the C20th Dr McCartney lived and practised at Haytor in Lavender Square. In 2015 his granddaughter was clearing her mother's house and found this painting. As it meant nothing to her personally and she had no idea who t...

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men's annual November Party 2006

  • BCA - 2017.638
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  • November 2006

For many years, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men have held their annual party in November and they invite members of the Swindon Folk club. Both organisations have supported each other since the folk club started up in the early 1960s and the m...

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Swan Upping on the Thames July 20th 2006

  • BCA - 2017.629
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  • July 20th 2006

Although Swan Upping does not come as far up river as Tadpole Bridge, it is very easy to go and see and on a sunny day is a delightful day out. These pictures were taken on July 20th 2006

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Millennium Wood July 16th 2006

  • BCA - 2017.628
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  • July 16th 2006

A walk in the late evening sunshine in Millennium wood July 16th 2006

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Tower cleaning day in St Mary's & Ted Dixey's 80th birthday May 7th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.625
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  • May 7th 2005

Once a year, Bampton bellringers give the ringing chamber a really thorough clean. On May 7th 2005 it was also Ted Dixey's 80th birthday and although Ted had reached a time in his life when cleaning the ringing chamber was too much for him, ...

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Bampton & Clanfield Ringers' tour October 29th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.624
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  • October 29th 2005

The Bampton and Clanfield ringers went on a ringing tour on October 29th 2005. They rang in Marcham, Sunningwell, Cowley, Garsington and Horspath .

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Newbury Ringing Roadshow attended by Bampton Ringers September 10th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.623
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  • September 10th 2005

On September 10th 2005 several of the Bampton bellringers went to the ringing roadshow held at Newbury racecourse. It was a very interesting day seeing all types of ringing on mobile ringing stands, watching a bell rope being made and much more.

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Bampton & Clanfield bellringers' outing April 2nd 2005

  • BCA - 2017.622
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  • April 2nd 2005

On April 2nd 2005 the Bampton and Clanfield bellringers went on a ringing tour to Shipton-under-Wychwood, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Charlbury, Spelsbury, Church Enstone and Chipping Norton.

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Blenheim Festival of Flight August 14th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.621
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  • August 14th 2005

This event took place at Blenheim Palace and many Bampton people went to enjoy the whole day. Apart from celebrating flight through the decades there was much more to see and do and the story of the day is told in the photographs

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Ringing for the 60th anniversary of peace July 10th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.620
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  • July 10th 2005

On July 10th 2005 some of our Bampton bellringers celebrated the 60th anniversary of Peace by ringing the bells of St Mary's. Back row left to right are Hilary Openshaw, Carole Perry, Roger and Margaret Barns, Terry Gregory. Front row left ...

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The Shirt Race 2003

  • BCA - 2017.618
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  • 2003

Bampton's Great Shirt Race took place on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend. It is organised by the SPAJERS to add to their fundraising for the senior citizens who are offered a day out, usually at the seaside and they each get a C...

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Shirt Race 2004

  • BCA - 2017.617
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  • 2004

The annual Bampton Great Shirt Race took place on the Saturday of the late May Bank Holiday weekend in 2004. It is organised by the SPAJERS and funds raise by collectors are used to offer the senior citizens of Bampton a day out at the seaside an...

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Witney & Woodstock ringers' branch outing May 8th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.616
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  • May 8th 2004

The Witney and Woodstock branch bellringers' outing on May 8th 2004 took the ringers to the churches in Walston, Church Lawford, Rugby which has two ringing towers in the one church of St Andrew's, one with 8 bells and one with 5 and we ...

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Bampton & Clanfield ringers' outing April 17th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.615
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  • April 17th 2004

Bampton & Clanfield ringers' outing April 17th 2004 was a happy day with ringing in West Hanney, Wantage, Chieveley, Hungerford, East Garston and Lambourn.

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May Bank Holiday Morris dancing Monday 2004

  • BCA - 2017.614
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  • 2004

On May Bank Holiday Monday the Bampton Traditional Morris Men danced from 8.30am until approximately 8.30pm with stops for lunch and tea. After tea, the three visiting teams join in the dancing bringing new music and styles to the day.

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Ride & Stride September 11th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.611
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  • Sseptember 11th 2004

The Ride+Stride is a fun day out for all the family that raises fund for historic churches. Ride+Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk in which people from all over the county of Oxfordshire, walk or cycle between churches, exploring and enjoyi...

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Rogation Sunday Service at the pavilion July 13th 2003

  • BCA - 2017.610
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  • July 13th 2003

The congregation of St Mary The Virgin held their Rogation Sunday Service at the Pavilion in Buckland Road on July 13th 2003. The service was led by Rev. David Lloyd

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Harvest Supper in the Pavilion September 19th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.606
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  • September 19th 2005

St Mary's held a Harvest Supper in the Pavilion in Buckland Road. Apart from food there were readings and singing, solos and much more.

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Walk to Rushey Lock & Old Man's Bridge October 21st 2003

  • BCA - 2017.603
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  • October 21st 2003

A beautiful sunny day on October 21st 2003 was perfect for a walk to Rushey Lock and Old Man's Bridge, recording the hedgerows and general autumn colours.

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Bampton and Clanfield bellringers' ringing outing October 25th 2003

  • BCA - 2017.602
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  • October 25th 2003

The Bampton and Clanfield ringers had a good ringing outing on October 21st 2003. They rang in Shipston-on-Stour, Stratford upon Avon, Lower Quinton, Welford-upon-Avon, Ilmington and finally at Lower Brailes.

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Barn Dance in St Mary's September 2003 with the Woodpeckers

  • BCA - 2017.601
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  • September 2003

The Bampton firemen used their strength to move the church pews to the side of the church leaving a large, square space for dancing. We held a harvest barn dance in St Mary's in September 2003 accompanied by the Woodpeckers

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Flooding in Weald Street December 30th 2002

  • BCA - 2017.596
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  • December 30th 2002

After fairly heavy rain the ditch was full to over-flowing and the road was flooded, December 30th 2002

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Hedge Laying competition at Glebe Farm, Weald. March 15th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.594
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  • March 15th 2014

A hedge laying competition was hosted by Glebe Farm, Weald courtesy of Mr Simon Collins on March 15th 2014. The pictures show the work in progress, finished, the tools used and some of the people who took part including our own Ray Borrett and Ma...

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Roy Shergold's funeral program for September 5th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.587
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  • September 5th 2013

Roy Shergold was one of the most loved people in Bampton, always smiling, always a kind word, always willing to help anyone he needed his many talents. There is a lovely film of Roy talking about his working life; he was rightly proud to say that...

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Old oven at No3 Church View

  • BCA - 2017.580
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  • July 26th 2013

No3 Church View, also called Bakehouse Cottage used to be a place where people took their bread and meat to be cooked before people in general had their own oven. One oven has been left in and the house owner kindly allowed me to photograph it bo...

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War memorial in the Post Office (Town Hall) and in St Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2017.581
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  • 1914 to 1918

Apart from the War Memorial in the Market Square there is a memorial in the Post Office (centre room of the Town Hall) and three more in St Mary's. These photographs are all for men who died in the First World War. One of the two in church ...

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Lidar map of the Bampton area

  • BCA - 2017.578
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  • 2016

These are Lidar maps of the Bampton area. LIDAR = Light Detection And Ranging. LIDAR uses a laser to scan and map the landscape from above and is widely considered to be the best method for collecting very dense and accurate elevation data acros...

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Should bellringing be classified as a sport?

  • BCA - 2017.576
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  • February 2016

For some reason, the question 'Should bellringing be classified as a sport?' exercised the minds of a few people in February 2016. These two articles give some thought to the question and it wasn't even 'silly season' for...

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Two postcards from Jack Townsend to his mother & sister 1942

  • BCA - 2017.572
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  • April 11th 1942 & June 20th 1942

These are two postcards from Jack Townsend who lived at Castle View Farm in Bridge Street. The one to his mother is dated April 11th 1942 and the one to his sister Dora is dated June 20th 1942. Jack survived the war.

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Clothing appeal for liberated Europe

  • BCA - 2017.570
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  • post WWII

In association with the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief and under the patronage of the Right Worshipful The May and the Vice-Chancellor, there was a clothing appeal for the Liberated countries of Europe: - Holland, Belgium, France, Poland, Gree...

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Vera Elward's memory of Roderick Woodley

  • BCA - 2017.568
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  • 2004

Roderick Woodley was married to Rose Bunce, (sister of Emmie Papworth and Rose Gerring’s mothers.) When Roderick died, Rose married his brother Robert (Bob.) Rose died soon after giving birth to her daughter, Rose, who still now lives in Oxford....

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Soldier on a motorbike 1917

  • BCA - 2017.567
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  • 1917

This is a photograph of a soldier in WWI uniform on a motorbike

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In memory of Private F Fox - died May 8th 1917 aged 23

  • BCA - 2017.566
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  • May 8th 1917

Private F Fox died on May 8th 1917 aged just 23 and is buried in Willerval 10 kilometres north-east of Arras in grave reference number B. 11. He was fighting with the 29th Bn, Canadian Infantry British Columbia Regiment. His parents were Edwin a...

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William Johnson M.M. His war 1914-1918

  • BCA - 2017.565
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  • 1914 - 1918

This is a truly loving account of one man's war during the 1914-18 world war. William Johnson M.M. was clearly a brave man and also one who amazingly manage not to let the horrors of what he'd both seen and experienced ruin the rest of ...

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C130K Hercules retired from RAF Brize Norton October 30th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.564
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  • October 30th 2013

This article from the Witney Gazette records the last two C130K Hercules planes departing service at RAF Brize Norton. Members of 47 Squadron bade them farewell after 47 years of service.

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Death of Brenda Inkster

  • BCA - 2017.563
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  • 1993

Brenda Inkster was born in 1917 and on leaving school spent some years in France and Germany. She studied at Heidelberg University and apparently eventually spoke German almost like a native. Brenda joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) i...

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Frost entrance of Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.561
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  • 1980s

This photographs shows the main entrance to Weald Manor. The Latin inscription above the door is more or less asking if money is to be your boss or are you going to be the boss of money.

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, died November 10th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.560
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  • November 10th 1980

Frank Tanner was the last of the Tanner family to dance Bampton Morris. For many generations prior to WWII the Tanner family was one of the main stays of the side. Thomas Tanner, born c1770, his son Charles born 1816 were dancers and his son, an...

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Winners of the Flower Garland

  • BCA - 2017.559
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  • 1990s

Winners of the Flower Garland -year and names not known but the Archive would be pleased to know these details. Do tell us quoting entry number 2017.559

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The Mummers in the late 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.558
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  • late 1970s

This picture of the Bampton Mummers was taken in the very late 1970s and shows Bill Daniels. Ted Hunt, Don Rouse, Arnold Woodley, Albert Woodley & Frank Purslow on floor.jpg

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Bell Cottage in Bell Lane for sal

  • BCA - 2017.557
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  • October 23rd 2013

Bell Cottage in Bell Lane is one of the oldest houses in Bampton. For several years it was used one day a week by a solicitor; I registered the birth of my second son there in 1974. The Village Hall used to be a pub called The Bell and the littl...

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Death of Alan Clarke landlord of The Horse Shoe

  • BCA - 2017.556
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  • October 9th 2013

Alan Clarke, the landlord of the Horse Shoe died suddenly on Monday evening. Alan was a great supporter of many events in Bampton; his pub was the headquarters of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men; he was instrumental in helping to raise money f...

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Exhibition of Downton Abbey costumes at West Ox Arts upstairs in the Town Hall

  • BCA - 2017.555
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  • October 2nd 2013

West Ox Arts based in the upper room of the Town Hall held an exhibition of 10 beautiful costumes used in the filming of Downton Abbey; parts of the series are filmed in Bampton. The charge of £5 per head helped West Ox Arts to raise £3,000. The...

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Five species of bat have been found at Chimney Meadows

  • BCA - 2017.552
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  • October 9th 2013

Five species of bats were found at Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve including common and soprano pipistrelle bats as well as noctule bats. There are 17 species in the UK

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Morris Dancing in the South Midlands by Keith Chandler 1983

  • BCA - 2017.550
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  • 1983 - ?

Keith Chandler is probably the most knowledgeable person on Morris Dancing in the South Midlands and he has been hugely kind to the Archivist of Bampton Community Archive giving her the names of dancers in photographs from 1894. Keith wrote this ...

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Descendents of Jonathan Hunt b. 1836 & Sarah Loveridge and the Morton family

  • BCA - 2017.551
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  • 1836 - ?

These 18 pages are all about the descendents of Jonathan Hunt b. 1836 & Sarah Loveridge. There is also detailed information from the war diary of William Francis Wells. There are some really old photographs, photograph of ships sailed in, an...

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Bampton Parish, A Village Appraisal 1998

  • BCA - 2017.534
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  • 1998

In 1998 another appraisal was carried out for Bampton - see also entry 2017.532 for the 1966 appraisal. The areas covered include 1. Household data 2. How time is spent 3. Education 4. Housing and development 5. Utilities and Public Services ...

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Day out for the little ones c1930s

  • BCA - 2017.417
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  • late 1930s or just into WWII

This photograph has a few adults who took a great part in village life. Emmie Bishop who became Emmie (Emily) Papworth is on the extreme left and her sister Rose Greenway is one in from the right. The lady on the right is Miss Dutton, one member...

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