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Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers outside the Talbot

  • BCA - 2019.2050
  • Item
  • c1986-1988

Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers under squire Francis Shergold, fool Terry Rouse outside The Talbot about 1982.
Brother and sister Francis Shergold and Ruth Wheeler on the right looking down at the two little boys

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men, outside The Talbot

  • BCA - 2019.2051
  • Item
  • about 1985

L-R Bill Daniels, Ray Borrett, Billy Main, Tony Daniels (started dancing in 1965), Martin Ferguson, David Rose dancing outside The Talbot under squire Francis Shergold

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men outside The Talbot

  • BCA - 2019.2052
  • Item
  • between 1986 and 1988

Reg Hall playing the fiddle for squire Francis Shergold's team The Bampton Traditional Morris Men outside the Talbot

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Visiting Morris sides outside the George & Dragon

  • BCA - 2019.2053
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  • post 1994

Two visiting teams outside the George & Dragon; Eynsham are dancing and Abingdon Morris are waiting to dance. There are no signs outside the inn so it must be post 1994.

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Letter from Cecil Sharp House to Rose Wells on death of Nathan 'Jingy' Wells

  • BCA - 2019.2100
  • Item
  • November 1953

This letter is from the chairman of Cecil Sharp House, Douglas Kennedy to Rose Wells who lived at 18 Fox Close in Bampton. It was to thank Rose for the letter she sent informing them of her grandfather's death. Nathan William 'Jingy' Wells was responsible for keeping Morris dancing alive in Bampton at one time in the early twentieth century.

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men at Tickhill

  • BCA - 2019.2135
  • Item
  • c1995 to 1997

This photograph was taken in Tickhill at Rock House when Bampton Traditional Morris Men went up to Yorkshire for a weekend of dancing. The date is probably 1995 but could be 96 or 97.
The ladies are wives and girlfriends and daughters of the dancers and Jasper, the fool is at the centre back.

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Morris Dancing Bank Holiday Monday 1999

  • BCA - 2019.2146
  • Item
  • Bank Holiday Monday 1999

Morris Dancing around Bampton on the late May Bank Holiday with visiting sides Manley from Rumworth and Chipping Campden.This is the Bampton Traditional Morris Men.There are two more collections of photos from 1999 at2019.21452019.2147

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Bank Holiday Monday 1999 Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2019.2147
  • Item
  • Bank Holiday Monday 1999

Morris Dancing on Bank Holiday Monday 1999The Bampton Traditional Morris Men.There are two more collections of photos from 1999 at2019.21452019.2146

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Bampton Tradition Morris Men's Annual Party 1996

  • BCA - 2019.2148
  • Item
  • November 1996

The Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers held their annual party in November for years and invited the Swindon Folk club members to join them.

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Letter from Frank Purslow to the Witney Gazette

  • BCA - 2019.2177
  • Item
  • 1970s

Frank Purslow was not only an excellent melodeon player, he taught many local people as well. He also had a wonderful catalogue of music gathered throughout his life. It was shocking to see it all put outside the gate of his house after his death for the bin men to pick up. A little was rescued but the vast majority was thrown away. The letter from Frank shown here was a follow-on from one sent the week before and the text will explain all.

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