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Bampton's cricket club through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1404
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  • C20th

Cricket team all named - Bampton Cricket team, date not known but probably between the two world wars. All the players are named on the photograph.A967. Bampton Cricket Club 1881 includes J. Baker, G. Smith, F.W. Taunt, Rev. J.W.B. Bell, G. Taylor...

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Bank Holiday Monday 1993 Morris dancing

  • BCA - 2019.1869
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  • 1993

Francis Shergold's side the Bampton Traditional Morris men and Alec Wixey's Bampton Morris Men dancing Bank Holiday Monday in 1993.

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Bank Holiday Monday 1999 Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2019.2147
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  • 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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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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Bank Holiday Monday Morris dancing 1999

  • BCA - 2019.2145
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  • Bank Holiday Monday 1999

Bank Holiday Monday 1999 Morris Dancing around Bampton and three pictures of a music session late in the day in the pub.Musicians are Reg Hall, Jamie Wheeler, John Grout. Squire Francis Shergold and cake carrier is Bob West.This is the Bampton Tr...

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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.

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Bank Holiday weekend final practices 1986

  • BCA - 2019.1866
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  • 1986

These pictures are of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men and the Bampton Morris Men happily practising together during the Bank Holiday weekend. Squires Francis Shergold and Alec Wixey.

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Baptist Church in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1600
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  • mid twentieth century

The Baptist church was in the lane almost opposite Lime Tree House. It is now a private dwelling. Lyn Dunsby said:-"We used to go to Sunday School at the baptist chapel where Emmie Papworth was one of the leading lights. Mary Whit played th...

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Baptist Sunday School Christmas Party January 1964

  • BCA - 2018.1595
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  • 1964

Lyn Dunsby told us it was the"Baptist Sunday school Christmas party.Front row - Andrew Morton, Anne Morton, Susan Taylor, Gary Gerhard, Cathy Hicks, Lyn Wheeler, Michael Wheeler, Jimmy Wheeler, Doreen Gerring, Maurice Hicks.Second row Gwyneth...

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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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Barbara Hunt nee Green's certificates for The Torchbearers & Junior Red Cross

  • BCA - 2017.887
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  • n/a

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around ...

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Barn Dance held in St. Mary's Church in 2003.

  • BCA - 2019.1973
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  • 2003

This was a barn dance held in Saint Mary's in 2003 to help raise funds for the church. Bampton is lucky to have kept its retained fire service and the firemen and women very kindly move the pews both before and after the event. The Woodpeck...

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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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Battle of The Bampton Amazons

  • BCA - 2018.1611
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  • March 21st 1958

This newspaper cutting from the Witney Gazette of March 21st 1958 recounts the story of three members of the local gentry, Mr Staples-Brown from The Elms, Dr Oates from what today is known as Rosebank Nursing home and the local solicitor Mr Ridgen...

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Beeching axe falls on Witney's rail link

  • BCA - 2003.1235
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  • 2003

Beeching axe falls on the rail line between Oxford and Witney and the line on to Fairford.'Witney Gazette', January 20th 1972.

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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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Bell Lane & Cheapside path by George & Dragon resurfaced February 2010

  • BCA - 2017.937
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  • February 2010

In February 2010 the path behind the Village Hall and Thornberry flats named Bell Lane but known to all long-time locals as 'Back of the Bell, was resurfaced along with the path outside Melita and the old George & Dragon pub.

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Bellringers' outing February 28th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.878
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  • February 28th 2009

The Bampton and Clanfield bellringers try to have two outings a year where they ring in four to six different churches. On this outing they rang at Abingdon, Sutton Courtney, Drayton and Radley, with lunch at The Fish in Sutton Courtney.

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Bernard Dafter

  • BCA - 2019.1730
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  • mid 1980s

Bernard Dafter and his family lived at Home Farm in the High Street until about 1948 when they emigrated to New Jersey in the USA. The farm was bought by the Charge d'Affaires to the Icelandic Ambassador who rented the yard and barns behind ...

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Bernard Rose Centenary Concert Program (5 pages to view)

  • BCA - 2016.19
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  • September 11th 2016

The program for the Bernard Rose Centenary Concert held in St Mary The Virgin, Bampton on September 11th 2016. Bernard would have been 100 years old in 2016.

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Bernard Rose Concert poster for September 11th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.950
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  • September 11th 2010

This is the poster produced for the centenary concert on September 11th 2016 to commemorate the life and works of Bernard Rose.

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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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Bid to boost youngsters taking up angling

  • BCA - 2017.1105
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  • November 2016

The Environment Agency revealed Junior Anglers will be able to get a free licence to fish in the county's water courses. They will also be able to use three rods with the licence and it will run for a year from the day it was taken out. The...

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Bill Daniels

  • BCA - 2017.673
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  • from 1946

These are 10 photographs of Bill Daniels from age twelve and one each of his mother and father.

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Bill Daniels 1980

  • BCA - 2019.2133
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  • 1980

This lovely photograph of Bill Daniels in his Morris gear was taken by Eric Stott in 1980

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Bill Daniels and his family

  • BCA - 2018.1322
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  • 20th century

These photograph are of Bill Daniels as a 12 year old boy in the Mummers and as an adult in military uniform and in the Shirt Race. There are also pictures of his father Ernie Daniels and his mother. In the photograph of the mummers you can also...

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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...

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Bill Daniels, man and boy

  • BCA - 2017.1299
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  • C20th

Bill Daniels aged 12. Bill grew up to become a Morris Dancer with the Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers and for many years, from the age of 12 he was a member of the Mummers when they were reformed in 1946. The newly reformed Mummers in 1946 wer...

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Bill Govier's flower and vegetable garden

  • BCA - 2018.1468
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  • 2002-2004

A407,408 and 409 – Bill Govier’s vegetable garden 1987 and a grandson with a very large runner bean. Grandchildren with a lettuce sitting amongst the vegetables and others getting in the potatoes.A410 – the verge outside Bill’s bungalow opposite ...

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

  • BCA - 2019.1783
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  • 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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Black Maria outside Castle View Farm c1888

  • BCA - 2019.1760
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  • c1888

A black maria outside Castle View farm c1888. A policeman can be seen sitting on top along with two other men, the centre man has the whip and reins. There is a lady holding a baby by the gate to the farm.

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Blacksmiths at Cromwell House, Cheapside late nineteenth and early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1430
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  • late nineteenth & early twentieth century

1. Seen with a horse and their families, the blacksmiths Townsend and Wheeler are outside their home, Cromwell House in Cheapside. The door to the right of the bay window has since been removed and the wall filled in.2. The blacksmith Mr Cripps...

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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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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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Bobby Wells gives his father's fiddle to Reg Hall 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1314
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  • 1973

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells, 1868-1953, played the fiddle as well as both dancing and fooling for the Bampton Morris for very many years. In these two photographs taken on Bank Holiday Monday 1973 his son Bobby is seen donating Jingy&#...

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Booklet of Traditional Dances all over England.

  • BCA - 2017.350
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  • January 16th 1982

This booklet about dances and dance sides all over England include Cyril Papworth broom dancer from near Cambridge, Redcar Longsword, Monkseaton country dancers, Cambridge Molly Men, Horwich Prize Medal Morris, Kingsmen, Monkseaton Egg Dancers and...

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Booklet on several people and morris sides in England

  • BCA - 2017.351
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  • c1982

This booklet was probably produced in the early 1980s. It covers dancers and sides from Winster Morris, The Ancient Haxey Hood Game, Roy Harris the MC, Redimix band, Flett and Smith step dancers, Clinkscale Accordions Ltd., Tony Mannion, The Bacc...

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Booklet produced by the Conservatives to persuade people to vote Remain

  • BCA - 2017.1270
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  • spring 2016

In the spring of 2016 the Conservative government spent £9,000,000 printing and posting this brochure to every household. In it, they did their best to persuade people that it would be best to remain within the UK. The vote took place on June 23...

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Bovingtons fish shop

  • BCA - 2019.1727
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  • mid twentieth century

Paul and Les Bovington owned the wet fish shop in the High Street and they also sold some fruit and veg and a few groceries. When the USAF ran what is now RAF Brize Norton, they were asked to get some photographs of their personnel in some local ...

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Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
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  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

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Bowls Club dinner

  • BCA - 2018.1605
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  • February 1954

Bampton used to have a very active bowls club. The green was in the grounds of Weald Manor. This photograph shows five people who were at the annual dinner in 1954.Behind L-R are Trav Gordon and Francis Shergold. Francis was the head gardener a...

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Boxing at USAF base, now RAF Brize Norton

  • BCA - 2018.1315
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  • 1950s

After WWII one of the activities offered to people at the air base at Brize Norton was boxing. This boxing match is taking place at the base, outside and at this time it was part of the United States AF. After the runway was extended it became R...

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Brian Kew in his garden

  • BCA - 2017.386
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  • c2000

Brian Kew in his picturesque garden - the cottage behind the Elephant & Castle - holding his grandchild

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Bridge Street first half of C20th

  • BCA - 2017.1205
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  • early twentieth century

This picture postcard shows Bridge Street from opposite Sherbourne Villas looking east. The nearer pub is the Wheat Sheaf which became the Post Office in 1972. The thatched pub is the Elephant & Castle. The barn on the angle of the turn int...

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Bridge Street in the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1379
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  • twentieth century

These photographs show the changing face of Bridge Street mostly though the twentieth century. If anyone knows who the three young boys are outside the Elephant and Castle please tell the Archive via the link on the home page and quote 2018.1379....

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Brien O'Rourke and his seasonal pictures.

  • BCA - 2019.2087
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  • December 2006

Brien O'Rourke was a Morris Dancer under squire Arnold Woodley for many years and the colours in one of his paintings are those of the ribbons and colours worn by the Woodley Morris side. His paintings depicting the different seasons show a ...

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Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE. Eulogy, telegram from Norah & funeral program

  • BCA - 2017.1026
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  • January 23rd 2017

Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE led a very full and very long life, dying less than two months before his 107th birthday. This entry gives you the eulogy given by his grandson Colonel Mike Brooke OBE which gives fascinating detail into Rupert's ...

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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.

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British Legion Christmas party gathering

  • BCA - 2019.2043
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  • early 1960s

These ladies were at a British Legion Christmas gathering in the early 1960s. They include1. Mrs Colvile2. Millicent Birch3. Edie Foreshew4. Mabel Dixon5. Kit Tanner6. Lucy Shergold7. Mrs Ellis8.9. Nellie Brooks10. Mrs Horne11. Ada Tanner12.13. A...

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Broad Street c1904

  • BCA - 2003.767
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  • 2016

Broad Street c1904. The lime trees were a gift of George Gerring in 1902. The original entrance to Bampton Manor can be seen on the corner of Broad Street with Landells. Gas lighting has been newly installed and the Plough Inn can be seen on the r...

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Broad Street c1920

  • BCA - 2003.768
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  • 2016

Broad Street looking north - the lime trees on the left are quite well grown after being planted about 1902 so the date of this picture is about 1914-1920. The Plough Inn is half way along on the right with a canopy over the door. The ladies feel ...

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Broad Street looking north c1904

  • BCA - 2003.764
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  • 2003

Broad Street looking north. The pub on the right is the Plough Inn. The trees on the left were planted by George Gerring about 1902. There is what looks like a gypsy caravan on the grass and many people giving an idea of the style of dress around ...

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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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Brochure by Oxfordshire Fire Service for Fire Safety Week Oct 22-27 1984

  • BCA - 2017.1278
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  • October 1984

This little booklet was produced by the Oxfordshire Fire Service to go along with Fire Safety Week October 22nd to 27th 1984. Since then the name has change to Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue and the service provided is much broader. Attending actua...

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Brochure of Loughborough Folk Festival 1978

  • BCA - 2017.304
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  • 1978

This brochure gives general information about the Folk Festival with features on Pete & Chris Coe, Mick Ryan & John Burge, Pete Castle, Bob Cann, Fred Jordan, The Clutha, Oscar Woods, Johnny Doughty, Cheviot Ranters, Jimmy Power, Frank Hin...

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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...

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Brownies at May Day Fair 2003

  • BCA - 2019.1669
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  • May Day 2003

This picture was taken of the Brownies in the Market Square at the May Day fair in 2003.The Brownies in the picture areHailey ClaridgeEmma WilesRebecca JenksAmy RobertsIsabel GovesSophie PriorThe Brownie leader was Miss CoppingAlso in the picture ...

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Brownies, about 1950

  • BCA - 2018.1596
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  • c1950

Back row L-R Geraldine Graves, Ann Robey, Ann Bullen, Ann Wheeler.MIddle row Shirley Daniels, Valerie Rouse, Betty Court, Ruth Harrison.Gay Ledger, Jean Elward,C1950

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Builders in Bampton early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1794
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  • 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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Building Bampton Fair in the Market Square 1965

  • BCA - 2017.466
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  • August 1965

Starting to construct one of the rides at Bampton Fair held in the Market Square in August 1965. On these same days there used to be a very big horse fair and the fair was much larger spilling over going down the High Street to the turn into Bush...

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Building the scene for the first series of Downton Abbey. May 2010

  • BCA - 2017.942
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  • May 2010

In May 2010 Carnival Films created the scenery for filming the first series of Downton Abbey around St Mary The Virgin Church, Church Green and the Old Grammar School in Bampton. There was a wonderful fun fair created including a full sized helte...

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Burials and deaths in Bampton 1890-1939 compiled by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2017.686
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  • 1890-1939

When Lloyd Hughes Owens was chairman of Bampton Parish Council he borrowed the parish register of deaths and burials and compiled this list which covers the time 1890 to 1939. He has taken the trouble to put them in alphabetical order which helps...

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Burials in Bampton 1890 to 1947

  • BCA - 2018.1569
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  • 1890 1947

Lloyd Hughes Owens borrowed the Parish burial register c1970s and did his best to create an alphabetical list of the burials. I photographed the burial role and tried my best to read all the names. Lloyd's list is in pdf and gives far more ...

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Bus Shelter gift from the Royal Corps of Signals. Sept 12th 1969

  • BCA - 2017.744
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  • September 12th 1969

The Royal Corps of Signals were at their base in Weald from 1943 until September 1969 after which it was RAF Bampton Castle. Before the Weald station was ready to receive them, they were based in a house in Fox Close off New Road in Bampton. Whe...

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Bush Club 30th birthday party November 11th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1073
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  • November 11th 2015

The Bush Club is run entirely by volunteers and is self funding. A whole host of people give their time freely. Any senior citizens who are not able to get tot he Club are given a lift to and from the centre which is in Church View, purpose buil...

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Bush Club in the late 1980s

  • BCA - 2017.498
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  • late 1980s

These photographs were taken inside the Bush Club in its very early days. The club started in 1985. The Horsa building along Sandford field was had a kitchen and dining tables and members went into the other Horse building before and after lunch

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Bush Club members and helpers in 2008

  • BCA - 2017.482
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  • January 30th 2008

Bush Club members who came for the day centre on January 30th 2008 plus some of the helpers. The day centre is run entirely by volunteers and members pay a small amount for the hot lunch and drinks.

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Bush Club members in 2015 and 2016

  • BCA - 2018.1606
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  • 2015 2016

Jenny Chaundy took her camera to Bush Club a couple of times to record most of the member in 2015 and 2016. They include :-Alan & Rosie PittsBob TapsellChristine CypherClare EdwardsConnie FraserDavid JonesDavid WashingtonDenise SturgesDoreen ...

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Bush Club outing into the Cotswolds Wednesday July 3rd 1991

  • BCA - 2017.483
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  • July 3rd 1991

At least once in the summer the people who run the Bush Club - all voluntary work - organise an outing for the members and Wednesday July 3rd the members were taken into the Cotswolds.

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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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Bush Club tea party for Bush Club members at Horace Holyfield's in Ramsden

  • BCA - 2017.447
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  • c2004

Horace Holyfield in Ramsden has been a wonderful supporter of the Bampton Bush Club. He invited members to lunch many times and had a kitchen and dining room set up specially for such groups. These photographs record one happy lunch had there by...

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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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