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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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Mr Clack from Clanfield was a horse collar maker

  • BCA - 2019.1781
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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Arnold & Win Woodley at the Bampton Morris Men's Christmas Party in 1974

  • BCA - 2019.1737
  • Item
  • Christmas 1974

This shows Arnold and his wife Win Woodley at the Bampton Morris Men's Christmas Party in 1974, in the WI Hall. On the left behind is Angela Collett and the boy on the right is John Buckingham. People in the photographs are Win and Arnold W...

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Work starts on building Lavender Place Flats 1968

  • BCA - 2017.738
  • Item
  • March 1968

On March 29th 1938 the Oxford Times reported that work has started on building Lavender Place flats and it is to cost £46,860. The builders are A E Hobley and Sons of North Leigh.

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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
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  • 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
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  • 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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John Wilmer Nov 11th 1920 to Aug 11th 2014

  • BCA - 2019.1772
  • Item
  • September 16th 2014

John Wilmer was a farmer who worked hard to run his farm in a sustainable manor and make use of natural resources long before it was an in-vogue thing to do. He was also a lovely man who was always thinking of others.This is the eulogy given by h...

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Freda Daniels and her family

  • BCA - 2017.859
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  • from late C19th

Freda Bradley wrote a lovely book called 'Bampton; The Way It Was.' These are photographs of her parents and grandparents and of Freda when young with her brothers Jim and Ken with their grandmother Mrs Dewe, taken in 1937.

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North end of Church View, possibly 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1768
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  • 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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Work of Alan Webb and his homemade gypsy caravan

  • BCA - 2019.1766
  • Item
  • 1990s

Alan Webb lived in one of the four cottages that make up Primrose Cottages in Cheyne Lane by the ford. He helped in the gardens at Weald Manor but he was also a skilled craftsman and artist. He made this delightful gypsy caravan and there are tw...

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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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Joe Stevens' black Labrador c1957

  • BCA - 2019.1765
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  • c1957

This beautiful black Labrador was given to Joe Stevens when he was 11 by the gamekeeper. They both lived in one of the houses in Weald Street called workhouse yard. The dog had not been well treated because it was a poor gun dog and Joe was plea...

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John Smith & Brian Shurey, c1960

  • BCA - 2019.1764
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  • c1960

John Smith known as Smudger and Brian Shurey known as Sparky on the bridge at the end of the runway c1960. John was killed in a car accident in Shilton dip between Burford and Carterton.

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1898 Fowler steam roller

  • BCA - 2019.1763
  • Item
  • 1898

John Wharton explained:-This is an 1898 Fowler steam roller. But there is a story that goes with it. In 1898 the employees of Fowlers of Leeds went on strike because they objected to their wages being reduced. The Oxfordshire Steam Ploughing Co...

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Ancient path from south gate to Norman door of St Mary's

  • BCA - 2019.1761
  • Item
  • 1977

This ancient path runs from just inside the south gate to St Mary's up to the Norman door. Grass has been allowed to grow over it now so it is no long visible, which is a pity.

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Black Maria outside Castle View Farm c1888

  • BCA - 2019.1760
  • Item
  • 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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Joyce Cotter

  • BCA - 2019.1758
  • Item
  • September 2014

Joyce Cotter (nee Chambers) was one of many evacuees from the Bow area of London who came to live in Bampton during part of WWII. Joyce came to Bampton along with one of her sisters, Mary, and a brother Albert Chambers. Joyce and Mary were kept...

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Wedding of Gertie Woodley and Bernard Basson

  • BCA - 2019.1751
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  • 1955

This is the wedding of Gertrude Woodley and Bernard Basson in the last quarter of 1955. The bridesmaids are Jean Elward on the left and her sister Janet on the right.

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1983 FFF&B Ploughing Match held at Weald Farm

  • BCA - 2019.1756
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  • 1983

FFF&B (Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins & Burford) Ploughing match in 1983 held at Weald Farm. As well as all types of ploughs and tractors there is always a horse ploughing competition.

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1986 British Legion Fete, two of the floats

  • BCA - 2019.1755
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  • 1986

Carnival Queen from Bampton C of E School for the British Legion fête, 1986, Bridge Street and another of the floats.

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Church Green from the west end of Church Street, 1980s

  • BCA - 2019.1754
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  • probably nineteen eighties

Church Green and St Mary's Church. Plane tree in full leaf. The alder tree was planted by Margaret Howse in memory of her Pekingese dog is hardly visible, it's a small tree on the right of the pathway to the gate and seen between the tw...

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One of the bread ovens at Constables Bakery

  • BCA - 2019.1745
  • Item
  • nineteen eighties

This is one of the bread ovens that was in Constables Bakery which was on the SW corner of the Market Square. The front of the shop is now (at 2019) Mark's Kitchen, the back part is Bahar Designs, Bojangles Hairdresser and the Bampton Commun...

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Mr & Mrs Hill & son Arthur Hill's antique cum bric-a-brac shop in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.526
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Mr & Mrs Hill ran an antique shop in Bridge Street which was later taken over by their son Arthur. It became a bric-a-brac shop. Many items were put outside on display each week and Arthur was always ready and willing to talk with people. L...

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Ada Tanner & daughter Stella plus two others

  • BCA - 2019.1750
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  • c1938

Partly a family photograph with mother Ada Tanner and daughter Stella on the left with two other children. Stella became Mrs Whitlock. Ada's maiden name was Butler. For the full family tree do have a look at http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/...

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Frank Tanner (left) and Jock Court

  • BCA - 2019.1748
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  • c1950

Frank Tanner on the left on his way to a family wedding with Jock Court the father of Barbara and Betty.

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Frank Tanner 1895-1980

  • BCA - 2019.1745
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  • c1935

Frank Tanner 1895-1980 married Ada Alexandra Butler June 3rd 1922. Ada 1903-1987. For the full Tanner family tree have a look at http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/5czy-8bkr-47kr

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Bampton town band, conductor Frederick William Taunt

  • BCA - 2019.1742
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  • early twentieth century

This was Bampton Town band at the start of the 20th century. Their conductor, Mr Frederick William Taunt, on the extreme left was also the organist at St Mary The Virgin and when he died his daughter took over as organist and stayed as organist f...

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The Landray family, a family of doctors

  • BCA - 2019.1741
  • Item
  • 1973

The photo shows 3 Dr Landrays:Robert Landray (GP in Bampton)Margaret Landray (worked under maiden name of Dr Bray, anaesthetist at Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon)Martin Landray (consultant physician, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford; and Profe...

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Hedge Laying competition in 1979

  • BCA - 2019.1740
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  • 1979

A competitor at a hedge laying competition, part of the FFF&B Plough Match in 1979 held at Manor Farm, Broughton Poggs.A well layed hedge is stock-proof, provides a wind break for livestock and will last far longer than any post and rail fence...

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'Grannys' sales catalogue, furniture, china, bric-a-brac 1952

  • BCA - 2019.1739
  • Item
  • March 20th & 21st 1952

"Grannys" was in the High Street in Witney. The sale was over two days, March 21st and 22nd 1952. It was attended by Mr & Mrs Hill and possibly their son Arthur as well. They wrote the selling price against some items, presumably ...

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Isaac Roderick Woodley and Rose Bunce

  • BCA - 2019.1738
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  • early twentieth centrury

Isaac Roderick Woodley born April 1888 married Rose Ann Bunce born 1883 in December 1909. Roderick was killed in WWI in France. This written account documents marriages after Roderick was killed.

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Cobb House

  • BCA - 2019.1736
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  • 1946

This is the view seen from the gateway to Cobb House which is at the NW corner of St Mary's. It was one of three vicarages for many years. Bampton was a three portion village with one vicar based at Cobb House looking after Bampton Proper w...

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Part of internal doorway at Ham Court

  • BCA - 2019.1734
  • Item
  • early twentieth century & 2010

The black and white picture was taken in the first half of the twentieth century and the colour one in September 2010 just 6 days before the property was sold by Jesus College Oxford. The pillar was once part of the open gateway to the inner cour...

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The Grange, High Street in 1997

  • BCA - 2019.1733
  • Item
  • 1997

This picture of The Grange in the High Street was taken in 1997 when it still had the beautiful wrought iron gates. Locals were saddened when they were replaced with solid wooden gates, which, while affording greater privacy to the owners made it...

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The blacksmiths Townsend and Wheeler at Cromwell House in Cheapside

  • BCA - 2019.1731
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

The blacksmiths Townsend and Wheeler at Cromwell House in Cheapside. The house in this picture is called Cromwell House and the one immediately to the right of it, just out of the picture is called The Old Forge and it is partly on the main road ...

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The original Duttons shop

  • BCA - 2019.1732
  • Item
  • late nineteenth century

The original Duttons shop had two windows with the door between them. This picture was probably taken between 1880 and 1900. People are standing outside The Talbot Inn. The arches of the Town Hall have yet to be bricked up but one has double do...

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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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Percy Sheppard who farmed in Buckland Road, born in 1894

  • BCA - 2019.1726
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Percy Sheppard, born 1894, lived and ran a small farm along Buckland Road. He was the father of Edie who became Mrs Edie Quick who was in turn the mother of Fenella.

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Susan Philips

  • BCA - 2019.1729
  • Item
  • 1980s

Mrs Susan Phillips gave all her time for the people of Bampton in many way. She was a Parish councilor, was involved with West Ox Arts, Meals on Wheels, creator of The Bampton Directory and then the Bampton Beam. A truly delightful lady always w...

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Wedding of George and Edie Whitlock

  • BCA - 2019.1728
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  • early twentieth century

Wedding of George and Edie Whitlock (seated) Standing left to right Mrs Sid Whitlock, Mrs Betty Smith (Tanner) Sid Whitlock, Marian Collett, Mr. Collett, Rhoda Preston (Whitlock) Doreen Kitchen (Collett)

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Jack, Shadrack Buckingham in 1950 sitting on a binder.

  • BCA - 2019.1721
  • Item
  • 1950

Jack, Shadrack Buckingham in 1950 sitting on a binder. Jack lived in Spring Cottages along Primrose Lane and worked for Jack Oliver at Backhouse Farm. He has grandchildren Helen Cadd, June Brewer and Richard Buckingham.Don Rouse said"My ear...

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Emmie Papworth, post lady

  • BCA - 2019.1718
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  • 1960s

Emmie Papworth was one of the post ladies in Bampton for many years while her brother George owned and ran the papershop opposite the Wheat Sheaf Inn in Bridge Street. In this picture she is outside a house in Bridge Street.Other posties in Bampt...

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Paul Bovington with his lovely dog Crackers

  • BCA - 2019.1725
  • Item
  • 1970s

Paul Bovington with his beautiful dog Crackers. Grandson Richard Bovington said"The poor old dog never recovered from having his paw run over by a Land Rover."Paul was a lovely man, always doing things for others. His wife was Pauline ...

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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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St Mary's church choir outing 1932

  • BCA - 2019.1711
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  • 1932

Choir outing from St Mary's church with Choirmaster Cecil Robinson in charge at Bampton and Brize Norton railway station in 1932. In those days, the choir was made up of men and boys only but on outings family members were invited to join t...

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John Taylor looking at the clock that used to be on top of the Town Hall

  • BCA - 2019.1723
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  • 1972

This is John Taylor who owned the Market Square Garage. He is looking at the workings of the clock that was on top of the Town Hall until major refurbishment work was done on the Town Hall in 1972. For some reason, the clock was removed and John...

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Frances & John Henly with children Roy and Margaret c1950

  • BCA - 2019.1722
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  • c1950

Frances and John Henly with their children Roy and Margaret, c1950. John farmed Deanery farm and Hobbs buildings and they lived in Deanery farmhouse in Broad Street.

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Funeral of 12 year son of showman, 1912

  • BCA - 2019.1719
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  • 1912

The funeral of a 12 year old showman's son who died here in Bampton in 1912. There was a very large turnout of Bampton people in support of the bereaved family. The coffin is being pulled on a bier that is in the vestry (as of 2014) and the...

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George Dutton and Billy Mathews outside Duttons

  • BCA - 2019.1716
  • Item
  • c1905

The picture shows George Duttons outside his shop with the young 15 year old assistant Billy Mathews. The Midland Bank had a counter within the shop and George manage it very well, he was good with figures. When some years late the Midland Bank ...

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Dr John Bullen with a prized catch, a salmon

  • BCA - 2019.1715
  • Item
  • mid twentieth century

Dr John Bullen holding a large salmon he caught outside the back door of his house, Bushey House. He was a very keen fisherman. He was a very well liked doctor in Bampton and some memories are :-Paul Mellin - Dr Bullen gave me an awesome vintage...

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Congregation leaving St Mary's, possibly 1901

  • BCA - 2019.1714
  • Item
  • 1909

This picture was probably taken in 1901 after a church service following the death of Queen Victoria in 1909. Almost everyone is in black. The picture will have been taken from a bedroom window of one of the Bourton Cottages.

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Church View looking north towards St Mary's

  • BCA - 2019.1713
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Taken early in the twentieth century, this is a view along Church View with St Mary The Virgin Church at the far end. Today, there is a path on the right-hand side but here, there is an open ditch with large flag stones crossing it to give access...

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Market Square 1977

  • BCA - 2019.1709
  • Item
  • 1977

View along the Market Square from east to west in 1977 with Union flags out to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

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Janette Keyte, her family, drama, beauty queen and more

  • BCA - 2019.1700
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  • mid twentieth century

BADBAD and img457 and img458 and img472 - Brigadier Goadby crowning the Carnival Queen Janette Keyte at the August Bank Holiday in 1964. Janette had been voted Carnival Queen at a dance in the WI Hall the year before. The year that Janette was Que...

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New Surgery in Landells, 1990

  • BCA - 2019.1708
  • Item
  • 1990

The greenfield site where the new Bampton Surgery was to be built in Landells in 1990 and when the building work had begun. The spire of St Mary The Virgin is just visible and the building on the left is Manor Cottage, one of the oldest houses in...

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May Queen 1993 at the May Day Fair in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2019.1698
  • Item
  • May Day 1993

This was the May Day fair in the Market Square in 1993. The May Queen Kelly Beckett was crowned and her two attendants were Anna Beckett with the blond hair and Lorna Henderson with the long dark hair.Wesley Smith from ITV Central news crowned th...

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Private William Johnson 5th Oxon and Bucks Light Infantry WWI

  • BCA - 2019.1704
  • Item
  • WWI

Private William Johnson fought in WWI in the 5th Ox and Bucks Light Infantry. He was mentioned in the Supplement to The London Gazette October 27th 1916 for his bravery when attempting to rescue Lt Wood in broad daylight. His granddaughter has w...

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1991 May Queen Julie Kelman, May Day fair, grand weigh-in & club dinner

  • BCA - 2019.1702
  • Item
  • 1991

People named in the pictures from the 1991 Pumpkin Club May Queen, Julie Kelman, and the grand weigh-in and club dinner are :-Alan & Gertie JordanAlice PeacockAmy MillsAnne JacksonArnold & Wyn WoodleyCharlotte KertonChris PratleyCraig Crip...

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A few of the properties for sale in 2018

  • BCA - 2019.1695
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  • 2018

These are just a few of the properties for sale in 2018. They do not include any of the 160 homes recently built by Cala Homes along New Road.

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The Wedding of George Bishop & Joy

  • BCA - 2017.512
  • Item
  • c late 1940s

This wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy Buffham. Rose Wells, Edie Foreshew and Emmie Papworth are Georges sisters. The date was in 1948.Wedding of George Bishop and Joy1. Mrs Bunce2. Iris Luckett3. Joan O’Neill4. Mrs Baker5. Rose Wells6...

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Flower Festival at St. Mary The Virgin Church

  • BCA - 2019.1692
  • Item
  • May 2018

The Flower Guild of Saint Mary The Virgin Church in Bampton holds a wonderful Flower Festival over the late May Bank holiday each year and 2018 was no exception.

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Downton Abbey the film confirmed July 2018

  • BCA - 2019.1691
  • Item
  • July 2018

After 6 series created for TV audiences, it was confirmed in July 2018 that a film 'Downton Abbey' would be made. Later in 2018 some filming took place in Bampton. The pictures show some of the scenes of workers and extras at Church Gr...

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Central Garage in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2019.1690
  • Item
  • mid twentieth century

Don Rouse recalls - "Central Garage was owned by a Mr Fayre at the time Dickie Alan’s was front of shop manager selling bikes oil, petrol etc. Bill Hudson, Frank’s dad was quite high up in the Tractor division. There were so many different ...

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Over 20 artists showcase their work at West Ox Arts, summer 2018

  • BCA - 2019.1687
  • Item
  • summer 2018

West Ox Arts, which uses the upper floor in the Town Hall in the Market Square, exhibited the work of over 20 artists in the summer of 2018 which included ceramics, textiles and print. The chairman is Sue Turner.

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New minibus for five schools to share in 1989

  • BCA - 2019.1685
  • Item
  • 1989

Five village primary schools took delivery of a new 17-seater minibus in 1989. The village schools areAlvescotAstonBamptonBrize NortonClanfield.Rev. John Pellow, chairman of the Five Schools' minibus appeal is seen handing over the keys to G...

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Oxford Mail Aug 27th 2018. Chariot racing in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2019.1684
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  • 1970 1974

On the August Bank Holiday in 1970 the SPAJERS organised a chariot race. The races ran for about 5 years but sadly, while being much enjoyed by the spectators, not enough teams could be persuaded to enter so after around 5 years, the event was dr...

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Mary Ellis, ATA WWII died aged 101

  • BCA - 2019.1682
  • Item
  • August 2018

Mary Ellis died in the summer of 2018 on July 24th. She was born in Langfield near Witney and was one of the first women to take to the skies in Spitfires and heavy bombers. She was a friend and colleague of Molly Rose OBE who was another ATA pi...

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£4.3 million lottery grant for Kelmscott Manor

  • BCA - 2019.1680
  • Item
  • October 2018

Kelmscott Manor has been awarded £4.3 million by the National Lottery's Heritage Lottery Fund to save the building from dilapidation and to construct new facilities. the house was the retreat of influential designer William Morris fro 1871 t...

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Bampton C of E school children visit the belfry of St Mary's Sept 28th 1987

  • BCA - 2019.1679
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  • September 28th 1987

Janet Newman, deputy head at Bampton C of E School took her class up to the ringing chamber for them to see how bells are rung. Most of them went up another floor to see the clock chamber and then up the ladder right into the belfry to see and un...

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Some of the Brooks family, early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.1677
  • Item
  • early C20th

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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Photographs and cutting collected by Adrian Simmonds

  • BCA - 2019.1676
  • Item
  • 2017

Adrian Simmonds kept the Stores on the west side of the Market Square for many years and employed many local youngsters giving them their first taste of work helping in the shop on Saturdays. He was loved by everyone and his shop was like Aladdin...

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Bampton Street Fair recalled by John Chipperfield

  • BCA - 2019.1674
  • Item
  • 1983

Arnold Woodley helped found the Pumpkin Club and kept a wonderful scrapbook throughout its life until he became to ill and died. You can see this scrapbook on the website at http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/dn32-png3-cdncThis newspaper cu...

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Church View pre 1970

  • BCA - 2019.1673
  • Item
  • c1950

This is Church View looking north with the spire of St Mary The Virgin church visible at the far end. There is an open ditch running along on the right with large slabs over to allow access to each property.Richard Buckingham grew up on the stree...

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Articles written about Downton Abbey being filmed in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1295
  • Item
  • 2013-2015

The majority of the outside scenes filmed for Downton Abbey have been done in Bampton, using St Mary The Virgin Church, the house next door called Church Gate House the home of the fictional Mrs Crawley, the Old Grammar School with its entrance be...

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The Dixey family plus their Morris dancers

  • BCA - 2019.1672
  • Item
  • Twentieth century

MO11EE - Morris dancing in Weald Manor in 1947. All people as you see them left to right - Jingy (William Nathan) Wells (fiddle), Francis Shergold, Bobby Wells (cake), Bill Brown, Bob Whitlock, Reg Whitlock, Ted Dixey, Fred Pettifer. Watching are...

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The Dixey family album belonging to Perce Dixey

  • BCA - 2019.1671
  • Item
  • created 2014

The back of each picture with text on it is shown after the picture. There is a list at the start of the album. The next picture shows the wall being repaired and the house is across the lane from Fisher's Bridge in Buckland Road. The next...

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Repair of the church steeple

  • BCA - 2019.1670
  • Item
  • 1994

Crowd gathering to watch the steeplejacks put the cockerel on top of the repaired spire. 1994. Dor Thompson in the brown cardigan and skirt at the front of the van and Janet Rouse on the extreme right videoing the proceedings.

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Brownies at May Day Fair 2003

  • BCA - 2019.1669
  • Item
  • 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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