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Albert Townsend with his pony and trap

  • BCA - 2021.3102
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  • 2021

Albert Townsend with pony & trap. He bought the Elephant & Castle in 1911 then moved across the road when he bought Castle Farm in 1939 where he raised pigs. He also ran a coal deliver business, collecting the coal in bulk from Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in a once of the first lorries ever owned by someone in Bampton. He used a beautiful horse drawn vehicle as a taxi taking people to and from the station and was basically a true entrepreneur.

Nik Stanbridge

Castle View farmhouse

  • BCA - 2021.3055
  • Item
  • 2021

Castle View farmhouse, home to Albert and Mary E Townsend from purchase in 1935 to their deaths. Before this they had the Elephant and Castle for 22 years

Nik Stanbridge

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