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Sam Bennett

  • BCA - 2021.3133
  • Item
  • 2021

Sam Bennett

Nik Stanbridge

Ruby Riches' 100th birthday

  • BCA - 2022.3198
  • Item
  • 1991

Ruby Riches was a headteacher in Aston. She celebrated her 100th birthday in the wonderful care home in Bampton, Rose Bank.

Janet Rouse

Robin Shuckburgh, Chairman of the Bampton Community Archive 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1060
  • Item
  • 2013

Robin Shuckburgh has been chairman of Bampton Community Archive for about 8 years (as at 2017) and over-seen the raising of £250,000 to repair the roof of the Old Grammar School in Church View and make the upstairs a usable space again. We are extremely fortunate in Bampton to have people with skills and energy which they are prepared to give freely for the benefit of the whole community.

Nik Stanbridge

Private William Johnson Ox & Bucks Light Infantry 5th Battalion 10677. Awarded the Military Medal WWI

  • BCA - 2019.2096
  • Item
  • World War One

Private William Johnson Ox & Bucks Light Infantry 5th Battalion 10677 A Company. His granddaughter Pamela Smith has put together these items.

William was the first young man in Bampton to volunteer and the town awarded him a clock for this. He was also the first soldier to be awarded the Military Medal. This account by Pamela recounts his battles, the conditions, Christmas and much more.

Only five different medals were struck during the war and William was award four.

A newspaper account of the home-coming of William January 1916. William had already been award the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery in the field for recovering lieutenant Wood. He was met at Bampton & Brize Norton station by Mr Alfie Bryant in a car kindly lent by Mr Collett. A rapturous welcome awaited him in Bampton and he was presented with a handsome marble clock inscribed "Presented by friends in Bampton to Pte William Johnson O.B.L.I. on being awarded the DCM for gallantry in action 1915.

Bampton Community Archive

Postcard from Jan, Jasper & Andrew Walsh to Andrew West

  • BCA - 2020.2434
  • Item
  • 1986

This card was sent from Jan, Jasper and Andrew Walsh to Andrew West in 1986.
Francis Shergold seen on the left, Terry Rouse centre the fool, Tony Daniels behind Terry. Jamie Wheeler playing the accordion.

Bampton Community Archive

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