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January 8th 2013. 11.20am. Three buses in Market Sq

  • BCA - 2017.989
  • Item
  • January 8th 2013

The No18 Oxford bus and two of No19, one going to Witney and the other to Carterton. They meet in the square so people can transfer to the Oxford bus if they wish.

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Bampton Town Crier's bell

  • BCA - 2017.987
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  • first half twentieth century

Bampton had a Town Crier called Mr Cox who lived in a cottage belonging to The Elms in Broad Street. He wore some sort of uniform and paraded the village on a tricycle ringing his bell and making his announcements.

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Flood prevention at No1 Mill Green January 1st 2013

  • BCA - 2017.984
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  • January 1st 2013

After very heavy rain on Dec 23/4th the occupiers have put up the two flood defences at their door and their gate down the side of Mill Green

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Knapps farmhouse for sale, October 2nd 1999 £350,000

  • BCA - 2017.983
  • Item
  • October 2nd 1999

This item is from The Times Weekend dated October 2nd 1999. It mentions Hilda and Syd Pickard who lived at Knapps farmhouse for many years but then talks about Bampton. Three Morris sides dance on Bank Holiday Monday, not 4 as stated. The farmh...

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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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Roy Shergold & Terry Rouse August 31st 2009

  • BCA - 2017.949
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  • August 31st 2009

After enjoying the afternoon at the Donkey Derby in Sandfords Field, Roy Shergold and Terry Rouse enjoyed a good natter while sitting on the bridges and watching the world go by while having a good laugh.

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The Cotton Club closing down March 2010

  • BCA - 2017.938
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  • March 2010

After at least two decades, the Cotton Club was forced to close down because the lease was up and the renewal contract offered was just not viable.

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A picture of Mary Shergold in service at Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.922
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  • soon after WWII

This is a photograph of Mary Shergold, wife of Roy, when she was in service at Bampton Manor after WWII. We made a sound recording Mary talking about her life's work and it's a wonderful account of the life of someone who started life i...

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I E Busby store, High Street

  • BCA - 2017.921
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  • early twentieth century

This postcard picture was taken early in the C20th. I E Busby's store is seen across Bushey Row - which was then called New Inn Lane - but it also includes the shop on the lift with the sun blind pulled down. Across the road can be seen Cla...

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Peal team after restoration of the bells in 2006/7

  • BCA - 2017.920
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  • February 2007

Major work was done to put the bells of St Mary's in good heart in 2006/7. To celebrate their full restoration a peal was rung and these were the six ringers:- John Napper, Graham Clifton, Clive Holloway, Stephen Goddard, Roger Barnes, John ...

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A sea of crocus in bloom in Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.877
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  • February 24th 2009

Each February, a wonderful sea of Crocuses come into flower in lawns of Bampton Manor and it's an absolute joy to stand at the gate in Broad Street and take in this scene.

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Summer 1990 Sale of The Deanery

  • BCA - 2017.861
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  • 1990

This newspaper cutting tells us about the sale of The Deanery in 1990. It is a Grade II listed building and was in need of refurbishment in 1990.

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, wife of Vera, father of Janet Newman and Jean

  • BCA - 2017.857
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  • 1980

Frank Tanner, someties called Perky was the youngest son of 'Buscot' Tanner died at his home in Colvile Close aged 85 on November 10th 1980. Frank emigrated to Australia before WWI, was called up into the Australian Army in WWI and was ...

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The Wheat Sheaf and papershop next door, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.851
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  • c1930

This is a photograph of the Wheat Sheaf which ceased to be a pub in 1972 when it became a post office. Early in the C20th an elderly lady used to cook fish to order in large open skillets like a giant wok and you went in via the door next to the ...

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The Poachers Rest in June 1980

  • BCA - 2017.850
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  • June 1980

The Poachers rest was a cafe first and then it became a restaurant. Like many shops and businesses on the main roads through Bampton and in the Market Square, it has become a private dwelling. Long before it was a cafe, it was Barclays Bank.

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An Address to Parents in 1850 bringing children to school in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.841
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  • 1850

This notice was given to all parents bringing their children to school in 1850. This was the new National School in Church View, where the Youth Club, Boxing Club and Bush Club members now meet. I wonder what parents would say today if given thi...

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Bampton Opera 2016 offers a double bill of Divine Comedies summer 2016

  • BCA - 2017.836
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  • summer 2016

Bampton Opera has developed into an occasion not to be missed; people from abroad come specially to enjoy the event. In 2016 Dr Jeremy Gray and Gilly French put on two operas, Gluck's one act opera 'Philemon and Baucis' and Arne�...

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William Gent doing well after surgery to straighten his spine

  • BCA - 2017.835
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  • 2016

Young William Gent had major surgery to straighten his spine and not many months afterwards William's team took part in the Blenheim Palace run and raised more money than any other group. £5,500. William is back at Bampton CE Primary School...

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History of Witney Point Blankets

  • BCA - 2017.832
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  • September 2016

Derek West of the Witney Gazette has an article most weeks where he looks back at people, places and events. Witney Blankets are famous across in Canada as well as in the home country. Witney point blankets have a fascinating history and I saw s...

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Lead stolen from 27 churches across the diocese in the last 6 months

  • BCA - 2017.831
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  • September 2016

St Mary's in Bampton has had lead stolen from its roof twice within a month. 27 churches have suffered this in the diocese in the last 6 months. Churches are being urged to have alarms and CCTV fitted. Bampton's church now has alarms;...

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Death of Jan Walsh, wife of Jasper August 26th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.828
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  • August 26th 2016

Jan Walsh, wife of Jasper, died suddenly on August 26th 2016 after two stokes. Jan had the delightful disposition of not being able to talk without smiling which made her company so good and all who knew her feel her loss.

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The Old Bell Cottage in Bell Lane is for sale October 2013

  • BCA - 2017.825
  • Item
  • October 2013

Bell Cottage is one of Bampton's very old houses probably dating from the sixteen century. It is to be found in Bell Lane behind Thornberry Flats. The lane is known as 'Back of The Bell' by elderly locals who've lived here al...

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Public footpaths of Bampton on an old map

  • BCA - 2017.814
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  • possibly early 1960s

This map is showing the railway line very distinctly that ran from Witney to Fairford. It's main purpose is to show the public footpaths in an around Bampton. The railway line closed early in the 1960s so I think this map is from before then.

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Witney Gazette reports on the May Bank Holiday Shirt Race 2016

  • BCA - 2017.812
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  • May 2016

The Witney Gazette has given a double page spread all about the Great Shirt Race in Bampton on the May Bank Holiday. The shirt race is organised by SPAJERS who organise events that provide fun for locals while raising funds to help the senior cit...

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An advert for the George & Dragon, c1980

  • BCA - 2017.802
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  • c1980

This advert was from one of the Horticultural Society brochures. Fred and Ileane Hammond ran the pub which was the headquarters for the Bampton Horticultural Society, Bampton and District Numismatic Society, Traditional Bampton Morris and the Bam...

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Donkey Derby Aug 31st 2015

  • BCA - 2017.793
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  • August 31st 2015

An account of the Donkey Derby August Bank Holiday Monday 2015, organised by the SPAJERS every year to raise funds to give the pensioners a treat.

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Bampton Fire Brigade gets a new pump October 1929

  • BCA - 2017.769
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  • October 1929

This is a very old newspaper cutting from 1929 showing Bampton Fire Brigade's new fire appliance which replaced a 13 year old manual pump.

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Altar with Roman Goddess Fortuna found by Gerald Read on Knapps Farm

  • BCA - 2017.767
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  • n/a

The altar is carved from a large block of limestone measuring 96cms in height. In the front of the block is carved a niche which contains a seated figure, shown in relief. The figure is that of the Roman Goddess Fortuna, wearing a long tunic and...

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Bampton's Horse fair, fun fair, host to a big tour of many Morris sides

  • BCA - 2017.753
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  • August 25th 1972

The date of August 25th 1972 is the date the newspaper article was published but Ethel Moss recalls “In the early part of the twentieth century, the fair in the Market Square was not the main attraction, it was the Horse Fair. A little before 6pm...

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Annual Parish Meeting open to all in newly restored Town Hall 1973

  • BCA - 2017.748
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  • March 28th 1973

Mr Lloyd Hughes Owens welcomed about 85 people to the Parish Council AGM in the newly restored Town Hall in 1973. There is naturally a long list of items covered and it makes interesting reading 34 years on (2017)

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Town Hall clock is 63 years old in 1971

  • BCA - 2017.745
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  • c1971

There must have been a previous newspaper article suggesting the clock on the Town Hall was 100 years old. The stone tablet let into the east side of the wall clearly shows it was put up in 1908 making it 63 years old in 1971. It was Mrs Moss, t...

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Oliver O. Collett special cocoa tins. World War One

  • BCA - 2017.746
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  • 1914 - 1948

Oliver Onesipherous Collett invented the Bampton Voiturette in 1901, the first motorcar to be seen in these parts. He also did his part for the troops abroad during WWI; people were collecting Christmas parcels for 1916 to send to the Bampton sol...

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The Misses Pembrey School Prospectus

  • BCA - 2017.743
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  • September 4th 1992

This letter was sent to a local paper from New York in September 1992 and was cut out and kept by Lloyd Hughes Owens. Whether or not he answered the enquirer I don't know but if he didn't and any of the Pembrey family in America care to...

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Mr Tony Humphris withdraws from election. Mar 29th 1973

  • BCA - 2017.741
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  • March 29th 1973

Tony Humphris, Labour, Bampton division (not sure if the paper spelt his name correctly) withdrew from the first election of the new Oxfordshire County Council on April 12th 1973. It left the contest to be between Dorothy Graeme Thomson and Kenne...

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Newspaper cutting showing Arthur Hill's antique shop July 8th 1960

  • BCA - 2017.734
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  • July 8th 1960

Arthur Hill took over the running of the family antique shop from his parents. Over the years it became much more a bric-a-brac shop and requests for anything seen in the window which was not easy to get at was met with 'My executors will ge...

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When Bampton made a fool of itself - March 1900

  • BCA - 2017.727
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  • March 1900

Of all the events of the South African War none fired the popular imagination to the same extent as Baden Powell’s defence of the little town of Mafeking on the western border of the Transvaal. Its fate would have had little influence of the ulti...

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Old Shifford and its Church

  • BCA - 2017.722
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  • n/a

The Manor of Shifford has been variously owned by Edward Crouchbank, the son of Henry III, John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster, Henry IV, Lord North and Greville Harcourt. Shifford was virtually the first Parliamentary meeting-place of this coun...

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Letter from Reading Museum re Bampton Macehead

  • BCA - 2017.721
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  • September 9th 1971

A letter from R A Rutland, Archaeologist of the County Borough of Reading Museum and Art Gallery. Mr Rutland acknowledges that they do have the Bampton Macehead which probably came from Bampton Castle ie Ham Court.

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Special & Petty Session for the year 1849

  • BCA - 2017.718
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  • 1849

This page lists all the Special and Petty Sessions for the year 1849. It is for transferring victuallers' licences; auditing constables' accounts; issuing precepts to overseers; to return a list of people qualified to be counselors; hea...

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A Shirt Race in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.714
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  • 1970s

This picture is taken in Market Square to show the Shirt Race. However, at this time there was no porch built on to the WI Hall (now the Village Hall), No4 Town House is still a shop and the arch nearest downstairs of the Town Hall is open. The ...

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Gate Cottage

  • BCA - 2017.713
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  • mid twentieth century

Written on the back of this picture is 'Gate Cottage' but I have no idea where in Bampton it is. If you know, please use the link on the front page of the website and let us know.

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A typical farmyard scene early nineteen hundreds

  • BCA - 2017.712
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  • early twentieth century

This farmyard scene is very typical of the first half of the twentieth century. Using a horse for power and a thatched rick.

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Dredging a waterway

  • BCA - 2017.711
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  • early C19th

This shows men clearing a waterway, probably close to The Grange.

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Cheapside with 1890 on the back of the photo

  • BCA - 2017.710
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  • 1890

This photograph was made into a card. On the back is written 1890. You can just work out the name Holloway over the building that most of us think of as Adrian Simmonds' home and shop. Present day three story dwelling Eton Villas are yet t...

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Death penny for Thomas Wells

  • BCA - 2017.675
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  • after 1st world war

This memorial plaque is for Thomas Wells. The Memorial Plaque was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war. The plaques (which could be described as la...

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Thanksgiving For Victory Service 1945

  • BCA - 2017.674
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  • 1945

This is the Service program for the Thanksgiving Service for Victory held in 1945. As the service sheet was printed in London it was probably a standard service to be held across the UK

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Letter from Bob Elliot of Radio Oxford with a cassette tape of a program

  • BCA - 2017.283
  • Item
  • April 29th 1981

BBC Radio Oxford came to The Eagle Inn during 1981 and made a program about the Bampton Morris for their program 'Folk on Saturday.' This letter Bob Elliot accompanied a taped copy of the program sent to Francis Shergold for his Morris ...

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Invoice for Safe Ride minibus to Empress of Russia, London

  • BCA - 2017.293
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  • February 26th 1981

This is the invoice for booking a minibus from Safe Ride in Ramsden to take the Bampton Traditional Morris Men to the Empress of Russia in London. The team often went to the Folk Club in this pub at the invitation of Reg Hall who played there wit...

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Parish Council report c1964

  • BCA - 2017.434
  • Item
  • c1964

Sadly, there is no date on this newspaper cutting but I think it will be from early 1960s. The main heading states that the fairground boss will be given the bill for cleaning up after the fair comes to Bampton. Other items - to have the whole o...

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I. M. Group Workshop at Ham Court

  • BCA - 2017.584
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  • 1939-1945

This sign saying I. M. Group Workshop was found at Ham Court - referred to as Bampton Castle sometimes - and refers to the workshop that was sited at Ham Court farm during WWII where Jeeps were repaired and sent back out to the services for use.

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Letter from 'Lofty' to Edwin Eley from Safad, Palestine October 28th 1947

  • BCA - 2017.661
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  • October 28th 1947

This letter is from some who calls himself 'Lofty' real name James F Morris and is to Edwin Eley. Lofty is in one of the toughest police forces of the time in Salha Police Post, Safad, Palestine and he makes a correct forecast that they...

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Daniel Gibbard, blacksmith

  • BCA - 2017.646
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  • 1904

Daniel Gibbard was one of Bampton's blacksmiths and this photograph was taken in 1904. The church parish almanac for 1904 can be seen very clearly on the wall behind him. The items on the mantle shelf, on his table and his long stemmed pipe...

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Shirt Race in 1965

  • BCA - 2017.647
  • Item
  • 1965

Each week the Witney Gazette does an article called 'Memory Lane' and this picture of the start of the shirt race from outside The Swan in Buckland Road was shown in 2016. The Shirt Race is just one fun event organised by the SPAJERS to...

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