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Peter Rowland Lewis 1932-2021

  • BCA - 2022.3887
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  • 2021

Funeral service of Peter Rowland Lewis at St Mary the Virgin Church 14 January 2021

Janet Westman

Patrick Strainge, butcher in Bampton late twentieth century

  • BCA - 2017.903
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  • 1990s

https://youtu.be/F9LPFGflOew

This is the YouTube address for the filmed interview we did with Patrick about his working life. His training for being a butcher and where it was done are really interesting and I don't know if it is still available today. Patrick ran the butchers shop in Bridge Street for many years and really enjoyed it. He won prizes for his sausages

Nik Stanbridge

Os Williams' family in the 1890s

  • BCA - 2019.2152
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  • 1890s

These two photographs are of the family of Os Williams and were taken some time in the 1890s. Os Williams was a fireman in Bampton.Os Williams is seated in the front row on the left in the large group photo. These pictures were lent by David Darby.

Bampton Community Archive

Olive McCage, born in Bampton living in Willimantic Conneticut USA

  • BCA - 2017.1089
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  • March 26th 2016

Olive McCage was born and grew up in Bampton; she was a typist at Brize Norton air base where she met a young American, married him and she emigrated to the USA when his tour of duty here was over.

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Obituaries for Colin Harold Bathe and David John Titchener

  • BCA - 2020.2368
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  • 2011

Colin Harold Bathe died on May 8th 2011 at the age of seventy three. His close friend David John Titchener, widely known as Curly, preceded him by just a few months dying at the age of seventy six on January 20th 2011. Both were well known in the area around their home town of Swindon for numerous activities relating to sports and motorised vehicles, but it is their involvement with traditional music, Morris dancing and song for which they will be remembered by Bampton people.

The article gives you far more information about these two men.

Bampton Community Archive

Newspaper cuttings from 1972

  • BCA - 2021.2511
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  • 1972

These newspaper cuttings, all from local papers are from 1972. Topics covered include:

  • the marriage of Richard Snook to Shirley Cranston
  • reports from the badminton club, football bingo, the bowls club, SPAJER's pensioners' party
  • Drew Warren hitting a cow
  • another death from the Wood Green School crash (Alec White)

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Newspaper cuttings from 1968

  • BCA - 2021.2510
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  • 1968

These 9 newspaper cuttings are all from 1968. The topics covered include

Deputy county surveyor faces a barrage of complaints including roadworks in the Market Square, Village green areas being used as dumping grounds, badly sighted new road signs, 19 council houses had been built in Bampton.

Michael Pickard, younger son of Mr & Mrs Pickard of Knapps Farm, is off to Russia with his bride Elizabeth Hart after their honeymoon in Malta with his work for ICI with regard to a new fibre plant.

Theft of a Jaguar in Bampton and the collection box in the Jubilee Inn with money for Bampton's OAPs and £65 from Albert Coles of St Mary's Trailer Court.

Bampton Town football club reached the final of the Fred Ford Memorial Cup

Basic reports from St Mary's, the Bingo club, Darby & Joan club, British Legion, Baptist church and the NSPCC

Work has started on building Lavender Place Flats on the site of the farmyard of Home Farm, the farmhouse being on High Street and recently (2018) renamed Leat House which is a great shame as it's history has been lost with the name change.

Bampton Youth Club re-opens with new leader Mr Michael Yeo

Wedding of Daphne Jackson to Allan Pullin.

George Dafter awarded Imperial Service Medal from the Post Office, he retired and he celebrated his 65th birthday.

Bampton Community Archive

Nan and George Dafter visiting his brother Bernard in the USA

  • BCA - 2019.1967
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  • nineteen sixties

Bernard Dafter used to live at Home Farm in the High Street. The farm buildings were behind the house and he rented land north of New Road when there were not houses north of the road.

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