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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...

Bampton Community Archive

Burials and deaths in Bampton 1890-1939 compiled by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2017.686
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  • 1890-1939

When Lloyd Hughes Owens was chairman of Bampton Parish Council he borrowed the parish register of deaths and burials and compiled this list which covers the time 1890 to 1939. He has taken the trouble to put them in alphabetical order which helps...

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Old Time Bampton People by Lloyd Hughes Owens

  • BCA - 2017.702
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  • c1973

About 1973 Lloyd Hughes Owens made an album about some of the old people in Bampton with photographs and text. This is the album

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Two aerial photographs of Bampton taken about 1953

  • BCA - 2017.707
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  • c1953

These two photographs give an excellent idea of what Bampton looked like in the early 1950s. Since this picture was taken the following have been built:- The Pieces, Pococks Close, the west side of Bushey Row, the north side of Bowling Green Clos...

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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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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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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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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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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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Tree planting on March 24th 1973 to mark Tree Planting Year

  • BCA - 2017.754
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  • March 24th 1973

Volunteers planted 80 trees allocated to Bampton through the County Council for “Tree Planting year” in the grass by the layby near Cowleaze Corner. The grassy area had been created when the steep bend in the road was removed c1971. Mr Doug Read...

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Two aerial photographs of Bampton c1998

  • BCA - 2017.759
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  • 1993/4

These are two aerial photographs of Bampton probably taken in 1993 but could be 1994.. The Lanes have been built so it must be on or after 1985 but Pembroke Place, next to the Fire Station in Manor View (leading into New Road) is in the very earl...

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Flyer for Bampton Classical Opera Summer 2016

  • BCA - 2017.766
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  • July 2016

This flyer was produced to publish the program for Bampton Classical Opera Summer 2016 in Bampton. 'Divine Comedies' were the two comedies to be performed; Gluck's Philemon and Baucis, Arne's The Judgement of Paris, both perfor...

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Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes praises Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.776
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  • December 26th 2015

Julian Fellowes said Bampton residents had "remained supportive and hospitable" throughout the filming of the series . Christmas Day was the last opportunity for viewers to follow the fortunes of the aristocratic Crawley family, as Lady...

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Several newspaper items about Downton Abbey in Bampton, 2015 and 2016

  • BCA - 2017.777
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  • 2015-2016

Esther Hepworth grew up in Bampton as did her parents and grandparents. Esther was an Extra in Downton Abbey and she commented that dressed as an older lady, she felt she was walking in the footsteps of her great-grandmother because she lived in ...

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From Gough to Google. Maps with talk by John Leighfield October 2012 to BEWG

  • BCA - 2017.781
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  • October 2012

John Leighfield gave a fascinating talk to the Bampton Environmental Watch Group (BEWG) October 2012 which he called From Gough to Google. He illustrated his talk with these 157 slides in a Power Point show. He was incredibly generous giving awa...

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The Eeles family, their shop and family tree

  • BCA - 2017.787
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  • various

These are photographs and documents and family trees all to do with the Eeles family.EDWARD ~2 - Edward Rolls in his cousin's (the Hon Charles Rolls) model plane. Edward Rolls was related to Grace Eeles of Eeles grocery store (now Budgens 20...

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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 Patricia Ann Henly March 18th 2016

  • BCA - 2017.839
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  • March 18th 2016

Patricia Ann Henly was married to Roy Henly and they lived and farmed at Hobbs Buildings on Station Road.

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Ted Dixey and his family and his Morris dancing

  • BCA - 2017.846
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  • c1900

Ted Dixey was known to most Bamptonians as a bellringer and Morris dancer. These are photograph of his maternal grandparents, his sister and husband Robert Ferguson, of Ted himself and his fiance of 40 years, Sylvia. Sadly, Ted was very deaf but...

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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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Cromwell House and Hughes' Garage & Petrol Pumps

  • BCA - 2017.853
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  • c1968

Cromwell House is in Cheapside. Next door to it used to Hughes Garage and shop. The garage was behind the shop and Cromwell House. The shop sold newspapers, knitting wools and patterns, sweets etc. The petrol pumps were right in front of Cromw...

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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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Flooding in July 2007

  • BCA - 2017.862
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  • July 2007

These are a few photographs of the floods taken on the day of the torrential rain in July 2007 and the following day when it was possible to get out of Weald to take a few more photographs when the water levels had gone down a good deal. Outside ...

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Muffled peal rung for Major Robert Colvile July 4th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.871
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  • July 4th 2008

The bells were rung half muffled in memory of Major Robert Colvile on July 4th 2008. These pictures show the ringers and a group photo with Rosemary Colvile

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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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Amelia Carter Charity

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  • Twentieth Century

These documents are all concerning the Amelia Carter Charity.

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5 Bampton war grave

  • BCA - 2017.881
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  • n/a

These are photographs of the war graves of 5 Bampton Men. Harold Edward Busby, pilot officer. A G Martin ordinary seaman. S Clark Royal Fusiliers. George Frederick Bayliss Royal Army Service Corps. A Lay gunner Royal Garrison Artillery.

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Repairs to the inside of the aisle roof of St Mary's 2009

  • BCA - 2017.883
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  • 2009

In 2009 the roof of the aisle of St Mary The Virgin Church was repaired. Sadly, the leaking roof had caused damage on the inside and these photographs tell the story of the repair and repainting of the inside of the roof and repair of some timber.

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Floorboard from the old Grammar School

  • BCA - 2017.894
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  • 1914

When work was being done around one of the windows upstairs in the Grammar School in Church View, the builder Drew Warren saw writing on one piece of floorboard and thoughtfully passed it on to David Pullman who gave it to the Archive to record. ...

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Patrick Strainge, butcher in Bampton late twentieth century

  • BCA - 2017.903
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  • late twentieth century

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 avai...

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Wisteria around Bampton May 2009

  • BCA - 2017.917
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  • May 2009

The beautiful Wisteria here is on Weald Cottage, Weald Manor, Bridge House, Haytor and the Malt Shovel

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Vulcan bomber flew over Bampton June 13th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.930
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  • June 13th 2009

This Vulcan bomber has been lovingly restored by enthusiasts but it's doubtful it will fly again, it's just too costly so we were lucky to see it.

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Removal of oil fired boiler & new gas boiler fitted in St Mary's 2010

  • BCA - 2017.936
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  • 2010

In 2010 the old oil fired boiler was taken out of the boiler room under the vestry in St Mary's and a new gas fired system was installed. These photograph document the work from the old boiler being dismantled to the new one in place.

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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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Bampton Parish Church News January - December 1903 plus Aston Parish news

  • BCA - 2017.962
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  • January 1903 - December 1903

These pages are extracts from the equivalent of our present-day church Contact magazine. They cover each month through 1903 and here you can read about the restoration of the bells, the planting of the trees down Broad Street, the outings the cho...

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Choir outing to Kingston Farm for the children February 19th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.964
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  • February 19th 2014

The organist and choirmaster of St Mary's, David New, organised an outing to Kingston Farm, near Kingston Bagpuize where he helps with the milking at weekends, for the junior members of the choir. It has a very big dairy herd milked on a rot...

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Diamond Jubilee Games in the Sports Field Diamond June 5th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.967
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  • June 5th 2012

As part of the four days of celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen Elizabeth II games were held in the playing fields by the pavilion. Apart from races, many clubs were there to give people the chance to try their sport. The even...

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Flooding in Bampton and Weald December 24th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.973
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  • December 24th 2013

After very heavy rain there was once again flooding in Bampton. The 'dry' lake created by Weald Manor farmhouse to hold back water in Weald and stop it rushing into Mill Green did a good job. If this had not been constructed the water ...

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Flower Festival in St Mary's celebrating countries of the World May 26th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.975
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  • May 26th 2013

Over the spring Bank Holiday weekend the members of the Flower Guild of St Mary's put on a wonderful Flower Festival in the church. They also work very hard all day on the Monday offering sandwiches, quiche, cakes, orange squash, tea and cof...

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Hedgelaying competition at Glebe Farm January 29th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.979
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  • January 29th 2012

A hedgelaying competition was held on Glebe Farm, Weald courtesy of Simon Collins on January 29th 2012. Hedgelaying is time consuming but the great value in a well layed hedge is that it makes a stock-proof barrier that should last for many years...

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Flowers outside Adrian Simmonds' 24.7.13 west side Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.988
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  • July 24th 2013

Adrian Simmonds ran a shop on the west side of the Market Square selling pet food, a vast range of household items, cigarettes and snuff and sweets. Outside, his window boxes and general floral display made the whole area a joy to behold througho...

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

  • BCA - 2017.989
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  • 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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Terry Rouse with Rev David Lloyd at the low altar 17.8.2014

  • BCA - 2017.990
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  • August 17th 2014

When Terry Rouse came to Bampton aged 9, he immediately joined the choir of St Mary The Virgin. His father Reg was a bellringer in the church. Terry has served St Mary's his entire life in Bampton. He has variously been a choir boy, bellri...

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1908 Horse bus at Bampton Station, Payne & Son Agents

  • BCA - 2017.993
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  • 1908

This handsome carriage drawn by two horses belonged to Payne & Son Agents. The wording on the side of the carriage says Cartage and Removals. The name Payne can just be seen on the north side of Castle View in Bridge Street which is where th...

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Shirt Race May 28th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1007
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  • May 28th 2011

The Great Shirt Race is held on the Saturday before the Spring Bank Holiday Monday. It is a race from pub to pub, teams of two and the person who has just done the pushing is the one to drink a half pint - squash in the junior race, beer for the ...

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Parish Feast of St Mary's July 8th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1009
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  • July 8th 2012

The church of St Mary The Virgin, vicar Rev. David Lloyd, held their Parish Feast in the grounds of St Mary's. It was much enjoyed and the little children thought the picnic great fun.

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Ploughing Match at Shifford Manor Farm, Old Shifford September 27th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.1011
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  • September 27th 2014

The Faringdon, Fairford, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Society hold an annual ploughing match, nearly always on the last Saturday in September and traditionally within a 16 mile radius of Lechlade. There are matches between huge, modern tractors,...

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Shirt Race June 2nd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1016
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  • June 2nd 2012

The Shirt Race is organised by the SPAJERS - The Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - and is run the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday usually, but in 2012, Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th of June were both Bank Holidays because...

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Morris Dancing Day May 30th 2011

  • BCA - 2017.1017
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  • May 30th 2011

On a rather wet May Bank Holiday Monday, these photographs pretty well document the day of the Bampton Traditional Morris side dancing, but not all venues were photographed. There are a few photos of visiting sides and some of children watching.

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John Lester's photographs of the Busby family 1938

  • BCA - 2017.1024
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  • 1938

As an 11 year old boy, John Lester came to visit the Busby family in 1938 at harvest time. The Busby family owned the shop in the High Street in Bampton. John sent us his scanned copies of his family, the Busby family and himself as a young boy ...

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Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE. Eulogy, telegram from Norah & funeral program

  • BCA - 2017.1026
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  • January 23rd 2017

Brigadier Rupert Crowdy OBE led a very full and very long life, dying less than two months before his 107th birthday. This entry gives you the eulogy given by his grandson Colonel Mike Brooke OBE which gives fascinating detail into Rupert's ...

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Fire in hayrick at Hobbs Buildings c1918

  • BCA - 2017.1036
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  • c1918

The daughter of Mr & Mrs Albert Tanner kindly sent these photographs to the Archive and I'm sorry I don't know her name - if you do please contact the Archive via the link on the front page (click on the banner Bampton Community Arch...

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Petrol Pumps outside Crowell House

  • BCA - 2017.1055
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  • 1970s

Hughes Garage was behind Cromwell House, the shop was on the corner next to it, now Exeter House and the petrol pumps for the garage were right in front of Cromwell House.

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Robin Shuckburgh, Chairman of the Bampton Community Archive 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1060
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  • March 6th 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 ex...

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Terry, Janet, Keith and Brian Rouse May 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.1061
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  • May 29th 2013

Terry Rouse came to live in Bampton in 1943 aged 9. His father Reg Rouse had been farming in Somerset at Upper Langford and George Collins had a field next to the farm where Reg was working. George bought Weald farm and advertised for a farm man...

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Flower festival at Saint Mary The Virgin, Bampton May Bank Holiday 2015

  • BCA - 2017.1066
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  • May 20015

The Flower Guild put on a wonderful flower festival through the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May and on the Monday they also sell sandwiches, quiche slices, cakes, tea, coffee and squash. The money raised ensures we have an excellent flower...

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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. This newspaper article is from her home town pap...

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Lee Mackie appeals for more foster parents June 1st 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1096
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  • June 1st 2016

Lee Mackie lost her son Jason who was in the Royal Marines while he was serving in Afghanistan. Not surprisingly, Lee has struggled with life since then but in the last three years she has fostered 3 babies and for the first time since Jason was ...

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May 29th 2016 Morris Dancing

  • BCA - 2017.1109
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  • May 29th 2016

The Bampton Traditional Morris men and Bampton Morris Men May 29th 2016 plus some of the visiting teams.

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