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Morris Dancing on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th 2012

  • BCA - 2017.1008
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  • June 4th

Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on June 4th. I was only able to capture the early morning dancing but did make a film of the day's dancing which you can see at https://youtu.be/7hxrQ-c6-7Y

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The Dixey family plus their Morris dancers

  • BCA - 2019.1672
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  • Twentieth century

MO11EE - Morris dancing in Weald Manor in 1947. All people as you see them left to right - Jingy (William Nathan) Wells (fiddle), Francis Shergold, Bobby Wells (cake), Bill Brown, Bob Whitlock, Reg Whitlock, Ted Dixey, Fred Pettifer. Watching are...

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Bampton Morris Dancers from 1894 to 1950

  • BCA - 2019.1678
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  • 1894-1950

2f. Castle farm. Barn or railway carriage in the farmyard behind the visiting Headington Quarry Morris dancers in 1949. George Hunt is the fool.2k. Jingy Wells with Bertie Clark, Bill Kimber, Sam Bennett and several named Bampton people.2o. Ear...

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The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
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  • 1910

The White family lived in Sandford Cottage, the thatched cottage on the south side of Sandford field from at least as early as 1900. These photographs cover the period 1910 to 1960. They are all family related, some babies, children, adults, in ...

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Morris Dancing, possibly 1913

  • BCA - 2017.1128
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  • c1913

These photographs are very likely to have been taken in 1913. The fiddler dancing a jig to his own playing is William Nathan Wells, better known as Jingy."If those photos are 1913 it makes some sense, given that the collector Clive Carey was...

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Ada Tanner, Albert & Florence, around 1915-16

  • BCA - 2017.1204
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  • 1915-1916

This postcard was lent to the Archive by John Broxholme, who is a descendant. John said "As you can see the picture is well worn, but at least it survived as long as it did in France. Remarkably the creases have managed to miss the faces! ...

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William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells playing the fiddle in 1923

  • BCA - 2019.1847
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  • 1923

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells danced, fooled and played the fiddle for Bampton Morris from the late nineteenth century and well into the twentieth.In this picture he is seen with his fiddle.The hat, waistcoat, trousers and socks (odd sock...

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Bertie Clark on fiddle for Bampton Morris

  • BCA - 2020.2375
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  • some time between 1926 and 1938

Between 1926 and 1938 Bertie Clark, although not a Bampton man, played for the Bampton Morris Men and he can be seen here on the left. The dancers are on the South side of the Market Square in front of Folly View semi-detached houses.

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Music score for Bampton Morris tunes compiled in 1926

  • BCA - 2020.2468
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  • 1926

This music score of Bampton Morris Dance tunes was kept and covered by Ada Tanner in 1926. It was passed on to her daughter Vera Elward who has now passed it to her daughter Janet Newman. The dance tunes listed areThe Flowers of EdinburghThe Mai...

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Hand written Bampton Morris Music 1926

  • BCA - 2020.2470
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  • 1926

This music score was kept by Ada Tanner in 1926 but there is no way of knowing if she wrote it out. The tunes are for four Morris dancesNutting GirlRose TreeOld Tom Oxford or Old MollyJockey to The Fair

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Morris pictures over several decades

  • BCA - 2017.381
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  • 1932 to 2000

This collection of photographs was found in an outbuilding behind the Horse Shoe pub. They range from Reg Hall playing the fiddle, Francis Shergold play the melodeon, the Bampton Traditional Morris side c1970, c1995 and 1966 and on the steps of t...

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David John 'Curly' Titchener, Morris Dancer, fool and musician

  • BCA - 2018.1519
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  • 1934 to 2011

There is the funeral program for David John 'Curly' Titchener, February 13th 1934 to January 20th 2011, an obituary for Curly and for Colin Bathe, both life long friends written by Keith Chandler, photographs that include Curly and his M...

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William 'Bill' Ernest John Daniels. 1934 to December 2013

  • BCA - 2018.1355
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  • 1934 2013

Bill took a full part in the life of Bampton. He was a Morris dancer with Francis Shergold's side, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men. Just after WWII when he was 12 years old, he was one of the group of young boys along with Ted Hunt who g...

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Bampton Traditional Morris in the Market Square 1938

  • BCA - 2017.1222
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  • 1938

This photograph of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men was taken in 1938. They are dancing outside The Talbot Inn, with Brooking, the Outfitters showing behind them. The two musicians are Sam Bennett on the left wearing dark trousers and Bertie C...

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Morris dancing outside The Lamb in the Market Square Whitsun 1939

  • BCA - 2017.519
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  • 1939

This photograph was taken at Whitsun 1939 and shows the Morris dancers dancing outside The Lamb Inn in the Market Square. The inn was finally completely demolished in 1960 to make way for a garage showroom for Market Square Garage, which itself w...

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Colin Knight 1943 to April 22nd 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1429
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  • 1943 to 2017

Bampton Morris Men in Glebelands in 1991. Colin Knight and the team with a painting of Colin dancing the Broom Dance.Bampton Morris Men. Colin Knight dancing the Broom Dance and Colin Bathe on melodeon 1989.Sam Bennett of Ilmington dancing the br...

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Bampton - Country Life magazine July 19th 1946

  • BCA - 2019.1887
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  • 1946

This is the first of two articles in successive weeks in Country Life magazine July 1946. This article talks about the architecture of Bampton with pictures of the Market Place, the early Victorian Town Hall, Morris Dancing, Lime Tree house, Thom...

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Photographs of William Nathan "Jingy" Wells

  • BCA - 2017.1303
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  • 1950-2014

Four of these five photo show William Nathan "Jingy" Wells and the clothing he wore when playing and dancing. There's a picture of him sitting next to William Kimber and one of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing Greeny Up a...

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Jingy Wells playing fiddle 1950

  • BCA - 2020.2341
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  • 1950

Jingy Wells playing the fiddle with his son Bobby, holding the cake, standing behind him. 1950

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Advert from the magazine "Illustrated" September 15th 1951

  • BCA - 2017.357
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  • September 15th 1951

This is a page out of a magazine called "Illustrated" for September 15th 1951 and was advertising The Standard Vanguard. It shows Bampton Morris Men dancing outside the Elephant and Castle on Bridge Street, Bampton with Jingy Wells on f...

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Letter from Cecil Sharp House to Rose Wells on death of Nathan 'Jingy' Wells

  • BCA - 2019.2100
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  • November 1953

This letter is from the chairman of Cecil Sharp House, Douglas Kennedy to Rose Wells who lived at 18 Fox Close in Bampton. It was to thank Rose for the letter she sent informing them of her grandfather's death. Nathan William 'Jingy&#...

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Articles about Bampton from 1954, 1971 and 1975 and one probably before WWII

  • BCA - 2017.733
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  • 1954-1975

These articles cover the topics of the nightly curfew, no mains drainage, Morris Dancing, the railway station which is two miles away, Count Munster, Air Marshall Sir Roderick Carr, Air Commodore A S Ellerton ADC to the King, Miss Taunt organist f...

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Newspaper cuttings from 1958 to 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1363
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  • 1958 1973

These newspaper cuttings are from 1958 to 1973 and are of very mixed topics. They cover:- ghosts of Bampton and the story of the great shirt race; Mr & Mrs Blaine licensee of the Talbot; Paul Bovington with his dog Crackers; Mrs Lucy Martin l...

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The Ghost of Bampton. July 8th 1960

  • BCA - 2017.732
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  • July 8th 1960

The article is about Bampton in general but the writer, Peter Sykes of Oxford Times collected a ghost story while in Bampton. He talks about the reduction in men working the land and working locally. Marjorie Pollard commented that there were 10...

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"The Dancing English." booklet produced by the EFDSS probably in the 1960s

  • BCA - 2017.299
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  • c1960s

This booklet was produced by the EFDSS, probably in the 1960s but could be earlier. Adverts in the booklet are priced in pre-decimal currency. The forward reads: - "In the17th century we were known as The Dancing English and we still have i...

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Fete at Weald Manor to raise funds for new floor in St Mary's

  • BCA - 2019.1965
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  • June 1960

This is a newspaper article from the Oxford Times June 10th 1960 which talks about the fete held at Weald Manor by kind permission of Mrs A.M. Colvile and her son Major R.A. Colvile. It was to raise funds for the renewal of part of the floor insi...

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Memories of the members of the Darby and Joan Club compiled in 1962

  • BCA - 2018.1319
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  • 1962

The Darby and Joan Club was for those who were 60 and over. In 1962 they made a scrapbook of members' memories. Topics covered include:- Morris dancing; Whitsuntide Garlands; the Mummers; Bampton Fair; Bampton Fire Brigade; Church, Chapel a...

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Year when dancers first danced in Arnold Woodley's side 1970-1974

  • BCA - 2019.2275
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  • 1970 1974

Barry Care gave the Archive the following list which was taken from Arnold Woodley's notebook. He was recording the first year dancers danced in his side and said:-"Arnold Woodley kept records in the 1970s. After Arnold's death I ...

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Reg Hall 1970

  • BCA - 2020.2429
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  • 1970

A photograph of Reg Hall playing the fiddle in 1970

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Reg Hall playing the fiddle, 1970

  • BCA - 2019.2134
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  • 1970

This is Reg Hall playing the fiddle for Bampton Traditional Morris Men at Whitsun 1970

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The debt Bampton Morris owes to Jingy Wells, by Frank Purslow

  • BCA - 2019.1879
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  • 1970s

Frank Purslow had previous sent a letter to the Witney Gazette that was far from complimentary about Jingy Wells and it made many Bamptonians cross. He was challenged about it by Bobby Wells, Jingy's son and this letter to the Gazette follow...

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Bampton Morris Men, squire Alec Wixey

  • BCA - 2018.1517
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  • 1971 2004

These photographs are all of the Bampton Morris Men under squire Alec Wixey and cover the period of approximately 1971 to 2004.MO1211 Martin Hewitt.MO16F9 Team photo in Glebelands. Roy Barratt used to take a picture like this each year to make...

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Bampton Traditional Morris men dancing early 1970s to 1989

  • BCA - 2017.337
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  • 1972 - 1989

1972 photograph of the Bampton Traditional Morris outside the Horse Shoe with Roy and Francis Shergold, Pete Allam, Cyril Smith and Frank Daniels. Black and white picture of the side outside the Talbot in 1973 with Frank Daniels, Ray Borrett, Fra...

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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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Colin Bathe, musician with the Bampton Morris Men

  • BCA - 2018.1481
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  • 1972-2000

Colin Bathe was a musician with the Bampton Morris Men for many years, but occasionally he would dance. He also went to Bra in Italy with the Bampton Traditional Morris Men in 1980. He was very good friends with 'Curly', John Titchener...

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Bobby Wells gives his father's fiddle to Reg Hall 1973

  • BCA - 2018.1314
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  • 1973

William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells, 1868-1953, played the fiddle as well as both dancing and fooling for the Bampton Morris for very many years. In these two photographs taken on Bank Holiday Monday 1973 his son Bobby is seen donating Jingy&#...

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Arnold Woodley & his musicians 1974 outside the Jubilee

  • BCA - 2017.1145
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  • 1974

Arnold Woodley and his musicians outside the Jubilee Inn in the Market Square in 1973. Frank Purslow on melodeon, Andrew Bathe on fiddle and Arnold on fiddle playing for the Bampton Morris Men

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Arnold Woodley's men left his Morris team in 1974

  • BCA - 2017.1253
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  • 1974

Arnold Woodley dance Morris in Bampton all his life. He also played the fiddle and taught many people to dance. It was a sad day when Arnold and his men fell out when they went to London and danced at Cecil Sharp House. This is an account of th...

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February 23rd 1974 Letter from Arnold Woodley to all his team

  • BCA - 2017.1069
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  • February 23rd 1974

Trevor Hewett wrote"I was one of those who received Arnold's 'copy to each' letter. We had been to dance at The Albert Hall. Friday night, Saturday matinee and Saturday night performances, followed by an all-night session in t...

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Arnold & Win Woodley at the Bampton Morris Men's Christmas Party in 1974

  • BCA - 2019.1737
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  • Christmas 1974

This shows Arnold and his wife Win Woodley at the Bampton Morris Men's Christmas Party in 1974, in the WI Hall. On the left behind is Angela Collett and the boy on the right is John Buckingham. People in the photographs are Win and Arnold W...

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Morris Traditional Morris Men plan trip to America

  • BCA - 2017.361
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  • 1975

This newspaper clipping records the intention of the Bampton Traditional Morris side to dance in America. Sadly, it did not happen but they did do quite a bit of fundraising, one of the fund raisers being this 50-50 auction to be held on Septembe...

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An A4 brochure about the History of The Netherlands printed in 1976

  • BCA - 2017.303
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  • 1976

This is an A4 brochure of 14 pages detailing the history of The Netherlands, saved by Francis Shergold from when the Bampton Traditional Morris men danced at a festival in Leiden in 1980. It makes very interesting reading and has some lovely phot...

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23rd International Folklore Festival, Sidmouth July 29th-Aug 5th 1977

  • BCA - 2017.248
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  • 1977

These pages give detailed information about the Festival for anyone attending plus the program of workshops and forthcoming trips. While Bampton Morris was not one of the sides attending in 1977 Francis Shergold did go privately.

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Capital Share Acc. with Anglia for Bampton Traditional Morris Men

  • BCA - 2017.297
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  • July 12th 1978 to April 30th 1983

In the heady days when the Anglia Building Society was offering 14.64% gross for their Capital Share Account, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men had their money in such an account from July 12th 1978 to April 30th 1983. It was a good job our danc...

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Costumes of The Netherlands

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  • 1978

A booklet brought back to Bampton by Francis Shergold after the team danced at Leiden Folk Festival in 1978. The booklets shows several costumes typical of the different regions of the Netherland

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Scrapbook from Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing in Leiden 1978

  • BCA - 2017.344
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  • 1978

The Bampton Traditional Morris men were invited to dance at the International Folk Festival in Leiden, Holland in 1978. Marjolein and Tanya were two delightful ladies who were assigned to chaperone the side while they were in Holland. A while af...

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Brochure of Loughborough Folk Festival 1978

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  • 1978

This brochure gives general information about the Folk Festival with features on Pete & Chris Coe, Mick Ryan & John Burge, Pete Castle, Bob Cann, Fred Jordan, The Clutha, Oscar Woods, Johnny Doughty, Cheviot Ranters, Jimmy Power, Frank Hin...

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Obituary for Frank Tanner, died November 10th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.560
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  • November 10th 1980

Frank Tanner was the last of the Tanner family to dance Bampton Morris. For many generations prior to WWII the Tanner family was one of the main stays of the side. Thomas Tanner, born c1770, his son Charles born 1816 were dancers and his son, an...

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Flyer from Bra, Italy from 1980

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  • 1980

This leaflet is in Italian and was brought back from Bra in Italy by the Bampton Traditional Morris Men when they were one of the acts taking part in their annual festival.

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Bill Daniels 1980

  • BCA - 2019.2133
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  • 1980

This lovely photograph of Bill Daniels in his Morris gear was taken by Eric Stott in 1980

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Young dancers in 1980

  • BCA - 2020.2437
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  • 1980

These are the young dancers in Francis Shergold's side 1980, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men. They include Keith Rouse, Jamie Wheeler and Craig Godwin.

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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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Bampton Traditional Morris, May Bank Holiday Monday 1980

  • BCA - 2020.2381
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  • 1980

Dave Rose is seen dancing outside the Talbot on May Bank Holiday Monday in 1980. Roy Shergold is fooling and a youngShaun Mullis can be seen resting on a car.

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Bill Daniels 1980 by Eric Stott

  • BCA - 2020.2428
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  • 1980

This lovely photograph of Bill Daniels was taken by Eric Stott in 1980

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Terry Rouse and 'The Italian Job'

  • BCA - 2018.1384
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  • 1980s

When Francis Shergold's Bampton Traditional Morris Men went to dance in Italy in 1978 they learnt a new dance. When they went to do the dance on Whit Monday in Bampton, Terry Rouse couldn't remember the name they'd given to the dan...

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List of all types of accommodation in Sidmouth in 1981

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  • 1981

Each year there is a huge International Folklore Festival in Sidmouth and in 1981 this was the full list of local accommodation available and it was put together by the local council. Very usefully it also gives the contact details of each place....

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Christ card from Taffy Thomas & Bridget Danley Dec 1981 to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.265
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  • December 1981

The Bampton Traditional Morris men had been amongst Folk Artist from all over the world at the International Folk Festival in Bra, Italy and they really got to know Taffy Thomas and Bridget Danley then very well. This is a Christmas card from the...

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Bampton Traditional Morris men go to Hermitage to dance Dec. 13th 1981

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  • Feb. 13th 1981 and Dec 13th 1981

On February 13th 1981 and December 13th 1981 the Bampton Traditional Morris Men went to Hermitage village, just south of the M4, at the invitation of Roly Brown, to dance. These notes and a hand drawn map refer to the two events

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List of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981

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  • c1981

This is a list of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981 plus people who regularly had a connection with the side. It is hand written by Dave Rose for Francis Shergold but does not have Francis's details on it

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Letter from Sidmouth Festival director to Francis Shergold

  • BCA - 2017.318
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  • November 4th 1981

A letter from John Dowell the Festival Director of the Sidmouth Folk Festival, written November 4th 1981 to Francis Shergold the Squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris men, inviting the side to dance at the 1982 Festival which will be July 31st ...

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Program for Old Swan Band event with Bampton Morris & the Songwainers

  • BCA - 2017.472
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  • 1981

This leaflet was produced by The Old Swan Band who were Martin Brinsford, Paul Burges, Flos, Jo Fraser, John Adams and Richard Valentine with Jason Goss. It was produced for a concert of songs and reading and they band was supported by the appear...

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Letter accepting invitation to Morris Party by Pete Cock and Vic Legg 1981

  • BCA - 2017.270
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  • 1981

A letter from Vic Legg to Dave Rose accepting the invitation to attend the Bampton Traditional Morris Men's party November 1981 along with Pete Cock. About 1980/1 Trigg Morris were guests on Bampton's day of dance. They will be coming ...

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Dance venues of Bampton Traditional Morris Men May 25th 1981

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  • May 25th 1981

Each year, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men produce a sheet detailing the venues where they will be dancing and the times they expect to be at each one. This is the list for 1981

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men's party 1981

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  • 1981

These two pictures were taken at the end of the party of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men when the dancers did a couple of Morris dances. Some in the photos include Billy Main, Jasper Walsh, Toby Perry, Andrew Lloyd, Tony Daniels, John Shuker a...

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Letter from Derek Schofield to Dave Rose May 14th 1981

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  • May 14th 1981

This letter from Derek Schofield to Dave Rose contained pictures taken by Derek and in the letter he asks Dave to give certain pictures to certain people. I do not have copies of the photographs to go with this letter.

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Letters from Marjolein & Tanya from Leiden to Dave Rose & Ann Titchener 1981

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  • 1981

Ghislaine Marjolein van Mullem and Tanya were two most delightful ladies from Leiden in Holland who were assigned as chaperones for the Bampton Traditional Morris Men when they went over to dance at a Folk Festival. They kept in touch with the Ba...

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