Horse Fair - ponies tied up on Church Green were considered by the vendors to be suitable for pit ponies and the Welsh miners knew to come to this part of Bampton to buy their pit ponies. Here, the ladies and children are inside the church wall away from the horses but able to watch the proceedings. It was an event much enjoyed by all and the ladies and children have got their best hats on.
This Ordnance Survey Plan SP3003-3103. Dated 1971 shows area Bridge St east to end of houses, north to new school, Colvile Close etc Properties and Streets listed : Air Training Corps Ampney Lodge Apple Tree Cottage April Cottage Army cadet Hut Bakery Bampton House Bay Tree Cottage Belgrave Cottage Blackthorn Cottage Blackthorn Cottagre Bourton Cottage Box House Bushey House Calais Farm Cheapside Chestnuts Churchgate House Churchgate House Clevelly Cobb House Corner Cottage Cornmill Cotsway Cotswold Lodge Courtlands Dairy Farm House Deanery Farm Down Home Elephant and Castle Eton Villas Felix Cottage Fernlea Field Cottage Fishers Bridge Fleur de Lys Folly House Folly View Fox Close George and Dragon Grayshot House Ham Court Haytor House Highmoor Brook Inglenook Cottage Kilmore House Kilmore House Landells Leighton Cottage Lester House Library Lime Tree House Little Pinkneys Little Place Cottage Littlemead Lynton Mead Mallows Manor House Matthew House Melita Moss Rose Cottage Oathurst Estate Plantation Pococks Close Police Office Poplar Cottage Primrose Cottages Priory Cottage Prospect Cottage Prospect House Prospect Place Quebec Cottage Rhandom Roseann Rosebrook Rosemary House San Toy Sandford House Southrop House Southside St Johns House St Oswald Sunnyside Cottage Thatched Cottage The Bungalow The Deanery The Eagle The Elms The Gate Cottage The Glen The Grange The Grey House The Haven The Hermitage The Horse Shoe The Jubilee The Malt Shovel The Old Forge The Vicarage The Yews Town Hall Tudor Cottage Turnings Vaizey Cottage Vicarage Victoria Cottages Vine Cottage Weald Manor House Wheelgate House Windsmore Windsor Cottagres Yew Tree Cottage Youth Club Ampney Orchard Aston Road Bowling Green Close Bridge Street Broad Street Buckland Road Bushey Row Chandler Close Cheapside Church Lane Church Street Church View Colvile Close Glebelands High Street High Street Lavender Square Manor View Mercury Close New Road Queens Street Rosemary Lane
Harry Pocock with his thrashing machine and tractor in 1958 driving out of Church Street into Broad Street. Edwin, Ruth and Joe Buckingham are on the tractor with him.
An invoice from Harry Pocock & Son, Agricultural and Thrashing Contractor to Alex Townsend of Ashtree Farm (in Weald Street) for threshing and baling @ £47 5s (£47.25p) but with a contra account of 2ctw of tater (potatoes), 2 men combing and 5 gallons of paraffin £8.11s.6d (£8.55½p) giving a bill of £38.13s.6d (£38.65½p) sent April 1959.
An invoice from Harry Pocock & Son, Agricultural and Thrashing Contractor to Alex Townsend of Ashtree Farm (Weald Street) for threshing and baling sent December 1959.
Seen in the spring of 1963, talking with Marjorie Pollard in Cheapside, when we had huge drifts of snow.