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Cathie Wood, sister of starved brother donates money to Mind

  • BCA - 2020.2331
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  • May 28th 201

Witney Gazette May 28th 2014.The sister of Mark, who starved to death after his benefits were cut, has donated the approx £500 she has received from the DWP between Oxfordshire Mind, The Green Party, the Biscuit Fund, Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary,...

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David Niven, Cecil Robinson, Charlie Whiting, Michael Trubshaw

  • BCA - 2019.2317
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  • during or just after WWII

This picture is of 4 men who either lived in Bampton or were friends of Bampton people.L-R:- David Niven the actor, Cecil Robinson who sang in St Mary's choir, Charlie Whiting and Michael Trubshaw.Michael's family lived in Little Place a...

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George Dafter snr

  • BCA - 2019.1724
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This is George Dafter snr hoeing his vegetable garden. His son, also called George delivered the post in Bampton for decades and was loved by all who knew him.Richard Taylor said"George Dafter, the gentleman in this picture, my maternal Grea...

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Threshing corn, early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.2314
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

Early in the twentieth century, before the advent of the combine harvester, corn was cut and taken away in stooks to be threshed out when convenient. In this picture, a belt from the steam driven tractor drives the threshing machine and there are...

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Mothers' Union, Darby & Joan, Bingo, Christian Aid, Musical success

  • 2019.2301
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  • May 18th 1972

Witney Gazette May 18th 1972. There is a report on the work of Mothers' Union, Darby and Joan club, a Bingo evening to raise funds for the badminton club, a report on Christian Aid week, and a musical success for Angela Head and Wesley Rouse...

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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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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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Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society certificate

  • BCA - 2019.2214
  • Item
  • late C19th to early C20th

Before our National Health System came into being in July 1948, people could pay a little each week into a club or Friendly Society and if they should find themselves unable to work through illness or accident, the society would give them enough m...

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Frog Prince made by Jo Lewington

  • BCA - 2019.2197
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  • 1980s

This Frog Prince was made by Jo Lewington. I asked her to tell me about it and she said :-"This dates from my sculptor phase in the ‘80s. I made 3 or 4 of these. One was sent to the head of a fashion house in California ( I remember it as ...

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Cyril Smith & Son Christopher rebuilding wall at Castle View

  • BCA - 2019.2196
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  • 2004

Cyril Smith and his son Christopher re-building part of the wall at Castle View, once Castle View Farmhouse on Bridge Street in 2004.Cyril could turn his hand to any building problem and was known for getting about Bampton with his bicycle and he ...

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Wedding photograph of Stan Hawkins & Mavis Horne

  • BCA - 2019.2187
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  • probably early 1960s

Stan Hawkins and Mavis Horne were married in Bampton. They had two sons David and Michael and they lived on the Aston Road.

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Local Plan for housing finally agreed by government's planning inspectorate

  • BCA - 2019.2185
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  • September 2018

For what feels like years and years, WODC have been putting together a Local (housing) Plan and at long last, it was agreed by the governments planning inspectorate. All far too late to stop the speculative developments which WODC could not stop ...

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Bampton residents organise a mass clean-up around Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2182
  • Item
  • July 2018

The people of Bampton always pull together when push comes to shove. Residents got fed up with the litter about the paths and lanes and organised a mass clean-up. This article gives much more detail about it.

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O2 mast near Bampton has been faulty since August 2nd 2018

  • BCA - 2019.2181
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  • September 19th 2018

This article was written for the September 19th issue of the Witney Gazette. It reports that the O2 telecommunications mast near Bampton has been faulty since it was first reported on August 2nd 2018. There is huge frustration with it being faul...

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Threshing the corn using a steam engine to drive the threshing machine

  • 2019-09-11/0
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  • c1900

Before combine harvesters were the norm, threshing was done any time from November onwards when other harvesting had been done and probably once the cattle had been brought in under cover for the winter. In this picture you can see a steam driven...

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A history of cricket in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2155
  • Item
  • January 2019

Bampton has had a long history of playing cricket and Anna Pitt put on a wonderful, well researched exhibition on the subject in January/February 2019. The catalogue of the exhibition is still on sale. This is a double spread newspaper article a...

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Airman, Reg Smith, married Albert Radband's sister, Beryl Joan Radband.

  • BCA - 2019.1959
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  • 1950s

Airman, Reg Smith, married Albert Radband's sister, Beryl Joan Radband.He was the brother of twins Peggy and Dolly.Godfather of Jamie Wheeler.Marion Paintin said "Joan and Reg had two children Linda and Michael who married my sister Sus...

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Selection of dance tickets for events run by the SPAJERS

  • BCA - 2019.2151
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  • 1960 1970

The SPAJERS - The Society for The Preservation of Ancient Junketing - organised many dances as part of their fundraising events to enable them to give fun to Bampton's senior citizens while everyone had fun.There are 6 tickets here with dance...

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Morgan Brothers in financial difficulties 2011

  • BCA - 2019.2150
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  • March 2011

This newspaper cutting talks about the financial problems of the Morgan Brothers. They own and rent much land in Sharney which is close to the Thames SE of Weald, so there is local concern about the farming of their fields.

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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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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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Drawing of Francis Shergold 1990

  • BCA - 2019.2132
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  • 1990

This delightful drawing of Francis Shergold was done by Alan Beer in 1990.Alan lived in Gothurst, next to the Eagle Inn in Church View.

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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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Dawn and Tina Mansfield in fancy dress.

  • BCA - 2019.1976
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  • c1940

Dawn and Tina Mansfield in fancy dress having just passed the Elephant and Castle Inn. Note pre-decimalisation prices of the ice cream. 1d was 1 penny and 240 pennies made £1.

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Jack and Godfrey Horne in fancy dress in 1924

  • BCA - 2019.1972
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  • 1924

Jack and Godfrey Horne in fancy dress in 1924.Godfrey Horne was killed in action in France. He was in one of the Guards regiments in WWII

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Bampton Town Football club 1918-1919 season

  • BCA - 2019.1960
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  • 1918 1919

This is a picture of Bampton Town's football club in the 1918-1919 season.The man in the stripped top next to the man in the bowler hat is Bill Hudson.

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Third great shirt race 1955

  • BCA - 2019.1956
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  • 1955

This newspaper cutting from the Oxford Mail of 1955 covers the 3rd Great Shirt Race to be held in Bampton, the first one being part of the celebration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The race was started by firing a double barrel...

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'Father and Dart' in 1890

  • BCA - 2019.1954
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  • 1890

'Father and Dart' in 1890. Picture donated by RHC Davies. The name of 'Father' is not known

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W Payne & Son, Great Western Railway Co Agents, Bampton and Lechlade.

  • BCA - 2019.1952
  • Item
  • 1911

W Payne & Son, Great Western Railway Co Agents, Bampton and Lechlade. Cab & Omnibus Proprietors, horses, brakes, carriages etc for hire. Cartage contractors and furniture removers. Chief office The Hill, Witney Oxon. Railway depots Bampton...

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Bampton Football team late 1950s

  • BCA - 2019.1951
  • Item
  • 1950s

This picture was taken in the late 1950s or very early 1960s. The names of the people are all printed on the photograph and includeTony AllamJohn MarstonVernon CannonsTed HardingGeoff WilsonJim SweetinghamJim BartonGeorge DafterChris TimmsFred Mi...

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Newspaper report on several clubs in Bampton 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1931
  • Item
  • 1972

This newspaper cutting from 1972 which talks about the events at several clubs in Bampton.The Women's Institute and Women's Legion trip to RAF Brize Norton.Badminton Club.Numismatic SocietyDarby & Joan ClubSchool Fete

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Invoice for household items from Cook & Boggis August 24th 1923

  • BCA - 2019.1923
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  • August 24th 1923

An invoice from Cook and Boggis of Witney August 24th 1923 for achest of drawers,2 bedroom chairs,1 wash stand,1 bowl and 1 bucketfor the total sum of £4 7s 5d four pounds thirty seven pence and a half penny.This was lent to the Archive to copy by...

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AGM of Bampton branch of the British Legion plus Women's section 1968

  • BCA - 2019.1917
  • Item
  • 1968

From a Local newspaper. Feb 1968. Report of the AGM of Bampton Branch of the British Legion along with the Women's section. President Capt C R Radclyffe; Chairman P Mathem; vice chairman E Spurrett; secretary John Quick; standard bearer W Jac...

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Jason Seacole hands the 6 aside Jubilee Cup to West Witney

  • BCA - 2019.1882
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  • 1970s

Jason Seacole is handing the Jubilee Cup to Liam Burnside of West Witney after they won the Bampton 6-aside tournament. In the background is Michael Irvin who did much along with Ken East to help the boys' football sides in Bampton. Ken was...

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John Knight dancing in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.1881
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  • 1970s

John Knight comes from a family of Bampton dancers of the Morris in Bampton. Behind him in this picture just holding hankies is Roy Dommitt who worked at the High Down Rocket Test Site on the Isle of Wight. He was one of the most senior engineer...

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Early twentieth century cricket team

  • BCA - 2019.1880
  • Item
  • 1920s

There are many interesting aspects to this picture. There are three members of the Green family in the team, Frederick, Jim and Henry. Ten are in whites, Tim Fox looks as if he is an umpire but the clothing on the Talbot Licensee Mr Norman gives...

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'Rocky' Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1991

  • BCA - 2019.1853
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  • 1991

Ernie 'Rocky' Hunt and Chad Trueman in the background, Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1991. Rocky was known as Dicky to all his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest Bishop.

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Mick & Doris Cleaver given award by Cancer Research UK 2014

  • BCA - 2019.1849
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  • 2014

Michael and Doris Cleaver received an award from Cancer Research UK in 2014 for their simply amazing work in raising funds for this charity for a combined 60 years of volunteering.They were given an honorary fellowship at the Cancer Research UK Fl...

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William Nathan 'Jingy' Wells playing the fiddle in 1923

  • BCA - 2019.1847
  • Item
  • 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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George Dafter, local postman

  • BCA - 2019.1835
  • Item
  • c1955

This is George Dafter who was one of our local postmen for nearly 30 years. He was loved by all who came into contact with him and he had a great sense of humour.Jamie Wheeler said "My Dad always told a funny story about George. Some people...

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Philly Dewe, Freda Bradley's grandfather. 1930

  • BCA - 2019.1805
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  • 1930

Philly Dewe, Freda Bradley's Grandfather, in 1930.He died falling out of the walnut tree on the footpath between Bushey Row and New Road in what used to be called the Dump Field.

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Wedding of Jack Bunce c1880s

  • BCA - 2017.815
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  • c1880s

The photograph captures the wedding of John William Bunce, known to everyone as Jack to Mary Radburn. They had children Iris, Les and Joan.John was brother to Emmie Sollis who ran the Lamb Inn in Buckland Road and Mary was Tom Papworth's Gra...

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Baptist Sunday School outing, Emmie Papworth on the left wearing glasses

  • BCA - 2019.1816
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  • c1940

Baptist Sunday School outing, Emmie Papworth on the left wearing glasses; Miss Dutton on the extreme right and Rose Bishop, Emmie's sister, next to Miss Dutton.Mrs Ivings next to Emmie Papworth. They are all making sure a large group of child...

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Sam Bennett from Ilmington in Warwickshire

  • BCA - 2019.1801
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  • 1950s

Sam Bennett. He moved to Warwickshire but walked to Bampton to fiddle for the Morris at Whitsun. He would arrive at Mr & Mrs Townsend's Castle Farm on Bridge St and announce 'I be 'ere'. To earn his keep, he'd stay ...

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Best friends Freda Daniels and Ethel Whitlock Nov 14th 1945

  • BCA - 2019.1807
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  • November 14th 1945

These two young ladies, Freda Daniels who became Mrs Freda Bradley and Ethel Whilock who became Mrs Ethel Sheppard were best friends.Freda's daughter Janet Westman wrote" Ethel was actually my Godmother. She was married to Percy Sheppar...

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Williams family 1890s with Os Williams

  • BCA - 2019.1795
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  • 1890s

Os Williams is seen here with his family some time in the 1890s.He was in our retained fire service and part of the team that won the National Championships in Crystal Palace in 1904.He is in the front row on the left.

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Builders in Bampton early twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.1794
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  • early twentieth century

Members of the Green family were stone masons, general builders, carpenters, in fact between them they covered all the skills needed in building. Many were members of the retained fire service and many played football for Bampton. They all took ...

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Mother's Union gathering c1990

  • BCA - 2019.1788
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  • c1990

This is a group of wonderful ladies, all members of the Mother's Union. The picture was taken about 1990 by Margaret Chaundy who was also a member.People in the picture includeMiss Mary Farmer who taught about 3 generations of Bampton childr...

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Mothers' Union tea party

  • BCA - 2019.1779
  • Item
  • around 1990

Mother's Union tea party.Seated on the left is Miss Farmer who taught 3 generations of Bampton infants and died in Witney hospital in 2002.Seated right is Eva Deacon.Back row: Molly King from Clanfield, Vera Elward, Rose Gerring, Mrs Fowler f...

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Ada Tanner & daughter Stella plus two others

  • BCA - 2019.1750
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  • c1938

Partly a family photograph with mother Ada Tanner and daughter Stella on the left with two other children. Stella became Mrs Whitlock. Ada's maiden name was Butler. For the full family tree do have a look at http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/...

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Bampton town band, conductor Frederick William Taunt

  • BCA - 2019.1742
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  • early twentieth century

This was Bampton Town band at the start of the 20th century. Their conductor, Mr Frederick William Taunt, on the extreme left was also the organist at St Mary The Virgin and when he died his daughter took over as organist and stayed as organist f...

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The Landray family, a family of doctors

  • BCA - 2019.1741
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  • 1973

The photo shows 3 Dr Landrays:Robert Landray (GP in Bampton)Margaret Landray (worked under maiden name of Dr Bray, anaesthetist at Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon)Martin Landray (consultant physician, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford; and Profe...

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Isaac Roderick Woodley and Rose Bunce

  • BCA - 2019.1738
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  • early twentieth centrury

Isaac Roderick Woodley born April 1888 married Rose Ann Bunce born 1883 in December 1909. Roderick was killed in WWI in France. This written account documents marriages after Roderick was killed.

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Wedding of George and Edie Whitlock

  • BCA - 2019.1728
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  • early twentieth century

Wedding of George and Edie Whitlock (seated) Standing left to right Mrs Sid Whitlock, Mrs Betty Smith (Tanner) Sid Whitlock, Marian Collett, Mr. Collett, Rhoda Preston (Whitlock) Doreen Kitchen (Collett)

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Jack, Shadrack Buckingham in 1950 sitting on a binder.

  • BCA - 2019.1721
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  • 1950

Jack, Shadrack Buckingham in 1950 sitting on a binder. Jack lived in Spring Cottages along Primrose Lane and worked for Jack Oliver at Backhouse Farm. He has grandchildren Helen Cadd, June Brewer and Richard Buckingham.Don Rouse said"My ear...

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Oxford Mail Aug 27th 2018. Chariot racing in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2019.1684
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  • 1970 1974

On the August Bank Holiday in 1970 the SPAJERS organised a chariot race. The races ran for about 5 years but sadly, while being much enjoyed by the spectators, not enough teams could be persuaded to enter so after around 5 years, the event was dr...

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Bampton Street Fair recalled by John Chipperfield

  • BCA - 2019.1674
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  • 1983

Arnold Woodley helped found the Pumpkin Club and kept a wonderful scrapbook throughout its life until he became to ill and died. You can see this scrapbook on the website at http://atom.bamptonarchive.org/index.php/dn32-png3-cdncThis newspaper cu...

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Don Rouse gives a history of the Bampton Mummers

  • BCA - 2018.1648
  • Item
  • 2008

BAMPTON MUMMERSThere are 467,000 sites on Google for Mummers and there are 5510 on the Bampton mummers alone. Every one tells a different story. For a slide show of last years performances, try Bampton Mummers on Google.Some say Mummering belongs ...

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A very old map of Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1638
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  • unknown

This is a very old map of Bampton - New Road, Mount Owen Road and others have yet to be created.

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Chariot racing in Bampton, first half of the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1633
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  • 1970 1975

In 1970 the SPAJERS began an experiment to see if Chariot Racing on August Bank Holiday Monday could be instituted as another wonderful Bampton event to help raise money for the senior citizens of Bampton. Sadly, it ran for only 5 years because ...

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More men than women take part in Easter Bonnet competition 1977

  • BCA - 2018.1632
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  • 1977

In 1977 more men that women took part in the Easter Bonnet competition. The photograph shows Jim Gascoigne wearing his hat. This article was in the March 18 2018 issue of the Witney Gazette in John Chipperfield's 'Remember when ......

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June 30th 40 people walked Bampton on a big clean-up

  • BCA - 2018.1625
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  • June 30th 2018

Almost 40 people set to and walked Bampton on a big clean-up on June 30th 2018. They did an amazing job. WODC leader James Mills joined in as did Ted Fenton the Witney West and Bampton county councillor. Maurizio Fantanto organsied the whole th...

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Chariot racing in the first half of the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1620
  • Item
  • 1970

On August Bank Holiday Monday 1970 the first Chariot Race was held in Bampton. The races lasted for 5 years only because, sadly, not enough teams were taking part. In these pictures some of the men are Colin Woodward, Richard Dunston, Frank Huds...

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Jim Gascoigne enters Easter bonnet competition 1977

  • BCA - 2018.1618
  • Item
  • 1977

This article appeared in the Memory Lane section of the Witney Gazette and recalls the time when men outnumbered the ladies in the Easter Bonnet Competition. The picture shows Jim Gascoigne and mentions Ken Mullis, Lionel Cook the landlord of the...

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1950s ATC

  • BCA - 2018.1612
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  • c1952

ATC group circa 1952. Names on the photograph are Dennis Harris, Les Harrison, Billy Buckingham, Brian Lawrence, Philip Horne, Norman Craddock, Ron Cross, Raymond 'Boxer' Paintin, Jimmy Harris, Harry Owen and Wing Commander T Lloyd-Jone...

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Battle of The Bampton Amazons

  • BCA - 2018.1611
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  • March 21st 1958

This newspaper cutting from the Witney Gazette of March 21st 1958 recounts the story of three members of the local gentry, Mr Staples-Brown from The Elms, Dr Oates from what today is known as Rosebank Nursing home and the local solicitor Mr Ridgen...

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Lawerence Adams' morris side 2007

  • BCA - 2018.1599
  • Item
  • 2007

2007 the melodeon player is Steve Coad, and the accordion player Paul Smith. Behind Barry Care, Bampton Fool, the hidden musician is Tom Bower.Dancing in the set: Barry Care, Andrew Care, Robert Care, Jonathan Coad, Paul Fowler, Lawrence Adams, N...

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Brownies, about 1950

  • BCA - 2018.1596
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  • c1950

Back row L-R Geraldine Graves, Ann Robey, Ann Bullen, Ann Wheeler.MIddle row Shirley Daniels, Valerie Rouse, Betty Court, Ruth Harrison.Gay Ledger, Jean Elward,C1950

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Baptist Sunday School Christmas Party January 1964

  • BCA - 2018.1595
  • Item
  • 1964

Lyn Dunsby told us it was the"Baptist Sunday school Christmas party.Front row - Andrew Morton, Anne Morton, Susan Taylor, Gary Gerhard, Cathy Hicks, Lyn Wheeler, Michael Wheeler, Jimmy Wheeler, Doreen Gerring, Maurice Hicks.Second row Gwyneth...

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Alf Smith and his sister Peggy James

  • BCA - 2018.1594
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  • c2000

Alf Smith and his sister Peggy James. Peggy enjoyed playing darts. Peggy's parent were Annie and George Smith. ]"This picture was taken watching me on a sports day, I am guessing 1959/1960. George and Annie Smith were Mum's pare...

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Jubilee Inn darts team, early 1950s

  • BCA - 2018.1579
  • Item
  • early 1950s

These men were in the Jubilee Inn darts team in the early 1950s.Sandy DixonBilly MatthewsHarry HamptonTed LayDavid ElwardMr Sheppard (Buckland Road0Chris TimmsVick HarrisonDick Hunt (Broad St)Bill LockPercy SheppardPussy Dafter

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Account of the 1975 Shirt Race

  • BCA - 2017.1094
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  • 1975

The first Shirt Race in Bampton was run to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and it's been run every year on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend ever since. In 2016 the Witney Gazette ran one of their articles on events...

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

  • BCA - 2017.1061
  • Item
  • 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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Death announced of Nancy Irene Busby. October 2017

  • BCA - 2018.1357
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  • 2017

The Busby family ran a department store in Bampton that included what today (January 2018) is the Pottery Shop on the corner of Bushey Row with High Street, Strawberry Cottage and Lesta House. One of the sons of the family was Alfred Busby and he...

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Cadet Flight Sergeant Frederick Gerring retired at age 21 on July 5th 1972

  • BCA - 2018.1325
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  • July 5th 1972

Cadet Flight Sergeant Fred Gerring, son of Rose and Arthur Gerring retired at age 21 from No 2267 Bampton and Brize Norton Squadron, Air Training Corps, after 8 years of service. He had no choice because all cadets have to leave once they are 21 ...

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Terry Rouse, fool for Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers

  • BCA - 2018.1323
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  • 1987

Terry Rouse began dancing for Francis Shergold's Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers in 1964. Roy Shergold was the fool at that time but when he retired, Terry took over and this is a picture of Terry in his smock and hat taken in 1987.

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Baled straw, St Mary's in the background August 22nd 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1225
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  • August 22nd 2016

Well into the second half of the C20th straw was baled up in sizes that a man could pick up. Now, very large rectangular bales are made which require machinery to lift them. St Mary The Virgin can be seen in the background.

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Witney and surrounding village prepare against bombing in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.1202
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  • June 7th 2017

Each week in the Witney Gazette Derek West writes an interesting article usually about somewhere or some one person associated with Witney. In this article he talks about the bombs that dropped in Witney and surrounding villages. While he does n...

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Pte William Johnson's granddaughter supports the Popply Appeal 2016

  • BCA - 2017.1194
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  • 2016

Pte William Johnson rescued a fellow soldier while under fire and having been shot in the leg. Sadly, the comrade he rescued died the following day but he was awarded the Military Medal and received a citation from King George V and the people of...

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Bampton Football Team 1906-07

  • BCA - 2017.1191
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  • 1906-1907

This is Bampton Town Football Club from the 1906-07 season. Just 10 men in the picture, not known if there was one missing or if that was all they could muster.

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1904 winning Fire Brigade team from Bampton at Crystal Palace

  • BCA - 2017.1186
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  • 1904

In 1904 Bampton's Fire Brigade won the regional finals and so went to Crystal Palace to take part in the National Competition, which they won. The photograph shows the men who went to Crystal Palace

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