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'Rocky' Ernest Hunt

  • BCA - 2018.1417
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  • 1980s

'Rocky', Ernest Hunt in the Elephant and Castle. Rocky was a much loved character in Bampton, always taking part in any event. He was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest ...

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1991 May Queen Julie Kelman, May Day fair, grand weigh-in & club dinner

  • BCA - 2019.1702
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  • 1991

People named in the pictures from the 1991 Pumpkin Club May Queen, Julie Kelman, and the grand weigh-in and club dinner are :-Alan & Gertie JordanAlice PeacockAmy MillsAnne JacksonArnold & Wyn WoodleyCharlotte KertonChris PratleyCraig Crip...

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A History of The Bampton Mummers by Don Rouse 2009

  • BCA - 2017.758
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  • 2009

The Mummers' play performed in Bampton is one of only two that are 2-act plays in the UK. Don's account is very thorough and well worth reading. Don joined in 1948 soon after the play was revived after WWII and was in it for many decades.

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A collection of Old Time Bampton Places and a few People

  • BCA - 2018.1361
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  • C20th

In the 1970s Lloyd Hughes Owens collect together all the photographs he could find of old-time Bampton and a few of people. He put them together in an album along with explanatory text and you'll find the pictures and text here.

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A history of cricket in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2155
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  • 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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AGM of Bampton branch of the British Legion plus Women's section 1968

  • BCA - 2019.1917
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  • 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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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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Activities of the Royal British Legion

  • BCA - 2017.490
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  • 1950 - 1986

This is a collection of items all to do with the Royal British Legion. They include a photograph of the ladies circa late 1950s, Janette Keyte being crowned Carnival Queen in 1964, Janette again gamely being tipped out of a bed at the carnival, B...

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Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society certificate

  • BCA - 2019.2214
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  • 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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Arnold Woodley's scrapbook of The Pumpkin Club

  • BCA - 2018.1537
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  • March 30th 1969 to 1997

This is Arnold Woodley's scrapbook that he created about The Pumpkin Club. If you download the pictures their captions will give you the details about the picture.

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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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Bampton Brass Band, early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.2189
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  • early twentieth century

Bampton had a brass band in the very early days of the twentieth century. The picture of them playing outside the Town Hall was kindly lent to the Archive by Barbara Daw. At that time the arches of the Town Hall were bricked up as the space belo...

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Bampton Cricket teams over several years

  • BCA - 2017.382
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  • pre WWII to 1990

One or two of these photographs are pre WWII and most can be found individually on this website. There is a Bampton cricket club centenary poster which covers 1890-1990; it list the fixtures for 1990 but has interesting adverts around the edge wh...

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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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Bampton Football team late 1950s

  • BCA - 2019.1951
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  • 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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Bampton Horticultural Flower Show August 9th 1980 and October 4th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.533
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  • 1980

This is the catalogue produced by Bampton Horticultural Society for their two shows in 1980, one on Saturday August 9th and the second one on Saturday October 4th. Apart from the necessary entry information for the two shows there are adverts for...

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Bampton Horticultural Society Schedule for 1980

  • BCA - 2017.760
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  • 1980

The schedule gives the list of classes for entering in both the August and October shows for 1980. The adverts that supported the cost of production also give a wonderful insight into local businesses of the time

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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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Bampton Town FC. Cups & Shields won over the years, governing body members

  • BCA - 2017.761
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  • 1931-1994

There are three pages in this pdf. One lists some of the cups and shields won by Bampton Town FC between 1931 and 1934, a second lists president, chairman, secretary, treasurer, general committee, trustees and the third page lists the players who...

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Bampton Town Football Club 1910-11 season

  • BCA - 2019.2042
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  • 1910 1911

This old photograph shows the Bampton Town Football Club members in the 1910 to 1911 season. They includeBack row:- Mark Kerry, George Batts, Harry GreenMiddle row:- Fred Green, WAD Morris, Bill TannerFront row:- Fred Fox, F Robinson, Jim Pryor,...

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Bampton WI celebrates its Golden Jubilee Wednesday February 10th 1971

  • BCA - 2017.430
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  • February 10th 1971

On Wednesday February 10th 1971 members of the Bampton WI celebrated their Golden Jubilee. The picture shows Mrs Audrey Taylor president, with five former presidents, Mrs Frances Henly, Miss Kate Wylie, Mrs Rose Gerring, Mrs D Hampton and 90 year...

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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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Bampton's cricket club through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1404
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  • C20th

Cricket team all named - Bampton Cricket team, date not known but probably between the two world wars. All the players are named on the photograph.A967. Bampton Cricket Club 1881 includes J. Baker, G. Smith, F.W. Taunt, Rev. J.W.B. Bell, G. Taylor...

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Barbara Hunt nee Green's certificates for The Torchbearers & Junior Red Cross

  • BCA - 2017.887
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  • n/a

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around ...

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Bill Daniels and his family

  • BCA - 2018.1322
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  • 20th century

These photograph are of Bill Daniels as a 12 year old boy in the Mummers and as an adult in military uniform and in the Shirt Race. There are also pictures of his father Ernie Daniels and his mother. In the photograph of the mummers you can also...

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Cricket in Bampton through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2018.1464
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  • twentieth century

Bampton Cricket Club 1890 to 1990.Cricket team all named - Bampton Cricket team, date not known but probably between the two world wars. All the players are named on the photograph.A967. Bampton Cricket Club 1881 includes J. Baker, G. Smith, F.W. ...

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Dr Davy's scrapbook from 1904

  • BCA - 2018.1406
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  • 1904

1a. March 6th 2003. Letter from the holder of Dr Davey's scrapbook, D R Staples, when it was sent to the Bampton Archive. Dr Davey lived at The Elms.1b. Dr T R Davey's note that reads ‘Scraps, advertisements & cuttings' which he...

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Early twentieth century cricket team

  • BCA - 2019.1880
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  • 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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English Country Music Weekend in Bampton June 26th to 28th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.536
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  • June 26th - 28th 2015

The English Country Music weekend was a national event and held over the weekend of June 26th to 28th. The program tells you all about what was on offer. The facilities in Bampton were so much enjoyed that they chose to come back here again in 2...

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Exhibition on Cricket in Bampton, January and February 2019

  • BCA - 2019.1841
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  • January 23rd 2019

Anna Pitt put on a wonderful exhibition on the history of cricket in Bampton which ran January and February 2019. This is a double page spread about the exhibition from the Witney Gazette.

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Football in Bampton, 1906 to 1966

  • BCA - 2018.1532
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  • 1906 1966

Bampton has had a football team all through the C20th and on into the 21st. These photographs and documents cover a period mostly from 1906 - 1966.BAFAAE - Bampton boys' football team 1912. The people are named on the picture and they includ...

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Funeral of Ray Evans May 16th 1927 to Sept 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1217
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  • 1927-2017

https://youtu.be/nqnMaTmrykMhttps://youtu.be/iHEL-7BZEBcThe first one of these two YouTube films is of Ray talking about his training in Catterick and subsequent life working in the Royal Corps of Signals. When not working abroad, Ray was posted ...

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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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Jubilee Inn darts team, early 1950s

  • BCA - 2018.1579
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  • 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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June & Graham Taylor's scrapbook

  • BCA - 2017.1274
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  • 1951-1957

June and Graham have kept a scrapbook of various events in their life and these pages offer a few of them. It begins with their Golden Wedding Anniversary card of September 4th 2004 which was a lovely event celebrated with their family and friend...

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Kit Jackson's photographs

  • BCA - 2017.1192
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  • C20th

These photographs are all from Kit Jackson's collection. Kit took photographs for most of her adult life. There are several of her family members plus WWII soldiers probably billeted in Bampton, school classes from the 1970s when she worked...

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Leaflet introducing BEWG to people of Bampton 1989

  • BCA - 2017.1039
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  • Autumn 1989

This leaflet was produced to tell the people of Bampton the the Bampton Environmental Watch Group, BEWG had been formed in the Autumn of 1989. It explained what it is, what a civic trust is, its aims, what it does, how it is administered, why Bam...

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Lloyd Hughes Owens' account of schools in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.717
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  • mostly first 60 years of C20th

When Lloyd Hughes Owens retired in the 1960s he put the finishing touches to his album all about schools in Bampton. There is mention of the Old Grammar School, now our library and the exhibition room used by West Ox Arts and the Archive called t...

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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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May Bank Holiday Morris dancing Monday 2004

  • BCA - 2017.614
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  • 2004

On May Bank Holiday Monday the Bampton Traditional Morris Men danced from 8.30am until approximately 8.30pm with stops for lunch and tea. After tea, the three visiting teams join in the dancing bringing new music and styles to the day.

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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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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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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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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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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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Mothers' Union tea party

  • BCA - 2019.1779
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  • 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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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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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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Newspaper report on several clubs in Bampton 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1931
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  • 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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Newspaper reports of WI meetings c1971; photo of drama group 1924

  • BCA - 2017.451
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  • 1924 -1971

There is a wonderful photograph of the WI Drama group taken in 1924 which is a scene from 'Much Ado About Nothing.' The team won the Oxford Federation Cup in 1924 which had to be returned in 1925 but a replica of the cup was given to the...

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Old Folk's Memories collected by Lloyd Hughes Owens in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2018.1364
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  • C20th

Lloyd Hughes Owens, headmaster of the National School in Church View up to its closure when the new school opened in 1960 was keen to capture the knowledge and thoughts of the 'Old Folks' of Bampton and this pdf is the result. It covers...

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Program for the Donkey Derby and Fete 2012

  • BCA - 2017.492
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  • August Bank Holiday Monday 2012

This is the program produced by the SPAJERS' Donkey Derby and Fete in 2012 and one raffle ticket

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Public footpaths of Bampton on an old map

  • BCA - 2017.814
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  • possibly early 1960s

This map is showing the railway line very distinctly that ran from Witney to Fairford. It's main purpose is to show the public footpaths in an around Bampton. The railway line closed early in the 1960s so I think this map is from before then.

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Royal British Legion - Bampton Branch, old documents

  • BCA - 2017.491
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  • April 12th 1920 - 1999

This is an eclectic mixture of old documents no longer to be kept by the Royal British Legion. The earliest is a legal document regarding the purchase of the land that has our War Memorial standing on it. There are also designs for the War Memor...

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Shirt Race May 24th 2008

  • BCA - 2017.872
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  • May 24th 2008

Shirt Race May 24th 2008

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Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated by police

  • BCA - 2017.520
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  • don't know

The Great Bampton Shirt Race in its modern times has been run every year since 1953 and was originally started by firing a 12-bore shotgun into the air. This article from the Witney Gazette charts the circumstances that have led to it being start...

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Show program and schedule, Bampton Horticultural Soc 1980

  • BCA - 2017.1276
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  • 1980

This is the Show guide produced by the Bampton Horticultural Society for their Flower and Produce Show August 9th 1980 and their Autumn Show October 4th 1980. Apart from seeing all the classes that can be entered, it is also interesting to see wh...

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The Bampton Festival July 13th to July 20th 1985

  • BCA - 2017.539
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  • July 13th to July 20th 1985

In July 1985 Janet Newman and Sarah Wearne put together a brilliant festival of Bampton to celebrate 350 years since the Grammar School was built. These are a few of the items that Janet wrote to go with the exhibition and cover the subjects of 1...

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The Beam: April 1990 vol. 5 No1

  • BCA - 2019.1884
  • Series
  • April 1990

THE BEAM APRIL 1990. VOLUME 5 NO1. THE TOPICS COVERED :-Morris dancing on Spring Bank Holiday MondayPrefabs built after WWII originally called Portel HousesParish council history and coming elections. The first meeting of Bampton’s Parish ...

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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 History of Bampton Mummers by Don Rouse written in 2009

  • BCA - 2017.527
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  • 2009

In the group photograph, left to right are: - Ted Hunt, Bill Daniels, Robert Radband, Terry Rouse and Barry Taylor and missing from this group are Bob Hunt and Don Rouse; in the other picture are Robert Radband as the Turkish Knight and Terry Rous...

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The Mother's Union in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.445
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  • c2002

These five photographs were taken by Margaret Chaundy, who was a member of the Mother's Union, at different events. They include Judy Devas, Jill & Chris Ruck, Wendy Eldret, Arthur Pont and Keir Smith who had gathered in Jill and Chris&#...

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The Mummers in the late 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.558
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  • late 1970s

This picture of the Bampton Mummers was taken in the very late 1970s and shows Bill Daniels. Ted Hunt, Don Rouse, Arnold Woodley, Albert Woodley & Frank Purslow on floor.jpg

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The Shirt Race 2003

  • BCA - 2017.618
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  • 2003

Bampton's Great Shirt Race took place on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend. It is organised by the SPAJERS to add to their fundraising for the senior citizens who are offered a day out, usually at the seaside and they each get a C...

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Thomas Peter 'Bill' Govier December 3rd 1932 to May 21st 2016

  • BCA - 2017.543
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  • 1932 - 2016

He was known locally as Bill but his name was Thomas Peter Govier. Bill played an active part in Bampton life in the Pumpkin Club, maintaining the war graves from 1955, composing the crossword in The Beam for many years and he showed his fun side...

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Witney Gazette. Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.1030
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  • June 5th 2012

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Bampton for Queen Elizabeth II last four days, from the Saturday to the games and barn dance on Tuesday. A special mug was created to give to all children as a keep-sake and the design was done by Keira Gilbert...

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