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Delivery of pop

  • BCA - 2020.2322
  • Item
  • 1950s

A flatbed delivery lorry can be seen parked outside the carriage entrance to The Talbot. There are crates of pop on which in the 1950s would have been Tizer, Dandelion and Burdock and Lemonade.Two of the 4 petrol pumps that used to be outside the...

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Hunt meet in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2020.2321
  • Item
  • very early twentieth century

This picture may have been taken at the very end of the 1890s but probably soon after 1900.The hunt is meeting between the West side of the Town Hall and Rosemary House which is next to Constables the bakers shop. You can see the name Constable o...

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Market Square 1977

  • BCA - 2019.1709
  • Item
  • 1977

View along the Market Square from east to west in 1977 with Union flags out to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

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Brownies at May Day Fair 2003

  • BCA - 2019.1669
  • Item
  • May Day 2003

This picture was taken of the Brownies in the Market Square at the May Day fair in 2003.The Brownies in the picture areHailey ClaridgeEmma WilesRebecca JenksAmy RobertsIsabel GovesSophie PriorThe Brownie leader was Miss CoppingAlso in the picture ...

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W & W Stageband Leiden. Shirt Race 1989

  • BCA - 2019.1656
  • Item
  • 1989

The W & W Stage Band from Leiden were the first Dutch Band to play at our Shirt Race. Nigel Alford provided the 'Curtain ' sided Trailer.They were followed a few years later by the Amigo Marching Band

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History of the Eeles to the Coop

  • BCA - 2018.1597
  • Item
  • 1969-2014

Tony Scott told the ArchiveI believe International Stores took over (from Eeles) in 1969 and altered and extended the premises, covered the cellars & converted the accommodation into a self contained flat.It was then became Gateway until it cl...

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Eeles, the grocery shop in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2018.1554
  • Item
  • first half C20th

Tony Scott said - "I believe International Stores took over in 1969 and altered and extended the premises, covered the cellars & converted the accommodation into a self-contained flat. It then became Gateway until it closed in April 1987...

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Poster for Eeles shop 1908

  • BCA - 2018.1521
  • Item
  • 0918

This full sized poster was created for Eeles grocery shop in the Market Square for 1908. The shop later became International with Mr Harry Cooper as the manager, then Spar, Londis, Budgens and now - at 2018 - it is a Co-op shop. Through the year...

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Re-tiling of Cotsfield, west end of Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.1264
  • Item
  • Autumn 2017

The tiles were removed and the roof made good to Cotsfield, a house at the west end of Market Square in autumn 2017. To the left, next door but one, the roof was re-tiled on The Poachers in 2016.

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Bampton Traditional Morris in the Market Square 1938

  • BCA - 2017.1222
  • Item
  • 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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Town Hall, the Drapers shop & The Talbot seen from Cheapside

  • BCA - 2017.1190
  • Item
  • early C20th

This picture was taken from the middle of the road in Cheapside. On the left is the Town Hall with nearly all the archways filled in; the two on the right in the sunshine were unblocked so the space inside could be used as a bus stop shelter a li...

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

  • BCA - 2017.989
  • Item
  • 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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The Cotton Club closing down March 2010

  • BCA - 2017.938
  • Item
  • March 2010

After at least two decades, the Cotton Club was forced to close down because the lease was up and the renewal contract offered was just not viable.

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The Poachers Rest in June 1980

  • BCA - 2017.850
  • Item
  • 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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A Shirt Race in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.714
  • Item
  • 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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Daniel Gibbard, blacksmith

  • BCA - 2017.646
  • Item
  • 1904

Daniel Gibbard was one of Bampton's blacksmiths and this photograph was taken in 1904. The church parish almanac for 1904 can be seen very clearly on the wall behind him. The items on the mantle shelf, on his table and his long stemmed pipe...

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Winners of the Flower Garland

  • BCA - 2017.559
  • Item
  • 1990s

Winners of the Flower Garland -year and names not known but the Archive would be pleased to know these details. Do tell us quoting entry number 2017.559

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Morris dancing outside The Lamb in the Market Square Whitsun 1939

  • BCA - 2017.519
  • Item
  • 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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Building Bampton Fair in the Market Square 1965

  • BCA - 2017.466
  • Item
  • August 1965

Starting to construct one of the rides at Bampton Fair held in the Market Square in August 1965. On these same days there used to be a very big horse fair and the fair was much larger spilling over going down the High Street to the turn into Bush...

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Old newspaper pictures of The Talbot and The Elephant & Castle

  • BCA - 2017.419
  • Item
  • unknown

This newspaper cutting was found in a book in a second hand book shop. There is nothing to suggest the date but a fire destroyed the thatch on the Elephant & Castle about 1956 so it is earlier than that. It was given a slate roof when it was...

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