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Donkey Derby 2023

  • BCA - 2023.4130
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  • 2023

Article by Miranda Norris, entitled "Bampton's annual Donkey Derby is a runaway success"
Children race donkeys around a field as a much-loved village tradition on bank holiday Monday.
The donkey derby in Bampton is run by the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing (SPAJERS), which was formed in 1953 and also runs the village's famous shirt race. Children aged eight and above and weighing under eight stone are allowed to ride the donkeys with a donkey welfare officer in attendance.There are eight races, with six donkeys in each. Each race is sponsored by a local business, and the donkeys are sponsored by villagers.
All proceeds from the event go to events and trips for Bampton's senior citizens.
Visitors to Sandford's Field also tried their hand at games such as crockery smashing and Splat the Rat, while children not keen on donkey racing enjoyed pinning the tail on one.

Janet Westman

Donkey Derby 2022 Flyer

  • BCA - 2023.4129
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  • 2022

Original Flyer for the Donkey Derby organised by the SPAJERS and held on August Bank Holiday in the Sandfords Field

Janet Westman

SPAJERS Donkey Derby 2021

  • BCA - 2023.4127
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  • 2021

2021 Donkey Derby held in Sandfords field on August Bank Holiday Monday ecery year. The event is accompanied by a fete and is well attended. The donkeys are ridden by children and the races are sponsored by local businesses. and there was a raffle with prizes given by Majestic Wine, Patrick Strange Butchers, Blenheim Palace, Crocodiles of the World, Bampton Garden Plants The Shake Shop Aston Pottery, Cotswold Wildlife Park. 50 Photos showing participating attractions and visitors.

Janet Westman

Bampton Annual Fete 1973

  • BCA - 2023.4053
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  • 1973

Newspaper Cutting reporting on the Annual Fete held in the Old School Playing Field (Sandfords Field) Bampton in 1973.
There was a knock out Competition, and displays by the Fire Brigade and the Morris Dancers. The Competition was won by the Jubilee Team who apparently had to wade through the muddy stream.

Janet Westman

Donkey Derby 2022

  • BCA - 2023.4037
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  • 2022

Programme and photographs of the 2022 Donkey Derby held in the Sandford Field August Bank Holiday This is organised by the SPAJERS and generates funds for the Senior Citizens of Bampton and Lew.
Local Companies sponsor the races and the donkeys are ridden by children There are also stalls selling local crafts and produce.

Janet Westman

Bampton Parish Council - Newspaper article June 22 1989

  • BCA - 2022.3952
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  • 1989

Article in Witney Gazette, about Bampton Parish Council. Mrs. J Allinson and Lynn Shuker, re-elected. Items discussed white lines along footpath in Mill Green, lease to Sandford Field, toilets in Town Hall.
Mr Gascoigne to stand as delegate in Local Council Conference.
The Education Authority authorised the use old School Building for the Bush Club

Janet Westman

Bampton Donkey Derby 2021

  • BCA - 2022.3841
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  • 2021

49 photos of The Donkey Derby held in Sandford Field, August bank holiday 2021
Master of ceremonies was Don Rouse and village communities had various stall, the Donkeys are jockeyed by children with parental consent.
Stalls included
Bampton Belles WI Cake stall
Splat the rat
Guess my name
Shopping Village
Face painting
Jo Lewingtons garden pottery
Buckingham Christmas time
Sue Stanbridge Stamps
Needle Felt

Janet Westman

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