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Learning the basics about doing enamelling 1981

  • BCA - 2019.2292
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  • 1981

A 2-day weekend course was held in The Gallery in the Town Hall in 1981 to teach the art of enamelling. The tutors were Peter Wolfe and Gudde Skryme from the guild of enamellers.

Bampton Community Archive

Henry Box pupils exhibit in The Gallery 1980

  • BCA - 2019.2291
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  • 1980

In 1980 some young artists from Henry Box School in Witney exhibited their work in The Gallery in the Town Hall in Bampton. There were paintings, woodwork, pottery, needlework and poetry. Clive and Katie Williams are seen here carrying some of t...

Bampton Community Archive

Five views of Bampton on one postcard - late 1960s

  • BCA - 2019.1926
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  • late 1960s

A postcard with 5 views of Bampton including The War Memorial, the South side of the Market Square, south east aspect of St Mary The Virgin, The Highmoor Brook having gone under the road by Brook House and Town Hall with Market Square Garage in th...

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North West & West aspect of the Town Hall & Eeles grocery shop

  • BCA - 2019.1802
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  • early twentieth century

This picture was taken very near to 1900. The clock erected in 1908 is not yet on the roof.Wheelgate House is still the academy run by Alfie Bryant and Eeles shop is visible.The main feature is the Town Hall showing the north west and west aspect...

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Repair of the timber windows September 2017

  • BCA - 2017.1216
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  • September 2017

The last time the Town Hall had any major work done was in 1972. Now the timber windows need repairing and then decorating.

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Fete with children in fancy dress c1954

  • BCA - 2017.1067
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  • c1954

This picture shows children in fancy dress as part of the fete, probably 1954, which took place mostly at Weald Manor although this picture is taken outside the Town Hall. On the left the little girl with plaits is Teresa Rouse, the girl in the m...

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Town Hall clock is 63 years old in 1971

  • BCA - 2017.745
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  • c1971

There must have been a previous newspaper article suggesting the clock on the Town Hall was 100 years old. The stone tablet let into the east side of the wall clearly shows it was put up in 1908 making it 63 years old in 1971. It was Mrs Moss, t...

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Exhibition of Downton Abbey costumes at West Ox Arts upstairs in the Town Hall

  • BCA - 2017.555
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  • October 2nd 2013

West Ox Arts based in the upper room of the Town Hall held an exhibition of 10 beautiful costumes used in the filming of Downton Abbey; parts of the series are filmed in Bampton. The charge of £5 per head helped West Ox Arts to raise £3,000. The...

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