Back in the 1980s a club or society had a bazaar or jumble sale almost every Saturday in the WI Hall and there would be a queue of people waiting to come in. This was the Christmas Bazaar held by the Playgroup to raise funds for its running. Mrs Lynne Evans and Mrs Diane O'Brien can be seen with young Neil O'Brien in the top picture and along with one of Father Christmas's helpers are Lizzie Betts, Kathryne Betts and Louise Burton.
A letter from Vic Legg to Dave Rose accepting the invitation to attend the Bampton Traditional Morris Men's party November 1981 along with Pete Cock. About 1980/1 Trigg Morris were guests on Bampton's day of dance. They will be coming up from Bodmin in Cornwall. Pete and Vic were members of Trigg Morris in Bodmin, Cornwall.
15 year old Claire Wythes first went along to Guides aged three because her mother, Margaret Wythes was Brown Owl with the Bampton Guides. Claire was awarded the Queen's Guide Award, the Guides top award, at the WI Hall by the District Commissioner Mrs C Cooper.
After a very hot and dry summer the Bampton Horticultural Society held an excellent summer show although there were fewer entries in some of the flower and vegetable classes. The Lady Anne Montagu Cup for overall points was won by Mr J Horne. The cutting lists all the winners in all the classes.
Clare Dryden was invested as May Queen. Bob Harris, probably best known for presenting The Old Grey Whistle Test but at this point he was a presenter on Radio Oxford, put the sash on Clare. The ceremony took place in the WI Hall, Market Square. It is now the Village Hall.
The Bampton Horticultural Society has two shows a year and this is their autumn one. In the picture, Betty Collett the club secretary is seen holding a huge marrow with club chairman, John Snook. The John Taylor cup for the most overall points went to Mr Keith Bishop.
The WI put on the pantomime Jack and The Bean Stalk in the WI Hall in 1969 Inside the cow were Betty Collett and Valerie Adams played the cow Jack & Jill were played by Penny Daniels and Angela Collett.
Photo of Children dressed in fancy dress at the WI Christmas Party 1958, People in the Christmas party photo in Fancy Dress file Some are recognised below: Celia and Tina John Rosemary and Peter Ham Lynne Rouse Teresa Rouse Linda Smith & Roger Powell & Julie Powell Daphne Jackson Maureen Nichols Pamela Quick Mary Gerring Jannette Keyte Christine Weston