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WI Drama Group perform Aladdin. March 7th 1975

  • BCA - 2017.751
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  • 1975

The Women's Institute chose Aladdin for their annual pantomime in 1975. Carol Court played Aladdin; the princess by Sally Verdon, Sylvia Barney played Widow Twanky, Edna Amos was the Wicked Uncle, Ann Irvin was Sing-Sing and Audrey Court was...

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The WI Drama group in their performances

  • BCA - 2018.1531
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  • 1924 to 1973

Bampton WI put on plays from as early as 1924. One photograph records that 1924 group production which won them the Oxford Federation Drama Cup. The majority of pictures and programs are from the 1960s and early 1970s.untitl38 - Bampton Drama Gr...

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WI Children's Christmas Party 1956

  • BCA - 2018.1555
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  • 1956

Long before the days when everyone had a TV and many IT toys and gadgets, the WI Christmas Party was much enjoyed my many children. This group photo was taken 1956 at a Christmas party given by the WI.In no particular orderSusan Hunt, Tom Papwo...

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John Clarke born 1937

  • BCA - 2018.1580
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  • 1937 to 1957

John Clarke was born in 1937. There are pictures of him here which are frames taken out of a film and he's the young boy with a mop of lovely curly hair. He can be seen in a special outfit for the carnival in 1947 when he was 10. Then on M...

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Babes in The Wood by the Bampton WI Drama Group 1974

  • BCA - 2019.1664
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  • 1974

The Bampton WI Drama Group put on many plays which were all quite brilliant. Babes in The Wood was put on in 1974. The cast list includedJanet NewmanAnne MatthewsEdna AmosJoan BuckinghamCarol CourtAudrey CourtAnn IrvinAda TannerPenny ShergoldJoh...

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Arnold & Win Woodley at the Bampton Morris Men's Christmas Party in 1974

  • BCA - 2019.1737
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  • Christmas 1974

This shows Arnold and his wife Win Woodley at the Bampton Morris Men's Christmas Party in 1974, in the WI Hall. On the left behind is Angela Collett and the boy on the right is John Buckingham. People in the photographs are Win and Arnold W...

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Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp by the W.I. Drama Group

  • BCA - 2019.1885
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  • c1962

The WI Drama group put on at least one excellent play or pantomime each year for several years under the guidance of Hilda Pickard. This is Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp. The cast was1. Lynne Rouse2. Carol Hampton3. Sandra Foster4. Sylvia Barne...

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1971 - WI Golden Jubilee year for Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.1930
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  • 1971

In 1971 The Bampton branch of the Women's Institute celebrated its Golden Jubilee. This newspaper cutting reports on some of the activities.

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WI March meeting, theme 'A Russian Evening' 1972

  • BCA - 2019.1932
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  • 1972

A newspaper cutting from 1972 reporting on a WI meeting in March where the theme of the evening was 'A Russian Evening.'A new member was welcomed and Jean Howell agreed to be their representative at the AGM in London at the Albert Hall ...

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Cast and program of WI Drama Group; 'The Plot Thickens' and 'Babes In The Wood'

  • BCA - 2019.1946
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  • mid nineteen sixties

The Bampton WI Drama Group under Hilda Pickard put on many plays and pantomimes which were always brilliantly done and greatly enjoyed.This shows the cast members of Babes in The Wood and The Plot Thickens, two short plays done either side of the ...

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Children in Fancy Dress

  • BCA - 2019.1966
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  • nineteen fifties

Pauline Weston and her sister dressed as the Bisto Kids in a fancy dress competition in the late 1950s

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British Legion Christmas party gathering

  • BCA - 2019.2043
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  • early 1960s

These ladies were at a British Legion Christmas gathering in the early 1960s. They include1. Mrs Colvile2. Millicent Birch3. Edie Foreshew4. Mabel Dixon5. Kit Tanner6. Lucy Shergold7. Mrs Ellis8.9. Nellie Brooks10. Mrs Horne11. Ada Tanner12.13. A...

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Dinner Party

  • BCA - 2019.2044
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  • early 1960s

This dinner party gathering in the WI Hall, now called the Village Hall, was probably in the very early 1960s. Sadly, we don't know for sure why the people were gathering but it may well be to do with the British Legion. Some names are on t...

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Mindless hooliganism

  • BCA - 2019.2047
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  • c2000

Nothing major but so annoying. Someone thought it funny to hang the rubbish bin high up on the Village Hall sign

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Bampton WI celebrate their 75th anniversary July 10th 1996

  • BCA - 2019.2095
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  • July 10th 1996

On July 10th 1996 the Bampton branch of the Women's Institute held a garden party to celebrate their 75th anniversary. People who attended includeElizabeth ChambersRose PittsRona Hughes OwensMidge NewmanJanet HuckJoyce LeeElsie ByeClare Edwa...

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WI Christmas Party for Bampton children c1955

  • BCA - 2019.2171
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  • c1955

In the years after WWII the WI used to host a lovely Christmas Party for Bampton's children. This picture was taken about 1955.1. Jean Lomas2. Rosemary Ham3. Olive Peacock4. Ann Jackson5. Daphne Jackson6. Peter Ham7. Roger Bunce8. Jean Elwar...

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