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Women's League & Mothers' Union hold joint meeting. PTA jumble sale. Wives Club monthly meeting

  • BCA - 2021.2544
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  • April 1st 1983

This newspaper cutting is from April 1st 1983.
The anniversary of the Women's League was celebrated by joining with the Mothers' Union for prayers and a celebration tea.
The PTA held a bazaar and raised £75 for their funds which in 1983 was a good amount of money. The same day head teacher Malcolm Mason took some of the school's boy to Wembley to see the schoolboys' match against Germany.
The wives club monthly meeting had a special speaker called Mr Blue who talked about colour in the home; he had previously worked on the interior of Blenheim Palace.

Bampton Community Archive

The Pill Box, by Simon Rae

  • BCA - 2020.2371
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  • May 25th 2011

In the spring of 2011 Nik Stanbridge put on an exhibition for the Bampton Community Archive of Pill Boxes in this area during WWII. Simon Rae wrote a play about life revolving around one pill box and it was given its first airing in the Village Hall to coincide with the exhibition.

It was a delightful play and the scenery was excellent.

Bampton Community Archive

Society of Protection of Bampton against Gladman Development

  • BCA - 2022.3736
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  • 2012/13

Poster announcing Meeting to be held in Bampton Village Hall on 11th February to raise funds to fight the development of 127 house in Aston Road by Gladman Developments.
Mention of Flooding 187 houses in 2007

Janet Westman

Sale for Ukrainian refugees

  • BCA - 2022.3828
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  • March 12th 2022

With almost 2 million refugees from the war in Ukraine and many more still desperately trying to get out of the country, a sale was held in the Village Hall on Saturday March 12th 2022 to raise funds to purchase essential items for these desperate people.

Janet Rouse

Pumpkin Club Grand Weigh-in 1983

  • BCA - 2020.2440
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  • October 14th 1983

The annual weigh-in for the Pumpkin Club, October 14th 1983. John Buckingham aged 21 had the heaviest pumpkin at 142 lbs. John Simpson and Ron Bateman both from Radio Oxford were weigh-masters. One pumpkin was found to have concrete in the middle and was obviously disqualified but there were roars of laughter when the owner was said to be Mr U B Foulde aka Graham Taylor who had created it for fun. The junior section was won by Gerry Lea Markey. The marrow section was won by 13 year old Dale Stevens. Produce donated by locals was auctioned off after the weigh-in and was expected to raise about £300 for Bampton's elderly which would be distributed at Christmas.

Bampton Community Archive

Neil Canham, storyteller, tells the story of 'The Happy Prince' January 2007

  • BCA - 2019.2088
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  • January 2007

With a blend of puppetry, storytelling, animated sculptures, imaginative sets and wonderful music composed specially by Andrew Dodge for this production, Cornelius and Jones Original Productions produced a wonderful evening of storytelling by Neil Canham. Fine sets added to the joy of the evening of this stage version of Oscar Wilde's tale about the kind-hearted prince and his swallow friend,

Bampton Community Archive

Morris Party November 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2412
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  • November 2004

These pictures, all taken by Bob West record the November Morris party of Tony Daniels' side, held in the Village Hall.

Bampton Community Archive

Graffiti Classics

  • BCA - 2022.3757
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  • October 2013

Graffiti Classics. entertainment in the Village Hall on Oct 26th 2013 playing violins and a cello while dancing and singing

Janet Westman

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