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.
Photographs taken at the Thank You Party for the Vesey Room Sitters. A group of volunteers that sit regularly in the newly refurbished Vesey Room at the Old Grammar School and look after the gift shop, Following the popularity of Downton Abbey, Bampton now has coach parties of tourists. The new Chairperson Jennifer Dixon-Clegg in pale pink coat, also present Jill Wright, Janet Westman Andrew Lawrence,. Bernadette Clifton Pauline Harris, Sharone Attar, Jenny Chaundy, Nick Newland,
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.
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
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.
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.
Flyer/Raffle entry form for the Grand Weigh-in of the Pumpkins and Marrows held on 5th October in the Village Hall. Event included Auction and Raffle and raised money for the senior Citizens of Bampton Weighmasters were John Bateman and John Simpson of Radio Oxford
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,