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Mrs Vera Elward raises almost £3,000 for St Mary's church organ fund

  • BCA - 2020.2453
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  • November 21st 2015

Vera Elward was 92 when she flew in a microlight to help raise funds for the restoration and enhancement of the organ in Saint Mary The Virgin Church in Bampton. Vera always gave much of her time and love for the church. She ran the Sunday schoo...

Bampton Community Archive

Bush Club have tea in Ramsden

  • BCA - 2020.2452
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  • 1999

Horace Holifield of Safe Ride in Ramsden was a wonderfully generous man. He created an outer building with a kitchen and invited many groups to have tea or lunch there and he had a very good electric organ inside and would entertain people with i...

Bampton Community Archive

Bowjangles entertain in the Village Hall

  • BCA - 2020.2451
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  • September 29th 2012

For several years, two shows a year were put on in the Village Hall and this flyer is for one of them. It was for Bowjangles who gave a wonderfully skilful and funny evening's entertainment in the Village Hall Saturday September 29th 2012.

Bampton Community Archive

Bird's nest inside a letterbox

  • BCA - 2020.2450
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  • circa 1960

A bird was found to have made its nest inside the letterbox at Bampton and Brize Norton Railway station by Mrs Emmie Papworth who along with Mr F G Cannons was a post lady in Bampton about 1960. It was thought to be a member of the tit family and...

Bampton Community Archive

Bird's nest inside a letterbox

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  • circa 1960

A bird was found to have made her nest in a letterbox that was at Bampton and Brize Norton railway station. It is thought it was a member of the tit family. Postwoman Mrs Emmie Papworth and postman Mr F G Cannons were very careful when collectin...

Bampton Community Archive

Bell Cottage briefly visible from the Market Square

  • BCA - 2020.2449
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  • 1998

This picture is of Bell Cottage which was visible briefly across the Market Square after Market Square Garage was completely removed and before Thornberry Flats were built on the site. The people living in the cottage at the time couldn't wa...

Bampton Community Archive

Trojan Tourer 1924 model owned by Doug Read.

  • BCA - 2020.2448
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  • c1960

A photograph of a Trojan Tourer 1924 model owned by Doug Read. Douglas Read OBE driving, passengers David Hunt, Bill Bullock, Geoff Hunt.

Bampton Community Archive

Tea ticket for Horticultural Society

  • BCA - 2020.2447
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  • mid twentieth century

This ticket for a tea was found in a pile of bits and pieces when clearing out a garage. Teas were sold to raise funds for the Bampton Horticultural Society. The cost was 6 pence in old money - 6d - so pre decimalisation of February 1971.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton with Clanfield Church AGM

  • BCA - 2020.2446
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  • April 1983

This article is about the AGM of the Bampton with Clanfield and Aston, Lew and Shifford church AGM. The vicar was Rev. Andrew Scott and this was his first year here. Alan Keef was elected secretary. Hilda Pickard was electoral roll keeper, Tim ...

Bampton Community Archive

An Ayrshire cow in a brook in Bampton

  • BCA - 2020.2445
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  • early twentieth century

This picture is of an Ayrshire cow enjoying standing in a stream on the edge of Bampton. Once a bread of cattle common in the area because they were good for both milk yield and beef but now hardly every seen in Oxfordshire if at all.

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A view of St Mary's across Sandford Field

  • BCA - 2020.2444
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  • early twentieth century

This picture shows the spire of St Mary The Virgin Church in Bampton seen across Sandford field. It was taken early in the twentieth century. Today, a hedge obscures the view of the houses in the foreground but not all still exist.

Bampton Community Archive

Hay cart by Meadow Farm

  • BCA - 2020.2443
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  • early 20th century

This picture must have been taken early in the twentieth century. It shows two ladies, a girl and a boy in charge of a hay cart and shire horse. It is by Meadow Farm along the Buckland Road. The style of cart is that of an Oxford cart.

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men 2003

  • BCA - 2020.2442
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  • Spring Bank Holiday Monday 2003

A few photographs taken of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on Spring Bank Holiday in 2003.Musician Reg HallDancers Jonny Shuker, Toby Perry, Cyril Smith, Billy Main and Martin Landray. Ray Borrett the fool dancing the fool's jig.

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Shirt Race and Morris Dancing Whitsun 1985

  • BCA - 2020.2441
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  • Whitsun 1985

Over the Bank Holiday weekend at Whitsun 1985. Ian Baker and Ivan Lomas won the fancy dress competition held prior to the Shirt Race. Reg Hall enjoyed a pint between playing on the Monday. Terry Rouse danced in as the fool outside the Horse Shoe.

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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 midd...

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Easter Bonnet competition 1983

  • BCA - 2020.2439
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  • 1983

A newspaper cutting about the Easter Bonnet competition held in Bampton in the forecourt of the Jubilee Inn. The judges were Jean Judge from Radio Oxford and Don Bradbury of the Horse Shoe. Debra Bradbury won first prize. The Pumpkin Club organ...

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Spring Bank Holiday Morris Men 2003

  • BCA - 2020.2438
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  • 2003

Francis Shergold's side, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men on Spring Bank Holiday. Craig Godwin and Jamie Wheeler got their tankards for 25 years of dancing with the side, presented at Weald Manor.This was the last year Rod Stradling was on...

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Sunday practice at the Horse Shoe 2001

  • BCA - 2020.2436
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  • 2001

The Sunday before Bank Holiday Monday the Morris sides in Bampton have their last practice. In these photos the Bampton Traditional Morris side can be seen in the garden of the Horse Shoe, their headquarters at the time. People include Reg Hall ...

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Young dancers in 1980

  • BCA - 2020.2437
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  • 1980

These are the young dancers in Francis Shergold's side 1980, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men. They include Keith Rouse, Jamie Wheeler and Craig Godwin.

Bampton Community Archive

Rumworth and South Downs, guest sides 1986

  • BCA - 2020.2435
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  • 1986

May Bank Holiday 1986 the two visiting sides with Bampton Traditional Morris Men under squire Francis Shergold were Rumworth also called Manley Morris and South Downs. Most of these pictures are of Rumworth, the last two are South Downs.

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Postcard from Jan, Jasper & Andrew Walsh to Andrew West

  • BCA - 2020.2434
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  • 1986

This card was sent from Jan, Jasper and Andrew Walsh to Andrew West in 1986.Francis Shergold seen on the left, Terry Rouse centre the fool, Tony Daniels behind Terry. Jamie Wheeler playing the accordion.

Bampton Community Archive

Belgium. Boerke Naas. Sint Niklaas 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2426
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  • 1997

These picture were taken when Francis Shergold's side, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men were invited to dance in Belgium in 1997 at Boerke Naas. Sint Niklaas . Some of our dancers and musicians include Reg Hall musician, Bob West cake, Lia...

Bampton Community Archive

Fun with photos up in the Horse Shoe

  • BCA - 2020.2433
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  • 1999

These two pictures were taken in the Horse Shoe, licencee Alan Clarke, probably in 1999. Ted Poole is in one picture but the other one shows fun had with pictures and captions.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Traditional Morris Men's party 1981

  • BCA - 2020.2432
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  • 1981

These two pictures were taken at the end of the party of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men when the dancers did a couple of Morris dances. Some in the photos include Billy Main, Jasper Walsh, Toby Perry, Andrew Lloyd, Tony Daniels, John Shuker a...

Bampton Community Archive

March 29th 1981 in the Elephant & Castle

  • BCA - 2020.2431
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  • March 29th 1981

These pictures were taken in the Elephant & Castle in 1981. Some of the people include Rocky, Steve Pearce, Dave Rose, Keith Chandler, Fred Cook, Roy Shergold, Jasper Walsh, Lionel Cook landlord, Martin Ellison, Harry Ellison, Jan Walsh, Kath...

Bampton Community Archive

Reg Hall 1970

  • BCA - 2020.2429
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  • 1970

A photograph of Reg Hall playing the fiddle in 1970

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Bill Daniels 1980 by Eric Stott

  • BCA - 2020.2428
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  • 1980

This lovely photograph of Bill Daniels was taken by Eric Stott in 1980

Bampton Community Archive

Drawing of Francis Shergold by Alan Beers

  • BCA - 2020.2427
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  • 1990

This delightful drawing of Francis Shergold by Alan Beers is dated 1990. Francis was squire of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men

Bampton Community Archive

August Bank Holiday 1981 Wadebridge

  • BCA - 2020.2425
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  • August 1981

The Bampton Traditional Morris Men, squire Francis Shergold, danced in Wadebridge on August Bank Holiday. Some of the people in the photographs include Reg Hall musician, Martin Ferguson, Ivy Poole, 'big' Eric Stott, Colin Bathe, Trig M...

Bampton Community Archive

May Bank Holiday Morris Dancing 2005

  • BCA - 2020.2424
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  • May 2005

These are photographs of the Bampton Traditional Morris Men dancing on Spring Bank Holiday Monday in 2005. The visiting guest Morris sides are Abingdon and Leyland Morris.

Bampton Community Archive

Morris Dancing Spring Bank Holiday 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2422
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  • 2004

These photographs taken by Bob West record some of the Morris dancing of Tony Daniel's side in 2004

Bampton Community Archive

Spring Bank Holiday weekend 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2421
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  • 2004

These pictures taken at the May Bank Holiday 2004 by Bob West were mostly at the Horse Shoe Inn and the last few at the home of Dave and Liz Rose.

Bampton Community Archive

Francis Shergold's 80th birthday

  • BCA - 2020.2419
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  • 1999

All 13 photographs were taken during the celebration of Francis Shergold's 80th birthday. As well as Francis other people seen in the photos include Roy Shergold, Paul Goss, Rod Stradling, Bob Davenport, Bob West, Ted Poole, Martin Landray, ...

Bampton Community Archive

May Bank Holiday weekend May 2000

  • BCA - 2020.2420
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  • May 2000

These photographs taken by Bob West record some of the activities of the late May Bank holiday weekend in 2000. Francis Shergold's morris side and visiting teams Sherbourne and Eynsham

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May Bank Holiday weekend 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2417
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  • May Bank Holiday 1997

These pictures were taken by Bob West during the May Bank holiday weekend 1997. People in the pictures include Ann and Francis Shergold, Reg Hall, Craig Godwin, Jamie Blackwell and other members of the Francis Shergold side.

Bampton Community Archive

The Beam. December 1992

  • BCA - 2020.2416
  • Series
  • December 1992

The Beam publication was produce 3 and sometimes 4 times a year. This edition from December 1992 contains the following articles and advertisers.HomelessnessBampton SchoolsThe LibraryLettersMcKenzie & Brown - Plumbing & ElectricalBampton ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Beam. August 1993

  • BCA - 2020.2415
  • Series
  • August 1993

The Bampton Beam publication was produce 3 and sometime 4 times a year. This edition from August 1993 contained the following articles and advertisers.The August FairThe Charter to Hold a FairCBL Electric VehiclesBampton Horse FairThe Bampton Fes...

Bampton Community Archive

The Beam. April 1992

  • BCA - 2020.2414
  • Series
  • April 1992

The Beam was produced 3 and sometimes 4 times a year. This edition from April 1992 included the following topics and advertisers.A decade of change in Bampton: An appraisalLow Cost Homes latestAnnual Shirt RaceThe Deanery: Restoration & Explo...

Bampton Community Archive

Pre Inclosure map of Clanfield, Bampton, Aston & Yelford

  • BCA - 2020.2392
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  • 1624

The map is pre Inclosure and covers Clanfield, Bampton, Aston and Yelford. The note with the Yelford map says it was from a map of 1624/5. A note at the right side of the page suggests all these details were pulled together from various sources ...

Bampton Community Archive

Inclosure Map for Bampton 1821

  • BCA - 2020.2392
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  • 1821

These two maps were drawn up for the Inclosure of Bampton, 1821. The coloured one is a photograph of a page in the original Inclosure document held at St Lukes in East Oxford.

Bampton Community Archive

2nd edition maps of 1899 Bampton, Black Bourton, Mt Owen Road

  • BCA - 2020.2393
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  • 1899

These three maps are all labelled as 2nd edition 1899. They cover the area Central Bampton, north & south, east nearly to Aston, Black Bourton south to Cowleaze Corner, east to Elephant & Castle in Bridge Street and Mt Owen Rd, west t...

Bampton Community Archive

1913 map of Weald, west to Marsh Lane on east edge of Clanfield

  • BCA - 2020.2394
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  • 1913

This map is from 1913 and covers the area from Marsh Lane on the eastern edge of Clanfield west across Weald. However, all of Bridge Street, half the Talbot Inn, the west side of the Market Square, the South side of Church Street and Church View ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Lew Estate 1914

  • BCA - 2020.2396
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  • 1914

This map was produced for a sale by Messrs Knight, Frank and Rutley but sadly it does not say who the owners of the land were. The plots for sale are clearly marked in colour.It is interesting to note there was a Post Office in Lew, between Unive...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton maps of 1921

  • BCA - 2020.2397
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  • 1921

The map was produced in 1921. The first map is has been reused to show where council houses were to be built on the south side of New Road and where the sewerage pipes were to be laid to the sewerage works along the Buckland Road.Mains sewerage c...

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Map with the sale of 5 residential and agricultural properties 1962

  • BCA - 2020.2400
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  • June 14th 1962

This map was produce by Morre, Allan and Innocent to accompany the sale for 5 residential and agricultural properties May 14th 1962. They are all east and south east of Bampton's main residential area.Lot 1 is Meadow FarmLot 2 is to the nort...

Bampton Community Archive

Four OS maps of Bampton 1971

  • BCA - 2020.2401
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  • 1971

These four maps were all produce in 1971 and coverOrdinance Survey Plan SP3002-3102 Weald, Hayway Lane, Weald St, Clanfield RoadOrdinance Survey Plan SP3003-3103. Bridge St east to end of houses, north to new school, Colvile CloseOrdinance Survey ...

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1974 OS map of Bampton and Aston

  • BCA - 2020.2402
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  • 1974

This Ordinance Survey map was produced in 1974 and covers the area from Hobbs buildings/Deanery Farm in the north, due east to Coal Pit Farm, south to Bampton centre, on south to Weald, east to Aston and south to the Radcot Cut and Great Brook and...

Bampton Community Archive

Map of Bampton Estate at 1789

  • BCA - 2019.1890
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  • 1789

This map shows the Bampton Estates at 1789. This is before the fields were enclosed and the names of the people who farmed the strips or the name of the field area are on the map. The Quies fields are each side of the Bampton to Brize Norton roa...

Bampton Community Archive

Lew School and Post Office & Post Office Farm on a 1914 map

  • BCA - 2020.2403
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  • 1914

These are two parts of one map created in 1914. I've picked them out to show where the school used to be in Lew, next to University Farm and the Post Office a little to the east just before you get to Trinity Church.

Bampton Community Archive

Map with sale of Lower Haddon Farm March 1949

  • BCA - 2020.2404
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  • March 1949

Lower Haddon Farm in the very north of the Bampton area was sold in March 1949. One of these maps was produced by Jackson-Stops of Cirencester the auctioneers and the other was a hand drawn one. They show the names of the fields and what was bei...

Bampton Community Archive

History of Maps and maps of Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.371
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  • 1477 - 1877

In October 2012 the Bampton Environmental Watch Group had a wonderful talk given by John Leighfield on the history of maps and in particular maps of Oxfordshire and Bampton. It was very interesting to note that the first maps of Bampton showed th...

Bampton Community Archive

The Lew Estate 1914

  • BCA - 2020.2396
  • Item
  • 1914

This map was produce for the sale of the Lew Estate in 1914.There used to be a Post Office and a school in Lew, both shown on this map between University Farm and Holy Trinity Church on the main road.

Bampton Community Archive

Francis Shergold & others May Bank Holiday weekend 1999

  • BCA - 2020.2408
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  • 1999

These pictures all taken by Bob West during the May Bank Holiday weekend in 1999. People in them includeFrancis ShergoldPaul GossRod StradlingBob DavenportBob WestMartin LandrayRuth WheelerAnn ShergoldDanny StradlingReg Hall

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Spring Bank Holiday Morris Dancing 2005

  • BCA - 2020.2413
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  • 2005

These photographs, all taken by Bob West record the Spring Bank Holiday Morris Dancing of Tony Daniels' side in 2005. Leyland Morris were the invited visiting dancers.

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

Spring Bank Holiday Morris Dancing 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2411
  • Series
  • 2004

These photographs, all taken by Bob West are of the Tony Daniels' morris side in 2004. People in the pictures includeCraig Godwin - who became squire after TonyMargaret BarnesLiz RoseMarian RouseBob WestAndrew WestBrian RouseRoger WestToby P...

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Spring Bank Holiday Weekend 2004

  • BCA - 2020.2410
  • Series
  • 2004

These pictures all taken by Bob West, were taken in 2004. Many are taken in the garden of the Horse Shoe. Some of the people in the pictures includeBob WestTed PooleBilly MainMary Cook & brother Tommy TannerTony DanielsDave RoseAnn & Fr...

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Morris Dancing Spring Bank Holiday 2000

  • BCA - 2020.2409
  • Series
  • 2000

These photographs, all taken by Bob West at the Spring Bank Holiday day of Morris Dancing 2000. All but the last two are Tony Daniels' morris side, (now at 2020 under Craig Godwin). The next to last picture is of Sherbourne Morris and the l...

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May Bank Holiday Morris Dancing 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2406
  • Series
  • May 1997

The photographs were all taken by Bob West who carried the cake for the Morris for very many years. They are all of the May Bank Holiday 1997 Morris Dancing

Bampton Community Archive

Douglas & Doreen Clare as extras 2011 through 2015

  • BCA - 2020.2389
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  • 2011-2015

The makers of Downton Abbey invited local people to take part as extras. Doreen and Douglas Clare were delighted to be chosen each each from 2011 through 2015.

Bampton Community Archive

Downton Abbey begins to show benefits for Bampton

  • BCA - 2020.2385
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  • December 12th 2012

2012 was very much the early days of Downton Abbey having an effect in Bampton. The prediction of coachloads of American tourists coming was absolutely correct. By 2018 approximately 30,000 visitors went into the Vesey room housed in the buildin...

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Mr & Mrs Ted & Marion Lay celebrate their Golden Wedding

  • BCA - 2020.2384
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  • c1965

Marion and Ted Lay lived in Bampton all their married life and as Jamie Wheeler says"They were the loveliest people you could ever meet. I claim a slight family association as their daughter Marjorie married Jim Brooks.It was a second marriag...

Bampton Community Archive

Covid-19 diminished Morris Dancing & Garlands Spring Bank Holiday 2020

  • BCA - 2020.2383
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  • May 25th 2020

The pandemic of covid-19 affected every aspect of the lives of people all around the world and the fun over the whole Bank Holiday weekend in Bampton should have started with the Shirt Race on Saturday May 23rd which had to be cancelled and the da...

Bampton Community Archive

Group photo, Bampton Tradition Morris Men, 1997

  • BCA - 2020.2382
  • Item
  • 1997

Over the last 10 to 20 years, a group photograph of the Bampton Traditional Morris men has been taken at Grey Barn in Queen Street and this one was taken in 1997. The dancers, fool and cake carrier are1. Francis Shergold – squire2. Peter Mathias3...

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Bampton Traditional Morris, May Bank Holiday Monday 1980

  • BCA - 2020.2381
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  • 1980

Dave Rose is seen dancing outside the Talbot on May Bank Holiday Monday in 1980. Roy Shergold is fooling and a youngShaun Mullis can be seen resting on a car.

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men dance at Tickhill in 1995

  • BCA - 2020.2380
  • Item
  • 1995

Another much enjoyed visit by the Bampton Traditional Morris Men to Tickhill where music sessions were enjoyed as much as the dancing. Photographs by Bob West

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Traditional Morris Men's Party 1996

  • BCA - 2020.2376
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  • 1996

Each year, usually in November, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men had a party with singing and dancing and a lovely buffet. Swindon Folk Club members were invited along with a few other special friends associated with the side. These pictures w...

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Bertie Clark on fiddle for Bampton Morris

  • BCA - 2020.2375
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  • some time between 1926 and 1938

Between 1926 and 1938 Bertie Clark, although not a Bampton man, played for the Bampton Morris Men and he can be seen here on the left. The dancers are on the South side of the Market Square in front of Folly View semi-detached houses.

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Mrs Roger from Brook House, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2020.2374
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  • c1960

Mrs Rogers lived in Brook House on Bridge Street where she sold sweets and newspapers. Bampton is 18 miles from Oxford and 18 from Swindon and somehow, Mrs Brooks managed to get a sugar allowance during WWII from both Swindon and Oxford which ena...

Bampton Community Archive

Easter Bonnet competition 1993

  • BCA - 2020.2373
  • Item
  • 1993

These are just two photographs taken during the Easter Bonnet competition in 1993. John Tanner and his children Nelson and Stephanie can be seen in one picture and Helen Buckingham, Stephanie again and Ann Jackson amongst other can be seen in the...

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 H...

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Obituaries for Colin Harold Bathe and David John Titchener

  • BCA - 2020.2368
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  • 2011

Colin Harold Bathe died on May 8th 2011 at the age of seventy three. His close friend David John Titchener, widely known as Curly, preceded him by just a few months dying at the age of seventy six on January 20th 2011. Both were well known in t...

Bampton Community Archive

Post for a talk in St Mary's - The Role of Wine In The Church

  • BCA - 2020.2367
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  • March 17th 2019

The Friends of Saint Mary, Bampton as part of their fund raising have in recent years organised a series of two or three talks, one a month, in the springtime. Robin Shuckburgh was to talk on the Role of Wine in The Church but sadly, due to dread...

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Fear that hiking DIY waste fees will see fly-tipping rise

  • BCA - 2020.2366
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  • September 6th 2017

A fear was expressed that fly-tipping would increase when the fees were raised to take waste to Dix pit and other waste recycling plants in Oxfordshire. That was in September 2017; now, in April 2020 the fears have proved to be well founded.

Bampton Community Archive

Mathew Green's side Morris dance in Sidmouth

  • BCA - 2020.2365
  • Item
  • 1999

Mathew Green's Morris side, the Bampton Morris Men are seen here dancing in Sidmouth at their annual festival in 1999. Mathew is on the extreme left.

Bampton Community Archive

Dr Alan Cole

  • BCA - 2020.2364
  • Item
  • 1970s

Dr Alan Cole was in the practice in Bampton for many years. In this picture you can see his on-call alarm in his top pocket.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Morris

  • BCA - 2020.2363
  • Item
  • between 1926 and 1938

This picture must have been taken some time between 1926 and 1938 because that was the period when Bertie Clark, seen here on the fiddle, played in Bampton.They are dancing at the East end of the Market Square.

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Threshing machine

  • BCA - 2020.2362
  • Item
  • early twentieth century

This threshing machine was used to thresh the grain from the stooks of corn and was the normal way to do this in the first half of the twentieth century, before the combine harvester did the job as the corn was cut in the field.It was a labour int...

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Bampton Traditional Morris, first dance after tea

  • BCA - 2020.2361
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  • 2009

The Bampton Traditional Morris Men had their tea in the old school in Church View for many years. In the last few years, they began a tradition of doing a dance inside, away from the public to get their legs going again but it was done without mu...

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Constance Irene de Hamel Aug 10th 1916 to November 20th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.1075
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  • November 20th 2009

This is the funeral program from the church service for Constance Irene de Hamel. Constance did many things but is possibly best known for being a continuity announcer during WWIIThere is a sound recording of Constance talking about her whole wor...

Bampton Community Archive

News update from Robert Courts MP for Witney & West Oxfordshire at March 2020

  • BCA - 2020.2359
  • Item
  • March 2020

Robert Courts was elected to take over as MP for Witney and West Oxfordshire when David Cameron retired from being MP for the constituency. Robert emails a news roundup more less weekly and this one has much in regarding Coronavirus, also referre...

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Children from Bampton School ready to sell poppies

  • BCA - 2020.2358
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  • 1998 or 1999

A group of five children from Bampton C of E Primary School ready to go out and sell poppies. Left to right they areHannah PearceTom BradleyDaniel BarrattLouise Hampton - became Mrs MustoeAndrew Licence

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Full list of key workers whose children will be exempt from school closures

  • BCA - 2020.2357
  • Item
  • March 20th 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus in 2020 has caused devastation to the way of life all around the world. New restrictions and advice were being given daily by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and two specialist advisers each day at 5pm from the week b...

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2014. Sisters unite in requesting a public inquiry

  • BCA - 2020.2356
  • Item
  • December 2014

Witney Gazette December 3rd 2014. Sisters unite in requesting a public inquiry after each of their brothers died from starvation after their benefits were drastically cut.Cathie Wood and Gill Thompson, sisters to Mark Wood of Bampton and David Cl...

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