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Year when dancers first danced in Arnold Woodley's side 1970-1974

  • BCA - 2019.2275
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  • 1970 1974

Barry Care gave the Archive the following list which was taken from Arnold Woodley's notebook. He was recording the first year dancers danced in his side and said:-"Arnold Woodley kept records in the 1970s. After Arnold's death I ...

Bampton Community Archive

February 23rd 1974 Letter from Arnold Woodley to all his team

  • BCA - 2017.1069
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  • February 23rd 1974

Trevor Hewett wrote"I was one of those who received Arnold's 'copy to each' letter. We had been to dance at The Albert Hall. Friday night, Saturday matinee and Saturday night performances, followed by an all-night session in t...

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Statutory Declaration by G.A. Graves & J.H. Graves, July 12th & 13th 1960

  • BCA - 2019.2273
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  • July 12th & 13th 1960

This is the Abstract of the Title of The executors of George Collins Graves to property in Church Street October 23rd 1903.Names mentioned in the document include :-1. George Collins Graves2. John Berriman Smith3. Anne Smith4. Margaret Ann Clarke5...

Bampton Community Archive

Search re land with The Cottage March 2nd 1960

  • BCA - 2019.2272
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  • March1960

These documents all relate to a search on the land with The Cottage (now called Roseanne) in Church Street in March 1960 on behalf of Mr & Mrs L.M. Slatter.

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Official search requests re land in Church St, 1959, 1960 and 1960

  • BCA - 2019.2271
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  • 1959 196

These three documents are all to do with search requests for the house which today is called Roseanne in Church Street.The names on the forms are:-1. March 3rd 1959 - Jesse Thomas King, Edith Mary King, Mabel Jane Bartlett2. July 18th 1960 - Geor...

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Abstract of the title of executors of B C Graves 1960. Oct 23rd 1903

  • BCA - 2019.2269
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  • October 23rd 1903

These are three documents all related to a search regarding the land immediately behind and what was to the east side of The Cottage, now called Roseanne in Church Street.The date is March 2nd 1960,

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Mr & Mrs L M Slatter request search on land with The Cottage March 2nd 1960

  • BCA - 2019.2268
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  • March 2nd 1960

Under the Town and Country Planning Act of 1954, an application made for notice under section 33 (1) regarding land at Church Street. A need to know if in the next 5 years the council propose to acquire, compulsory or otherwise, or if the council...

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Statutory declaration by G.A. Graves & J.H. Graves July 12th & 13th 1960

  • BCA - 2019.2267
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  • July 12th & 13th 1960

This is a statutory declaration by G.A. Graves and J.H. Graves made on July 12th and 13th 1960.They say the land in Church Street along with shed and pigsties was conveyed to their father George Collins Graves October 23rd 1903 in a conveyance bet...

Bampton Community Archive

Documents lodged with Land Registry 1959-2008

  • BCA - 2019.2262
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  • 1959 2008

This is a simple list of documents that have been lodged with the Land Registry from 1959 to 2008 with regard to the property called Roseanne. On some documents it has been spelt Roseann.Names mentioned are:-E.M. KingMr & Mrs G J SlatterMr G....

Bampton Community Archive

Legal documents re The Cottage & Thatched Cottage 1965-1967

  • BCA - 2019.2260
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  • 1965 1967

This pulls together various legal documents that have been put on this website all to do with 'The Cottage' now called Roseanne in Church Street and sometimes there's reference to 'Thatched Cottage' with which it is semi-d...

Bampton Community Archive

Conveyance of 'The Cottage' along with 'Thatched Cottage'

  • BCA - 2019.2257
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  • March 30th 1908

This document dated March 30th 1908 is a conveyance by the solicitors Messrs John Townsend Rose & John Wakelin to Mr Henry Peter Faulks and concerns the conveyance of 'The Cottage' (today called Roseanne) and 'Thatched Cottage&#...

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A wonderful View. Heaven & Hell, Death & Judgment - original colour

  • BCA - 2019.2252
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  • early twentieth century

This very old newspaper or magazine article was found by John & Rose Grout when they were doing work to the old fireplace in their home called Roseanne, in Church Street.It's a real bit of Fire & Brimstone and such a pity the date is ...

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Abstract of Titles of Mr G. A. Graves

  • BCA - 2019.2251
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  • 1966

This is the Abstract of Title of Mr G. A. Graves and makes reference to1. the memorandum endorsed on the Probate of the Will of George Colin Graves deceased dated February 3rd 19662. a conveyance dated July 28th 1960 made between George Alfred Gra...

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Statutory declaration of Mrs M. J. Bartlett re 'The Cottage'

  • BCA - 2019.2250
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  • March 9th 1959

This statutory declaration by Mabel Jane Bartlett is to stay she's known the property called 'The Cottage' (now known as Roseanne in 2019) for 35 years. After reading a conveyance dated April 13th 1934 between Henry Peter Faulks an...

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Requisition for an official search re 'The Cottage' by OCC and WRDC

  • 2019.2249
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  • January 9th 1959

The solicitors who put in this application were Ravenor, Batt and Lee, 14 The Hill, Witney.It relates to 'The Cottage' in Church Street, a property which now has the name Roseanne.The total cost for searches by OCC (Oxfordshire County Co...

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In estate of Jesse Thomas King deceased, assent to Edith Mary King

  • BCA - 2019.2246
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  • January 25th 1949

Legal document dated January 25th 1949 In the Estate of JESSE THOMAS KING Deceased - Assent - vesting the Deceased's Estate in his wife/widow Edith Mary King.The property was called 'The Cottage' and is now called Roseanne, in Ch...

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Conveyance of 'The Cottage', now known as Roseanne, in Church Street 13.4.1934

  • BCA - 2019.2245
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  • April 13th 1934

An application for an Official Search for The Cottage (now known as Roseanne) garden and premises situate in Church Street Bampton on April 12th 1934 followed by :-Conveyance on April 13th 1934 between Henry Peter Faulks of Clanfield in the county...

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Conveyance of property now called Roseanne in Church Street

  • BCA - 2019.2244
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  • April 13th 1934

A conveyance 1934 between the vendor Henry Peter Faulks of Clanfield, gentleman and the purchaser Jesse Thomas King of Bampton, builder’s labourer. Sale cost was £145.It was for the messuage with the garden, outbuildings and premises adjoining on...

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Conveyance, Thomas Angel Smith to George Oakey

  • BCA - 2019.2265
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  • August 16th 1887

This is a conveyance made on August 16th 1887. Mr Thomas Angel Smith to Mr George Oakey, the two cottages which are semi detached and today called 'Roseanne' and 'The Cottage' in Church Street. The gardens measure 1 rood and ...

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Official certificate of search, 'The Cottage' - now Roseanne - by WRDC

  • BCA - 2019.2243
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  • April 12th 1934

This is a schedule to search relating to 'The Cottage' a property now (2019) called Roseanne. The handwritten account says:-All that messuage or Cottage together with the garden outbuildings and premises thereto adjoining and belonging ...

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Sale of parcel of land behind the garage with Roseanne

  • BCA - 2019.2241
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  • May 5th 1967

This is the conveyance of a small plot of land behind the garage of the house now called Roseanne in Church Street.Sold by Alice Investments Ltd to Mr George James Slatter and his wife Mrs Lucy Mary Slatter who owned Roseanne.It cost £1.

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Conveyance of property in Church Street

  • BCA - 2019.2240
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  • July 28th 1960

This is a conveyance of land including garden, shed, yard and pigsties at the back of the house now called Roseanne in Church Street.Mr G. A. Graves and Mr J. H. Graves sold to Mr George James Slatter and his wife Mrs Lucy Mary Slatter, who owned ...

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Conveyance of freehold cottage in Church St. now called Roseanne

  • BCA - 2019.2239
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  • March 10th 1959

This is a conveyance of a freehold cottage and premises situate in Church Street, Bampton in the county of Oxford.The personal representative of Edith Mary King deceased to Mr George James Slatter and his wife Lucy Mary Slatter.The sale price was ...

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Restoration and renovation of Roseanne, Church Street

  • BCA - 2019.2253
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  • 2008

When John and Rose Grout bought Roseanne in Church Street, they set about renovating and modernising the property. It is a very old house and John photographed beams, timbers and stonework as he went in 2008.John Grout said:-"The two cottage...

Bampton Community Archive

Certified copy of a Death certificate for Lucy Mary Slatter

  • BCA - 2019.2261
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  • December 28th 2007

This is a certified copy of an entry pursuant to the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953.It declares the death of Lucy Mary Slatter on December 28th 2007. Her maiden name was Fox.She was born September 22nd 1912. She was a dinner lady and th...

Bampton Community Archive

A Brief personal history of RAF Brize Norton in 1944 by Robert J Griffith

  • BCA - 2019.2259
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  • 1944

Robert Griffith writes the following piece of social history from a personal point of view and it's eminently readable to anyone interested in WWII and RAF Brize Norton."On the 27th August 2009, it was my privilege to attend the Memorial...

Bampton Community Archive

Morris Dancing in Bampton in 2000, venues and times

  • BCA - 2019.2256
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  • Spring Bank Holiday Monday 2000

On Monday, May 29th, Bampton's three Morris sides danced throughout Bampton keeping alive a tradition that is several hundred years old. The leaflet was produced for sale at 50p to help people find any of the three sides at any time in the d...

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Sale of 'The Cottage' and Thatched Cottage 1908

  • BCA - 2019.2254
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  • March 4th 1908

Dwelling houses - The Cottage (now called Roseanne) and Thatched Cottage, semi detached, were for sale by auction in the Talbot Inn, Bampton on March 4th 1908. Thatched Cottage was almost certainly two dwellings at some previous point in time. B...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton, The Way It Was, by Freda Bradley

  • BCA - 2019.2238
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  • 2001

In 2001, Freda Bradley had her book published called "Bampton, The Way It Was." Freda was born and lived in Bampton all her life and took a very active part in all that went on, right from being a very young child. She was a lovely lad...

Bampton Community Archive

Carnival time with children on a cart

  • BCA - 2019.2237
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  • c1958

The British Legion used to run and host some great carnivals in Bampton and the children dressed up on this cart had a wonderful time. The names we know are1. Jean Elward2. Sue Hunt3. April Humphries4.5. Teresa Rouse6.7. Rosemary Ham8. Dorothy Ta...

Bampton Community Archive

Jack & The Beanstalk, 1969

  • BCA - 2019.2236
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  • 1969

This is the cast list for Jack & The Bean Stalk which was put on by Bampton Drama group in 1969.Angela CollettAudrey CourtJoan KeyteSylvia BarneyJanette Anderson nee KeyteBetty CollettJoan BuckinghamFlorence LovellMildred RouseClaire WythesPen...

Bampton Community Archive

Spring Review April 24th 1969

  • BCA - 2019.2235
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  • April 24th 1969

The WI Drama group put on many pantomimes and plays in the 1960s which were really enjoyed by everyone who went to see them and tickets always sold out. Hilda Pickard had a wonderful knack of producing them. This is the list of people who took p...

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Bampton's pumping station in 1914

  • BCA - 2019.2234
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  • 1914

The pumping station for Bampton used to be nearer to Brize Norton than Bampton along Station Road. This picture was taken at the pumping station in 1914.An interesting mixture of clothing with some in shirt sleeves and two looking fit to be on a ...

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Repair of the church steeple May 1995

  • BCA - 2019.2233
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  • May 1995

In May, 1995, the top of the steeple of St Mary's was repaired and a new mounting for the weather vane was put on. While the vane was down it was re-gilded. These are the two men who did the work.

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Leaflet, fundraising for restoration of the pipe organ

  • BCA - 2019.2232
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  • September 2019

On February 17th 2016 work began to dismantle the old pipe organ in St Mary's.Douglas Clare, one of our two churchwardens in April 2019 wrote the following article for the May issue of Contact, the church magazine for the Bampton & Clanfi...

Bampton Community Archive

"The Beam" August 1998

  • BCA - 2019.2230
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  • August 1998

This is the August issue of The Beam. A publication which is given free to every household in Bampton. Topics covered include and advertisers:- The Bampton BeamVolume 13 No.2August 1998 Pg. No. Summary of Content 1 One article on page one.FIRE!!...

Bampton Community Archive

"The Beam" April 1998

  • BCA - 2019.2227
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  • April 1998

This is the April 1998 issue of The Beam. There are many adverts, mostly for local businesses. The topics covered include:-Topics covered include:Election time in BamptonBampton Village Hall AGMBampton 250 clubFriends of St Mary’sBampton Parish ...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Directory 2010

  • BCA - 2019.2226
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  • 2010

This is the Bampton Directory for 2010 and is the last one that has been produced. A little of the information can now be found in 'The Beam', which is published 3 times a year and is free to all households. For the third time in a row...

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Bampton Directory 2008

  • BCA - 2019.2225
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  • 2008

This is the Bampton Directory for 2008. It lists all the services, clubs, societies and organisations to be found in Bampton along with the contact details.For the second time there are no advertisers.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Directory 2006

  • BCA - 2019.2224
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  • 2006

This is the Bampton Directory for 2006. It lists all the services, clubs, societies and organisations to be found in Bampton along with the contact details.For the first time there are no advertisers.

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Bampton Directory 2003

  • BCA - 2019.2223
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  • 2003

This is the Bampton Directory for 2003. It lists all the services, clubs, societies and organisations to be found in Bampton along with the contact details. Advertisers who support the publication are :-1. Pitstop, complete motoring service, Bri...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Directory 2001

  • BCA - 2019.2222
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  • 2001

This is the Bampton Directory published in 2001. It lists all the services, clubs, societies and organisations to be found in Bampton along with the contact details. Advertisers who support the publication are :-1. Pitstop, complete motoring servi...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Directory 1999

  • BCA - 2019.2221
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  • 1999

This is the Bampton Directory published in 1999. It lists all the services, clubs, societies and organisations to be found in Bampton along with the contact details. Advertisers who support the publication are :-Dunning Anderson & Parkes, soli...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Directory 1997

  • BCA - 2019.2220
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  • 1997

This is the Bampton Directory published in 1997. It lists all the services, clubs, societies and organisations to be found in Bampton along with the contact details. Advertisers who support the publication are :-Pitstop, car repairs, servicing, MO...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Directory 1995

  • BCA - 2019.2219
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  • 1995

This is the Bampton Directory published in 1995. It lists all the services, clubs, societies and organisations to be found in Bampton along with the contact details. Advertisers who support the publication are :-Stephen Dunning & Company, so...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Directory 1993

  • BCA - 2019.2218
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  • 1993

This is the Bampton Directory published in 1993. It lists all the services, clubs, societies and organisations to be found in Bampton along with the contact details. Advertisers who support the publication are :-Spar, grocery shopElectric Vehicl...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Directory 1991

  • BCA - 2019.2217
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  • 1991

This is the Bampton Directory published in 1991. It lists all the services, clubs, societies and organisations to be found in Bampton along with the contact details. Advertisers who support the publication are :-Spar, grocery shopElectric Vehicl...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Directory 1989

  • BCA - 2019.2216
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  • 1989

This is the Bampton Directory published in 1989. It lists all the services, clubs, societies and organisations to be found in Bampton along with the contact details. Advertisers who support the publication are :-Electric Vehicles LtdSpar, grocer...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Directory 1986

  • BCA - 2019.2215
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  • 1986

This is the Bampton Directory for 1986.AdvertisersM & J Whallery, carpets and vinylsStuart Ranson, nurserymanR Shayler & Son, builderChristine Paula, dress designerThe Cotton Club, natural fabricsOxford Interiors from CartertonThe Gift Box...

Bampton Community Archive

Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society certificate

  • BCA - 2019.2214
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  • late C19th to early C20th

Before our National Health System came into being in July 1948, people could pay a little each week into a club or Friendly Society and if they should find themselves unable to work through illness or accident, the society would give them enough m...

Bampton Community Archive

The Grange seen through the twentieth century

  • BCA - 2019.2213
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  • twentieth century

Most of these photographs of the Grange in the High Street were taken early in the twentieth century.The Morris dancers are seen there in the 1980s.

Bampton Community Archive

Gardeners at the Grange, High Street

  • BCA - 2019.2212
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  • 1890

This photograph shows 'Old Smith' and Maston cutting grass at the Grange in 1890.

Bampton Community Archive

The Old Grammar School in Church View

  • BCA - 2019.2211
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  • various dates

BAADF6 - The north side of the Grammar School in Church View built in 1650. Photograph taken in 1946. There was a good area of garden with it which can be seen beyond the building but most of it is now fenced off and rented by the people in Churc...

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Mr Govier, father of Bill and Alan

  • BCA - 2019.2209
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  • early C20th

Mr Govier work for Mr Wadman at Hobbs Buildings, the farm on the Brize Norton side of Bampton. He is seen here holding one of the bulls

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A few of the drama productions in Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2209
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  • Nineteen sixties

Under the guidance of Hilda Pickard, the Drama Group in Bampton put on many excellent plays and pantomimes in the WI Hall, now called the Village Hall. This entry recalls just of few of them.MirandaOn The RoadThe Plot ThickensThere is a lovely gr...

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Ted Dixey and his family

  • BCA - 2019.2208
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  • most of C20th and early C21st

Ted Dixey took a full part in Bampton life as a bellringer and Morris dancer. There are two entries on this website about Ted and his family and more detailed information can be found on the other one.Where information has been written on the bac...

Bampton Community Archive

Ted Dixey and his family

  • BCA - 2019.2207
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  • most of C20th and early C21st

Ted Dixey took a very active part in Bampton life. He was a Morris Dancer for several years as was his father. He learnt to bellring in 1943 when ringing was permitted again and rang to within a very few years of his death. He wound the weights...

Bampton Community Archive

Sale of 2 dwellings in Church Street 1908

  • BCA - 2019.2203
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  • 1908

To be sold by auction byRichard Gillettat the Talbot hotel in Bampton on Wednesday March 4th 1908, by order of the trustees under the will of the late George Oakey, and under condition to be then and there produced.It looks as if the properties we...

Bampton Community Archive

Roy Shergold's home after the July 2007 floods

  • BCA - 2019.2206
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  • 2007

In July 2007 Bampton was hit by almost 6 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Much of the village was flooded. Roy Shergold's home was inundated very suddenly. He told me that if Mary had still been alive, because she had to sleep downsta...

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Ernest Christopher Buckingham, killed in action Sept 25th 1915

  • BCA - 2019.2205
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  • September 25th 1915

Richard Buckingham said"My great uncle Ernest Christopher Buckingham. Private 9991 Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. He is mentioned on the Menin Gate memorial. Brother to Shadrack “Jack” Buckingham who used to live at 1 Spring Cottages, \Pri...

Bampton Community Archive

Church Street in 1998

  • BCA - 2019.2204
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  • 1998

These photographs were all taken by John Grout in 1998 to record Church Street as it looked in that year.

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After Market Square Garage was removed, before Thornberry Flats were built

  • BCA - 2019.2202
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  • 1998

These pictures, all taken by John Grout, record the brief moment in time where the Market Square Garage was totally removed and before Thornberry Flats were built on the site. Bell Cottage, the little thatched house is clearly visible.

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Sign outside the Signal Camp in Weald

  • BCA - 2019.2200
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  • 1950s

This sign used to be outside the Royal Corps of Signals in Weald and was rescued when the RAF took over the site in September 1969. It is now in the museum of the Royal Signals and has been there since 2007.

Bampton Community Archive

Windmill frame used by Radio Hams in Weald

  • BCA - 2019.2201
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  • 1965

1965. This pylon was the framework that once held a windmill on White Owl farm. The farm belonged to Bert and Ted Wilkins. As they were not intending to mend the windmill, Ray Evans from the Royal Corps of Signals based in Weald asked if his ama...

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Canteen at RAF Bampton Castle 1971

  • BCA - 2019.2198
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  • 1971

This picture was taken in 1971 and shows the canteen at RAF Bampton Castle in Weald just before the kitchen closed for the first time. Helping himself to lunch is Cyril Cawser, father of Myra and Caroline. He was a civilian working there in the ...

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Frog Prince made by Jo Lewington

  • BCA - 2019.2197
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  • 1980s

This Frog Prince was made by Jo Lewington. I asked her to tell me about it and she said :-"This dates from my sculptor phase in the ‘80s. I made 3 or 4 of these. One was sent to the head of a fashion house in California ( I remember it as ...

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Cyril Smith & Son Christopher rebuilding wall at Castle View

  • BCA - 2019.2196
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  • 2004

Cyril Smith and his son Christopher re-building part of the wall at Castle View, once Castle View Farmhouse on Bridge Street in 2004.Cyril could turn his hand to any building problem and was known for getting about Bampton with his bicycle and he ...

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Suzy Lamb's pram in Church View

  • BCA - 2019.2193
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  • early twentieth century

This view along Church View looking north towards St Mary's shows two interesting features.1. The pram belonged to Suzy Lamb who used it to carry the bits and pieces she sold around Bampton.2. There is no pavement on the right-hand side which...

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Junior Church in St Mary's Good Friday 1999

  • BCA - 2019.2192
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  • Good Friday 1999

Junior Church seen in St Mary's on Goof Friday 1999 along with their leader Mrs Margaret Battersby.

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Poster for the Witney to Fairford railway line

  • BCA - 2019.2191
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  • about 1955-1960

A British Railways Poster for the Witney to Fairford line including information on goods carried and some of the personnel who worked on the railway at Witney. They include station master S. V. Jones, chief goods clerk F. G. Law, supervisory good...

Bampton Community Archive

Allotments by Cheyne Lane near the brook, C2000

  • BCA - 2019.2190
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  • about 2000

This plot of land is by Cheyne Lane on left just before reaching the brook having gone down from by the butcher's shop. It was worked as allotments for a few yeas but then that all stopped. The crops never looked robust and I think the rabb...

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Bampton Brass Band, early C20th

  • BCA - 2019.2189
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  • early twentieth century

Bampton had a brass band in the very early days of the twentieth century. The picture of them playing outside the Town Hall was kindly lent to the Archive by Barbara Daw. At that time the arches of the Town Hall were bricked up as the space belo...

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Repair of the spire of St Mary's & re-gilding of the cockerel weather vane

  • BCA - 2019.2188
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  • 1994

In 1994 the church bells of St Mary The Virgin were silent while the top of the spire was repaired. The weather vane cockerel was re-gilded at the same time. The round ball of concrete in which the weather vane was seated was removed and a new o...

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Wedding photograph of Stan Hawkins & Mavis Horne

  • BCA - 2019.2187
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  • probably early 1960s

Stan Hawkins and Mavis Horne were married in Bampton. They had two sons David and Michael and they lived on the Aston Road.

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Local Plan for housing finally agreed by government's planning inspectorate

  • BCA - 2019.2185
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  • September 2018

For what feels like years and years, WODC have been putting together a Local (housing) Plan and at long last, it was agreed by the governments planning inspectorate. All far too late to stop the speculative developments which WODC could not stop ...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton School used the World Cup to widen their learning

  • BCA - 2019.2184
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  • July 2018

Bampton's Primary School nursery class made use of the World Football Cup, held in Russia, to aid their learning. They learned where the countries who took part were on a map, they had food tasting specific to some of the countries, they mad...

Bampton Community Archive

Non-stop tunes for floral fun in Clanfield

  • BCA - 2019.2183
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  • 1978

John Chipperfield usually has a page in the Witney Gazette where he recalls events in times past. This item recalls the time in 1978 when Susan Morris, pictured at the organ in Clanfield Church played for 10 hours taking turns with John White an...

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Bampton residents organise a mass clean-up around Bampton

  • BCA - 2019.2182
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  • July 2018

The people of Bampton always pull together when push comes to shove. Residents got fed up with the litter about the paths and lanes and organised a mass clean-up. This article gives much more detail about it.

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O2 mast near Bampton has been faulty since August 2nd 2018

  • BCA - 2019.2181
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  • September 19th 2018

This article was written for the September 19th issue of the Witney Gazette. It reports that the O2 telecommunications mast near Bampton has been faulty since it was first reported on August 2nd 2018. There is huge frustration with it being faul...

Bampton Community Archive

An Exhibition on some of Bampton's Families

  • BCA - 2019.2180
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  • September 2018

The Bampton Community Archive puts on three exhibitions each year which run for two months. In September 2018 Janet Newman put up a wonderfully researched exhibition on some of Bampton's Families. Family trees were printed out on scrolls fo...

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Jeremy Gray & Gilly French celebrate 25 years of Bampton Opera

  • BCA - 2019.2179
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  • July 2018

Gilly French and Jeremy Gray celebrated the 25th year of the Bampton Classical Opera in 2018. They are the founders and still work tirelessly to make every year a huge success. It is now known as one of the top venues and events of its type and ...

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August Bank Holiday 2018

  • BCA - 2019.2178
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  • August Bank Holiday 2018

The SPAJERS once again held the Donkey Derby on August Bank Holiday Monday 2018. Many village clubs and societies have stalls in the field and there is a wonderful tea tent. The day gives fun to all while raising funds to give Bampton's pen...

Bampton Community Archive

Letter from Frank Purslow to the Witney Gazette

  • BCA - 2019.2177
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  • 1970s

Frank Purslow was not only an excellent melodeon player, he taught many local people as well. He also had a wonderful catalogue of music gathered throughout his life. It was shocking to see it all put outside the gate of his house after his deat...

Bampton Community Archive

Funeral of George Collins June 29th 2018

  • BCA - 2019.2176
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  • Sept 22nd 1915 to June 5th 2018

George Collins and family came to Bampton in 1943 from Somerset when he bought Weald Farm. George lived to be 102 years old and was active almost to the last. The Archive filmed a conversation with George who talked about his farming life and yo...

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Badgers in Oxfordshire to be vaccinated against TB

  • BCA - 2019.2175
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  • January 2019

The debate about whether cows give badgers TB, badgers give it to cows or if the disease is simply in the soil continues as does the debate on whether mass shooting of badgers is the answer. In Oxfordshire, it has been decided that vaccinating th...

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Threshing the corn using a steam engine to drive the threshing machine

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  • c1900

Before combine harvesters were the norm, threshing was done any time from November onwards when other harvesting had been done and probably once the cattle had been brought in under cover for the winter. In this picture you can see a steam driven...

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