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The Eeles family, here and in Canada and some family trees

  • BCA - 2017.525
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  • various from late C19th

This photograph is of the Eeles family. There are pages about the branch of the family that emigrated to Canada, pension awarded to Ebenezer Eeles and his discharge certificate and pension notification and a form from the dispersal hospital centr...

Bampton Community Archive

Young men in Bampton's ATC c1950s

  • BCA - 2017.414
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  • c1950

These young men were in Bampton's ATC, probably in the 1950s. Some are named on the picture and if anyone can add more names or suggest corrections, do get in touch with the archive - the contact can be made from the Home Page of this websit...

Bampton Community Archive

Cycle ride to raise the need for a cycle pathway Bampton-Tadpole Bridge

  • BCA - 2017.245
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  • 1999

In 1999 there was a mass cycle ride organised to highlight the need for a cycle pathway from Bampton to The Trout Inn at Tadpole bridge on the Buckland Road. The bridge crosses the River Thames. Young and old took part but sadly, it did not lead...

Bampton Community Archive

The Bampton WI banner is housed in St Mary's May 21st 2014

  • BCA - 2017.592
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  • May 21st 2014

With the rather sad demise of the Bampton branch of the WI the lovely banner, made by Pat Barratt, was officially welcomed and hung in Saint Mary's in Bampton. One picture shows the diminished group of ex Bampton members attending the little...

Bampton Community Archive

Closure of the GWR Oxford via Witney to Fairford railway line

  • BCA - 2017.731
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  • June 16th 1962

On June 16th 1962 the last train from Witney to Fairford passed through Bampton and Brize Norton station. The newspaper cuttings give a good history of this railway line. In Bampton, there used to be a railway timetable on the wall next to the L...

Bampton Community Archive

Steam engines stop in Bampton November 4th 2006

  • BCA - 2017.635
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  • November 4th 2006

On a lovely sunny November day in 2006 a group of Steam Engine enthusiasts stopped off in Bampton, Bridge Street to partake of some refreshment.In 2019 John Wharton told me ..."The steam engines were taking part in the Remembrance Road Run or...

Bampton Community Archive

The Beam, house, garden and family

  • BCA - 2017.442
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  • c1953

These 6 pictures are scans of colour slides probably taken in the 1950. Dor Thompson and Kate Wylie bought The Beam and adopted two children, Julie and Roger Powell. Dor, the children and the garden can be seen in these pictures. Kate and Dor r...

Bampton Community Archive

The wedding of George Bishop and Joy

  • BCA - 2017.408
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  • c1945

This is the wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy. George was the brother of Emmie (Emily) who delivered post in Bampton for many years and then took over running and living at the Papershop in Bridge Street which became known as Emmie'...

Bampton Community Archive

Work starts on building Lavender Place Flats 1968

  • BCA - 2017.738
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  • March 1968

On March 29th 1938 the Oxford Times reported that work has started on building Lavender Place flats and it is to cost £46,860. The builders are A E Hobley and Sons of North Leigh.

Bampton Community Archive

Mr & Mrs Hill & son Arthur Hill's antique cum bric-a-brac shop in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.526
  • Item
  • twentieth century

Mr & Mrs Hill ran an antique shop in Bridge Street which was later taken over by their son Arthur. It became a bric-a-brac shop. Many items were put outside on display each week and Arthur was always ready and willing to talk with people. L...

Bampton Community Archive

The Wedding of George Bishop & Joy

  • BCA - 2017.512
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  • c late 1940s

This wedding photograph of George Bishop and Joy Buffham. Rose Wells, Edie Foreshew and Emmie Papworth are Georges sisters. The date was in 1948.Wedding of George Bishop and Joy1. Mrs Bunce2. Iris Luckett3. Joan O’Neill4. Mrs Baker5. Rose Wells6...

Bampton Community Archive

Mrs Frances Money and her husband Percy, a shoemaker

  • BCA - 2017.390
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  • 1960-01-20 - 2017-01-20

The photograph of Mrs Money was probably taken about c2000.The ones of her husband in his workshop in Bridge Street were taken in the 1960s. Their grandson Andrew Money still lives in Bampton and is a painter and decorator.Percy's daughter i...

Bampton Community Archive

Hunt meet at Weald Manor 2003 and January 5th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.612
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  • January 5th 2004

On January 5th 2004 the hunt met at Weald Manor. They usually meet the Monday before Christmas but the weather meant that meet had to be cancelled and rescheduled. They met in 2003 in the new year too.In the photos taken early C20th Martins the ...

Bampton Community Archive

Bowls Club annual dinner March 9th 1968

  • BCA - 2017.418
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  • March 9th 1968

Bampton used to have a bowls club and played at Weald Manor. Michael Cleaver was playing for Bampton at this time, (in the days of George Dafter, Percy Money, Trav Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Bert Saunders etc.)Doris and Mike were both friendly wi...

Bampton Community Archive

Lloyd Hughes Owens' account of schools in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.717
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  • mostly first 60 years of C20th

When Lloyd Hughes Owens retired in the 1960s he put the finishing touches to his album all about schools in Bampton. There is mention of the Old Grammar School, now our library and the exhibition room used by West Ox Arts and the Archive called t...

Bampton Community Archive

Tony Allam baking the last batches of bread before Constables closed c1981

  • BCA - 2017.538
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  • c1981

Tony Allam was the baker for Mrs Constable for many years. The shop was by the roundabout opposite The Talbot and is now the Chinese takeaway called Mark's Kitchen. These photographs show the beautiful ovens and all the surrounding area.Tre...

Bampton Community Archive

Death of Evalyn Hornsby May 2015 then Fred Hornsby August 2015

  • BCA - 2017.809
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  • May-August 2015

Evalyn and Fred Hornby had lived in Bampton for many decades. Fred worked for John Henly and then his son Roy on Deanery farm and Hobbs Buildings and Evalyn worked at University farm for Mary Rouse. Evalyn died in the May and Fred in the August ...

Bampton Community Archive

Dutch Marching band 2008

  • BCA - 2017.689
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  • 2008

This Dutch marching band performed in Bampton for us in 2008. This was the Amigo Marching Band from Leiden. We also had a Stage Band from Leiden that played from a ‘Curtain sided’ trailer a few years previous at the Shirt Race. Bampton has enj...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton C of E School built its own pool in 1970

  • BCA - 2017.577
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  • Whitsun 1970

At Whitsun 1970 the school in Bampton opened its own swimming pool after much fund raising and a lot of hard work by many local people. In the column in the Witney Gazette which recalls events in times past, in March 2016 it reprinted a piece fro...

Bampton Community Archive

The Eeles family, their shop and family tree

  • BCA - 2017.787
  • Item
  • various

These are photographs and documents and family trees all to do with the Eeles family.EDWARD ~2 - Edward Rolls in his cousin's (the Hon Charles Rolls) model plane. Edward Rolls was related to Grace Eeles of Eeles grocery store (now Budgens 20...

Bampton Community Archive

Wood Green school bus crashes; 3 die and 16 hurt February 3rd 1972

  • BCA - 2017.723
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  • February 3rd 1972

In icy and snowy conditions the bus bringing children from Wood Green School to Bampton crashed at Hoppy's Corner killing two boys, Gary Gerhardt from Bampton and Gary John Hawkins from Clanfield. At least 14 of the 46 pupils on the coach we...

Bampton Community Archive

Rose Gerring, born December 12th 1923, died September 2013

  • BCA - 2017.448
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  • Dec 12th 1923 to July 16th 2013

Bampton was very much enriched by the life of Rose Gerring because she took such an active part in so many areas and you can read about them in the eulogy. The two photographs - one was taken just post WWII at her home Sandford House and the othe...

Bampton Community Archive

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...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Church Bellringers' savings book 1959-1972

  • BCA - 2017.275
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  • Feb 2nd 1959 - Aug 24th 1972

This savings account with the Midland Bank was used to earn interest on monies received by the bellringers, for ringing for weddings, who during the period of this savings account used the money to buy new ropes when needed and grease to lubricate...

Bampton Community Archive

Sub officer Arthur Beckley receives BEM at the County Fire HQ in Kidlington

  • BCA - 2017.749
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  • c1973

Sub Officer Arthur H Beckley joined the NFS as a fireman at Bampton in 1946 and was officer in charge from 1960. I think this cutting is from a local paper approximately 1973. Arthur was awarded the BEM for his outstanding service. Arthur was b...

Bampton Community Archive

Two aerial photographs of Bampton c1998

  • BCA - 2017.759
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  • 1993/4

These are two aerial photographs of Bampton probably taken in 1993 but could be 1994.. The Lanes have been built so it must be on or after 1985 but Pembroke Place, next to the Fire Station in Manor View (leading into New Road) is in the very earl...

Bampton Community Archive

Tree planting on March 24th 1973 to mark Tree Planting Year

  • BCA - 2017.754
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  • March 24th 1973

Volunteers planted 80 trees allocated to Bampton through the County Council for “Tree Planting year” in the grass by the layby near Cowleaze Corner. The grassy area had been created when the steep bend in the road was removed c1971. Mr Doug Read...

Bampton Community Archive

Extracts copied from the ledger of builder John H. Joyce, 1907-1910

  • BCA - 2017.405
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  • 1907 - 1910

The very large ledge book belonging to builder J H Joyce records his clients' names, addresses and where they lived and Miriam James has copied some out for ease of reading. Although Mr Joyce lived in Bampton it can be seen that he occasion...

Bampton Community Archive

The War Memorial in the Market Square

  • BCA - 2017.582
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  • 1914 - 2009

The War Memorial in the Market Square has names on from the WWI, WWII and Afghanistan. These photographs take you around the memorial so that you can see every name on it. It also shows the newly added name in 2009 of Jason Mackie (Afghanistan) ...

Bampton Community Archive

Downton Abbey leaving party in Sandford Field July 22nd 2015

  • BCA - 2017.583
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  • July 22nd 2015

Carnival Films came to Bampton at least twice a year from 2010 to 2015 inclusive to film parts of Downton Abbey. After six years of Bampton being host to the filming of many of the outside scenes the production company hosted a farewell party for...

Bampton Community Archive

Bus Shelter gift from the Royal Corps of Signals. Sept 12th 1969

  • BCA - 2017.744
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  • September 12th 1969

The Royal Corps of Signals were at their base in Weald from 1943 until September 1969 after which it was RAF Bampton Castle. Before the Weald station was ready to receive them, they were based in a house in Fox Close off New Road in Bampton. Whe...

Bampton Community Archive

Obituary in The Guardian for Molly Rose OBE aged 95. ATA pilot in WWII

  • BCA - 2017.373
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  • November 19th 2016

This is the obituary written in The Guardian newspaper on November 19th 2016 for Molly Rose who was 95. Molly was one of the few remaining female pilots who were in the ATA during WWII where she flew 38 different aircraft. She was the wife of Be...

Bampton Community Archive

Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961

  • BCA - 2014.1368..41
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  • 1961

Locomotive 7412 at Brize Norton and Bampton railway station in 1961, this time in colour. For an excellent piece of research and lovely photographs do have a look at https://www.fairfordbranch.co.uk/index.htm

Bampton Community Archive

Document detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 (9 pages to view)

  • BCA - 2014.1368..25
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  • 1984

A PDF document of 9 pages detailing the sale of Calais Farm in 1984 by Moore, Allen and Innocent for Mr Bryan Stevens. About 185 acres freehold with vacant possession for sale by private treaty as a whole or in six lots

Bampton Community Archive

Mr Bovington's safe return from the Falklands War is celebrated

  • BCA - 2017.562
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  • 1984

The photograph shows the joy and celebration of the return of Mr Bovington from the Falklands War - he is standing at the front of the group with his mother Yvette and they are surrounded by families who live very close to them in Bampton

Bampton Community Archive

Morris pictures over several decades

  • BCA - 2017.381
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  • 1932 to 2000

This collection of photographs was found in an outbuilding behind the Horse Shoe pub. They range from Reg Hall playing the fiddle, Francis Shergold play the melodeon, the Bampton Traditional Morris side c1970, c1995 and 1966 and on the steps of t...

Bampton Community Archive

The White family who lived in Sandford Cottage from at least as early as 1900

  • BCA - 2017.444
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  • 1910

The White family lived in Sandford Cottage, the thatched cottage on the south side of Sandford field from at least as early as 1900. These photographs cover the period 1910 to 1960. They are all family related, some babies, children, adults, in ...

Bampton Community Archive

Several newspaper items about Downton Abbey in Bampton, 2015 and 2016

  • BCA - 2017.777
  • Item
  • 2015-2016

Esther Hepworth grew up in Bampton as did her parents and grandparents. Esther was an Extra in Downton Abbey and she commented that dressed as an older lady, she felt she was walking in the footsteps of her great-grandmother because she lived in ...

Bampton Community Archive

A letter to election candidates October 5th 2016 from Need Not Greed

  • BCA - 2017.516
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  • October 5th 2016

"Need Not Greed Oxfordshire (NNGO) is a coalition of nearly 30 community groups from across Oxfordshire. Groups in the Witney constituency area include Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally (ROAR), Help Preserve Burford Campaign, Society for the Pro...

Bampton Community Archive

List of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981

  • 2017.288
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  • c1981

This is a list of Bampton Traditional Morris Men c1981 plus people who regularly had a connection with the side. It is hand written by Dave Rose for Francis Shergold but does not have Francis's details on it

Bampton Community Archive

The Horse Shoe in 1910, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.464
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  • 1910

The Horse Shoe as it was in 1910 with two ladies and a dog standing in the doorway. The sign says The Horse Shoe, Morlands Entire. This Inn was badly burnt in a fire in 1925 and was rebuilt a little closer to the Town Hall and the butcher's...

Bampton Community Archive

Shirt Race starter pistol confiscated by police

  • BCA - 2017.520
  • Item
  • don't know

The Great Bampton Shirt Race in its modern times has been run every year since 1953 and was originally started by firing a 12-bore shotgun into the air. This article from the Witney Gazette charts the circumstances that have led to it being start...

Bampton Community Archive

A brief, illustrated explanation of St Mary The Virgin Church, Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.496
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  • 2016

This publication was created in 2016 with text by Rev. David Lloyd and photographs by Janet Rouse. It gives an idea of what is to be seen inside St Mary's and some outside items. There has been a church on this site for well over a thousand...

Bampton Community Archive

Thomas Peter 'Bill' Govier December 3rd 1932 to May 21st 2016

  • BCA - 2017.543
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  • 1932 - 2016

He was known locally as Bill but his name was Thomas Peter Govier. Bill played an active part in Bampton life in the Pumpkin Club, maintaining the war graves from 1955, composing the crossword in The Beam for many years and he showed his fun side...

Bampton Community Archive

Morris Traditional Morris Men plan trip to America

  • BCA - 2017.361
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  • 1975

This newspaper clipping records the intention of the Bampton Traditional Morris side to dance in America. Sadly, it did not happen but they did do quite a bit of fundraising, one of the fund raisers being this 50-50 auction to be held on Septembe...

Bampton Community Archive

An advert for the George & Dragon, c1980

  • BCA - 2017.802
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  • c1980

This advert was from one of the Horticultural Society brochures. Fred and Ileane Hammond ran the pub which was the headquarters for the Bampton Horticultural Society, Bampton and District Numismatic Society, Traditional Bampton Morris and the Bam...

Bampton Community Archive

Ron HIckman, butcher in Bampton in the 1970s and 80s dies

  • BCA - 2017.797
  • Item
  • n/a

Ron Hickman ran a butcher's shop on Smiths Estate before buying the butcher's shop in Bridge Street where he stayed until the 1980s when he sold it to Patrick Strainge. Ron and his wife Betty were much liked here in Bampton and news of ...

Bampton Community Archive

Donkey Derby Aug 31st 2015

  • BCA - 2017.793
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  • August 31st 2015

An account of the Donkey Derby August Bank Holiday Monday 2015, organised by the SPAJERS every year to raise funds to give the pensioners a treat.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Parish Church news throughout 1903 plus Aston news

  • BCA - 2017.789
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  • 1903

These pages are all from the monthly magazine 'Bampton Parish Church News and Notices' for the whole of 1903. Really interesting history covering topics;- end of war in South Africa; King Edward VII crowned; smallpox in Bampton; row of ...

Bampton Community Archive

The Dixey family trees

  • BCA - 2017.788
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  • 1670-2003

These are 5 family trees, all members of the Dixey family.

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Floods outside the Elephant and Castle, Whit Monday May 16th 1932.

  • BCA - 2017.786
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  • May 16th 1932

This wonderful photograph was taken in the flood on Whit Monday May 16th 1932. Alec Townsend from Castle View Farm is on the left in the water, 'Buscot' Tanner in the barrow (with mustache) along with Mr & Mrs Tanner. Son Townsend ...

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Some houses for sale in Bampton in 2016

  • BCA - 2017.785
  • Item
  • 2016

These cuttings are from the Witney Gazette in 2016 and all are adverts for the sale of dwellings or a business premises in Bampton

Bampton Community Archive

From Gough to Google. Key stages in the Development of Printed Maps of Oxfordshire

  • BCA - 2017.782
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  • October 25th 2012

John Leighfield was incredibly generous giving both a CD of the slides he used and the written copy of his talk on From Gough to Google, documenting the history of map making and in particular with reference to Oxfordshire, to anyone interested en...

Bampton Community Archive

From Gough to Google. Maps with talk by John Leighfield October 2012 to BEWG

  • BCA - 2017.781
  • Item
  • October 2012

John Leighfield gave a fascinating talk to the Bampton Environmental Watch Group (BEWG) October 2012 which he called From Gough to Google. He illustrated his talk with these 157 slides in a Power Point show. He was incredibly generous giving awa...

Bampton Community Archive

Photographs across Highmore Brook to Knapps farm and the church beyond

  • BCA - 2017.780
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  • c1980

At one time you could not only see across the ford in Cheyne Lane going across the Highmore brook (now wrongly referred to as the Shill Brook) but you could have driven across it. Gerald Read has planed trees across the old highway and put razor ...

Bampton Community Archive

Flyer for Around The World In 80 Days October 11th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.778
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  • October 11th 2014

This is the flyer for the production of 'Around The World In 80 Days' October 11th 2014 put on in the Village Hall by The Theatre Chipping Norton and Oxfordshire Theatre Company. Three actors portrayed at cast of thousands in this madca...

Bampton Community Archive

Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes praises Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.776
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  • December 26th 2015

Julian Fellowes said Bampton residents had "remained supportive and hospitable" throughout the filming of the series . Christmas Day was the last opportunity for viewers to follow the fortunes of the aristocratic Crawley family, as Lady...

Bampton Community Archive

Wedding photo of Son Townsend from Castle View Farm, Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2017.775
  • Item
  • August 10th 1939

This photograph was taken at the wedding of 'Son' Townsend from Castle View Farm in Bridge Street. On the left is his sister Dora, to the right Mary and Kate. August 10th 1939. They were married at the Roman Catholic church in Buckland.

Bampton Community Archive

The Bush Club celebrates 30 years in January 2016

  • BCA - 2017.770
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  • January 2016

The Bush Club is a day centre for the elderly that was begun in 1985 and is run 100% by volunteers. Members pay a little for their lunch and occasionally a fund raising event is held. It started life using both Horsa buildings at the back of the...

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Fire Brigade gets a new pump October 1929

  • BCA - 2017.769
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  • October 1929

This is a very old newspaper cutting from 1929 showing Bampton Fire Brigade's new fire appliance which replaced a 13 year old manual pump.

Bampton Community Archive

Bampton Community Shop to close 2016

  • BCA - 2017.768
  • Item
  • spring 2016

A MUCH-LOVED shop in Bampton is closing after nearly a decade, following a dispute about storing its stock. Bampton Community Shop has provided the parish with a wide range of bric-and-brac items often donated by members of the public, while also...

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Altar with Roman Goddess Fortuna found by Gerald Read on Knapps Farm

  • BCA - 2017.767
  • Item
  • n/a

The altar is carved from a large block of limestone measuring 96cms in height. In the front of the block is carved a niche which contains a seated figure, shown in relief. The figure is that of the Roman Goddess Fortuna, wearing a long tunic and...

Bampton Community Archive

Flyer for Bampton Classical Opera Summer 2016

  • BCA - 2017.766
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  • July 2016

This flyer was produced to publish the program for Bampton Classical Opera Summer 2016 in Bampton. 'Divine Comedies' were the two comedies to be performed; Gluck's Philemon and Baucis, Arne's The Judgement of Paris, both perfor...

Bampton Community Archive

Back of the Elephant & Castle when still a pub

  • BCA - 2017.764
  • Item
  • 1990s

One photograph is taken from the top of the car park behind the Elephant & Castle looking down to the road and the other one shows the outbuildings George & Pat Blackwell had converted for B&B when they were landlords at the pub

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