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"The Dancing English." booklet produced by the EFDSS probably in the 1960s

  • BCA - 2017.299
  • Item
  • c1960s

This booklet was produced by the EFDSS, probably in the 1960s but could be earlier. Adverts in the booklet are priced in pre-decimal currency. The forward reads: - "In the17th century we were known as The Dancing English and we still have i...

Bampton Community Archive

1 "The Farming Year 1965" by Frances Henly

  • BCA - 2017.443
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  • 1965

1st of 9 website entries from the WI album called "Bampton Today 1965". This is the first selection of pages from it. They are an account by Frances Henly (wife of John, the farmer of Deanery farm in Broad Street,) of the farming year...

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23rd International Folklore Festival, Sidmouth July 29th-Aug 5th 1977

  • BCA - 2017.248
  • Item
  • 1977

These pages give detailed information about the Festival for anyone attending plus the program of workshops and forthcoming trips. While Bampton Morris was not one of the sides attending in 1977 Francis Shergold did go privately.

Bampton Community Archive

3 soldiers billeted at Home Farm WWII

  • BCA - 2017.413
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  • world war two

These three soldiers were billeted at Home Farm in Bampton during World War Two. Home farm is in the HIgh Street in Bampton. Sadly nobody knows their names

Bampton Community Archive

5 Bampton war grave

  • BCA - 2017.881
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  • n/a

These are photographs of the war graves of 5 Bampton Men. Harold Edward Busby, pilot officer. A G Martin ordinary seaman. S Clark Royal Fusiliers. George Frederick Bayliss Royal Army Service Corps. A Lay gunner Royal Garrison Artillery.

Bampton Community Archive

5th Downs Festival of Traditional Singing, held at Hermitage in 1982

  • BCA - 2017.330
  • Item
  • 1982

The leaflet is for the 5th annual Downs Festival of Traditional Singing 1981 held for the first time at Hermitage. Guest were Sylvia and Jim Barnes, May Bootyman, Barry Bridgewater, Bob Cann, Keith Chandler, The Copper Family, Jim Coughlan, Stan ...

Bampton Community Archive

A History of The Bampton Mummers by Don Rouse 2009

  • BCA - 2017.758
  • Item
  • 2009

The Mummers' play performed in Bampton is one of only two that are 2-act plays in the UK. Don's account is very thorough and well worth reading. Don joined in 1948 soon after the play was revived after WWII and was in it for many decades.

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A Shirt Race in the 1970s

  • BCA - 2017.714
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  • 1970s

This picture is taken in Market Square to show the Shirt Race. However, at this time there was no porch built on to the WI Hall (now the Village Hall), No4 Town House is still a shop and the arch nearest downstairs of the Town Hall is open. The ...

Bampton Community Archive

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

  • BCA - 2017.496
  • Item
  • 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

A collection of adverts from the 2007 issue of The Beam

  • BCA - 2017.407
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  • 2007

These adverts were all to be found in the 2007 issue of The Beam. They include the New Tack Shop selling horse riding equipment in Duttons, Spring Hair and Beauty in the Market Square, Bampton Physiotherapy & Associates in Bushey Row, Neville...

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A letter marking the closure of Emmies, our Papershop

  • BCA - 2017.247
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  • May 26th 2012

In May 2012 our papershop known as Emmies, run by Tom and Silvia Papworth closed for the last time. The letter gives a history of the shop, the people who ran it. It documents not only the passing of the papershop but records the very active par...

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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...

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A sea of crocus in bloom in Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2017.877
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  • February 24th 2009

Each February, a wonderful sea of Crocuses come into flower in lawns of Bampton Manor and it's an absolute joy to stand at the gate in Broad Street and take in this scene.

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A typical farmyard scene early nineteen hundreds

  • BCA - 2017.712
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  • early twentieth century

This farmyard scene is very typical of the first half of the twentieth century. Using a horse for power and a thatched rick.

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Act of Remembrance Albemarle V1782 August 27th 2015

  • BCA - 2017.884
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  • August 27th 2015

On the road from Bampton to Black Bourton there is a small memorial cairn to the RAF crew of 297 squadron who were killed near the site on August 27th 1944 in their Albemarle V1782. F/S A H Husbridge the pilot, F/S B V Mowan, F/S W F Insley, Sgt ...

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Activities of the Royal British Legion

  • BCA - 2017.490
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  • 1950 - 1986

This is a collection of items all to do with the Royal British Legion. They include a photograph of the ladies circa late 1950s, Janette Keyte being crowned Carnival Queen in 1964, Janette again gamely being tipped out of a bed at the carnival, B...

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Advert from the magazine "Illustrated" September 15th 1951

  • BCA - 2017.357
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  • September 15th 1951

This is a page out of a magazine called "Illustrated" for September 15th 1951 and was advertising The Standard Vanguard. It shows Bampton Morris Men dancing outside the Elephant and Castle on Bridge Street, Bampton with Jingy Wells on f...

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Adverts in a 2007 issue of The Beam

  • BCA - 2017.494
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  • 2007

These were some of the adverts in a 2007 issue of The Beam. They are for The Tack Shop in Duttons, Spring Hair & Beauty, Bampton Physiotherapy & Associates, N J Woodley building maintenance, The Morris Clown Inn, Wheelgate House B&B, ...

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Alan Clarke, landlord of The Horse Shoe dies September 29th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.820
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  • June 17th 1953 to September 29th 2013

Alan Clarke died suddenly on Monday September 29th 2013. He was landlord of the Horse Shoe in Bampton. The article gives far more information about Alan's working life

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

  • BCA - 2017.767
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  • 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

Amelia Carter Charity

  • BCA - 2017.879
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  • Twentieth Century

These documents are all concerning the Amelia Carter Charity.

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An A4 brochure about the History of The Netherlands printed in 1976

  • BCA - 2017.303
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  • 1976

This is an A4 brochure of 14 pages detailing the history of The Netherlands, saved by Francis Shergold from when the Bampton Traditional Morris men danced at a festival in Leiden in 1980. It makes very interesting reading and has some lovely phot...

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An Address to Parents in 1850 bringing children to school in Bampton

  • BCA - 2017.841
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  • 1850

This notice was given to all parents bringing their children to school in 1850. This was the new National School in Church View, where the Youth Club, Boxing Club and Bush Club members now meet. I wonder what parents would say today if given thi...

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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...

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An aerial view of Ham Court farm before it was sold in 2010

  • BCA - 2017.648
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  • pre 2010

This aerial photograph is of Ham Court before it was sold in 2010. It shows the farm buildings as well as the house. When Google do another aerial shot which shows all the alterations made by Emma Bridgewater since she bought it in 2010 I'l...

Bampton Community Archive

Ancient Order of Foresters entertainment program for Thursday April 13th 1893

  • BCA - 2017.650
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  • 1893

This is a program printed for the Ancient Order of Foresters for the program of entertainment on Thursday April 13th 1893. The printer was Mr Beard whose printing works was in the west side of the Market Square in the dwelling many people think o...

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Announcement of the death of Rose Gerring in the Oxford Mail July 25th 2013

  • BCA - 2017.517
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  • July 25th 2013

Oxford Mail July 25th 2013. Rose Gerring died peacefully on 16th July 2013, aged 89. Loving wife of the late Arthur. Mother of Mary and Fred, Granny to Paul and Sarah. Funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Bampton on Thursday 1st A...

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Annual Parish Meeting open to all in newly restored Town Hall 1973

  • BCA - 2017.748
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  • March 28th 1973

Mr Lloyd Hughes Owens welcomed about 85 people to the Parish Council AGM in the newly restored Town Hall in 1973. There is naturally a long list of items covered and it makes interesting reading 34 years on (2017)

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Archaeological dig just west of the church 2001

  • BCA - 2017.546
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  • 2001

In 2001 Alan Hardy from the Oxford Archaeological Unit ran a dig in a field just to the west of St Mary's because there were plans to build there. This article from The Beam tells you all about it and the Saxon finds. There is also an artic...

Bampton Community Archive

Articles about Bampton from 1954, 1971 and 1975 and one probably before WWII

  • BCA - 2017.733
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  • 1954-1975

These articles cover the topics of the nightly curfew, no mains drainage, Morris Dancing, the railway station which is two miles away, Count Munster, Air Marshall Sir Roderick Carr, Air Commodore A S Ellerton ADC to the King, Miss Taunt organist f...

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Back of the Elephant & Castle when still a pub

  • BCA - 2017.764
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  • 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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Bampton & Clanfield Ringers' tour October 29th 2005

  • BCA - 2017.624
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  • October 29th 2005

The Bampton and Clanfield ringers went on a ringing tour on October 29th 2005. They rang in Marcham, Sunningwell, Cowley, Garsington and Horspath .

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Bampton & Clanfield bellringers' outing April 2nd 2005

  • BCA - 2017.622
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  • April 2nd 2005

On April 2nd 2005 the Bampton and Clanfield bellringers went on a ringing tour to Shipton-under-Wychwood, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Charlbury, Spelsbury, Church Enstone and Chipping Norton.

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Bampton & Clanfield ringers' outing April 17th 2004

  • BCA - 2017.615
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  • April 17th 2004

Bampton & Clanfield ringers' outing April 17th 2004 was a happy day with ringing in West Hanney, Wantage, Chieveley, Hungerford, East Garston and Lambourn.

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Bampton & Clanfield ringing outing October 21st 2006

  • BCA - 2017.634
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  • October 21st 2006

On October 21st 2006 the Bampton and Clanfield bellringers went on a ringing tour visiting Kempsford, Highworth, Purton, Ashton Keynes and South Cerney

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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...

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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...

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Bampton Community Shop to close 2016

  • BCA - 2017.768
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  • 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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Bampton Cricket teams over several years

  • BCA - 2017.382
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  • pre WWII to 1990

One or two of these photographs are pre WWII and most can be found individually on this website. There is a Bampton cricket club centenary poster which covers 1890-1990; it list the fixtures for 1990 but has interesting adverts around the edge wh...

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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.

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Bampton Has Talent June 8th 2014

  • BCA - 2017.886
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  • June 8th 2014

In 2012 as part of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, an evening of entertainment was organised which asked the question "Has Bampton Got Talent?" Clearly it had and so in 2015 when a similar evening was organ...

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Bampton Horticultural Flower Show August 9th 1980 and October 4th 1980

  • BCA - 2017.533
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  • 1980

This is the catalogue produced by Bampton Horticultural Society for their two shows in 1980, one on Saturday August 9th and the second one on Saturday October 4th. Apart from the necessary entry information for the two shows there are adverts for...

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Bampton Horticultural Society Schedule for 1980

  • BCA - 2017.760
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  • 1980

The schedule gives the list of classes for entering in both the August and October shows for 1980. The adverts that supported the cost of production also give a wonderful insight into local businesses of the time

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Bampton Opera 2016 offers a double bill of Divine Comedies summer 2016

  • BCA - 2017.836
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  • summer 2016

Bampton Opera has developed into an occasion not to be missed; people from abroad come specially to enjoy the event. In 2016 Dr Jeremy Gray and Gilly French put on two operas, Gluck's one act opera 'Philemon and Baucis' and Arne�...

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Bampton Parish Church news throughout 1903 plus Aston news

  • BCA - 2017.789
  • Item
  • 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

Bampton Parish, A Village Appraisal 1998

  • BCA - 2017.534
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  • 1998

In 1998 another appraisal was carried out for Bampton - see also entry 2017.532 for the 1966 appraisal. The areas covered include 1. Household data 2. How time is spent 3. Education 4. Housing and development 5. Utilities and Public Services ...

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Bampton Town FC. Cups & Shields won over the years, governing body members

  • BCA - 2017.761
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  • 1931-1994

There are three pages in this pdf. One lists some of the cups and shields won by Bampton Town FC between 1931 and 1934, a second lists president, chairman, secretary, treasurer, general committee, trustees and the third page lists the players who...

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Bampton Town football club annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney, May 1968

  • BCA - 2017.431
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  • May 1968

In May 1968 the Bampton Town Football Club held its annual dinner in the Masonic Hall, Witney. Officials of the club are pictured and include Mr S Truman, committee member, Mr J Lawrence, chairman, Mr M Cleaver, treasurer, Mr P Hewitson, 1st team...

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Bampton Traditional Morris Men's annual November Party 2006

  • BCA - 2017.638
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  • November 2006

For many years, the Bampton Traditional Morris Men have held their annual party in November and they invite members of the Swindon Folk club. Both organisations have supported each other since the folk club started up in the early 1960s and the m...

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Bampton Traditional Morris men dancing early 1970s to 1989

  • BCA - 2017.337
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  • 1972 - 1989

1972 photograph of the Bampton Traditional Morris outside the Horse Shoe with Roy and Francis Shergold, Pete Allam, Cyril Smith and Frank Daniels. Black and white picture of the side outside the Talbot in 1973 with Frank Daniels, Ray Borrett, Fra...

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Bampton Traditional Morris men go to Hermitage to dance Dec. 13th 1981

  • BCA - 2017.292
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  • Feb. 13th 1981 and Dec 13th 1981

On February 13th 1981 and December 13th 1981 the Bampton Traditional Morris Men went to Hermitage village, just south of the M4, at the invitation of Roly Brown, to dance. These notes and a hand drawn map refer to the two events

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Bampton WI celebrates its Golden Jubilee Wednesday February 10th 1971

  • BCA - 2017.430
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  • February 10th 1971

On Wednesday February 10th 1971 members of the Bampton WI celebrated their Golden Jubilee. The picture shows Mrs Audrey Taylor president, with five former presidents, Mrs Frances Henly, Miss Kate Wylie, Mrs Rose Gerring, Mrs D Hampton and 90 year...

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Bampton WI plant 3 Eleagnus to celebrate their Golden Anniversary October 1971

  • BCA - 2017.522
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  • October 1971

Grace Eeles, Audrey Taylor and Rose Gerring planted 3 Eleagnus bushes in the triangle of grass in Cheapside to brighten the area and to mark the Bampton branch of the Women's Institute's Golden Anniversary year. I looked yesterday - Jan...

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Bampton and Clanfield bellringers' ringing outing October 25th 2003

  • BCA - 2017.602
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  • October 25th 2003

The Bampton and Clanfield ringers had a good ringing outing on October 21st 2003. They rang in Shipston-on-Stour, Stratford upon Avon, Lower Quinton, Welford-upon-Avon, Ilmington and finally at Lower Brailes.

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Bampton's Home Guard & letter from Trish Cassidy nee Hiron January 2013

  • BCA - 2017.521
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  • 1939-1945

In January 2013 Trish Cassidy wrote to Janet Rouse enclosing this scanned copy of a photograph of Bampton's Home Guard marching past The Talbot sometime during WWII and one of Rose Radband dressed as Britannia for a play. Her letter gives mo...

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Bampton's Horse fair, fun fair, host to a big tour of many Morris sides

  • BCA - 2017.753
  • Item
  • August 25th 1972

The date of August 25th 1972 is the date the newspaper article was published but Ethel Moss recalls “In the early part of the twentieth century, the fair in the Market Square was not the main attraction, it was the Horse Fair. A little before 6pm...

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Barbara Hunt nee Green's certificates for The Torchbearers & Junior Red Cross

  • BCA - 2017.887
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  • n/a

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around ...

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Barn Dance in St Mary's September 2003 with the Woodpeckers

  • BCA - 2017.601
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  • September 2003

The Bampton firemen used their strength to move the church pews to the side of the church leaving a large, square space for dancing. We held a harvest barn dance in St Mary's in September 2003 accompanied by the Woodpeckers

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Beeching axe falls on Witney's rail link

  • BCA - 2003.1235
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  • 2003

Beeching axe falls on the rail line between Oxford and Witney and the line on to Fairford.'Witney Gazette', January 20th 1972.

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Bell Cottage in Bell Lane for sal

  • BCA - 2017.557
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  • October 23rd 2013

Bell Cottage in Bell Lane is one of the oldest houses in Bampton. For several years it was used one day a week by a solicitor; I registered the birth of my second son there in 1974. The Village Hall used to be a pub called The Bell and the littl...

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Bellringers' outing February 28th 2009

  • BCA - 2017.878
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  • February 28th 2009

The Bampton and Clanfield bellringers try to have two outings a year where they ring in four to six different churches. On this outing they rang at Abingdon, Sutton Courtney, Drayton and Radley, with lunch at The Fish in Sutton Courtney.

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Bernard Rose Centenary Concert Program (5 pages to view)

  • BCA - 2016.19
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  • September 11th 2016

The program for the Bernard Rose Centenary Concert held in St Mary The Virgin, Bampton on September 11th 2016. Bernard would have been 100 years old in 2016.

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