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"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 ...

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"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!!...

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

  • BCA - 2017.299
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  • 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...

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'A Little History of The World' by 3 members of the Watermill Theatre

  • BCA - 2017.1297
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  • July 3rd 2015

'A Little History of The World.' A very funny play performed in the Village Hall on Friday July 3rd 2015 by three members of Watermill, the West Berkshire Playhouse on tour. A copy of the ticket to go and see the play is can be seen. ...

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'Bampton Has Talent' June 3rd 2012

  • BCA - 2017.961
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  • June 3rd 2012

As part of four days of celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II we had an evening asking the question "Has Bampton Got Talent?" and the answer was a resounding Yes. These photographs are of just a few of the people who ...

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'Capturing The Moment' by Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison March 2012

  • BCA - 2019.2105
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  • March 2012

In March 2012 husband and wife Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison exhibited some of their work under the title 'Capturing The Moment.' Watercolours painted outside in Venice, Lagraville in France, Seatoller Bridge in the Lake District, Mete...

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'Drawn To Light' watercolours by Ann Manly & Dennis Harrison 2002

  • BCA - 2019.2102
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  • November 2002

Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison, husband and wife were watercolour artists with a very similar style and love of painting outside, in several countries as well as the UK. This exhibition of their work in November 2002 had pictures created in Venice...

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'Grannys' sales catalogue, furniture, china, bric-a-brac 1952

  • BCA - 2019.1739
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  • March 20th & 21st 1952

"Grannys" was in the High Street in Witney. The sale was over two days, March 21st and 22nd 1952. It was attended by Mr & Mrs Hill and possibly their son Arthur as well. They wrote the selling price against some items, presumably ...

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'Images of Elsewhere' by Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison November 1998

  • BCA - 2019.2104
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  • November 1998

Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison, husband and wife were founder members of WOAA which later became West Ox Arts. They produced a huge number of beautiful watercolour paintings, nearly all painted outside in many parts of the UK and Europe. Nothing ...

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'Rocky' Ernest Hunt

  • BCA - 2018.1417
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  • 1980s

'Rocky', Ernest Hunt in the Elephant and Castle. Rocky was a much loved character in Bampton, always taking part in any event. He was known as Dicky to his family. When Ernie died, his birth certificate showed his real name was Ernest ...

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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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1908 Horse bus at Bampton Station, Payne & Son Agents

  • BCA - 2017.993
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  • 1908

This handsome carriage drawn by two horses belonged to Payne & Son Agents. The wording on the side of the carriage says Cartage and Removals. The name Payne can just be seen on the north side of Castle View in Bridge Street which is where th...

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1983 FFF&B Ploughing Match held at Weald Farm

  • BCA - 2019.1756
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  • 1983

FFF&B (Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins & Burford) Ploughing match in 1983 held at Weald Farm. As well as all types of ploughs and tractors there is always a horse ploughing competition.

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1986 British Legion Fete, two of the floats

  • BCA - 2019.1755
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  • 1986

Carnival Queen from Bampton C of E School for the British Legion fête, 1986, Bridge Street and another of the floats.

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1991 May Queen Julie Kelman, May Day fair, grand weigh-in & club dinner

  • BCA - 2019.1702
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  • 1991

People named in the pictures from the 1991 Pumpkin Club May Queen, Julie Kelman, and the grand weigh-in and club dinner are :-Alan & Gertie JordanAlice PeacockAmy MillsAnne JacksonArnold & Wyn WoodleyCharlotte KertonChris PratleyCraig Crip...

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21st birthday of the women's section British Legion football match v men

  • BCA - 2019.1992
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  • not yet known

21st birthday celebration of the women's section British Legion with a football match v men. Names include1. Jane Woodley2. Audrey Court3. Freda Bradley4. Betty Collett5. Joan Keyte6. Kath Walker78. Primrose Seacole9. Pat Curtis10. Sharon Fo...

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

  • BCA - 2017.248
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  • 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.

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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.

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

  • BCA - 2017.330
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  • 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 ...

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6 Artists exhibit together in September 2002

  • BCA - 2019.2033
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  • September 2002

6 artists came together to show a mix of styles, techniques and media to show the range of the standard and work being produced by the members of West Ox Arts. They wereJuliet Dyer - potterMaureen Wilsker - potterRosengard Gunnel - photographerS...

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A Bampton CE School Project called Bampton Through Time

  • BCA - 2018.1377
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  • early 2000s

The children achieved a wonderful result with their research and the topics covered include:- a typical village; a changing settlement; an iron age settlement; archaeological evidence; the legend of St Frideswide; Domesday book; the manor house; B...

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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...

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A History of The Bampton Mummers by Don Rouse 2009

  • BCA - 2017.758
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  • 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 brief history of the education at Weald Manor

  • BCA - 2019.1936
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  • eighteenth & nineteenth century

A brief history of Weald Manor• An Academy for young gentlemen is mentioned in 1790• Followed by John Beechey's Mansion House Academy in 1815 which moved into Weald Manor in the 1820s and closed in the late 1850s. In 1830 it was called a &#...

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A bus shelter created opposite Duttons in Bridge Street

  • BCA - 2019.1858
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  • 2003

This bus shelter was created about 2003. Only if the rain was blowing from behind did it give any shelter. Drivers are very inconsiderate blocking the bus stop for the buses. It was in use for only a few years when the route was changed and the...

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A collection of Old Time Bampton Places and a few People

  • BCA - 2018.1361
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  • C20th

In the 1970s Lloyd Hughes Owens collect together all the photographs he could find of old-time Bampton and a few of people. He put them together in an album along with explanatory text and you'll find the pictures and text here.

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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 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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A few of the properties for sale in 2018

  • BCA - 2019.1695
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  • 2018

These are just a few of the properties for sale in 2018. They do not include any of the 160 homes recently built by Cala Homes along New Road.

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A few old photographs and newspaper cutting about Bampton Manor

  • BCA - 2018.1473
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  • early C20th

BA9AED - Bampton Manor seen in 1946.BABFC4 – Bampton Manor seen in the 1940sBA7D58 - Fire place and panelling in Bampton Manor, 18th century.BA603D - The main entrance to Bampton Manor. Stained glass above the porch in the first floor. This is on ...

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A history of the Mummer's Play in Bampton 1948-2009

  • BCA - 2019.2041
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  • 1948 2009

Don Rouse took part in the Mummers nearly every year from 1948 until 2009. He has written this wonderful account of Mummering in Bampton

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A memoir of WOAA by Margaret Landray in 2013

  • BCA - 2019.2107
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  • 2012

In 2013, Margaret Landray who was a founder member of West Oxfordshire Arts Association, WOAA, which later became known as West Ox Arts, wrote her memoir of the Arts Association and this is her hand-written account. The association was the brainc...

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A selection of spring gardens around Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1576
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  • spring 2004

In the spring of 2004, Jo Lewington went around Bampton recording these lovely gardens.a534 St Mary’s Trailer Courta536 Brook Cottagea545 Brook Cottage, Brian Kew’s gardena549 Church Greena550 Egret seen on Mill Greena572 Sandford Cottagea574 Weal...

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A workshop for children at West Oxfordshire Arts gallery Nov 1996

  • BCA - 2019.1986
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  • November 1996

In November 1996 West Oxfordshire Arts held a workshop for children on the theme of Guy Fawkes called Sparklers, Rockets and Bangers.The centre's administrator Sally Proctor led the workshop along with Martin Bishop, Margaret Bishop and Clair...

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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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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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Accounts for The Swan Inn, Buckland Road, year ending March 31st 1951

  • BCA - 2019.1893
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  • 1951

Mr & Mrs Sollis owned and ran the Swan Inn, in Buckland Road. These are the accounts and a covering letter from their accountant, Thornton & Thornton in Witney and the accounts themselves for year ending March 31st 1951.You will gather fr...

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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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Ada Tanner, Albert & Florence, around 1915-16

  • BCA - 2017.1204
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  • 1915-1916

This postcard was lent to the Archive by John Broxholme, who is a descendant. John said "As you can see the picture is well worn, but at least it survived as long as it did in France. Remarkably the creases have managed to miss the faces! ...

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Advert and Parish Profile for new Vicar to come September 2018

  • BCA - 2018.1616
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  • spring 2018

Rev David Lloyd retired at the end of September 2017 and then an advert and Parish Profile was created. The first entry here is the advert and the remaining 19 pages are the Parish Profile which candidates would have been given. Rev Cannon Janic...

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Adverts in 'The Beam' 2010

  • BCA - 2019.1955
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  • 2010

These adverts are all taken from the November 2010 issue of The Beam.1. Trevor Gardner, General Carpentry, fitted kitchens & bedrooms, door fitting, new locks, painting & decorating.2. Bampton Fax Bureau. Call in and send a fax message, ...

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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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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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Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp by the W.I. Drama Group

  • BCA - 2019.1885
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  • c1962

The WI Drama group put on at least one excellent play or pantomime each year for several years under the guidance of Hilda Pickard. This is Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp. The cast was1. Lynne Rouse2. Carol Hampton3. Sandra Foster4. Sylvia Barne...

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Aladdin and The Wonderful Lamp by the WI Drama Group, March 1975

  • BCA - 2019.1667
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  • March 1975

The Bampton WI Drama Group put a play on once a year for many years under the directorship of Hilda Pickard. In this production, Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, some of the cast members wereCarol Court as AladdinEdna Amos as the Wicked UncleSally...

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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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Alex Wixey side dancing in Stow-on-The-Wold May 11th 1986

  • BCA - 2018.1328
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  • May 11th 1986

Some of these pictures were taken in Stow-on-The-Wold on May 11th 1986. I don't know where the ones taken by the white building, dancing on the flags are but if someone can tell me, I'll amend this entry.

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Alice Puttock and 4 generations of her family

  • BCA - 2018.1466
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  • 1943 and late C20th

Mrs Brookes wearing the cardigan, Alice Peacock her daughter, Olive is Alice's daughter and Mrs Brook's great grandson is Andrew McCabe. Mrs Brooks was the midwife and layer out! This picture was taken in 1965.Lance Sergeant Thomas Wil...

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Alice and James Gardner lived in Bourton Cottages 1906 to 1915

  • BCA - 2019.1809
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  • 1906 1915

Bob Gardner said"The family lived in the “Bourton Cottages” since they were re-built in 1906. He was married to Alice and died when he was in his mid fifties. He died in 1915 and was buried in the Bampton cemetery where we recently found hi...

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Amateur Radio Club on Lundy Island 1965

  • BCA - 2019.2165
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  • 1965

The pennant of the 3rd Squadron, 14th Signals Regiment, Bampton, flies over Lundy Island where the men from Bampton Signals camp have gone to operate an amateur radio station. 1965."It was a modified Marconi Diversity receiver using an RCA (R...

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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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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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Anglo-Saxon Bampton. Research paper 1988 by Dr John Blair

  • BCA - 2018.1523
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  • 1988

In 1988 Dr John Blair gave a series of talks in the Town Hall and this publication is from one of these talks. Anglo-Saxon Bampton. Research paper 1988 by Dr John Blair

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Ann Manly & Dennis Harrison, Capturing The Moment. March to April 2012

  • BCA - 2019.1980
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  • March 11th to April 1st 2012

This exhibition in the West Ox Arts Gallery, in the upstairs of the Town Hall ran from March 11th to April 1st 2012 and was titled 'Capturing The Moment.'In 1973 John Birkhead set up WOA and Ann became its first secretary. Originally WO...

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Ann Manly & husband Dennis Harrison exhibit 90 pictures 1988

  • BCA - 2019.1982
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  • October 15th to November 5th 1988

In October and November 1988 Ann Manly and her husband Dennis Harrison exhibited 90 of their recent paintings, half done on location in a very cold Venice.

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Ann Manly and husband Dennis Harrison exhibit in the Gallery November 2002

  • BCA - 2019.2035
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  • November 2002

Local artists, husband and wife Ann Manly and Dennis Harrison held an exhibition of their beautiful watercolours in November 2002 under the title 'Drawn to Light'They have been exhibiting in the gallery for more than 15 years and their w...

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Antique Shops in Bampton

  • BCA - 2018.1371
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  • 1952 1976

All but one of these pictures are of Mr & Mrs Hill's antique shop which was next door to the Horse Shoe Inn. It became Arthur Hill, their son's shop. There was also an antique shop in the Market Square between the garage and the WI...

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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...

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Arnold & Win Woodley at the Bampton Morris Men's Christmas Party in 1974

  • BCA - 2019.1737
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  • Christmas 1974

This shows Arnold and his wife Win Woodley at the Bampton Morris Men's Christmas Party in 1974, in the WI Hall. On the left behind is Angela Collett and the boy on the right is John Buckingham. People in the photographs are Win and Arnold W...

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Arnold Woodley with some of his Morris musicians

  • BCA - 2018.1313
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  • 1970 onwards

Arnold Woodley started a side again in 1970 and over the following years, several men played with and for him. These pictures show Brendan Cassidy, Frank Purslow and Andrew Bathe with Arnold.

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Arnold Woodley's men left his Morris team in 1974

  • BCA - 2017.1253
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  • 1974

Arnold Woodley dance Morris in Bampton all his life. He also played the fiddle and taught many people to dance. It was a sad day when Arnold and his men fell out when they went to London and danced at Cecil Sharp House. This is an account of th...

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Arnold Woodley's scrapbook of The Pumpkin Club

  • BCA - 2018.1537
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  • March 30th 1969 to 1997

This is Arnold Woodley's scrapbook that he created about The Pumpkin Club. If you download the pictures their captions will give you the details about the picture.

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Arnold Woodley's scrapbook of the Pumpkin Club

  • BCA - 2018.1455
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  • March 30th 1969 to Oct 24th 1997

Arnold Woodley started this scrapbook with newspaper cuttings which record its inception in March 1969. In 1979 he handed his scrapbook to Max Norman to continue adding items. In March 1969 The Pumpkin Club was formed. Meetings were held in The...

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